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AI Technology Takes Center Stage At Retail Convention
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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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Measuring the Performance of Enterprise Architecture
Imre Kabai,
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Enterprise architecture teams often struggle with measuring and communicating the value of their function. We have implemented a set of simple and straight-forward performance indicators to address this problem.
By Imre Kabai , 1/11/2017
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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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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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Self-Service Access, Cloud Drive Big Data Value
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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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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10 Tech Companies That Stole the Spotlight In 2016
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
A look back how companies like Google and newer players on the scene like Docker changed the IT landscape this year.
By Cynthia Harvey , 12/14/2016
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EBay, Challenged To Personalize Email Marketing, Customizes CRM
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
EBay put custom CRM on top of its SendGrid email system to be able to address millions of customers with an individual message.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/14/2016
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Trulia Pursues Data-Driven Transformation, Cloud Migration
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Trulia transformed its data stack to accommodate real-time high-volume data collection, and to provide customers with recommendations. Now, to gain greater reliability and elasticity, the organization plans to migrate its data operations to AWS.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/13/2016
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IT Headed For Fundamental Changes, SIM Survey Shows
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IT organization budgets look happy and positive on the surface, but there's less money for maintenance and more for cloud and software development. The signs point to tumultuous times ahead.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/8/2016
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Law Firm Drinker Biddle Leverages Analytics
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Law firm Drinker Biddle has set up an information governance and eDiscovery analytics practice, and it's helped clients speed up litigation and regulatory compliance investigations. The firm's chief data scientist shares details about the practice in this interview
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/1/2016
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HelloFresh Moves Analytics To Hadoop
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
HelloFresh, one of the popular new fresh meal delivery services, was outgrowing its home-grown business intelligence system. To meet the needs of its growing business and data volumes, the company moved to MapR's Hadoop.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/23/2016
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Consumer Reports Finds Middle Ground Between Cloud And On-Premises
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Consumer Reports runs its back-end accounting on Oracle E-Business Suite, but has found a way to get all the benefits of cloud computing while keeping control over the upgrade cycle afforded by on-premises solutions. Here's how they did it.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/21/2016
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The Technology Economy Shuffles The C-Suite
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Commentary
Chief Data 0fficers have been on the rise in enterprise organizations for the past few years. Do they belong in the IT organization, or should they have their own organization?
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/18/2016
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2017 IT Budgets: One-Third Goes To Cloud, Hosting Services
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
IT professionals and CIOs plan to spend slightly more than a third of their total IT budgets on cloud and hosting services in 2017, according to survey results from 451 Research. While IaaS remains popular, most of the money will be spent on application, management, and security services.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 11/17/2016
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Google Makes Machine Learning Available To Enterprise IT
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
At its machine learning event, Google put on a display of APIs for use in automated image analysis and categorization -- and for the translation of 103 languages. The company joins AWS and Microsoft in offering more of these services through the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/16/2016
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10 Tech Jobs Set For Big Pay Raises In 2017
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Big data, security, and developer jobs are expected to get salary boosts in the coming year, according to Robert Half's 2017 Technology & IT Salary Guide. Here's a look at 10 hot jobs to watch.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/15/2016
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Samsung's $8 Billion Harman Deal Drives New Era For IT Pros 
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
Commentary
As connected cars become more commonplace, IT professionals need to consider how employees are using these software-platforms-on-wheels to access and share work-related information. Samsung's announcement that it would acquire Harman International Industries -- owner of multiple car audio brands -- raises the urgency of these questions.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 11/15/2016
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Chief Data Officers: More Report To CEO Than CIO
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
A Gartner survey of chief data officers found that 30% of them are now reporting to the CEO. Also, many companies are creating a new Office of the CDO with its own staff, budget, and responsibilities separate from IT.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/14/2016
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IT Priorities Shifting Toward Security, Managing Costs
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
A recent IDG survey shows CIOs and IT managers have a renewed concern for operational security and improved customer experience.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/11/2016
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