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To Deliver Digitization, IT Needs Fusion Teams
Commentary  |  7/14/2017  | 
Cross-functional "fusion" teams can present benefits to organizations, and can help members in their career development, if those teams are done right.
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.
Building a Data-Driven Culture Starts with the Team
Commentary  |  7/13/2017  | 
Being a data-driven organization is an ongoing process -- you need to invest in the right team, infrastructure, software, and processes that can promote lasting change.
What to Consider Before Leaping into Microservices
Commentary  |  7/12/2017  | 
Step one in a microservices strategy is to figure out whether microservices are right for your organization.
CompTIA: IT Skills Gap Appears to be Growing
News  |  7/12/2017  | 
A survey of 600 IT and business professionals finds more new skills are needed to keep the business up to date and competitive.
Predictive Analytics: Intersection of Humans, Machines
Commentary  |  7/11/2017  | 
Is big data moving your decision-making needle, or, has it only confirmed what you already knew? Predictive analytics and a human touch help make sense out of your data.
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.
Why Remote Teams are Essential Today: Get Them Right
Commentary  |  7/11/2017  | 
Remote teams, particularly for startups depending on developers and data science in metropolitan areas, are these days. So, you have to do team management right.
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.
10 IT Jobs That Will Be Done by AI
Slideshows  |  7/10/2017  | 
Artificial intelligence is already taking on some tasks that were previously performed by humans - but that doesn't necessarily mean you will soon be out of job.
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.
Exponential Technologies Offer Early Use Case in Tax
Commentary  |  7/7/2017  | 
As exponential technologies emerge benefits to end user departments also can grow exponentially, as in corporate tax groups.
Blockchain Moving Beyond Bitcoin
News  |  7/7/2017  | 
Experts expect to see the shared database technology securely managing transactions in areas ranging from real estate to digital.
3 Career Paths Software Developers Might Want to Pursue
Commentary  |  7/6/2017  | 
When it's time for developers to take on management responsibilities, these three roles offer a path.
Data Center Automation Advances Hybrid Cloud
News  |  7/6/2017  | 
Data center infrastructure management is a new form of automation, minimizing some legacy system drawbacks.
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.
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.
Weathering the Data Storm Ė 4 Steps to Analytics Success
Commentary  |  7/5/2017  | 
Finding data sources is only the first step in a successful data analytics strategy. After that, the hard work begins.
7 Steps to GDPR for US Companies
Commentary  |  7/4/2017  | 
The EU's GDPR impacts all companies doing business with EU citizens. Here are some important steps to take to ensure you're on the fast track to compliance.
Four Things You Must Do To Retain Top Tech Talent
Commentary  |  7/3/2017  | 
Consider these ways you can improve tech retention at your business and control the turnover cycle.
Kids Welcome Guidance; Where Would You Steer Them?
Commentary  |  6/29/2017  | 
The new InformationWeek Flash Poll is ready for you to share your advice to a new high school graduate as they define what they want to be when they grow up.
PG&E's Winning Recipe for a Mobile Asset Inspection App
News  |  6/29/2017  | 
For PG&E a utility pole inspection app offers much more than a chance to replace paper.
Technology as Friend, Foe, or Partner?
News  |  6/27/2017  | 
The latest book by MIT researchers Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson explores the human/machine relationship and how businesses can prepare for the changes that the next 10 years will bring.
Analytics Help US Marshals Capture $250M in Savings
News  |  6/27/2017  | 
Sophisticated tools search for and pinpoint potential savings opportunities.
Automated Tools Ease Cloud Migration
Commentary  |  6/26/2017  | 
With new tools appearing, automation and orchestration are having a major impact on easing the burden of moving to the cloud.
RIP, Systems Administrator, Welcome DevOps
Commentary  |  6/23/2017  | 
While the traditional sys admin role may fade away, those who are willing to change can take an exciting journey with cloud and DevOps.
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.
What Execs Should Know About Deep Learning
Commentary  |  6/22/2017  | 
Deep learning takes a step beyond machine learning, and it's first killer app is computervision.
Google Knocks on Door of Gartner's Cloud Leaders
News  |  6/22/2017  | 
Google is close but still no cigar when it comes to sharing the realm of the cloud leaders in the Gartner IaaS Magic Quadrant.
Digital Transformation is about Customer Ownership
Commentary  |  6/21/2017  | 
Automation is just the beginning, understanding your customer is the new imperative.
Want to Succeed at Data-Driven Transformation? Start Slow
Commentary  |  6/21/2017  | 
Some organizations race into data-driven transformation. Others want to get everything "right" first. There's an optimal balance between the two.
IT Risk: Itís not 'Cyber' Ė Itís Worse
Commentary  |  6/20/2017  | 
While hackers haven't put big companies out of business, there are plenty of examples of companies that failed because they were slow to respond to tech-driven market shifts.
Build a DevOps-Focused Enterprise
Commentary  |  6/20/2017  | 
Why businesses should work to spread DevOps benefits across their entire organization.
Considering AI for Business? Here Are 4 Fundamentals to Start
Commentary  |  6/19/2017  | 
Artificial intelligence projects take time, effort, data, and expertise to build a meaningful system. Having the right ecosystem in place will ensure companies are prepared for it.
When an On-Premises, Public Cloud Might be Right for You
Commentary  |  6/19/2017  | 
There are several options for those companies that want a public cloud environment but also want to keep compute gear in house.
Get Ready for IoT by Taking 3 Essential Steps
Commentary  |  6/19/2017  | 
To prepare for IoT, companies need to take advantage of big data and advanced analytics, and adapt their culture, so they are ready for the transformation.
Blockchain Barges into Insurance via IBM, AIG
News  |  6/16/2017  | 
IBM helps AIG create a cross-country, multi-party international risk policy tailored to use blockchain's security and trust.
GDPR Puts Response at Center Stage for All Companies
Commentary  |  6/15/2017  | 
When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in May 2018, a company's ability to respond to a data breach will be paramount.
Three Phases to Adapting an Omnichannel Business Model
Commentary  |  6/15/2017  | 
IT becomes a key player as businesses move to create a seamless path to purchase with a singular view of their customers across all touchpoints, including in-store, online, mobile, social, call centers, direct mail and more.
7 Technologies that Enable a Microservices Architecture
Slideshows  |  6/15/2017  | 
Organizations that implement microservices often adopt the architectural style alongside complementary technologies, including the seven in this slideshow.
A 4-Step Methodology for Finding the Right Cloud Provider
Commentary  |  6/14/2017  | 
Don't rush into the cloud before taking the time to understand what you want, and what you need.
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.
Six Steps to Achieve the Joys of Serverless Architectures
Commentary  |  6/14/2017  | 
The are solid benefits in a move to a serverless architecture, but remember these six important considerations to undertake before going serverless.
Rethink How Humans and Machines Will Work Together
Commentary  |  6/13/2017  | 
Productivity gains from automation are not resulting in job losses, but are enabling companies to redeploy employees to handle higher-value tasks and a greater volume of work.
DevOps Research Says Practice Yields Benefits Beyond Code
News  |  6/13/2017  | 
Survey: Organizations that adopt disciplined DevOps thrive in ways that remain difficult for others; automation, quality, continuous delivery.
Next up for CRM? Customer Retention Through Contextual Messaging
Commentary  |  6/12/2017  | 
The rapid evolution of CRM has initiated a rush of new marketing processes and practices; combining multi-channel messaging with analytics is a promising new direction.
Five Ways Big Data is Transforming Epidemics
Commentary  |  6/8/2017  | 
Big data and analytical tools have transformed every industry from healthcare to retail to government, and now are transforming the way epidemics are approached.
Research Suggests New Strategies for IT Training
News  |  6/8/2017  | 
Giving test subjects direct instruction made them more likely to fall for phishing attacks and less likely to explore the advanced features of software. Mindfulness training had the opposite effect.
Red Hat: Linux Handlers Can Learn To Manage OpenStack
Commentary  |  6/7/2017  | 
Red Hat cloud architect Julio Villarreal-Pelegrino says you don't need to know OpenStack to succeed at implementing it.
Itís Time CIOs Get Real About Data Security
Commentary  |  6/6/2017  | 
Your company's success in securing its data and network could depend on how the CIO delivers security messages to their peers in the C-suite.
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