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Where Your IT Dollars Are Headed In 2017
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
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We polled InformationWeek readers to find out about IT spending priorities for 2017. Here's what we learned. See how your budget plans for next year stack up.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 11/10/2016
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10 Free Tools Software Developers Should Know
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
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Dev teams and software developers need tools to get their jobs done, and there are plenty of free options. Here are 10 to consider for your tool kit.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 11/9/2016
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Google Knocks on Door of Gartner's Cloud Leaders
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Google is close but still no cigar when it comes to sharing the realm of the cloud leaders in the Gartner IaaS Magic Quadrant.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/22/2017
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Digital Transformation is about Customer Ownership
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Automation is just the beginning, understanding your customer is the new imperative.
By David Yang, Founder and Chairman of the Board of ABBYY , 6/21/2017
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Want to Succeed at Data-Driven Transformation? Start Slow
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Some organizations race into data-driven transformation. Others want to get everything "right" first. There's an optimal balance between moving too fast and moving too slow, but few companies get it right. Boston Consulting Group (BCG) suggests some best practices to avoid common pitfalls.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 6/21/2017
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IT Risk: Itís not 'Cyber' Ė Itís Worse
Jeremy Bergsman, IT practice leader, Gartner
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While hackers haven't put big companies out of business, there are plenty of examples of companies that failed because they were slow to respond to tech-driven market shifts.
By Jeremy Bergsman IT practice leader, Gartner, 6/20/2017
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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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Considering AI for Business? Here Are 4 Fundamentals to Start
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Artificial intelligence projects take time, effort, data, and expertise to build a meaningful system. Having the right ecosystem in place will ensure companies are prepared for it.
By K.R. Sanjiv, Chief Technology Officer, Wipro , 6/19/2017
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When an On-Premises, Public Cloud Might be Right for You
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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There are several options for those companies that want a public cloud environment but also want to keep compute gear in house.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 6/19/2017
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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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Blockchain Barges into Insurance via IBM, AIG
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
IBM helps AIG create a cross-country, multi-party international risk policy tailored to use blockchain's security and trust.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/16/2017
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GDPR Puts Response at Center Stage for All Companies
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When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in May 2018, a companyís ability to respond to a data breach will be paramount. The majority of companies already struggle with responding to cyber incidents, and even fewer are prepared for GDPR.
By Ted Julian, Co-Founder, IBM Resilient , 6/15/2017
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Three Phases to Adapting an Omnichannel Business Model
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IT becomes a key player as businesses move to create a seamless path to purchase with a singular view of their customers across all touchpoints, including in-store, online, mobile, social, call centers, direct mail and more.
By Sajid Mohamedy, ‎Vice President, Strategy & Operations, Nisum , 6/15/2017
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7 Technologies that Enable a Microservices Architecture
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
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Organizations that implement microservices often adopt the architectural style alongside complementary technologies, including the seven in this slideshow.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 6/15/2017
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A 4-Step Methodology for Finding the Right Cloud Provider
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Donít rush into the cloud before taking the time to understand what you want, and what you need.
By Natalia Tsymbalenko, EastBanc Technologies , 6/14/2017
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The Need to Go Digital Is Clear; Not Everyone Can Get There
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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PwC report on the 2017 Global Digital IQ says some organizations becoming top performers in going digital; others, not so much.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/14/2017
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Six Steps to Achieve the Joys of Serverless Architectures
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The are solid benefits in a move to a serverless architecture, but remember these six important considerations to undertake before going serverless.
By Matt Lancaster, Practice Lead, Accenture , 6/14/2017
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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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DevOps Research Says Practice Yields Benefits Beyond Code
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Survey: Organizations that adopt disciplined DevOps thrive in ways that remain difficult for others; automation, quality, continuous delivery.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/13/2017
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Next up for CRM? Customer Retention Through Contextual Messaging
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The rapid evolution of CRM has initiated a rush of new marketing processes and practices; combining multi-channel messaging with analytics is a promising new direction.
By Scott Robinson, IT Consultant , 6/12/2017
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Five Ways Big Data is Transforming Epidemics
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Big data and analytical tools have transformed every industry from healthcare to retail to government, and now are transforming the way epidemics are approached.
By Nita Madhav, Senior Director of Data Science for Metabiota , 6/8/2017
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Research Suggests New Strategies for IT Training
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
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Giving test subjects direct instruction made them more likely to fall for phishing attacks and less likely to explore the advanced features of software. Mindfulness training had the opposite effect.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 6/8/2017
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