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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
Beware the Dangers of 'Drive Thru' Analytics
Commentary  |  3/15/2018
Cutting corners isn't the path to analytics success. Data science requires an enterprise commitment.
Reshaping Skillsets in the Age of Analytics
Commentary  |  3/15/2018
Automation and greater involvement by business managers with the analytics team are just a couple of the changes that are in store for data science.
Protection from Software Publishers Ripping You Off
Commentary  |  3/15/2018
Do you ever wonder why software licenses are so complicated, and what you can do about them?
How Valuable Is Your Company's Data?
Commentary  |  3/14/2018
Organizations consider data one of their most valuable assets, but exactly, how much is that data worth? Most business leaders can't answer the question yet. But venture capitalists, financial analysts and board members increasingly want to know.
From Measurement to Insight: Put DevOps Metrics to Work
Commentary  |  3/14/2018
When you can measure the results of your DevOps program, that's where the magic happens.
The Evolution Away from Conversational User Interfaces
Commentary  |  3/13/2018
Those digital devices that get you through the day will get less chatty and more focused on working for you.
7 Techniques for Successful Digital Transformation Initiatives
Commentary  |  3/13/2018
Seven techniques that will help create natural project checkpoints, stakeholder feedback loops, and system adjustments throughout your digital transformation initiative.
Creating an Open Source Program for Your Company
Commentary  |  3/12/2018
An experienced open source expert offers some tips for how to succeed with open source software, starting with an open source project office.
6 Ways to Get Users to Love Self-Service Analytics
News  |  3/12/2018
If your enterprise wants to spread self-service analytics throughout the organization, buying the platform or tool is just the first step. It's just as important to get people to actually use it. Here's how some successful companies are doing it.
Blockchain Roadblocks Hinder Content Protection
Commentary  |  3/12/2018
Multiple obstacles must be overcome before blockchain can arrive as a mainstream technology, as shown by copyright authentication challenges.
5 Tips for Developing a Cloud Security Strategy
Commentary  |  3/9/2018
If you are getting started with the cloud or just concerned about security, here are five steps to consider in your security strategy.
15 Best Places to Work in Technology
Slideshows  |  3/8/2018
These tech firms get the best ratings and reviews from current and former employees.
Conversational AI is Ready for Prime Time
Commentary  |  3/6/2018
Don't lump the various types of AI-based technologies into one basket. There are differences among them, as a look at call center tech highlights.
DevOps Futures: SREs, Re-Skilling, and New-Ops
News  |  3/6/2018
It's time to ditch the phrase no-ops. DevOps gives IT the opportunity to expand their current skill sets in new roles and become better leaders by managing cross-functional teams. No, all we see are new-ops.
How New Technologies Can Spell Disaster
Commentary  |  3/5/2018
IT compensation expert David Foote warns that outdated HR models threaten to destroy companies as they try to implement emerging IT concepts.
How Biased AI is Holding Us Back, and Two Things We Can Do About it
Commentary  |  3/5/2018
Like Hollywood and Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley and the tech world must step up to combat entrenched biases.
Tips for Transitioning into an Agile Project Manager
Commentary  |  3/5/2018
Project managers don't have to be left out in the cold when a company moves to agile development. Here are some tips for how a project manager can contribute to the company's success.
Why Operationalizing Analytics is So Difficult
Commentary  |  3/2/2018
Plenty of companies have plenty of data and plenty of analytics tools, but they fall short when it comes to converting analytics results into action.
9 Challenges Slowing Blockchain Deployment
Slideshows  |  3/1/2018
Enterprises that want to get started with blockchain will need to be prepared to overcome significant barriers - both organizational and technological.
Top Talent Doesnít Want to Work on Your Old Technology
Commentary  |  3/1/2018
Employers have to understand that employees -- young and old -- are accustomed to using digital tools as consumers, and they expect their companies to utilize technology concepts such as cloud computing, DevOps and open source software.
Extending Your Reality
Commentary  |  2/28/2018
Non-traditional technologies shaping the future of business include virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality.
4 Ways Companies Impede Their Analytics Efforts
Commentary  |  2/28/2018
Consider these four barriers to success when moving forward with your data analytics initiative.
Setting up Your OT and Data Teams for Success
Commentary  |  2/26/2018
Organizations implementing the Industrial Internet of Things can't burden data scientists with cleaning up huge volumes of dirty data.
Donít Lift and Shift Big Data Analytics, Lift and Optimize
Commentary  |  2/26/2018
Advancing through the digital era with a greater use of self-service analytics doesn't mean that you have to trash proven analytics tools and techniques.
Rethinking IT: Why Computer Scientists Should Care about Art, Chemistry and Biology
Commentary  |  2/23/2018
Career advice for computer scientists and IT professionals: Talk to, listen to, and work with your peers in a multi-disciplinary environment.
The Cloud Builds on Hard-Earned Credibility
Commentary  |  2/23/2018
Cloud computing has overcome some tough resistance over the years, but it has gained acceptance and proven it's value. Now IT pros have to make sure that cloud technology is applied the right way, delivering the solutions that business managers need.
How to Begin Integrating AI into Data Center Operations
News  |  2/21/2018
Data center automation is inevitable. Here's how to do it right from the beginning.
Avoid These Pitfalls to Get Maximum Value from Data Science
Commentary  |  2/21/2018
Data science techniques are getting better, cheaper, and easier to use. Even small and medium sized organizations can now tap these technologies. But, if you fail to properly introduce, support, and integrate data science capabilities, a lot of money can be wasted.
An Intuitive UI: Not Just for End Users
Commentary  |  2/20/2018
Having a simple, understandable user interface on an application aids user acceptance, and even considerations such as interoperability and security.
5 Reasons Data Scientists Should Adopt DevOps Practices
Slideshows  |  2/19/2018
Enterprise software development teams have historically had trouble ensuring the code that runs well on a developer's machine also runs well in production. DevOps has promoted more collaboration between developers and IT operations. Data scientists and data science teams face similar challenges, which DevOps concepts can help address.
Overdue Notice: Data Gets the Attention it has Long Deserved
Commentary  |  2/16/2018
Senior executives who have been making hollow promises about embracing data-driven strategies need to be convinced that now is the time for real action. Here are some ways that data professionals can gain the support they need.
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.
For IT in 2018, Think Change and Change Again
Commentary  |  2/15/2018
Even with the ongoing new developments in core technologies, IT organizations are facing dramatic changes in how they work in 2018 as they embrace new business concepts and strategies.
Cisco Report: A Story of Cloud Endings and Beginnings
Commentary  |  2/14/2018
While some aspects of the cloud, such as migrations, are rapidly coming to a close, new avenues are beginning to open.
Ebates Migrates the Data Analytics Stack: SQL Server to Hadoop
News  |  2/14/2018
Ebates, the business that provides discounts and incentives to customers of online retailers, needed to move from its SQL server to a system with more processing capacity. The Hadoop cluster it chose fit the bill and provided some unexpected benefits.
Taking the Brakes off the Internet of Things
Commentary  |  2/14/2018
If you get the sense that Internet of Things adoption is sluggish, consider that it is going through a normal process.
How AR/VR Analytics May Help Your Business
Slideshows  |  2/13/2018
Alternative and virtual realities provide organizations with new opportunities to reimagine product demos, employee training and more. As the systems collect and generate data, there are opportunities to use the new streams in innovative ways.
The Future of Information Technology is Intelligence
Commentary  |  2/12/2018
Traditional IT has to make way for the intelligence-based business model.
Technology Debt Crisis 2025
Commentary  |  2/12/2018
Consider all the code written over 50 years and all the places it's running. Add to that all the code we will write in the coming years. That is technology debt.
Net Neutrality: Why itís Vital for Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  2/9/2018
The FCC's recent net neutrality ruling has the potential to expose enterprises engaged in digital business, as well as cloud companies and their customers, to high premiums for their Internet access.
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.
Think, Do We Rule Technology, or Does Tech Rule Us?
Commentary  |  2/8/2018
A nugget in CompTIA's predictions for 2018 raises awareness of a somewhat dark side of technology, and the questions we should be asking ourselves.
Why Businesses Must Think About Voice Interfaces, Now
Commentary  |  2/7/2018
Alexa's popularity among consumers serves as a wake-up call for businesses. Eventually, voice interfaces will replace keyboards, taps and swipes, but organizations must be wary of approaching voice interface design the same way they've approached web and mobile design. Before you begin, consider these points.
Over 60% of Organizations Have no Formal Transformation Strategy
Commentary  |  2/6/2018
Many organizations are still ill-prepared to master the digital journey, according to research.
Full-Stack Engineer: 3 Key Skills
Commentary  |  2/6/2018
Interop ITX expert Scott Lowe explains the growing demand for infrastructure generalists.
10 Things You Need to Know About Kubernetes
Slideshows  |  2/6/2018
This open source container orchestration platform looks like it's on its way to becoming a de facto standard.
Will Digital Transformation Create or Eliminate Enterprise IT Jobs?
Commentary  |  2/5/2018
So, the question arises: Is digital transformation good for the IT professional's career?
Scaling Agile with Agility: A Focus on Teams
Commentary  |  2/5/2018
Expanding a successful department-level agile initiative across an enterprise requires an agile project approach of its own.
Making AI Safe for Civilized Society
Commentary  |  2/2/2018
There are plenty of concerns about the safety of artificial intelligence, and it's up to humans to set the standards for safe uses of the technology.
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