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5 Reasons Data Scientists Should Adopt DevOps Practices
Slideshows  |  2/19/2018
Enterprise software development teams have historically had trouble ensuring the code that runs well on a developer's machine also runs well in production. DevOps has promoted more collaboration between developers and IT operations. Data scientists and data science teams face similar challenges, which DevOps concepts can help address.
Overdue Notice: Data Gets the Attention it has Long Deserved
Commentary  |  2/16/2018
Senior executives who have been making hollow promises about embracing data-driven strategies need to be convinced that now is the time for real action. Here are some ways that data professionals can gain the support they need.
5 Tech Trends for the Enterprise in 2018
News  |  2/15/2018
The Accenture Vision 2018 report has identified five trends for CIOs and other executives for the year ahead, including citizen AI, extended reality, and data veracity.
For IT in 2018, Think Change and Change Again
Commentary  |  2/15/2018
Even with the ongoing new developments in core technologies, IT organizations are facing dramatic changes in how they work in 2018 as they embrace new business concepts and strategies.
Cisco Report: A Story of Cloud Endings and Beginnings
Commentary  |  2/14/2018
While some aspects of the cloud, such as migrations, are rapidly coming to a close, new avenues are beginning to open.
Ebates Migrates the Data Analytics Stack: SQL Server to Hadoop
News  |  2/14/2018
Ebates, the business that provides discounts and incentives to customers of online retailers, needed to move from its SQL server to a system with more processing capacity. The Hadoop cluster it chose fit the bill and provided some unexpected benefits.
Taking the Brakes off the Internet of Things
Commentary  |  2/14/2018
If you get the sense that Internet of Things adoption is sluggish, consider that it is going through a normal process.
How AR/VR Analytics May Help Your Business
Slideshows  |  2/13/2018
Alternative and virtual realities provide organizations with new opportunities to reimagine product demos, employee training and more. As the systems collect and generate data, there are opportunities to use the new streams in innovative ways.
The Future of Information Technology is Intelligence
Commentary  |  2/12/2018
Traditional IT has to make way for the intelligence-based business model.
Train Today's Workforce for Tomorrow's Tech
Commentary  |  2/12/2018
CEOs are investing more in advanced technologies such as AI, but they aren't planning to invest in retraining their workforces for this technology. A new report from Accenture recommends taking a different approach.
Technology Debt Crisis 2025
Commentary  |  2/12/2018
Consider all the code written over 50 years and all the places it's running. Add to that all the code we will write in the coming years. That is technology debt.
Net Neutrality: Why itís Vital for Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  2/9/2018
The FCC's recent net neutrality ruling has the potential to expose enterprises engaged in digital business, as well as cloud companies and their customers, to high premiums for their Internet access.
Careers in 2018: Tips from a Top Analytics Recruiter
News  |  2/8/2018
Top quantitative executive recruiter Linda Burtch of Burtchworks provides insight into how to keep yourself competitive in data science, business intelligence, and other analytics-related careers. Here's how to get ready for a future of new technology, including AI, natural language processing, and IoT.
Think, Do We Rule Technology, or Does Tech Rule Us?
Commentary  |  2/8/2018
A nugget in CompTIA's predictions for 2018 raises awareness of a somewhat dark side of technology, and the questions we should be asking ourselves.
Why Businesses Must Think About Voice Interfaces, Now
Commentary  |  2/7/2018
Alexa's popularity among consumers serves as a wake-up call for businesses. Eventually, voice interfaces will replace keyboards, taps and swipes, but organizations must be wary of approaching voice interface design the same way they've approached web and mobile design. Before you begin, consider these points.
Business Resilience: Thriving During Market Disruption
Commentary  |  2/7/2018
Being resilient, particularly in a time of disruption, is a relentless, often fanatical pursuit to be at the forefront of your industry.
Over 60% of Organizations Have no Formal Transformation Strategy
Commentary  |  2/6/2018
Many organizations are still ill-prepared to master the digital journey, according to research.
Full-Stack Engineer: 3 Key Skills
Commentary  |  2/6/2018
Interop ITX expert Scott Lowe explains the growing demand for infrastructure generalists.
Your Analytics Program is Not Ready for Machine Learning
News  |  2/6/2018
If you are like most organizations, your analytics program is not ready for advanced analytics technologies such as machine learning. Here are a few steps to take to get you closer, or a way you can leapfrog the work to reap the benefits now.
10 Things You Need to Know About Kubernetes
Slideshows  |  2/6/2018
This open source container orchestration platform looks like it's on its way to becoming a de facto standard.
Will Digital Transformation Create or Eliminate Enterprise IT Jobs?
Commentary  |  2/5/2018
So, the question arises: Is digital transformation good for the IT professional's career?
Scaling Agile with Agility: A Focus on Teams
Commentary  |  2/5/2018
Expanding a successful department-level agile initiative across an enterprise requires an agile project approach of its own.
Making AI Safe for Civilized Society
Commentary  |  2/2/2018
There are plenty of concerns about the safety of artificial intelligence, and it's up to humans to set the standards for safe uses of the technology.
5 Keys to Asking Better Questions of Data Scientists
Slideshows  |  2/1/2018
Some enterprises struggle to drive business value from data science efforts because the business and data scientists are not communicating or collaborating well. Here are five things you can do to improve the cross-functional relationships and ROI.
Targeted Advertising TRIGGERS Age Discrimination Law Suit
Commentary  |  2/1/2018
Employers can USE social media services AND demographic DATA TO target their employment ads TO reach only people of a certain age. But IS that ethical OR even legal?
Chewing the Cloudy Fat with Colin Bodell, the Ultimate Cloud Insider
Commentary  |  2/1/2018
Cloud pioneer Colin Bodell, now with Groupon, shares his experiences and thoughts on implementing an enterprise cloud strategy.
Breaking the Code: When Everyone Can Create Technology
Commentary  |  2/1/2018
We are heading toward a new digital world where low-code or no-code platforms will enable anyone to assemble applications.


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