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Overdue Notice: Data Gets the Attention it has Long Deserved
Commentary  |  2/16/2018
Senior executives who have been making hollow promises about embracing data-driven strategies need to be convinced that now is the time for real action. Here are some ways that data professionals can gain the support they need.
5 Tech Trends for the Enterprise in 2018
News  |  2/15/2018
The Accenture Vision 2018 report has identified five trends for CIOs and other executives for the year ahead, including citizen AI, extended reality, and data veracity.
For IT in 2018, Think Change and Change Again
Commentary  |  2/15/2018
Even with the ongoing new developments in core technologies, IT organizations are facing dramatic changes in how they work in 2018 as they embrace new business concepts and strategies.
Cisco Report: A Story of Cloud Endings and Beginnings
Commentary  |  2/14/2018
While some aspects of the cloud, such as migrations, are rapidly coming to a close, new avenues are beginning to open.
Ebates Migrates the Data Analytics Stack: SQL Server to Hadoop
News  |  2/14/2018
Ebates, the business that provides discounts and incentives to customers of online retailers, needed to move from its SQL server to a system with more processing capacity. The Hadoop cluster it chose fit the bill and provided some unexpected benefits.
Taking the Brakes off the Internet of Things
Commentary  |  2/14/2018
If you get the sense that Internet of Things adoption is sluggish, consider that it is going through a normal process.
How AR/VR Analytics May Help Your Business
Slideshows  |  2/13/2018
Alternative and virtual realities provide organizations with new opportunities to reimagine product demos, employee training and more. As the systems collect and generate data, there are opportunities to use the new streams in innovative ways.
The Future of Information Technology is Intelligence
Commentary  |  2/12/2018
Traditional IT has to make way for the intelligence-based business model.
Train Today's Workforce for Tomorrow's Tech
Commentary  |  2/12/2018
CEOs are investing more in advanced technologies such as AI, but they aren't planning to invest in retraining their workforces for this technology. A new report from Accenture recommends taking a different approach.
Technology Debt Crisis 2025
Commentary  |  2/12/2018
Consider all the code written over 50 years and all the places it's running. Add to that all the code we will write in the coming years. That is technology debt.
Careers in 2018: Tips from a Top Analytics Recruiter
News  |  2/8/2018
Top quantitative executive recruiter Linda Burtch of Burtchworks provides insight into how to keep yourself competitive in data science, business intelligence, and other analytics-related careers. Here's how to get ready for a future of new technology, including AI, natural language processing, and IoT.
Think, Do We Rule Technology, or Does Tech Rule Us?
Commentary  |  2/8/2018
A nugget in CompTIA's predictions for 2018 raises awareness of a somewhat dark side of technology, and the questions we should be asking ourselves.
Why Businesses Must Think About Voice Interfaces, Now
Commentary  |  2/7/2018
Alexa's popularity among consumers serves as a wake-up call for businesses. Eventually, voice interfaces will replace keyboards, taps and swipes, but organizations must be wary of approaching voice interface design the same way they've approached web and mobile design. Before you begin, consider these points.
Over 60% of Organizations Have no Formal Transformation Strategy
Commentary  |  2/6/2018
Many organizations are still ill-prepared to master the digital journey, according to research.
Your Analytics Program is Not Ready for Machine Learning
News  |  2/6/2018
If you are like most organizations, your analytics program is not ready for advanced analytics technologies such as machine learning. Here are a few steps to take to get you closer, or a way you can leapfrog the work to reap the benefits now.
Will Digital Transformation Create or Eliminate Enterprise IT Jobs?
Commentary  |  2/5/2018
So, the question arises: Is digital transformation good for the IT professional's career?
Making AI Safe for Civilized Society
Commentary  |  2/2/2018
There are plenty of concerns about the safety of artificial intelligence, and it's up to humans to set the standards for safe uses of the technology.
5 Keys to Asking Better Questions of Data Scientists
Slideshows  |  2/1/2018
Some enterprises struggle to drive business value from data science efforts because the business and data scientists are not communicating or collaborating well. Here are five things you can do to improve the cross-functional relationships and ROI.
Breaking the Code: When Everyone Can Create Technology
Commentary  |  2/1/2018
We are heading toward a new digital world where low-code or no-code platforms will enable anyone to assemble applications.
CDOs Prove Their Worth in an Analytics-Driven Business World
News  |  1/31/2018
Research shows that chief data officers are helping their organizations turn data into dollars.
Disasters: Tech to Map Human Behavior in Crises
News  |  1/31/2018
With the rise in attacks on stadiums, airports, and concerts, along with the increased severity of natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods, researchers at Embry-Riddle are studying how humans behave on the worst days of their lives.
The Business Case for AI
Commentary  |  1/31/2018
For all of the attention that tools like Siri have generated, we're still only at the dawn of the artificial intelligence revolution.
Measure DevOps for Efficiency, not Just Speed
Commentary  |  1/30/2018
Update your traditional IT metrics to look across functions and the entire DevOps value chain.
Dev and Some Ops: Reliving the Clear Fad of the 90s
Commentary  |  1/29/2018
Don't treat DevOps as a fad by failing to bring everyone in operations on board.
11 Best-Paying Cloud Skills
Slideshows  |  1/29/2018
In a recent survey, IT managers said that they were willing to pay more for employees with these hard-to-find cloud skills.
AI: Here Today, Everywhere Tomorrow?
Commentary  |  1/26/2018
Lots of enterprises have a long way to go before they roll out AI-based applications. Where are you on the path to AI?
Public APIs: Advice for a Producer
Commentary  |  1/26/2018
If your company is exploring the possibility of sharing internal data through public APIs, here are some considerations that you should address.
Dev and Security Adjustments to Prepare for GDPR
Commentary  |  1/25/2018
Adoption of DevOps can help organizations comply with GDPR and other privacy standards by building security into software from the start.
B2B Chatbots are Poised for Explosive Growth
News  |  1/25/2018
There are best practices for approaching chatbots and virtual assistants as organizations move to a scenario where tasks happen transparently behind natural language interfaces. We explain some of the opportunities and pitfalls.
Affective Analytics and the Human Emotional Experience
Commentary  |  1/24/2018
Whether you are happy, grumpy, excited, or sad, a computer wants to know and can initiate affective analytics.
10 Questions to Get Your Digital Transformation Strategy Right
Commentary  |  1/24/2018
Don't underestimate the scope and challenges of a digital transformation initiative.
How Your SaaS Strategies are Evolving
Commentary  |  1/23/2018
Demand for SaaS software continues to grow, but procurement is often short-sighted. Think past today because integration and governance are more important than pricing.
10 Most In-Demand Programming Languages of 2018
Slideshows  |  1/22/2018
Do you have the skills you'll need to succeed this year, or are you still betting on a COBOL revival?
Speech Recognition Finds Its Voice
Commentary  |  1/19/2018
Voice recognition technology seems to be taking over the world, but the concept still has a ways to go before it reaches full maturity.
Use IoT to Accelerate Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  1/18/2018
The Internet of Things can drive change in an organization, providing data into a wide range of operational activities. But that change can require integrating that data into the systems used for key decisions.
Three Key Questions for Federal CIOs
Commentary  |  1/17/2018
The federal initiative to modernize IT systems raise questions that government CIOS -- in fact, all types of CIOs -- need to consider before launching a major project.
Big Data, Analytics, and Machine Learning: Changing Insurance
Commentary  |  1/16/2018
The evolution of analytics and machine learning are shaping the industry's future, mitigating risk, improving business, and helping develop types of policies that individuals and businesses need, even before they know they do.
7 Acquisitions that Point to Cloud Maturity
Slideshows  |  1/16/2018
While strides are indeed being made in the world of cloud computing, the most recent mergers and acquisitions show a marketplace that is beginning to mature.
AI Begins to Infiltrate the Enterprise
News  |  1/15/2018
Enterprise adoption of AI is slow today, but experts expect it to increase very rapidly. So far, tech giants are leading the charge.
The Internet of Things: Still Lots for You to Learn
Commentary  |  1/11/2018
IT groups will need to provide architecture, data-mining tools and connectivity, while giving business groups the freedom to innovate on their own with the Internet of Things.
Saving Lives Starts with Protecting Our Hospitals
Commentary  |  1/11/2018
Healthcare organizations and the patients they serve have to step up to ensure that medical records and devices are secured from hackers.
How to Cope with Stress in Tech
Commentary  |  1/10/2018
Always a concern, workplace stress has soared to new levels in the tech sector.
CIOs' Evolving Role: Think Revenue and Strategy
News  |  1/9/2018
It's no longer about just cutting costs. CIOs must figure out ways to monetize tech including data, and where newer systems like blockchain can fit strategically.
5 Traits of Truly Innovative Companies
Slideshows  |  1/8/2018
When most people think about innovation, they think of companies like Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Google because those companies appear to have some kind of magic that other organizations lack. If your company wants to make lightning strike repeatedly, consider these points.
Is Diversity Part of Your Technology Strategy?
Commentary  |  1/5/2018
As we move into an age of artificial intelligence tech teams have to strive to eliminate bias in their AI apps.
3 Ways the Subscription Economy Will Strengthen Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  1/4/2018
Subscription-based IT services aren't just about saving money; they can help secure your data.
Chatbots: Changing the Nature of Human Interactions with Machines
Commentary  |  1/3/2018
Chatbots have established their place in the home and our personal lives; now watch what they can do in enterprise applications over the next few years.
7 Fastest-Growing Tech Job Skills
Slideshows  |  1/2/2018
Which terms do IT employers and job seekers search for most often? There are some significant disconnects between what IT pros offer and what employers want.
AI Has a Foothold in Business, Now for the Next Steps
News  |  1/1/2018
Everyone's talking about AI, but many companies have trouble getting their efforts off the ground. In a recent survey and brief, EY pinpoints the challenges and opportunities.
Enterprises Cautiously Migrate Toward IaaS
News  |  12/28/2017
On-premises, infrastructure-as-a-service will coexist for quite a while with large organizations moving more workloads to the public cloud, yet operating their own data centers for years to come.
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