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Neuroevolution Will Push AI Development to the Next Level
Commentary  |  3/30/2018
Next up for developing artificial intelligence systems is automated neural-net architecture search.
How to Break Your App-Dev Logjam
Commentary  |  3/29/2018
Greg Newton, vice president of technology at Asurion, says his company is now producing five, or even more, software releases each week - all thanks to a new development approach.
Facebook's Cambridge Analytica Trouble Highlights IT Data Privacy Concerns
News  |  3/29/2018
Facebook has lost billions in market value, been targeted for investigation by 37 states and the FTC, and many users are threatening to delete their accounts. It's past time for enterprise CIOs to stop ignoring customer data privacy concerns.
To Get Ahead in Tech, Treat Soft Skills Like Technical Skills
News  |  3/29/2018
Despite the name, soft skills are actually really hard to master. Yet more and more, they're proving to be the attributes that give candidates an edge when looking for new roles and leadership positions.
Common DevOps Myths and Misconceptions
Commentary  |  3/28/2018
For those who think that DevOps is a one-off project or simply a set of tools, check out why those and other beliefs are myths.
My Algorithm is Better than Yours
Commentary  |  3/28/2018
New tools allow business users -- not just data scientists -- to leverage algorithms and venture into machine learning. But, handle with care because the choice of bad data means bad results.
IT Leadership: Winning at What Cost?
Commentary  |  3/27/2018
A key challenge for business and IT leaders is establishing -- and evolving -- a company culture that balances the need for winning with playing by the rules.
Does Your IT Department Have the Proper Cloud Skills?
Commentary  |  3/27/2018
As cloud offerings evolve and enterprise organizations look to do more in the cloud, IT professionals need to add new cloud-related skills.
Enterprises Get AI Head Start with As-A-Service
News  |  3/27/2018
Enterprises are embracing artificial intelligence and it's component technologies -- machine learning, natural language processing/text analytics, and computer vision. But are they ready? Here's how AI-as-a-service may ease their entry into these new technologies.
A CFO’s Take on How to Make the CIO/CFO Relationship Work
Commentary  |  3/27/2018
Five steps to bring the top financial and technology executives closer together for the good of the company.
8 Things to Consider Before Hopping on the Blockchain Train
Commentary  |  3/26/2018
While blockchain holds great promise for some applications, companies have to understand the various challenges.
DevOps Today: What Does It Mean to You?
Commentary  |  3/26/2018
DevOps is moving forward. Is your organization coming along for the ride?
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Soft Skills for IT
Slideshows  |  3/26/2018
The conventional wisdom says that IT workers need to improve their soft skills, but sometimes the conventional wisdom is wrong - at least in part.
A Different Take on Voice Interfaces, IBM Launches Watson Assistant
News  |  3/23/2018
Watson Assistant will be delivered via IBM partner devices such as electronics embedded in cars and apps branded by hotel companies. Beyond customer engagement and service, the real value to these partners will be in the data they collect about customers and how they use it to customize customer experience.
Accenture CIO: Journey to Cloud Accelerates Tech Upgrades
News  |  3/23/2018
Accenture CIO Andrew Wilson is 2 years into a 3-year journey to put 90% of the company's IT infrastructure into the cloud. Here's how that cloud commitment helped accelerate a recent IT project.
Don’t Neglect Your Data in a Rush to the Cloud
Commentary  |  3/23/2018
Greg Hoffer, vice president of engineering at GlobalScape, says that sometimes customers get so caught up in the cloud's fast-and-easy mantra they don't fully think out the security implications for their data.
Why the CIO Needs to Be a Salesperson
Commentary  |  3/23/2018
Whether they are making a case to the board for new IT investments or working with find the right technology fit for end users, CIOs have to sell, sell, sell.
Real-Time Analytics is Spreading and Getting Easier
News  |  3/22/2018
Is your organization in production with real-time analytics and event stream processing? Are you doing a pilot of the technology? Here's a look at where the technology is today, along with some of the more popular use cases.
The Biggest Capital Asset: IoT & Augmented Reality
Commentary  |  3/22/2018
While machines represent large capital investments and demand support resources, a company's greatest asset could be the advanced technology that keeps those machines running efficiently
Modern Business Intelligence Platforms Enable Citizen Analysts
News  |  3/21/2018
Top analytics and business intelligence platforms have been making it easier for end users to get self-service insights. The next step in their evolution is augmented analytics, according to market research firm Gartner.
Government IT's Risks and Rich Rewards
Commentary  |  3/21/2018
As Detroit CIO Beth Niblock knows, government IT means dealing with challenges and risks, but the rewards when tech makes lives better are worth it.
3 Myths About the Site Reliability Engineer, Debunked
News  |  3/20/2018
As automation becomes a fact of life, newer roles, such as site reliability engineer, emerge. For IT pros looking for their next move, here's a little background about the role as well as some common misunderstandings about it.
Big Data Tech Hadoop and Spark Get Slow Start in Enterprise
News  |  3/20/2018
There are plenty of success stories about Hadoop in the enterprise, but those may be the exception and not the rule. Gartner Research VP Merv Adrian provides a reality check on deployment rates, successes, and failures of big data technologies in the enterprise.
The Discriminating Executive’s Guide to Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  3/20/2018
Business leaders need more than technical speak; they need cogent answers to critical business questions.
Manage What You Can't See: No Magic Required
Commentary  |  3/19/2018
Andi Mann, chief technology advocate at Splunk, is a big proponent of 'observability' - knowing what's happening with all systems, services and apps to be able to fix and, eventually, prevent problems.
Digital Transformation Is Advancing
News  |  3/19/2018
Digital transformation is taking off across industries, although not all sectors are maturing at the same pace. A new Infosys report reveals the details of the key technology investments, goals and outcomes.
Blockchain: What Business Leaders Need to Know About This Disruptive Technology
Commentary  |  3/16/2018
IT and business leaders can benefit from learning what blockchain means to their organizations and explaining the benefits, and drawbacks
How Dev and Ops Can Work Together for Continuous Delivery
News  |  3/16/2018
How can you get to continuous delivery when your Dev team and Ops team seem to be working at cross purposes? Learn how to build a harmonious, collaborative DevOps team instead.
Beware the Dangers of 'Drive Thru' Analytics
Commentary  |  3/15/2018
Cutting corners isn't the path to analytics success. Data science requires an enterprise commitment.
Reshaping Skillsets in the Age of Analytics
Commentary  |  3/15/2018
Automation and greater involvement by business managers with the analytics team are just a couple of the changes that are in store for data science.
Protection from Software Publishers Ripping You Off
Commentary  |  3/15/2018
Do you ever wonder why software licenses are so complicated, and what you can do about them?
How Valuable Is Your Company's Data?
Commentary  |  3/14/2018
Organizations consider data one of their most valuable assets, but exactly, how much is that data worth? Most business leaders can't answer the question yet. But venture capitalists, financial analysts and board members increasingly want to know.
From Measurement to Insight: Put DevOps Metrics to Work
Commentary  |  3/14/2018
When you can measure the results of your DevOps program, that's where the magic happens.
4 Reasons Why Kubernetes Is Hot
Commentary  |  3/13/2018
Interop ITX expert Brian Gracely explains why the container orchestration platform is so popular.
Create an All-Star Tech Team: Welcome Remote Workers
Commentary  |  3/13/2018
Want to recruit the best talent to your team, or the best talent that is willing to relocate? Expert John O'Duinn says you can upgrade your team by opening the door to remote workers, and he offers best practices on how to work with distributed teams.
The Evolution Away from Conversational User Interfaces
Commentary  |  3/13/2018
Those digital devices that get you through the day will get less chatty and more focused on working for you.
7 Techniques for Successful Digital Transformation Initiatives
Commentary  |  3/13/2018
Seven techniques that will help create natural project checkpoints, stakeholder feedback loops, and system adjustments throughout your digital transformation initiative.
Creating an Open Source Program for Your Company
Commentary  |  3/12/2018
An experienced open source expert offers some tips for how to succeed with open source software, starting with an open source project office.
6 Ways to Get Users to Love Self-Service Analytics
News  |  3/12/2018
If your enterprise wants to spread self-service analytics throughout the organization, buying the platform or tool is just the first step. It's just as important to get people to actually use it. Here's how some successful companies are doing it.
Blockchain Roadblocks Hinder Content Protection
Commentary  |  3/12/2018
Multiple obstacles must be overcome before blockchain can arrive as a mainstream technology, as shown by copyright authentication challenges.
5 Tips for Developing a Cloud Security Strategy
Commentary  |  3/9/2018
If you are getting started with the cloud or just concerned about security, here are five steps to consider in your security strategy.
15 Best Places to Work in Technology
Slideshows  |  3/8/2018
These tech firms get the best ratings and reviews from current and former employees.
The New Data Playbook: Automation, Mass Data Literacy
News  |  3/8/2018
How will enterprise organizations scale Agile data and analytics programs in the future? Gartner says trust, diversity, and data literacy all will contribute to mastering tomorrow's complexity.
How to Hack Your Biased Brain
News  |  3/8/2018
You, and everybody you know, is biased, and it impacts the decisions you make. We spoke with an unconscious bias expert about how you can break free and make better decisions, for yourself and for your company.
Conversational AI is Ready for Prime Time
Commentary  |  3/6/2018
Don't lump the various types of AI-based technologies into one basket. There are differences among them, as a look at call center tech highlights.
DevOps Futures: SREs, Re-Skilling, and New-Ops
News  |  3/6/2018
It's time to ditch the phrase no-ops. DevOps gives IT the opportunity to expand their current skill sets in new roles and become better leaders by managing cross-functional teams. No, all we see are new-ops.
How New Technologies Can Spell Disaster
Commentary  |  3/5/2018
IT compensation expert David Foote warns that outdated HR models threaten to destroy companies as they try to implement emerging IT concepts.
How Biased AI is Holding Us Back, and Two Things We Can Do About it
Commentary  |  3/5/2018
Like Hollywood and Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley and the tech world must step up to combat entrenched biases.
Tips for Transitioning into an Agile Project Manager
Commentary  |  3/5/2018
Project managers don't have to be left out in the cold when a company moves to agile development. Here are some tips for how a project manager can contribute to the company's success.
Why Operationalizing Analytics is So Difficult
Commentary  |  3/2/2018
Plenty of companies have plenty of data and plenty of analytics tools, but they fall short when it comes to converting analytics results into action.
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