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The Secret to AI Could be Little-Known Transfer Learning
Commentary  |  8/15/2017  | 
As more enterprises discover AI-based business applications, the concept of transfer learning could help to level the playing field.
We're Entering a New Era of Augmented Analytics
News  |  8/9/2017  | 
The next step in analytics -- augmented analytics -- brings automation and new degrees of insight into an analytics initiative.
Carlsberg Danmark Fixes Field Data Operations with BPM
News  |  8/7/2017  | 
Field workers often create Excel spreadsheets to track data and run their processes. But what happens when there are dozens of these? Here's how Carlsberg Danmark centralized business process management, created an orderly system with consistent data, and saved hundreds of hours in backoffice time.
Cloud Powers a Hybrid IT and New Digital Existence
Commentary  |  8/4/2017  | 
Enterprise data centers aren't going away soon, but the role of the cloud will expand rapidly in our personal and business lives.
Financial Institutions Bank on Change to Stay Competitive
News  |  8/4/2017  | 
Corporate transformation seen as the best way to counter digital disruption and address other key challenges.
Future Software: Only as Good as the People Who Build It
Commentary  |  8/2/2017  | 
In a world increasingly dependent on software, we may need to develop the art of falling back to the most recent system that worked.
Accenture: Seek Business Value in Digital Transformation
News  |  7/25/2017  | 
Mike Sutcliff says Accenture Digital helps companies transition from legacy to digital operations to resist disruption, find new customers.
Old Database Problems In a New Guise: As a Service
News  |  7/24/2017  | 
ScaleArc: If cloud services are the "white knight" sent to solve IT problems, then database as a service is going to fall short.
Not Easy To Get To Digital Transformation Jump-off Point
News  |  7/14/2017  | 
The Hackett Group has attempted to define how a company gets to the digital transformation stage in its latest statistical report.
Greene: Advanced Services to Fuel Google Cloud Leadership
News  |  7/6/2017  | 
Google Cloud Chief Diane Greene predicts Google's expanding, advance cloud services will soon place it among the Gartner designated leaders.
Tips for Estimating Cloud BI Implementation Costs
Commentary  |  7/6/2017  | 
There can be some nasty budget surprises in what seems like a simple, low-priced, SaaS business intelligence offering designed for non-technical users.
Artificial Intelligence Will Redefine the World
Commentary  |  7/5/2017  | 
How big of a deal is artificial intelligence? Microsoft researcher James McCaffrey explains AI's origins and why we can expect profound effects from it.
Big Data in the Cloud: Reaching a Tipping Point
Commentary  |  7/5/2017  | 
It may be time to rethink where you want to support a big data initiative.
Not Doing Big Data in the Cloud? Better Get There
News  |  6/23/2017  | 
Forrester Research says competitive advantage will follow big data analytics' move to the cloud; join in, or get left behind.
How Optical Tech Can Aid a Growing Data Center
How Optical Tech Can Aid a Growing Data Center
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  6/1/2017  | 
Tim Dixon, CEO of InterOptic stops by the InformationWeek News Desk.
Shutterstock CIO on Leadership: Reduce the Cycle of Fear
News  |  5/31/2017  | 
Shutterstock grew so fast it needed to convert applications and move them into the Amazon cloud quickly; API-based development followed.
IoT Enabling a Path to Better Health
Commentary  |  5/31/2017  | 
IoT data from healthcare wearables and patient devices has only just begun to change the way hospitals treat patients, but advances will continue through the analytic insights they provide.
AI in the Workplace: Augment, Instead of Replacing Humans
News  |  5/29/2017  | 
AI and machine learning won't create massive job losses in the foreseeable future, but some societal issues do come to mind.
Oracle Disses Cloud Real Estate to its Own Detriment
Commentary  |  5/9/2017  | 
In the midst of a rush to the cloud, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd told Fortune 'real estate' is not much of a factor. He may learn otherwise.
Accelerate Action with Real-time Analytics
Commentary  |  4/27/2017  | 
Improvements in the technology and adoption of new data concepts are enabling more enterprises to take the leap into real-time analytics.
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad IoT?
Commentary  |  4/17/2017  | 
In an atmosphere of fear about IoT security and privacy business should be aware that if an IoT project seems promising, it may be worth the risk to push on, as long as security is at the forefront.
Brilliant Future or Slow Decline? Digitization Changes the CIO Role
Commentary  |  4/12/2017  | 
Digitization will allow CIOs to expand their careers and make a greater contribution to business value, but they must be flexible and ready to understand the maturity of digital efforts across the company.
Future of Data Summit: Secure IoT with Blockchain
Commentary  |  4/11/2017  | 
IoT security is essential for the Internet of Things to reach commercial success. Here's one way to protect this technology and data from hackers.
Cloud and Virtualization Enable 'Active/Active'
Commentary  |  4/7/2017  | 
At the heart of disaster recovery is database system recovery, and ScaleArc urges users to think active/active, not DR.
Digital Disruption is Challenging the Status Quo
Commentary  |  4/5/2017  | 
Don't think that innovation and digital disruption are just about technology; the people matter even more than the tech.
How to Rescue Your Data Analytics Program from Failure
News  |  4/3/2017  | 
You've invested in your analytics program, but where's the return? Here's how to make this investment of time and money pay for itself.
Future of Data Summit Tackles AI, Machine Learning
Commentary  |  3/14/2017  | 
Learn about how real-world enterprise organizations are advancing projects in AI, machine learning, virtual reality, and more, to add value for consumers and drive revenues.
Evernote Completes Migration To Google, Data Center Shutdown
News  |  2/23/2017  | 
The online user content capture system, Evernote, has moved 2.9 PBs of data into the Google Cloud and shut down its primary data center.
Your Big Data Strategy Needs DevOps
Commentary  |  2/16/2017  | 
Many big data analytics teams choose to not use DevOps methodologies, but there are real benefits to applying DevOps concepts to those big data initiatives.
IoT And Privacy: Turning Pitfalls Into Benefits
Commentary  |  2/16/2017  | 
The Internet of Things (IoT) offers a host of conveniences and automation to both business and consumers. But new privacy and compliance responsibilities are part of this package deal. Here's how to make the most of it.
Is Outsourcing The Key To Data Analytics Success?
Commentary  |  2/14/2017  | 
If the IT group isn't up to the task of implementing analytics, it's worth checking out the possibilities of outsourced analytics.
Deloitte: These Emerging Technologies Will Play Critical Roles
News  |  2/13/2017  | 
Deloitte Consulting cites seven emerging technologies as critical to the future of IT: dark analytics, mixed reality and blockchain included.
IoT And Big Data: Success Comes Down To A Solid Strategy
Commentary  |  2/9/2017  | 
A Verizon report highlights how big data complexity and a shortage of data science talent are hurdles for an IoT implementation, but we also have to remember the key best practice of having a business goal as part of any analytics initiative.
It's Still 'Intel Inside', But Now Intel's Inside The Cloud
News  |  2/1/2017  | 
Intel re-architects x86 toward the needs of the cloud, builds in management features for large scale server power savings.
Future Software-Defined Datacenters Defined by Abstraction and Hardware Commoditization
Partner Perspectives  |  1/25/2017  | 
IT decision makers need to understand the use cases and risks associated with software-defined datacenters and the role hyperconvergence plays in an SDDC.
Kinetica Uses GPUs for Advanced In-Database Analytics
News  |  1/24/2017  | 
GPU-accelerated databases aren't new, and they're not all that popular, but that will likely change over time. Here are some of Kinetica's latest improvements and why that matters to big pharma company GSK.
Software Chooses Consumer Over Engineering
Commentary  |  1/17/2017  | 
There's a new emphasis in the software world with a focus on ease of use and more standardized platforms that support speed to market and innovation by makers.
Supplying The Supply Chain
Commentary  |  1/9/2017  | 
The supply chain is changing rapidly, often outside of the traditional IT structure. IT needs to get involved, bringing its skills and experience to the table.
'Snowmobile' Shows AWS At Its Blue-Collar Best
Commentary  |  1/5/2017  | 
The surprise appearance of a tractor-trailer rig on stage at AWS ReInvent in Las Vegas illustrated a new way to move a petabyte of data into AWS data centers.
GoDaddy Revamps BI Tools To Enable Self-Service
News  |  1/4/2017  | 
Domain registrar and web hosting provider GoDaddy generates a lot of data, and it wanted to help its internal users get better insights without requiring intervention from the technical staff.
Server Survey: Footprint Can Be Cut 54% Via Upgrades, Cloud
News  |  1/3/2017  | 
TSO Logic examined data from 10,000 customer servers and found how much upgrades can save in server count; right-sizing saves VM resources.
eBay Container Management Tool Works With Kubernetes
News  |  12/28/2016  | 
eBay wants to expand its use of Docker containers and has composed a tool, TessMaster, to help them run on Kubernetes cluster management.
GPU Hardware Powers MapD Big Data Management
News  |  12/21/2016  | 
When it comes to clickstream data, server log analysis or machine learning, there's a likely GPU-based system in IT's future.
AI Is Late: 3 Things To Accelerate It
Commentary  |  12/19/2016  | 
Artificial intelligence applications haven't advanced the way you might hope. However, rather than waiting for AI to happen, you and your peers have to take action.
Trulia Pursues Data-Driven Transformation, Cloud Migration
News  |  12/13/2016  | 
Trulia transformed its data stack to accommodate real-time high-volume data collection, and to provide customers with recommendations. Now, to gain greater reliability and elasticity, the organization plans to migrate its data operations to AWS.
Amazon CTO Vogels: 'We're in the pain management business'
News  |  12/12/2016  | 
At AWS ReInvent, Werner Vogels looks back on how Amazon Web Services got to where it is, and where it's going next.
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.
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.
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.
Poll: What Are Your Data And Analytics Priorities For 2017?
News  |  11/9/2016  | 
As your IT organization and enterprise prepare technology budgets for 2017, what data and analytics topics are at the top of your priority list? Answer our Flash Poll and let us know -- and find out the results so far.
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