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How to Be the Global IT Executive
Commentary  |  5/31/2018
IT managers who can adapt their personal styles to the needs of local cultures and employees are best positioned to succeed in the global arena.
IBM Bets On Private Cloud Data Platform
News  |  5/31/2018
Assembling the pieces to create a modern platform for data management, data governance, and data science can be complex. IBM says it's done the heavy lifting with a private, on-premises cloud platform to do the work.
Data Science on a Budget: Audubon's Advanced Analytics
News  |  5/30/2018
Over 100 years of crowdsourced data and machine learning help Audubon predict climate change's effect on where birds will live in the future. Here's how a tiny team of data scientists makes a big impact.
A Machine Infrastructure to Get Value from AI
Commentary  |  5/29/2018
A key to your success with AI is building out an infrastructure that will support today's apps but also the workloads and data volumes of the future.
Top Enterprises Eye Migrating Core Apps to the Public Cloud
News  |  5/29/2018
Customer-facing giants find that innovation, agility and cost benefits outweigh the negatives. Will Verizon's migration inspire others to follow?
Artificial Intelligence: Job Killer or Creator?
Commentary  |  5/28/2018
It is clear that artificial intelligence will cause disruption in the workplace, but will it actually lead to mass job losses and discontent?
9 Traits of Emerging Disruptors
Slideshows  |  5/25/2018
Disruption causes quantum shifts in industries and societal behavior by digitizing the analog, upending economic models and otherwise challenging the status quo. The disruptors differently and act differently than the incumbents. Let's look at how.
GDPR and the End of the World
Commentary  |  5/25/2018
Let's put the GDPR compliance deadline in perspective. It should change the way we look at privacy and data.
Big Data Platforms Evolve for Analytics, Machine Learning
News  |  5/24/2018
Machine learning and advanced analytics are now the centerpiece for companies that got their start as Hadoop distributors.
Take a Wrong Turn with ERP and Wind up in Court
Commentary  |  5/24/2018
Lesson learned decades after the dawn of ERP software: Read the fine print, and understand exactly what it means.
DevOps at Scale: Best Practices in Use Today
Commentary  |  5/23/2018
IT professionals in the field discuss some of the best practices that help to make DevOps initiatives successful.
Debiasing Our Statistical Algorithms Down to Their Roots
Commentary  |  5/23/2018
Eliminating bias in the data and algorithms that drive artificial intelligence and machine learning initiatives requires constant vigilance on the part of not only data scientists but up and down the corporate ranks.
How Blockchain Can Save a Childís Identity
Commentary  |  5/22/2018
One in six people around the globe lack a legal identity, making it almost impossible for them to get real jobs, to vote, and to own property. Blockchain promises to give them proof of identity.
Donít Get Side-Tracked by Flashy Metrics, Success is in the People
News  |  5/22/2018
Defining KPIs can be a whole different ballpark when you're in public sector IT. But even if you're not, the takeaway from these stories can easily be applied to the private sector: Focus on the impact, the people -- the customers -- and success will follow.
GSK Updates Analytics Platform for Faster Drug Development
News  |  5/21/2018
GSK began an overhaul transformation of its R&D data and analytics infrastructure three years ago. Here's what it looks like today.
How to Prepare for the Machine-Aided Future
Commentary  |  5/21/2018
More business processes and highly-specialized tasks are being targeted for automation with the goal of making people and companies more efficient. If you haven't considered how intelligent automation will affect your career and your company, and even if you have, following are some points to consider that may help you navigate the issue.
Re-Architecting for the Cloud: Optimize Your Migration Strategy
Commentary  |  5/21/2018
Re-architecting for the cloud is never easy, but following some key steps can result in an optimized strategy that positions your company for cloud migration success.
When Nations Vie for AI Supremacy
Commentary  |  5/18/2018
Countries, as well as companies, are vying for supremacy in the artificial intelligence market.
5 Traits Organizations Need to Get Value from Machine Learning
News  |  5/18/2018
A new report identifies the traits of organizations that are getting value -- higher revenues and profits -- due to their machine learning initiatives. Does your enterprise have what it takes?
5 Things You Should Know About Hybrid Cloud
Slideshows  |  5/17/2018
Many enterprises are adopting hybrid cloud strategies, but in doing so, they face significant challenges.
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Building an Enterprise Data Warehouse
Commentary  |  5/17/2018
While it's a challenging and time-consuming process, the creation of an enterprise data warehouse stocked with the right data will ease management, empower the business, and enhance the customer experience.
IoT, Data Visualization Warn Coastal Residents about Flooding
News  |  5/16/2018
Spearheaded by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, the StormSense project combines IoT sensors, cloud systems, predictive analytics modeling, and data visualization mapping to predict flooding impacts and deliver warnings to residents in the Virginia Beach area.
5 Common GDPR Misconceptions
Commentary  |  5/16/2018
A company's effort to comply with GDPR don't end on May 25. The work is ongoing, tied to a recognition of privacy as a fundamental right.
Leverage Data to Align Business and IT
Commentary  |  5/16/2018
A takeaway from an Interop ITX panel discussion: Data isn't a commodity to work with, but is a vehicle for unifying IT and the business at large.
Experts from Across the IT Spectrum Share Insights from Interop ITX
News  |  5/15/2018
[VIDEO] IT leaders and experts, including keynote speaker, Beth Niblock, CIO, City of Detroit, share highlights from their presentations at Interop ITX 2018 along with insights about the future of IT.
11 IT Leaders and Experts Share Highlights from Interop ITX
News  |  5/15/2018
[VIDEO] If you missed Interop ITX or would like to relive it, we have you covered. We've compiled 11 interviews with IT leaders and experts who attended and spoke at Interop ITX 2018, including keynote speakers Sam Ramji, VP Product Management, Google Cloud and Joe Barkai, Consultant, Speaker, Author and Blogger.
How to Kickstart Digital Transformation: Government Edition
News  |  5/15/2018
Private companies have conditioned us to expect instant response and services, so we expect that from government agencies, too. But government doesn't always have the same funding that private companies do. Here's how these enterprises are addressing their digital transformations.
Calculating Blockchain's Impact
Commentary  |  5/15/2018
It's time to consider: Does the technology promise hope or hype for society and business?
Pioneers Create Infrastructure for Self-Sovereign Identity Online
News  |  5/14/2018
Several organizations are assembling the technologies to enable self-sovereign identity, a way for individuals to control who they are online. Blockchain is one of those essential components.
Workforce Analytics Move Beyond HR
Commentary  |  5/14/2018
Workforce analytics have traditionally focused on HR's use of them when their value can actually have significant overall business impacts. Realizing this, more business leaders are demanding insights into workforce dynamics to unearth insights that weren't apparent before.
How C-Suite Leaders Can Best Implement AI
Commentary  |  5/14/2018
C-suite executives can't sit back and wait for the IT team to build out an enterprise strategy for artificial intelligence. Those execs have to get involved right from the start.
Can an MSP Help You Achieve Your Cybersecurity Goals?
Can an MSP Help You Achieve Your Cybersecurity Goals?
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/11/2018
Winquest's John Leitch explains how MSPs can help companies successfully achieve their cybersecurity goals at the right price-point for the mid-market.
Are PDUs Your Best Platform for DCIM Instrumentation?
Are PDUs Your Best Platform for DCIM Instrumentation?
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/11/2018
Data center managers are under pressure to support high-density virtualized workloads, fulfill increasingly stringent physical security/compliance requirements and more.
De-risking the Email Threat Vector
De-risking the Email Threat Vector
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/11/2018
Spearphishing and other attacks make email an especially worrisome and time-consuming concern for infosec teams.
How Remote Workers Make Enterprises More Competitive
News  |  5/11/2018
Want to increase the number of job applicants for any job and be able to hire the best workers in the country? Add the term "remote welcome" to your job ad.
CIO, Meet the Chief Talent Officer
Commentary  |  5/10/2018
How technology and the new workforce are changing the enterprise dynamic.
Interop ITX Reflections: Expert Advice, Predictions, and More
Slideshows  |  5/10/2018
There was no shortage of expert advice and sage predictions as takeaways from last week's Interop ITX conference. Here are some examples.
Universal Docking for the BYOD Workplace
Universal Docking for the BYOD Workplace
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/9/2018
DisplayLink has introduced universal USB docking that fulfills the demanding requirements of hot-desking and other emerging digital workplace models.
Nextivaís Next-gen Unified Communication Captures Customer Sentiment
Nextivaís Next-gen Unified Communication Captures Customer Sentiment
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/9/2018
Nextiva Director of Engineering Cathryn Valladares explains to InformationWeek's Lenny Liebmann how companies can improve customer engagement and reduce costs by applying machine learning to interactions across all their touch-points.
Network Virtualization: Optimizing Agility, Performance, and Cost
Network Virtualization: Optimizing Agility, Performance, and Cost
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/9/2018
According to Array Networks' Paul Andersen, network managers no longer need to choose between the high performance of dedicated appliances and the agility NFV offers to run network functions on commodity hardware.
The Case for Brand-Equivalent Optics in the Data Center
The Case for Brand-Equivalent Optics in the Data Center
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/9/2018
InterOptic's Robert Coenen explains why the rules for optics procurement have changed dramatically -- and how IoT, 5G, and other technologies are driving increased implementation of optical connections.
When Digital Transformation Becomes Digital Disappointment
Commentary  |  5/9/2018
Inflated expectations often lead to disappointing results when companies launch ambitious digital transformation initiatives.
MIT Chaplain: Emerging Tech Leaders Care About Ethics
News  |  5/9/2018
The Computer Age fueled the ever-accelerating pace of innovation, but as the Digital Age matures, there are plenty of discussions about tech ethics, especially in light of AI. Emerging tech leaders are more likely to include ethics as an integral part of innovation, according to MIT's first humanist chaplain, Greg Epstein. Here's why.
How a New Tech Language Might Transform the Labor Market
Commentary  |  5/8/2018
Credential issuers are collaborating on a common credentialing language that aims to transform the way students, workers, education institutions, and employers describe and share credentialing information.
10 Leading Female CIOs
Slideshows  |  5/8/2018
While women are still underrepresented in IT, quite a few of the world's largest organizations have female CIOs.
Redefining the 'I' in CIO
News  |  5/7/2018
The 30-plus year old job title "CIO" is opening up a number of new possibilities when it comes to defining the role.
Conversational AIís Challenge: Understanding Human-Like Context
Commentary  |  5/7/2018
The ambiguities of the English language present hurdles for initiatives to utilize conversational AI in the corporate world.
Interop ITX: Experts Weigh in on Jobs, Skills of the Future
News  |  5/7/2018
What skills will be needed in your data and analytics job in 5 or 10 years? A panel of experts tackled that question at Interop ITX. Here's what they said.
IT is Great, Now itís Time to Pitch it That Way
News  |  5/4/2018
If you're in IT, stop saying you're stressed, you're busy, or you're tired. To attract new talent, IT professionals need to engage their communities and speak about the possibilities, not just the deterrents.
From iPhone to AWS: Keys to Tech Product Success
Commentary  |  5/4/2018
IT professionals who get involved in new product development can learn from experts speaking at a 2017 product summit.
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