14 top platforms for data integration


14 top platforms for data integration The leaders in the data integration tool market are the front-runners in the capability to support a full range of delivery styles. They recognize the growing affinity between data and application integration.

War room to boardroom: The new era of cybersecurity


War room to boardroom: The new era of cybersecurity BY JACQUELINE RAMOS, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 01/30/18 01:10 PM EST 1 THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL Read full article at The Hill Facebook’s hire of its first ever head of cybersecurity policy is recognition that protecting…read more.

6 steps for negotiating winning AI deals


6 steps for negotiating winning AI deals While emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and the IoT introduce exciting growth opportunities, they also present challenges and additional layers of complexity when sourcing, negotiating and enabling these technologies.

Using SSAS Multidimensional As A Data Source For Power BI (Video)


Using SSAS Multidimensional As A Data Source For Power BI (Video) Some of the tips in this video include a few things I’ve been meaning to blog about for a while, including how important it is to set the ValueColumn property on your dimension attributes in SSAS MD.

How Blockchains Can Change the Way We Do Business in 2018


How Blockchains Can Change the Way We Do Business in 2018 Blockchain technology is transforming into a reliable and valuable force in the digital and business worlds. It has applications in almost every industry.

Strategies for CIOs who want the C-suite on their side


Strategies for CIOs who want the C-suite on their side Centralized procurement management is no longer a workable function in business. In the transition to more diversified procurement, CIOs and CFOs are grappling with ownership of their company’s overall technology expenditure.

B2B Chatbots are Poised for Explosive Growth


B2B Chatbots are Poised for Explosive Growth There are best practices for approaching chatbots and virtual assistants as organizations move to a scenario where tasks happen transparently behind natural language interfaces. This article explains some of the opportunities and pitfalls.

The 3 levels of social insights for digital marketing


The 3 levels of social insights for digital marketing Social media listening and monitoring mark the beginning of drilling beyond a superficial understanding of your target audience. You can gain even more value if you dig deeper into their identities on social media, and do this consistently to guide any digital campaign that you launch. In…read more.

The Strategic Chief Data Officer: Leveraging Data for Customer Value


The Strategic Chief Data Officer: Leveraging Data for Customer Value AT&T is inundated with data. Steve Stine, Chief Data Officer (CDO) at AT&T says that over 186 petabytes of data traverse AT&T’s network every day, and with operational data and customer data.”

5 Innovative Ways Small Companies Can Collect Big Data


5 Innovative Ways Small Companies Can Collect Big Data S mall businesses might feel like they’re in a boat without a paddle when trying to tackle the challenges of collecting and analyzing big data. Take a deep breath. You’re not being left behind by the Fortune 500s, even if their IT budget is bigger.

The “Digital Director” Dilemma


a Digital Director ( DD)? Ideally, this is a candidate with all the traits that make for a good director plus having strong knowledge of the current state of technology (i.e. cloud computing, social media impacts, etc) and risks (i.e., cyberattacks, cybercrime, intellectual property theft, etc.).  This is the new “Uber-Director” the one who will save the board from ignorance and irrelevancy.

Boardroom Fundamentals For A Digital Strategy


How does your organization manage feedback from the field? How courageous is your company when it comes to adjusting the strategy? Is there a plan B when your digital strategy is not working?  

Safeguarding your biggest cybersecurity target: Executives


Safeguarding your biggest cybersecurity target: Executives Senior executives are among the favorite targets of malicious hackers and other bad actors, in part because they are more likely to hold valuable information — or have a high level of access to such data.

How Content Marketing Can Save Your Digital Marketing Strategy


An increasingly larger opportunity for content marketers to play a true leadership role in that broader marketing strategy. Content marketing strategy can be the foundation for a nonexistent integrated digital marketing strategy. Having an understanding of that marketing strategy would be an important component.

Facebook Organic Reach Update for Pages and Instagram Live Sharing


Social Media Marketing Talk Show, we explore Facebook organic reach update for pages, Instagram Live sharing in Direct Messages, and Facebook shutting down their personal assistant “M” with Jeff Sieh, and other breaking social media marketing news of the week!

SEO trends and Google changes to expect in 2018


We’re already over a week into 2018, and the start of a new year is a great time to check in and see where we stand as an industry — and how things might change this year.

What’s big for big data for 2018


2018 will unleash a major disruption for the analytics and data management space. It will upend decades worth of accepted practices and introduce new winners and losers. At the center of the storm is the public cloud and the many implications it will have for big data.

Telemedicine Is Primed to Disrupt Healthcare


Much of the problem with the state of healthcare in the United States can be attributed to inefficiency. Unnecessary prescriptions, incorrect diagnoses and the like cause massive waste, increasing costs without supplying results. To make matters worse, the supply of medical professionals are unable to meeting the rising demand for care.

Big Data Meets Data Fabric and Multi-cloud


Two-thirds of all large enterprise IT organizations now see hybrid clouds—which are really multi-clouds—as their long-term IT future. – John Webster , Industry analyst focused on cloud, storage technologies and AI

Cloud and big data analytics


The ITWeb Cloud Summit is in its second year in the current format, and brings you more than ever before in experts, content, case studies, and relevant local insight.

Lack of cyber security skills could see key infrastructure hit


A SHORTAGE of expertise in cyber security could affect government plans to protect the country’s critical national infrastructure, including energy, health emergency services and defense, according to one of the industry’s leading experts.

Deploy Watson Conversation Chatbots to WordPress


If you’re reading this then you’ve most likely heard all the buzz around chatbots. In fact, you may have come up with a few scenarios where it would be really helpful for you to use one.

Cyber security and AI predictions 2018


There will continue to be a tremendous amount of ransomware moving forward as exploits emerge, as this is the vector these attacks rely on.

Netflix Phishing Scam Targeting Users


Thousands of Netflix customers have been targeted by a phishing attack, the scam is aiming to fool customers into handing over their credit card details.

Fintech Companies and Bank Charters: Options and Considerations for 2018


What once was old is new again. The fintech ecosystem that sprung up in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis has grown and matured. But fintechs have largely come to see banks as partners in providing innovative products and services, helping even to modernize banks’ internal systems.

How Fintech Is Targeting Millennials Using AI And Machine-Learning


Today’s technology provides a gateway for companies to do some pretty amazing things. As well, traditional banking and investment channels aren’t moving fast enough with the industry. They are falling too far behind and are losing their current user base.

Technology trends shaping up for 2018


Board Issues: Navigating near-term risks and opportunities while staying focused on long-term performance will be particularly challenging in 2018. Whether it’s digital disruption or cyber security, the business implications of environmental and social issues, or designing the right board for the company’s future.

Lack of boardroom consensus is holding back digital transformation


When ranking challenges for achieving digital transformation objectives decision makers surveyed were on average most concerned about their ability to integrate legacy technologies with cloud enabled applications. This was closely followed by uncertainty around the changing political climate and a lack of talent/skills available to drive projects.

Boardroom bickering blowing chances of digital transformation success


A survey of IT decision makers revealed the main concern around digital transformation success surrounds their ability to integrate legacy technologies with cloud-enabled applications. A close second place was uncertainty around the changing political climate and a lack of talent/skills available to drive projects.

How big data can drive smart customer service


Big data is now an integral part of all business domains, and the customer service industry is no exception. This is one area where the impacts are direct, measurable and clearly visible.

Artificial intelligence for the real world


We believe that every large company will be exploring cognitive technologies.  If you are thinking about it, this is a good article to help clarify what it might do and how to begin.