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Content posted in March 2020
Enterprise AI Goes Mainstream, but Maturity Must Wait
Commentary  |  3/31/2020
An O'Reilly survey illustrates how enterprise groups are moving more applications into production, but also how companies face cultural and talent focused barriers.
CompTIA Grants Extensions, Options for Certification Exams
Commentary  |  3/30/2020
Alternatives to visiting testing centers are being put into place for IT professionals seeking accreditation.
Kaggle Competition Aims AI at COVID-19
News  |  3/30/2020
A challenge on the data science community site Kaggle is asking great minds to apply machine learning to battle the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Damn the Law (Disclose Your Comp)
Commentary  |  3/30/2020
Why senior IT professionals disclose salary history in the job recruitment process -- despite laws banning the question.
Supercomputers Recruited to Work on COVID-19 Research
News  |  3/27/2020
A consortium forms to crunch data that might help researchers get a better understanding of the virus faster.
Achieving Peak Orchestration in a Multi-Cloud Environment
Commentary  |  3/27/2020
You've just been asked to look at a multi-cloud solution. You might put on a brave face for upper management, but deep down you know this isn't going to be easy. You're right.
How Zoom, Netflix, and Dropbox are Staying Online During the Pandemic
Commentary  |  3/26/2020
Inside the efforts to keep the quarantined world's popular internet services running smoothly. -- DataCenter Knowledge
Build Your Cloud Strategy -- The Right Way
Commentary  |  3/26/2020
A rapidly growing cloud presence demands careful thought and planning. Here's what you need to do to set your organization on the right course.
COVID-19: Using Data to Map Infections, Hospital Beds, and More
News  |  3/25/2020
The spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and the resources to fight it, are being tracked and mapped by governments and other organizations in the US and the world. Here's how they are doing it.
CIOs: Hereís How to Boost Your Business Model Resilience
Commentary  |  3/25/2020
This five-phase approach will help chief information officers and IT leaders maintain continuity of operations during the coronavirus outbreak -- and other critical times.
How Startup Innovation Can Help Enterprises Face COVID-19
Slideshows  |  3/24/2020
Disruptive ideas can give organizations ways to maintain operations in a time of quarantines and social distancing.
Enterprise Guide to Robotic Process Automation
Commentary  |  3/23/2020
RPA is a fast-growing category of software, driven by global enterprise digital transformation efforts. Is it ready for prime time? This guide covers the benefits, best practices and use cases today.
Pitfalls to Avoid in the COVID-19 Rush to Work from Home
News  |  3/23/2020
As everybody rushes to set up workstations at home amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, there are some obstacles to avoid.
Digital Innovation: Start by Wooing Your Own Workplace
Commentary  |  3/23/2020
IT executives can drive successful outcomes for companies looking to expand on their internal technologies by adopting a product management mentality.
Cloud Security Planning in the Time of Social Distancing
Commentary  |  3/20/2020
With organizations compelled to push work out to remote, cloud security becomes a very tangible matter.
3 Technologies That Can Ease the M&A Process
Commentary  |  3/20/2020
Internal integration following a merger or acquisition can result in a range of complexities, but there are technologies that can improve this process.
Augmented Analytics Drives Next Wave of AI, Machine Learning, BI
Commentary  |  3/19/2020
Business intelligence will move beyond dashboards, and AI and machine learning will become easier for less skilled workers as augmented analytics are embedded into platforms.
The IT and Security Teams: Buddies or Rivals?
Commentary  |  3/19/2020
InformationWeek, Dark Reading, and Interop have partnered to explore the evolving relationship between the general IT team and the security team. We invite you to take our survey.
Maximize Your Customer Experience ROI
Commentary  |  3/18/2020
Customer experience leaders may struggle to show how their efforts will generate positive business results. They need a solid business model that can reliably predict quantifiable benefits.
Why Isnít Machine Learning Living up to the Hype?
Commentary  |  3/18/2020
An obsession with tasks is leading to marginal returns on tech investments. Now is the time to rethink our approaches to machine learning.
C-Suite Taps IT Leaders Amid Coronavirus Crisis
News  |  3/17/2020
Businesses are confident overall in their ability to weather the storm caused by coronavirus COVID-19 disruptions, and technology is playing a strong role in the C-suite.
Digital Transformation Falling Flat? Bring in the Pirates
Commentary  |  3/17/2020
IT leaders should reflect on how and why digital transformations fail and tap nonconformists who are not afraid to think outside the box as a start.
Will Virtual Machines Fade Out for Containers and Serverless?
Commentary  |  3/16/2020
Functions that were primarily the domain of VMs are being picked up by other resources, but does that mean the end for virtual machines?
Developing a Continuity Plan for the Post-Coronavirus World
Commentary  |  3/16/2020
These baseline business continuity strategies will help ensure your organization is positioned to keep operations going even as the business environment is up-ended.
A Radical Plan for Enterprise Transformation
News  |  3/13/2020
If you want the big rewards of new technology implementations, you need the right approach and a full commitment.
AI Adoption Spectrum: Are You Ahead of the Pack?
Commentary  |  3/13/2020
Having a well-defined AI strategy and investing in business models that leverage AI and data can help companies become innovative leaders. Where do you stand?
Next Phase of DevOps: Upskilling for Processes and Humanity
Commentary  |  3/12/2020
As DevOps matures, so too must the skills required to drive future phases of transformation.
Google Grows Cloud Regions, Boosts Cloud Monitoring
Commentary  |  3/12/2020
Google is adding new cloud regions at a rapid rate alongside new capabilities that could help grow market share as it takes on rivals Amazon and Microsoft. -- ITPro Today
The Role of AI in the Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine
Commentary  |  3/12/2020
AI can spot patterns in data and make predictions, and the hope is these tools could identify drug prospects to test on humans within months.
Coronavirus: 8 Tech Tips for Working From Home
Slideshows  |  3/11/2020
Here's a collection of tools, technologies, and tips to help you out in case you need to telecommute during the COVID-19 outbreak.
How Cloud, Security and Big Data Are Forcing CIOs to Evolve
Commentary  |  3/11/2020
The good news is that the enterprise-level disruptions to the CIO role represent an opportunity to re-examine their positions and make meaningful adjustments -- especially at the mid-market level.
Data Governance Is Improving, ButÖ
Commentary  |  3/10/2020
Corporate memories are at risk because the growth in data is outpacing companies' ability to govern and manage it.
4 Questions Businesses Should Ask About AI, 5G and Innovation
Commentary  |  3/10/2020
As we move into the 2020s, leaders must self-reflect and focus on how they can improve upon past AI, 5G and other innovation technologies to drive results.
When Organizations Halt or Walk Away from IT Modernization
Commentary  |  3/9/2020
IT and data directors from enterprises still have some questions about strategies to shake up their infrastructure with new technology and practices.
AI Hot Spots: Where Is Artificial Intelligence Heading Now?
Slideshows  |  3/9/2020
As artificial intelligence matures, these nine areas and industries look like they are poised to benefit the most.
Why You Should Build a Center of Excellence for AI
Commentary  |  3/9/2020
An artificial intelligence center of excellence can ensure AI best practices inform every AI project at your organization.
Getting Up to Speed on 5G
Commentary  |  3/6/2020
The 5G rollout is underway. How will this next-generation wireless technology impact you and your organization? -- Network Computing
Recognize the High Cost of Low Technical Debt
Commentary  |  3/6/2020
Technical debt, a developer's term for trade-offs, is starting to impact marketing tech and other choices. Here's how IT teams can reduce the impact of technical debt choices.
Whatís Propelling Growth for Artificial Intelligence?
Commentary  |  3/6/2020
Here are three technology breakthroughs that are acting as catalysts, along with four core roles of AI that are driving it forward.
Can Enterprises Benefit From Adopting Database DevOps?
Commentary  |  3/5/2020
Treating databases like code for deployment might be another step toward transformation, but these are still the early days in the process.
Is IT the Good Guy or Bad Guy in Upskilling?
Commentary  |  3/5/2020
Yes, IT leaders and teams can be perceived as a pain in the neck, but don't overlook their superpowers.
Coronavirus Plan: How IT Can Enable Remote Work
News  |  3/4/2020
Is your organization prepared to implement widespread remote work to protect employees against coronavirus? Here's what you need to do.
5 New Ways DevOps Will Leverage the Cloud
Commentary  |  3/4/2020
It's impossible to know what the future will bring for DevOps in the cloud, but the areas highlighted here are sure to play a role.
Getting the Most Out of Augmented Intelligence
Commentary  |  3/3/2020
Looking for a way to help your organization work smarter and faster? Augmented intelligence is ready to provide added support, new insights, and a competitive edge.
DevOps Gives Nationwide Building Society an Edge on Upstarts
Commentary  |  3/2/2020
Adopting practices for continuous delivery offers organizations a way to remain competitive in the British banking scene.
How IT Leaders Can Attract and Retain the Right Talent
Commentary  |  3/2/2020
By applying these best practices, you can bring on talent that keeps pace with innovation, shifting customer needs, and new technologies.


The State of IT & Cybersecurity Operations 2020
The State of IT & Cybersecurity Operations 2020
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