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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cloud Powers a Hybrid IT and New Digital Existence
Commentary  |  8/4/2017  | 
Enterprise data centers aren't going away soon, but the role of the cloud will expand rapidly in our personal and business lives.
Financial Institutions Bank on Change to Stay Competitive
News  |  8/4/2017  | 
Corporate transformation seen as the best way to counter digital disruption and address other key challenges.
Future Software: Only as Good as the People Who Build It
Commentary  |  8/2/2017  | 
In a world increasingly dependent on software, we may need to develop the art of falling back to the most recent system that worked.
Visualization Enables High Dimensional Analytics
Commentary  |  8/1/2017  | 
High dimensional data is our greatest asset in learning from data sets with hundreds, even thousands, of variables.
Accenture: Seek Business Value in Digital Transformation
News  |  7/25/2017  | 
Mike Sutcliff says Accenture Digital helps companies transition from legacy to digital operations to resist disruption, find new customers.
The Rise and Fall of Ruby on Rails
Commentary  |  7/24/2017  | 
Once the rising star of web development, Ruby on Rails has fallen into a secondary role in the corporate world.
Old Database Problems In a New Guise: As a Service
News  |  7/24/2017  | 
ScaleArc: If cloud services are the "white knight" sent to solve IT problems, then database as a service is going to fall short.
Not Easy To Get To Digital Transformation Jump-off Point
News  |  7/14/2017  | 
The Hackett Group has attempted to define how a company gets to the digital transformation stage in its latest statistical report.
Building a Data-Driven Culture Starts with the Team
Commentary  |  7/13/2017  | 
Being a data-driven organization is an ongoing process -- you need to invest in the right team, infrastructure, software, and processes that can promote lasting change.
CompTIA: IT Skills Gap Appears to be Growing
News  |  7/12/2017  | 
A survey of 600 IT and business professionals finds more new skills are needed to keep the business up to date and competitive.
Predictive Analytics: Intersection of Humans, Machines
Commentary  |  7/11/2017  | 
Is big data moving your decision-making needle, or, has it only confirmed what you already knew? Predictive analytics and a human touch help make sense out of your data.
10 IT Jobs That Will Be Done by AI
Slideshows  |  7/10/2017  | 
Artificial intelligence is already taking on some tasks that were previously performed by humans - but that doesn't necessarily mean you will soon be out of job.
Tips for Estimating Cloud BI Implementation Costs
Commentary  |  7/6/2017  | 
There can be some nasty budget surprises in what seems like a simple, low-priced, SaaS business intelligence offering designed for non-technical users.
Artificial Intelligence Will Redefine the World
Commentary  |  7/5/2017  | 
How big of a deal is artificial intelligence? Microsoft researcher James McCaffrey explains AI's origins and why we can expect profound effects from it.
Big Data in the Cloud: Reaching a Tipping Point
Commentary  |  7/5/2017  | 
It may be time to rethink where you want to support a big data initiative.
Weathering the Data Storm 4 Steps to Analytics Success
Commentary  |  7/5/2017  | 
Finding data sources is only the first step in a successful data analytics strategy. After that, the hard work begins.
Air Force Intelligence Unit Goes Agile
News  |  6/30/2017  | 
The US Air Force is determined to get more agile to produce applications that can be useful in times of conflict.
Analytics Help US Marshals Capture $250M in Savings
News  |  6/27/2017  | 
Sophisticated tools search for and pinpoint potential savings opportunities.
Considering AI for Business? Here Are 4 Fundamentals to Start
Commentary  |  6/19/2017  | 
Artificial intelligence projects take time, effort, data, and expertise to build a meaningful system. Having the right ecosystem in place will ensure companies are prepared for it.
The Uber of Roadside Assistance
The Uber of Roadside Assistance
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/13/2017  | 
Kamal Natarajan, divisional CIO and VP for Allstate Roadside Services Technology shares how they've "Uber-ized" their roadside service at the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX.
Next up for CRM? Customer Retention Through Contextual Messaging
Commentary  |  6/12/2017  | 
The rapid evolution of CRM has initiated a rush of new marketing processes and practices; combining multi-channel messaging with analytics is a promising new direction.
Toolmaker Adopts Amazon Greengrass for IoT
News  |  6/12/2017  | 
Stanley Black & Decker sees an expanded role for itself in the digital economy and is exploring how AWS Greengrass will enable it to launch new services.
Five Ways Big Data is Transforming Epidemics
Commentary  |  6/8/2017  | 
Big data and analytical tools have transformed every industry from healthcare to retail to government, and now are transforming the way epidemics are approached.
Tips for Getting Your Company Started with Analytics
Commentary  |  6/1/2017  | 
If you're just getting started with analytics, you can avoid a lot of headaches by learning from the experts. We've tapped a few who have great practical advice.
IoT Enabling a Path to Better Health
Commentary  |  5/31/2017  | 
IoT data from healthcare wearables and patient devices has only just begun to change the way hospitals treat patients, but advances will continue through the analytic insights they provide.
AI in the Workplace: Augment, Instead of Replacing Humans
News  |  5/29/2017  | 
AI and machine learning won't create massive job losses in the foreseeable future, but some societal issues do come to mind.
Overcoming Data Inequality
Commentary  |  5/16/2017  | 
Businesses say they want to integrate external data with in-house data, but bias and a lack of tools stand in the way.
GE Draws Up Playbook for Digital Transformation
News  |  5/15/2017  | 
GE spent several years trying to effect its own digital transformation; now it's issued a playbook on how it's done.
Gartner Chart Puts Salesforce at Top of Low-Code Platforms
News  |  5/11/2017  | 
A new Magic Quadrant looks at platforms for the high-productivity building of applications, including mobile apps; Salesforce scores.
Cloud is How You Design Your Software, Not Where You Run it
News  |  5/10/2017  | 
At Interop May 18, Cornelia Davis will describe the elements of cloud-native software, the type that's designed to be change-tolerant.
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.
Which Comes First: DevOps or Culture Change?
Commentary  |  4/25/2017  | 
Building a culture of DevOps extends beyond the development, operations, and QA teams.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get Ready for the Analytics Bot Invasion
Slideshows  |  4/4/2017  | 
Bots are carving out a new role in analytics, utilizing natural language generation to address questions raised by business people and consumers.
How to Rescue Your Data Analytics Program from Failure
News  |  4/3/2017  | 
You've invested in your analytics program, but where's the return? Here's how to make this investment of time and money pay for itself.
3 Data Governance Challenges Today's Companies Face
Commentary  |  3/21/2017  | 
Data governance policies are full of holes that can become expensive pitfalls. We explain some of the stumbling blocks.
Analytics Can Solve Big Data Center Challenges
Commentary  |  3/15/2017  | 
Data centers are only getting more complex, but you can get a handle on them with the combined use of data center analytics and automation.
Future of Data Summit Tackles AI, Machine Learning
Commentary  |  3/14/2017  | 
Learn about how real-world enterprise organizations are advancing projects in AI, machine learning, virtual reality, and more, to add value for consumers and drive revenues.
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