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Your OpenStack Cloud Is Only As Good As The Linux You Install It On
Partner Perspectives  |  2/16/2017  | 
OpenStack services and drivers require a robust and integrated Linux operating system for top-performing functionality.
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.
How Cross-Functional IT Teams Can Work Toward A Common Goal
Commentary  |  2/15/2017  | 
Breaking down the silos is critical in an enterprise IT strategy, and there are ways to get different IT and business groups on the same team.
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.
How To Tackle Today's Data Quality Challenges
News  |  2/13/2017  | 
If your data quality is suspect, your analytics program may also be doomed. Here's a look at today's data quality challenges and how to tackle them.
IT Transformation Checklist: 10 Steps to Success
Commentary  |  2/7/2017  | 
When launching a IT transformation project, there are some steps you definitely don't want to take, and 10 steps that could lead to success.
What To Consider When Hiring Data Science Talent
Commentary  |  2/1/2017  | 
Dealing with the data science talent crunch isn't just about competing for talent; it also requires the right data science strategy to help the analytics team be effective and efficient.
Target CIO Transforms Retailer With In-house Talent, Agile
News  |  1/27/2017  | 
Target hired Tesco veteran Mike McNamara 18 months ago as CIO and Chief Digital Officer to transform the company's IT and software development organization. Here's what he did.
Big Data Leadership: CIO, CAO, Or Maybe The Big Dog
Commentary  |  1/27/2017  | 
In the discussion over who should lead a corporate big data initiative, maybe it should be someone other than the CIO, CAO, or CDO.
The Strategy Of Speed In IT
Commentary  |  1/25/2017  | 
Speed in developing and delivering applications has obvious benefits, but IT leaders have to know when to move fast and when to proceed with care.
What Happens When a Customer of IT Becomes an IT Leader
Commentary  |  1/24/2017  | 
When an executive shifts from being supported by IT to leading IT, one opportunity is to become a more customer-centric IT organization.
Achieve Application And Data Visibility In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/24/2017  | 
IT organizations need visibility into the cloud when their applications and infrastructure are out there. Without such visibility, well, you are flying blind.
What To Consider When Moving To Hyperconverged Infrastructure
Partner Perspectives  |  1/23/2017  | 
Scalability, data availability, and agility are three reasons enterprises are making the move to HCI.
AI Technology Takes Center Stage At Retail Convention
News  |  1/16/2017  | 
Artificial intelligence (AI) and other leading-edge technologies will be highlights of this year's National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York, but many retailers are still struggling with more rudimentary analytics.
3 Ways Shadow Analytics May Be Working Against You
Commentary  |  1/16/2017  | 
Analytics is popping up in more functional areas of businesses, outside of IT's control. Like BYOB, the trend is inevitable. How will your organization manage it?
Measuring the Performance of Enterprise Architecture
Commentary  |  1/11/2017  | 
Enterprise architecture teams often struggle with measuring and communicating the value of their function. We have implemented a set of simple and straight-forward performance indicators to address this problem.
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.
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.
Self-Service Access, Cloud Drive Big Data Value
News  |  12/20/2016  | 
Data governance has emerged as a top concern, and business intelligence remains the top workload for big data technology Hadoop, according to the third edition of the Big Data Maturity Survey.
10 Tech Companies That Stole the Spotlight In 2016
Slideshows  |  12/14/2016  | 
A look back how companies like Google and newer players on the scene like Docker changed the IT landscape this year.
EBay, Challenged To Personalize Email Marketing, Customizes CRM
News  |  12/14/2016  | 
EBay put custom CRM on top of its SendGrid email system to be able to address millions of customers with an individual message.
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.
IT Headed For Fundamental Changes, SIM Survey Shows
News  |  12/8/2016  | 
IT organization budgets look happy and positive on the surface, but there's less money for maintenance and more for cloud and software development. The signs point to tumultuous times ahead.
Law Firm Drinker Biddle Leverages Analytics
News  |  12/1/2016  | 
Law firm Drinker Biddle has set up an information governance and eDiscovery analytics practice, and it's helped clients speed up litigation and regulatory compliance investigations. The firm's chief data scientist shares details about the practice in this interview
HelloFresh Moves Analytics To Hadoop
News  |  11/23/2016  | 
HelloFresh, one of the popular new fresh meal delivery services, was outgrowing its home-grown business intelligence system. To meet the needs of its growing business and data volumes, the company moved to MapR's Hadoop.
Consumer Reports Finds Middle Ground Between Cloud And On-Premises
News  |  11/21/2016  | 
Consumer Reports runs its back-end accounting on Oracle E-Business Suite, but has found a way to get all the benefits of cloud computing while keeping control over the upgrade cycle afforded by on-premises solutions. Here's how they did it.
The Technology Economy Shuffles The C-Suite
Commentary  |  11/18/2016  | 
Chief Data 0fficers have been on the rise in enterprise organizations for the past few years. Do they belong in the IT organization, or should they have their own organization?
2017 IT Budgets: One-Third Goes To Cloud, Hosting Services
News  |  11/17/2016  | 
IT professionals and CIOs plan to spend slightly more than a third of their total IT budgets on cloud and hosting services in 2017, according to survey results from 451 Research. While IaaS remains popular, most of the money will be spent on application, management, and security services.
Google Makes Machine Learning Available To Enterprise IT
News  |  11/16/2016  | 
At its machine learning event, Google put on a display of APIs for use in automated image analysis and categorization -- and for the translation of 103 languages. The company joins AWS and Microsoft in offering more of these services through the cloud.
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.
Samsung's $8 Billion Harman Deal Drives New Era For IT Pros 
Commentary  |  11/15/2016  | 
As connected cars become more commonplace, IT professionals need to consider how employees are using these software-platforms-on-wheels to access and share work-related information. Samsung's announcement that it would acquire Harman International Industries -- owner of multiple car audio brands -- raises the urgency of these questions.
Chief Data Officers: More Report To CEO Than CIO
News  |  11/14/2016  | 
A Gartner survey of chief data officers found that 30% of them are now reporting to the CEO. Also, many companies are creating a new Office of the CDO with its own staff, budget, and responsibilities separate from IT.
IT Priorities Shifting Toward Security, Managing Costs
News  |  11/11/2016  | 
A recent IDG survey shows CIOs and IT managers have a renewed concern for operational security and improved customer experience.
Trump's Election: Poll Failures Hold Data Lessons For IT
News  |  11/11/2016  | 
Are your data analytics predictions models suffering from the same problems as the models that predicted Hillary Clinton would easily win the US Presidential election? Here are a few things to consider.
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.
AI, Cognitive Computing To Disrupt Enterprises: IDC
News  |  11/8/2016  | 
IDC is forecasting big growth for cognitive computing and AI in the next 5 years. This infographic shows the growth, industries, and use-cases for these technologies.
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 Get Strategic As IT Budgets Stay Flat
News  |  11/7/2016  | 
Tech budgets are moving out of IT control and are expected to remain flat, but CIOs are gaining more influence across the broader enterprise, according to CEB Global's 2017 IT Budget Survey.
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.
Data Analytics Pros Don't Feel The Love From C-Suite
News  |  11/3/2016  | 
Data and analytics initiatives may underpin every digital transformation initiative, but can these programs be trusted? A new survey from KPMG shows that even those running the programs don't always trust them.
Analytics Dominate CRM Lead Management Products: Gartner
News  |  11/1/2016  | 
Investments in predictive analytics, dashboards, and KPIs are coming to CRM lead management offerings, according to Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant report for the category. The finding is reflective of an increasing number of IT organizations aiming to deliver more and better intelligence for sales and marketing users.
Healthcare's Looming Disruption: How Can IT Prepare?
News  |  10/31/2016  | 
A new Gartner Maverick report says that annual physical medical exams and primary care doctors are about to be disrupted by IoT medical devices and algorithm. Here's how IT must shift to accommodate the change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gartner 2017 CIO Agenda: Digital Ecosystems, Interoperability, Bimodal IT
Commentary  |  10/19/2016  | 
Digitization, creating a new level of organizational interoperability, and the practice of bimodal IT are among the priorities for CIOs, according to the Gartner 2017 CIO Agenda. See how your IT priorities stack up.
Hadoop Migration Pays Off For PRGX
News  |  10/18/2016  | 
Recovery audit services company PRGX is leveraging the lower storage cost and faster analytics speeds available in a Hadoop and Talend big data stack to realize more cost savings and revenue for customers.
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