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The Case For OpenStack And Ceph Subscriptions: Supporting The Community In More Ways Than One
Partner Perspectives  |  12/8/2016  | 
As more of the world moves to build data centers with OpenStack as the core, a comprehensive support program for this environment is crucial.
IT Headed For Fundamental Changes, SIM Survey Shows
News  |  12/8/2016  | 
IT organization budgets look happy and positive on the surface, but there's less money for maintenance and more for cloud and software development. The signs point to tumultuous times ahead.
Amazon Tests New Retail Consumer Checkout System
News  |  12/8/2016  | 
A store in downtown Seattle lets shoppers pull items off shelves and exit the store, with the cost of the items automatically added to their account.
The DevOps Engineer Is An Optical Illusion
Commentary  |  12/8/2016  | 
IT pros and developers can't be excellent at everything. Instead, embracing specialization and empowering collaboration in your organization can achieve meaningful and lasting DevOps progress.
Tech Talent Shortage Holding Back Business
News  |  12/6/2016  | 
An Indeed survey shows hiring managers face challenges in filling IT positions, impacting their bottom lines.
Trainline Tosses Exadata, Takes Oracle Into The Cloud
News  |  12/6/2016  | 
Trainline migrates to the cloud, takes Oracle database applications with it for performance faster than Exadata's.
How Cloud Is Changing IT Investment Planning
Commentary  |  12/6/2016  | 
IT roadmaps are shifting as technologies like cloud, containers, and software-defined infrastructure change where and how enterprise resources are consumed and managed.
AWS Smooths Developers' Path To Cloud, Enterprise To Follow?
News  |  12/6/2016  | 
Amazon Web Services is filling the gaps in its software development/deployment process in a bid to attract enterprise developers.
Shifting Your DevOps Mindset from Tools to Culture
Commentary  |  12/5/2016  | 
DevOps is based on continuous improvement and development, with employees as active participants in that iterative process. Enabling self-learning and self-improving among employees is central to this school of thought.
Building MySQL DBaaS on OpenStack And Ceph Clouds
Partner Perspectives  |  12/5/2016  | 
A cloud-based database-as-a-service offering can relieve the overwhelming burden of supporting today’s scale of computing with yesterday’s architectures.
FINRA Commits Mission-Critical App To Amazon Cloud
News  |  12/2/2016  | 
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority moved its key market surveillance functionality onto EC2 in 2014, and is making plans to migrate the Oracle database it uses for registration from an internal data center to an AWS service.
Digital Transformation: Why Darwin Was Right
Commentary  |  12/2/2016  | 
While half of surveyed organizations say that digital transformation is a strategic priority, what does that say about the other 50%? If they don't adapt they could face the fate Darwin described in discussing survival of the fittest.
CEOs & CIOs Must Work Together For Data Analytics Success
Commentary  |  12/2/2016  | 
Learn how business and IT executives can forge more fruitful relationships to take advantage of the power of data analytics.
Law Firm Drinker Biddle Leverages Analytics
News  |  12/1/2016  | 
Law firm Drinker Biddle has set up an information governance and eDiscovery analytics practice, and it's helped clients speed up litigation and regulatory compliance investigations. The firm's chief data scientist shares details about the practice in this interview
Gartner: Enterprise Mobile Devices Yet To Show Their Strength
News  |  12/1/2016  | 
The Annual Personal Technologies Study finds convertible tablets on the rise with room inside the enterprise for other mobile devices to grow.
Job Loss And Financial Damage: CIOs’ Main Fears When Adopting Virtualization
Partner Perspectives  |  11/30/2016  | 
Companies aren’t prepared for the security challenges of hybrid infrastructures, Bitdefender study reveals.
4 Ways Business Priorities Don't Align With IT
Commentary  |  11/30/2016  | 
CIOs are well aware of changing business expectations, but often lack the resources, skills, or alignment to execute on expectations. The Deloitte 2016-2017 Global CIO survey reveals some stark disconnects between the business and IT.
Marketing Can Connect the Dots with IoT
Commentary  |  11/29/2016  | 
Editor's note: Pierre DeBois of Zimana Analytics offers advice for how marketing pros can best utilize IoT data to understand customer activity.
Driverless Vehicles & The IT Impact
News  |  11/29/2016  | 
Juniper Research tried to answer the question, given the experimentation with driverless vehicles, when will it gain traction?
Why You Can't Avoid DevOps
Commentary  |  11/29/2016  | 
IT teams at enterprises of all sizes need to embrace the DevOps movement to deal with increasingly complex IT that needs to move quickly.
RightScale Compares Pricing on AWS, Google and Microsoft
News  |  11/28/2016  | 
Cloud management front-end firm RightScale works with Google, Microsoft, and Amazon and compares their discounted pricing.
Failure Fridays: Four Lessons We Learned
Commentary  |  11/25/2016  | 
Tim Armandpour shares four lessons learned by implementing "Failure Fridays" at PagerDuty, and explains how your IT organization can benefit from the same approach.
Storage Survey: Cloud Storage Use Up, But Integration Still Sought
News  |  11/25/2016  | 
A supplier of an object storage system asked 409 IT managers how hybrid cloud storage use was progressing. The answer: with some difficulties.
The Fast-Moving CIO: A Race For Transformation
Commentary  |  11/23/2016  | 
Sharyn Leaver of Forrester Research cites the fable of the tortoise and the hare: While slow and steady may sometimes win, here’s why a modern IT environment may require us to act more like the hare and less like the tortoise.
HelloFresh Moves Analytics To Hadoop
News  |  11/23/2016  | 
HelloFresh, one of the popular new fresh meal delivery services, was outgrowing its home-grown business intelligence system. To meet the needs of its growing business and data volumes, the company moved to MapR's Hadoop.
Predix, Digital Twin 'Think' About Operations Together
News  |  11/22/2016  | 
At GE's Minds and Machines Nov. 15-16, GE illustrated how it's using Predix and a 'digital twin' to solve turbine maintenance issues.
What Healthcare Analytics Can Teach The Rest of Us
Commentary  |  11/22/2016  | 
Analytics are taking on a lead role in all phases of the healthcare system. Those personal fitness devices? Their value is in what they say about us, not the data itself.
Redefining The Criteria For A Unified Storage Platform
Partner Perspectives  |  11/22/2016  | 
As more companies move to a software-defined data center, their reliance on unified storage is fundamental to success.
Energy Provider Exelon Adopts GE Predix To Keep Tabs On Turbines
News  |  11/21/2016  | 
Major electricity supplier moves beyond experimentation, adopts GE's Predix to analyze data from all its generation plants.
Consumer Reports Finds Middle Ground Between Cloud And On-Premises
News  |  11/21/2016  | 
Consumer Reports runs its back-end accounting on Oracle E-Business Suite, but has found a way to get all the benefits of cloud computing while keeping control over the upgrade cycle afforded by on-premises solutions. Here's how they did it.
ADP Tech Exec: Combining IT With R&D
News  |  11/18/2016  | 
When businesses deliver products and services via the cloud, the IT department and the product team become inseparable. That's why ADP combined its infrastructure and R&D teams under a single tech executive. Here, he talks about the organization and projects currently underway.
The Technology Economy Shuffles The C-Suite
Commentary  |  11/18/2016  | 
Chief Data 0fficers have been on the rise in enterprise organizations for the past few years. Do they belong in the IT organization, or should they have their own organization?
2017 IT Budgets: One-Third Goes To Cloud, Hosting Services
News  |  11/17/2016  | 
IT professionals and CIOs plan to spend slightly more than a third of their total IT budgets on cloud and hosting services in 2017, according to survey results from 451 Research. While IaaS remains popular, most of the money will be spent on application, management, and security services.
RightScale: Cloud Customers Overspend On Services
News  |  11/17/2016  | 
In a new study of its cloud computing customers over a three-month period, RightScale found that many are passing up savings, and that overprovisioning resources is still widespread.
Google Makes Machine Learning Available To Enterprise IT
News  |  11/16/2016  | 
At its machine learning event, Google put on a display of APIs for use in automated image analysis and categorization -- and for the translation of 103 languages. The company joins AWS and Microsoft in offering more of these services through the cloud.
Successful Analytics Is All About The Infrastructure: Podcast
Commentary  |  11/16/2016  | 
Claudia Imhoff shares insights on what a modern business needs from its analytics infrastructure and how IT departments can get from where they are to where the business needs them to be.
6 Reasons Private Clouds Aren't Dead Yet
Slideshows  |  11/16/2016  | 
Public cloud use is growing fast, but there are still plenty of reasons to adopt a private cloud. Product development, agility, optimization of resources, and cost containment are among them.
10 Tech Jobs Set For Big Pay Raises In 2017
Slideshows  |  11/15/2016  | 
Big data, security, and developer jobs are expected to get salary boosts in the coming year, according to Robert Half's 2017 Technology & IT Salary Guide. Here's a look at 10 hot jobs to watch.
What DevOps Can Teach IT About Change Management
Commentary  |  11/15/2016  | 
Even if your shop hasn't embraced DevOps and has no plans to do so, the practice offers leadership and communication guidance applicable to nearly every facet of IT. Here's what we learned from presentations at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco.
Samsung's $8 Billion Harman Deal Drives New Era For IT Pros 
Commentary  |  11/15/2016  | 
As connected cars become more commonplace, IT professionals need to consider how employees are using these software-platforms-on-wheels to access and share work-related information. Samsung's announcement that it would acquire Harman International Industries -- owner of multiple car audio brands -- raises the urgency of these questions.
Chief Data Officers: More Report To CEO Than CIO
News  |  11/14/2016  | 
A Gartner survey of chief data officers found that 30% of them are now reporting to the CEO. Also, many companies are creating a new Office of the CDO with its own staff, budget, and responsibilities separate from IT.
Cisco: Cloud-Native Apps Will Dominate By 2020
News  |  11/14/2016  | 
Big data, IoT, and other applications are changing cloud computing, according to Cisco's sixth annual Global Cloud Computing Index. The report finds that cloud traffic will represent 92% of all data center traffic by 2020, and that companies will build 485 hyperscale data centers in the next three years.
10 Hot Programming Languages To Build Web Apps
Slideshows  |  11/14/2016  | 
Websites aren't going anywhere and will continue to be part of the corporate IT infrastructure for years to come. Here are 10 languages you should know if building web apps is on your agenda.
IT Priorities Shifting Toward Security, Managing Costs
News  |  11/11/2016  | 
A recent IDG survey shows CIOs and IT managers have a renewed concern for operational security and improved customer experience.
Trump's Election: Poll Failures Hold Data Lessons For IT
News  |  11/11/2016  | 
Are your data analytics predictions models suffering from the same problems as the models that predicted Hillary Clinton would easily win the US Presidential election? Here are a few things to consider.
10 Paths To Learning The Best Data Tools For Your Career
Slideshows  |  11/11/2016  | 
Learning new data tools could increase your worth and salary. But the best choice depends on which tools you already know. Here's a look at which ones to add to your tool kit next.
Google's Urs Holzle: Moore's Law Is Ending
News  |  11/10/2016  | 
Google's Urs Holzle says cloud suppliers won't be able to bank the gains of Moore's Law much longer and will have to eke out advances elsewhere.
Where Your IT Dollars Are Headed In 2017
Commentary  |  11/10/2016  | 
We polled InformationWeek readers to find out about IT spending priorities for 2017. Here's what we learned. See how your budget plans for next year stack up.
What Can IT Professionals Learn From New AWS VP?
Commentary  |  11/10/2016  | 
In October, Adrian Cockcroft became VP of cloud architecture at Amazon Web Services (AWS). His career, which includes a long stint at Sun Microsystems and groundbreaking infrastructure work at Netflix, offers a range of lessons for IT professionals looking to fine-tune their own career goals in an era of digital transformation.
10 Free Tools Software Developers Should Know
Slideshows  |  11/9/2016  | 
Dev teams and software developers need tools to get their jobs done, and there are plenty of free options. Here are 10 to consider for your tool kit.
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