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Don’t Get Side-Tracked by Flashy Metrics, Success is in the People
News  |  5/22/2018
Defining KPIs can be a whole different ballpark when you're in public sector IT. But even if you're not, the takeaway from these stories can easily be applied to the private sector: Focus on the impact, the people -- the customers -- and success will follow.
How to Prepare for the Machine-Aided Future
Commentary  |  5/21/2018
More business processes and highly-specialized tasks are being targeted for automation with the goal of making people and companies more efficient. If you haven't considered how intelligent automation will affect your career and your company, and even if you have, following are some points to consider that may help you navigate the issue.
Re-Architecting for the Cloud: Optimize Your Migration Strategy
Commentary  |  5/21/2018
Re-architecting for the cloud is never easy, but following some key steps can result in an optimized strategy that positions your company for cloud migration success.
5 Things You Should Know About Hybrid Cloud
Slideshows  |  5/17/2018
Many enterprises are adopting hybrid cloud strategies, but in doing so, they face significant challenges.
Experts from Across the IT Spectrum Share Insights from Interop ITX
News  |  5/15/2018
[VIDEO] IT leaders and experts, including keynote speaker, Beth Niblock, CIO, City of Detroit, share highlights from their presentations at Interop ITX 2018 along with insights about the future of IT.
11 IT Leaders and Experts Share Highlights from Interop ITX
News  |  5/15/2018
[VIDEO] If you missed Interop ITX or would like to relive it, we have you covered. We've compiled 11 interviews with IT leaders and experts who attended and spoke at Interop ITX 2018, including keynote speakers Sam Ramji, VP Product Management, Google Cloud and Joe Barkai, Consultant, Speaker, Author and Blogger.
Pioneers Create Infrastructure for Self-Sovereign Identity Online
News  |  5/14/2018
Several organizations are assembling the technologies to enable self-sovereign identity, a way for individuals to control who they are online. Blockchain is one of those essential components.
Can an MSP Help You Achieve Your Cybersecurity Goals?
Can an MSP Help You Achieve Your Cybersecurity Goals?
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/11/2018
Winquest's John Leitch explains how MSPs can help companies successfully achieve their cybersecurity goals at the right price-point for the mid-market.
De-risking the Email Threat Vector
De-risking the Email Threat Vector
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/11/2018
Spearphishing and other attacks make email an especially worrisome and time-consuming concern for infosec teams.
Interop ITX Reflections: Expert Advice, Predictions, and More
Slideshows  |  5/10/2018
There was no shortage of expert advice and sage predictions as takeaways from last week's Interop ITX conference. Here are some examples.
Universal Docking for the BYOD Workplace
Universal Docking for the BYOD Workplace
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/9/2018
DisplayLink has introduced universal USB docking that fulfills the demanding requirements of hot-desking and other emerging digital workplace models.
The Future is About the Business, Not the Technology
News  |  5/3/2018
There has been plenty of change throughout the evolution of information technology. Now it's time for the corporate world to catch up and reshape how they do business and serve their customers.
Moving Apps to the Cloud Is Painful; These Steps Can Make It Hurt Less
Commentary  |  4/27/2018
Migrating an application to the cloud involves much more than just selecting a cloud provider. It can be done, but think security, connectivity, and things like labor costs.
Top IT Priority: Cloud. AI, Not So Much
News  |  4/26/2018
IT organizations are focused on the cloud right now with automation and big data analytics also ranking pretty high on their to-do lists. AI, machine learning, and blockchain are down very low on the list of priorities.
How Cloud Computing Is Impacting Disaster Recovery Planning
Commentary  |  4/24/2018
IT executives know that the cloud is changing everything, but they might forget that they have to update their disaster recovery plan accordingly.
10 Things You Should Know About Deep Learning
Slideshows  |  4/23/2018
This type of machine learning is going to become increasingly important in analytics and enterprise applications.
Businesses Are on the Cusp of an Automation Revolution
Commentary  |  4/19/2018
The cloud is much more than on-demand computing and storage resources. It is the foundation for a whole new world of exciting and smart ways of doing business.
Technology Faces State-of-Mind Hurdles
News  |  4/11/2018
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.
How to Transition from Being a Cloud 'Rookie' to Aficionado
Commentary  |  4/10/2018
Dabbling in the cloud rather than having a cloud strategy with assigned responsibilities is a step toward disaster.
The State of the Cloud 2018
Commentary  |  4/9/2018
It's time to stop with the excuses and recognize why an organization needs to move to the cloud.
Big Data Maturity: You're Not As Mature As You Think
News  |  4/2/2018
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.
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.
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.
Don’t 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.
The Discriminating Executive’s 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.
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?
4 Reasons Why Kubernetes Is Hot
Commentary  |  3/13/2018
Interop ITX expert Brian Gracely explains why the container orchestration platform is so popular.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How IT Can Improve Asset Management
Commentary  |  12/29/2017
The traditional approach to IT asset management is flawed and needs to be replaced with a strategy that factors in the reliance on cloud computing and SaaS.
Enterprises Cautiously Migrate Toward IaaS
News  |  12/28/2017
On-premises, infrastructure-as-a-service will coexist for quite a while with large organizations moving more workloads to the public cloud, yet operating their own data centers for years to come.
Driving Cloud Innovation, While Managing Legacy
Commentary  |  12/21/2017
For companies to unlock cloud computing's true potential, business leaders need to adopt an agile approach, targeting innovation and business transformation.
AWS Ignites Debate About the Death of IT Ops
Commentary  |  12/11/2017
Amazon's announcements at AWS RE:Invent make it highlight an AWS message that serverless is the way to go, which isn't good news for those in operations jobs.
The Clouds Are Different Over China
Commentary  |  12/11/2017
US-based cloud vendors face unique challenges in China, raising the possibility that Chinese cloud vendors might be able to gain leadership roles in the global cloud market.
Five Emerging Requirements Impacting Hybrid Cloud Strategies
Commentary  |  12/8/2017
As companies turn to the hybrid cloud to future-proof business and innovate faster, there are some emerging needs that they should address.
Hybrid Cloud – You’re Doing It Wrong
Commentary  |  12/7/2017
As organizations move to hybrid clouds they have to adjust their thinking and how they look at key concepts.
Monitoring Cloud Performance: Pass the Aspirin
Commentary  |  12/6/2017
Few tools exist to measure or fix multi-cloud problems. Help is on the way; major software vendors are addressing the issue.
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2018 State of the Cloud
2018 State of the Cloud
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