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Big Data for Credit Scoring: Opportunities and Challenges
Commentary  |  10/11/2016
Big data presents an opportunity to improve credit scoring, but it also presents some challenges.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Killed Following Fire Reports
News  |  10/11/2016
A day after Samsung told partners and carriers to stop selling its flagship Galaxy Note 7, the company released a statement that it would end production all together. It's a huge blow for the South Korean tech giant as the holiday shopping season approaches.
Cloud IT Infrastructure Spending To Hit 37% In 2016
News  |  10/11/2016
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Forecast nudges total IT budget spent on cloud to 36.9% in 2016.
Let's Patent This: A Primer For Enterprise App Developers
Commentary  |  10/11/2016
Patents aren't typically the first thing on your mind when you're developing an application for your enterprise. Yet, there's a great deal of creative development work going on at organizations of all types and sizes. Attorney Lincoln Essig provides five steps IT professionals and enterprise app developers can take to make sure your company's intellectual property is protected.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Production Halts Amid More Fire Reports
News  |  10/10/2016
According to reports from South Korea, Samsung is stopping production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following more reports of the devices catching fire. Also, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T have stopped selling the phones, as well as replacements. UPDATE: Late on Oct. 10, Samsung released its own statement.
Infrastructure Monitoring: Two Different Perspectives
Commentary  |  10/10/2016
Infrastructure monitoring is critical for the modern enterprise. In this episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice podcast, we hear two executives talk about why they monitor -- and how it's done.
5 Ways Agile Boosted Our IT Team's Happiness
Commentary  |  10/10/2016
Chris Savoie, director of product strategy at Workfront, has spent the past 12 years leading Agile IT teams. While the productivity improvements of Agile methodology are well documented, we rarely hear about how Agile affects IT morale. Here, Chris shares five things he learned along the way, and how his IT team benefited in the process.
9 Tips For Data Governance Success
Slideshows  |  10/10/2016
Data governance is essential for organizations that rely on consistent, quality data. But embarking on a new data governance project can be a daunting task. Here's a look at some of the key elements recommended by experts in the field.
AI: Economic Boom But Jobs Bust?
News  |  10/7/2016
Artificial Intelligence could double annual economic growth rates by 2035, according to a recently released report from Accenture that modeled the impact of AI on 12 developed economies, including the US. But this AI-enabled world also comes with drawbacks.
Mobile Market Forecasts Send Mixed Signals
News  |  10/7/2016
Separate reports from Gartner and IDC paint different pictures of the state of the mobile market in 2016, and what the next few years may hold for space.
5 Reasons The CIO And CFO Should Be Best Friends
Slideshows  |  10/7/2016
An effective IT leader needs friends on the executive committee for support on key projects and initiatives. Here is why the CFO should be the CIO's executive BFF.
DreamPitch: Claire Product-Testing Startup Makes The Cut
News  |  10/6/2016
Claire wants to help companies launch more successful products, so it offers an online testing service based on Facebook Messenger and chatbots. Here's how it won praise at Dreamforce 2016.
Church Analytics: A Blessed Assurance?
Commentary  |  10/6/2016
The analytics concepts used in business also have a place in the operation of a church, although the results of any analysis could lead to calls to either hail OR nail the leaders.
Women In IT: Where Is The Equal Pay?
Commentary  |  10/6/2016
Women in IT are still earning significantly less than their male counterparts, according to the InformationWeek 2016 US IT Salary Survey. Take a look at our findings, and then let us know how your compensation stacks up.
8 Critical Elements Of A Successful Data Integration Strategy
Slideshows  |  10/6/2016
Integrating data from multiple sources that employ different structures and schema has always posed complex, messy problems for IT professionals. Today's growing volume of data and data types made things even more complicated. Here are some key tips to help your organization integrate its increasing amounts of data.
How We Built Our Own BI: When Off-The-Shelf Apps Won't Do
Commentary  |  10/5/2016
Sagi Bakshi, GM of Digital Solutions for ironSource, needed a business intelligence application to meet all of his organization's unique needs. When off-the-shelf options proved inadequate, his team decided to build its own layer on top of an existing system. Here's how it did it -- and the role IT played in the process.
How LinkedIn Mobile App Spurred A Complete Code Cleanup
News  |  10/5/2016
Professional network LinkedIn used the revamp of its mobile app as the impetus to standardize its data foundation.
Big Data, Analytics Market To Hit $203 Billion In 2020
News  |  10/4/2016
IDC reports that the big data and business analytics market will grow to $203 billion over the next few years -- a double-digit increase from this year. The banking industry is expected to be a big driver of this increase in spending, while IT and businesses services will lead most of the tech investing.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure Is Now A Data Center Mainstay
News  |  10/4/2016
A recent report from 451 Research finds that hyperconverged infrastructures no longer exist at the edge of the network. In fact, 40% of enterprises report that the technologies occupies the core of the data center.
SaaS Growth: Why IT Support Is Crucial
News  |  10/4/2016
Despite mass adoption in recent years, there is still room for SaaS to grow. IT needs to support -- not resist -- it, reports Parthenon-EY's technology practice of Ernst & Young.
5 Keys To Sell IT Projects To The Business Effectively
Slideshows  |  10/4/2016
Before you can build an IT project, you have to get funding and support from the business side of your organization. Here are five tips that can help you get your plans green-lit by the executive committee.
Looming Challenge: More Than Agile Management
Commentary  |  10/3/2016
IS an emphasis on encouraging managers to understanding technology masking a need to understand a management framework that mesh digital and real-world concerns?
Compark Data Center Blurs Line Between Public, Private Cloud
News  |  10/3/2016
ViaWest's Compark "fourth-generation" data center in Denver blends public cloud, colocation, and managed services in one facility.
10 Priorities, Concerns Facing State CIOs
Slideshows  |  10/3/2016
State CIOs are not immune to the enterprise transformation issues that are hitting IT organizations everywhere. Here's a look inside the trends at the state government level, from the annual NASCIO State CIO Survey for 2016.
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