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No Cloud is Perfect, So Be Prepared
News  |  3/24/2017  | 
Enterprise IT managers have to accept that cloud outages will occur, and have strategies to keep core systems running.
How to Find the Right Fit in IT Hiring
Commentary  |  3/23/2017  | 
When it comes to hiring IT professionals, technical skills are important, but don't overlook the culture match.
Maritz IT's Journey: From Sinkhole to Full Business Partner
News  |  3/23/2017  | 
Gerry Imhoff knew things had to change, but it would need to be a culture change, not a new generation of technology.
8 Business Benefits of Adopting DevOps
Slideshows  |  3/23/2017  | 
Embracing DevOps approaches can help organizations improve agility, increase revenues, lower costs, and become more competitive.
How to Do DevOps in Old-School Organizations
Commentary  |  3/22/2017  | 
The best approach to DevOps is one step at a time, and that is particularly true for a well-established enterprise.
RightScale's State of Cloud: Cut Wasted Use
News  |  3/22/2017  | 
RightScale issued its sixth annual State of the Cloud report and found Docker a top DevOps tool, but concerns about 30% usage cloud waste.
Six Tips for Extracting Big Data Insights
Commentary  |  3/22/2017  | 
The CEO of advertising agency Hawthorne Direct offers some tips for marketers as well as the data and IT pros who have to support those marketing initiatives.
3 Data Governance Challenges Today's Companies Face
Commentary  |  3/21/2017  | 
Data governance policies are full of holes that can become expensive pitfalls. We explain some of the stumbling blocks.
Straighten the Flow of DevOps with Data
Commentary  |  3/21/2017  | 
An effective DevOps program relies on application data to highlight patterns such as which features users rely upon.
Cloudbleed: Final Damage Assessment Still Pending
Commentary  |  3/21/2017  | 
Cloudflare CEO Prince has published a persuasive case that Cloudbleed hasn't caused any detectable damage. Let's go slow on that.
The Hardest Part of Digitization: Cultural Change
Commentary  |  3/21/2017  | 
Companies that fail to come up with a clear strategy and roadmap face the risk of being stranded in organizational inertia.
4 Reasons CIOs Need to Attend Interop ITX
News  |  3/20/2017  | 
Consider just a few of the reasons a CIO should join the rest of their IT team at Interop ITX, instead of staying back at the office this year.
Cloud Benefits: Liberty Group Tech Chief Knows What They Are
News  |  3/20/2017  | 
When The Liberty Group found increasing demand for its services in 2012, it rehired Rob Hiltbrand to take it to the cloud.
Big Data, Big Future: 3 Next-Gen Career Opportunities
Commentary  |  3/20/2017  | 
In a super-connected world, the data we are generating makes big data an inviting career field for young people.
Integrate Serverless With Your On-Premise IT Operations
News  |  3/17/2017  | 
AbbVie architect Keith Townsend will discuss how serverless functions in the cloud can be meshed with IT operations on premises when he presents at Interop ITX.
CIOs Should Make 5 Changes to IT Funding in an Age of Digitization
Commentary  |  3/17/2017  | 
Historical approaches to IT funding and the mechanisms used to prioritize and track technology spending do not support the changes that new technology initiatives require.
Should You Fire Conscientious Objectors?
Commentary  |  3/16/2017  | 
When it's time to embrace organizational change, leaders may be faced with the reality of how to handle what may be well-reasoned questions and resistance from some subordinates.
Open Source in the Enterprise: Challenges and Myths
Commentary  |  3/16/2017  | 
Open source is all the rage, but isn't exactly easy to adopt. An Interop ITX speaker offers some tips.
Analytics Can Solve Big Data Center Challenges
Commentary  |  3/15/2017  | 
Data centers are only getting more complex, but you can get a handle on them with the combined use of data center analytics and automation.
Best Practices in Information Governance Enforcement
Commentary  |  3/15/2017  | 
Technology is a necessary piece in an information governance program, but you also need to employ best practices that will help with enforcement.
A Cloud Move Means Big Changes for IT Operations
News  |  3/14/2017  | 
At Interop ITX, JP Morgenthal of CSC will describe what changes when it comes to operations management in a move to the cloud.
The Importance of the Partner Ecosystem in Your Storage Solution
Partner Perspectives  |  3/14/2017  | 
Relying on a vendor that appreciates and fuels the symbiotic relationship between upstream and downstream communities can pay strong dividends to those investing in today's storage solutions.
Scaling Up Scala: Why We Started a Bootcamp for New Developers
Commentary  |  3/14/2017  | 
When it's tough to find developers with experience and training in a specific programming language, consider doing an in-house boot camp.
Future of Data Summit Tackles AI, Machine Learning
Commentary  |  3/14/2017  | 
Learn about how real-world enterprise organizations are advancing projects in AI, machine learning, virtual reality, and more, to add value for consumers and drive revenues.
Infographic: The State of DevOps in 2017
Infographics  |  3/13/2017  | 
Is DevOps helping organizations reduce costs and time-to-market for software releases? What's getting in the way of DevOps adoption? Find out in this InformationWeek and Interop ITX infographic on the state of DevOps in 2017.
Reach the Data-Driven Summit: 6 Things to Know
Commentary  |  3/13/2017  | 
Becoming a data-driven organization requires finding the right combination of people, processes, and technology to enable a data-driven culture.
Interop ITX Preview: Top IT Career Resources
Commentary  |  3/13/2017  | 
In a sneak preview to presentations taking place Interop ITX, career development expert Katy Tynan offered tips and resources for getting ahead in IT.
Docker Shifts Toward the Enterprise
Commentary  |  3/13/2017  | 
With Docker having announced a more enterprise focused product line, now is the time to compare each of the Docker platform versions so you have a better sense of your options.
How Other Industries Can Learn from IoT Use by Insurers
Commentary  |  3/13/2017  | 
Insurers’ IoT strategies are proving to be effective as they enable greater connectivity. Here are three current IoT strategies used among insurers, along with insight as to what other industries can learn from them.
Elevating Women in Tech: Practical Strategies
Commentary  |  3/10/2017  | 
Addressing the under-representation of women as technical practitioners, Interop ITX speaker Patricia Dugan outlines some of the issues that the IT and tech sectors need to address.
Google Cloud Polishes Its Appeal To Enterprise
News  |  3/10/2017  | 
At its Next conference in San Francisco. Google outlined some of the ways it is using a $30-billion investment to increase its footprint in the enterprise cloud sector.
Why Collaboration is Critical in Technology Acquisition
Commentary  |  3/9/2017  | 
New technologies and solutions are compelling, so compelling that little thought may go into what will make them successful. Solutions architects can help, but they need help from IT and the business. Thought leaders, including an Interop ITX speaker, share advice.
The Secret Sauce to Delivering Exceptional Customer Experiences
Commentary  |  3/8/2017  | 
Networking company Ciena developed an internal strategy to improve it's customer relationships.
Twitter Chat: Tips for Embracing DevOps
News  |  3/8/2017  | 
If you are just getting started with DevOps or you want to take your DevOps initiative to the next level, join InformationWeek and Interop ITX for a Twitter chat on Thursday.
Cookie Law vs. GDPR: What's the Difference?
Commentary  |  3/8/2017  | 
If you are wondering what to do to prepare for the EU's GDPR, the best advice is simply logical.
Implementing DevOps Without Containers
Commentary  |  3/8/2017  | 
Too many organizations equate DevOps to the use of containers. Some even stop with containers and miss the full potential of a complete DevOps practice. Indeed, containers can be part of DevOps, but DevOps success can be achieved without the use of containers at all. This article explores how.
Transformation is About a Culture, Not a Project
Commentary  |  3/7/2017  | 
While some people are just starting to talk about digital transformation, Intuit has been embracing transformation -- in the corporate and IT sense -- for decades, as Interop ITX speaker Olga Braylovskiy explains.
Is Amazon's Growth Running A Little Out Of Control?
Commentary  |  3/7/2017  | 
AWS operations explains that it was tougher to restart its S3 index system this time than the last time they tried to restart it.
10 New Make-or-Break Priorities for the CIO
Slideshows  |  3/7/2017  | 
As the move toward digital innovation continues, CIOs are increasingly challenged from all angles and with new responsibilities and new technologies.
Red Hat Expert: OpenStack May Not Be As Complex As You Think
Commentary  |  3/6/2017  | 
Red Hat's principal cloud architect says you can get into OpenStack, one step at a time, accomplishing business objectives along the way.
Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems
Commentary  |  3/6/2017  | 
If you are thinking about moving applications off a mainframe and over to open systems and the cloud, consider these guidelines to prioritize what to move and what to eliminate.
In Appreciation: Howard A. Schmidt
News  |  3/3/2017  | 
Former cybersecurity coordinator to President Obama, and renowned veteran of the security industry, passed away Thursday.
Measuring DevOps: The Key Metrics That Matter
Commentary  |  3/2/2017  | 
Determining DevOps' ultimate value to an organization is essential for receiving maximum benefits.
Serverless Computing Isn't Simple to Explain
Commentary  |  3/2/2017  | 
Serverless computing is a concept that's difficult to encapsulate in a few short words, as illustrated in our expert discussion.
What Tech Can Learn about Talent from the Trades
Commentary  |  3/2/2017  | 
Tech professionals might be surprised to learn that tech and the trades face a similar challenge: an impending talent gap.
Deploying Containers to the Cloud: Many Options
News  |  3/1/2017  | 
At Interop ITX 2017, a container deployment expert will demonstrate how users can select an option for moving containers to the cloud.
Rapid Tech Change Challenges IT Leaders
Commentary  |  3/1/2017  | 
Agility is the name of the game for today's IT organizations, but keeping up with the rapid pace of change is difficult. We explain what's holding IT back.
How I Pulled Myself Out of the Waterfall
Commentary  |  2/28/2017  | 
Mark Thiele hates waterfalls. Not the ones found in nature, of course, but the traditional, sequential method of software development known as the waterfall model, in which a project flows downhill from one group to another in slow, rigid stages.
Three Major Trends Shaping the Future of Machine Learning
Commentary  |  2/28/2017  | 
Many new machine learning technologies, architectures, and algorithms being proposed, but here are three macro trends that will become game changers in ML.
Build the Right Team for Big Data Success
News  |  2/28/2017  | 
You may have been successful with a center of excellence for your business intelligence or analytics practice. But big data success requires a different approach, a bus.
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