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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.
What You Need To Know About OpenStack
Commentary  |  2/23/2017  | 
OpenStack has evolved to a point where it is producing benefits for IT organizations and service providers, but also is surrounded by myths.
Top 10 Must Have Self-Service BI Governance Capabilities
Commentary  |  2/23/2017  | 
If self-service business intelligence initiatives are on your agenda, follow these 10 best practices for ensuring proper governance.
Product Management Should Be At The Core Of Every Company
Commentary  |  2/22/2017  | 
At the heart of product management is the ability to discover the customers' pain and then leading the way in solving that pain in the best way possible.
Survey Shows US CIOs Getting A GDPR Headache
Commentary  |  2/21/2017  | 
US companies that don't have a presence in Europe still have to be sure that they comply with the EU's privacy laws regarding personally identifiable data.
How To Choose Between Virtual Desktop Deployment Models
Commentary  |  2/21/2017  | 
Many companies are turning to virtual desktops in the cloud to support end user computing, and they have multiple models to choose from.
Guiding Principles For Closing The Cloud Gap
Commentary  |  2/20/2017  | 
The portion of your IT portfolio that hasn't yet moved to the cloud represents your "cloud gap."
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.
What A Chief Analytics Officer Really Does
Commentary  |  2/17/2017  | 
There has been plenty of talk about the need for a chief analytics officer or chief data officer. But do you ever wonder what they do for a living?
Your Big Data Strategy Needs DevOps
Commentary  |  2/16/2017  | 
Many big data analytics teams choose to not use DevOps methodologies, but there are real benefits to applying DevOps concepts to those big data initiatives.
IoT And Privacy: Turning Pitfalls Into Benefits
Commentary  |  2/16/2017  | 
The Internet of Things (IoT) offers a host of conveniences and automation to both business and consumers. But new privacy and compliance responsibilities are part of this package deal. Here's how to make the most of it.
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.
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.
Coding: In Search of Imperfection
Commentary  |  2/13/2017  | 
Learn why bad code is generally much better than no code all, except maybe in matters of life and death.
Agile Development And The Red Line: At A Point Of No Return
Commentary  |  2/10/2017  | 
Red line (noun): A safety limit. The furthest limit of what will be tolerated or considered safe. A point beyond which a person or group is not prepared to negotiate. The point of no return.
Untangling (And Understanding) DevOps
Commentary  |  2/10/2017  | 
Everybody's talking about DevOps, but how many really understand how to build or deploy an effective strategy?
Disaster Recovery In The Cloud: Key Considerations
Commentary  |  2/9/2017  | 
The cloud offers many backup options for enterprises. Here are some factors to weigh.
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.
Self-Service Analytics Are A Necessity
Commentary  |  2/8/2017  | 
Users want answers to burning questions, but IT and the data team can't tackle them all at once. Self-service analytics help organizations triage problem-solving by providing many of the insights business users need.
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.
4 Trends In 2017 That Every Developer Needs To Understand
Commentary  |  2/3/2017  | 
Developers need to be ready for the opportunities that quantum computing, big data, and mixed reality might bring to all computing sectors, including commercial computing, in 2017.
Big Data Facts Highlight Its Trendsetting Surge
Commentary  |  2/2/2017  | 
As big data takes hold in the business world, the cloud enables small and mid-sized businesses to take advantage of the concept.
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.
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".
5 Security Considerations For The Hybrid Cloud
Commentary  |  1/27/2017  | 
Even though your infrastructure, applications, and data are off in the cloud, don't assume that you are off the hook when it comes to compliance. You are still responsible for that data.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Business Cases For Containers
Commentary  |  1/19/2017  | 
While containers offer an organization technical benefits, don't overlook their business benefits, such as cost savings and flexibility.
How Can The CIO Drive RPA As A Strategic Imperative?
Commentary  |  1/18/2017  | 
The use of Robotic Process Automation, using concepts such as software bots, is emerging, but its use can't succeed in isolation. The CIO needs to get involved to implement an enterprise strategy.
Software Chooses Consumer Over Engineering
Commentary  |  1/17/2017  | 
There's a new emphasis in the software world with a focus on ease of use and more standardized platforms that support speed to market and innovation by makers.
3 Ways Shadow Analytics May Be Working Against You
Commentary  |  1/16/2017  | 
Analytics is popping up in more functional areas of businesses, outside of IT's control. Like BYOB, the trend is inevitable. How will your organization manage it?
Why You Need To Embrace DevOps Differently
Commentary  |  1/13/2017  | 
Before you jump into DevOps understand what problems you are trying to solve, and whether you need to make a complete commitment to all of the elements or just specific aspects.
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.
3 No-brainer Uses for the Public Cloud
Commentary  |  1/11/2017  | 
While many enterprise needs will require the use of a private or hybrid cloud architecture, there are some uses that truly take advantage of the benefits that only the public cloud can deliver.
Measuring the Performance of Enterprise Architecture
Commentary  |  1/11/2017  | 
Enterprise architecture teams often struggle with measuring and communicating the value of their function. We have implemented a set of simple and straight-forward performance indicators to address this problem.
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.
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