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Ascent Conference Insights: Bots, Data, and SaaS Culture
Commentary  |  10/21/2019
Suggestions on how automation can be leveraged and ways to use SaaS more efficiently peppered conversations with Zendesk and Hugo.
IT Challenge: Pace of Change with Infrastructure
Commentary  |  10/21/2019
With the storm of changes hitting the IT department -- from cloud to AI and anytime/anywhere mobile access -- the real challenge is in having the IT infrastructure keep pace.
Intelligent Automation: A Step Ahead of AI
Commentary  |  10/21/2019
Organizations that use intelligent automation to amplify human potential will stay ahead in the game, while those that don't will lag.
Oracle’s Mark Hurd Passes Away at 62
News  |  10/18/2019
Co-CEO dies one month after taking a leave of absence to address an undisclosed health issue.
Misconfigured Containers Open Security Gaps
Commentary  |  10/18/2019
Laziness, inattention and poor management practices make containerized applications vulnerable to invasion and attack. Fortunately, establishing strong safeguards is fast and easy.
No Wonder the Chatbots are Sad
Commentary  |  10/18/2019
Emotional cognition is maturing, and there's a great deal of potential. Perhaps 'happiness' is in store for AI-powered bots in the not-too-distant future.
SAP Gets New Leadership for Cloud, AI Era
News  |  10/17/2019
SAP CEO Bill McDermott, who presided over dozens of acquisitions and the launch of what may be the biggest change to SAP's flagship product, has stepped down, making way for new leadership.
SAS Targets Operationalizing AI with ModelOps
News  |  10/16/2019
Analytics stalwart SAS wants to help organizations get to that last mile of digital transformation by moving them from pilot projects to deployment to modeling and governance.
Settling the Soft Skills vs. Technical Skills Debate
Commentary  |  10/16/2019
For full-time employees, put more weight on the soft skills. For contractors who don't make the technical cut, don't put your money down on them.
Enterprise Guide to Edge Computing
Commentary  |  10/15/2019
Here's a collection of information to help IT leaders and professionals learn more about edge computing and use cases for their enterprise organizations.
Cyber Judgment: A New Path Forward for Decision Makers
Commentary  |  10/15/2019
Information security staff cannot be everywhere decisions are made, and not every risk decision can be automated.
Communications Glut and Isolation Stymie Remote Workers
Commentary  |  10/14/2019
How can remote office workers -- and their employers -- deal with tech proliferation and the continued sense of isolation that can sap productivity?
Why You Should Cultivate Gender Diversity in IT Leadership
Commentary  |  10/14/2019
It's time to rethink our corporate environments by recognizing the unique experiences, skill sets and strengths that come from diversity in teams and leadership.
How to Secure Data Privacy While Growing Machine Learning
Commentary  |  10/11/2019
There are ways to increase user privacy while still preserving the accuracy of machine learning systems. Here are three practical options for CIOs.
Go Beyond the Capabilities of the Cloud
Commentary  |  10/11/2019
Here are some highlights from last month's Oracle OpenWorld 2019.
Blockchain Loses Its Luster, for Now
News  |  10/10/2019
Last year if you had a tech problem, blockchain was the answer. Now blockchain has reached the "trough of disillusionment," according to Gartner.
Tech Nation Report: Robust Online Collaboration in DevOps
Commentary  |  10/10/2019
Cross-national perspectives on scaling up companies, hiring talent, and collaboration marked the release of a report on British tech.
MSP Consolidation Crunch: What it Means to Your IT Team
Commentary  |  10/9/2019
With a wave of acquisitions going on across the managed service provider market, enterprise IT leaders have to rethink where they get their own services.
Why Scaling DevOps Is a People Problem
Commentary  |  10/9/2019
You can have the latest and greatest automation toolset, but without people transformation, DevOps at scale will remain a mirage for many.
2020 IT Budgets Are Up, But ...
Commentary  |  10/8/2019
A Spiceworks report highlights the where's and why's of 2020 IT budget plans.
AI, Automation Drive Progress in Government Data Centers
News  |  10/8/2019
U.S. government data centers have consolidated and become more efficient in the last 10 years. Now they are adding AI and automation to the mix.
AI Keeps Buggy Code From Crashing The Cloud
Commentary  |  10/7/2019
AI-based test automation will be a key feature of DevOps in enterprise multi-cloud environments in the 2020s.
Breaking Silos and Curating Data for Impactful AI
Commentary  |  10/7/2019
AI requires both high-quality data and an infrastructure that ensures data is always available. Without that foundation, we'll never reach the future.
What Financial Firms Want in Cloud Adoption Strategies
Commentary  |  10/4/2019
Lead technologists from three financial institutions shared their infrastructure transformation needs at New York Enterprise Tech Meetup.
Changing Mindsets on IT Automation
Commentary  |  10/4/2019
Enterprises are not fully on board yet and in some cases stuck in manual mode. Here are four key areas to consider to get on the road to automation.
Rethinking IT: Tech Investments that Drive Business Growth
News  |  10/3/2019
Making the right technology investments can double your growth rate compared to that of your less progressive peers, according to a new report from Accenture.
Six Inevitable Technologies and the Milestones They Unlock
Commentary  |  10/3/2019
Grand-scale technologies act as nodes of progress that spark continued innovation. Here are several that will continue to impact society.
A Path from Pilot to Machine Learning Production
News  |  10/2/2019
Getting machine learning from the pilot into production is a hot issue in 2019. MLOps is one of the ways enterprises are doing it.
5 Ways CIOs Can Better Compete to Recruit Top Tech Talent
Commentary  |  10/2/2019
A CIO shares lessons he's learned about finding and securing the best job candidates for IT teams.
IT Careers: 12 Job Skills in Demand for 2020
Slideshows  |  10/1/2019
Employers will likely be looking to fill these kinds of IT positions in the coming year, building out their teams' tech skills.
Top U.S. Businesses Call for More Government Regulation
Commentary  |  10/1/2019
So, what's the catch? There's a very real possibility that most states will develop their own data privacy laws, causing chaos that will benefit no one.
Takeaway from MLOps NYC: Open Source Frameworks Need TLC
Commentary  |  9/30/2019
The growing open source options to manage and develop machine learning applications still require customization and care before enterprises dive in.
Getting from AI Pilot to Scale
News  |  9/30/2019
So you've succeeded with your automation and AI pilot project. Now how do you get to scale?
Navigating the Skills Gap in the Hybrid Cloud Era
Commentary  |  9/30/2019
IT leaders who will survive in the hybrid multi-cloud world are fostering the skills they already have in-house, while embracing some shifts toward new ideas.
Enterprise Guide to Multi-Cloud Adoption
Commentary  |  9/27/2019
Here's a collection of information to help IT leaders and professionals learn more about multi-cloud adoption for their enterprise organizations.
Talent Alert: Data Science Help is Coming
Commentary  |  9/27/2019
But will the flood of candidates solve your data problems? Here are a few issues to mull and tips on how to attract/retain data scientists in this hot market.
Q&A: New Relic CEO Lew Cirne on Observability in Development
Commentary  |  9/26/2019
More tools to better understand how apps are interconnected could save time on repairs and chasing security alerts.
Open Source Gains Ground in the Enterprise
News  |  9/26/2019
You may not hear a lot of enterprise executives talking about it, but open source software is becoming a mainstay in big organizations.
Human Touch Needed to Balance Prospects and Fears of AI
Commentary  |  9/24/2019
Events held at Microsoft and Samsung in New York highlight the need for data scientists to maintain humanity in AI development.
Rethink Time and Data in Your Organization
Commentary  |  9/24/2019
Time series is a standard analysis, but advanced machine learning tools introduce statistical techniques for more accurate forecast models.
How to Effectively Vet for True AI in the Era of AI Washing
Commentary  |  9/24/2019
All AI is machine learning, but not all machine learning is AI. Make sure you know the difference before investing.
How CIOs Can Help Their Workforce Thrive
Commentary  |  9/23/2019
IT leaders must remember that in our ever-changing world, keeping employee skills sharp and ensuring they have the resources they need to stay current is key.
How the Chief Data Officer Role is Evolving
Commentary  |  9/23/2019
The CDO role continues to change with competitive pressures. Where are you on your journey and what do you need to do to get to the next level?
Q&A: Google Cloud's Lin Talks Next Phase of Anthos
News  |  9/20/2019
Google offers a look at some additional features being introduced to Anthos and where it fits in cloud transformation.
How a Digital Talent Strategy Ensures Tech Staffing Success
Commentary  |  9/20/2019
Are you looking at the big picture? Today's enterprise organizations must align their digital talent strategy through a lens of recruitment and retention.
Oracle Touts Autonomous Cloud for Data Security
News  |  9/19/2019
At an Oracle OpenWorld keynote address, Larry Ellison said the autonomous nature of Oracle's cloud could protect customers from data breaches, and announced several product updates.
Have Just a Bit of Patience with 'Transformation'
Commentary  |  9/19/2019
Digital transformation, cloud adoption and AI seem to be taking longer than people expected. Why is that a surprise?
Complexity: Cloud Computing’s Achilles Heel
Commentary  |  9/19/2019
While there are no easy answers or magical tools to address the complexity issues, some fundamental architectural planning can be done.
Make Artificial Intelligence Work for Your Business Needs
Commentary  |  9/18/2019
AI software is everywhere, yet only a handful of offerings target specific demands. How can enterprises customize generic AI tools to meet their unique needs?
CIOs: Here’s How Google is Approaching AI
Commentary  |  9/18/2019
A team of experts learned from their application of AI across a variety of real-world projects. Here are six steps they recommend for CIOs engaging with AI.
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