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CIOs Face Changes, Volatility In 2017, Forrester Predicts
Slideshows  |  11/7/2016
IT transitions will accelerate in 2017 as CIOs look to deliver business outcomes, develop technologies that serve customers, and embrace new technologies such as AI and AR, according to Forrester Research. Here's a look at the research firm's predictions for the new year.
Disaster Recovery: The Cloud Changes Everything
News  |  11/4/2016
In a recent report, Gartner looks at the growing field of disaster recover as a service, and finds how this cloud-based approach differs from the more traditional approach to DR.
Android Marketshare Hits Record 88%, Report Finds
News  |  11/4/2016
A recent report from Strategy Analytics finds that Android has reached a record 88% marketshare during the third quarter of 2016. At the same time, Apple's iOS lost some ground, and other mobile operating systems have all but disappeared.
Surviving the Big Data HR Test
Commentary  |  11/4/2016
Human resources professionals are starting to rely on big data in their hiring processes, but questions remain about how to do it fairly and quantify what their analysis reveals.
10 Tools For Effective DevOps Collaboration
Slideshows  |  11/4/2016
Collaboration for DevOps teams is crucial, but it doesn't happen automatically. Here are 10 tools that can help make it easier (or possible) for your teams to work together.
AWS Dominates IaaS, Stumbles In Managed Private Cloud
News  |  11/3/2016
Amazon Web Services (AWS) dominates the worldwide public IaaS market, is in tight competition in the PaaS market. But it's an also-ran when it comes to the managed private cloud category, according to a report from Synergy Research Group.
Digital Transformation Underway, Many Will Fail At It
News  |  11/3/2016
IDC has issued its IT FutureScape forecast for 2017, which includes 10 predictions for IT. Here's how cloud, mobile, social media, big data, AI, virtual reality, and other innovations are changing the world.
Data Analytics Pros Don't Feel The Love From C-Suite
News  |  11/3/2016
Data and analytics initiatives may underpin every digital transformation initiative, but can these programs be trusted? A new survey from KPMG shows that even those running the programs don't always trust them.
Team Trump, Team Clinton: Enough Already!
Commentary  |  11/3/2016
Election blather just might be turning people off from their social media use. Do you read? Do you turn off? Do you blather?
PARC CEO, Experts Discuss Digital Transformation
Slideshows  |  11/2/2016
At Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2016, the CEO of PARC brought three experts on stage to talk about digital transformation. InformationWeek found time after the session to go deeper into the subject.
Parallel VM Creation: Scaling Your OpenStack Cloud In Real-Time
Partner Perspectives  |  11/2/2016
You selected OpenStack to deploy an open private cloud. Anchoring it to traditional storage is like attaching a ball and chain that robs you of its benefits. Save time and money and enable new capabilities such as instantaneous and parallel VM creation by pairing your OpenStack environment with the software-defined storage of Ceph.
Will Digital Economy Create A Developer Shortage?
News  |  11/2/2016
As more companies seek to transform themselves digitally and effectively become software companies, some are going to have trouble filling "the developer gap," according to a Cloud Foundry report.
Can IT Pros Succeed Without A Bigger Role In Business?
Commentary  |  11/2/2016
Is your current IT role giving you the kind of well-rounded opportunities you need to succeed in the next five to ten years? There's seems to be a disconnect between opportunity and expectations when it comes to the way IT pros are viewed in the larger context of enterprise digital transformation. Here's what we learned from the 2016 InformationWeek US IT Salary Survey.
Spying Without Safeguards, the British Way
Commentary  |  11/2/2016
A British tribunal has ruled that the UK government's snooping on citizens violates EU privacy rules, but the UK may be backing out of that privacy agreement anyway.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure And The Future Of IT: Podcast
Commentary  |  11/1/2016
In this episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice podcast, we talk with Wikibon's Stu Miniman about hyperconverged infrastructures and why IT pros need to pay attention.
10 Factors Determining Data Pro Salaries
Slideshows  |  11/1/2016
O'Reilly Media's 4th annual survey of data professionals looks at tools, languages, gender, geographies, and a host of other factors that are predictors in terms of how much data workers can expect to earn. Where do you fit?
Analytics Dominate CRM Lead Management Products: Gartner
News  |  11/1/2016
Investments in predictive analytics, dashboards, and KPIs are coming to CRM lead management offerings, according to Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant report for the category. The finding is reflective of an increasing number of IT organizations aiming to deliver more and better intelligence for sales and marketing users.
The IoT: Time to Get it Right
Commentary  |  11/1/2016
The Internet of Things security issues seem close to creating panic in the streets. So, maybe It's time to do IoT security the right way, baked in.
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