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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: Itís not 'Cyber' Ė Itís 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.
GDPR Puts Response at Center Stage for All Companies
Commentary  |  6/15/2017  | 
When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in May 2018, a companyís ability to respond to a data breach will be paramount.
Three Phases to Adapting an Omnichannel Business Model
Commentary  |  6/15/2017  | 
IT becomes a key player as businesses move to create a seamless path to purchase with a singular view of their customers across all touchpoints, including in-store, online, mobile, social, call centers, direct mail and more.
A 4-Step Methodology for Finding the Right Cloud Provider
Commentary  |  6/14/2017  | 
Donít rush into the cloud before taking the time to understand what you want, and what you need.
Six Steps to Achieve the Joys of Serverless Architectures
Commentary  |  6/14/2017  | 
The are solid benefits in a move to a serverless architecture, but remember these six important considerations to undertake before going serverless.
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.
Next up for CRM? Customer Retention Through Contextual Messaging
Commentary  |  6/12/2017  | 
The rapid evolution of CRM has initiated a rush of new marketing processes and practices; combining multi-channel messaging with analytics is a promising new direction.
Manufacturers: Disrupters or Disrupted?
Commentary  |  6/9/2017  | 
Take a portfolio approach to digital transformation in manufacturing.
Five Ways Big Data is Transforming Epidemics
Commentary  |  6/8/2017  | 
Big data and analytical tools have transformed every industry from healthcare to retail to government, and now are transforming the way epidemics are approached.
Red Hat: Linux Handlers Can Learn To Manage OpenStack
Commentary  |  6/7/2017  | 
Red Hat cloud architect Julio Villarreal-Pelegrino says you don't need to know OpenStack to succeed at implementing it.
Itís Time CIOs Get Real About Data Security
Commentary  |  6/6/2017  | 
Your company's success in securing its data and network could depend on how the CIO delivers security messages to their peers in the C-suite.
How to Survive on a Frozen Mainframe Budget & Grow It
Commentary  |  6/6/2017  | 
Mainframe resources are being taxed by increasing demand, leaving staff to call for budget increases while finding efficiencies.
Make Smart Business Decisions Through Data-driven Alerts
Commentary  |  6/5/2017  | 
Alerts fed by business intelligence are a nice fit for companies operating in today's competitive round-the-clock world.
New Tech Humanizing Analytics for the Masses
Commentary  |  6/2/2017  | 
We have entered the immersive age, where machines are controlled with human gestures and voice, and the concept presents an exciting future for analytics.
A Common-Sense Approach to IoT
Commentary  |  6/1/2017  | 
An Internet of Things strategy calls for small steps before you pick up the pace to stay ahead of competitors.
Tips for Getting Your Company Started with Analytics
Commentary  |  6/1/2017  | 
If you're just getting started with analytics, you can avoid a lot of headaches by learning from the experts. We've tapped a few who have great practical advice.
How Long Will DevOps Remain in Demand?
Commentary  |  5/31/2017  | 
Don't expect DevOps to go away, although the name and the associated job titles might need some tweaks.
IoT Enabling a Path to Better Health
Commentary  |  5/31/2017  | 
IoT data from healthcare wearables and patient devices has only just begun to change the way hospitals treat patients, but advances will continue through the analytic insights they provide.
4 Steps to a Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  5/30/2017  | 
Digital transformation, think of it as a shift in philosophy within your organization, not just a tech project.
Unleash Developers to Produce Rapidly Evolving Software
Commentary  |  5/30/2017  | 
It's practical, not theoretical. Developers who rely on cloud resources will be among those producing the software 'eating the world.'
DevOps: Get Everyone in the Same Boat
Commentary  |  5/25/2017  | 
Successful DevOps initiatives have to include everyone, not just the Dev and Ops staffs, according to Interop ITX speakers.
Transitioning to Microservices: The Story of Two Monoliths
Commentary  |  5/25/2017  | 
Now is a great time to be thinking about architecture, but itís also important to do it in a way that is incremental and allows you to test ideas and validate them.
Data: Lifeblood of the Internet of Things
Commentary  |  5/24/2017  | 
As computing power becomes increasingly distributed into the devices and infrastructure around us, the data generated by those devices will invariably play a larger role in our businesses and everyday lives.
Will Edge Computing Replace the Cloud?
Commentary  |  5/23/2017  | 
New technology breakthroughs plus the IoT are driving new interest in edge computing.
10 Ways CIOs Can Run Their Business Like a Business
Commentary  |  5/23/2017  | 
Being a CIO isn't just about serving the business; today it means running the IT operation as a business itself.
DevOps: A Bullet Train with No Passengers?
Commentary  |  5/22/2017  | 
Fast digital pipelines wonít save organizations that canít consistently birth and nurture great ideas.
Selling the Human Condition
Commentary  |  5/18/2017  | 
These days, sales isn't just about selling products but about establishing yourself as being credible and capable.
IT Value: Whatís Your Story?
Commentary  |  5/17/2017  | 
It's time for IT to show business leaders where IT brings value to the organization. Metrics are nice, but storytelling is better.
Overcoming Data Inequality
Commentary  |  5/16/2017  | 
Businesses say they want to integrate external data with in-house data, but bias and a lack of tools stand in the way.
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?
The Destructive Mentality that Prevents Good IT Decisions
Commentary  |  5/15/2017  | 
Consider whether you and your organization view IT as an investment or whether you still see it as an expense.
IT Outages, Who's Really at Fault?
Commentary  |  5/12/2017  | 
Systems do go down, and sometimes the cause seems obvious, but it may be too obvious. Employ root cause analysis methods to find the real cause of failure.
Why Failure is Critical to DevOps Culture
Commentary  |  5/9/2017  | 
One of the first steps in DevOps is to understand the need for some failures and learn from them.
Oracle Disses Cloud Real Estate to its Own Detriment
Commentary  |  5/9/2017  | 
In the midst of a rush to the cloud, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd told Fortune 'real estate' is not much of a factor. He may learn otherwise.
Women in Tech Leadership is Good for Business Ė How to Achieve It
Commentary  |  5/8/2017  | 
Four steps toward enabling the advance of women into tech leadership roles start with acknowledging today's disparity.
IT Must Alter Investments To Play in Digital Economy
Commentary  |  5/8/2017  | 
At Interop, Mark Tonsetic of CEB will discuss how your view of the digital future should start guiding IT investments.
5 DevOps Management Faults
Commentary  |  5/4/2017  | 
Sometimes the barriers to success with DevOps can't be blamed on poor tools or poor workmen, but on the managers who are in charge.
Data Analytics Thrives with IT Spring Cleaning
Commentary  |  5/4/2017  | 
Every now and then an organization should do a bit of spring cleaning to keep its analytics team focused on the initiatives that actually help to achieve company goals.
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