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Technology as Friend, Foe, or Partner?
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Satire
The latest book by MIT researchers Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson explores the human/machine relationship and how businesses can prepare for the changes that the next 10 years will bring.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 6/27/2017
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Build a DevOps-Focused Enterprise
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
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Why businesses should work to spread DevOps benefits across their entire organization.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 6/20/2017
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Get Ready for IoT by Taking 3 Essential Steps
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To prepare for IoT, companies need to take advantage of big data and advanced analytics, and adapt their culture, so they are ready for the transformation.
By Oliver Schabenberger, Executive VP and CTO, SAS , 6/19/2017
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Rethink How Humans and Machines Will Work Together
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Productivity gains from automation are not resulting in job losses, but are enabling companies to redeploy employees to handle higher-value tasks and a greater volume of work.
By Craig Nelson, partner, ISG , 6/13/2017
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Cisco DevNet Prepares Developers for Programmable Network
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Satire
Three-and-a-half years ago, Cisco launched DevNet to prepare developers for the programmable network, accessed through APIs. A Cisco exec provided an update in an Interop ITX keynote.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/19/2017
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Why Automation and AI are Cool, Until They're Not
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Enterprises and jobs are changing fast as more tasks are automated with increasing levels of machine intelligence. Automation displaced manufacturing jobs, but it also enabled the creation of new businesses and career opportunities. Will knowledge workers and their employers adapt fast enough?
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 5/15/2017
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DevOps: It's an Ongoing Culture, Not a Project
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Satire
Splunk's Chief Technology Advocate Andi Mann will sound off on DevOps as a culture-driven phenomenon at Interop ITX and the disciplines it requires.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/12/2017
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Managing APIs Is an Increasingly Complex Burden
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Cloud Elements study analyzes data on enterprise API use and concludes that API use is growing rapidly, but it also takes careful management.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/31/2017
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Workers Welcome AI But Remain Skeptical About Its Benefits
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Survey by Atlassian finds wide worker expectbations of working alongside AI software and discomfort with the prospect.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/24/2017
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Product Management Should Be At The Core Of Every Company
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At the heart of product management is the ability to discover the customers' pain and then leading the way in solving that pain in the best way possible.
By John Shapiro, Intuit , 2/22/2017
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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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How Cross-Functional IT Teams Can Work Toward A Common Goal
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Satire
Breaking down the silos is critical in an enterprise IT strategy, and there are ways to get different IT and business groups on the same team.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 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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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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Maintaining Team Focus In The Digital Maelstrom
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For all of the devices and applications that are designed to make workers more efficient, factors such as regular interruptions translate into lost productivity.
By Mike Raia, Integrify , 1/26/2017
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What Happens When a Customer of IT Becomes an IT Leader
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When an executive shifts from being supported by IT to leading IT, one opportunity is to become a more customer-centric IT organization.
By Atticus Tysen, CIO and Senior VP, Intuit , 1/24/2017
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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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Software Chooses Consumer Over Engineering
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There's a new emphasis in the software world with a focus on ease of use and more standardized platforms that support speed to market and innovation by makers.
By Jeff Phillips, Software Platform Section Manager at National Instruments and Bob O ' Donnell, TECHnalysis Research Chief Analyst , 1/17/2017
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Why You Need To Embrace DevOps Differently
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Before you jump into DevOps understand what problems you are trying to solve, and whether you need to make a complete commitment to all of the elements or just specific aspects.
By Sebastian Velez, Director at the Center of Excellence at PSL , 1/13/2017
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3 No-brainer Uses for the Public Cloud
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
While many enterprise needs will require the use of a private or hybrid cloud architecture, there are some uses that truly take advantage of the benefits that only the public cloud can deliver.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 1/11/2017
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