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It Is Time for Enterprise CIOs to Create a New Breed of Innovation
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There still are big opportunities for innovation in the enterprise, particularly when achieving efficiency is the goal.
By Neil Kinson, Chief of Staff, Redwood Software , 7/24/2017
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10 Things IT Pros Should Consider (or Dread) Before the Job Hunt
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
Think you've seen changes in your IT group over the years? Well there have been just as many changes in the job market. Here's some advice to help you find that next great job.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 7/17/2017
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Building a Data-Driven Culture Starts with the Team
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Being a data-driven organization is an ongoing process -- you need to invest in the right team, infrastructure, software, and processes that can promote lasting change.
By Leon Tchikindas, Head of Analytics and Business Operations at Periscope Data , 7/13/2017
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Can Amazon Disrupt More Markets? Let Me Count the Ways
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Amazon may be poised to enter the pharmacy as well as grocery business; it trains customers to expect quick delivery.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/11/2017
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3 Keys to Building a Successful App Ecosystem
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Openness, trust, and shared economic opportunity are among the keys to building a successful app ecosystem.
By Max Mancini, Vice President of Ecosystem, Atlassian , 7/10/2017
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10 IT Jobs That Will Be Done by AI
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
Artificial intelligence is already taking on some tasks that were previously performed by humans — but that doesn’t necessarily mean you will soon be out of job.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 7/10/2017
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Exponential Technologies Offer Early Use Case in Tax
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As exponential technologies emerge benefits to end user departments also can grow exponentially, as in corporate tax groups.
By Beth Mueller, U.S. Tax Analytics Leader at Deloitte Tax , 7/7/2017
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Blockchain Moving Beyond Bitcoin
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
News
Experts expect to see the shared database technology securely managing transactions in areas ranging from real estate to digital.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 7/7/2017
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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
Commentary
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
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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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