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Content posted in November 2019
5 Must-Have IT Infrastructure Automation Tools
Commentary  |  11/29/2019
There's no one tool that can do it all. But in the end, it is all about tools that provide maximum ROI within the given budget.
Adapt or Perish: Why Modernize IT Operations
Commentary  |  11/27/2019
Operations teams can learn to identify and act to remove roadblocks to necessary changes that might help organizations modernize more quickly.
Technical Debt: A Data Center Security Risk You Canít Afford
Commentary  |  11/27/2019
Legacy applications can leave massive security holes and must be dealt with, no matter how critical they are.
GPUs Continue to Dominate the AI Accelerator Market for Now
Commentary  |  11/27/2019
As enterprises embark on AI and machine learning strategies, chip makers like NVIDIA, Intel and AMD are battling to become the standard hardware providers.
Developing the Developer: How to Attract and Keep Top Talent
Commentary  |  11/27/2019
Organizations must have a clear business strategy that aligns software development to wider business objectives. Here are four tips to help in this effort.
Can an IT Department Function in a 4-Day Workweek Culture?
Commentary  |  11/26/2019
The idea of a companywide, 4-day workweek seems to have appeal to organizations and employees. But does it make sense for the IT department?
Strategies You Need to Make Digital Transformation Work
Slideshows  |  11/25/2019
CTOs, IT leaders, and executive management can use these examples to form their own master plans to transform their organizations and win.
How Data Collaboration Solves Big Dataís Biggest Problems
Commentary  |  11/25/2019
Imagine the possibilities of combining data across markets and industries without the cost and expertise barriers of implementing traditional data sharing.
Enterprise Guide to Data Privacy
Commentary  |  11/22/2019
Enterprise organizations could be hit with heavy fines if they don't comply with laws (current and upcoming) to protect their customers. CIOs and IT leaders: Are you ready?
Survey: Most Data Center Managers Rely on Outdated Security Practices
Commentary  |  11/22/2019
While experts aren't surprised, they recommend adding the latest tools to your security strategy now.
The Biggest Mistakes Made by Data Scientists
Commentary  |  11/22/2019
While the tools may change, the mistakes stay the same. Here are four common issues that IT leaders should be aware of when managing data science teams.
Dealing with IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tool Glut
Commentary  |  11/21/2019
The variety of siloed IT monitoring tools in an enterprise -- many of which overlap in terms of functionality -- makes the case for consolidation of the tools into a single package.
Businesses Arenít Ready for Californiaís Data Privacy Act
Commentary  |  11/20/2019
A year and a half after GDPR, California's own data privacy act will soon go into effect, but many businesses are unprepared. How can they get there?
CIOs Will Face Management and Cost Control Challenges in 2020
Commentary  |  11/20/2019
The new year will find IT leaders coping with business, technological and staff disruption issues. What will this mean for you?
When Planets Align: Edge Computingís Game-Changing Potential
Commentary  |  11/20/2019
Emerging technologies that leverage edge computing will take years -- potentially decades -- to emerge. The smart move is to wait for the hype to settle.
How IT Success Metrics Are Changing
Commentary  |  11/19/2019
Keeping the lights on isn't enough anymore. In this century, the IT department's goals must align with those of the business.
The Search for a Plan to Bolster DevSecOps Against Attacks
Commentary  |  11/18/2019
Developers under pressure to deploy may benefit from incorporating security resources into the tools they have on hand.
Watch Out: 7 Digital Disruptions for IT Leaders
News  |  11/18/2019
Here are seven digital disruptions that you may not see coming.
When Shorter Video Means Engaging Customers Longer
Commentary  |  11/18/2019
Digital video is popular, particularly for customer-facing applications. Here is what managers should consider to make video usage effective and efficient.
How CIOs Can Solve Their Crushing Talent Deficit
Commentary  |  11/18/2019
Rather than doubling down on recruitment advertising, here are five other ways that IT leaders can mitigate their tech talent shortage.
Equifax and FICO on Applying Machine Learning to Open Data
Commentary  |  11/15/2019
Credit rating organizations explore different approaches to understanding a flood of transaction information.
IT Ecosystems Have Come of Age: Has Your Organization?
Commentary  |  11/15/2019
To navigate the new world of IT ecosystems, forward-thinking IT leaders need to embrace organizational transformation -- and avoid making these five mistakes.
Stalled Enterprise AI Gets Unstuck from Surprising Source
News  |  11/14/2019
Enterprises have stalled in deploying AI to production, but platform investments from commercial providers may help them wrangle their open source models.
Why Businesses Should Adopt an AI Code of Ethics -- Now
Commentary  |  11/14/2019
AI has been abused as part of disinformation campaigns, accused of perpetuating biases, and criticized for overstepping privacy bounds. Let's address this.
How to Keep Pace with Agile Development Trends
Commentary  |  11/13/2019
The Agile model and its adopters are moving forward rapidly. Here's how you can stay on top of the latest improvements.
How to Build an Optimal Machine Learning Team
Commentary  |  11/13/2019
An effective ML team is constantly evolving based on many different factors. Assess your specific needs and use cases before putting a team into action.
10 Data and Analytics Trends for 2020
News  |  11/12/2019
Data and analytics are permeating all parts of the digital enterprise. Here are the trends you need to watch in the years ahead.
Robotic Process Automation: 4 Key Considerations
Commentary  |  11/12/2019
Project sponsors and managers of automation initiatives should carefully consider building these elements into their projects from the outset.
Why It's Nice to Know What Can Go Wrong with AI
Commentary  |  11/11/2019
The mistakes and lessons learned early in the lifecycle of AI will serve all of us well in the future.
Top 5 Post-Cloud Migration Tips
Commentary  |  11/11/2019
If businesses are aware of the potential post-migration challenges ahead of time, they will be more prepared to take the necessary steps to prevent them.
The Hunt for the 'Goldilocks Zone' in Tech and Data Policy
Commentary  |  11/9/2019
During a preview of CES 2020, Gary Shapiro spoke about finding a balance between legislation and leeway for technology implementation.
Study Proposes 5 Primary Traits of Innovation Leaders
Commentary  |  11/8/2019
In a survey commissioned by Mastercard, Harvard Business Review drilled down on the key attributes that drive actions of innovators.
Neural Architecture Search Could Tune AIís Algorithmic Heart
Commentary  |  11/8/2019
If this approach gains traction, it could have a disruptive impact on the standard practice of data science.
How to Overcome Common Setbacks in IT Automation
Commentary  |  11/8/2019
Don't automate for the sake of automating. Identify which tasks/processes will experience automation benefits that outweigh its upfront and recurring costs.
What Happens When You Inject Security into DevOps: DevSecOps
Commentary  |  11/7/2019
If you think that the security reviews that your DevOps team conducts are enough, give it another thought.
Getting to Cloud, What are the Key Factors?
Commentary  |  11/7/2019
Lessons learned from migrating a major bank's entire application portfolio to the cloud.
How to Fail: Digital Transformation Mistakes
News  |  11/6/2019
Don't make these nine digital transformation mistakes that will slow down your efforts to be competitive in a new era.
Is the Computer Science Degree Dead?
Commentary  |  11/6/2019
Recent trends point to a decline in traditional education due to changing views and alternative education opportunities.
Q&A: IBM Cloud CTO Hillery Hunter Talks Hybrid, Multi-Cloud
Commentary  |  11/5/2019
Organizations may find themselves at the center of increasingly complex cloud environments stitched together from different services.
Top-Paying U.S. Cities for Data Scientists and Data Analysts
Slideshows  |  11/5/2019
If you're a data scientist, you'll earn the most money on one of the coasts, but data analysts will do better looking for jobs in the center of the country.
Dealing with Multi-Cloud Data Complexity
Commentary  |  11/5/2019
IT leaders need to understand that a problem exists and then think through approaches. Once they do that, the technology to employ is easier to figure out. Here's some guidance.
How IT Supports the Data Science Operation
Commentary  |  11/4/2019
Data science and IT no longer are separate disciplines. Think of it as a partnership.
AI in E-Commerce: Risk or Competitive Advantage?
Commentary  |  11/4/2019
If AI lets you implement discriminatory pricing or restrict access to a product based on a customer's race, age or gender, should you?
10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020
Slideshows  |  11/1/2019
Here are the technology trends CIOs and IT leaders need to watch next year, according to Gartner.
Forrester Analyst: Next Gen of Information Fabric Is Close
Commentary  |  11/1/2019
It is time to stop building monolithic systems and start weaving new data fabric that can manage information dynamically, according to Forrester's Michele Goetz.


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