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The Cloud Builds on Hard-Earned Credibility
Commentary  |  2/23/2018
Cloud computing has overcome some tough resistance over the years, but it has gained acceptance and proven it's value. Now IT pros have to make sure that cloud technology is applied the right way, delivering the solutions that business managers need.
5 Things I Learned While Trying to Understand Today's Cloud Pricing
Slideshows  |  2/22/2018
I went digging in the weeds of the current cloud pricing battlefield to understand what is going on so you don't have to. Here's what I learned matters a lot, a little, and just enough.
How to Begin Integrating AI into Data Center Operations
News  |  2/21/2018
Data center automation is inevitable. Here's how to do it right from the beginning.
Avoid These Pitfalls to Get Maximum Value from Data Science
Commentary  |  2/21/2018
Data science techniques are getting better, cheaper, and easier to use. Even small and medium sized organizations can now tap these technologies. But, if you fail to properly introduce, support, and integrate data science capabilities, a lot of money can be wasted.
Unlock the Value: From Data Quality to Artificial Intelligence
Commentary  |  2/20/2018
Data quality, data privacy, and advanced technologies such as AI, machine learning, neural networks, and more, are of top concern to data analytics pros and IT managers, says Karen Lopez, Data & Analytics Track Chair for Interop ITX 2018.
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.
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.
The Future of Information Technology is Intelligence
Commentary  |  2/12/2018
Traditional IT has to make way for the intelligence-based business model.
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.
Net Neutrality: Why itís Vital for Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  2/9/2018
The FCC's recent net neutrality ruling has the potential to expose enterprises engaged in digital business, as well as cloud companies and their customers, to high premiums for their Internet access.
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.
Full-Stack Engineer: 3 Key Skills
Commentary  |  2/6/2018
Interop ITX expert Scott Lowe explains the growing demand for infrastructure generalists.
10 Things You Need to Know About Kubernetes
Slideshows  |  2/6/2018
This open source container orchestration platform looks like it's on its way to becoming a de facto standard.
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.
Chewing the Cloudy Fat with Colin Bodell, the Ultimate Cloud Insider
Commentary  |  2/1/2018
Cloud pioneer Colin Bodell, now with Groupon, shares his experiences and thoughts on implementing an enterprise cloud strategy.
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.
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.
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.
The 6 Biggest Challenges Facing DevOps
Commentary  |  1/23/2018
About decade after it debuted the DevOps concept has evolved and built up a base of advocates, but it still presents challenges.
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?
The World of DevOps Tools Can Make a Newbie's Head Spin
Commentary  |  1/18/2018
Some toolchain leaders are emerging, but mind the cultural and other details to successfully implement a DevOps strategy.
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.
AWS Does What it Needs to Do to Achieve Growth in China
Commentary  |  1/17/2018
In the wake of AWS selling off assets in China the company is still expanding its presence there.
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.
As Cloud Market Swells, So Does Cloud Environment Complexity
News  |  1/12/2018
As enterprises move beyond the phase of initial cloud adoption and into hybrid and multicloud environments, the complexity of managing all the moving parts begins to set in.
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.
Guidelines for Using Public APIs
Commentary  |  1/10/2018
Developers planning to use public APIs in their software need to consider factors such as what the API provider plans to do with collected data.
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.
Single Sign-On Vendors Shudder as AWS Enters the Market
News  |  1/5/2018
The recent AWS announcement of single sign-on capabilities has the potential to shake up yet another tech sector.
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.
Cloud Computing 2018: More of Everything
Commentary  |  1/4/2018
Activity on the cloud adoption front throughout 2017 set the stage for some dramatic changes in how enterprises use the cloud in 2018.
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.
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