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How to Avoid Big Data Mistakes
News  |  2/27/2017  | 
If data is important to your company, then creating a data governance program is as essential to the business as an accounting program.
Catastrophe Hits Your Datacenter – But Users Don't Notice
Partner Perspectives  |  2/23/2017  | 
Many large, network-dependent organizations are deploying OpenStack together with Red Hat Ceph Storage because they are inherently high-available solutions.
Product Management Should Be At The Core Of Every Company
Commentary  |  2/22/2017  | 
At the heart of product management is the ability to discover the customers' pain and then leading the way in solving that pain in the best way possible.
Bloomberg Adds Machine-Learning To Apache Solr Search
News  |  2/22/2017  | 
Bloomberg has created an open source way to use machine-learning models to weight searches, then add their values to the Solr search engine.
Your Big Data Strategy Needs DevOps
Commentary  |  2/16/2017  | 
Many big data analytics teams choose to not use DevOps methodologies, but there are real benefits to applying DevOps concepts to those big data initiatives.
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.
9 Industries Hiring IT Pros Now
Slideshows  |  2/15/2017  | 
If you're looking for an IT job this year, you might want to start with these types of companies, perhaps focusing on the job types that are hot in a given sector.
Why Digitization Requires A New IT Operating Model
Commentary  |  2/14/2017  | 
As enterprises advance in the world of digital business, the old project-based IT model is due for change.
Coding: In Search of Imperfection
Commentary  |  2/13/2017  | 
Learn why bad code is generally much better than no code all, except maybe in matters of life and death.
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.
Agile Development And The Red Line: At A Point Of No Return
Commentary  |  2/10/2017  | 
Red line (noun): A safety limit. The furthest limit of what will be tolerated or considered safe. A point beyond which a person or group is not prepared to negotiate. The point of no return.
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.
5 Security Considerations For The Hybrid Cloud
Commentary  |  1/27/2017  | 
Even though your infrastructure, applications, and data are off in the cloud, don't assume that you are off the hook when it comes to compliance. You are still responsible for that data.
Bridging the Hybrid Developer Divide
Commentary  |  1/26/2017  | 
While companies strive to evolve and innovate with concepts such as cloud and DevOps, one challenge is to keep pace with new skills in the IT group.
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.
Kinetica Uses GPUs for Advanced In-Database Analytics
News  |  1/24/2017  | 
GPU-accelerated databases aren't new, and they're not all that popular, but that will likely change over time. Here are some of Kinetica's latest improvements and why that matters to big pharma company GSK.
How Kubernetes Came To Lead The Container Management Pack
News  |  1/24/2017  | 
Kubernetes advocate points to software's roots inside Google, its self-healing features and its container cluster know-how.
5 Ways to Be Successful with Open Source Software in 2017
Slideshows  |  1/20/2017  | 
Open source software has matured over the years, often serving as the primary piece of a corporation's software strategy. But questions remain in the minds of many managers. Doug Cutting of the Apache Software Foundation, and known for creating Hadoop, shares his thoughts on how to achieve success with for open source.
5 Business Cases For Containers
Commentary  |  1/19/2017  | 
While containers offer an organization technical benefits, don't overlook their business benefits, such as cost savings and flexibility.
Private Cloud In Retreat, Public Cloud To Fore: Report
News  |  1/19/2017  | 
Our '2017 State of Cloud' report finds private cloud losing its viability and hybrid cloud operations too complex; public cloud use advancing.
How Can The CIO Drive RPA As A Strategic Imperative?
Commentary  |  1/18/2017  | 
The use of Robotic Process Automation, using concepts such as software bots, is emerging, but its use can't succeed in isolation. The CIO needs to get involved to implement an enterprise strategy.
Bain: Is Container Use Optional? Probably Not
News  |  1/17/2017  | 
Containers are less an option and more an essential technology for achieving the agile company needed to survive in the digital economy.
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.
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?
Why You Need To Embrace DevOps Differently
Commentary  |  1/13/2017  | 
Before you jump into DevOps understand what problems you are trying to solve, and whether you need to make a complete commitment to all of the elements or just specific aspects.
Be Recognized For IT Excellence
Commentary  |  1/12/2017  | 
Organizations of all sizes and from all sectors are invited to apply for the 2017 InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards.
Addressing The Runaway Demand For Information Security
Commentary  |  1/12/2017  | 
With organizations going through digital transformation,IT leaders must fundamentally change how information security services are delivered, and make security part of everyone's job.
3 No-brainer Uses for the Public Cloud
Commentary  |  1/11/2017  | 
While many enterprise needs will require the use of a private or hybrid cloud architecture, there are some uses that truly take advantage of the benefits that only the public cloud can deliver.
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.
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.
5 Things That Will Keep IT Execs Up At Night In 2017
Commentary  |  1/6/2017  | 
The dawn of a new year brings hope of great things to come. But there also are challenges that are sure to keep IT executives awake with worry.
IT Products Go from Big Noise to Big Business
Commentary  |  1/3/2017  | 
There's been a positive change in the enterprise computing business of late; more product announcements truly are focused on how technology can help a company do business.
eBay Container Management Tool Works With Kubernetes
News  |  12/28/2016  | 
eBay wants to expand its use of Docker containers and has composed a tool, TessMaster, to help them run on Kubernetes cluster management.
At AWS, 'Enterprise Strategy' Consists Of Helping Migrations
News  |  12/21/2016  | 
Head of Enterprise Strategy Stephen Orban describes how AWS will try to assist more enterprise workloads in a move to the cloud.
The Cloud May Finally be Ready for Your Legacy Apps
Commentary  |  12/21/2016  | 
If you’ve been holding off your legacy application migration to the cloud over fear of support and migration issues, 2017 may very well be the time to look at your options.
Innovation Is a Team Sport
Commentary  |  12/20/2016  | 
Lessons in teamwork, innovation and leadership learned in sports carry through in the business world, according to the CTO of Ultimate Software.
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.
Multi-Cloud Management: What to Realistically Expect in 2017
Commentary  |  12/14/2016  | 
Learn what you should realistically expect from your multi-cloud management solution in 2017 -- and what you may have to wait for until 2018 and beyond.
Brooks Brothers In Style As It Moves To Cloud
News  |  12/13/2016  | 
With operations depending on SAP HANA, Brooks Brothers management wanted a minimum of downtime in its move to AWS cloud.
Amazon CTO Vogels: 'We're in the pain management business'
News  |  12/12/2016  | 
At AWS ReInvent, Werner Vogels looks back on how Amazon Web Services got to where it is, and where it's going next.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RightScale: Cloud Customers Overspend On Services
News  |  11/17/2016  | 
In a new study of its cloud computing customers over a three-month period, RightScale found that many are passing up savings, and that overprovisioning resources is still widespread.
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