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Content posted in February 2021
Why IT Should Have a Separate Training Budget
Commentary  |  2/26/2021
Having a training budget has its positives and negatives, but based on my experience, it's more beneficial for IT to fund and determine its own training needs.
The Hybrid Workplace Is a Reality, but the Office Is Not Dead
Commentary  |  2/26/2021
The flexibility to support teams cycling through in-person and remote work highlights the need for investment in cloud-based services to support the workflows of the future at scale.
Does DevSecOps Require Observability to Get the Job Done?
Commentary  |  2/25/2021
A panel at DeveloperWeek took a look at potential exposure organizations may face if their DevSecOps cycle does not include observability of apps.
Why 2021 May Turn Out to be a Great Year for Tech Startups
Commentary  |  2/24/2021
Last year was great for new technology firms. This year could be even better.
Reimagining Formula 1 Manufacturing to Build a Respiratory Device
Commentary  |  2/24/2021
Here's how the Mercedes Formula 1 engineering team used tech expertise to reverse engineer CPAP breathing aid devices in response to COVID-19.
IBM’s Hernandez Discusses Future of AIOps and Measuring ROI
Commentary  |  2/23/2021
More automation of IT operations may be on the way to industry and regulated sectors that have yet to embrace its possibilities.
Are Your Strategic Long-Term Partnerships Built to Succeed?
Commentary  |  2/23/2021
Here are six best practices for setting up or tuning up your organization's strategic partnerships.
How AI Can Save the World, or Not
News  |  2/22/2021
Lead artificial intelligence advisor to the United Nations, Neil Sahota shares his perspectives on major UN AI projects and the major challenges to AI today.
What Lawyers Want Everyone to Know About AI Liability
Commentary  |  2/22/2021
There are more discussions about AI ethics and responsible AI these days, but companies need to be clear about potential AI liability issues.
CIOs Face Decisions on Remote Work for Post-Pandemic Future
Commentary  |  2/19/2021
After being bombarded at the start of the pandemic with new services and the need to securely connect remote staff, what comes next for CIOs?
How to Build Talent Retention by Failing Fast
Commentary  |  2/19/2021
In an industry with frequent turnover, the key to achieving lasting talent retention lies with investing in innovation built by in-house teams that are allowed to experiment and fail.
CRM Trends 2021: How the Pandemic Altered Customer Behavior Forever
News  |  2/18/2021
Customers flocked to digital channels and faced life-changing events in 2020. Here's how enterprise companies are changing their CRM practices for a new normal.
11 Ways DevOps Is Evolving
Slideshows  |  2/18/2021
While DevOps as a practice is evolving, so are the roles within a DevOps team. Following are an explanation of some of the trends worth watching.
How GIS Data Can Help Fix Vaccine Distribution
News  |  2/17/2021
Esri Chief Medical Officer Este Geraghty explains how geographic data and maps can streamline COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning.
CIOs: Are You Ready Today for Tomorrow’s Technologies?
Commentary  |  2/17/2021
Here are four things that chief information officers can do right away to help build digital fluency for now and in the future across the workforce.
Graph-Based AI Enters the Enterprise Mainstream
Commentary  |  2/16/2021
Graph AI is becoming fundamental to anti-fraud, sentiment monitoring, market segmentation, and other applications where complex patterns must be rapidly identified.
Generation Z Is Bringing Dramatic Transformation to the Workforce
Commentary  |  2/16/2021
As younger generations infiltrate the workplace, we'll see companies deploy technology to fill the skills gap, train remote workers and drive real-life applications.
Finding the Great Predictors for Machine Learning
Commentary  |  2/15/2021
Planning a data model takes a clear look at how variables should be used. A few techniques like factor analysis can help IT teams develop an efficient means to manage a model. Here's how.
3 Ways to Empower Female Software Engineers on Your Team
Commentary  |  2/15/2021
In recent years, organizations have been making small strides in establishing greater diversity within their engineering teams -- but it's not enough.
Questions to Ask About DevOps Strategy On-Prem vs. the Cloud
Commentary  |  2/12/2021
Not every company can or wants to go cloud native but that does not mean they are completely cut off from the advantages of DevOps.
Overcoming Digital Transformation Challenges With The Cloud
Commentary  |  2/12/2021
Here's how cloud computing can enable the future of work, accelerate data strategies, integrate AI and cyber strategies, and innovate for social good.
Exploring Diverse Talent to Fill Tech and Cybersecurity Jobs
News  |  2/11/2021
Women in IT panel talks potential benefits of taking more proactive, inclusive approaches to fill the ranks of tech teams.
Are Autonomous Businesses Next?
Commentary  |  2/11/2021
Enterprises are automating more tasks to improve operational efficiencies and lower costs, but how far will they go, and why?
Microsoft Viva Heralds New Wave of Collaboration Tools
News  |  2/10/2021
With so many workers at home full time, collaboration apps like Zoom, Slack, and Microsoft Teams have become a virtual substitute for the office, but without the balance. Now they are about to get better.
Why DevOps is Critical to Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  2/10/2021
Organizations should focus on automation and efficiency to keep pace with pandemic-driven technology transformation.
For Modernization, Be Nimble, Be Agile, and Go Fast
News  |  2/10/2021
SPONSORED: CEO Tom Barton discusses how containers have evolved to be the ideal technology to modernize IT infrastructure.
What the Team Up of Palantir with IBM Means for AI & Cloud
News  |  2/9/2021
Gartner analyst breaks down how the collaboration might make it easier for enterprises to deliver on AI app development in the cloud.
What's New in IT Security?
Commentary  |  2/9/2021
With new security threats continuously emerging, what can organizations do to harden their security and to better protect themselves from network intrusions and avoid damage?
How to Explain AI, ML, and NLP to Business Leaders in Plain Language
Commentary  |  2/8/2021
Your ability to explain artificial intelligence and its components to business leaders could mean the difference between acceptance and resistance. Here's how to do it.
The ‘It’ Factors in IT Transformation
Commentary  |  2/8/2021
These three factors produce an IT transformation that can maximize the value from technology and people to power business agility.
How to Keep Machine Learning Steady and Balanced
Commentary  |  2/5/2021
A gift usually is given to you neatly wrapped. Data, however, is rarely a gift that is prepared with similar care. Here are some concepts on how to keep ML models in production with balanced data.
New Opportunities from Tech-Driven Industry Convergence
Commentary  |  2/5/2021
As IT has evolved, solutions have become increasingly sector-agnostic, creating a ripe opportunity for the reuse of technologies across different industries.
What Comes Next for AWS with Jassy to Become Amazon CEO
News  |  2/4/2021
Change looms as the chief executive at the dominant player in cloud computing prepares to lead parent company.
Aegis Sciences CIO on Scaling IT to Meet COVID Testing Demand
Commentary  |  2/4/2021
Toxicology lab finds flexible way to scale up its resources that also cut costs while increasing the pace of testing.
Why the Financial Services Industry is Embracing the Cloud
Commentary  |  2/4/2021
Financial services firms, such as banks and insurance providers, are rapidly heading into the cloud, lured by the promise of multiple monetary, innovation and performance benefits.
RISE with SAP Gives CIOs a Simpler Path to S/4HANA Cloud
News  |  2/3/2021
SAP has announced a package of technologies and services under a single contract designed to ease enterprise CIOs' paths to digital transformation and its flagship software S/4HANA in the cloud.
XOps: Real or Hype?
Commentary  |  2/3/2021
DevOps was just the beginning. Now, organizations are adopting other forms of Ops inside and outside IT. But are they missing the point?
Continuous Delivery: Why You Need It and How to Get Started
Commentary  |  2/2/2021
Continuous delivery gains momentum as IT seeks to deliver new features and fix defects faster and more consistently.
The IT Leader’s New Imperative: Constructing the Culture
Commentary  |  2/2/2021
Here are five effective approaches for CIOs to expand their skillsets and build a resilient culture that can succeed in today's enterprise organizations.
Is There a Case for Using Low Code to Develop End-User Apps?
Commentary  |  2/1/2021
Though some doubt low-code apps are suitable for consumers and other end users, champions of such platforms say otherwise.
Where Cloud Adoption is Still Needed
Commentary  |  2/1/2021
COVID-19 is a wake-up call for leaders to embrace cloud technology. However, some industries that would benefit from cloud adoption still resist.


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CIOs Face Decisions on Remote Work for Post-Pandemic Future
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  2/19/2021
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11 Ways DevOps Is Evolving
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  2/18/2021
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CRM Trends 2021: How the Pandemic Altered Customer Behavior Forever
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  2/18/2021
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