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Why IT is in Jeopardy
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Satire
Change is the only constant, which IT professionals know all too well. However, as technology changes, their departments must too. Some IT departments are in trouble, big trouble if they don't do something fast. We explain a few reasons why.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 4/21/2017
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5 Keys to Leading in the Age of Analytics
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
Organizations of all sizes have to consider the use of big data analytics, and understand how analytics fits into the corporate strategy.
By Andrew Wells and Kathy Chiang , 4/20/2017
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Walmart: Agility Enabled with React.js, Node.js
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Alex Grigoryan needed to attack multiple fronts as he revamped the Walmart Web site; the answer was decentralized agile teams with Node.js.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/20/2017
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Finding Just the Facts in Government Data
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Commentary
Steve Ballmer's new venture is striving to turn billions of bits of government data into facts.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 4/18/2017
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3 Cool AI Projects
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Are you ready for AI and machine learning? Here's an overview of three use cases to give you a flavor of just what is possible.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 4/18/2017
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Data & Analytics: Solve Your Top Challenges at Interop ITX
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Satire
Looking to solve your data & analytics challenges? Our Interop ITX experts have the answers. Here are some of the take-aways you can expect by attending these sessions.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/18/2017
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AI to Become Key Competitive Factor by 2020, Says Tata
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Regions around the world are adopting AI at different rates. A TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) survey illustrates how it may allow its adopters to outstrip competitors.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/18/2017
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Moving to the Cloud: 3 Ways to Ensure Data Sovereignty
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
Navigating the maze of data sovereignty laws can be intimidating, organizations should not let this deter them from making the move if companies do their due diligence.
By Allan Leinwand, ServiceNow CTO , 4/17/2017
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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad IoT?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
In an atmosphere of fear about IoT security and privacy business should be aware that if an IoT project seems promising, it may be worth the risk to push on, as long as security is at the forefront.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 4/17/2017
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IT Won’t Recognize Itself by the End of the Year
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
It's time to rethink the role and structure of IT in the enterprise.
By John Matthews, CIO, ExtraHop Networks , 4/13/2017
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Brilliant Future or Slow Decline? Digitization Changes the CIO Role
Andrew Horne, IT Practice Leader, CEB
Commentary
Digitization will allow CIOs to expand their careers and make a greater contribution to business value, but they must be flexible and ready to understand the maturity of digital efforts across the company.
By Andrew Horne IT Practice Leader, CEB, 4/12/2017
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Low Code: What IT Needs to Know
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As low code, which minimizes the amount of coding needed to build out applications, becomes a new norm, it is important to consider how the rise of citizen developers will affect the enterprise.
By Clare Grant, general manager, Mobile, Red Hat , 4/11/2017
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Future of Data Summit: Secure IoT with Blockchain
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Satire
IoT security is essential for the Internet of Things to reach commercial success. Here's one way to protect this technology and data from hackers.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/11/2017
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IT Jobs in Jeopardy: 5 Steps to Protect Yours
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Commentary
Emerging technologies might make your current IT job expendable, but there are steps you can take to make yourself more valuable than ever.
By Sid Suri, VP, IT Market Strategy, Atlassian , 4/11/2017
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Cloud Appeal of Google, Microsoft To Enterprise Improves
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
451 Research found in a survey that Microsoft Azure appeal was up from 22% to 35% of respondents in two years.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/10/2017
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Defining IT Leadership: You Have a Brand New Job
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Satire
At Interop ITX, coming up next month, a track of more than two dozen presentations will provide valuable advice to IT executives, including pointers on how to balance technical and soft skills for their teams and themselves.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 4/10/2017
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Cloud and Virtualization Enable 'Active/Active'
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
At the heart of disaster recovery is database system recovery, and ScaleArc urges users to think active/active, not DR.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/7/2017
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How to Give IT Credibility in the C-suite
Keith Fowlkes, Vice President, Technology Business Category E&I Cooperative Services
Commentary
It isn't easy changing the C-suite's view that IT is a "utility" but you can do it over time.
By Keith Fowlkes Vice President, Technology Business Category E&I Cooperative Services, 4/6/2017
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Digital Disruption is Challenging the Status Quo
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
Don't think that innovation and digital disruption are just about technology; the people matter even more than the tech.
By Tom Bianculli, CTO of Zebra Technologies , 4/5/2017
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Get Ready for the Analytics Bot Invasion
Jen Underwood, Impact Analytix
Satire
Bots are carving out a new role in analytics, utilizing natural language generation to address questions raised by business people and consumers.
By Jen Underwood Impact Analytix, 4/4/2017
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