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The Internet of Things: Still Lots for You to Learn
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
Satire
IT groups will need to provide architecture, data-mining tools and connectivity, while giving business groups the freedom to innovate on their own with the Internet of Things.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 1/11/2018
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CIOs' Evolving Role: Think Revenue and Strategy
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Satire
It's no longer about just cutting costs. CIOs must figure out ways to monetize tech including data, and where newer systems like blockchain can fit strategically.
By Matt Hamblen, technology journalist , 1/9/2018
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7 Fastest-Growing Tech Job Skills
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
Which terms do IT employers and job seekers search for most often? There are some significant disconnects between what IT pros offer and what employers want.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 1/2/2018
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MBA 2.0 - The Power of Combinatorial Tech Innovation
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True innovation often isn't about leveraging a single technology but making good use of multiple technologies in combination.
By K. R. Sanjiv, Chief Technology Officer, Wipro , 12/22/2017
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How Innovation is Changing the Analytics Landscape
Jen Underwood, Impact Analytix
Satire
The collision of emerging technologies and new enterprise strategies is bringing dramatic change to the world of analytics.
By Jen Underwood Impact Analytix, 12/19/2017
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Ch-Ch-Changes: Software Predictions for 2018 and Beyond
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Keep an eye on the software arena, as the service mindset, the cloud, agile, and the IIoT drive change.
By Dmitri Tcherevik, CTO, Progress Software , 12/19/2017
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2017 Year in Review Exponential Automation
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Automation in the corporate world isn't on the way, it's here. Now, do it right.
By Doug Reeder, NTT DATA Services. , 12/15/2017
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The Line Between Commercial and Industrial Data Science
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The purpose, tasks, and required skillsets are dramatically different for data scientists and their work in commercial and industrial environments.
By Mark Bernardo, VP Global Services for GE Digital , 12/14/2017
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To Find IT Talent, Think Differently and Move Quickly
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Satire
You might not be able to compete with the behemoths, but there are some things you can do to find great talent. Think about partnering with other companies and how multi-disciplinary teams can help fill gaps.
By Matt Hamblen, technology journalist , 12/11/2017
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Its Official: Amazon is Putting Alexa to Work in the Office
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Having established a foothold in the home with its Alexa personal assistant, Amazon now has the office market in its sights.
By Barb Darrow, technology journalist , 12/4/2017
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Beware Analytics' Mid-Life Crisis
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Satire
Analytics is spreading out to more departments that want to optimize their operations, but that may give users a false sense of freedom from IT. Here are some dynamics currently affecting IT.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 12/4/2017
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IT Job Satisfaction on the Upswing
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
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IT was once viewed as a back-office function, filled with disgruntled, reserved workers, but the view of the IT role and worker is changing, and its showing in IT job satisfaction levels.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 11/29/2017
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Is Your Company Smart Enough to Succeed?
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
News
Determining if your organization is an intelligent enterprise or a slow learner may be challenging, but a new index quantifies criteria in terms of data usage, workflow efficiency, and progress toward the IoT.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 11/8/2017
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The Bots Are Ready to Chat, But Are You?
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Companies should create a chatbot readiness checklist to help define a bot design strategy.
By Rajesh Kamath, head of financial services solutions and incubation, Incedo , 11/2/2017
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Kiosks are Looking at You, Too
Patrick Thibodeau, Freelance Reporter
News
Customer-facing kiosks are taking on a new look, and providing retailers, restaurants and other businesses with new functions, such as sizing up potential customers.
By Patrick Thibodeau Freelance Reporter, 10/25/2017
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Top Data Challenges Created by Digital Transformation
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As data becomes more valuable to organizations, its usefulness for analytics means that more data needs to be stored for longer periods of time.
By Joan Wrabetz, VP, Strategic Marketing for Datacenter Systems, Western Digital , 10/24/2017
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IT, OT, IoT: Does Hitachi Have a Dictionary for This Alphabet Soup?
Ben Kepes,
Satire
Drawing on a long history in the industrial space and as an IT supplier, Hitachi has mapped out its own strategy for the industrial IoT.
By Ben Kepes , 10/23/2017
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IT Pros and Entrepreneurs: Tap the Smart Home Market
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IT pros ready for a change should consider the smart home market to leverage skills such as IT security, networking and development.
By Larry Alton, business consultant , 10/20/2017
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BI Will Change the Role of IT as We Know It
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ITs role within an organization has always been a critical one, but the advancement of business intelligence and data analytics will make IT exponentially more strategic.
By Bobby Beckmann, CTO, Lifesize , 10/19/2017
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15 Highest-Paying Tech Jobs for 2018
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
Executives, managers, mobile developers and people with the word "architect" in their title are at the top of the IT pay scale.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 10/17/2017
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