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CDOs Prove Their Worth in an Analytics-Driven Business World
News  |  1/31/2018
Research shows that chief data officers are helping their organizations turn data into dollars.
Disasters: Tech to Map Human Behavior in Crises
News  |  1/31/2018
With the rise in attacks on stadiums, airports, and concerts, along with the increased severity of natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods, researchers at Embry-Riddle are studying how humans behave on the worst days of their lives.
The Business Case for AI
Commentary  |  1/31/2018
For all of the attention that tools like Siri have generated, we're still only at the dawn of the artificial intelligence revolution.
Analytic Systems are No Good Unless They Are CRAP
Commentary  |  1/30/2018
If you are creating an analytics system, make sure you you pay attention to these four words -- Creative, Responsive, Adaptable, and Productivity.
Measure DevOps for Efficiency, not Just Speed
Commentary  |  1/30/2018
Update your traditional IT metrics to look across functions and the entire DevOps value chain.
Dev and Some Ops: Reliving the Clear Fad of the 90s
Commentary  |  1/29/2018
Don't treat DevOps as a fad by failing to bring everyone in operations on board.
How Machine Learning, Classification Models Impact Marketing Ethics
Commentary  |  1/29/2018
Machine learning classification needs accurate data to avoid bad prediction that places marketing efforts in ethical peril. Here's an overview to help explain how data can brands at risk.
11 Best-Paying Cloud Skills
Slideshows  |  1/29/2018
In a recent survey, IT managers said that they were willing to pay more for employees with these hard-to-find cloud skills.
AI: Here Today, Everywhere Tomorrow?
Commentary  |  1/26/2018
Lots of enterprises have a long way to go before they roll out AI-based applications. Where are you on the path to AI?
Public APIs: Advice for a Producer
Commentary  |  1/26/2018
If your company is exploring the possibility of sharing internal data through public APIs, here are some considerations that you should address.
Dev and Security Adjustments to Prepare for GDPR
Commentary  |  1/25/2018
Adoption of DevOps can help organizations comply with GDPR and other privacy standards by building security into software from the start.
B2B Chatbots are Poised for Explosive Growth
News  |  1/25/2018
There are best practices for approaching chatbots and virtual assistants as organizations move to a scenario where tasks happen transparently behind natural language interfaces. We explain some of the opportunities and pitfalls.
Affective Analytics and the Human Emotional Experience
Commentary  |  1/24/2018
Whether you are happy, grumpy, excited, or sad, a computer wants to know and can initiate affective analytics.
10 Questions to Get Your Digital Transformation Strategy Right
Commentary  |  1/24/2018
Don't underestimate the scope and challenges of a digital transformation initiative.
4 Ways to Improve Data Storytelling
Commentary  |  1/23/2018
Data storytelling can help organizations convey the message of data to customers, employees, shareholders, and other audiences. Here are a few ways to do it more effectively.
The 6 Biggest Challenges Facing DevOps
Commentary  |  1/23/2018
About decade after it debuted the DevOps concept has evolved and built up a base of advocates, but it still presents challenges.
How Your SaaS Strategies are Evolving
Commentary  |  1/23/2018
Demand for SaaS software continues to grow, but procurement is often short-sighted. Think past today because integration and governance are more important than pricing.
10 Most In-Demand Programming Languages of 2018
Slideshows  |  1/22/2018
Do you have the skills you'll need to succeed this year, or are you still betting on a COBOL revival?
One Year Wiser: 7 Top Culture Ins and Outs
Commentary  |  1/22/2018
The transition from the business world of 2017 to that of 2018 features some shifts in culture across organizations.
Speech Recognition Finds Its Voice
Commentary  |  1/19/2018
Voice recognition technology seems to be taking over the world, but the concept still has a ways to go before it reaches full maturity.
Use IoT to Accelerate Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  1/18/2018
The Internet of Things can drive change in an organization, providing data into a wide range of operational activities. But that change can require integrating that data into the systems used for key decisions.
The World of DevOps Tools Can Make a Newbie's Head Spin
Commentary  |  1/18/2018
Some toolchain leaders are emerging, but mind the cultural and other details to successfully implement a DevOps strategy.
From Buzzword TO a New World of Computing
Commentary  |  1/18/2018
Somewhere in the not-too-distant future one of today's hottest buzzwords -- AI, big data, or even analytics -- will be absorbed by another.
How Mobile Ordering and Delivery Services Change Analytics
Commentary  |  1/17/2018
Businesses are leveraging the data gathered through mobile ordering and delivery. Here's how.
Three Key Questions for Federal CIOs
Commentary  |  1/17/2018
The federal initiative to modernize IT systems raise questions that government CIOS -- in fact, all types of CIOs -- need to consider before launching a major project.
AWS Does What it Needs to Do to Achieve Growth in China
Commentary  |  1/17/2018
In the wake of AWS selling off assets in China the company is still expanding its presence there.
Big Data, Analytics, and Machine Learning: Changing Insurance
Commentary  |  1/16/2018
The evolution of analytics and machine learning are shaping the industry's future, mitigating risk, improving business, and helping develop types of policies that individuals and businesses need, even before they know they do.
7 Acquisitions that Point to Cloud Maturity
Slideshows  |  1/16/2018
While strides are indeed being made in the world of cloud computing, the most recent mergers and acquisitions show a marketplace that is beginning to mature.
IoT, Analytics Help Food Retailers, Distributors Reduce Spoilage
Commentary  |  1/15/2018
Food production, distribution, and retail operations usually run on thin margins. Reducing food spoilage and waste can increase profitability. Here's how IoT and Analytics can help.
AI Begins to Infiltrate the Enterprise
News  |  1/15/2018
Enterprise adoption of AI is slow today, but experts expect it to increase very rapidly. So far, tech giants are leading the charge.
As Cloud Market Swells, So Does Cloud Environment Complexity
News  |  1/12/2018
As enterprises move beyond the phase of initial cloud adoption and into hybrid and multicloud environments, the complexity of managing all the moving parts begins to set in.
Rising, Shining, or Falling Star: Where Are You in Your Analytics Career?
Commentary  |  1/11/2018
Are you just getting started with your data analytics career, are you in the zone, or is it time for you to reevaluate what's next. Take this quiz to find out.
The Internet of Things: Still Lots for You to Learn
Commentary  |  1/11/2018
IT groups will need to provide architecture, data-mining tools and connectivity, while giving business groups the freedom to innovate on their own with the Internet of Things.
Saving Lives Starts with Protecting Our Hospitals
Commentary  |  1/11/2018
Healthcare organizations and the patients they serve have to step up to ensure that medical records and devices are secured from hackers.
Guidelines for Using Public APIs
Commentary  |  1/10/2018
Developers planning to use public APIs in their software need to consider factors such as what the API provider plans to do with collected data.
How to Cope with Stress in Tech
Commentary  |  1/10/2018
Always a concern, workplace stress has soared to new levels in the tech sector.
How to Tell an Effective Data Story
Commentary  |  1/9/2018
Should data stories persuade or inform? We did some research about the best way to tell a data story.
CIOs' Evolving Role: Think Revenue and Strategy
News  |  1/9/2018
It's no longer about just cutting costs. CIOs must figure out ways to monetize tech including data, and where newer systems like blockchain can fit strategically.
Tech Dream Teams: How Startups and Enterprises Can Work Together
Commentary  |  1/9/2018
Startups and large enterprises can each benefit from working together, but too many partnerships fall apart or never get started.
5 Traits of Truly Innovative Companies
Slideshows  |  1/8/2018
When most people think about innovation, they think of companies like Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Google because those companies appear to have some kind of magic that other organizations lack. If your company wants to make lightning strike repeatedly, consider these points.
How to Prepare for GDPR's Data Privacy Changes
Commentary  |  1/5/2018
Companies are headed into the final stretch to get ready for GDPR compliance before the May 2018 deadline. Whether your compliance plan is already in the works or if you are just getting started, here's some advice about setting priorities.
Single Sign-On Vendors Shudder as AWS Enters the Market
News  |  1/5/2018
The recent AWS announcement of single sign-on capabilities has the potential to shake up yet another tech sector.
Is Diversity Part of Your Technology Strategy?
Commentary  |  1/5/2018
As we move into an age of artificial intelligence tech teams have to strive to eliminate bias in their AI apps.
3 Ways the Subscription Economy Will Strengthen Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  1/4/2018
Subscription-based IT services aren't just about saving money; they can help secure your data.
Facebook AI Finds Your Face, Enabling New Features
Commentary  |  1/4/2018
Facebook's artificial intelligence (AI) for recognizing faces has enabled three new features to help serve users, including one designed to benefit the blind and sight-impaired. But are there privacy implications?
Cloud Computing 2018: More of Everything
Commentary  |  1/4/2018
Activity on the cloud adoption front throughout 2017 set the stage for some dramatic changes in how enterprises use the cloud in 2018.
Implementing DevOps: Mind the Details
Commentary  |  1/3/2018
When it comes to DevOps success or failure, little things count the most. Start small, make sure everyone's really in, and count - and celebrate - the team's successes.
Chatbots: Changing the Nature of Human Interactions with Machines
Commentary  |  1/3/2018
Chatbots have established their place in the home and our personal lives; now watch what they can do in enterprise applications over the next few years.
To Build Software that is Easy to Use, Engage the Right Partners
Commentary  |  1/2/2018
Developing software that is intuitive and meets user needs calls for a close partnership between a vendor and a couple of key customers.
What Retailers Know About You
Commentary  |  1/2/2018
Your behavior online and in stores gives retailers a glimpse into what you want and how to sell it to you. Here's what's coming in retail data and analytics.
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