Three Reasons Why Chief Data Officers (CDO) Need Data Transformation

We’ve talked to 100’s of CDO’s, CIO’s, and chief data leaders and have heard there are three primary data bottlenecks that impede digital transformation: a lack of continuous intelligence, data silos between business and IT, and data that doesn’t help prioritize.

Three Reasons Why Chief Data Officers (CDO) Need Data Transformation
Three Reasons Why Chief Data Officers (CDO) Need Data Transformation

This article explores the “flywheel effect”, and the ways CDO’s are playing a pitiful role in using data to unlock the agility and speed that drives growth. Are you ready to transform your data bottlenecks today?
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Media and Video News Headline Updated on 9 October 2019

The headline on 09 October 2019

SpotX expanded partnership with AMC to power programmatic monetization for over-the-top (OTT) video throughout the Halloween season. Annual FearFest programmatic event and The Walking Dead premiere expected to earn high viewership for AMC, allowing media buyers to reach targeted viewers at scale through SpotX. Viewers can access AMC programming on the AMC app and website across various OTT devices including desktop, mobile, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox, and Amazon Fire. Source: PR Newswire > SpotX and AMC Team Up For Spooktacular OTT Monetization Now Through Halloween

The E.W. Scripps Company has introduced new Scripps Octane TV advertising solution as local OTT advertising platform to connects local advertisers to premium audience through OTT video and streaming TV providers. Source: PR Newswire > New Scripps Octane advertising solution connects local advertisers to premium audiences through OTT video

Scripps Octane, a new tool for advertisers to reach audiences across a variety of premium OTT video
Scripps Octane, a new tool for advertisers to reach audiences across a variety of premium OTT video

The headline on 08 October 2019

Instagram latest app update released added dark mode option on iOS 13 or Android 10. For iOS, go to Settings > Display > Brightness and press Dark option on the right. Instagram’s dark mode can also be activated from within the app’s settings for Android. Source: CNN Business > Instagram dark mode is here

Instagram latest app update released added dark mode option on iOS 13 or Android 10.
Instagram latest app update released added dark mode option on iOS 13 or Android 10.

About 40 U.S. state Attorney General (AG) will participate in an antitrust investigation of Facebook led by New York AG Letitia James. In September, James had announced a probe with seven other states and the District of Columbia into whether Facebook has “endangered consumer data, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices, or increased the price of advertising.” The state inquiry into Facebook comes in addition to two other antitrust investigations of the social-networking behemoth taking in place in Washington, by the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission. Source: The Washington Post > Roughly 40 state attorneys general plan to take part in Facebook antitrust probe

The headline on 07 October 2019

CTA announced Quibi CEO Meg Whitman and Founder and Chairman of the Board Jeffrey Katzenberg will keynote at CES 2020 on Jan 8 2020, committed to producing content for their audience that will transform what’s possible in short-form video programming. Source: Bussines Wire > Quibi CEO Meg Whitman and Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg to Keynote at CES 2020

Apple has approached record labels about bundling Apple TV+ streaming video services and Apple Music streaming services together for one flat monthly subscription fee. Source: Financial Times

Apple approached the big music companies about bundling Music and television service. Image: Getty
Apple approached the big music companies about bundling Music and television service. Image: Getty

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How to Build Advertisement That Grabs Attention Instantly

There’s a war brewing on our televisions. It’s not a climactic battle from “Game of Thrones,” but one between the companies providing the content. Streaming platforms from Disney, Apple, NBC, CBS, and HBO, among others, strive to plant a flag on the mountain that Netflix once peaked.

How to Build Ad That Grabs Attention Instantly
How to Build Ad That Grabs Attention Instantly

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Adopting Agile Movement Strategies to Keep Pace in the Post-Digital Era

Build a more nimble and adaptable organization. Increasing customer demands, international competition, and disruptive technologies are creating new challenges that many companies are struggling to deal with. Learn how adopting the principles of the Agile movement can help your organization adapt to rapidly changing environments and succeed in the post-digital era.

Adopting Agile Movement Strategies to Keep Pace in the Post-Digital Era
Adopting Agile Movement Strategies to Keep Pace in the Post-Digital Era

What’s in the article:

  • 4 hallmarks of the Agile organization
  • 4 roadblocks to agility
  • 4 ways you can cultivate agility in your organization
  • Key strategies and tactics to help your company stay nimble

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[Solved] TV screen going black randomly for few seconds when gaming

Problem: Some users reported that TV screen going black for few seconds when playing game on console including PS4 Pro, Switch and Xbox. Its happen on majority of TV brand including Samsung, LG, Sony and VIZIO.

Switch the TV screen resolution setting to 2160p - YUV420 in the video output settings
Switch the TV screen resolution setting to 2160p – YUV420 in the video output settings

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Top 10 Most Important National Cyber Security Awareness Tips and Tricks for Anyone

  1. Don’t click on direct links (in emails, text messages, etc.), especially those that are asking you to enter sensitive information. It’s best to go directly to the source.
  2. Don’t overshare on social media. These details can provide hackers with your location, ammunition
    to craft spear phishing attacks, and answers to security questions. Think before you share!
  3. Don’t go “out of bounds” for communication. E.g. if you’re buying something on eBay, and the other
    party wants to negotiate via email instead of the bidding system.

    10 Cyber Security Awareness Tips
    10 Cyber Security Awareness Tips
  4. Never reuse passwords between any website or service.
  5. Always be skeptical of any unexpected invoice, or request to get or pay for anything by using gift
    cards.
  6. Never answer authentication recovery questions (e.g. What is your mother’s maiden name?)
    with real answers. Unfortunately, that means you’ll have to write down each question and
    answer for each website that requires them, but you’ll be far less likely to have your
    account hijacked.
  7. It is ok to speak to (confirm with) an email sender’s request to transfer that $30,000 by the end of
    the day, even if it is your boss. Better safe than sorry.
  8. Know who to report any suspicious emails to at your workplace. Don’t delete the email – report it.
  9. Invest in a password management tool – ain’t nobody got the time to remember all those
    passwords!
  10. Be vigilant with suspicious SMS messages. Your bank will NEVER ask you to access your account
    from an SMS.

Gaming News Headline Updated on 9 October 2019

Headline on 09 October 2019

Sony revealed more details about PlayStation 5 (PS5) and confirmed schedule to release in 2020 year-end sales season, key info as below:

  • Equipped with SSD.
  • With adaptive triggers that can offer varying levels of resistance to make shooting a bow and arrow feel like the real thing.
  • Improved haptics feedback to replace rumble in the controller.
  • Charged with USB Type-C.
  • Reads physical media via 4K Blu-ray drive, improvement to an actual 4K player.
  • Games will be released on 100GB discs.
  • Players will have more granular control of which parts of a game they install or uninstall.
Sony revealed more details about PlayStation 5 and confirmed release in late 2020
Sony revealed more details about PlayStation 5 and confirmed release in late 2020

Source: Kotaku > The PlayStation 5 Will Launch In Late 2020, And Yes, It’s Called The PS5

Headline on 08 October 2019

Zojoi announced that Argonus and the Gods of Stone is available on PC via Steam and Humble Stores, costs $19.99 | £15.49 | €16.79, the Argonautica package is $9.99 | £7.19 | €8.19 and the Olympus Edition is available at 10% off.

Player Omega and Super League Gaming announced partnership to help foster ongoing growth of eSports communities in local markets by providing esports players, fans and local organizers with monthly events in each market where Player Omega debuts in 2020. Super League Gaming also will be participating in Player Omega’s inaugural event on November 9-10 at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

Conan ExilesDebaucheries Of Derketo DLC Pack free update is now available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, with wide variety of new building pieces, outfits, emotes and access to brand-new Wine Cellar dungeon, where you will find the new Khari Warrior and Khari Priest armor sets.

Modus Games and Frozenbyte released a launch trailer to celebrate the arrival of Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince, now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam, with both on its own and within the series-spanning Trine: Ultimate Collection, which also includes Trine Enhanced Edition, Trine 2: Complete Story, and Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power.

New metroidvania 2019 Outbuddies for PC via Steam planned release on 15th October 2019, available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in 2020.

Team17 and Playtonic Games have launched Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Steam and GOG. Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair follows the duo as they once again unite to overcome the dastardly Capital B, who has captured Queen Phoebee’s Royal Beettalion and built a seemingly impervious fortress, ‘The Impossible Lair’! Source: team17 > Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair – Out Today!

Headline on 07 October 2019

Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 releasing to PC on November 5, with its graphical enhancements and extra content. Exclusive bonuses include Outlaw Survival Kit, War Horse, treasure map, and 50 gold bars cash bonus for Story Mode for those willing to pre-order it through Rockstar’s game launcher start at 11am ET on October 9.

Calex Légal filed class-action lawsuit against Epic Games on behalf of the parents of two children, claims that playing Fortnite causes the brain to release dopamine in the same way as taking drugs and Epic Games knew Fortnite was dangerously addictive but failed to warn players of the risks.


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A Practical Application of the Universal Process Framework

New standards, additional disclosures, and changing business operations are an all too familiar fire drill for finance professionals. The incorporation of new requirements to reporting and business processes is a quarterly, if not more frequent, event. There is truly no shortage of work.

A Practical Application of the Universal Process Framework
A Practical Application of the Universal Process Framework

In this article we will discuss a real-life example of how one finance team empowered itself to take on process improvement—creating repeatable and sustainable processes that allowed them to meet growing demands and improve quality.

Key takeaways:

  • An explanation of the Universal Process Framework
  • The value of process improvements on a micro-level
  • A detailed case study of how to implement the Universal Process Framework

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Respond To Comments And Participate In Forums To Gain More Followers And Traffic

It is your actions that will largely determine how much impact you will create in the minds of your social followers. Irrespective of the type of social media platform you use, it is important that you get into the act of engagement with your audience, respond to their comments, and share your contents on a regular basis.

Respond To Comments And Participate In Forums To Gain More Followers And Traffic
Respond To Comments And Participate In Forums To Gain More Followers And Traffic

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Managing Automotive Test Capabilities in Rapidly Evolving Electronic Environments

With connected cars, electronic mobility and autonomous vehicles, automotive OEMs and their suppliers are driving the transportation revolution forward.

The challenge for today’s designers and engineers is integrating different systems so they work well together. To maximize your R&D investments and enable you to get to market faster, Electro Rent has partnered with leading OEMs to bring you a range of solutions for testing the latest automotive technology.

Managing Automotive Test Capabilities in Rapidly Evolving Electronic Environments
Managing Automotive Test Capabilities in Rapidly Evolving Electronic Environments
  • Testing protocols for V2V and V2X
  • EMC considerations
  • How to gain flexibility in testing
  • Test equipment for ADAS, Infotainment, Power Management, Connectivity, Bus Systems/Sensors

Read on this article if you are working on auto testing applications and want to learn more.
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7 Modern CFO Agenda to Support Digital Financial Function Transforming

You need to understand how the role of your Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is changing. This knowledge will enable you to actively participate in how your CFO guides your organisation and builds a digital organisation using the seven-point Modern Finance agenda that supports successful digital transformations, as well as the competencies needed for new finance roles.

7 Modern CFO Agenda to Support Digital Financial Function Transforming
7 Modern CFO Agenda to Support Digital Financial Function Transforming

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Leveraging Mobile to the Fullest with Confirmit Mobile Solutions

There’s no denying that mobile has become a huge part of our lives. We use mobile devices for virtually everything – from playing games to enhancing our work productivity. And this is a fact businesses and researchers simply cannot ignore!

Leveraging Mobile to the Fullest with Confirmit Mobile Solutions
Leveraging Mobile to the Fullest with Confirmit Mobile Solutions

Whether you want to collect feedback from your customers, conduct a market research project, or better enable your employees, mobile accessibility needs to be a primary consideration and Confirmit is here to help! Confirmit makes the most important aspects of our comprehensive Horizons solution accessible from mobile devices to help you increase response rates and drive employee productivity.

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Mobile Technology and Wireless Communication News Headline Updated on 9 October 2019

The headline on 09 October 2019

The U.S. government expands trade blacklist to include China’s top AI startups, targets 20 Chinese public security bureaus and eight companies including Hikvision, SenseTime Group Ltd, Megvii Technology Ltd, iFlytek Co, Zhejiang Dahua Technology, Xiamen Meiya Pico Information Co, Yitu Technology and Yixin Science and Technology Co, bars the firms from buying components from U.S. companies without U.S. government approval. Source: Reuters > U.S. expands blacklist to include China’s top AI startups ahead of trade talks

Datera announced an expansion of HPE go-to-market partnership by introduce several Datera pre-packaged configurations for enterprises. Source: PR Newswire > Datera and HPE Announce Software-defined Cloud Kit to Power Data in Hybrid Clouds

OnePlus and T-Mobile collaborate to launch OnePlus 7T in the U.S. exclusively starting October 18. OnePlus 7T specially design to lights up every single speed-boosting LTE Advanced technology on T-Mobile’s network (4X4 MIMO, 256 QAM, carrier aggregation and LAA) and support for Un-carrier’s 600 MHz signal to better cover rural areas and hard-to-reach places. Source: T-Mobile News > OnePlus 7T Lands Exclusively at T-Mobile

More than 40 teams formed by 200 developers, creatore and designers participated in AT&T’s 5G Experience Hackathon at Los Angeles, competing for $100,000 in cash prizes to develop mobile solutions and 5G use cases using onsite AT&T’s 5G+ network with Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. Source: AT&T Technology Blog > AT&T Awards Developers and Creators at 5G Experience Hackathon

Baylin Technologies announce that Galtronics has released to production a six-foot, 12 port base station (macro) antenna to major North American carriers that will support mid-band frequencies on eight of its ports and will support true 4×4 MIMO on existing Cellular 850 band, LTE 700 band and the new 600 MHz band reserved to provide 5G coverage for macro antenna deployments. Source: Baylin Technologies Announces It Has Released To Production a 12 Port Base Station Antenna to Major North American Carriers
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Packet Core for Cellular IoT Use Cases Support of Massive IoT Connections

IoT is the next revolution in the mobile ecosystem with an estimated 75 billion connected IoT devices projected to be deployed by 2025. Cellular IoT including 2G, 3G and 4G technologies which can be used for IoT but not specifically optimized for IoT and LPWA modules are forecast to account for a significant percentage of those devices. Given such sanguine forecasts, IoT services are likely to be a key driver for future growth in cellular infrastructure.

Packet Core for Cellular IoT Use Cases Support of Massive IoT Connections
Packet Core for Cellular IoT Use Cases Support of Massive IoT Connections

The Aricent NB-IoT core is based on the evolved packet system (EPS) and provides cellular IoT (C-IoT) by performing control plane and user-plane optimizations. The Aricent NB-IoT solution fulfills all the key requirements of tomorrow’s low-power, wide-area networks, including long battery life, low-cost devices, low deployment costs and support of massive IoT connections. The Aricent NB-IoT core is based on the evolved packet system and provides cellular IoT by performing control-plane and user-plane optimizations.
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Build, Operate and Monetize 5G Networks Together

5G networks are being rolled out around the world and the pace will accelerate through 2019 and into 2020. Unlike previous generations of cellular communications, 5G is a game changer for both consumer and business applications. Indeed, 5G is the missing link for the commercialization of emerging technologies like IoT, augmented reality, virtual reality and autonomous transportation. But with expanded capabilities come new challenges for managing the end-to-end 5G network lifecycle.

Build, Operate and Monetize 5G Networks Together
Build, Operate and Monetize 5G Networks Together

The good news is that 5G networks are under construction as CSPs ramp up deployment plans. While China and the US are leading the rollout, all major service providers around the world are planning to deploy 5G by 2020, some more rapidly than others.

Altran provides 5G services and capabilities that deliver value to our customers and address pain points by:

  • Delivering high throughput for users requiring high capacity
  • Revolutionizing the way, we use broadcast, including TV broadcast, which will shift to 5G as a communications platform for interactive TV
  • Providing a common technology to support connectivity for various applications such as home automation, agriculture, industrial, healthcare, robotics and connected vehicles. For instance, in one agricultural application, drones could be used to collect analytics from the soil and use it to manage irrigation and fertilizer needs
  • Delivering low latency and ultra-low latency AR/VR applications including advanced gaming, such as drone racing
  • Enabling better healthcare solutions such as remote surgery performed by doctors hundreds of miles away from the operating room
  • Improving the customer experience of sports events with 360-degree viewing that includes multiple views of critical plays

A foundational technology like 5G — requires capabilities and skills to design, build and field the equipment, maintain and grow the network, and reap the benefits of the investment by developing innovative products and services. 5G is more than a next-generation communication technology; it’s a technology revolution. To explore how Altran can get your business ready for this most awaited wave, Read on this article.
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