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Content tagged with Cloud posted in March 2018
Neuroevolution Will Push AI Development to the Next Level
Commentary  |  3/30/2018
Next up for developing artificial intelligence systems is automated neural-net architecture search.
How to Break Your App-Dev Logjam
Commentary  |  3/29/2018
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.
Facebook's Cambridge Analytica Trouble Highlights IT Data Privacy Concerns
News  |  3/29/2018
Facebook has lost billions in market value, been targeted for investigation by 37 states and the FTC, and many users are threatening to delete their accounts. It's past time for enterprise CIOs to stop ignoring customer data privacy concerns.
To Get Ahead in Tech, Treat Soft Skills Like Technical Skills
News  |  3/29/2018
Despite the name, soft skills are actually really hard to master. Yet more and more, they're proving to be the attributes that give candidates an edge when looking for new roles and leadership positions.
My Algorithm is Better than Yours
Commentary  |  3/28/2018
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.
Does Your IT Department Have the Proper Cloud Skills?
Commentary  |  3/27/2018
As cloud offerings evolve and enterprise organizations look to do more in the cloud, IT professionals need to add new cloud-related skills.
Enterprises Get AI Head Start with As-A-Service
News  |  3/27/2018
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.
8 Things to Consider Before Hopping on the Blockchain Train
Commentary  |  3/26/2018
While blockchain holds great promise for some applications, companies have to understand the various challenges.
10 Things You Didnít Know About Soft Skills for IT
Slideshows  |  3/26/2018
The conventional wisdom says that IT workers need to improve their soft skills, but sometimes the conventional wisdom is wrong - at least in part.
A Different Take on Voice Interfaces, IBM Launches Watson Assistant
News  |  3/23/2018
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.
Accenture CIO: Journey to Cloud Accelerates Tech Upgrades
News  |  3/23/2018
Accenture CIO Andrew Wilson is 2 years into a 3-year journey to put 90% of the company's IT infrastructure into the cloud. Here's how that cloud commitment helped accelerate a recent IT project.
Donít Neglect Your Data in a Rush to the Cloud
Commentary  |  3/23/2018
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
Commentary  |  3/23/2018
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.
Government IT's Risks and Rich Rewards
Commentary  |  3/21/2018
As Detroit CIO Beth Niblock knows, government IT means dealing with challenges and risks, but the rewards when tech makes lives better are worth it.
The Discriminating Executiveís Guide to Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  3/20/2018
Business leaders need more than technical speak; they need cogent answers to critical business questions.
Manage What You Can't See: No Magic Required
Commentary  |  3/19/2018
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
News  |  3/19/2018
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.
Blockchain: What Business Leaders Need to Know About This Disruptive Technology
Commentary  |  3/16/2018
IT and business leaders can benefit from learning what blockchain means to their organizations and explaining the benefits, and drawbacks
Beware the Dangers of 'Drive Thru' Analytics
Commentary  |  3/15/2018
Cutting corners isn't the path to analytics success. Data science requires an enterprise commitment.
Protection from Software Publishers Ripping You Off
Commentary  |  3/15/2018
Do you ever wonder why software licenses are so complicated, and what you can do about them?
How Valuable Is Your Company's Data?
Commentary  |  3/14/2018
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.
4 Reasons Why Kubernetes Is Hot
Commentary  |  3/13/2018
Interop ITX expert Brian Gracely explains why the container orchestration platform is so popular.
7 Techniques for Successful Digital Transformation Initiatives
Commentary  |  3/13/2018
Seven techniques that will help create natural project checkpoints, stakeholder feedback loops, and system adjustments throughout your digital transformation initiative.
Blockchain Roadblocks Hinder Content Protection
Commentary  |  3/12/2018
Multiple obstacles must be overcome before blockchain can arrive as a mainstream technology, as shown by copyright authentication challenges.
5 Tips for Developing a Cloud Security Strategy
Commentary  |  3/9/2018
If you are getting started with the cloud or just concerned about security, here are five steps to consider in your security strategy.
15 Best Places to Work in Technology
Slideshows  |  3/8/2018
These tech firms get the best ratings and reviews from current and former employees.
DevOps Futures: SREs, Re-Skilling, and New-Ops
News  |  3/6/2018
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.
How New Technologies Can Spell Disaster
Commentary  |  3/5/2018
IT compensation expert David Foote warns that outdated HR models threaten to destroy companies as they try to implement emerging IT concepts.
9 Challenges Slowing Blockchain Deployment
Slideshows  |  3/1/2018
Enterprises that want to get started with blockchain will need to be prepared to overcome significant barriers - both organizational and technological.
Top Talent Doesnít Want to Work on Your Old Technology
Commentary  |  3/1/2018
Employers have to understand that employees -- young and old -- are accustomed to using digital tools as consumers, and they expect their companies to utilize technology concepts such as cloud computing, DevOps and open source software.


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