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Content tagged with Cloud posted in July 2017
Pressure to Digitize Pushes Enterprises to Transform
Commentary  |  7/28/2017
Enterprises in traditional industries, from manufacturing to logistics and retail, are scrambling to update their offerings to better support emerging technologies.
4 Signs Your IT Strategy is Off Track
Commentary  |  7/28/2017
Whether the cause is immature technology, outdated processes and skills, or a shift in corporate mindset, IT projects can go wrong at midstream.
Cloud Technology Partners: Combat the Cloud Resistance
News  |  7/27/2017
It might seem unlikely, but the sweeping change brought about by a cloud implementation sometimes breeds its own resistance.
Have We Reached Collaboration Conflict? Time for Glue
Commentary  |  7/26/2017
A swarm of collaboration tools in the typical enterprise presents challenges such as data silos and tool overload for managers. The solution just might be more, but better, tools.
Digital Transformation Myths and How They Hold You Back
Commentary  |  7/26/2017
Most companies have learned that digital transformation isn't easy, and often the challenges appear when they try to do to much too fast.
What Analytics Pros Need to Know about GDPR
Commentary  |  7/26/2017
Understanding the EU's GDPR guidelines is valuable knowledge for anyone in a data related profession.
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.
It Is Time for Enterprise CIOs to Create a New Breed of Innovation
Commentary  |  7/24/2017
There still are big opportunities for innovation in the enterprise, particularly when achieving efficiency is the goal.
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.
The Unstoppable Progression of Object Storage
Partner Perspectives  |  7/24/2017
New developments in gateways, plugins, and more, offer far more value to users of object storage than ever before.
Amazon Positioned to Use Data to Dominate Where It Wishes
News  |  7/20/2017
If Amazon expands into food delivery, it will obtain a treasure of consumer information that it can use for its next expansion.
Unity Rules As OCI Launches 1.0 Container Spec
News  |  7/19/2017
After a two-year effort, the Open Container Initiative has its image specification and runtime spec ready for vendors and container users.
Data Drift Happens: 7 Pesky Problems with People Data
Commentary  |  7/19/2017
Making sense of data associated with customers, citizens and other individuals may seem simple, but it's possible that the records don't tell the real story.
Dark Reading INsecurity Conference Registration Now Open
Commentary  |  7/19/2017
November event will focus on attendee interaction, "blue team" best practices.
Cloud Outages: Who’s at Fault?
Commentary  |  7/19/2017
Cloud outages do happen. So, how can you and your IT group minimize the impact on the company?
Containerization Gains Traction; We’re All Better for it
Commentary  |  7/18/2017
Cloud-based application development has taken big strides, and it's delivering benefits for enterprises such as federal agencies.
Three Big Data Developments No One is Talking About
Commentary  |  7/18/2017
What you will be discussing about big data in a year will be very different from today's conversations.
Amazon's Efficient Distribution Key to Winning Consumers
Commentary  |  7/18/2017
Amazon's online ordering started the company's success; efficient distribution will continue to expand its retail footprint.
Koehler: IBM Cloud Advances with Integration, New Services
News  |  7/17/2017
Bryson Koehler, CTO of IBM Watson/Cloud, predicts a more unified face, powerful compute engine for IBM Cloud in coming year.
10 Things IT Pros Should Consider (or Dread) Before the Job Hunt
Slideshows  |  7/17/2017
Think you've seen changes in your IT group over the years? Well there have been just as many changes in the job market. Here's some advice to help you find that next great job.
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.
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.
Can Amazon Disrupt More Markets? Let Me Count the Ways
Commentary  |  7/11/2017
Amazon may be poised to enter the pharmacy as well as grocery business; it trains customers to expect quick delivery.
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.
Cloud Computing 2017: Special Report
Commentary  |  7/10/2017
Get a clear picture of the state of cloud computing from our research of actual usage in IT organizations.
Pedal to the Pavement: Chinese VCs Take on Ride Hailing
Commentary  |  7/10/2017
Chinese giants Alibaba and Tencent to challenge the world in bicycle rentals, while spiffing up their digital services.
Blockchain Moving Beyond Bitcoin
News  |  7/7/2017
Experts expect to see the shared database technology securely managing transactions in areas ranging from real estate to digital.
A Lesson in Physics and Engineering for Data Center Efficiency
A Lesson in Physics and Engineering for Data Center Efficiency
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/7/2017
Mitre's infrastructure team used physics, EU voltage standards, and cross-team collaboration to reduce their data center costs by 20%. Jim Treadway, Chief Engineer of Infrastructure for Mitre stopped by the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX to talk the strategy that won 2nd place in the InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards infrastructure category.
Greene: Advanced Services to Fuel Google Cloud Leadership
News  |  7/6/2017
Google Cloud Chief Diane Greene predicts Google's expanding, advance cloud services will soon place it among the Gartner designated leaders.
Data Center Automation Advances Hybrid Cloud
News  |  7/6/2017
Data center infrastructure management is a new form of automation, minimizing some legacy system drawbacks.
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.
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.


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