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Donít 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.
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.
Workforce Analytics Move Beyond HR
Commentary  |  5/14/2018
Workforce analytics have traditionally focused on HR's use of them when their value can actually have significant overall business impacts. Realizing this, more business leaders are demanding insights into workforce dynamics to unearth insights that weren't apparent before.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Government IT: Time to Catch Up
Commentary  |  2/27/2018
What's the most pressing issue in government IT? Well, the resistance to it.
5 Tech Trends for the Enterprise in 2018
News  |  2/15/2018
The Accenture Vision 2018 report has identified five trends for CIOs and other executives for the year ahead, including citizen AI, extended reality, and data veracity.
Careers in 2018: Tips from a Top Analytics Recruiter
News  |  2/8/2018
Top quantitative executive recruiter Linda Burtch of Burtchworks provides insight into how to keep yourself competitive in data science, business intelligence, and other analytics-related careers. Here's how to get ready for a future of new technology, including AI, natural language processing, and IoT.
5 Keys to Asking Better Questions of Data Scientists
Slideshows  |  2/1/2018
Some enterprises struggle to drive business value from data science efforts because the business and data scientists are not communicating or collaborating well. Here are five things you can do to improve the cross-functional relationships and ROI.
CDOs Prove Their Worth in an Analytics-Driven Business World
News  |  1/31/2018
Research shows that chief data officers are helping their organizations turn data into dollars.
10 Questions to Get Your Digital Transformation Strategy Right
Commentary  |  1/24/2018
Don't underestimate the scope and challenges of a digital transformation initiative.
Three Key Questions for Federal CIOs
Commentary  |  1/17/2018
The federal initiative to modernize IT systems raise questions that government CIOS -- in fact, all types of CIOs -- need to consider before launching a major project.
CIOs' Evolving Role: Think Revenue and Strategy
News  |  1/9/2018
It's no longer about just cutting costs. CIOs must figure out ways to monetize tech including data, and where newer systems like blockchain can fit strategically.
15 Highest-Paying Tech Jobs for 2018
Slideshows  |  10/17/2017
Executives, managers, mobile developers and people with the word "architect" in their title are at the top of the IT pay scale.
The Future of Data Science is Augmentation, not Automation
News  |  9/20/2017
Three industry leaders took the stage at SAS Analytics Experience and provided broad perspectives on how far we've come in analytics over the last 10 years and where we are today.
Top 10 Ways IT Sparks Innovation
Slideshows  |  9/6/2017
The pressure to become a digital business is pushing IT leaders to innovate more than ever before. Discover the areas they are focusing on to create change and digitally transform.
Fannie Mae Turns to DevOps for Speed and Efficiency
News  |  8/24/2017
The federal mortgage finance association becomes "Agile" to keep pace in a competitive field.
Air Force Intelligence Unit Goes Agile
News  |  6/30/2017
The US Air Force is determined to get more agile to produce applications that can be useful in times of conflict.
FireEye CEO Shares State of IT Threat Landscape
FireEye CEO Shares State of IT Threat Landscape
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2017
FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia talks about the state of the IT threat landscape and where enterprises should focus their attention when it comes to cybersecurity.
Digital Infrastructure for Cities Leads to Big Savings
News  |  6/16/2017
A Cisco report claims $2.3 trillion is waiting to be realized through digitized services, city management; cites Houston, Oslo, Barcelona as examples.
Energize Your Career in IT Leadership
Commentary  |  5/1/2017
The demands of a career in tech can overwhelm even the most successful IT leaders. Recharge by networking with peers and learning from expert speakers at InformationWeek's IT Leadership Summit.
Expanding a Culture of Innovation in Government
Commentary  |  4/10/2017
Governments have an opportunity to continue as leaders in innovation, but that role may require some changes in the leadership mindset and strategy.
10 Tech Jobs Set For Big Pay Raises In 2017
Slideshows  |  11/15/2016
Big data, security, and developer jobs are expected to get salary boosts in the coming year, according to Robert Half's 2017 Technology & IT Salary Guide. Here's a look at 10 hot jobs to watch.
Smart Cities Can Get More Out Of IoT, Gartner Finds
News  |  11/9/2016
While many smart cities are using IoT for transportation issues, there's a host of other initiatives these urban centers should start to address with the technology. Environmental and sustainability programs top a new list from Gartner.
AI, Cognitive Computing To Disrupt Enterprises: IDC
News  |  11/8/2016
IDC is forecasting big growth for cognitive computing and AI in the next 5 years. This infographic shows the growth, industries, and use-cases for these technologies.
BI Self-Service Analytics: IT's Next Top Priority
Commentary  |  10/27/2016
IT organizations should prioritize their self-service analytics tools projects to enable business users to experience the value of analytics and big data investments.
Gartner: IT Spending Will Hit $3.5 Trillion In 2017
News  |  10/20/2016
At its Symposium/ITxpo show, Gartner released new worldwide IT spending numbers that predict enterprises will spend up to $3.5 trillion on technology in 2017. That's an increase of about 3% over 2016, with much of that money going toward software and services.
10 Priorities, Concerns Facing State CIOs
Slideshows  |  10/3/2016
State CIOs are not immune to the enterprise transformation issues that are hitting IT organizations everywhere. Here's a look inside the trends at the state government level, from the annual NASCIO State CIO Survey for 2016.
Tech And Tasers: IT Support In Washington's Prison System
Commentary  |  9/29/2016
The 185 IT professionals at the Washington Department of Corrections support the needs of approximately 8,000 corrections officers and staffers and track some 33,000 assets -- including everything from iPhones to Tasers. Here's the story of how the organization revamped its IT support and service management tools and processes -- and the surprising culture changes that came about as a result.
US Coast Guard, CMU Team On Hoax Caller Crackdown
News  |  9/14/2016
The US Coast Guard is collaborating with experts in academia to help investigate the expensive problem of hoax callers. Machine learning is playing a vital role in their efforts.
Baton Rouge Flood Map: Using IT Know-How In Emergency Situations
News  |  8/30/2016
The Department of Information Services in Baton Rouge used geographic information systems and data from 911 calls, search-and-rescue efforts, and more to create a map visualization of the impact of recent floods in the region. The story is a prime example of how IT professionals can put their knowledge to work in emergency situations.
Wireless Broadband Alliance Launches WiFi Roaming Project
News  |  8/25/2016
The Wireless Broadband Alliance's City WiFi Roaming project aims to provide public WiFi users in cities around the globe with the ability to roam between different public wireless networks. Some of the host cities that are part of this public, private partnership include New York, San Francisco, and San Jose.
Gartner: Public Sector CIOs Need Digital Transformation Vision
News  |  8/19/2016
A report from IT research firm Gartner says public sector CIOs need to promote a compelling vision for digital transformation and make change inclusive. If successful, the results could transform the type of services government agencies can offer citizens.
Google Fiber Plots Wireless Service Despite Rollout Delays
News  |  8/16/2016
A new report finds that Google Fiber is being hampered by a slow and costly rollout of its physical high-speed internet service. To overcome delays and cost overruns, the company is reportedly looking at wireless alternatives.
Appeals Court Blocks FCC's Public Broadband Expansion Plans
News  |  8/11/2016
This week, a US appeals court ruled the FCC overstepped its bounds by trying to override state laws that prevent the creation of municipal broadband services. The FCC claimed these new services would provide jobs, as well as better service for businesses and individuals.
Google Fiber Planning Wireless Broadband Tests
News  |  8/11/2016
Google Fiber, the low-cost, high-speed broadband service provider, is planning a shift from physical pipes to wireless deployment of the web, according to an FCC filing.
Federal Source Code Policy Requires Agencies To Share Code
News  |  8/9/2016
The objective behind the White House's Federal Source Code policy is to ensure all agencies make custom-developed source code available for re-use across government. The aim is to make the government work more like developers in the private sector and to encourage sharing and collaboration.
'Mayhem' System Wins DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge
News  |  8/5/2016
An automated system called "Mayhem" took home the top prize in the Cyber Grand Challenge, sponsored by DARPA.
IBM: AI Should Stand For 'Augmented Intelligence'
News  |  8/4/2016
Answering the White House's call for input on artificial intelligence, IBM argues the technology should be designed to assist people rather than replace them.
Uber Drivers Under Algorithmic Management: Study
News  |  8/2/2016
A study of Uber drivers finds that the company's algorithms amount to managerial control. However, it's not clear whether Uber's arrangement with its drivers can be applied to other organizations, including IT-oriented industries.
Tesla's Future Plans: Trucks, Solar Batteries, Ride-Sharing
News  |  7/21/2016
Telsa CEO Elon Musk has unveiled his master plan. It calls for the company to expand into self-driving semi trucks, roof-mounted solar batteries, and ride-sharing initiatives.
Microsoft Prevails Over Government In Overseas Email Case
News  |  7/15/2016
The federal appeals court decision favors Microsoft's decision to refuse federal government access to email hosted on a server in Ireland, despite the issuance of a warrant. The case may push Congress to revamp laws in an era where data is stored in the cloud.
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