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When Nations Vie for AI Supremacy
Commentary  |  5/18/2018
Countries, as well as companies, are vying for supremacy in the artificial intelligence market.
5 Traits Organizations Need to Get Value from Machine Learning
News  |  5/18/2018
A new report identifies the traits of organizations that are getting value -- higher revenues and profits -- due to their machine learning initiatives. Does your enterprise have what it takes?
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.
5 Common GDPR Misconceptions
Commentary  |  5/16/2018
A company's effort to comply with GDPR don't end on May 25. The work is ongoing, tied to a recognition of privacy as a fundamental right.
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.
How to Kickstart Digital Transformation: Government Edition
News  |  5/15/2018
Private companies have conditioned us to expect instant response and services, so we expect that from government agencies, too. But government doesn't always have the same funding that private companies do. Here's how these enterprises are addressing their digital transformations.
Calculating Blockchain's Impact
Commentary  |  5/15/2018
It's time to consider: Does the technology promise hope or hype for society and business?
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.
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.
When Digital Transformation Becomes Digital Disappointment
Commentary  |  5/9/2018
Inflated expectations often lead to disappointing results when companies launch ambitious digital transformation initiatives.
MIT Chaplain: Emerging Tech Leaders Care About Ethics
News  |  5/9/2018
The Computer Age fueled the ever-accelerating pace of innovation, but as the Digital Age matures, there are plenty of discussions about tech ethics, especially in light of AI. Emerging tech leaders are more likely to include ethics as an integral part of innovation, according to MIT's first humanist chaplain, Greg Epstein. Here's why.
10 Leading Female CIOs
Slideshows  |  5/8/2018
While women are still underrepresented in IT, quite a few of the world's largest organizations have female CIOs.
IT is Great, Now itís Time to Pitch it That Way
News  |  5/4/2018
If you're in IT, stop saying you're stressed, you're busy, or you're tired. To attract new talent, IT professionals need to engage their communities and speak about the possibilities, not just the deterrents.
The Transformation of Detroit's IT: From Win XP to EMail that Works
News  |  5/2/2018
Beth Niblock moved to Detroit as CIO to transform the crumbling, antiquated IT operation and infrastructure. Here's what her team has accomplished in 4 years with the limited resources available to a city in bankruptcy.
Technology Tops List of Industry Talent Turnover Rates
News  |  5/2/2018
What do you get when you mix a highly demanded talent pool with a talent shortage? Turnover.
Bad Data: An Enterprise-level Threat
Commentary  |  5/2/2018
Being able to trust an autonomous system goes beyond ensuring that data is accurate; it also calls for understanding the origins of that data.
Follow the Action at Interop, Live on the InformationWeek News Desk
News  |  5/1/2018
Those who can't get to Interop in person can follow the activity live on the InformationWeek News Desk.
Showtime for Interop ITX 2018
News  |  4/30/2018
Stay tuned for InformationWeek's coverage of evolving technology concepts and IT leadership issues and opportunities throughout next week's Interop ITX conference.
AI and Careers: Predicting Where The Jobs Will Be
News  |  4/30/2018
Experts agree that artificial intelligence and automation will impact jobs -- eliminating many and creating some, too. Here's what a group of experts had to say during a Congressional hearing about just how AI will impact tomorrow's workforce.
Transparency Reshaping the Risk Management Landscape
Commentary  |  4/30/2018
New technologies give consumers and investors informed insights into a company's reputation.
How to Spin Up an AI Flywheel with Data
Commentary  |  4/30/2018
Gather as much data as you can about your customers, optimize metrics to address business questions, and build out your AI-based applications.
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?
GDPR: A Cost vs. Benefit Analysis
Commentary  |  4/23/2018
It's a mistake for companies to view compliance with GDPR as just a financial burden. There are real benefits to be had in understanding and protecting customer data.
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.
Managing Online Extortion and Other Tricky Relationships
News  |  4/20/2018
Speakers at the RSA Conference this week shared some advice on how business leaders can deal with hackers who are trying to extort payments from an organization.
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.
Culture, Like Technology, Is Changing at a Breakneck Pace
News  |  4/19/2018
If you thought your company culture was good or bad or a static thing within the organization, well, guess again.
What Iím Looking Forward to at Interop ITX 2018
Commentary  |  4/17/2018
An IT professionals maps out his tour of Interop ITX, coming up in two weeks.
Executives, Beware of Agile!
Commentary  |  4/16/2018
The successful shift to an agile organization isn't just about a mandate from above; management has to embrace agile as a way of doing business.
No More IT Islands
Commentary  |  4/13/2018
IT professionals no longer fit into the buckets of specialization that marketers and HR staffers love.
Why IT Professionals Move to Las Vegas
Commentary  |  4/12/2018
Las Vegas may well become the next high-tech hotbed as more IT talent and related investment flow into the city. On and off The Strip, there are all kinds of opportunities to cash in on digital transformation, from gaming to the maker movement and beyond. You may enjoy life more, too. Here's why.
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.
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.
Town of Cary Embraces the IoT to Serve Citizens
News  |  4/6/2018
Alexa, Waze, apps. Citizens are getting more tech savvy and city governments are struggling to keep up. North Carolina's Town of Cary has an award-winning strategy, though. We reveal what that is.
Why IT Costs Keep Rising (and How to Resist the Climb)
Commentary  |  4/6/2018
It will take a multi-pronged approach for IT organizations to stop the escalation of IT costs.
In Cyber-Defense, Good Enough is Far Better Than Perfect
Commentary  |  4/4/2018
Agile and DevOps concepts help businesses get the basics of applications to market quickly, and those same concepts can help prepare the military for its challenges.
Ethical Tech: Myth or Reality?
Commentary  |  4/4/2018
Technology innovation is accelerating and so are the impacts of technology on society. As machine intelligence gets baked into more products and services, as more human tasks become automated, and as more industries are disrupted, the tech industry needs to think differently. Here's why.
Tech Trends: Top 8 Priorities for IT
Slideshows  |  4/3/2018
Survey data from The Hackett Group show how IT leaders are supporting the business side of their organizations.
Five Traits to Look for in a Data Protection Officer
Commentary  |  4/3/2018
It's crucial for a data protection officer -- required under the EU's GDPR -- to have a enterprisewide view of an organization's stored data and how it is used, or not used.
A Cyber Breach Contingency Plan is Not Just the CIO's Responsibility
News  |  4/2/2018
Ask any CIO and they'll likely tell you one of their greatest fears is a data breach, and rightfully so. Having a plan in place for when the worst does happen and knowing there's a team of people to back you up should relieve some of the anxiety.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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