The IBM Way On Analytics
IBM analytic services size up HR data from multiple sources to predict employee satisfaction and retention. Warning: Consulting is required.
CFOs Join CMOs In Tech Power Grab
Like CMOs, CFOs increasingly shape technology selections, Oracle-Accenture study finds. CIOs must look past the threat and find opportunities to collaborate.
Is Data Quality Overrated?
MetLife and search-and-rescue teams prove that sometimes as-is data is good enough for serving customers and saving lives.
Windows 8.1 Timing All Wrong
Windows 8.1 should be coming out now. Here's why Microsoft can no longer afford to target the fall for new releases.
5 Ways To Get Big Data Plans Moving
Are your analytics efforts getting bogged down in all the data streaming in from social, apps, surveys and other channels? Here's how to get unstuck.
Hadoop 2.0: New Big Data Possibilities
Hadoop 2.0 will move beyond batch processing to support interactive, online and streaming applications. But don't let warnings about YARN tie you up in knots.
Rules For Radical CIOs
Saul Alinsky's controversial teachings changed slightly to apply to competitors and the business of technology. The first of two parts.
Windows 8: 4 Things I've Learned
After spending two weeks on a touchscreen laptop, I've revisited my initial assumptions about Windows 8. But don't kid yourself: Joe and Jane user will need training.
Vested IT Outsourcing Deals Avert A Catch-22
Customers and suppliers say they value innovation, but most outsourcing relationships end up becoming a race to the bottom. In "vested" outsourcing deals, both parties are vested in each other's success.
SAP Vows Hana Is Ready To Run ERP
SAP adapts its Business Suite to Hana in record time, but customers may want more proof of success before migrating mission-critical apps.
3 Keys To Gamification For Education
Gamification is hot, but many attempts at educational games fall flat. Designers, parents and teachers should keep these three success factors in mind.
As IQs Fall, Can Gamification Help?
Have years of abstract testing robbed us of our ability to use common sense? We might regain our practical thinking skills via an unlikely avenue: games.
5 BI Requests IT Groups Must Challenge
If actionable business insight, the stuff of BI legend, is the Mt. Everest summit, know this: There's little point to building or buying a better ice pick if the climbing team has no arms.
When IT Doesn't Choose Applications
Choosing and purchasing business applications continues to move to the business side of the house. Here's what to expect in the new world order.