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Sabre CFO on its crystal clear focus, airline retailing and the hotel space
Sabre says it has a crystal clear focus for the company going forward in terms of being at the lead in retailing, distribution and fulfilment for airlines and hotels. The words came from Rick Simonson, the company's executive vice president and chief financial officer, who was speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference 2018.
Feb 23 12:05PM tnooz

Integrating lean principles into digital transformation
This is a guest post from Arthur D. Little.
Feb 23 12:01PM adrianswinscoe.com

Making the jump to Google Cloud Spanner
A year ago, Google unveiled the beta for Cloud Spanner, the publicly-accessible version of the distributed transaction database that powers Google's AdWords revenue machine. And a few months ago, it went multi-region.
Feb 22 1:00PM ZDNet

Emerging Tech To Drive Enterprise Digital Transformation
India is witnessing a transition to a digital heavy economy. What started as a unified identification, Aadhar is slowly making its place as an integral part of authentication in Banking, Insurance, Telecommunication (Aadhar enabled eKYC, Aadhar enabled payments, eSign, UPI etc.
Feb 22 12:10PM CXOtoday.com

Microsoft's Alex Kipman Predicts Three Trends in Augmented & Virtual Reality for 2018
In a LinkedIn post published on Tuesday, Microsoft's leading advocate for the HoloLens made a prediction that the mixing of immersive technologies will define augmented reality in 2018. Alex Kipman, the Technical Fellow for new device categories for Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group (and NR50 member), believes the convergence of "mixed reality" and artificial intelligence, the melding of augmented and virtual reality, and the rise of immersive communications as developments represent the key advances in the technology this year.
Feb 21 2:45PM WonderHowTo

Cloud 101: Are You Hybrid?
Are you cloud ready? Do you have a cloud strategy? Are you hybrid? Businesses today are bombarded by various campaigns calling out the need for organizations to move to the cloud. With hybrid cloud environments becoming the new standard, this language and the implications that go along with it aren't going away.
Feb 21 4:22AM transformingnetworkinfrastructure.com

5 Digital Marketing Strategy Predictions for 2018
Digital marketing began in 1993 with the simplest form of online marketing the first clickable web-ad banner. Today, 25 years later, digital marketing has changed in many significant ways, including search engines (remember HotBot or LookSmart?), social media platforms (remember the first one called SixDegrees.
Feb 20 11:56AM kunocreative.com

Classified: The Art of Restricting Personal Data
LoadingAll of us are frequently and routinely asked to provide our personal information to other people, organizations, and websites. Some of these requests arise from important or critical occasions in our lives: crossing a border into another country, registering to get married, or visiting a hospital for medical service.
Feb 20 3:00AM Medium

Innovating with technology: Advice from vendor CEOs
With Innovating with technology: Advice from vendor CEOs, Catherine J. Moynihan examines the vendors' perspective, which is too-often neglected in supply chains.
Feb 20 12:43AM Remaking Law Firms

How an old world organisation shapes up for new world digital business
Digital business is creating a new world that old world organisations must learn to live in. Many of those successful in the old world for decades or even centuries are unfit to compete in today's business environment.
Feb 19 4:29AM CIO

Why Enterprise Agile Teams Fail
Last week, I was standing in a conference room at a $20 billion company, facilitating a workshop on Agile. The group in attendance was made of the directors and line managers of each function in just one product line within this giant company.
Feb 18 7:30PM Medium

We Need To Stop Looking For Silver Bullets To Solve Our Problems
In Eric Ries bestselling book, The Startup Way, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur explains how he helped lead General Electric's transformation from a stodgy industrial era dinosaur into a lean, entrepreneurial enterprise. Yet strangely, as Steve Blank points out in Harvard Business Review, the effort ended up with the ousting of GE's CEO for underperformance.
Feb 18 2:18PM Inc.com

15 Bad Sales Habits & How to Break Them in 2018
To break bad habits, begin by defining the behavior you want to change and identifying what triggers that behavior. Then, create a concrete plan for changing the behavior, and ask someone to hold you accountable.
Feb 17 4:21PM blog.hubspot.com

From VMWare to Canonical OpenStack
OpenStack has often been positioned as an alternative to traditional proprietary virtualization environments. Join Arturo Suarez and Stephan Fabel for: >A breakdown of differences between OpenStack versus traditional proprietary virtualization and information on identifying when it makes sense to use one or the other >Analysis on TCO, best practices and risks >A demo on how to migrate from a traditional proprietary environment into an OpenStack cloud Your place is confirmed, we'll send you email reminders Watch for free Presented by Stephan Fabel, Arturo Suarez [[ session.
Feb 16 7:33PM brighttalk.com

How to choose an IT service management tool
IT service management (ITSM) activities have steadily evolved from their beginnings, building up operational stability by managing the service desk, incidents, requests, changes, and problems. They rely on resources including configuration management databases (CMDBs) and service catalogs to improve asset management and request executions.
Feb 16 3:40PM TechBeacon

Why SMBs should focus on next generation management
Think about the tools you use to manage your business. According to research from Applied Business, nearly three-quarters (73%) don't use resource planning and workflow management software, with 67% not using a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) application.
Feb 16 3:30PM IT PRO

Five Security Books You Should Read if You Haven't
- The Phoenix Project The Phoenix Project is a quick, entertaining, and enlightening read. It's a fictional story about an IT department that must evolve from an ineffective and inefficient misadventure into a modern DevOps-powered software factory.
Feb 16 2:40PM businessinsights.bitdefender.com

Digital Business Revolution: Why DevOps is the New Enterprise Value Chain
Ongoing industry disruptions are forcing businesses to change their operational model; that's the only way to avoid and survive digital bankruptcies. Recent Posts By Philippe Abdoulaye Digital Transformation: How DevOps Could Have Revamped Toys R Us Using DevOps to Be an Innovation Champion Digital Business: Paving the Way for DevOps' Second Act Related Posts Digital Transformation: How DevOps Could Have Revamped Toys R Us DevOps and ITaaS: Two Sides of the Same Coin Partners Look to appOrbit to Modernize Enterprise Applications Related Categories Blogs DevOps Practice Leadership Suite Related Topics business transformation devops culture toolchain Show moreShow less In North America, Sears Canada filed for bankruptcy, while Toys R Us and Weight Watchers were on the verge of it.
Feb 16 8:34AM DevOps.com

From Zero to 200,000 trained: the road to building the SAFe community
Community News We recently crossed an important milestone. Over 200,000 people have now received training through our SAFe training and certification program.
Feb 15 3:35PM Scaled Agile Framework

Juniper's Multi-Cloud Push Begins with Multi-Connectivity
Juniper Networks today introduced several products as part of a multi-cloud initiative. The products include some new switches and a cloud-based management platform called Sky Enterprise for deploying Juniper switching and security products.
Feb 15 2:25PM SDxCentral