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Three Little Words For Payday: Big, Data, DevOps
Commentary  |  2/24/2017  | 
Recruiting firm Randstad's annual salary survey shows data pros are in the upper stratosphere, and DevOps experience is starting to justify a premium.
'Unbounded IT' Draws On Internal, External Resources, Says Deloitte
News  |  2/16/2017  | 
Deloitte Consulting report on the future of IT sees 'Unbound IT' aligned with the 'kinetic enterprise' and able to tap external tech resources.
IT Budget Staying The Same? Here’s What To Do Differently In 2017
Commentary  |  2/15/2017  | 
If your IT budget is staying flat, there are techniques for getting more bang from the same bucks in a new age 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.
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.
Is Outsourcing The Key To Data Analytics Success?
Commentary  |  2/14/2017  | 
If the IT group isn't up to the task of implementing analytics, it's worth checking out the possibilities of outsourced analytics.
Amid Constant Change In IT, Interop Emphasizes Full Spectrum IT And Community
News  |  2/9/2017  | 
Interop ITX (formerly known simply as Interop) has shed its old skin as a purely networking and infrastructure focused show and has implemented a community-driven approach to build an agenda that reflects the evolving IT landscape.
IoT And Big Data: Success Comes Down To A Solid Strategy
Commentary  |  2/9/2017  | 
A Verizon report highlights how big data complexity and a shortage of data science talent are hurdles for an IoT implementation, but we also have to remember the key best practice of having a business goal as part of any analytics initiative.
From “Reluctant Accountant” To IT Dream Job: 5 Career Lessons
Commentary  |  2/6/2017  | 
Curiosity, connections, and a search for the right fit are some of the keys to working your way into the job you really want.
Data-Driven Effectiveness Is A Team Sport
Commentary  |  2/2/2017  | 
Smart people and the best technology aren't enough to drive a data-driven culture. It's all about people and collaboration, which is easier said than done. If you're serious about affecting change, consider these best practices.
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.
Break Down Those Silos To Gain Business Agility
Commentary  |  1/31/2017  | 
If you want your enterprise to be agile, look first at your data silos -- silos packed with information -- that keep people and departments from communicating effectively.
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.
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.
CollabNet, #YesWeCode, And Making A Difference In Tech
Commentary  |  1/23/2017  | 
There are ways to meet computer technology job demands by creating a more diverse workforce.
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.
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.
What the Last 10 Years Have Taught Us About Millennials
Commentary  |  1/2/2017  | 
Yes, the millennial generation is different, but no more so than the generations that went before it.
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.
There’s No 'Thing' You Can Do to Be Agile
Commentary  |  12/27/2016  | 
The Agile concept isn't just about IT and development, but about a mindset that has to extend throughout the business.
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.
AI Is Late: 3 Things To Accelerate It
Commentary  |  12/19/2016  | 
Artificial intelligence applications haven't advanced the way you might hope. However, rather than waiting for AI to happen, you and your peers have to take action.
Four Keys to Thriving in STEM and IT as a Woman
Commentary  |  12/14/2016  | 
It isn't fair that women have to put in extra effort to succeed in male-dominated STEM fields, but MarkLogic's Sheila Stewart shares four great tips.
IT Spending Expected to Pick Up in 2017
News  |  12/13/2016  | 
TEKsystems research finds many IT leaders have a positive outlook on next year with a focus on cloud and security.
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.
The DevOps Engineer Is An Optical Illusion
Commentary  |  12/8/2016  | 
IT pros and developers can't be excellent at everything. Instead, embracing specialization and empowering collaboration in your organization can achieve meaningful and lasting DevOps progress.
Tech Talent Shortage Holding Back Business
News  |  12/6/2016  | 
An Indeed survey shows hiring managers face challenges in filling IT positions, impacting their bottom lines.
Shifting Your DevOps Mindset from Tools to Culture
Commentary  |  12/5/2016  | 
DevOps is based on continuous improvement and development, with employees as active participants in that iterative process. Enabling self-learning and self-improving among employees is central to this school of thought.
Failure Fridays: Four Lessons We Learned
Commentary  |  11/25/2016  | 
Tim Armandpour shares four lessons learned by implementing "Failure Fridays" at PagerDuty, and explains how your IT organization can benefit from the same approach.
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.
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?
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.
What DevOps Can Teach IT About Change Management
Commentary  |  11/15/2016  | 
Even if your shop hasn't embraced DevOps and has no plans to do so, the practice offers leadership and communication guidance applicable to nearly every facet of IT. Here's what we learned from presentations at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco.
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.
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.
Can IT Pros Succeed Without A Bigger Role In Business?
Commentary  |  11/2/2016  | 
Is your current IT role giving you the kind of well-rounded opportunities you need to succeed in the next five to ten years? There's seems to be a disconnect between opportunity and expectations when it comes to the way IT pros are viewed in the larger context of enterprise digital transformation. Here's what we learned from the 2016 InformationWeek US IT Salary Survey.
10 Factors Determining Data Pro Salaries
Slideshows  |  11/1/2016  | 
O'Reilly Media's 4th annual survey of data professionals looks at tools, languages, gender, geographies, and a host of other factors that are predictors in terms of how much data workers can expect to earn. Where do you fit?
Are True IT Leaders Born Or Made?
Commentary  |  10/31/2016  | 
Elliot Luber is a visiting assistant professor of business, management, and leadership at SUNY Empire State College's School for Graduate Studies. Here, he shares his views on what makes a great IT leader and provides four tips you can apply now to your own career journey.
Bank Of America's Digital Transformation: Where IT Fits In
Commentary  |  10/27/2016  | 
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is in the midst of sweeping digital transformation involving all aspects of its customer-facing operations. InformationWeek spoke with several of the company's technology executives to find out where IT fits in its evolving technology roadmap.
Final Presidential Debate Tests UNLV's IT Preparedness
News  |  10/26/2016  | 
The UNLV IT staff had to be ready for a variety of requests -- often at the last minute -- as the school prepared to host the third Presidential debate earlier this month. Here's the inside story.
7 Tech Nightmares Haunting IT Pros This Halloween
Slideshows  |  10/26/2016  | 
Sinister service outages, blood-curdling budget constraints, and chilling cyberthreats have long been the stuff of IT nightmares. Now a new survey looks at what's really terrifying IT pros this Halloween and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
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