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Bloomberg Adds Machine-Learning To Apache Solr Search
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Bloomberg has created an open source way to use machine-learning models to weight searches, then add their values to the Solr search engine.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/22/2017
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Survey Shows US CIOs Getting A GDPR Headache
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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.
By Marcin Grabinski, technical solution specialist, Compuware , 2/21/2017
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What's Cognitive Computing, And What's That Noise Overhead?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Soon after an IBM round table on cognitive computing in San Francisco, the need for it at that location became abundantly clear.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/17/2017
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What A Chief Analytics Officer Really Does
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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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?
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 2/17/2017
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Your Big Data Strategy Needs DevOps
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
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.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 2/16/2017
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IoT And Privacy: Turning Pitfalls Into Benefits
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Commentary
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.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/16/2017
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IT Budget Staying The Same? Here’s What To Do Differently In 2017
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If your IT budget is staying flat, there are techniques for getting more bang from the same bucks in a new age of IT.
By Don Jones, director of curriculum, Pluralsight , 2/15/2017
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9 Industries Hiring IT Pros Now
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
If you're looking for an IT job this year, you might want to start with these types of companies, perhaps focusing on the job types that are hot in a given sector.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 2/15/2017
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Why Digitization Requires A New IT Operating Model
Andrew Horne, IT Practice Leader, CEB
Commentary
As enterprises advance in the world of digital business, the old project-based IT model is due for change.
By Andrew Horne IT Practice Leader, CEB, 2/14/2017
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Is Outsourcing The Key To Data Analytics Success?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
If the IT group isn't up to the task of implementing analytics, it's worth checking out the possibilities of outsourced analytics.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 2/14/2017
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Deloitte: These Emerging Technologies Will Play Critical Roles
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Deloitte Consulting cites seven emerging technologies as critical to the future of IT: dark analytics, mixed reality and blockchain included.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/13/2017
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How To Tackle Today's Data Quality Challenges
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
If your data quality is suspect, your analytics program may also be doomed. Here's a look at today's data quality challenges and how to tackle them.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/13/2017
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Ponemon: Doubt Dogs IT On Security Tools, Spending
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The Ponemon Institute shows how IT security staffs want better technology tools and better skill sets to ward off invasive threats.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/10/2017
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Untangling (And Understanding) DevOps
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
Commentary
Everybody's talking about DevOps, but how many really understand how to build or deploy an effective strategy?
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 2/10/2017
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Amid Constant Change In IT, Interop Emphasizes Full Spectrum IT And Community
Emily Johnson, Associate Editor, UBM Americas
News
Interop ITX (formerly known simply as Interop) has shed its old skin as a purely networking and infrastructure focused show and has implemented a community-driven approach to build an agenda that reflects the evolving IT landscape.
By Emily Johnson Associate Editor, UBM Americas, 2/9/2017
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IoT And Big Data: Success Comes Down To A Solid Strategy
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Commentary
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.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 2/9/2017
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Self-Service Analytics Are A Necessity
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
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.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 2/8/2017
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IT Transformation Checklist: 10 Steps to Success
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Commentary
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.
By Florian Gröne and Christopher Perrigo, strategic advisors for PwC , 2/7/2017
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4 Trends In 2017 That Every Developer Needs To Understand
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Commentary
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.
By Martin Puryear, Head of Curriculum and Technology at Coding Dojo , 2/3/2017
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Big Data Facts Highlight Its Trendsetting Surge
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Commentary
As big data takes hold in the business world, the cloud enables small and mid-sized businesses to take advantage of the concept.
By Curt Cornum, Vice President-Chief Solution Architect, Insight Enterprises , 2/2/2017
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