Blue Cross CIO: Big Data Can Fix Healthcare Quality, Costs
The Axis big data initiative at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association incorporates more than $350 billion in annual claims, 36 million provider records, and more than 700,000 BCBS patient reviews, all with the goal of helping healthcare consumers make informed decisions. BCBSA CIO Doug Porter takes us through the project.
Big Data Ethics: 8 Key Facts To Ponder
There's a lot of gray area when it comes to the ethical collection, use, and analysis of data. Consider these 8 issues organizations should ponder when assessing their data use practices.
WAN Redesign Sparks New IT Ideas For Esselte Group
What started as a project to improve Esselte Group's WAN has led the company's IT leadership to start thinking about how to redesign its IT infrastructure. The project earned the company a spot in the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100.
Business Matters: Kristi Hedges On Leadership
In this episode of InformationWeek's Business Matters, George Colombo talks effective leadership and communications with Kristi Hedges, serial entrepreneur, communications expert, author, and sought-after leadership coach.
Dreamforce 2015: 8 Ways Analytics Changes Business
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and a cast of thousands took the stage at Dreamforce 2015 to talk about how analytics, particularly when based on information drawn from mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), is going to change the way we do business.
How To Get More Resources For IT
If IT can't get the resources you see IT needs, you need to take a hard look at why. Does the CEO undervalue IT, or is IT just not valuable to your organization?
Symantec CIO Sheila Jordan: Managing Change
Since her appointment 18 months ago, Symantec CIO Sheila Jordan has been focused on virtualizing the company's infrastructure and implementing a software-defined network in its data centers that can accommodate multi-tenancy. That's the easy part of her job.
True Digital Organizations Put People First
Digital transformation means significant and sweeping organizational change. It is not something that will be led by IT, it is not something that a chief digital officer can do alone. It requires culture change, and lots of it.
Data, Analytics Help Fight Forest Fires
Cameron Tongier of the US Fish and Wildlife Service Fire Management Branch spoke with InformationWeek from his temporary office near a fire line in Idaho. He's one of several front-line wildfire managers we spoke with about the long arc of data analysis that leads up to daily situation reports for wildfire managers.