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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 Ė 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.
Youíre 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: 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 company's 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  | 
Don't 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.'
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