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Exclusive – how JAAS Systems built a manufacturing vertical on Acumatica’s cloud ERP platform
"Some pundits are skeptical about partners building cloud ERP verticals. JAAS Systems could care less - these days, they're the official manufacturing edition for Acumatica cloud ERP. Here's why JAAS bet on Acumatica, and cloud manufacturing."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  digital  skills  training  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service  manufacturing 
3 days ago by jonerp
How Edge Computing Will Deliver on the Promise of 5G
"That’s because it’s not meant for us. Like most technological advancements, industry will come first. The promise of 5G is in swarms of drones and fleets of autonomous vehicles. It’s in lightweight industrial wearables that process crucial information rapidly. It’s in robots. And, yes, it’s in the augmented reality game we’ve all been waiting for, “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.”

This promise of 5G will be most likely delivered on the edge, taking it from conference marketing to real-world feasibility. In fact, 4G can already deliver a 5G-like experience with edge computing."
That’s  because  it’s  not  meant  for  us.  Like  most  technological  advancements  industry  will  come  first.  The  promise  of  5G  is  in  swarms  drones  and  fleets  autonomous  vehicles.  lightweight  industrial  wearables  that  process  crucial  information  rapidly.  robots.  yes  augmented  reality  game  we’ve  all  been  waiting  “Harry  Potter:  Wizards  Unite.”  This  be  likely  delivered  on  edge  taking  it  from  conference  marketing  to  real-world  feasibility.  fact  4G  can  already  deliver  a  5G-like  experience  with  computing.edge  iot  events 
10 days ago by jonerp
Alexa, can you give me a daily enterprise tech Flash Briefing? “Not exactly, but you may like these podcasts.”
"Hey enterprise pros - like the idea of a personalized audio briefing? So do I. Alexa's Flash Briefings lack enterprise content, but there's still a nice mix of tech and business updates to be had. Here's some tips for getting started, and a look at my setup."
content  marketing  digital  skills  and  training  productivity  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
23 days ago by jonerp
A Deep Dive on the Recent Widespread DNS Hijacking Attacks
"The U.S. government — along with a number of leading security companies — recently warned about a series of highly complex and widespread attacks that allowed suspected Iranian hackers to siphon huge volumes of email passwords and other sensitive data from multiple governments and private companies. But to date, the specifics of exactly how that attack went down and who was hit have remained shrouded in secrecy.

This post seeks to document the extent of those attacks, and traces the origins of this overwhelmingly successful cyber espionage campaign back to a cascading series of breaches at key Internet infrastructure providers."
a  little  sunshine  data  breaches  the  coming  storm  apnic  bill  woodcock  cisco  talos  comodo  crowdstrike  dhs  dnspionage  dnssec  epp 
27 days ago by jonerp
Accessibility matters, but so does culture change – lessons from diginomica’s workplace diversity coverage
"My review of diginomica's workplace diversity coverage brings out issues in accessibility, design, and workplace culture change. Strides in applying tech like AI and ML to expand workplace opportunities is contrasted by persistent inequalities."
digital  skills  and  training  diversity  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service  user  experience  ux  application  design 
4 weeks ago by jonerp
Google and IBM still trying desperately to move cloud market-share needle | TechCrunch
While becoming cross-platform compatible isn’t exactly a radical notion in general, it most certainly is for a company like IBM, which if it had its druthers and a bit more market share, would probably have been content to maintain the status quo. But if the majority of your customers are pursuing a multi-cloud strategy, it might be a good idea for you to jump on the bandwagon — and that’s precisely what IBM has done by opening up access to Watson across clouds in this fashion.
"While  becoming  cross-platform  compatible  isn’t  exactly  a  radical  notion  in  general  it  most  certainly  is  for  company  like  IBM  which  if  had  its  druthers  and  bit  more  market  share  would  probably  have  been  content  to  maintain  the  status  quo.  But  majority  of  your  customers  are  pursuing  multi-cloud  strategy  might  be  good  idea  you  jump  on  bandwagon    that’s  precisely  what  has  done  by  opening  up  access  Watson  across  clouds  this  fashion. 
4 weeks ago by jonerp
Everyone wants more of the digital pie, but what will it take to provide a bigger slice for all?
"Let's take the skills shortage as read; so what are we going to do about it? Some answers - and some more questions."
digital  skills  and  training  future  of  work  regulation  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
7 weeks ago by jonerp
Hire for skills, not degrees – a new paradigm to tackle disenfranchisement in the digital economy
"The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting takes its agenda into the area of skilling up the workforce in a digital economy."
digital  skills  and  training  future  of  work  hcm  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
7 weeks ago by jonerp
2019 productivity gut check – don’t let metrics squeeze your value
"We've pushed away from the holiday table and we're dialing into our 2019 kick off calls in 3, 2, 1. But before the inbox exacts its revenge, here's a different take on productivity."
collaboration  sharing  and  digital  productivity  skills  training  social  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
10 weeks ago by jonerp
What the Marriott Breach Says About Security
"For companies, this principle means accepting the notion that it is no longer possible to keep the bad guys out of your networks entirely. This doesn’t mean abandoning all tenets of traditional defense, such as quickly applying software patches and using technologies to block or at least detect malware infections."
a  little  sunshine  data  breaches  security  tools 
december 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Oracle OpenWorld blowout coverage as event season hits its final push
"In the latest “Jon feels the road burn” version of hits and misses, he picks the highlights from the week’s biggest shows, the best of the enterprise web, and, as always – your weekly whiffs."
hits  and  misses  professional  services  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel  new  it  as  a  service 
october 2018 by jonerp
Supply Chain Security is the Whole Enchilada, But Who’s Willing to Pay for It?
"In a nutshell, the Bloomberg story claims that San Jose, Calif. based tech giant Supermicro was somehow caught up in a plan to quietly insert a rice-sized computer chip on the circuit boards that get put into a variety of servers and electronic components purchased by major vendors, allegedly including Amazon and Apple. The chips were alleged to have spied on users of the devices and sent unspecified data back to the Chinese military."
a  little  sunshine  latest  warnings 
october 2018 by jonerp
When Security Researchers Pose as Cybercrooks, Who Can Tell the Difference?
"Last week, I was on a train from New York to Washington, D.C. when I received a phone call from Vinny Troia, a security researcher who runs a startup in Missouri called NightLion Security. Troia had discovered that All American Entertainment, a speaker bureau which represents a number of celebrities who also can be hired to do public speaking, had exposed thousands of speaking contracts via an unsecured Amazon cloud instance."
a  little  sunshine  data  breaches  ne'er-do-well  news  the  coming  storm  all  american  entertainment  angellist  apollo  arnie  exactis  facebook  kickass  linkedin 
october 2018 by jonerp
Voice Phishing Scams Are Getting More Clever
"Most of us have been trained to be wary of clicking on links and attachments that arrive in emails unexpected, but it’s easy to forget scam artists are constantly dreaming up innovations that put a new shine on old-fashioned telephone-based phishing scams. Think you’re too smart to fall for one? Think again: Even technology experts are getting taken in by some of the more recent schemes (or very nearly)."
a  little  sunshine  latest  warnings  the  coming  storm  cabel  sasser  caller  id  spoofing  matt  haughey  metafilter  panic  inc.  phone  phishing  slack  vishing 
october 2018 by jonerp
Facebook Security Bug Affects 90M Users
"Facebook said it was removing the insecure “View As” feature, and resetting the access tokens of 50 million accounts that the company said it knows were affected, as well as the tokens for another 40 million users that may have been impacted over the past year."
a  little  sunshine  data  breaches  90  million  facebook  breach  view-as  bug 
september 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – recruiting tech needs a fix, vendor contract negotiations need transparency
"This week - why recruiting tech stinks, and how to fix it. Plus: contract negotiations pitfalls, and why product management is broken. Your whiffs include AI security preening and Google being Google."
hcm  and  the  digital  future  of  work  hits  misses  professional  services  talent  management  new  it  as  a  service 
september 2018 by jonerp
How WhatsApp Destroyed A Village
"The Indian government, however, had been hoping for more: It had asked for WhatsApp to develop tools to help trace the origin of messages, ostensibly to help authorities hunt down the creators of the fake videos.

Carl Woog, a spokesperson for WhatsApp, provided the following statement to BuzzFeed News: “We believe that building ‘traceability’ into WhatsApp would undermine end-to-end encryption and the private nature of WhatsApp creating the potential for serious misuse. As we go forward, WhatsApp remains committed to working with others in society on the challenge of misinformation though we will not weaken the privacy protections we provide.”
"The  Indian  government  however  had  been  hoping  for  more:  It  asked  WhatsApp  to  develop  tools  help  trace  the  origin  of  messages  ostensibly  authorities  hunt  down  creators  fake  videos.  Carl  Woog  a  spokesperson  provided  following  statement  BuzzFeed  News:  “We  believe  that  building  ‘traceability’  into  would  undermine  end-to-end  encryption  and  private  nature  creating  potential  serious  misuse.  As  we  go  forward  remains  committed  working  with  others  in  society  on  challenge  misinformation  though  will  not  weaken  privacy  protections  provide.” 
september 2018 by jonerp
B2B Buyers are changing; we are all publishers now – answering the top audience questions
"Recently I put my content strategy for the B2B buyer to the live test. The audience had some terrific questions. Here's a rundown of the event and the top questions asked - with links to audio."
content  marketing  digital  and  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
august 2018 by jonerp
IBM’s 2018 Data Breach Study Shows Why We’re In A Zero Trust World Now
"The report is a quick read and the data provided is fascinating. One can’t help but reflect on how legacy security technologies designed to protect digital businesses decades ago isn’t keeping up with the scale, speed and sophistication of today’s breach attempts. The most common threat surface attacked is compromised privileged credential access. 81% of all breaches exploit identity according to an excellent study from Centrify and Dow Jones Customer Intelligence, CEO Disconnect is Weakening Cybersecurity (31 pp, PDF, opt-in)."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  trends  &  concepts  centrify  cybersecurity  enterprise  security  ibm  2018  cost  of  a  data  breach  study  louis  columbus  next-gen  access 
august 2018 by jonerp
Oracle’s database service offerings could be its last best hope for cloud success
"Salesforce exec Keith Block (who was promoted to Co-CEO just yesterday), worked at Oracle for 20 years before joining Salesforce in 2013. In an interview with TechCrunch in 2016, when asked specifically about the differences between Oracle and Salesforce, he contrasted the two company’s approaches and the challenges a company like Oracle, born and raised in the open prem world, faces as it shifts to the cloud. It takes more than a change in platform, he said."
cloud  enterprise  tc  database  as  a  service  databases  larry  ellison  oracle 
august 2018 by jonerp
Cloud ERP is a non-starter without the right partners – inside FinancialForce’s partner strategy
"I often judge a software vendor by the health of its partner community. At Community Live, FinancialForce gave us the context behind a slew of partner announcements. Here's what they've accomplished since last year - and the challenges ahead."
hcm  and  the  digital  future  of  work  professional  services  new  it  as  a  service 
july 2018 by jonerp
Human Resources Firm ComplyRight Breached
"Cloud-based human resources company ComplyRight said this week that a security breach of its Web site may have jeopardized sensitive consumer information -- including names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and Social Security numbers -- from tax forms submitted by the company's thousands of clients on behalf of employees."
a  little  sunshine  data  breaches  tax  refund  fraud  complyright  breach  efile4biz.com  equifax  experian  ip  pin  security  freeze 
july 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – IT dies and is resurrected, while personalization tries to scale
"This week - a worthy debate about the death and rebirth of IT stems back to Nicholas Carr. Also: the problem of personalization at scale and the Dante's Inferno of ERP. Your whiffs include a brazen GDPR violation and the absurd cure to AI's problems."
crm  and  customer  experience  frictionless  enterprise  hits  misses  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
july 2018 by jonerp
How to squander an enterprise media relations day
"Once or twice a year, enterprise media are gather at your user event, eager to write about truly inspiring stories and unexpected news. What could go wrong? A lot, actually. Here's 13 ways to botch it up, presented as satire with snark on the house."
collaboration  sharing  and  digital  productivity  content  marketing  social  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
july 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – fighting through digital nightmares; IT does matter after all
"This week - fighting through digital nightmares, and overcoming bad legacy projects. Plus: turns out IT matters after all - but was Nicholas Carr wrong? DevOps is about culture, and Salesforce gets a cloudy report card. Whiffs run from silly to serious."
digital  skills  and  training  transformation  -  frictionless  enterprise  hits  misses  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
july 2018 by jonerp
FinancialForce Community Live in review – talking servitization, pros/cons of Salesforce platform and more
"FinancialForce Community Live raised great questions on servitization, platform and go-to-market for us to hash out. After the show, I sat down with Brian Sommer and dissected what we learned. Here is the embedded podcast, along with show notes organized by topic."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service  event  reports 
july 2018 by jonerp
McKinsey – the digital skills gap will get worse as cognitive automation intensifies
"The IT skills shortage is a topic notorious for the inflation of hot air. But there is plenty to digest in a new McKinsey report on the impact of automation. The data prompts a digital skills wake up call - but are we up to the task?"
digital  skills  and  training  transformation  -  frictionless  enterprise  hcm  the  future  of  work  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
july 2018 by jonerp
FinancialForce Leverages the Power of the Salesforce Platform
"Beyond the Lightning Experience, the Salesforce Platformmakes it possible to quickly and easily deliver microservices in any development language, including Ruby, Java, JavaScript, C++, Python, and Node.js. The result is a “Lego-like” component that can be easily plugged into FinancialForce as an extension without mucking around in the source code of the application, extending the functionality with minimal disruption."
uncategorized  cindy  jutras  cloud  erp  financial  accounting  software  financialforce  mint  platform  as  a  service  psa  saas 
june 2018 by jonerp
Supreme Court: Police Need Warrant for Mobile Location Data
"The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the government needs to obtain a court-ordered warrant to gather location data on mobile device users. The decision is a major development for privacy rights, but experts say it may have limited bearing on the selling of real-time customer location data by the wireless carriers to third-party companies."
a  little  sunshine  the  coming  storm  3cinteractive  4th  amendment  amy  howe  at&t  carpenter  v.  united  states  electronic  frontier  foundation  jennifer  lynch  locationsmart  scotusblog.com  securus  technologies 
june 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Buyers are changing, Workday is buying, and the Microsoft – Github debate continues
"This week - Another no-vacation-for-you surprise as Workday buys Adaptive Insights. The B2B buyer is changing faster than sales can keep up, and Microsoft's Github acquisition provokes debate - and a big whiff."
content  marketing  hits  and  misses  open  source  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
june 2018 by jonerp
More fun with email filters, from GDPR sanity to smarter enterprise news alerts
"It's Friday and enterprise minds are wandering. How about some fun with GDPR spam and PR embargo absurdity, and how to keep it from your inbox? Plus: illustrated tips on personalizing enterprise news alerts and social link notifications."
content  marketing  digital  skills  and  training  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
june 2018 by jonerp
The digital skills imperative – RPA and services leaders weigh in
"Without the right talent, digital transformation is a non-starter. But you can't approach digital skills like a checkmark in a box. To unravel that riddle, here's the views of top services and RPA leaders from a spring HfS event."
digital  skills  and  training  transformation  -  frictionless  enterprise  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
may 2018 by jonerp
Knowledge18 – ServiceNow is no longer an ITSM platform, it’s an experience platform
"It has been an interesting couple of days at its Knowledge18 in Las Vegas. Here’s a dive into why ServiceNow is hitting the right notes in the enterprise."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  devops  nosql  the  open  source  stack  it  service  management  new  professional  as  a 
may 2018 by jonerp
Monday’s Musings: Seven Common Failures Plague Board Room Strategy In Digital Transformation
"Laggard market perception cascades failure and customer disillusionment. Declining brands and organizations in laggard industries stripped of brand equity enter an era of negative market perception. Instead of redefining the mission and purpose with new business models, orgs often take a short cut of branding without substance. Seen as devoid of innovation with a commoditized non-differentiated offering, every stakeholder from employee, customer, partner, supplier, and investor lowers expectations of success. The result – leaders who focus on short term gain, declining employee morale, lack of interest by investors, and lower quality from suppliers. Partners lose interest in creating co-innovation and co-creation ecosystems with laggards. Customers no longer find an affinity for a brand that has sold its soul and will not pay for premium pricing when they no longer see value."
"Laggard  market  perception  cascades  failure  and  customer  disillusionment.  Declining  brands  organizations  in  laggard  industries  stripped  of  brand  equity  enter  an  era  negative  perception.  Instead  redefining  the  mission  purpose  with  new  business  models  orgs  often  take  a  short  cut  branding  without  substance.  Seen  as  devoid  innovation  commoditized  non-differentiated  offering  every  stakeholder  from  employee  partner  supplier  investor  lowers  expectations  success.  result    leaders  who  focus  on  term  gain  morale  lack  interest  by  investors  lower  quality  suppliers.  Partners  lose  creating  co-innovation  co-creation  ecosystems  laggards.  Customers  no  longer  find  affinity  for  that  has  sold  its  soul  will  not  pay  premium  pricing  when  they  see  value.2018  apps  strategy  best  practices  board  room  boardroom  priorities  promises  transformation  c-suite  cdo  ceo 
may 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – retail searches for metrics, cloud BI pushes towards adoption
"Every time I talk to someone about the viability of blockchain, I get challenged to show a real project beyond the obvious bitcoin use case. IBM has been working to build large enterprise projects blockchain and today they offered an irrefutable example that they have dubbed TrustChain, a blockchain that proves the provenance of jewelry by following the supply chain from mine to store."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  hits  misses  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
april 2018 by jonerp
How Dell EMC is changing sales culture and results with data, Domo-style
"Getting salespeople to use a new tool is one of the biggest challenges in enterprise software. But Dell EMC's Matthew Coblentz had a plan. Here's how his team is using Domo to change how sales is done - with noteworthy results."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  new  professional  it  as  a  service  use  cases 
april 2018 by jonerp
Robotic process automation practitioners share sixteen hard-won lessons
"The robotic process automation experts at HfS FORA New York City had field lessons galore, and were eager to share. Here's my compilation of the most important RPA project tips and benefits I heard."
digital  skills  and  training  transformation  -  frictionless  enterprise  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
march 2018 by jonerp
4 ways to thrive in the robotic age without losing your humanity – an HfS FORA keynote review
"One of the most memorable keynotes of the year came via Tim Leberecht at HfS FORA New York City, which contrasted the robotic age against the need for business romantics. Here's why Leberecht's keynote mattered - and my critique."
digital  skills  and  training  future  of  work  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
march 2018 by jonerp
Accenture on why “citizen AI” will fail without rigorous testing for algorithmic bias - by @jonerp
"Accenture sees a bold new age of "citizen AI" ahead. But there's a warning attached: we better get testing right. Here's what Accenture told me about their efforts to root out data and algorithmic bias."
devops  nosql  and  the  open  source  stack  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
march 2018 by jonerp
“Don’t do an ML science experiment” – Mike Salvino on machine learning misconceptions, and what to do about them - by @jonerp #HfSFORA
"Machine learning misconceptions can sink an AI project. That was Mike Salvino's message to the service industry pros at HfS FORA New York City. Here's his ML pitfalls - and how to avoid them."
digital  skills  and  training  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
march 2018 by jonerp
How to screw up a vendor analyst day – in 12 simple steps - by @jonerp
"It's Friday, it's raining sludge, and I'm a wee bit cranky. What better topic than how to screw up a vendor analyst day? It's all in satirical fun, but the events here are pulled from real-life. Repeat at your own risk."
digital  skills  and  training  professional  services  the  new  it  as  a  service 
march 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – cyberwarfare gets a wake up call and automation forces a skills review - by @jonerp
"This week: why cyberwarfare needs a truce, and an automation career session from someone who gets it. Plus: AI-driven "coaching networks" and five emerging trends. The whiffs are plentiful - are you ready to get cognified?"
governing  identity  privacy  and  security  hits  misses  iot  robotics  ai  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
march 2018 by jonerp
Close the digital skills gap and gain the talent edge – lessons from diginomica’s diversity coverage - by @jonerp
"It's easy for workplace diversity to become a useless, feel good cliché. But there are field lessons and data that should be reckoned with. Here's my review of diginomica's recent diversity coverage."
digital  skills  and  training  diversity  hcm  the  future  of  work  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
february 2018 by jonerp
Intel’s latest chip is designed for computing at the edge - by @ron_miller
"As we develop increasingly sophisticated technologies like self-driving cars and industrial internet of things sensors, it’s going to require that we move computing to the edge. Essentially this means that instead of sending data to the cloud for processing, it needs to be done right on the device itself because even a little bit of latency is too much."
cloud  enterprise  hardware  tc  intel  edge  computing  system  on  a  chip 
february 2018 by jonerp
Media Disruption: HubPages Sold To Maven - 'No Future For Mom-and-Pop Publishers' - by @tomforemski
"Google is very suspicious of anything that increases a sites search rank. It suspects some possible spammy search engine optimization tricks might be at work so it will flag the web site and cause its search rank to fluctuate wildly so as to prevent testing the possible SEO actions. Then it will schedule a manual check of the web site to see if it is legit."
a  top  story  mediawatch 
january 2018 by jonerp
Researchers Found Two Major Security Flaws In Processors That Affect Most Of The World's Computers
"In a blog post responding to the research, Intel said the flaws described had "the potential to improperly gather sensitive data from computing devices that are operating as designed," but that the company "believes these exploits do not have the potential to corrupt, modify or delete data."
In  a  blog  post  responding  to  the  research  Intel  said  flaws  described  had  "the  potential  improperly  gather  sensitive  data  from  computing  devices  that  are  operating  as  designed  "  but  company  "believes  these  exploits  do  not  have  corrupt  modify  or  delete  data." 
january 2018 by jonerp
diginomica 2017 – the year according to Dennis - by @dahowlett
"2017 is almost at an end; 2018 is around the corner. In the second of our annual reviews of the highlights of the year, Dennis Howlett offers his personal picks of the best of diginomica 2017. Customer stories feature heavily."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  crm  customer  experience  digital  enterprise  in  the  real  world  transformation  frictionless  governing  identity  privacy  security  hcm  future  of  work  iot  robotics  ai  retail  e-commerce  omni-channel  new  professional  it  as  a  service  ux  application  design  blockchain 
december 2017 by jonerp
Study: No Shortcuts From SEO — Old Web Dominates Google Search - by @tomforemski
"The Ahrefs study, however appears to show that businesses are wasting money pursuing SEO as a quick short-cut to attaining first page ranking. Ahrefs discovered that it takes two to three years to attain number one ranking on a keyword. Trust is a relationship that needs to be consistent over time in order to build. There is no shortcut through SEO and it's risky business, IMHO."
a  top  story  every  company  is  media  searchwatch  seo 
december 2017 by jonerp
Media Disruption: Is the Race To The Bottom Bottoming Out? - by @tomforemski
"The darlings of the new media sector such as Buzzfeed, Gawker, and Mashable attained massive amounts of traffic yet even they were unable to run fast enough to stem the race to the bottom on declining advertising revenues.

Google is also racing to the bottom. Every quarter it reports less money per click than the same period in the prior year. In it's most recent quarter it reported 18% less -- a larger than expected decline. But it beat Wall Street estimates because it found more places to show more ads."
a  top  story  every  company  is  media  valley  mediawatch 
november 2017 by jonerp
ServiceNow CMO – ‘We aren’t a cloud system of record, we’re a cloud system of action’ - by @derek_dupreez
"Cloud vendor ServiceNow has historically struggled to define itself in a market where HR, CRM and ERP rule - but that’s changing."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  crm  customer  experience  it  service  management  the  new  professional  as  a 
november 2017 by jonerp
Facebook Fake News Problem: It's A Media Company - by @tomforemski
"Facebook (and Google) is finding it harder and harder to avoid being seen as a media company. I’ve called Facebook, Google, Yahoo and many others — high-tech enabled media companies for more than a decade. I’m glad others are seeing that: publishing pages of content with advertising around it is a media company."
a  top  story  every  company  is  media  valley  mediawatch 
november 2017 by jonerp
AI and automation – the real political cost
"Chris Middleton welcomes a new report revealing how each political constituency in the UK will be hit by AI, assessing the impact on jobs."
"Chris  Middleton  welcomes  a  new  report  revealing  how  each  political  constituency  in  the  UK  will  be  hit  by  AI  assessing  impact  on  jobs.  central  digital  government  and  public  services  iot  robotics  machine  intelligence 
october 2017 by jonerp
PR is changing fast – and the authors of Startupland would know - by @jonerp
"I have bones of contention with PR. Two PR pros just wrote a book on PR called Startupland. What could go wrong? Check our debate on press releases, content, and tech differentiation."
content  marketing  digital  and  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
august 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – automating deep learning and handling software audits - by @jonerp
"This week: why automating deep learning matters, and how to hedge against software audits. Plus: the omni-channel blues. Your whiffs include the most unflattering tech headlines of the week."
hits  and  misses  iot  robotics  ai  machine  intelligence  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
august 2017 by jonerp
The Future Will Be Voice Operated Only When Digital Assistants Learn To Use Apps - by @tomforemski
"Is my digital assistant listening and working for me and my best interests? Or is it listening-in to sell data about me and to sell me out in whatever way it can?

For the user it makes sense to shun the walled gardens and have an independent digital assistant that is not tied to Google or Amazon or whichever set of services and capabilities each one provides."
a  top  story  futurewatch 
august 2017 by jonerp
How Allstate Unleashes Developer Creativity Globally
"When Allstate began embracing lean and agile ways of developing new customer experiences with cloud applications, unsurprisingly, the approach it took was unique. Rather than starting in one location and rolling out its new modus operandi location by location, it leveraged its global presence to devise new methods of keeping disparate teams in sync, collaborating, and participating in the company’s transformation together."
contributed  culture  top  stories  agile  transformation  allstate  cloud  foundry  compozed  labs  platform  as  a  service 
july 2017 by jonerp
Computer Economics data shows IT spending optimism amidst tight budgets and disruptive tech - by @jonerp
"Computer Economics just issued a somewhat upbeat report on IT spending. However, I see some storm clouds, so I dug into the findings with Computer Economics' Frank Scavo."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  digital  skills  training  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
july 2017 by jonerp
Content curation is about moving from noise to context - by @jonerp
"Content curation is a lot more than just hitting the retweet button. Here's some answers to questions I've gotten about the value of curation, and some companies doing it right - or not."
content  marketing  digital  and  skills  training  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
june 2017 by jonerp
Oracle’s Cloud Journey… Accelerated - by @erp_cindyjutras
"However, in order to meet its goal of being the first to reach $10 billion in cloud revenue, it will have to continue its momentum of adding new customers, but will likely need a good portion of that revenue to come from transitioning its own on-premise installed base to the cloud. Before that happens, those customers will need to see the value of the move and be confident that Oracle is the best choice to get them there."
erp  cloud  daas  iaas  larry  ellison  mark  hurd  mint  jutras  netsuite  oracle  paas  saas  software  as  a  service 
may 2017 by jonerp
ServiceNow CEO hits his 49th day in the job and speaks about digital’s dirty secret - by @derek_dupreez
"CEO John Donahoe took to the stage at the company’s annual Knowledge event in Orlando this week to discuss plans for the future of ServiceNow."
digital  transformation  -  frictionless  enterprise  it  service  management  the  new  professional  and  as  a 
may 2017 by jonerp
Staying ahead of the robots – how should we approach skills development? - by @jonerp
"It's been two years since I addressed the challenge robotic automation poses to skills development. Plenty has happened since. Recent blog posts show that utopians and alarmists have more in common than they think. Here's some recent posts of note - and how my own thinking has changed."
digital  skills  and  training  machine  intelligence  ai  robotics  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
april 2017 by jonerp
Business Intelligence And Analytics In The Cloud, 2017 - by @louiscolumbus
"Public cloud is the most preferred deployment platform for cloud BI and analytics, and the larger the organization toe more likely they are using private clouds. 46% of organizations selected public cloud platforms as their preferred infrastructure for supporting their BI, analytics, and data management initiatives in 2016. 30% are relying on a hybrid cloud platform and 24%, private clouds. With public cloud platforms becoming more commonplace in BI and analytics deployments, the need for greater PaaS- and IaaS-level orchestration becomes a priority."
featured  posts  technology  software  analytics  business  intelligence  cloud  computing  startups  erp  louis  columbus'  blog  as  a  service 
march 2017 by jonerp
Evaluating tech skills needs for 2017 – analytics, security, and soft skills rule the day - by @jonerp
"Tech skills data is full of false promises and over-hyped salaries. But if you dig, you'll find important clues to emerging skills - and where enterprise projects are headed. Here's my opinionated review of 2017 tech skills projections."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  digital  skills  training  future  of  work  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service  user  experience 
march 2017 by jonerp
2017 Is Quickly Becoming The Year Of The API Economy - by @louiscolumbus
" Individual persona needs must drive API development, and this encompasses the device(s) they use, apps they regularly work with and the workflows across all apps on a platform. When an app or platform provider has anticipated the persona needs and charted customer journeys, it shows in the APIs created. The APIs reflect customer preferences much more clearly and are more efficient in delivering great apps as a result. Providing an API code base that has these features accelerates new app development and opens entirely new channels for selling."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  enosix  integration  salesforce  sap  ensosix  louis  columbus'  blog  as  a  service 
march 2017 by jonerp
Agile development surprises – growth modest, but large enterprises buy in - by @jonerp
"Yeah, I'm an agile development fanboy. That's why I need data to keep my idealism in check. Computer Economics' new survey on agile development challenged my thinking. Insights behind the report bring clarity to agile's relevance - and explain why barriers to adoption persist."
digital  skills  and  training  frictionless  enterprise  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
february 2017 by jonerp
WTF is cloud computing? - by @ron_miller
"After more than a decade of being in the popular tech lexicon, people kind of get the idea of “the cloud,” but most probably only understand a bit of it. That’s because the cloud isn’t a single concrete thing so much as a concept that encompasses many technologies. Understanding those pieces and how they intertwine is the secret to fully grasping the ideas behind it."
cloud  tc  software  as  a  service  infrastructure  platform-as-a-service  wtf  is 
february 2017 by jonerp
How NRF 2017 changed my thinking on retail trends – a semi-visual tour - by @jonerp
"I headed to the NRF retail extravaganza with burning questions about how retailers succeed in Amazon's shadow. Thanks to a slew of meetings and demos with startups, analysts, and assorted industry players, I got some answers. Here's a five point roundup, complete with graphics and videos."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  crm  customer  experience  e-commerce  retail  the  omni-channel  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
february 2017 by jonerp
The Crunchies: Staged Diversity And Chelsea Peretti's App Ideas... - by @tomforemski
"But the staged diversity of the Crunchies is far removed from actual reality. The audience looks nothing like them. Startup teams continue to be predominately: male, white/Asian; from privileged backgrounds.

The Crunchies are trying to change things and it takes time. Soon the startups will get a clue: if you want to be nominated to win a Crunchie you'd better show significant diversity in your teams."
a  top  story  culturewatch  startups  women  in  tech 
february 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise blockchain update – Acronis Notary goes live, Hyperledger gains enthusiasts - by @jonerp
"The Acumatica Summit provided the first - but likely not the last - blockchain keynote demo of the year. This one had some legs, with live product from Acronis. I spoke to the Acronis team afterwards, and shot a quick video. My chat with two Hyperledger enthusiasts adds more on why 2017 is a big year for blockchain. Not for hype, but for proving use cases at scale."
digital  skills  and  training  internet  of  things  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service  blockchain 
february 2017 by jonerp
MIT’s Food Computers Set the Stage for Open Source Agriculture
"There are some indications of this shift: the appearance of urban rooftop farms, an explosion of interest in automated hydroponic systems. The problem with all these systems is that their platforms are proprietary, and the lack of a common platform between them means these won’t necessarily scale up."
"Most  of  us  probably  don’t  think  too  much  about  the  foodstuffs  we  buy  in  supermarket.  But  behind  scenes  today’s  food  production  system  relies  on  a  centralized  industrial-scale  supply  chain  that’s  still  dependent  upon  soil-based  agriculture  for  majority  our  crops.Most  crops.culture  science  technology  top  stories  big  data  computer  computing  machine  learning  massachusetts  institute  open  source 
january 2017 by jonerp
Bootstrapping your big data training – how I grade The Great Courses’ big data analytics course
"To polish my analytics chops, I took a 24 class analytics course online. Here's my review of The Great Courses' Big Data Analytics offering - as well as some big data misconceptions highlighted by the instructor. Short version: this course works well for certain skill levels, but not others."
analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  digital  skills  training  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
january 2017 by jonerp
The Rise Of Fake News Amidst The Fall Of News Media - by @tomforemski
"Googols of top neurons connecting over the Internet and we still haven't figured out a way to collect the true monetary value of professional news media so that it can be reinvested in producing more high quality media.

Since 2005, after leaving the Financial Times, I've warned that if we can't find a way to pay for professional media then society will pay for it in many unpleasant ways such as a rise of misinformation from special interest groups."
a  top  story  every  company  is  media  imho  -  book  mediawatch 
january 2017 by jonerp
Cloud ERP adoption – @EricKimberling reveals surprising data and misconceptions - by @jonerp
"Eric Kimberling of Panoroma Consulting has some interesting views - and data - on cloud ERP adoption. But when we got into a back-and-forth about cloud ERP versus SaaS, it led us to the age-old ERP issue of over-customization. How do you advise clients determined to head down a problematic path?"
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  platforms  -  infrastructure  architecture  professional  services  the  new  it  as  a  service 
january 2017 by jonerp
Debating hot tech skills for 2016 – will AI, low code and big data justify the hype? - by @jonerp
"Yes - I took the cheese again. Experts Exchange dangled some hot tech skills predictions for 2017 in front of me. I couldn't resist some back-and-forth. We got into AI. machine learning, big data, security, and... low code?"
digital  skills  and  training  future  of  work  iot  robotics  ai  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
january 2017 by jonerp
IT spending and staffing in 2017 – Computer Economics on the CIO’s cloud predicament - by @jonerp
"I'm always on the lookout for fresh data that shows how CIOs are faring amidst the dual pressures of efficiency and transformation. Enter Computer Economics’ IT Spending and Staffing Outlook for 2017. The results are a tricky mix of pros and cons. Frank Scavo of Computer Economics addresses my burning questions."
cloud  platforms  -  infrastructure  and  architecture  digital  transformation  frictionless  enterprise  outsourcing  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
december 2016 by jonerp
Deloitte’s CIO report – culture and talent present a digital obstacle - by @jonerp
"The UK version of Deloitte's CIO survey is a revealing look at CIOs in transition - and the talent issues holding them back. Here's my critical review."
digital  skills  and  training  transformation  -  frictionless  enterprise  future  of  work  hcm  the  talent  management  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
december 2016 by jonerp
Talking project failure and ERP vendor rankings with @erickimberling - by @jonerp
"I have a beef with vendor rankings and quadrants. Panorama Consulting just issued their top ten ERP vendor rankings. Sound like a great basis for a spicy conversation. Here's the results of the survey, along with Eric Kimberling's response to my critiques. We also dig into ERP project failures research to get some facts straight."
cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  digital  skills  training  the  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
december 2016 by jonerp
Digital skills amidst bots and services – a diginomica best-of - by @jonerp
"At diginomica, we like to grapple with digital skills and services industry disruptions. We often find ourselves in the middle of debates over the gig economy or work futures. Here's my hand-picked best-of from our coverage of "The new professional and IT as a service."
digital  skills  and  training  diversity  future  of  work  hcm  the  robotics  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
november 2016 by jonerp
Facebook is a tech-enabled media company - by @tomforemski
"The difference is in responsibility:

- Media companies are legally responsible for the nature of the content that they publish.

- Facebook has no legal responsibility for the content it publishes because it is a technology platform - it doesn't create the content.

However, Facebook does choose what to put into people's news feeds and it deletes content that violates the editorial policy of its terms of service. Some of this is done by automated tools but a lot of it is done by people."
a  top  story  media  valley  silicon 
november 2016 by jonerp
Glassdoor Study: Big Gender Gap In Key Tech Salaries - by @tomforesmki
"Foremski’s Take: What's missing from the data is the numbers of females and males in each job. Gender bias is not just seen in salary data but also in hiring levels. It would be interesting to see those numbers and it would certainly be compatible with Glassdoor's campaigns for greater workplace transparency."
a  top  story  women  in  tech 
november 2016 by jonerp
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