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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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AI Technology Takes Center Stage At Retail Convention
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Artificial intelligence (AI) and other leading-edge technologies will be highlights of this year's National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York, but many retailers are still struggling with more rudimentary analytics.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/16/2017
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Supplying The Supply Chain
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The supply chain is changing rapidly, often outside of the traditional IT structure. IT needs to get involved, bringing its skills and experience to the table.
By Stephen Laaper, Principal with Deloitte Consulting , 1/9/2017
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5 Things That Will Keep IT Execs Up At Night In 2017
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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The dawn of a new year brings hope of great things to come. But there also are challenges that are sure to keep IT executives awake with worry.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 1/6/2017
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IT Products Go from Big Noise to Big Business
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
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There's been a positive change in the enterprise computing business of late; more product announcements truly are focused on how technology can help a company do business.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 1/3/2017
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Machine Learning, Analytics Offer Untapped Potential, McKinsey Says
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Incorporating data analytics' value into corporate culture is essential to competing against digital disruptors. InformationWeek interviewed McKinsey partner and lead researcher Michael Chui about a new report addressing competition in a data-driven era.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/29/2016
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The Unblinking Eye: Employee Monitoring in the IoT Era
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Monitoring machines in the Internet of Things can provide valuable data, but there could be privacy issues when employees are using those machines.
By Christine Lyon, Partner in the law firm of Morrison & Foerster , 12/22/2016
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Why Embedded Analytics Will Change Everything
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Analytics is being embedded in all kinds of software which suggests a major shift is on the horizon. How we think about analytics will change and so will our use of analytics. We explain why.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 12/15/2016
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Marketing Can Connect the Dots with IoT
InformationWeek Staff,
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Editor's note: Pierre DeBois of Zimana Analytics offers advice for how marketing pros can best utilize IoT data to understand customer activity.
By InformationWeek Staff , 11/29/2016
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Driverless Vehicles & The IT Impact
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Juniper Research tried to answer the question, given the experimentation with driverless vehicles, when will it gain traction?
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/29/2016
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Predix, Digital Twin 'Think' About Operations Together
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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At GE's Minds and Machines Nov. 15-16, GE illustrated how it's using Predix and a 'digital twin' to solve turbine maintenance issues.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/22/2016
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Google Makes Machine Learning Available To Enterprise IT
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
At its machine learning event, Google put on a display of APIs for use in automated image analysis and categorization -- and for the translation of 103 languages. The company joins AWS and Microsoft in offering more of these services through the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/16/2016
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10 Tech Jobs Set For Big Pay Raises In 2017
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Big data, security, and developer jobs are expected to get salary boosts in the coming year, according to Robert Half's 2017 Technology & IT Salary Guide. Here's a look at 10 hot jobs to watch.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/15/2016
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Samsung's $8 Billion Harman Deal Drives New Era For IT Pros 
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
Commentary
As connected cars become more commonplace, IT professionals need to consider how employees are using these software-platforms-on-wheels to access and share work-related information. Samsung's announcement that it would acquire Harman International Industries -- owner of multiple car audio brands -- raises the urgency of these questions.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 11/15/2016
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Cisco: Cloud-Native Apps Will Dominate By 2020
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Big data, IoT, and other applications are changing cloud computing, according to Cisco's sixth annual Global Cloud Computing Index. The report finds that cloud traffic will represent 92% of all data center traffic by 2020, and that companies will build 485 hyperscale data centers in the next three years.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/14/2016
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IT Priorities Shifting Toward Security, Managing Costs
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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A recent IDG survey shows CIOs and IT managers have a renewed concern for operational security and improved customer experience.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/11/2016
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Smart Cities Can Get More Out Of IoT, Gartner Finds
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
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While many smart cities are using IoT for transportation issues, there's a host of other initiatives these urban centers should start to address with the technology. Environmental and sustainability programs top a new list from Gartner.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 11/9/2016
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Drones As Compute Platforms In The Air: Podcast
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
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Intel's Anil Nanduri talks with InformationWeek about the company's newest drone and the demonstration that shows that drones are a dynamic compute platform.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 11/8/2016
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CIOs Face Changes, Volatility In 2017, Forrester Predicts
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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IT transitions will accelerate in 2017 as CIOs look to deliver business outcomes, develop technologies that serve customers, and embrace new technologies such as AI and AR, according to Forrester Research. Here's a look at the research firm's predictions for the new year.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/7/2016
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AWS Dominates IaaS, Stumbles In Managed Private Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) dominates the worldwide public IaaS market, is in tight competition in the PaaS market. But it's an also-ran when it comes to the managed private cloud category, according to a report from Synergy Research Group.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/3/2016
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