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5 Ways to Be Successful with Open Source Software in 2017
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Open source software has matured over the years, often serving as the primary piece of a corporation's software strategy. But questions remain in the minds of many managers. Doug Cutting of the Apache Software Foundation, and known for creating Hadoop, shares his thoughts on how to achieve success with for open source.
By Doug Cutting, Creator of Hadoop , 1/20/2017
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Bain: Is Container Use Optional? Probably Not
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Containers are less an option and more an essential technology for achieving the agile company needed to survive in the digital economy.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/17/2017
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AI Technology Takes Center Stage At Retail Convention
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Artificial intelligence (AI) and other leading-edge technologies will be highlights of this year's National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York, but many retailers are still struggling with more rudimentary analytics.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/16/2017
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3 Ways Shadow Analytics May Be Working Against You
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
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?
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/16/2017
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Be Recognized For IT Excellence
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
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Organizations of all sizes and from all sectors are invited to apply for the 2017 InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 1/12/2017
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4 Ways Data-First Competitors Are Killing You
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Data is the new oil. Those that figure out how to use it more effectively than their competitors are realizing significant, strategic benefits. But what's so unique about data-first companies? Technology? People? Culture? It turns out, there's more than meets the eye.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/10/2017
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Supplying The Supply Chain
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
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The supply chain is changing rapidly, often outside of the traditional IT structure. IT needs to get involved, bringing its skills and experience to the table.
By Stephen Laaper, Principal with Deloitte Consulting , 1/9/2017
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Amazon: The Self-Fueling, Perpetual Motion Machine
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Amazon's retail operation is now paired with what's known to be a highly successful cloud business: Are the two accelerating each other?
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/9/2017
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The Battle Over Analytics: Who Should Lead The Charge?
Rich Wagner, President and CEO of Prevedere
Commentary
The IT organization has to carve out its role in a company's analytics strategy. What works? Either of two approaches.
By Rich Wagner President and CEO of Prevedere, 1/5/2017
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GoDaddy Revamps BI Tools To Enable Self-Service
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Domain registrar and web hosting provider GoDaddy generates a lot of data, and it wanted to help its internal users get better insights without requiring intervention from the technical staff.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/4/2017
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Why Healthcare is Behind the Data Curve
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The healthcare sector has been trailing industries such as banking and retail when it comes to adoption of data analytics, but a growing number of success stories in healthcare provide proof of concept for other organizations to get on board.
By Jeremy Achin, CEO of DataRobot , 1/4/2017
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Server Survey: Footprint Can Be Cut 54% Via Upgrades, Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
TSO Logic examined data from 10,000 customer servers and found how much upgrades can save in server count; right-sizing saves VM resources.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/3/2017
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Machine Learning, Analytics Offer Untapped Potential, McKinsey Says
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Incorporating data analytics' value into corporate culture is essential to competing against digital disruptors. InformationWeek interviewed McKinsey partner and lead researcher Michael Chui about a new report addressing competition in a data-driven era.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/29/2016
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eBay Container Management Tool Works With Kubernetes
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
eBay wants to expand its use of Docker containers and has composed a tool, TessMaster, to help them run on Kubernetes cluster management.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/28/2016
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Why Recommendation Engines Still Aren't Accurate
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Those website recommendations engines sometimes can be just what the consumer needs to make a decision. Then again, sometimes those recommendations are way off base.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 12/28/2016
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The Unblinking Eye: Employee Monitoring in the IoT Era
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Monitoring machines in the Internet of Things can provide valuable data, but there could be privacy issues when employees are using those machines.
By Christine Lyon, Partner in the law firm of Morrison & Foerster , 12/22/2016
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At AWS, 'Enterprise Strategy' Consists Of Helping Migrations
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Head of Enterprise Strategy Stephen Orban describes how AWS will try to assist more enterprise workloads in a move to the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/21/2016
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GPU Hardware Powers MapD Big Data Management
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
When it comes to clickstream data, server log analysis or machine learning, there's a likely GPU-based system in IT's future.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/21/2016
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Self-Service Access, Cloud Drive Big Data Value
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Data governance has emerged as a top concern, and business intelligence remains the top workload for big data technology Hadoop, according to the third edition of the Big Data Maturity Survey.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/20/2016
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AI Is Late: 3 Things To Accelerate It
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
Artificial intelligence applications haven't advanced the way you might hope. However, rather than waiting for AI to happen, you and your peers have to take action.
By Curtis Peterson, Senior VP of Operations at RingCentral , 12/19/2016
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