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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation
posted in March 2016
HPE Injects New 'Persistent' Memory Into Server Race
News  |  3/31/2016
HP Enterprise is bringing out its Gen9 Proliant servers with a non-volatile form of memory modules that extend server memory.
How The Network Time Foundation Uses Its Funding
News  |  3/29/2016
The Network Time Foundation saw a big jump in funding in 2015. While it's a step in the right direction, there's still much work ahead to shore up the open source Network Time Protocol (NTP) that synchronizes computer clocks around the world. Here's where the money is going, and what's still needed.
IBM Opens Fourth Bluemix 'Garage' In France
News  |  3/28/2016
Developers can use IBM's latest cloud development tools and practices, including Watson analytical services, in Bluemix Garages.
Harlan Stenn Tackles NTP Security Issues As Big Move Looms
News  |  3/28/2016
There's not a business in existence today whose operations don't rely on the Network Time Protocol (NTP). Harlan Stenn is the chief maintainer of NTP. In the past year, security researchers have raised a number of concerns about the protocol, which Stenn is addressing even as he prepares a move of half the NTP infrastructure. Here's why it matters.
Microsoft, HP Help Pump $73M Into Mesosphere's Container Management
News  |  3/25/2016
Mesosphere unveils two new products as tech giants, including Microsoft and HP, and venture funders bet that its Data Center Operating System will play an important role in container orchestration.
Oracle Will Put Its Cloud On Your Premises
News  |  3/24/2016
Oracle Cloud at Customer is designed to match what's in the Oracle Cloud with infrastructure running on customers' premises, managed by Oracle.
Gen Z Hits The Workforce: Are You Ready?
News  |  3/24/2016
A new generation of talent is following Millennials into the workplace, bringing with it a fresh set of values and challenges to enterprise IT. Whether you're involved in hiring Gen Z employees for your own IT team or looking for ways to make sure your IT strategy accommodates their expectations across your enterprise, knowing more about this generation's needs and wants is the first step.
HP Enterprise Leads As Cloud Supplier, Report Finds
News  |  3/24/2016
The cloud infrastructure market is growing at 20% annually, and HP Enterprise is the primary supplier of servers and storage, according to a new report from Synergy Research.
Red Hat Crosses $2 Billion Mark, Sees Strong 2017
News  |  3/23/2016
Red Hat in fiscal year 2016 became the first open source company ever to reach $2 billion in revenue, only four years after it reached the $1 billion mark.
CrescentCare CIO: How Analytics Improves Patient Outcomes
News  |  3/23/2016
CrescentCare Health in New Orleans has expanded beyond its original charter as the NO/AIDS Task Force to serve the broader community. CIO Seema Gai is leading the charge to incorporate data analytics to improve patient outcomes.
Enterprise Invests More In Software-Defined Data Centers
News  |  3/22/2016
When it comes to software-defined infrastructure, a 451 Research survey finds financial services and healthcare lead the field as prime implementers, while retail continues to lag.
Why IT Needs To Tear Down Data Silos
Commentary  |  3/22/2016
Making quality data available to decision-makers across the organization is our job as IT professionals. Jonathan Feldman, CIO of the City of Asheville, NC, tells us why IT must find ways to prevent data from disappearing into corporate silos, never to be seen, shared, or acted upon.
11 Tips For Successful Self-Service BI And Analytics
Slideshows  |  3/21/2016
As more businesses attempt to compete with data, more people within their organizations must be able to gain insight from it. End-user requirements are changing rapidly, often at a faster pace than their employers' ability to deliver sound solutions. Here are a few ways to avoid compromising long-term benefits for short-term gains.
Barry University CIO: Managing The Mobile Security Load
Commentary  |  3/21/2016
In higher ed, CIOs have to deal with ultra-connected students and faculty whose devices increase the security burden on IT, while managing the growing use of online video as an educational tool. Here's how the CIO of Barry University in Florida handles it all.
As Docker Turns 3, CEO Predicts Unabated Growth
News  |  3/21/2016
Not even VMware invaded the data center as quickly as open source container supplier Docker has in its first three years. In an interview with InformationWeek, CEO Ben Golub offers his vision for the future.
Amazon Cloud Turns 10: How It's Changed
News  |  3/18/2016
Could anyone have anticipated the size of the digital economy that would grow around AWS's S3 storage service when it launched a decade ago?
SAP HANA Vora Connects Enterprise To Hadoop, Spark Data
News  |  3/17/2016
SAP HANA Vora, released to general availability this week, delivers on SAP's promise to connect traditional enterprise analytics tools to the vast data stored in Hadoop and Spark. The company also announced open source contributions to the Apache Spark ecosystem.
IoT Bringing Changes To Company Networks, Big Data Projects
News  |  3/17/2016
The Internet of Things is big, and only getting bigger. A new report from Ovum suggestions now is the time IT needs to get networks ready to collect all this data, and use it to business advantage.
How To Make Your Workplace Culture Collaborative
Commentary  |  3/17/2016
Open spaces, water cooler talk, and allowing employees to update Facebook are often more effective in creating a collaborative workplace than all the team-building exercises your consultants can dream up. Here's a look at what works in the real world.
AWS Service Migrates 1,000 Database Systems Into Cloud
News  |  3/16/2016
The AWS Database Migration Service, which the company announced in October, officially came out of preview phase on March 15, after importing 1,000 on-premises database systems.
9 Tech Pioneers To Celebrate For Women's History Month
Slideshows  |  3/16/2016
In celebration of Women's History Month, we spotlight 9 pioneers who drove transformational change in the tech industry.
Carhartt CIO: Business Experience Is Key To IT Success
Commentary  |  3/15/2016
Recently appointed Carhartt CIO John Hill has taken a career path that spans the IT and business sides of the enterprise. Here's why he thinks it will become increasingly difficult for IT professionals to rise to the CIO level without getting significant business-side experience.
OpenWhisk Vies With AWS Lambda As Developer Service
News  |  3/14/2016
IBM's OpenWhisk is a new event-driven service for hosting and running developer's microservices that's designed to compete with AWS Lambda.
5 Secrets For Becoming A Courageous CIO
Commentary  |  3/14/2016
Dan Roberts, CEO and president of Ouelette & Associates Consulting, has been coaching CIOs since 1984. Here, he shares his guidance on why courage matters in IT and offers five ways for CIOs and others to be brave in today's changing enterprise environment.
9 Hot Big Data And Analytics Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  3/14/2016
Hadoop recently celebrated its 10th birthday, advanced analytics have become even more sophisticated, and a plethora of startups have arisen to help organizations wrangle all the data and pull out insights. With all that in mind, here are nine big data and analytics startups to watch.
HPE's Machine Learning APIs, MIT's Sports Analytics Trends: Big Data Roundup
News  |  3/13/2016
We've got news from HP Enterprise, MapR, and IBM Watson in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending March 13. Plus, we bring you a summary of top trends in analytics for sports, and tell you why you may be headed to the most forgettable city in the country.
Open Compute Gains Switch OS, Storage, Rack Contributions
News  |  3/11/2016
The Open Compute Project took several steps toward its goal of creating a set of building blocks for the modern data center with advances announced at its 2016 US Summit.
What Top IT Employees Really Want
Commentary  |  3/11/2016
Be the kind of IT leader who gives the "gift of accomplishment" early and often, and you'll retain your best staff.
Equinix Joins Open Compute Project, Adopts Wedge Switch
News  |  3/11/2016
Equinix looks to build out an open source customer ecosystem based on the Open Compute Project and Facebook's Wedge switch in its 145 data center hubs.
10 CIOs Worth Following On Twitter
Slideshows  |  3/11/2016
Social media is a valuable resource to learn the thoughts and priorities of some top IT leaders who are driving change in business technology. Here are 10 CIOs to follow on Twitter.
Velostrata Launches Hybrid Cloud With Split Personality
News  |  3/10/2016
The startup opens up a new avenue of hybrid cloud computing: a strong partnership between on-premises data storage and the cheap, expansive power of cloud servers.
Ceva Animal Health CIO: Cloud Is Pick Of The Litter For IT
Commentary  |  3/10/2016
CIO Francois Tricot uses cloud technology to keep IT humming for Ceva Animal Health's global operations. His approach can serve as a guide for your own cloud strategy.
IBM Job Cuts Affect 14,000 Workers, Analyst Firm Estimates
News  |  3/10/2016
Financial analyst firm Bernstein has estimated that at least 14,000 workers will be affected by IBM's Q1 job cuts. IBM has declined to provide details on the size of a "workforce rebalancing" effort, which employees have said began March 2.
Docker Claims Performance Advantage Over Kubernetes
News  |  3/9/2016
Docker had its Swarm orchestration product tested against Kubernetes and claims the results show a 5X advantage in speed to initiation.
9 Books Every IT Leader Needs To Read
Slideshows  |  3/9/2016
Reading sharpens our reasoning, reduces stress, advances our careers and, when done deeply and broadly, is a key habit of successful leaders.
IBM Denies Layoff Size As Salesforce CEO Woos Talent
News  |  3/8/2016
IBM called reports that it is laying off a third of its workforce "outlandish and untrue." That's not stopping Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff from publicly inviting IBM employees to apply for open posts at his firm.
Creator Of Network Email Ray Tomlinson Dies
News  |  3/7/2016
Ray Tomlinson, creator of the first network email has died. Tomlinson invented the 1971 email program that still relies on the use of the @ sign today.
SanDisk CIO: How To Determine Business Want Versus Need
Commentary  |  3/7/2016
SanDisk CIO Ravi Naik spoke with InformationWeek about how he figures out the difference between the technology his business executives want, and the technology they really need. His experience holds lessons for any IT leader looking to make technology a true driver of business outcomes.
8 Steps For Creating An Agile Enterprise
Slideshows  |  3/7/2016
Companies are moving to become agile organizations, but it's easy to stumble. Here are eight steps your enterprise can take to move from waterfall to agile.
LinkedIn Makes Its WhereHows Data Manager Open Source
News  |  3/4/2016
LinkedIn couldn't find a data set tracker to match all the data sets it was creating, so it invented one, WhereHows. The social network then made it open source.
Data Warehouse Disruptions 2016: Gartner Magic Quadrant
News  |  3/4/2016
Cloud computing, virtualization, and the need to analyze non-relational data types are all driving disruption in the data warehouse market. Here's a look at how traditional and new vendors have shifted their placements in Gartner's Magic Quadrant report for 2016.
Amazon Recalls Power Adapter As Shock Hazard
News  |  3/3/2016
Amazon has issued a recall for the plug-in power adapters that recharge the Kindle Fire 7 and Kids Edition because the assembly may break.
VMware Executives Departing Ahead Of Dell Merger
News  |  3/2/2016
Over the last month, VMware has lost its CFO, its COO, and a networking expert. It's all part of the reality of adjusting to Dell finalizing its acquisition of EMC.
AtScale Benchmarks SQL-To-Hadoop Tools
News  |  3/2/2016
AtScale, which offers software to enable traditional business intelligence tools to query the big data stored in Hadoop, has released a new SQL-to-Hadoop benchmark that shows which engines work best for which tasks.
Healthcare.gov: Hard-Earned Lessons For CIOs
News  |  3/2/2016
It's been just over two years since the controversial and troubled launch of Healthcare.gov, a marquee project for a new age of digital government, implementing a politically controversial policy of affordable healthcare insurance for everyone. As of today more than 6 million people have been enrolled through this system. InformationWeek caught up with Healthcare.gov's technology lead to talk about lessons learned.
Microsoft's Top Lawyer Voices Support For Encryption At RSA
News  |  3/1/2016
Brad Smith, Microsoft's president and chief legal officer, emphasized the importance of maintaining consumer privacy during his keynote at RSA 2016. He also emphasized his company's support for Apple against the FBI.
Shippable Deploys Containers In Multiple Directions
News  |  3/1/2016
The Docker-based deployment pipeline can direct containers to Amazon, Azure, Google Compute Platform, or on-premises, depending on the user's wish.


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