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QVC: Real-Time Data is the Future of ECommerce
News  |  8/17/2017  | 
In its 31-year history, home shopping TV channel QVC has always faced the limitations of time -- just 168 hours a week to sell its products. Here's how real-time data feeds have changed the company's marketing efforts.
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.
How to Ward off Dreaded 'Scope Creep'
Commentary  |  8/7/2017  | 
In any IT project scope creep can act as a noxious weed, leading to project bloat, extra costs and time delays.
The Best Ways to Evaluate Your App
Commentary  |  8/3/2017  | 
Yes, user feedback about an app is useful, but only to a degree. Here are some other ways to evaluate an app.
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.
Can Amazon Disrupt More Markets? Let Me Count the Ways
Commentary  |  7/11/2017  | 
Amazon may be poised to enter the pharmacy as well as grocery business; it trains customers to expect quick delivery.
3 Keys to Building a Successful App Ecosystem
Commentary  |  7/10/2017  | 
Openness, trust, and shared economic opportunity are among the keys to building a successful app ecosystem.
Pedal to the Pavement: Chinese VCs Take on Ride Hailing
Commentary  |  7/10/2017  | 
Chinese giants Alibaba and Tencent to challenge the world in bicycle rentals, while spiffing up their digital services.
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.
The Need to Go Digital Is Clear; Not Everyone Can Get There
News  |  6/14/2017  | 
PwC report on the 2017 Global Digital IQ says some organizations becoming top performers in going digital; others, not so much.
The Uber of Roadside Assistance
The Uber of Roadside Assistance
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/13/2017  | 
Kamal Natarajan, divisional CIO and VP for Allstate Roadside Services Technology shares how they've "Uber-ized" their roadside service at the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX.
Make Smart Business Decisions Through Data-driven Alerts
Commentary  |  6/5/2017  | 
Alerts fed by business intelligence are a nice fit for companies operating in today's competitive round-the-clock world.
Wanted: Protection From Intrusive Hacks for Connected Vehicles
News  |  5/26/2017  | 
Cloud Security Alliance sees danger, issues guidelines for how we'll need to secure the connected vehicle environment in the future.
Cisco DevNet Prepares Developers for Programmable Network
News  |  5/19/2017  | 
Three-and-a-half years ago, Cisco launched DevNet to prepare developers for the programmable network, accessed through APIs. A Cisco exec provided an update in an Interop ITX keynote.
Gartner Chart Puts Salesforce at Top of Low-Code Platforms
News  |  5/11/2017  | 
A new Magic Quadrant looks at platforms for the high-productivity building of applications, including mobile apps; Salesforce scores.
Luxury Fashion Finds Bigger Sales, Returns In Cloud
News  |  4/26/2017  | 
Net-A-Porter didn't know how much money it was leaving on the table when the Web site failed to keep up with traffic. New microservices captured it.
Walmart: Agility Enabled with React.js, Node.js
News  |  4/20/2017  | 
Alex Grigoryan needed to attack multiple fronts as he revamped the Walmart Web site; the answer was decentralized agile teams with Node.js.
Low Code: What IT Needs to Know
Commentary  |  4/11/2017  | 
As low code, which minimizes the amount of coding needed to build out applications, becomes a new norm, it is important to consider how the rise of citizen developers will affect the enterprise.
All Together Now: DevOps, UC & Collaboration
Commentary  |  4/6/2017  | 
An Interop ITX speaker believes that DevOps can help unified communication (UC) teams work together more efficiently and effectively on a wide range of issues and challenges.
4 Trends In 2017 That Every Developer Needs To Understand
Commentary  |  2/3/2017  | 
Developers need to be ready for the opportunities that quantum computing, big data, and mixed reality might bring to all computing sectors, including commercial computing, in 2017.
Agile Is King, But Continuous Integration Is An Elusive Goal
News  |  1/31/2017  | 
A Dimension Data survey of development professionals found most enterprises have adopted agile methods, but only 14% can update hourly.
Maintaining Team Focus In The Digital Maelstrom
Commentary  |  1/26/2017  | 
For all of the devices and applications that are designed to make workers more efficient, factors such as regular interruptions translate into lost productivity.
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.
Business Transformation: Go Digital Or Go Home
Commentary  |  1/10/2017  | 
The evidence is clear, digital transformation is the biggest driver in business today. Businesses that don't embrace the journey will be left behind by competitors and customers.
Machine Learning, Analytics Offer Untapped Potential, McKinsey Says
News  |  12/29/2016  | 
Incorporating data analytics' value into corporate culture is essential to competing against digital disruptors. InformationWeek interviewed McKinsey partner and lead researcher Michael Chui about a new report addressing competition in a data-driven era.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Google Search Indexing To Go Mobile-First
News  |  11/8/2016  | 
In an announcement that could have far-ranging implications for websites of all sizes, Google said that it would place even more emphasis on mobile search, especially in the ways the company's algorithm ranks sites.
The Wait At Polls: IT Drives Real-Time Updates
News  |  11/7/2016  | 
Voters in Cobb County, Georgia, got more accurate and timely updates on wait times at polling locations open for early voting during this year's US presidential election. Here's how IT made it happen.
CIOs Face Changes, Volatility In 2017, Forrester Predicts
Slideshows  |  11/7/2016  | 
IT transitions will accelerate in 2017 as CIOs look to deliver business outcomes, develop technologies that serve customers, and embrace new technologies such as AI and AR, according to Forrester Research. Here's a look at the research firm's predictions for the new year.
Android Marketshare Hits Record 88%, Report Finds
News  |  11/4/2016  | 
A recent report from Strategy Analytics finds that Android has reached a record 88% marketshare during the third quarter of 2016. At the same time, Apple's iOS lost some ground, and other mobile operating systems have all but disappeared.
Digital Transformation Underway, Many Will Fail At It
News  |  11/3/2016  | 
IDC has issued its IT FutureScape forecast for 2017, which includes 10 predictions for IT. Here's how cloud, mobile, social media, big data, AI, virtual reality, and other innovations are changing the world.
Will Digital Economy Create A Developer Shortage?
News  |  11/2/2016  | 
As more companies seek to transform themselves digitally and effectively become software companies, some are going to have trouble filling "the developer gap," according to a Cloud Foundry report.
Analytics, IoT Crucial To Mobile E-Commerce Growth
News  |  10/28/2016  | 
As more and more companies delve into mobile e-commerce, the amount of data generated is putting new challenges for developers and IT departments. But analytics, IoT, and other tools have help make sense of that data, according a report from Frost & Sullivan.
BI Self-Service Analytics: IT's Next Top Priority
Commentary  |  10/27/2016  | 
IT organizations should prioritize their self-service analytics tools projects to enable business users to experience the value of analytics and big data investments.
Bank Of America's Digital Transformation: Where IT Fits In
Commentary  |  10/27/2016  | 
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is in the midst of sweeping digital transformation involving all aspects of its customer-facing operations. InformationWeek spoke with several of the company's technology executives to find out where IT fits in its evolving technology roadmap.
Final Presidential Debate Tests UNLV's IT Preparedness
News  |  10/26/2016  | 
The UNLV IT staff had to be ready for a variety of requests -- often at the last minute -- as the school prepared to host the third Presidential debate earlier this month. Here's the inside story.
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.
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.
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.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall Will Cost Company Billions
News  |  10/14/2016  | 
In an Oct. 14 statement, Samsung estimated that the recall of its Galaxy Note smartphone will cost the company as much as $3 billion over the next several quarters. So far, Samsung has received 96 reports of overheating and fire associated with device.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Killed Following Fire Reports
News  |  10/11/2016  | 
A day after Samsung told partners and carriers to stop selling its flagship Galaxy Note 7, the company released a statement that it would end production all together. It's a huge blow for the South Korean tech giant as the holiday shopping season approaches.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Production Halts Amid More Fire Reports
News  |  10/10/2016  | 
According to reports from South Korea, Samsung is stopping production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following more reports of the devices catching fire. Also, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T have stopped selling the phones, as well as replacements. UPDATE: Late on Oct. 10, Samsung released its own statement.
Mobile Market Forecasts Send Mixed Signals
News  |  10/7/2016  | 
Separate reports from Gartner and IDC paint different pictures of the state of the mobile market in 2016, and what the next few years may hold for space.
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.
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.
BlackBerry Quits Making Smartphones
News  |  9/28/2016  | 
BlackBerry, which dominated the mobile market during the dawn of the smartphone era, is no longer making hardware. Instead, it will focus on software, management, and security, which moves the company deeper into the enterprise.
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.
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