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Top 10 Must Have Self-Service BI Governance Capabilities
Commentary  |  2/23/2017  | 
If self-service business intelligence initiatives are on your agenda, follow these 10 best practices for ensuring proper governance.
Survey Shows US CIOs Getting A GDPR Headache
Commentary  |  2/21/2017  | 
US companies that don't have a presence in Europe still have to be sure that they comply with the EU's privacy laws regarding personally identifiable data.
What's Cognitive Computing, And What's That Noise Overhead?
Commentary  |  2/17/2017  | 
Soon after an IBM round table on cognitive computing in San Francisco, the need for it at that location became abundantly clear.
What A Chief Analytics Officer Really Does
Commentary  |  2/17/2017  | 
There has been plenty of talk about the need for a chief analytics officer or chief data officer. But do you ever wonder what they do for a living?
Your Big Data Strategy Needs DevOps
Commentary  |  2/16/2017  | 
Many big data analytics teams choose to not use DevOps methodologies, but there are real benefits to applying DevOps concepts to those big data initiatives.
9 Industries Hiring IT Pros Now
Slideshows  |  2/15/2017  | 
If you're looking for an IT job this year, you might want to start with these types of companies, perhaps focusing on the job types that are hot in a given sector.
Is Outsourcing The Key To Data Analytics Success?
Commentary  |  2/14/2017  | 
If the IT group isn't up to the task of implementing analytics, it's worth checking out the possibilities of outsourced analytics.
Deloitte: These Emerging Technologies Will Play Critical Roles
News  |  2/13/2017  | 
Deloitte Consulting cites seven emerging technologies as critical to the future of IT: dark analytics, mixed reality and blockchain included.
How To Tackle Today's Data Quality Challenges
News  |  2/13/2017  | 
If your data quality is suspect, your analytics program may also be doomed. Here's a look at today's data quality challenges and how to tackle them.
Ponemon: Doubt Dogs IT On Security Tools, Spending
News  |  2/10/2017  | 
The Ponemon Institute shows how IT security staffs want better technology tools and better skill sets to ward off invasive threats.
Amid Constant Change In IT, Interop Emphasizes Full Spectrum IT And Community
News  |  2/9/2017  | 
Interop ITX (formerly known simply as Interop) has shed its old skin as a purely networking and infrastructure focused show and has implemented a community-driven approach to build an agenda that reflects the evolving IT landscape.
IoT And Big Data: Success Comes Down To A Solid Strategy
Commentary  |  2/9/2017  | 
A Verizon report highlights how big data complexity and a shortage of data science talent are hurdles for an IoT implementation, but we also have to remember the key best practice of having a business goal as part of any analytics initiative.
Self-Service Analytics Are A Necessity
Commentary  |  2/8/2017  | 
Users want answers to burning questions, but IT and the data team can't tackle them all at once. Self-service analytics help organizations triage problem-solving by providing many of the insights business users need.
Big Data Facts Highlight Its Trendsetting Surge
Commentary  |  2/2/2017  | 
As big data takes hold in the business world, the cloud enables small and mid-sized businesses to take advantage of the concept.
Data-Driven Effectiveness Is A Team Sport
Commentary  |  2/2/2017  | 
Smart people and the best technology aren't enough to drive a data-driven culture. It's all about people and collaboration, which is easier said than done. If you're serious about affecting change, consider these best practices.
It's Still 'Intel Inside', But Now Intel's Inside The Cloud
News  |  2/1/2017  | 
Intel re-architects x86 toward the needs of the cloud, builds in management features for large scale server power savings.
What To Consider When Hiring Data Science Talent
Commentary  |  2/1/2017  | 
Dealing with the data science talent crunch isn't just about competing for talent; it also requires the right data science strategy to help the analytics team be effective and efficient.
What 2017 Will Bring for the Analytics Field
Commentary  |  1/30/2017  | 
Enterprises have plenty of data; now it's time to put that data to work, answering questions such as "why" and "what's next".
Target CIO Transforms Retailer With In-house Talent, Agile
News  |  1/27/2017  | 
Target hired Tesco veteran Mike McNamara 18 months ago as CIO and Chief Digital Officer to transform the company's IT and software development organization. Here's what he did.
Big Data Leadership: CIO, CAO, Or Maybe The Big Dog
Commentary  |  1/27/2017  | 
In the discussion over who should lead a corporate big data initiative, maybe it should be someone other than the CIO, CAO, or CDO.
IT Service Management In Disruption, Moving Toward Automation
News  |  1/26/2017  | 
A wave of change is sweeping through the suppliers of ITSM, reflecting the enhanced ability to add analytics and automation to the field.
Harnessing Analytics' Disruptive Power
Commentary  |  1/26/2017  | 
For a company, product, or service to be disruptive, it takes more than technology. Analytics can point you to your opportunities.
Kinetica Uses GPUs for Advanced In-Database Analytics
News  |  1/24/2017  | 
GPU-accelerated databases aren't new, and they're not all that popular, but that will likely change over time. Here are some of Kinetica's latest improvements and why that matters to big pharma company GSK.
5 Ways to Be Successful with Open Source Software in 2017
Slideshows  |  1/20/2017  | 
Open source software has matured over the years, often serving as the primary piece of a corporation's software strategy. But questions remain in the minds of many managers. Doug Cutting of the Apache Software Foundation, and known for creating Hadoop, shares his thoughts on how to achieve success with for open source.
Bain: Is Container Use Optional? Probably Not
News  |  1/17/2017  | 
Containers are less an option and more an essential technology for achieving the agile company needed to survive in the digital economy.
AI Technology Takes Center Stage At Retail Convention
News  |  1/16/2017  | 
Artificial intelligence (AI) and other leading-edge technologies will be highlights of this year's National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York, but many retailers are still struggling with more rudimentary analytics.
3 Ways Shadow Analytics May Be Working Against You
Commentary  |  1/16/2017  | 
Analytics is popping up in more functional areas of businesses, outside of IT's control. Like BYOB, the trend is inevitable. How will your organization manage it?
Be Recognized For IT Excellence
Commentary  |  1/12/2017  | 
Organizations of all sizes and from all sectors are invited to apply for the 2017 InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards.
4 Ways Data-First Competitors Are Killing You
Commentary  |  1/10/2017  | 
Data is the new oil. Those that figure out how to use it more effectively than their competitors are realizing significant, strategic benefits. But what's so unique about data-first companies? Technology? People? Culture? It turns out, there's more than meets the eye.
Supplying The Supply Chain
Commentary  |  1/9/2017  | 
The supply chain is changing rapidly, often outside of the traditional IT structure. IT needs to get involved, bringing its skills and experience to the table.
Amazon: The Self-Fueling, Perpetual Motion Machine
Commentary  |  1/9/2017  | 
Amazon's retail operation is now paired with what's known to be a highly successful cloud business: Are the two accelerating each other?
The Battle Over Analytics: Who Should Lead The Charge?
Commentary  |  1/5/2017  | 
The IT organization has to carve out its role in a company's analytics strategy. What works? Either of two approaches.
GoDaddy Revamps BI Tools To Enable Self-Service
News  |  1/4/2017  | 
Domain registrar and web hosting provider GoDaddy generates a lot of data, and it wanted to help its internal users get better insights without requiring intervention from the technical staff.
Why Healthcare is Behind the Data Curve
Commentary  |  1/4/2017  | 
The healthcare sector has been trailing industries such as banking and retail when it comes to adoption of data analytics, but a growing number of success stories in healthcare provide proof of concept for other organizations to get on board.
Server Survey: Footprint Can Be Cut 54% Via Upgrades, Cloud
News  |  1/3/2017  | 
TSO Logic examined data from 10,000 customer servers and found how much upgrades can save in server count; right-sizing saves VM resources.
Machine Learning, Analytics Offer Untapped Potential, McKinsey Says
News  |  12/29/2016  | 
Incorporating data analytics' value into corporate culture is essential to competing against digital disruptors. InformationWeek interviewed McKinsey partner and lead researcher Michael Chui about a new report addressing competition in a data-driven era.
eBay Container Management Tool Works With Kubernetes
News  |  12/28/2016  | 
eBay wants to expand its use of Docker containers and has composed a tool, TessMaster, to help them run on Kubernetes cluster management.
Why Recommendation Engines Still Aren't Accurate
Commentary  |  12/28/2016  | 
Those website recommendations engines sometimes can be just what the consumer needs to make a decision. Then again, sometimes those recommendations are way off base.
The Unblinking Eye: Employee Monitoring in the IoT Era
Commentary  |  12/22/2016  | 
Monitoring machines in the Internet of Things can provide valuable data, but there could be privacy issues when employees are using those machines.
At AWS, 'Enterprise Strategy' Consists Of Helping Migrations
News  |  12/21/2016  | 
Head of Enterprise Strategy Stephen Orban describes how AWS will try to assist more enterprise workloads in a move to the cloud.
GPU Hardware Powers MapD Big Data Management
News  |  12/21/2016  | 
When it comes to clickstream data, server log analysis or machine learning, there's a likely GPU-based system in IT's future.
Self-Service Access, Cloud Drive Big Data Value
News  |  12/20/2016  | 
Data governance has emerged as a top concern, and business intelligence remains the top workload for big data technology Hadoop, according to the third edition of the Big Data Maturity Survey.
AI Is Late: 3 Things To Accelerate It
Commentary  |  12/19/2016  | 
Artificial intelligence applications haven't advanced the way you might hope. However, rather than waiting for AI to happen, you and your peers have to take action.
Why Embedded Analytics Will Change Everything
Commentary  |  12/15/2016  | 
Analytics is being embedded in all kinds of software which suggests a major shift is on the horizon. How we think about analytics will change and so will our use of analytics. We explain why.
EBay, Challenged To Personalize Email Marketing, Customizes CRM
News  |  12/14/2016  | 
EBay put custom CRM on top of its SendGrid email system to be able to address millions of customers with an individual message.
Most Analytics Opportunities Untapped, McKinsey
News  |  12/13/2016  | 
Revisiting the research that highlighted future analytics talent shortages back in 2011, McKinsey Global Institute says that we're barely scratching the surface in making good use of data.
Trulia Pursues Data-Driven Transformation, Cloud Migration
News  |  12/13/2016  | 
Trulia transformed its data stack to accommodate real-time high-volume data collection, and to provide customers with recommendations. Now, to gain greater reliability and elasticity, the organization plans to migrate its data operations to AWS.
IT Headed For Fundamental Changes, SIM Survey Shows
News  |  12/8/2016  | 
IT organization budgets look happy and positive on the surface, but there's less money for maintenance and more for cloud and software development. The signs point to tumultuous times ahead.
Trainline Tosses Exadata, Takes Oracle Into The Cloud
News  |  12/6/2016  | 
Trainline migrates to the cloud, takes Oracle database applications with it for performance faster than Exadata's.
AWS Smooths Developers' Path To Cloud, Enterprise To Follow?
News  |  12/6/2016  | 
Amazon Web Services is filling the gaps in its software development/deployment process in a bid to attract enterprise developers.
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