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What Cloud Natives Can Teach the Rest of Us
Commentary  |  7/13/2018
Cloud natives differ from traditional companies in more ways than just their lack of legacy infrastructure: They think and operate differently.
Data Transparency for a Recovering Detroit
Data Transparency for a Recovering Detroit
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/12/2018
Detroit CIO, Beth Niblock, explains the process of creating data transparency in the wake of Detroit's bankruptcy.
10 Tips for Managing Cloud Costs
Slideshows  |  7/10/2018
Cloud cost management is a key pain point for enterprises, but these expert tips can help optimize your cloud spending.
The Truth About Blockchain
News  |  7/9/2018
The distributed ledger technology called blockchain is getting a lot of attention right now. Is it the right solution for your IT project?
The Holy War of Enterprise Tech: One Cloud Isn’t Enough
Commentary  |  6/26/2018
Enterprises may be asking for trouble if they go with a single-cloud strategy.
Big Data in the Cloud: Avoiding Vendor Lock-in
News  |  6/20/2018
More enterprise application and big data vendors are pursuing a cloud-agnostic strategy -- supporting AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Big data platform provider Hortonworks is taking that strategy one step farther.
Global IaaS Providers; Where Does Alibaba Cloud Fit?
Commentary  |  6/13/2018
While Alibaba is on the radar as a global Infrastructure-as-a-Service player, several factors can make US companies wonder if the Chinese firm is a match for them.
Traditional ERP Falls into the Arms of Cloud
News  |  6/7/2018
SAP and Oracle have been talking about the cloud for years, but it's no small task to move huge installed bases of on-premises software. New cloud moves show a new momentum.
Overstock Accelerates with Big Data Platform
News  |  6/6/2018
Overstock is one of the granddaddies of Internet commerce with 20 years worth of customer data to support its marketing analytics. Here's how it increased the speed of models and analysis by 5x.
The Regulation Cycle: Putting GDPR in Context
Commentary  |  6/4/2018
Just as regulations were needed for the auto industry to mature, regulations like GDPR help data-driven marketing to grow up.
The Cloud Isn’t Just About Saving Money
Commentary  |  6/1/2018
Successful cloud implementations are driven by speed, flexibility and fine-grained resource management. Focus on these drivers, and the savings will accumulate.
IBM Bets On Private Cloud Data Platform
News  |  5/31/2018
Assembling the pieces to create a modern platform for data management, data governance, and data science can be complex. IBM says it's done the heavy lifting with a private, on-premises cloud platform to do the work.
A Machine Infrastructure to Get Value from AI
Commentary  |  5/29/2018
A key to your success with AI is building out an infrastructure that will support today's apps but also the workloads and data volumes of the future.
Top Enterprises Eye Migrating Core Apps to the Public Cloud
News  |  5/29/2018
Customer-facing giants find that innovation, agility and cost benefits outweigh the negatives. Will Verizon's migration inspire others to follow?
Big Data Platforms Evolve for Analytics, Machine Learning
News  |  5/24/2018
Machine learning and advanced analytics are now the centerpiece for companies that got their start as Hadoop distributors.
Take a Wrong Turn with ERP and Wind up in Court
Commentary  |  5/24/2018
Lesson learned decades after the dawn of ERP software: Read the fine print, and understand exactly what it means.
Debiasing Our Statistical Algorithms Down to Their Roots
Commentary  |  5/23/2018
Eliminating bias in the data and algorithms that drive artificial intelligence and machine learning initiatives requires constant vigilance on the part of not only data scientists but up and down the corporate ranks.
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.
Nextiva’s Next-gen Unified Communication Captures Customer Sentiment
Nextiva’s Next-gen Unified Communication Captures Customer Sentiment
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/9/2018
Nextiva Director of Engineering Cathryn Valladares explains to InformationWeek's Lenny Liebmann how companies can improve customer engagement and reduce costs by applying machine learning to interactions across all their touch-points.
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.
Has IT Gone Packaged Software Crazy?
News  |  4/26/2018
When it comes to software, why choose out-of-the-box plain vanilla when there's a rainbow of other flavors that you can choose from and swirl together?
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.
Get an AI Head Start: Buy It
News  |  4/11/2018
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
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.
Informatica CEO: Enterprises in 2018 Focus on AI, Data Catalog
News  |  4/10/2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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