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AI Provider Brings IoT Data To Bare Metal Cloud
News  |  10/21/2016  | 
Falkonry provides AI services to its industrial customers generating great volumes of IoT data. Here's why this company chose a bare metal cloud implementation for its operations.
BI On Hadoop Success: 7 Things To Know
Slideshows  |  10/21/2016  | 
When enterprises implement Hadoop, their top use-case was found to be business intelligence (BI). Now a new benchmark study shows which Hadoop SQL engines are best for which workloads. Here is a look at 7 key findings from that study.
Gartner 2017 CIO Agenda: Digital Ecosystems, Interoperability, Bimodal IT
Commentary  |  10/19/2016  | 
Digitization, creating a new level of organizational interoperability, and the practice of bimodal IT are among the priorities for CIOs, according to the Gartner 2017 CIO Agenda. See how your IT priorities stack up.
Hadoop Migration Pays Off For PRGX
News  |  10/18/2016  | 
Recovery audit services company PRGX is leveraging the lower storage cost and faster analytics speeds available in a Hadoop and Talend big data stack to realize more cost savings and revenue for customers.
OpenCAPI Opens New Realm Of Data Handling
News  |  10/17/2016  | 
IBM, Google, HPE, Dell, and others have combined resources to promote the OpenCAPI standard, which aims to boost the performance of data center servers tasked with analyzing large amounts of data.
Hadoop: Pros And Cons For Enterprise Users
Slideshows  |  10/17/2016  | 
There's been plenty of buzz about how Hadoop can store, process, and analyze huge files and large volumes of files like no other technology before it. But is this open source distributed big data system really suited for enterprises? We look at the pros and cons.
Zillow Uses Analytics, Machine Learning To Disrupt With Data
News  |  10/14/2016  | 
Industry disruptor Zillow leverages data about residential real estate and makes it available to the general public. The company's senior director of data science and engineering shares the secrets behind Zillow's data stack.
7 Keys To Building A Successful Big Data Infrastructure
Slideshows  |  10/14/2016  | 
The infrastructure you build for big data, whether you're looking at software or hardware, will have a huge impact on the analysis and action your big data systems will support. Here are 7 factors that can make a big difference when building your big data architecture.
Gartner's Integration Magic Quadrant: Atlantis, Pivot3 On The Move
News  |  10/13/2016  | 
Young startups and seasoned seven-year-olds are moving into Gartner's Magic Quadrant on Integrated Systems, which takes the temperature of the hyperconverged infrastructure market.
SAP's S/4HANA Migration Pivot Offers Lessons For IT Pros
News  |  10/13/2016  | 
Enterprise application giant SAP made an unplanned change to its own migration to its updated S/4HANA ERP and in-memory database platform. Here's how the acquisition of Concur changed SAP's approach.
Farmers Insurance Transitions Customer Service With Salesforce Mobile App
News  |  10/12/2016  | 
Farmers Insurance CEO Jeffrey Dailey explained at this month's Dreamforce how his firm was migrating the customer experience into the digital age.
Netflix Gives IT Pros Front-Row View Of Its Data Stack
News  |  10/12/2016  | 
Kurt Brown, Netflix's director of data platform, recently provided an inside look into the company's data stack, its evolving technologies, and its plan for the future. Here are the technologies that run Netflix's data.
9 Tips For Data Governance Success
Slideshows  |  10/10/2016  | 
Data governance is essential for organizations that rely on consistent, quality data. But embarking on a new data governance project can be a daunting task. Here's a look at some of the key elements recommended by experts in the field.
AI: Economic Boom But Jobs Bust?
News  |  10/7/2016  | 
Artificial Intelligence could double annual economic growth rates by 2035, according to a recently released report from Accenture that modeled the impact of AI on 12 developed economies, including the US. But this AI-enabled world also comes with drawbacks.
8 Critical Elements Of A Successful Data Integration Strategy
Slideshows  |  10/6/2016  | 
Integrating data from multiple sources that employ different structures and schema has always posed complex, messy problems for IT professionals. Today's growing volume of data and data types made things even more complicated. Here are some key tips to help your organization integrate its increasing amounts of data.
How We Built Our Own BI: When Off-The-Shelf Apps Won't Do
Commentary  |  10/5/2016  | 
Sagi Bakshi, GM of Digital Solutions for ironSource, needed a business intelligence application to meet all of his organization's unique needs. When off-the-shelf options proved inadequate, his team decided to build its own layer on top of an existing system. Here's how it did it -- and the role IT played in the process.
How LinkedIn Mobile App Spurred A Complete Code Cleanup
News  |  10/5/2016  | 
Professional network LinkedIn used the revamp of its mobile app as the impetus to standardize its data foundation.
Big Data, Analytics Market To Hit $203 Billion In 2020
News  |  10/4/2016  | 
IDC reports that the big data and business analytics market will grow to $203 billion over the next few years -- a double-digit increase from this year. The banking industry is expected to be a big driver of this increase in spending, while IT and businesses services will lead most of the tech investing.
10 Priorities, Concerns Facing State CIOs
Slideshows  |  10/3/2016  | 
State CIOs are not immune to the enterprise transformation issues that are hitting IT organizations everywhere. Here's a look inside the trends at the state government level, from the annual NASCIO State CIO Survey for 2016.
Healthcare IT Challenges, Opportunities: Podcast
News  |  9/30/2016  | 
What are the hot issues in IT healthcare, and how can IT organizations take advantage of new opportunities? We spoke with the new president of SAP's newly formed Connected Health group to find out.
Scalable IoT Deployments Gain Momentum, IDC Finds
News  |  9/27/2016  | 
Despite security and cost concerns, businesses and their IT teams are moving forward on practical deployments of internet of things technologies, according to a survey from IDC. The report reinforces other recent findings about IoT and what IT needs to know.
Top 125 Vendors To Watch
Commentary  |  9/27/2016  | 
InformationWeek and its sister publications Dark Reading and Network Computing have teamed up to bring you a roundup of the hottest vendors in cloud, data management, DevOps, infrastructure, and security. The 125 vendors you'll find here range from established players making strides in their markets to newcomers setting the stage for the future.
14 Traits Of The Best Data Scientists
Slideshows  |  9/26/2016  | 
Looking for a unicorn? Get in line. Actual data scientists are in high demand, and there's not enough of them to go around. If you want to identify the right talent, consider these tips.
IT, Dev Boot Camps Help Kick-Start Careers
News  |  9/23/2016  | 
IT pros and developers looking for new opportunities and new grads looking for an advantage in getting that first IT job are exploring new education options -- IT and technology education boot camps. In this InformationWeek Expert Voice podcast, we spoke with a provider of these intensive sessions about what they are and why they are becoming popular now.
InformationWeek 2016 Salary Survey: 10 Best-Paying IT Jobs
Slideshows  |  9/23/2016  | 
Median base annual salary for IT workers was flat this year, according to the results of the InformationWeek 2016 US IT Salary Survey. Still, certain roles -- including architect, project leader, and security specialist -- are commanding much higher median salaries than other roles. See if you're in one of the 10 best-paying IT staff positions -- and how your total compensation stacks up.
IoT Success: Sharing Data, Analytics Fuels Growth
News  |  9/22/2016  | 
A report from the MIT Sloan Management Review finds that companies that share data from their internet of things projects are better positioned to take advantage of what the technology has to offer. However, finding IT pros with the right IoT skills set is proving a challenge for many businesses.
Oracle Application Users Still In Planning Stage Of Cloud Strategies
News  |  9/19/2016  | 
Oracle Application Users Group (OAUG) incoming president Alyssa Johnson provided a cloud reality check about how quickly her organization's members are adopting cloud solutions.
14 Data Integration Tool Vendors To Know
Slideshows  |  9/16/2016  | 
Data integration tools are evolving as enterprises ingest greater volumes of data and work with new data types. Here's a look at some of the top data integration tool providers in the market today.
The State Of Data Engineers
News  |  9/15/2016  | 
Demand for data engineers is on the rise in enterprise, particularly in those organizations that aspire to be the next Uber or Airbnb. Here's a look at this quickly growing job category within IT.
US Coast Guard, CMU Team On Hoax Caller Crackdown
News  |  9/14/2016  | 
The US Coast Guard is collaborating with experts in academia to help investigate the expensive problem of hoax callers. Machine learning is playing a vital role in their efforts.
SPIs Vs. APIs: Which Should IT Organizations Choose?
News  |  9/13/2016  | 
By focusing on what needs to be done for service integration rather than how it has to be done, SPIs provide organizations with more flexibility than an API.
How FinTech Disruptors Are Rewriting The Rules
News  |  9/13/2016  | 
Blockchain, smart contracts, and predictive analytics are among the financial service technologies reshaping the ways transactions are conducted and customers are served. With a rash of startups threatening to disrupt legacy operations, organizations of all sizes are turning to the latest technologies to improve their offerings.
7 Ways IT Pros Can Boost Data Analytics Skills
Slideshows  |  9/13/2016  | 
Whether you are an IT pro looking to add data analytics and data science skills to your repertoire, or you are looking to make a career change from IT to the data analytics field, here are seven tips that can give you a head start.
Do You Really Have Big Data, Or Just Too Much Data?
Commentary  |  9/12/2016  | 
Brian Lee, a practice leader in CEBís compliance and legal practice, keeps a keen eye on the information overload happening at enterprises. Here he provides insight into the dangers of collecting data for its own sake, and offers six questions IT professionals can start asking to create a sensible data retention strategy.
Comparing Cloud Vendors: A Primer For IT
News  |  9/12/2016  | 
With several major players emerging as mega-cloud vendors, the distinctions between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS have blurred. Here's a primer on the various offerings, based on the latest Forrester Wave report.
Why APIs Are Worth The Time And Attention Of IT Professionals
News  |  9/9/2016  | 
IT professionals who have yet to be convinced that API management could be useful need look no further than Google's plan to acquire Apigee, an API management platform. It's the latest in a string of similar offerings that highlight the importance of application programming interfaces in today's IT organization.
What eBay's Machine Learning Advances Can Teach IT Professionals
News  |  9/6/2016  | 
EBay has been gathering data and employing machine learning to connect more buyers to sellers and increase the trustworthiness of transactions. The use-cases are worth exploring for any IT professional looking to help improve a company's bottom line by applying machine learning to its customer-facing applications.
NoSQL Databases: An Enterprise Necessity
News  |  9/5/2016  | 
Here's a look at enterprise plans for implementation of NoSQL databases, and some of the top vendors providing this technology.
9 SaaS Pitfalls To Avoid
Slideshows  |  9/5/2016  | 
Shifting to cloud application providers requires companies to step carefully. Here are 9 potential problems that can prevent a smooth transition.
Do IT Certifications Really Matter?
News  |  9/1/2016  | 
Technical certifications can advance careers and lead to better pay, but they're not a golden ticket to success.
3 Characteristics Every Chief Data Officer Needs
News  |  9/1/2016  | 
Companies have been bringing chief data officers (CDOs) on board at a rapid rate. Interestingly, most of those tapped to fill the high-profile position did not rise through the ranks of IT. If you are eyeing a career path toward a CDO post, here are the traits you need to succeed.
6 IoT Innovations Making Cities Smarter
Slideshows  |  9/1/2016  | 
From sensors that measure water leaks to smart parking meters and self-driving buses, internet of things (IoT) technologies are a major contributor to the rise of smart cities. Here is a look at 6 innovative uses of IoT in municipalities around the world.
IT Salary Outlook 2017: Starting Pay On The Rise
News  |  8/31/2016  | 
Starting salaries for IT professionals are expected to rise an average of 3.8% in 2017 compared with 2016. Find out which IT jobs are projected to see the greatest salary increases next year.
IDC: IT Spending To Hit $2.7 Trillion By 2020
News  |  8/30/2016  | 
Companies that invest in third platform services such as cloud, mobility, and big data as part of their digital transformation efforts will drive IT spending growth, according to IDC.
Baton Rouge Flood Map: Using IT Know-How In Emergency Situations
News  |  8/30/2016  | 
The Department of Information Services in Baton Rouge used geographic information systems and data from 911 calls, search-and-rescue efforts, and more to create a map visualization of the impact of recent floods in the region. The story is a prime example of how IT professionals can put their knowledge to work in emergency situations.
6 Reasons Hackathons Are Good For IT
Slideshows  |  8/30/2016  | 
Inviting developers to solve technical challenges can open organizations up to new ways of doing things. Here are 6 IT benefits of hosting a hackathon.
4 Ways Chief Data Officers Can Win Stakeholder Support
News  |  8/29/2016  | 
The role of a chief data officer increasingly makes its way into companies across the globe. But even as their ranks grow, CDOs often face resistance from colleagues who may feel threatened by data results. Here are four tips on how to become a more effective CDO.
11 Ways IT Professionals Can Make Sense of IoT Data
Slideshows  |  8/29/2016  | 
IoT devices are entering the workplace in all shapes and sizes, from workers wearing smartwatches to industrial sensors such as soil monitors. The data pouring in may be so overwhelming it's unclear what should be done with it, why, and what the risks might be. Here are a few ways to navigate the maze.
The State Of Enterprise Big Data: Podcast
News  |  8/26/2016  | 
Bill Schmarzo, EMC's CTO of big data services spends much of his time helping enterprises with their big data challenges. We spoke with him about the trends and struggles enterprises are facing.
Big Data Management Market Expected To Grow 12.8%
News  |  8/25/2016  | 
Over the next five years, IT professionals keen on managing a fire hose of data should keep their eyes on these growth drivers for big data management.
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