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The Forgotten Secret to DevOps Success: Measurement
Commentary  |  8/31/2017
Measuring the end-to-end DevOps value stream is the key to delivering value and tracking its ROI and allocating resources.
Find the Digital Skills Your Company Needs to Succeed
Commentary  |  8/31/2017
Reaching business goals, even surviving in an era of disruption, requires a tech-smart workforce.
Avoid Failure in Self-Service Analytics
Commentary  |  8/31/2017
Self-service analytics is becoming a popular option, but there are some steps professionals should use to make sure that they are interpreting results correctly, working well with others, and avoiding mishaps in reporting.
In the Aftermath of a Cyberattack
Commentary  |  8/30/2017
As hackers continue ramping up their attacks everyone involved in IoT -- manufacturers, integrators, and customers -- has to improve their defenses.
Organizations Struggle with Time to Value for BI
News  |  8/30/2017
New research from TDWI highlights the obstacles analytics projects face and suggests best practices for overcoming those challenges.
How to Modernize Business Intelligence for Self-Service
Commentary  |  8/30/2017
Are you looking to add more self-service options for business users? Here's how one company is updating its business intelligence program with Agile methodologies to open the doors to better user insights.
An IT Story: From Supporting Role to Business Partner
News  |  8/29/2017
An IoT project in a manufacturing plant helped to change the role of the IT group at French auto supplier Faurecia.
How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact B2B Commerce
Commentary  |  8/29/2017
The evolution of artificial intelligence promises massive changes in how commerce gets done and customer relationships.
To Succeed, Consumer Goods Companies Now Require Analytics
Commentary  |  8/29/2017
Digital native companies like Dollar Shave Club were built on analytics. To compete, traditional consumer goods companies need to use analytics to get closer to their customers.
Avoid the Danger Zone of Metrics
Commentary  |  8/28/2017
Organizations love metrics, particularly those that show success, but it's crucial to define metrics that truly track progress toward corporate goals.
IoT Happily Steps into Background
Commentary  |  8/28/2017
The Internet of Things has stepped out of the spotlight that focuses on buzzwords. Now is when the real work gets done.
Are You Really Ready for Intelligent Automation?
Commentary  |  8/28/2017
AI and automation are being combined in different ways to complete tasks more efficiently than humans. Every business will be impacted by intelligent automation sooner than may be apparent, so the time to think about it is now.
What IT Spending Forecasts Tell Us About the Future of IT
News  |  8/25/2017
IT spending patterns make it clear that we are in a software and cloud-based world.
Fannie Mae Tackles DevSecOps
Fannie Mae Tackles DevSecOps
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/24/2017
Fannie Mae's focus on the customer led them to a DevSecOps strategy that won 1st place in the InformationWeek IT Excellence DevOps category.
Predicting Traffic in the Sun's Shadow
Commentary  |  8/24/2017
How do you predict the popularity of a one-time event? A look at different ways to forecast road traffic along the path of the eclipse.
Fannie Mae Turns to DevOps for Speed and Efficiency
News  |  8/24/2017
The federal mortgage finance association becomes "Agile" to keep pace in a competitive field.
A Contrarian View on Automation
Commentary  |  8/24/2017
Beware the overly optimistic ROI estimate when it comes to an automation initiative.
3 Ways to Create a Strategic Framework for AI Adoption
Commentary  |  8/23/2017
CIOs need to help leaders understand how AI will really impact their spaces and take steps to using AI to help achieve long-term business objectives.
Six IT Talent Priorities for a Digital Strategy
Commentary  |  8/23/2017
Building teams to execute on a digital strategy isn't just about hiring talent; companies have to rethink how they collaborate, manage processes, and reward people.
10 Best US Cities for Tech Jobs in 2017
Slideshows  |  8/22/2017
These metro areas have seen the biggest gains in software jobs over the last five years. You might be surprised by where some cities rank, and which noted tech employer missed the cut.
Why I Gave My Engineering Team a Chance for a Do-Over
Commentary  |  8/22/2017
Transforming to a microservices architecture requires coordination across all disciplines. It won't be easy, but it promises plenty of benefits.
How Customer Intelligence Impacts Customer Loyalty, Wallet Share
Commentary  |  8/22/2017
Most organizations that sell to consumers aspire to gaining a 360-degree view of customers. But is that really attainable?
Insurance Struggles with Lead Gen & Data Analytics
News  |  8/22/2017
Insurance agencies struggle to reach new prospects. To adapt to changing markets, they must overcome challenges with data integration, data quality, and systems fragmentation.
How the Cloud Can Help Cure Cancer
Commentary  |  8/21/2017
The experience of Angelina Jolie highlights how cloud computing can help address cancer by cutting the cost of genomic sequencing and enabling data sharing.
Analytics and the Eclipse: Citizen Scientists Collect, Submit Data
Commentary  |  8/21/2017
Citizen scientists are collecting data from the eclipse as part of a NASA-sponsored project. Here's how you can participate.
Cloud Vendor Lock-In a Risk Worth Taking
News  |  8/21/2017
New Forrester research finds that prices for AWS and Azure are still competitive, but customers should be wary of lock-in on SasS products such as Salesforce and Oracle.
Digital Transformation: 5 Strategies for Success
News  |  8/21/2017
The CFA Institute has embarked on a digital transformation project that takes a human-centered approach to modernizing IT and migrating to the cloud.
Hiring Trend: Machine Learning Reduces Bias, Increases Applicant Pool
Commentary  |  8/18/2017
Unilever is using machine learning tools to increase the pool of entry level applicants and then test and evaluates candidates in the pool to cull those who are the best fits. Adding machine learning tools reduces bias, increases diversity, and makes the whole process more efficient, according to Unilever.
Integrating Security into DevOps Takes Care
Commentary  |  8/18/2017
It makes sense to involve IT security with DevOps, but the integration isn't as easy as it sounds.
Serverless Architecture Could Cure DevOps Pain
Commentary  |  8/17/2017
IT organizations struggling to transition to DevOps should take heart. Serverless architecture can provide many of the same benefits without the steep learning curve.
QVC: Real-Time Data is the Future of ECommerce
News  |  8/17/2017
In its 31-year history, home shopping TV channel QVC has always faced the limitations of time -- just 168 hours a week to sell its products. Here's how real-time data feeds have changed the company's marketing efforts.
How to Ensure a Successful OpenStack Deployment
Commentary  |  8/17/2017
There are three keys to embarking on a successful OpenStack initiative.
Capta: The data of Conscious Experience
Commentary  |  8/16/2017
Phenomenological researchers say "capta" is the "data of the conscious experience." Is there room for this kind of data in analytics? How should analytics pros use it?
Does Your Breach Incident Response Plan Have Holes?
Commentary  |  8/16/2017
The likelihood of a company suffering a breach is worse than most believe. Here's a checklist for building out a plan to deal with a breach.
DevOps Can't Happen Without Education
Commentary  |  8/16/2017
The emergence of DevOps practices means IT pros must expand their skills and the companies they work for must help foster that learning.
A Telecommuting Tradeoff: Less Collaboration
News  |  8/15/2017
Some companies believe that collaboration in today's agile workplace suffers when employees are full-time telecommuters.
The Secret to AI Could be Little-Known Transfer Learning
Commentary  |  8/15/2017
As more enterprises discover AI-based business applications, the concept of transfer learning could help to level the playing field.
9 Cloud Certifications Worth Your Time and Money
Slideshows  |  8/14/2017
For IT professionals who want to advance their careers with new skills, certifications in cloud technology and management are a good bet.
Who Moved My Tech? The Art of Convincing the Unconvinced
Commentary  |  8/14/2017
Every technology initiative -- in fact many business changes -- will run into resistance from people. Here are three steps to overcoming that resistance.
Innovation Relies on Humanizing the IT Organization
Commentary  |  8/11/2017
IT organizations are quick to talk about hardware failures, software failures, and outages, but so often the cause of IT failures can be pinned on people.
How to Build Resilient Work Teams
Commentary  |  8/10/2017
It takes internal "grit" to cope with business and technology changes. Lynn Christensen of Workday shares some advice on building resilience.
An IT Revolution Approaches
Commentary  |  8/10/2017
For all of the talk about IT playing a key role in innovation, those maintenance tasks that "keep the train running" don't leave much time for innovation.
Your New Biometric Password May Be Your Veins
Commentary  |  8/10/2017
Will the veins in your hand be the biometric identifier to unlock your medical records at every healthcare provider, insurer, and pharmacy? Here's a look at how this is being used today.
We're Entering a New Era of Augmented Analytics
News  |  8/9/2017
The next step in analytics -- augmented analytics -- brings automation and new degrees of insight into an analytics initiative.
Is Your IT Led by Digital Product Managers?
Commentary  |  8/9/2017
Agile is useful, but it's no substitute for empowered leadership of genuine cultural change.
How Voice Assistants Impact SEO, Machine Learning
Commentary  |  8/8/2017
Amazon is making an impact in voice search with its Amazon Echo and Alexa ecosystem of products. The rise of Alexa shows how machine learning strategy ultimately becomes an effective sales and business strategy.
The 10 'Perks' IT Workers Want Most
Slideshows  |  8/8/2017
Most job seekers don't look for specific perks, but the things an employer offers can provide a valuable glimpse into the corporate culture.
Pay Down Tech Debt While Investing in a Digital Future
Commentary  |  8/8/2017
The journey to digital transformation isn't just a technology initiative, it's about remaking the business.
Searching for Our Lost Analytics Continuum
Commentary  |  8/7/2017
In our obsession with artificial intelligence, we may have lost sight of how our use of data is supposed to progress, based on hard work and the analytics continuum.
Carlsberg Danmark Fixes Field Data Operations with BPM
News  |  8/7/2017
Field workers often create Excel spreadsheets to track data and run their processes. But what happens when there are dozens of these? Here's how Carlsberg Danmark centralized business process management, created an orderly system with consistent data, and saved hundreds of hours in backoffice time.
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