IT pros and developers looking for new opportunities and new grads looking for an advantage in getting that first IT job are exploring new education options -- IT and technology education boot camps. In this InformationWeek Expert Voice podcast, we spoke with a provider of these intensive sessions about what they are and why they are becoming popular now.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/23/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Median base annual salary for IT workers was flat this year, according to the results of the InformationWeek 2016 US IT Salary Survey. Still, certain roles -- including architect, project leader, and security specialist -- are commanding much higher median salaries than other roles. See if you're in one of the 10 best-paying IT staff positions -- and how your total compensation stacks up.By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 9/23/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
A report from the MIT Sloan Management Review finds that companies that share data from their internet of things projects are better positioned to take advantage of what the technology has to offer. However, finding IT pros with the right IoT skills set is proving a challenge for many businesses.By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/22/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Demand for data engineers is on the rise in enterprise, particularly in those organizations that aspire to be the next Uber or Airbnb. Here's a look at this quickly growing job category within IT.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/15/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
The US Coast Guard is collaborating with experts in academia to help investigate the expensive problem of hoax callers. Machine learning is playing a vital role in their efforts. By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/14/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
By focusing on what needs to be done for service integration rather than how it has to be done, SPIs provide organizations with more flexibility than an API.By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/13/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Blockchain, smart contracts, and predictive analytics are among the financial service technologies reshaping the ways transactions are conducted and customers are served. With a rash of startups threatening to disrupt legacy operations, organizations of all sizes are turning to the latest technologies to improve their offerings.By Jim Nash , 9/13/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Whether you are an IT pro looking to add data analytics and data science skills to your repertoire, or you are looking to make a career change from IT to the data analytics field, here are seven tips that can give you a head start. By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/13/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Brian Lee, a practice leader in CEBís compliance and legal practice, keeps a keen eye on the information overload happening at enterprises. Here he provides insight into the dangers of collecting data for its own sake, and offers six questions IT professionals can start asking to create a sensible data retention strategy.By Brian Lee Practice Leader, CEB, 9/12/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
With several major players emerging as mega-cloud vendors, the distinctions between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS have blurred. Here's a primer on the various offerings, based on the latest Forrester Wave report.By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/12/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
IT professionals who have yet to be convinced that API management could be useful need look no further than Google's plan to acquire Apigee, an API management platform. It's the latest in a string of similar offerings that highlight the importance of application programming interfaces in today's IT organization. By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/9/20164 comments | Read | Post a Comment
EBay has been gathering data and employing machine learning to connect more buyers to sellers and increase the trustworthiness of transactions. The use-cases are worth exploring for any IT professional looking to help improve a company's bottom line by applying machine learning to its customer-facing applications.By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/6/20166 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Here's a look at enterprise plans for implementation of NoSQL databases, and some of the top vendors providing this technology.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/5/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Shifting to cloud application providers requires companies to step carefully. Here are 9 potential problems that can prevent a smooth transition. By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/5/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Technical certifications can advance careers and lead to better pay, but they're not a golden ticket to success.By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/1/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Companies have been bringing chief data officers (CDOs) on board at a rapid rate. Interestingly, most of those tapped to fill the high-profile position did not rise through the ranks of IT. If you are eyeing a career path toward a CDO post, here are the traits you need to succeed.By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 9/1/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Starting salaries for IT professionals are expected to rise an average of 3.8% in 2017 compared with 2016. Find out which IT jobs are projected to see the greatest salary increases next year.By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/31/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The Department of Information Services in Baton Rouge used geographic information systems and data from 911 calls, search-and-rescue efforts, and more to create a map visualization of the impact of recent floods in the region. The story is a prime example of how IT professionals can put their knowledge to work in emergency situations.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/30/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Inviting developers to solve technical challenges can open organizations up to new ways of doing things. Here are 6 IT benefits of hosting a hackathon. By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/30/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
The role of a chief data officer increasingly makes its way into companies across the globe. But even as their ranks grow, CDOs often face resistance from colleagues who may feel threatened by data results. Here are four tips on how to become a more effective CDO.By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/29/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
6 Tools to Protect Big DataMost IT teams have their conventional databases covered in terms of security and business continuity. But as we enter the era of big data, Hadoop, and NoSQL, protection schemes need to evolve. In fact, big data could drive the next big security strategy shift.
Big Data Brings Big Security ProblemsWhy should big data be more difficult to secure? In a word, variety. But the business wonít wait to use it to predict customer behavior, find correlations across disparate data sources, predict fraud or financial risk, and more.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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