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Six IT Talent Priorities for a Digital Strategy
Commentary  |  8/23/2017  | 
Building teams to execute on a digital strategy isn't just about hiring talent; companies have to rethink how they collaborate, manage processes, and reward people.
10 Best US Cities for Tech Jobs in 2017
Slideshows  |  8/22/2017  | 
These metro areas have seen the biggest gains in software jobs over the last five years. You might be surprised by where some cities rank, and which noted tech employer missed the cut.
Why I Gave My Engineering Team a Chance for a Do-Over
Commentary  |  8/22/2017  | 
Transforming to a microservices architecture requires coordination across all disciplines. It won't be easy, but it promises plenty of benefits.
Insurance Struggles with Lead Gen & Data Analytics
News  |  8/22/2017  | 
Insurance agencies struggle to reach new prospects. To adapt to changing markets, they must overcome challenges with data integration, data quality, and systems fragmentation.
How the Cloud Can Help Cure Cancer
Commentary  |  8/21/2017  | 
The experience of Angelina Jolie highlights how cloud computing can help address cancer by cutting the cost of genomic sequencing and enabling data sharing.
Cloud Vendor Lock-In a Risk Worth Taking
News  |  8/21/2017  | 
New Forrester research finds that prices for AWS and Azure are still competitive, but customers should be wary of lock-in on SasS products such as Salesforce and Oracle.
Digital Transformation: 5 Strategies for Success
News  |  8/21/2017  | 
The CFA Institute has embarked on a digital transformation project that takes a human-centered approach to modernizing IT and migrating to the cloud.
Integrating Security into DevOps Takes Care
Commentary  |  8/18/2017  | 
It makes sense to involve IT security with DevOps, but the integration isn't as easy as it sounds.
Serverless Architecture Could Cure DevOps Pain
Commentary  |  8/17/2017  | 
IT organizations struggling to transition to DevOps should take heart. Serverless architecture can provide many of the same benefits without the steep learning curve.
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.
How to Ensure a Successful OpenStack Deployment
Commentary  |  8/17/2017  | 
There are three keys to embarking on a successful OpenStack initiative.
Does Your Breach Incident Response Plan Have Holes?
Commentary  |  8/16/2017  | 
The likelihood of a company suffering a breach is worse than most believe. Here's a checklist for building out a plan to deal with a breach.
DevOps Can't Happen Without Education
Commentary  |  8/16/2017  | 
The emergence of DevOps practices means IT pros must expand their skills and the companies they work for must help foster that learning.
A Telecommuting Tradeoff: Less Collaboration
News  |  8/15/2017  | 
Some companies believe that collaboration in today's agile workplace suffers when employees are full-time telecommuters.
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.
9 Cloud Certifications Worth Your Time and Money
Slideshows  |  8/14/2017  | 
For IT professionals who want to advance their careers with new skills, certifications in cloud technology and management are a good bet.
Who Moved My Tech? The Art of Convincing the Unconvinced
Commentary  |  8/14/2017  | 
Every technology initiative -- in fact many business changes -- will run into resistance from people. Here are three steps to overcoming that resistance.
Innovation Relies on Humanizing the IT Organization
Commentary  |  8/11/2017  | 
IT organizations are quick to talk about hardware failures, software failures, and outages, but so often the cause of IT failures can be pinned on people.
How to Build Resilient Work Teams
Commentary  |  8/10/2017  | 
It takes internal "grit" to cope with business and technology changes. Lynn Christensen of Workday shares some advice on building resilience.
An IT Revolution Approaches
Commentary  |  8/10/2017  | 
For all of the talk about IT playing a key role in innovation, those maintenance tasks that "keep the train running" don't leave much time for innovation.
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.
Is Your IT Led by Digital Product Managers?
Commentary  |  8/9/2017  | 
Agile is useful, but it's no substitute for empowered leadership of genuine cultural change.
The 10 'Perks' IT Workers Want Most
Slideshows  |  8/8/2017  | 
Most job seekers don't look for specific perks, but the things an employer offers can provide a valuable glimpse into the corporate culture.
Pay Down Tech Debt While Investing in a Digital Future
Commentary  |  8/8/2017  | 
The journey to digital transformation isn't just a technology initiative, it's about remaking the business.
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.
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.
Peer Advice: 7 Steps Toward Change
News  |  8/4/2017  | 
Tips for financial institutions or others heading for digital transformation.
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.
Think AI, Clouds, Football, and Structure
Commentary  |  8/3/2017  | 
One of the challenges to innovation and adoption of emerging technologies is our reliance on classifying everything and everyone.
Get to Know the DPO: Under GDPR, You May Need One
Commentary  |  8/3/2017  | 
Getting ready for GDPR now will allow ample time for testing and assessing the new protocols, hiring the right data protection officer and ensuring they are operating effectively.
Are You Digital Enough to Be in Your Business’ Future?
Commentary  |  8/2/2017  | 
Today's business challenges require diverse teams with new competencies, including the ability to collaborate effectively across organizational borders.
5 Things to Know About IT Candidates
Commentary  |  8/2/2017  | 
If you're having trouble finding and keeping IT personnel, you're not alone. One problem might be that you don't understand what they want, as a new Manpower study suggests.
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.
Visualization Enables High Dimensional Analytics
Commentary  |  8/1/2017  | 
High dimensional data is our greatest asset in learning from data sets with hundreds, even thousands, of variables.
Why Businesses Need to Update Their DR Plan Now
Commentary  |  8/1/2017  | 
With cyberattacks becoming more common, and natural and man-made disasters not going away, disaster recovery programs are more important than ever.
NIST, IEEE Pair Up to Drive Cloud Interoperability
News  |  8/1/2017  | 
Two major standards bodies have grabbed the bull by the horns in an attempt to make workloads and services mobile across clouds.
Software Is Changing the World, Just As I Foresaw
Commentary  |  7/31/2017  | 
We now say, 'Software is eating the world.' In 1984, many years ago, it was clear that it was going to change it.
The Value Equation for Customer-Centric Innovation
Commentary  |  7/31/2017  | 
The value equation for customer-centric innovation comes down to shifting the focus from cost savings to revenue growth and a competitive differentiation.
10 Influential AI and Machine Learning Experts to Follow on Twitter
Slideshows  |  7/31/2017  | 
AI, machine learning, natural language processing, and other advanced analytics technologies make up the leading-edge of how organizations are gaining value from big data. Here's a collection of some of the most influential and rising stars on Twitter when it comes to AI and machine learning.
Pressure to Digitize Pushes Enterprises to Transform
Commentary  |  7/28/2017  | 
Enterprises in traditional industries, from manufacturing to logistics and retail, are scrambling to update their offerings to better support emerging technologies.
4 Signs Your IT Strategy is Off Track
Commentary  |  7/28/2017  | 
Whether the cause is immature technology, outdated processes and skills, or a shift in corporate mindset, IT projects can go wrong at midstream.
MillerCoors’ $100-Million IT Lawsuit Warning
News  |  7/27/2017  | 
There are lessons to be learned by CIOs planning outsourcing projects in the dueling lawsuits involving MillerCoors and HCL.
Cloud Technology Partners: Combat the Cloud Resistance
News  |  7/27/2017  | 
It might seem unlikely, but the sweeping change brought about by a cloud implementation sometimes breeds its own resistance.
Have We Reached Collaboration Conflict? Time for Glue
Commentary  |  7/26/2017  | 
A swarm of collaboration tools in the typical enterprise presents challenges such as data silos and tool overload for managers. The solution just might be more, but better, tools.
Digital Transformation Myths and How They Hold You Back
Commentary  |  7/26/2017  | 
Most companies have learned that digital transformation isn't easy, and often the challenges appear when they try to do to much too fast.
What Analytics Pros Need to Know about GDPR
Commentary  |  7/26/2017  | 
Understanding the EU's GDPR guidelines is valuable knowledge for anyone in a data related profession.
4 Ways AI Can Help SMBs
Commentary  |  7/25/2017  | 
Emerging AI technologies and new service offerings mean that small and mid-sized businesses can join big companies in taking advantage of AI.
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.
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