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Three Little Words For Payday: Big, Data, DevOps
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Commentary
Recruiting firm Randstad's annual salary survey shows data pros are in the upper stratosphere, and DevOps experience is starting to justify a premium.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 2/24/2017
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'Unbounded IT' Draws On Internal, External Resources, Says Deloitte
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Deloitte Consulting report on the future of IT sees 'Unbound IT' aligned with the 'kinetic enterprise' and able to tap external tech resources.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/16/2017
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IT Budget Staying The Same? Here’s What To Do Differently In 2017
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If your IT budget is staying flat, there are techniques for getting more bang from the same bucks in a new age of IT.
By Don Jones, director of curriculum, Pluralsight , 2/15/2017
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How Cross-Functional IT Teams Can Work Toward A Common Goal
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Commentary
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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9 Industries Hiring IT Pros Now
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
If you're looking for an IT job this year, you might want to start with these types of companies, perhaps focusing on the job types that are hot in a given sector.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 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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Is Outsourcing The Key To Data Analytics Success?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
If the IT group isn't up to the task of implementing analytics, it's worth checking out the possibilities of outsourced analytics.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 2/14/2017
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Amid Constant Change In IT, Interop Emphasizes Full Spectrum IT And Community
Emily Johnson, Associate Editor, UBM Americas
News
Interop ITX (formerly known simply as Interop) has shed its old skin as a purely networking and infrastructure focused show and has implemented a community-driven approach to build an agenda that reflects the evolving IT landscape.
By Emily Johnson Associate Editor, UBM Americas, 2/9/2017
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IoT And Big Data: Success Comes Down To A Solid Strategy
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Commentary
A Verizon report highlights how big data complexity and a shortage of data science talent are hurdles for an IoT implementation, but we also have to remember the key best practice of having a business goal as part of any analytics initiative.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 2/9/2017
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From “Reluctant Accountant” To IT Dream Job: 5 Career Lessons
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Curiosity, connections, and a search for the right fit are some of the keys to working your way into the job you really want.
By Kevin Coppins, General Manager/Americas, EasyVista , 2/6/2017
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Data-Driven Effectiveness Is A Team Sport
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Smart people and the best technology aren't enough to drive a data-driven culture. It's all about people and collaboration, which is easier said than done. If you're serious about affecting change, consider these best practices.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 2/2/2017
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What To Consider When Hiring Data Science Talent
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Dealing with the data science talent crunch isn't just about competing for talent; it also requires the right data science strategy to help the analytics team be effective and efficient.
By Guest Commentary Guest Commentary, 2/1/2017
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Break Down Those Silos To Gain Business Agility
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If you want your enterprise to be agile, look first at your data silos -- silos packed with information -- that keep people and departments from communicating effectively.
By Christopher O'Malley, CEO, Compuware , 1/31/2017
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Target CIO Transforms Retailer With In-house Talent, Agile
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Target hired Tesco veteran Mike McNamara 18 months ago as CIO and Chief Digital Officer to transform the company's IT and software development organization. Here's what he did.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/27/2017
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Bridging the Hybrid Developer Divide
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While companies strive to evolve and innovate with concepts such as cloud and DevOps, one challenge is to keep pace with new skills in the IT group.
By Angel Luis Diaz, IBM VP, Cloud Technology and Architecture , 1/26/2017
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The Strategy Of Speed In IT
Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera
Commentary
Speed in developing and delivering applications has obvious benefits, but IT leaders have to know when to move fast and when to proceed with care.
By Mark Thiele Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, 1/25/2017
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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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CollabNet, #YesWeCode, And Making A Difference In Tech
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There are ways to meet computer technology job demands by creating a more diverse workforce.
By Eric Robertson, Vice President, CollabNet , 1/23/2017
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Addressing The Runaway Demand For Information Security
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With organizations going through digital transformation,IT leaders must fundamentally change how information security services are delivered, and make security part of everyone's job.
By By Jeremy Bergsman, IT Practice Leader at CEB , 1/12/2017
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Business Transformation: Go Digital Or Go Home
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The evidence is clear, digital transformation is the biggest driver in business today. Businesses that don’t embrace the journey will be left behind by competitors and customers.
By Alison Gleeson, Senior Vice President of Americas Sales, Cisco , 1/10/2017
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