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Rapid Application Development: Know The Right Tools
Commentary  |  10/26/2016  | 
Rapid application development tools could be what your app builders need for their next big project -- if you know how to ask the right questions.
7 Tech Nightmares Haunting IT Pros This Halloween
Slideshows  |  10/26/2016  | 
Sinister service outages, blood-curdling budget constraints, and chilling cyberthreats have long been the stuff of IT nightmares. Now a new survey looks at what's really terrifying IT pros this Halloween and beyond.
Poll: Where Are You Spending Your IT Dollars In 2017?
Commentary  |  10/25/2016  | 
We want to know about your top IT spending priorities for the year ahead. Take our flash poll and tell us where your IT dollars are headed.
7 Data And Analytics Job Titles To Know
Slideshows  |  10/25/2016  | 
Leveraging data -- big and small -- has become a powerful tool for enterprise IT organizations that successfully transition to digital businesses. Opportunities within enterprise organizations have expanded to fill the need. Here's our list of job titles for today's data professionals.
GE Doubles Down On 'Digital Twins' For Business Knowledge
News  |  10/24/2016  | 
Digital twins involve the building of digital models of industrial assets such as turbines. Gartner recently named the technology as one to follow in 2017, and here's how GE is bringing it to the mainstream.
Cloud Security, AI, IoT Make List Of Hot Technologies For 2017
News  |  10/24/2016  | 
In a new report, Nucleus Research identifies which of this year's hot tech topics -- including AI, IoT, security, and supply chains applications -- will become even more focused and implementable in 2017.
10 Strategic Tech Trends For 2017: Gartner 
Slideshows  |  10/24/2016  | 
Gartner has released its annual list of the top 10 strategic trends. Are you planning for the right technology to future-proof your organization? Here's a closer look at each of the trends.
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.
McDonald's Flips Its Training Game: Podcast
Commentary  |  10/21/2016  | 
In this episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice podcast, McDonald's Jack Sylvester and Inkling's Matt MacInnis talk about the new document infrastructure the fast food giant is using for its training and operations manuals -- and what that infrastructure means for onboarding more than 700,000 new employees a year.
AWS, VMware Pact Eases Hybrid Cloud Adoption
News  |  10/20/2016  | 
AWS and VMware have struck a deal that improves workload transfers between their environments, which leaves customers in charge of their final configurations.
Aligned Energy Chills Data Centers With Cool Efficiency
News  |  10/20/2016  | 
Aligned Energy's Cactus Cooler unit dispenses with fans and chillers and conducts data center heat outside through a thermal bus.
Gartner: IT Spending Will Hit $3.5 Trillion In 2017
News  |  10/20/2016  | 
At its Symposium/ITxpo show, Gartner released new worldwide IT spending numbers that predict enterprises will spend up to $3.5 trillion on technology in 2017. That's an increase of about 3% over 2016, with much of that money going toward software and services.
IT In Danger Of Being Marginalized, Accenture Warns 
Commentary  |  10/19/2016  | 
Declining confidence in enterprise IT and greater use of external cloud services are among the findings of a recent Accenture survey. The growth of shadow IT comes with risks. Get a closer look with this infographic.
McDonald's Cooks Up Digital Document Infrastructure
Commentary  |  10/17/2016  | 
McDonald's worldwide has to onboard more than 700,000 people a year. A new cloud-based document infrastructure lets the company save money and time while keeping consistency high.
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.
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.
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.
6 Signs You Need A Multi-Cloud Strategy
Slideshows  |  10/12/2016  | 
Enterprises adopt more than one type of cloud for a number of reasons, including security, shadow IT, and the varying degrees of support from providers. Here are 6 signs that your organization may need to jump into multi-cloud computing.
27 Open Source DevOps Tools In 7 Easy Bites
Slideshows  |  10/11/2016  | 
DevOps is a discipline filled with useful open source tools. Here are 27 of them, organized into seven categories you should know about if you're looking to find the right tools for your organization's DevOps strategy.
Cloud IT Infrastructure Spending To Hit 37% In 2016
News  |  10/11/2016  | 
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Forecast nudges total IT budget spent on cloud to 36.9% in 2016.
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.
DreamPitch: Claire Product-Testing Startup Makes The Cut
News  |  10/6/2016  | 
Claire wants to help companies launch more successful products, so it offers an online testing service based on Facebook Messenger and chatbots. Here's how it won praise at Dreamforce 2016.
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 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.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure Is Now A Data Center Mainstay
News  |  10/4/2016  | 
A recent report from 451 Research finds that hyperconverged infrastructures no longer exist at the edge of the network. In fact, 40% of enterprises report that the technologies occupies the core of the data center.
SaaS Growth: Why IT Support Is Crucial
News  |  10/4/2016  | 
Despite mass adoption in recent years, there is still room for SaaS to grow. IT needs to support -- not resist -- it, reports Parthenon-EY's technology practice of Ernst & Young.
Compark Data Center Blurs Line Between Public, Private Cloud
News  |  10/3/2016  | 
ViaWest's Compark "fourth-generation" data center in Denver blends public cloud, colocation, and managed services in one facility.
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.
SaaS Use: By The Numbers
Commentary  |  9/30/2016  | 
EY survey finds security, identity management, systems management likely areas of future growth.
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.
Cloud Computing Embraced As Cost-Cutting Measure
News  |  9/29/2016  | 
When it comes to implementing a cloud infrastructure, whether it's public, private, or hybrid, most IT departments view the technology as a way to cut costs and save money, according to a recent analysis from CompTIA. The report also shows that SaaS is seen as the most useful cloud service.
Beer Giant Taps Salesforce Data For Better Customer Relations
News  |  9/28/2016  | 
Anheuser-Busch InBev, owner of more than 200 beer brands, needed a single platform for different customers and brewed up one on Salesforce.
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.
25 Cloud Vendors Worth Watching
Commentary  |  9/27/2016  | 
Cloud services are firmly established in the fabric of IT staff operations as necessary and growing ingredients of enterprise computing. No matter your business model or industry vertical, chances are that you've already made strides into the cloud and are looking at additional resources. With that in mind, we offer a roundup of 25 options to consider in your cloud ecosystem -- including cloud services for public, private, and hybrid options, as well as management and monitoring tools.
Beachbody Is Shaping Up For Public Cloud
News  |  9/26/2016  | 
Beachbody is a fitness product specialist with custom financials and ERP needs. However, these systems are a hindrance when it comes to migrating to Oracle Cloud.
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.
ClubCorp CIO Sees Cloud As Hole In One For Golf
News  |  9/22/2016  | 
ClubCorp CIO Patrick Benson is finding that both infrastructure-as-a-service and software-as-a-service are important to migration. The two cloud technologies are also fundamental for future mobile applications.
YellowDog Harnesses Oracle's Cloud, Others For Compute Power Boost
News  |  9/20/2016  | 
YellowDog's service makes use of different clouds, including AWS and Oracle bare metal servers, to compete in the field of 3D animation rendering.
5 Cloud Performance Measuring Strategies
Slideshows  |  9/20/2016  | 
Migrating systems to the public cloud requires many steps. One of them should be performance monitoring. Here are five ways IT pros can make sure their company is getting a return on its cloud investment.
Salesforce ROI: What It Means For IT
News  |  9/19/2016  | 
With several SaaS platforms available, IDC looked at Salesforce's offerings to measure where the ROI lies for IT departments.
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.
Salesforce Draws Market Strength With Conga
News  |  9/16/2016  | 
Conga helps Salesforce customers build contracts, proposals, and other documents. With the company's flexibility, its applications lead the Salesforce App Exchange in service subscriptions.
Public Cloud Market Worth $208 Billion By End Of 2016
News  |  9/16/2016  | 
The public cloud market is expected to grow more than 17% by the end of 2016 to total of over $208 billion, according to new projections from Gartner. The two most popular services are IaaS and SaaS for IT departments looking to save money.
How To Commission Your First Virtual Machine In AWS: A Primer
News  |  9/15/2016  | 
If you need a compute resource quickly, but you don't have any experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), this primer will help you get started.
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.
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