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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.
What Analytics Pros Need to Know about GDPR
Commentary  |  7/26/2017  | 
Understanding the EU's GDPR guidelines is valuable knowledge for anyone in a data related profession.
4 Ways AI Can Help SMBs
Commentary  |  7/25/2017  | 
Emerging AI technologies and new service offerings mean that small and mid-sized businesses can join big companies in taking advantage of AI.
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.
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?
Data Drift Happens: 7 Pesky Problems with People Data
Commentary  |  7/19/2017  | 
Making sense of data associated with customers, citizens and other individuals may seem simple, but it's possible that the records don't tell the real story.
Dark Reading INsecurity Conference Registration Now Open
Commentary  |  7/19/2017  | 
November event will focus on attendee interaction, "blue team" best practices.
Consumers Welcome AI, Despite Lingering Privacy Concerns
Commentary  |  7/19/2017  | 
Potential societal benefits of artificial intelligence outweigh concerns, although people want some transparency.
Cloud Outages: Whos 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; Were 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.
Amazon's Efficient Distribution Key to Winning Consumers
Commentary  |  7/18/2017  | 
Amazon's online ordering started the company's success; efficient distribution will continue to expand its retail footprint.
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.
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.
Unlocking Speed and Efficiency with Compliance as Code
Commentary  |  7/13/2017  | 
A key element of DevOps is the ability to build security and compliance into the application process -- continuous compliance.
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.
The Top Factors You Must Consider For a Robust IoT Strategy
Commentary  |  7/12/2017  | 
When executing on an IoT strategy be sure you know who needs what and that you are ready for big changes in the organization.
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.
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.
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.
Cloud Computing 2017: Special Report
Commentary  |  7/10/2017  | 
Get a clear picture of the state of cloud computing from our research of actual usage in IT organizations.
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.
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.
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.
Artificial Intelligence Will Redefine the World
Commentary  |  7/5/2017  | 
How big of a deal is artificial intelligence? Microsoft researcher James McCaffrey explains AI's origins and why we can expect profound effects from it.
Big Data in the Cloud: Reaching a Tipping Point
Commentary  |  7/5/2017  | 
It may be time to rethink where you want to support a big data initiative.
Weathering the Data Storm 4 Steps to Analytics Success
Commentary  |  7/5/2017  | 
Finding data sources is only the first step in a successful data analytics strategy. After that, the hard work begins.
Four Things You Need to Know About Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  7/5/2017  | 
Data about IT attitudes toward customer privacy provides a wake-up call to IT professionals, their companies, and their customers.
7 Steps to GDPR for US Companies
Commentary  |  7/4/2017  | 
The EU's GDPR impacts all companies doing business with EU citizens. Here are some important steps to take to ensure you're on the fast track to compliance.
Four Things You Must Do To Retain Top Tech Talent
Commentary  |  7/3/2017  | 
Consider these ways you can improve tech retention at your business and control the turnover cycle.
Youre Doing Agile; So What?
Commentary  |  6/30/2017  | 
Doing agile -- especially at the team level -- isn't at all the same as being an agile business.
Kids Welcome Guidance; Where Would You Steer Them?
Commentary  |  6/29/2017  | 
The new InformationWeek Flash Poll is ready for you to share your advice to a new high school graduate as they define what they want to be when they grow up.
Amazon and Sears, Tales of Two Retailers
Commentary  |  6/29/2017  | 
Exploring what went wrong with Sears' strategy, and the role that data analytics played, or didn't play.
Successful CIOs: Practice Beats Personality
Commentary  |  6/28/2017  | 
Deloitte's Global CIO study found that common behaviors, not personal qualities, differentiate IT leaders in high-performing businesses.
The Public Cloud and the Cost Savings Myth
Commentary  |  6/28/2017  | 
The public cloud can be a valuable means to a more cost-efficient end, but don't think the savings are automatic.
How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Banking
Commentary  |  6/26/2017  | 
AI has taken some steps into banking, but it also is poised to revolutionize how banks learn from and interact with customers.
Automated Tools Ease Cloud Migration
Commentary  |  6/26/2017  | 
With new tools appearing, automation and orchestration are having a major impact on easing the burden of moving to the cloud.
RIP, Systems Administrator, Welcome DevOps
Commentary  |  6/23/2017  | 
While the traditional sys admin role may fade away, those who are willing to change can take an exciting journey with cloud and DevOps.
What Execs Should Know About Deep Learning
Commentary  |  6/22/2017  | 
Deep learning takes a step beyond machine learning, and it's first killer app is computervision.
Digital Transformation is about Customer Ownership
Commentary  |  6/21/2017  | 
Automation is just the beginning, understanding your customer is the new imperative.
Want to Succeed at Data-Driven Transformation? Start Slow
Commentary  |  6/21/2017  | 
Some organizations race into data-driven transformation. Others want to get everything "right" first. There's an optimal balance between the two.
IT Risk: Its not 'Cyber' Its Worse
Commentary  |  6/20/2017  | 
While hackers haven't put big companies out of business, there are plenty of examples of companies that failed because they were slow to respond to tech-driven market shifts.
Build a DevOps-Focused Enterprise
Commentary  |  6/20/2017  | 
Why businesses should work to spread DevOps benefits across their entire organization.
Considering AI for Business? Here Are 4 Fundamentals to Start
Commentary  |  6/19/2017  | 
Artificial intelligence projects take time, effort, data, and expertise to build a meaningful system. Having the right ecosystem in place will ensure companies are prepared for it.
When an On-Premises, Public Cloud Might be Right for You
Commentary  |  6/19/2017  | 
There are several options for those companies that want a public cloud environment but also want to keep compute gear in house.
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.
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