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Technology Can Reduce the Cognitive Overload in the C-Suite
Commentary  |  9/19/2017  | 
As analytics-based technologies mature they promise to better guide executive decisions by delivering only the most relevant information.
IT Department Hiring Now at Zero Growth
News  |  9/19/2017  | 
There may be evidence that the movement to cloud computing and workplace automation is slowing IT hiring.
TrueAbility Aims to Reinvent IT Certifications
Commentary  |  9/19/2017  | 
In an age of cloud computing and rapidly emerging technologies it's time for new approaches to IT certifications.
Top 10 Challenges IT Faces Heading Into 2018
Slideshows  |  9/18/2017  | 
While IT teams seem to face similar obstacles every year (talent shortages, tight budgets), the technology and methods they use to meet those challenges are rapidly improving and evolving.
4 Tips From a Millennial Leader on Finding Great Talent
Commentary  |  9/18/2017  | 
Hiring great employees means looking beyond the resume into how they solve problems and address goals, as this millennial executive at Workday explains.
Plante Moran Takes Agile Approach During Microsoft Cloud Migration
Plante Moran Takes Agile Approach During Microsoft Cloud Migration
InformationWeek Videos  |  9/18/2017  | 
Amy Moore, rapid application development team leader for Plante Moran visited the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX to take us through their process for moving their nearly 10-year-old legacy intranet over to the Microsoft suite of cloud products.
One Point the Equifax Breach Drives Home
News  |  9/18/2017  | 
Equifax blamed its recent high-profile breach on the Apache Struts Web Framework. As software delivery cycles shrink, developers have to rely on more third-party components, libraries and frameworks. When they do, what are their liabilities and responsibilities?
A New Era of OpenStack
Commentary  |  9/15/2017  | 
The chairman of the OpenStack Foundation outlines some of the steps the organization is taking to support a growing interest in OpenStack.
3 Tips for Making Better Investments in Security
Commentary  |  9/15/2017  | 
Information security's role is becoming more strategic, but its approach to making investment decisions hasn't kept pace. To better align security investments with enterprise strategy, IT and security leaders must stay focused on the right risks, add rigor to decision making processes, and give stakeholders opportunities for input.
The Next-Generation IT Help Desk is Achievable Today
Commentary  |  9/14/2017  | 
The new enterprise IT help desk features bots, cloud monitoring, and consolidated views into problems, and it can be implemented today.
Cloud Computing Spurs Hybrid Architecture Adoption
News  |  9/14/2017  | 
Enterprises turn to the hybrid cloud for disaster recovery, data archiving and other applications.
3 Ways Blockchain is Changing Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  9/14/2017  | 
The tech sector is looking at new uses for blockchain, and information security is one area that holds promise.
Competing on Analytics: 2017
News  |  9/13/2017  | 
Analytics thought leader Tom Davenport revisits Competing on Analytics, 10 years after his book on the topic was originally published. We ask him what has changed in that time during this interview.
12 DevOps Terms You Need to Know
Slideshows  |  9/13/2017  | 
Before taking that big step into DevOps, here are 12 core DevOps terms you'll want to understand.
Digital Transformation Done Right
Commentary  |  9/13/2017  | 
A successful digital transformation initiative starts with an organization's leadership instilling a culture that supports the idea of the entire business operating under one digital strategy.
Consumers Leave No Doubt: People over Chatbots
News  |  9/12/2017  | 
People complain that virtual agents are too impersonal and can't handle complex requests.
'We Really Don't Know Clouds At All'
Commentary  |  9/12/2017  | 
Just how quickly are enterprises moving workloads to the cloud? InformationWeek is searching for the answer.
Alexa for the Enterprise? Not Yet, but Itís Coming
Commentary  |  9/12/2017  | 
Now that you might be accustomed to using Siri, Alexa, Cortana or Google Assistant in your personal life, consider the potential for voice technology in the enterprise.
Design Expert: The Secrets to Better User Interfaces
Commentary  |  9/11/2017  | 
Designer Scott Schaedle feels that user interfaces would look and function much better if developers simply followed a handful of good design practices.
Supercomputers Aim to Predict Hurricane Damage House by House
News  |  9/11/2017  | 
A University of Texas supercomputer offers hope to help save lives when the next hurricane hits land.
Set the Right Foundation for Applications with Improved CX
Commentary  |  9/11/2017  | 
IT teams can salvage the value of legacy systems while pivoting to a new foundation offering better customer experiences.
Rackspace, OpenStack and the Multiplicity of Clouds
News  |  9/8/2017  | 
While some wish to view OpenStack as a failure, the open source initiative serves a purpose and is a fit for a growing number of organizations.
Hurricanes: Risk Analytics in a World of Uncertainty
News  |  9/7/2017  | 
The already-devastating hurricane season highlights the need for predictive analytical models that account for exceptional events.
Next on the Chopping Block, Administrative Assistants
News  |  9/6/2017  | 
You probably have noticed that the number of administrative assistants has declined over the years. Now, digital assistants and outsourcers may be ready to replace those who remain.
You Can Reconcile Bimodal IT with DevOps
Commentary  |  9/6/2017  | 
Enterprises may be faced with a choice between Bi-Modal IT and DevOps, but maybe the two can live together.
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.
How Smart Is Artificial Intelligence Really?
Commentary  |  9/6/2017  | 
SAS CTO Oliver Schabenberger counters Tesla founder Elon Musk's description of artificial intelligence as the scariest problem.
Drone Mapping Data Changes Business Economics
News  |  9/5/2017  | 
Drone mapping data can dramatically impact the profitability of certain businesses. Should you include it in your business app? Consider these points.
Launching a New Office Overseas? Engineer It for Success
Commentary  |  9/5/2017  | 
Having learned from his experience opening an operation in Norway, Tapad's Jeff Olchovy shares his advice to others planning overseas expansion.
A Hat Doesnít Make a Captain: 3 Traits of a C-Suite Genius
Commentary  |  9/4/2017  | 
What makes an executive successful? Consider traits such as risk taking and never relying on the status quo.
You Are Doing Analytics Wrong: Here Is Why
Commentary  |  9/1/2017  | 
Analytics ROI often falls short because businesses overlook important parts of the process.
The Forgotten Secret to DevOps Success: Measurement
Commentary  |  8/31/2017  | 
Measuring the end-to-end DevOps value stream is the key to delivering value and tracking its ROI and allocating resources.
Find the Digital Skills Your Company Needs to Succeed
Commentary  |  8/31/2017  | 
Reaching business goals, even surviving in an era of disruption, requires a tech-smart workforce.
In the Aftermath of a Cyberattack
Commentary  |  8/30/2017  | 
As hackers continue ramping up their attacks everyone involved in IoT -- manufacturers, integrators, and customers -- has to improve their defenses.
Organizations Struggle with Time to Value for BI
News  |  8/30/2017  | 
New research from TDWI highlights the obstacles analytics projects face and suggests best practices for overcoming those challenges.
An IT Story: From Supporting Role to Business Partner
News  |  8/29/2017  | 
An IoT project in a manufacturing plant helped to change the role of the IT group at French auto supplier Faurecia.
How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact B2B Commerce
Commentary  |  8/29/2017  | 
The evolution of artificial intelligence promises massive changes in how commerce gets done and customer relationships.
Avoid the Danger Zone of Metrics
Commentary  |  8/28/2017  | 
Organizations love metrics, particularly those that show success, but it's crucial to define metrics that truly track progress toward corporate goals.
Are You Really Ready for Intelligent Automation?
Commentary  |  8/28/2017  | 
AI and automation are being combined in different ways to complete tasks more efficiently than humans. Every business will be impacted by intelligent automation sooner than may be apparent, so the time to think about it is now.
What IT Spending Forecasts Tell Us About the Future of IT
News  |  8/25/2017  | 
IT spending patterns make it clear that we are in a software and cloud-based world.
Fannie Mae Tackles DevSecOps
Fannie Mae Tackles DevSecOps
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/24/2017  | 
Fannie Mae's focus on the customer led them to a DevSecOps strategy that won 1st place in the InformationWeek IT Excellence DevOps category.
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.
A Contrarian View on Automation
Commentary  |  8/24/2017  | 
Beware the overly optimistic ROI estimate when it comes to an automation initiative.
3 Ways to Create a Strategic Framework for AI Adoption
Commentary  |  8/23/2017  | 
CIOs need to help leaders understand how AI will really impact their spaces and take steps to using AI to help achieve long-term business objectives.
Six IT Talent Priorities for a Digital Strategy
Commentary  |  8/23/2017  | 
Building teams to execute on a digital strategy isn't just about hiring talent; companies have to rethink how they collaborate, manage processes, and reward people.
10 Best US Cities for Tech Jobs in 2017
Slideshows  |  8/22/2017  | 
These metro areas have seen the biggest gains in software jobs over the last five years. You might be surprised by where some cities rank, and which noted tech employer missed the cut.
Why I Gave My Engineering Team a Chance for a Do-Over
Commentary  |  8/22/2017  | 
Transforming to a microservices architecture requires coordination across all disciplines. It won't be easy, but it promises plenty of benefits.
Insurance Struggles with Lead Gen & Data Analytics
News  |  8/22/2017  | 
Insurance agencies struggle to reach new prospects. To adapt to changing markets, they must overcome challenges with data integration, data quality, and systems fragmentation.
How the Cloud Can Help Cure Cancer
Commentary  |  8/21/2017  | 
The experience of Angelina Jolie highlights how cloud computing can help address cancer by cutting the cost of genomic sequencing and enabling data sharing.
Cloud Vendor Lock-In a Risk Worth Taking
News  |  8/21/2017  | 
New Forrester research finds that prices for AWS and Azure are still competitive, but customers should be wary of lock-in on SasS products such as Salesforce and Oracle.
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