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Containers May Work With, Or In Place Of, Private Cloud
News  |  2/20/2017  | 
OpenStack is presented as a good container management environment; what if container managers can manage the infrastructure as well?
What's Cognitive Computing, And What's That Noise Overhead?
Commentary  |  2/17/2017  | 
Soon after an IBM round table on cognitive computing in San Francisco, the need for it at that location became abundantly clear.
'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.
Private Cloud Merits 2nd Look As Container Environment
News  |  2/14/2017  | 
Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, says Project Zun gives enterprise IT a new reason to reconsider OpenStack for private clouds.
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.
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.
Ponemon: Doubt Dogs IT On Security Tools, Spending
News  |  2/10/2017  | 
The Ponemon Institute shows how IT security staffs want better technology tools and better skill sets to ward off invasive threats.
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.
Microsoft Earnings Report Can't Disguise Amazon Cloud Size
Commentary  |  2/8/2017  | 
Google and Microsoft are sometimes portrayed as overtaking Amazon Web Services; better read between the lines.
IT Transformation Checklist: 10 Steps to Success
Commentary  |  2/7/2017  | 
When launching a IT transformation project, there are some steps you definitely don't want to take, and 10 steps that could lead to success.
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.
It's Still 'Intel Inside', But Now Intel's Inside The Cloud
News  |  2/1/2017  | 
Intel re-architects x86 toward the needs of the cloud, builds in management features for large scale server power savings.
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.
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.
What 2017 Will Bring for the Analytics Field
Commentary  |  1/30/2017  | 
Enterprises have plenty of data; now it's time to put that data to work, answering questions such as "why" and "what's next".
Expert: Threats To Secure Cloud Operations Are Evolving
News  |  1/30/2017  | 
John Howie, former COO of the Cloud Security Alliance, says secure providers aren't enough; threats to users are evolving fast.
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.
Big Data Leadership: CIO, CAO, Or Maybe The Big Dog
Commentary  |  1/27/2017  | 
In the discussion over who should lead a corporate big data initiative, maybe it should be someone other than the CIO, CAO, or CDO.
IT Service Management In Disruption, Moving Toward Automation
News  |  1/26/2017  | 
A wave of change is sweeping through the suppliers of ITSM, reflecting the enhanced ability to add analytics and automation to the field.
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.
Harnessing Analytics' Disruptive Power
Commentary  |  1/26/2017  | 
For a company, product, or service to be disruptive, it takes more than technology. Analytics can point you to your opportunities.
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.
Nokia: Don't Be Too Quick To Dismiss Private Cloud Savings
News  |  1/25/2017  | 
Nokia's total cost of ownership study finds most enterprises can save 25% of data center costs by converting it to private cloud.
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.
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.
What To Consider When Moving To Hyperconverged Infrastructure
Partner Perspectives  |  1/23/2017  | 
Scalability, data availability, and agility are three reasons enterprises are making the move to HCI.
Deep-Seated Container Vulnerability Found, Corrected
News  |  1/23/2017  | 
Researchers at SUSE and Docker turned up a previously unknown vulnerability in container operations and issued a patch.
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.
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.
Digital Workspaces Winning Acceptance Through Flexibility, Security
News  |  1/17/2017  | 
VMware survey shows digital workspace users gaining enterprise agility through greater mobile workforce activity, added business initiative.
Enel Moves Onto Amazon To Implement New Utility Strategy
News  |  1/13/2017  | 
The giant Italian utility, Enel, is moving to the cloud to support it's Open Power strategy around the world, adding green power sources.
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.
451 Research: Containers A $2.7 Billion Market By 2020
News  |  1/12/2017  | 
451 Research sees containers filling a more prominent role in the cloud technologies market by 2020; the container ecosystem growing fast.
Global Survey: Innovation, Movement Of Data Get More Restrictions
Commentary  |  1/10/2017  | 
Foundation finds more countries passing restrictions on use of intellectual property within their borders, export of data out.
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.
4 Ways Data-First Competitors Are Killing You
Commentary  |  1/10/2017  | 
Data is the new oil. Those that figure out how to use it more effectively than their competitors are realizing significant, strategic benefits. But what's so unique about data-first companies? Technology? People? Culture? It turns out, there's more than meets the eye.
Supplying The Supply Chain
Commentary  |  1/9/2017  | 
The supply chain is changing rapidly, often outside of the traditional IT structure. IT needs to get involved, bringing its skills and experience to the table.
Amazon: The Self-Fueling, Perpetual Motion Machine
Commentary  |  1/9/2017  | 
Amazon's retail operation is now paired with what's known to be a highly successful cloud business: Are the two accelerating each other?
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.
The Battle Over Analytics: Who Should Lead The Charge?
Commentary  |  1/5/2017  | 
The IT organization has to carve out its role in a company's analytics strategy. What works? Either of two approaches.
'Snowmobile' Shows AWS At Its Blue-Collar Best
Commentary  |  1/5/2017  | 
The surprise appearance of a tractor-trailer rig on stage at AWS ReInvent in Las Vegas illustrated a new way to move a petabyte of data into AWS data centers.
Server Survey: Footprint Can Be Cut 54% Via Upgrades, Cloud
News  |  1/3/2017  | 
TSO Logic examined data from 10,000 customer servers and found how much upgrades can save in server count; right-sizing saves VM resources.
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.
Killing 'Zombies' Achieves Greatest Gain In Data Center Efficiency
News  |  12/29/2016  | 
The Uptime Institute has estimated the gains from eliminating 'zombie' servers and implementing a data center management system versus doing nothing.
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.
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