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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It Is Time for Enterprise CIOs to Create a New Breed of Innovation
Commentary  |  7/24/2017  | 
There still are big opportunities for innovation in the enterprise, particularly when achieving efficiency is the goal.
The Rise and Fall of Ruby on Rails
Commentary  |  7/24/2017  | 
Once the rising star of web development, Ruby on Rails has fallen into a secondary role in the corporate world.
Old Database Problems In a New Guise: As a Service
News  |  7/24/2017  | 
ScaleArc: If cloud services are the "white knight" sent to solve IT problems, then database as a service is going to fall short.
Setting the Table for DevOps Team Structure
Commentary  |  7/21/2017  | 
Building a DevOps team is about people, organization, even tables, chairs and office space.
HR Use of Social Media Grows, But Is the Data Reliable?
Commentary  |  7/21/2017  | 
More hiring managers and HR pros are using social media to make decisions about candidates, but how wise is it? Could the use of social media for hiring be dangerous in its own way?
Amazon Positioned to Use Data to Dominate Where It Wishes
News  |  7/20/2017  | 
If Amazon expands into food delivery, it will obtain a treasure of consumer information that it can use for its next expansion.
Unity Rules As OCI Launches 1.0 Container Spec
News  |  7/19/2017  | 
After a two-year effort, the Open Container Initiative has its image specification and runtime spec ready for vendors and container users.
Dark Reading INsecurity Conference Registration Now Open
Commentary  |  7/19/2017  | 
November event will focus on attendee interaction, "blue team" best practices.
Cloud Outages: Who’s at Fault?
Commentary  |  7/19/2017  | 
Cloud outages do happen. So, how can you and your IT group minimize the impact on the company?
Containerization Gains Traction; We’re All Better for it
Commentary  |  7/18/2017  | 
Cloud-based application development has taken big strides, and it's delivering benefits for enterprises such as federal agencies.
Three Big Data Developments No One is Talking About
Commentary  |  7/18/2017  | 
What you will be discussing about big data in a year will be very different from today's conversations.
Koehler: IBM Cloud Advances with Integration, New Services
News  |  7/17/2017  | 
Bryson Koehler, CTO of IBM Watson/Cloud, predicts a more unified face, powerful compute engine for IBM Cloud in coming year.
10 Things IT Pros Should Consider (or Dread) Before the Job Hunt
Slideshows  |  7/17/2017  | 
Think you've seen changes in your IT group over the years? Well there have been just as many changes in the job market. Here's some advice to help you find that next great job.
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.
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.
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