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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.
Cloud Security, AI, IoT Make List Of Hot Technologies For 2017
News  |  10/24/2016  | 
In a new report, Nucleus Research identifies which of this year's hot tech topics -- including AI, IoT, security, and supply chains applications -- will become even more focused and implementable in 2017.
10 Strategic Tech Trends For 2017: Gartner 
Slideshows  |  10/24/2016  | 
Gartner has released its annual list of the top 10 strategic trends. Are you planning for the right technology to future-proof your organization? Here's a closer look at each of the trends.
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.
McDonald's Flips Its Training Game: Podcast
Commentary  |  10/21/2016  | 
In this episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice podcast, McDonald's Jack Sylvester and Inkling's Matt MacInnis talk about the new document infrastructure the fast food giant is using for its training and operations manuals -- and what that infrastructure means for onboarding more than 700,000 new employees a year.
BI On Hadoop Success: 7 Things To Know
Slideshows  |  10/21/2016  | 
When enterprises implement Hadoop, their top use-case was found to be business intelligence (BI). Now a new benchmark study shows which Hadoop SQL engines are best for which workloads. Here is a look at 7 key findings from that study.
AWS, VMware Pact Eases Hybrid Cloud Adoption
News  |  10/20/2016  | 
AWS and VMware have struck a deal that improves workload transfers between their environments, which leaves customers in charge of their final configurations.
Aligned Energy Chills Data Centers With Cool Efficiency
News  |  10/20/2016  | 
Aligned Energy's Cactus Cooler unit dispenses with fans and chillers and conducts data center heat outside through a thermal bus.
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.
IT In Danger Of Being Marginalized, Accenture Warns 
Commentary  |  10/19/2016  | 
Declining confidence in enterprise IT and greater use of external cloud services are among the findings of a recent Accenture survey. The growth of shadow IT comes with risks. Get a closer look with this infographic.
9 Reasons DevOps Is A Dirty Word
Slideshows  |  10/19/2016  | 
DevOps means a massive change for most organizations and requires serious commitment from management and workers. It isn't for everyone, but is it really for anyone? Here are nine reasons DevOps might not be right for you and your organization.
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.
OpenCAPI Opens New Realm Of Data Handling
News  |  10/17/2016  | 
IBM, Google, HPE, Dell, and others have combined resources to promote the OpenCAPI standard, which aims to boost the performance of data center servers tasked with analyzing large amounts of data.
HP To Cut Up To 4,000 Jobs As PC Market Declines
News  |  10/17/2016  | 
In a filing with the SEC, HP said the cuts are part of a restructuring designed to reduce costs. The news came the same week that Gartner reported an 8th consecutive quarter of declining PC shipments.
Hadoop: Pros And Cons For Enterprise Users
Slideshows  |  10/17/2016  | 
There's been plenty of buzz about how Hadoop can store, process, and analyze huge files and large volumes of files like no other technology before it. But is this open source distributed big data system really suited for enterprises? We look at the pros and cons.
Zillow Uses Analytics, Machine Learning To Disrupt With Data
News  |  10/14/2016  | 
Industry disruptor Zillow leverages data about residential real estate and makes it available to the general public. The company's senior director of data science and engineering shares the secrets behind Zillow's data stack.
Gartner's Integration Magic Quadrant: Atlantis, Pivot3 On The Move
News  |  10/13/2016  | 
Young startups and seasoned seven-year-olds are moving into Gartner's Magic Quadrant on Integrated Systems, which takes the temperature of the hyperconverged infrastructure market.
SAP's S/4HANA Migration Pivot Offers Lessons For IT Pros
News  |  10/13/2016  | 
Enterprise application giant SAP made an unplanned change to its own migration to its updated S/4HANA ERP and in-memory database platform. Here's how the acquisition of Concur changed SAP's approach.
Farmers Insurance Transitions Customer Service With Salesforce Mobile App
News  |  10/12/2016  | 
Farmers Insurance CEO Jeffrey Dailey explained at this month's Dreamforce how his firm was migrating the customer experience into the digital age.
Netflix Gives IT Pros Front-Row View Of Its Data Stack
News  |  10/12/2016  | 
Kurt Brown, Netflix's director of data platform, recently provided an inside look into the company's data stack, its evolving technologies, and its plan for the future. Here are the technologies that run Netflix's data.
6 Signs You Need A Multi-Cloud Strategy
Slideshows  |  10/12/2016  | 
Enterprises adopt more than one type of cloud for a number of reasons, including security, shadow IT, and the varying degrees of support from providers. Here are 6 signs that your organization may need to jump into multi-cloud computing.
27 Open Source DevOps Tools In 7 Easy Bites
Slideshows  |  10/11/2016  | 
DevOps is a discipline filled with useful open source tools. Here are 27 of them, organized into seven categories you should know about if you're looking to find the right tools for your organization's DevOps strategy.
Cloud IT Infrastructure Spending To Hit 37% In 2016
News  |  10/11/2016  | 
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Forecast nudges total IT budget spent on cloud to 36.9% in 2016.
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.
5 Ways Agile Boosted Our IT Team's Happiness
Commentary  |  10/10/2016  | 
Chris Savoie, director of product strategy at Workfront, has spent the past 12 years leading Agile IT teams. While the productivity improvements of Agile methodology are well documented, we rarely hear about how Agile affects IT morale. Here, Chris shares five things he learned along the way, and how his IT team benefited in the process.
9 Tips For Data Governance Success
Slideshows  |  10/10/2016  | 
Data governance is essential for organizations that rely on consistent, quality data. But embarking on a new data governance project can be a daunting task. Here's a look at some of the key elements recommended by experts in the field.
AI: Economic Boom But Jobs Bust?
News  |  10/7/2016  | 
Artificial Intelligence could double annual economic growth rates by 2035, according to a recently released report from Accenture that modeled the impact of AI on 12 developed economies, including the US. But this AI-enabled world also comes with drawbacks.
Mobile Market Forecasts Send Mixed Signals
News  |  10/7/2016  | 
Separate reports from Gartner and IDC paint different pictures of the state of the mobile market in 2016, and what the next few years may hold for space.
5 Reasons The CIO And CFO Should Be Best Friends
Slideshows  |  10/7/2016  | 
An effective IT leader needs friends on the executive committee for support on key projects and initiatives. Here is why the CFO should be the CIO's executive BFF.
DreamPitch: Claire Product-Testing Startup Makes The Cut
News  |  10/6/2016  | 
Claire wants to help companies launch more successful products, so it offers an online testing service based on Facebook Messenger and chatbots. Here's how it won praise at Dreamforce 2016.
Women In IT: Where Is The Equal Pay?
Commentary  |  10/6/2016  | 
Women in IT are still earning significantly less than their male counterparts, according to the InformationWeek 2016 US IT Salary Survey. Take a look at our findings, and then let us know how your compensation stacks up.
8 Critical Elements Of A Successful Data Integration Strategy
Slideshows  |  10/6/2016  | 
Integrating data from multiple sources that employ different structures and schema has always posed complex, messy problems for IT professionals. Today's growing volume of data and data types made things even more complicated. Here are some key tips to help your organization integrate its increasing amounts of data.
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.
How LinkedIn Mobile App Spurred A Complete Code Cleanup
News  |  10/5/2016  | 
Professional network LinkedIn used the revamp of its mobile app as the impetus to standardize its data foundation.
Big Data, Analytics Market To Hit $203 Billion In 2020
News  |  10/4/2016  | 
IDC reports that the big data and business analytics market will grow to $203 billion over the next few years -- a double-digit increase from this year. The banking industry is expected to be a big driver of this increase in spending, while IT and businesses services will lead most of the tech investing.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure Is Now A Data Center Mainstay
News  |  10/4/2016  | 
A recent report from 451 Research finds that hyperconverged infrastructures no longer exist at the edge of the network. In fact, 40% of enterprises report that the technologies occupies the core of the data center.
SaaS Growth: Why IT Support Is Crucial
News  |  10/4/2016  | 
Despite mass adoption in recent years, there is still room for SaaS to grow. IT needs to support -- not resist -- it, reports Parthenon-EY's technology practice of Ernst & Young.
5 Keys To Sell IT Projects To The Business Effectively
Slideshows  |  10/4/2016  | 
Before you can build an IT project, you have to get funding and support from the business side of your organization. Here are five tips that can help you get your plans green-lit by the executive committee.
Compark Data Center Blurs Line Between Public, Private Cloud
News  |  10/3/2016  | 
ViaWest's Compark "fourth-generation" data center in Denver blends public cloud, colocation, and managed services in one facility.
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.
Cloud Computing Embraced As Cost-Cutting Measure
News  |  9/29/2016  | 
When it comes to implementing a cloud infrastructure, whether it's public, private, or hybrid, most IT departments view the technology as a way to cut costs and save money, according to a recent analysis from CompTIA. The report also shows that SaaS is seen as the most useful cloud service.
Low-Code Development Pays Off For Derivatives Marketplace
Commentary  |  9/29/2016  | 
The CME Group, owner and operator of the world's largest derivatives marketplaces, has moved to a low-code platform for business process management.
Tech And Tasers: IT Support In Washington's Prison System
Commentary  |  9/29/2016  | 
The 185 IT professionals at the Washington Department of Corrections support the needs of approximately 8,000 corrections officers and staffers and track some 33,000 assets -- including everything from iPhones to Tasers. Here's the story of how the organization revamped its IT support and service management tools and processes -- and the surprising culture changes that came about as a result.
BlackBerry Quits Making Smartphones
News  |  9/28/2016  | 
BlackBerry, which dominated the mobile market during the dawn of the smartphone era, is no longer making hardware. Instead, it will focus on software, management, and security, which moves the company deeper into the enterprise.
Beer Giant Taps Salesforce Data For Better Customer Relations
News  |  9/28/2016  | 
Anheuser-Busch InBev, owner of more than 200 beer brands, needed a single platform for different customers and brewed up one on Salesforce.
InformationWeek 2016 Salary Survey: 10 Best-Paying IT Leadership Jobs
Slideshows  |  9/28/2016  | 
In 2016, median base salary for IT management professionals -- including CIOs, CTOs, and VPs -- is $112,000 annually, and has remained flat in the past 12 months. Of course, certain management roles are commanding a much higher compensation package than the median, and we're highlighting 10 of them here. See how your compensation stacks up.
Scalable IoT Deployments Gain Momentum, IDC Finds
News  |  9/27/2016  | 
Despite security and cost concerns, businesses and their IT teams are moving forward on practical deployments of internet of things technologies, according to a survey from IDC. The report reinforces other recent findings about IoT and what IT needs to know.
Top 125 Vendors To Watch
Commentary  |  9/27/2016  | 
InformationWeek and its sister publications Dark Reading and Network Computing have teamed up to bring you a roundup of the hottest vendors in cloud, data management, DevOps, infrastructure, and security. The 125 vendors you'll find here range from established players making strides in their markets to newcomers setting the stage for the future.
25 DevOps Vendors Worth Watching
Commentary  |  9/27/2016  | 
DevOps depends on automated deployment tools and products that support practices such as continuous development, deployment, and improvement of enterprise software. Here's a look at vendors and their tools to know if you are making a move to DevOps.
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