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How IT Can Improve Asset Management
Commentary  |  12/29/2017
The traditional approach to IT asset management is flawed and needs to be replaced with a strategy that factors in the reliance on cloud computing and SaaS.
Enterprises Cautiously Migrate Toward IaaS
News  |  12/28/2017
On-premises, infrastructure-as-a-service will coexist for quite a while with large organizations moving more workloads to the public cloud, yet operating their own data centers for years to come.
How to Maintain the Spirit of Open Source
Commentary  |  12/27/2017
As the popularity of open source grows, it's important to remember that with growth comes complexity and that being involved in open source comes with the mindset that collaboration makes the world a better place.
Two Banks: Emergent Concepts vs. Legacy Tech
Commentary  |  12/27/2017
A couple of banks have taken differing paths with their technology makeovers, with one seeming to be successful at it.
Is It Time for Your Organization to Invest in AI?
News  |  12/26/2017
After decades of AI being viewed as a "future" concept it may be time for companies to invest real dollars for real applications.
7 Skills Every IT Project Manager Needs
Slideshows  |  12/22/2017
Project managers on the IT team don't need to be the all-knowing tech expert, but there are key tech skills that help them succeed.
MBA 2.0 - The Power of Combinatorial Tech Innovation
Commentary  |  12/22/2017
True innovation often isn't about leveraging a single technology but making good use of multiple technologies in combination.
Driving Cloud Innovation, While Managing Legacy
Commentary  |  12/21/2017
For companies to unlock cloud computing's true potential, business leaders need to adopt an agile approach, targeting innovation and business transformation.
Gender-based Preferences HR and Hiring Managers Should Know
News  |  12/20/2017
It's not surprising that men and women value different things in the workplace, but employers aren't necessarily paying attention to the details. Going into 2018, here are a few things you should know.
Metric-Driven Cultures to Drive Product Development
Commentary  |  12/20/2017
These days, enterprises have to track new metrics such as engagement, revenue per user, and the overall customer journey, which involve blending a complex web of data streams into a comprehensive marketing and sales funnel.
How Innovation is Changing the Analytics Landscape
Commentary  |  12/19/2017
The collision of emerging technologies and new enterprise strategies is bringing dramatic change to the world of analytics.
Ch-Ch-Changes: Software Predictions for 2018 and Beyond
Commentary  |  12/19/2017
Keep an eye on the software arena, as the service mindset, the cloud, agile, and the IIoT drive change.
No Luck Recruiting AI Talent? You’re not Doing it Right
Commentary  |  12/18/2017
Unless you can compete on salary with the likes Google and Facebook, fill out your artificial intelligence and machine learning teams using alternative approaches.
How to Use Blockchain: 10 Use Cases
Slideshows  |  12/18/2017
Forward-thinking enterprises are investigating innovative uses for this distributed ledger technology.
Whitman is out at HPE; Apparently the 'Job is Done'
News  |  12/18/2017
Splitting up HP and selling off so many parts may have been good for shareholders, but CEO Meg Whitman's strategy would have left HP's founders wondering what became of their company.
Tech Adoption: Think Value, not Resistance
Commentary  |  12/15/2017
Sometimes we get so enthralled with shiny new tech tools that we forget the basic fact they need to bring business value.
2017 Year in Review – Exponential Automation
Commentary  |  12/15/2017
Automation in the corporate world isn't on the way, it's here. Now, do it right.
The Line Between Commercial and Industrial Data Science
Commentary  |  12/14/2017
The purpose, tasks, and required skillsets are dramatically different for data scientists and their work in commercial and industrial environments.
Preventing the Next Equifax, New Tactics Required
Commentary  |  12/14/2017
US regulators and companies can follow the lead of the EU, with its GDPR, to better protect consumer data while recognizing that the data belongs to the customer, not a company.
Analytics Lessons from the Sports Data Revolution
News  |  12/14/2017
A new MIT program helps executives engage in guided strategic thinking to develop an analytics program through best practices from the sports industry.
Kick the IT-Business, Love-Hate Bond up a Notch
Commentary  |  12/13/2017
As businesses wrestle with the challenges that come with new technologies and concepts such as transformation it's more important than ever that IT and business leaders work as partners.
10 Surprising Ways Machine Learning is Being Used Today
Commentary  |  12/13/2017
As machine learning technologies evolve developers in a range of fields are finding innovative ways to solve challenges.
Agile Transformation: Get Started, by Stopping
Commentary  |  12/12/2017
Start an Agile initiative by carefully taking stock of the organization's goals, challenges, and capabilities.
Deloitte: 5 Trends That Will Drive Machine Learning Adoption
News  |  12/12/2017
Machine learning isn't as widely adopted as some may think, mainly because there are serious barriers to adoption. Researchers are making progress in reducing those barriers.
5 Survival Tactics for Enterprise CIOs in 2018
News  |  12/11/2017
Longtime tech industry pundit Tim O'Reilly sat down with InformationWeek to talk about the future of business, society, and the enterprise. Here's what he says enterprises must do to compete in a changing business environment.
AWS Ignites Debate About the Death of IT Ops
Commentary  |  12/11/2017
Amazon's announcements at AWS RE:Invent make it highlight an AWS message that serverless is the way to go, which isn't good news for those in operations jobs.
To Find IT Talent, Think Differently – and Move Quickly
News  |  12/11/2017
You might not be able to compete with the behemoths, but there are some things you can do to find great talent. Think about partnering with other companies and how multi-disciplinary teams can help fill gaps.
The Clouds Are Different Over China
Commentary  |  12/11/2017
US-based cloud vendors face unique challenges in China, raising the possibility that Chinese cloud vendors might be able to gain leadership roles in the global cloud market.
Five Emerging Requirements Impacting Hybrid Cloud Strategies
Commentary  |  12/8/2017
As companies turn to the hybrid cloud to future-proof business and innovate faster, there are some emerging needs that they should address.
IT Versus the Organization
News  |  12/8/2017
There are significant gaps in how IT professionals and business leaders view issues such as aligning tech with business goals. Experts share some thoughts on how to close the gaps.
The Hidden Costs of Open Source Security Software
Commentary  |  12/8/2017
Open source software isn't free, whether looked at in terms of hard dollars or in missed opportunities.
Enhance Lead Qualification in SaaS
Commentary  |  12/8/2017
With SaaS technologies organizations can better qualify their leads through data touch points and data science.
A Check-Up for Artificial Intelligence in the Enterprise
News  |  12/7/2017
As organizations get ready to invest (or further invest) in AI, some recent research efforts offer insight into what the status quo is around AI in the enterprise and the barriers that could impede adoption.
Hybrid Cloud – You’re Doing It Wrong
Commentary  |  12/7/2017
As organizations move to hybrid clouds they have to adjust their thinking and how they look at key concepts.
9 AI Benefits Enterprises Are Experiencing Today
Slideshows  |  12/6/2017
The early adopters of artificial intelligence say that it is having a positive effect on their products and processes - as well as their workforces.
How CIO/CFO Relationships Are Evolving
News  |  12/6/2017
In an era when organizations have to move forward quickly with innovative -- often expensive -- tech initiatives, CIOs and CFOs may have to form a partnership.
Monitoring Cloud Performance: Pass the Aspirin
Commentary  |  12/6/2017
Few tools exist to measure or fix multi-cloud problems. Help is on the way; major software vendors are addressing the issue.
Design Thinking and Agile Improve Application Outcomes
Commentary  |  12/5/2017
While there are benefits from adopting an agile strategy, your organization can take success to the next level by also utilizing design thinking to identify problems.
Going All-In with Managed Services, the Right Way
Commentary  |  12/5/2017
Utilizing managed services can be cost efficient for an enterprise, but be sure to look beyond cost to how you manage those managed service providers.
Give Yourself the Gift of Tech Education
Commentary  |  12/5/2017
The special advance rate for Interop ITX event registration expires December 15. Take time out from holiday shopping to invest in your career.
It’s Official: Amazon is Putting Alexa to Work in the Office
Commentary  |  12/4/2017
Having established a foothold in the home with its Alexa personal assistant, Amazon now has the office market in its sights.
Warning Signs Your Business Might Need a DevOps Upgrade
Commentary  |  12/4/2017
These four warning signs just might indicate that you need to implement or update DevOps initiatives within your organization.
Beware Analytics' Mid-Life Crisis
Commentary  |  12/4/2017
Analytics is spreading out to more departments that want to optimize their operations, but that may give users a false sense of freedom from IT. Here are some dynamics currently affecting IT.
Pragmatic But Impossible: An OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, and Cloud Native Foundation Tie Up
Commentary  |  12/4/2017
Imagine if enterprises could turn to a single open source stack for their infrastructure needs rather than a host of different organizations.
How IT Leaders Can Prepare for 2018
Commentary  |  12/1/2017
As IT executives set out their plans for 2018, three key technology concepts should be top priorities.
How to Spin off an IT Startup
Commentary  |  12/1/2017
Executives who have done it share their experiences and advice on knowing when and how to spin off an IT-based startup.


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