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Autism as a Competitive Advantage in IT
News  |  4/29/2017
At quality assurance company, ULTRA Testing, 75% of the employees have autism spectrum disorder. The company's co-founder says that gives the business a competitive advantage, and has helped them produce better results than IT heavyweights like IBM.
At Harvard Business Publishing, It Was a Do-or Die Move to Cloud
News  |  4/28/2017
IT Director Ken Griffin knew a half-committed move to the cloud would never get there; he adopted a lights-out date for the data center.
COBOL in the Cloud as a Reality
Commentary  |  4/28/2017
It can take a bit of work, but you can move your legacy COBOL applications to the cloud.
16 Machine Learning Terms You Should Know
Commentary  |  4/28/2017
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are gaining enterprise attention. Here's an overview of some essential terms you can share with your team and executives.
Healthcare Analytics Advances Medicine
Commentary  |  4/28/2017
Healthcare analytics has improved patient care and outcomes, and advanced our understanding and treatment of some of the trickiest diseases and conditions. If only we could get a handle on our medical bills.
Accelerate Action with Real-time Analytics
Commentary  |  4/27/2017
Improvements in the technology and adoption of new data concepts are enabling more enterprises to take the leap into real-time analytics.
Luxury Fashion Finds Bigger Sales, Returns In Cloud
News  |  4/26/2017
Net-A-Porter didn't know how much money it was leaving on the table when the Web site failed to keep up with traffic. New microservices captured it.
So Far, So Fast in Enterprise Analytics
News  |  4/26/2017
A special research report by UBM Tech highlights how aggressively enterprises are embracing data-driven decision making and analytics technology.
What I Hope to Get out of Interop ITX
Commentary  |  4/26/2017
IT consultant and blogger Andrew Froehlich outlines a full-week educational experience at the upcoming Interop ITX conference.
New Technologies: What Will Impact Your Business?
Commentary  |  4/26/2017
Chatbots, IoT, predictive analytics, and virtual reality/augmented reality all are poised to change how businesses are run and how business and the consumer interact.
Let's Talk Cloud at Interop ITX
Commentary  |  4/25/2017
You can join cloud computing expert and InformationWeek editor at large Charles Babcock as he takes in his pick of more than two dozen informative cloud related presentations at the upcoming Interop ITX in May.
Which Comes First: DevOps or Culture Change?
Commentary  |  4/25/2017
Building a culture of DevOps extends beyond the development, operations, and QA teams.
Machine Learning Provides Competitive Edge in Retail
Commentary  |  4/25/2017
Amazon is establishing machine learning as a crucial competitive element to personalize customer experience and build sales.
9 Big Mistakes DevOps Teams Make
Slideshows  |  4/24/2017
There are plenty of benefits to be gained from a move to DevOps, but here are some mistakes that you really want to avoid so you can get those benefits.
Amazon Go Watches Your Every Retail Move
Commentary  |  4/21/2017
Amazon Go does away with check out lines, but it tracks you in the physical store and knows what you pick up and put back. Here's how it works.
Why IT is in Jeopardy
Commentary  |  4/21/2017
Change is the only constant, which IT professionals know all too well. However, as technology changes, their departments must too. Some IT departments are in trouble, big trouble if they don't do something fast. We explain a few reasons why.
The 3 Big Mistakes Today's CIOs Make (And How to Avoid Them)
Commentary  |  4/21/2017
The job of CIO has changed a lot in recent years, and IT professionals will need a new set of skills to deal with those changes.
5 Keys to Leading in the Age of Analytics
Commentary  |  4/20/2017
Organizations of all sizes have to consider the use of big data analytics, and understand how analytics fits into the corporate strategy.
Walmart: Agility Enabled with React.js, Node.js
News  |  4/20/2017
Alex Grigoryan needed to attack multiple fronts as he revamped the Walmart Web site; the answer was decentralized agile teams with Node.js.
Continuous Delivery: 7 Hard-Earned Lessons for Getting it Right
Commentary  |  4/19/2017
As organizations move toward continuous integration and delivery of applications there are multiple ways in which things can go wrong.
Should Your Company Go Mobile-First?
Commentary  |  4/19/2017
It's decision time for enterprises as an increasingly mobile workforce needs anytime, anywhere access to ERP systems.
Nemertes CIO Burke: Do You Know Your Cloud TCO?
News  |  4/19/2017
It's not simple: Nemertes CIO John Burke to explain how to evaluate your TCO when using a cloud service and whether real savings are available.
Finding Just the Facts in Government Data
Commentary  |  4/18/2017
Steve Ballmer's new venture is striving to turn billions of bits of government data into facts.
3 Cool AI Projects
Commentary  |  4/18/2017
Are you ready for AI and machine learning? Here's an overview of three use cases to give you a flavor of just what is possible.
Data & Analytics: Solve Your Top Challenges at Interop ITX
Slideshows  |  4/18/2017
Looking to solve your data & analytics challenges? Our Interop ITX experts have the answers. Here are some of the take-aways you can expect by attending these sessions.
AI to Become Key Competitive Factor by 2020, Says Tata
News  |  4/18/2017
Regions around the world are adopting AI at different rates. A TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) survey illustrates how it may allow its adopters to outstrip competitors.
Moving to the Cloud: 3 Ways to Ensure Data Sovereignty
Commentary  |  4/17/2017
Navigating the maze of data sovereignty laws can be intimidating, organizations should not let this deter them from making the move if companies do their due diligence.
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad IoT?
Commentary  |  4/17/2017
In an atmosphere of fear about IoT security and privacy business should be aware that if an IoT project seems promising, it may be worth the risk to push on, as long as security is at the forefront.
What You Need to Know About Containers
News  |  4/14/2017
Interop ITX will offer a day-long, Container Crash Course for those who want to learn more about containers' impact on enterprise operations.
IT Won’t Recognize Itself by the End of the Year
Commentary  |  4/13/2017
It's time to rethink the role and structure of IT in the enterprise.
Cultivating the Inclusive Tech Workplace
Commentary  |  4/13/2017
Tech companies need to work harder to attract and retain more minorities and women, says Interop ITX speaker Coco Brown.
Car Makers Drive Hard Towards AI Advances
Commentary  |  4/12/2017
One of the most visible applications of AI and machine learning in the area of connected cars. Here's how data and analytics are driving these advances.
Brilliant Future or Slow Decline? Digitization Changes the CIO Role
Commentary  |  4/12/2017
Digitization will allow CIOs to expand their careers and make a greater contribution to business value, but they must be flexible and ready to understand the maturity of digital efforts across the company.
DevOps: It's an Ongoing Culture, Not a Project
News  |  4/12/2017
Splunk's Chief Technology Advocate Andi Mann will sound off on DevOps as a culture-driven phenomenon at Interop ITX and the disciplines it requires.
Low Code: What IT Needs to Know
Commentary  |  4/11/2017
As low code, which minimizes the amount of coding needed to build out applications, becomes a new norm, it is important to consider how the rise of citizen developers will affect the enterprise.
Future of Data Summit: Secure IoT with Blockchain
Commentary  |  4/11/2017
IoT security is essential for the Internet of Things to reach commercial success. Here's one way to protect this technology and data from hackers.
IT Jobs in Jeopardy: 5 Steps to Protect Yours
Commentary  |  4/11/2017
Emerging technologies might make your current IT job expendable, but there are steps you can take to make yourself more valuable than ever.
Expanding a Culture of Innovation in Government
Commentary  |  4/10/2017
Governments have an opportunity to continue as leaders in innovation, but that role may require some changes in the leadership mindset and strategy.
Cloud Appeal of Google, Microsoft To Enterprise Improves
News  |  4/10/2017
451 Research found in a survey that Microsoft Azure appeal was up from 22% to 35% of respondents in two years.
Tale Of Two Cities: Visual Analysis of Baltimore Crime
Commentary  |  4/10/2017
Why has the crime rate shifted IN Baltimore? A visual analytics video tells the story.
Defining IT Leadership: You Have a Brand New Job
Slideshows  |  4/10/2017
At Interop ITX, coming up next month, a track of more than two dozen presentations will provide valuable advice to IT executives, including pointers on how to balance technical and soft skills for their teams and themselves.
Cloud and Virtualization Enable 'Active/Active'
Commentary  |  4/7/2017
At the heart of disaster recovery is database system recovery, and ScaleArc urges users to think active/active, not DR.
All Together Now: DevOps, UC & Collaboration
Commentary  |  4/6/2017
An Interop ITX speaker believes that DevOps can help unified communication (UC) teams work together more efficiently and effectively on a wide range of issues and challenges.
Persuading with Data: Mistakes to Avoid, Tips for Success
Commentary  |  4/6/2017
How you present your data can make the difference between whether your recommended action is accepted and executed or not. Here's how to improve your rate of success.
What New-to-the-Cloud Managers Can Learn from Cloud Pioneers
Commentary  |  4/6/2017
With cloud computing proving itself in major organizations, those who have managed cloud migrations have learned lessons that they can share with cloud newbies.
Is a "Cloud-First" Approach Right for your Organization?
Commentary  |  4/6/2017
Enterprise IT needs to rethink the scope of the cloud-first mindset.
How to Give IT Credibility in the C-suite
Commentary  |  4/6/2017
It isn't easy changing the C-suite's view that IT is a "utility" but you can do it over time.
DevOps Comes of Age
Commentary  |  4/5/2017
More organizations have embraced DevOps to deliver higher quality software faster. Meanwhile, DevOps itself has evolved. We explain where DevOps is today and where it's is headed.
Should IT People Be Innovative?
Commentary  |  4/5/2017
In an era of constant corporate change and innovation, IT leaders are faced with the challenge of knowing how even the slightest change could have a big negative impact.
Battle Intensifies To Become Cloud Hardware Leader
News  |  4/5/2017
HPE and Cisco are joined by merged Dell EMC as big three contenders to supply cloud providers. Are white box manufacturers a threat?
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