GDPR: A Cost vs. Benefit Analysis
It's a mistake for companies to view compliance with GDPR as just a financial burden. There are real benefits to be had in understanding and protecting customer data.
No More IT Islands
IT professionals no longer fit into the buckets of specialization that marketers and HR staffers love.
Why IT Professionals Move to Las Vegas
Las Vegas may well become the next high-tech hotbed as more IT talent and related investment flow into the city. On and off The Strip, there are all kinds of opportunities to cash in on digital transformation, from gaming to the maker movement and beyond. You may enjoy life more, too. Here's why.
Get an AI Head Start: Buy It
CIOs want to invest in AI projects, but some just aren't ready to build it out themselves. So Oracle and SAP are both offering AI technologies to enterprise customers to get them started.
Technology Faces State-of-Mind Hurdles
Cloud and open source advocate Sam Ramji, vice president for product management for the Google Cloud Platform, provides a sneak peek into his Interop ITX keynote.
Informatica CEO: Enterprises in 2018 Focus on AI, Data Catalog
Data management cloud and enterprise software vendor Informatica has seen a surge in interest for data catalog as organizations grapple with the looming GDPR deadline and data privacy issues. Here's what else the company's CEO sees as big trends in data for 2018.
Town of Cary Embraces the IoT to Serve Citizens
Alexa, Waze, apps. Citizens are getting more tech savvy and city governments are struggling to keep up. North Carolina's Town of Cary has an award-winning strategy, though. We reveal what that is.
Emerging Technologies Remain a Gamble in 2018
IT leaders face a tornado of vendor news and business user demands relating to emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI, and augmented reality. Those leaders need to put those technologies and the business need in perspective.
Your First AI Project: Avoid Customer-facing Chatbots
Your competitor has a shiny new AI-driven chatbot, so shouldn't you be developing one, too? Not necessarily. Here's why these customer-facing bots may not be the best first project for your AI program, and what you should choose instead.
Big Data Maturity: You're Not As Mature As You Think
Big data is past the hype stage, but are organizations really past the challenges and getting the most value out of big data technologies? Not so much. Here's a look at the state of big data maturity and the challenges that remain.
How to Break Your App-Dev Logjam
Greg Newton, vice president of technology at Asurion, says his company is now producing five, or even more, software releases each week - all thanks to a new development approach.
My Algorithm is Better than Yours
New tools allow business users -- not just data scientists -- to leverage algorithms and venture into machine learning. But, handle with care because the choice of bad data means bad results.
Enterprises Get AI Head Start with As-A-Service
Enterprises are embracing artificial intelligence and it's component technologies -- machine learning, natural language processing/text analytics, and computer vision. But are they ready? Here's how AI-as-a-service may ease their entry into these new technologies.
A Different Take on Voice Interfaces, IBM Launches Watson Assistant
Watson Assistant will be delivered via IBM partner devices such as electronics embedded in cars and apps branded by hotel companies. Beyond customer engagement and service, the real value to these partners will be in the data they collect about customers and how they use it to customize customer experience.
Donít Neglect Your Data in a Rush to the Cloud
Greg Hoffer, vice president of engineering at GlobalScape, says that sometimes customers get so caught up in the cloud's fast-and-easy mantra they don't fully think out the security implications for their data.
Why the CIO Needs to Be a Salesperson
Whether they are making a case to the board for new IT investments or working with find the right technology fit for end users, CIOs have to sell, sell, sell.
Manage What You Can't See: No Magic Required
Andi Mann, chief technology advocate at Splunk, is a big proponent of 'observability' - knowing what's happening with all systems, services and apps to be able to fix and, eventually, prevent problems.
Digital Transformation Is Advancing
Digital transformation is taking off across industries, although not all sectors are maturing at the same pace. A new Infosys report reveals the details of the key technology investments, goals and outcomes.
How Valuable Is Your Company's Data?
Organizations consider data one of their most valuable assets, but exactly, how much is that data worth? Most business leaders can't answer the question yet. But venture capitalists, financial analysts and board members increasingly want to know.
DevOps Futures: SREs, Re-Skilling, and New-Ops
It's time to ditch the phrase no-ops. DevOps gives IT the opportunity to expand their current skill sets in new roles and become better leaders by managing cross-functional teams. No, all we see are new-ops.