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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Build a DevOps-Focused Enterprise
Commentary  |  6/20/2017  | 
Why businesses should work to spread DevOps benefits across their entire organization.
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.
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.
Cisco DevNet Prepares Developers for Programmable Network
News  |  5/19/2017  | 
Three-and-a-half years ago, Cisco launched DevNet to prepare developers for the programmable network, accessed through APIs. A Cisco exec provided an update in an Interop ITX keynote.
Why Automation and AI are Cool, Until They're Not
Commentary  |  5/15/2017  | 
Enterprises and jobs are changing fast as more tasks are automated with increasing levels of machine intelligence. Automation displaced manufacturing jobs, but it also enabled the creation of new businesses and career opportunities. Will knowledge workers and their employers adapt fast enough?
DevOps: It's an Ongoing Culture, Not a Project
News  |  4/12/2017  | 
Splunk's Chief Technology Advocate Andi Mann will sound off on DevOps as a culture-driven phenomenon at Interop ITX and the disciplines it requires.
Managing APIs Is an Increasingly Complex Burden
News  |  3/31/2017  | 
Cloud Elements study analyzes data on enterprise API use and concludes that API use is growing rapidly, but it also takes careful management.
Workers Welcome AI But Remain Skeptical About Its Benefits
News  |  2/24/2017  | 
Survey by Atlassian finds wide worker expectbations of working alongside AI software and discomfort with the prospect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maintaining Team Focus In The Digital Maelstrom
Commentary  |  1/26/2017  | 
For all of the devices and applications that are designed to make workers more efficient, factors such as regular interruptions translate into lost productivity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why Healthcare is Behind the Data Curve
Commentary  |  1/4/2017  | 
The healthcare sector has been trailing industries such as banking and retail when it comes to adoption of data analytics, but a growing number of success stories in healthcare provide proof of concept for other organizations to get on board.
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.
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.
Driverless Vehicles & The IT Impact
News  |  11/29/2016  | 
Juniper Research tried to answer the question, given the experimentation with driverless vehicles, when will it gain traction?
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.
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 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.
10 Tools For Effective DevOps Collaboration
Slideshows  |  11/4/2016  | 
Collaboration for DevOps teams is crucial, but it doesn't happen automatically. Here are 10 tools that can help make it easier (or possible) for your teams to work together.
Digital Transformation Underway, Many Will Fail At It
News  |  11/3/2016  | 
IDC has issued its IT FutureScape forecast for 2017, which includes 10 predictions for IT. Here's how cloud, mobile, social media, big data, AI, virtual reality, and other innovations are changing the world.
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.
McDonald's Cooks Up Digital Document Infrastructure
Commentary  |  10/17/2016  | 
McDonald's worldwide has to onboard more than 700,000 people a year. A new cloud-based document infrastructure lets the company save money and time while keeping consistency high.
Let's Patent This: A Primer For Enterprise App Developers
Commentary  |  10/11/2016  | 
Patents aren't typically the first thing on your mind when you're developing an application for your enterprise. Yet, there's a great deal of creative development work going on at organizations of all types and sizes. Attorney Lincoln Essig provides five steps IT professionals and enterprise app developers can take to make sure your company's intellectual property is protected.
How We Built Our Own BI: When Off-The-Shelf Apps Won't Do
Commentary  |  10/5/2016  | 
Sagi Bakshi, GM of Digital Solutions for ironSource, needed a business intelligence application to meet all of his organization's unique needs. When off-the-shelf options proved inadequate, his team decided to build its own layer on top of an existing system. Here's how it did it -- and the role IT played in the process.
10 Priorities, Concerns Facing State CIOs
Slideshows  |  10/3/2016  | 
State CIOs are not immune to the enterprise transformation issues that are hitting IT organizations everywhere. Here's a look inside the trends at the state government level, from the annual NASCIO State CIO Survey for 2016.
SaaS Use: By The Numbers
Commentary  |  9/30/2016  | 
EY survey finds security, identity management, systems management likely areas of future growth.
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