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Content tagged with Software posted in January 2017
Agile Is King, But Continuous Integration Is An Elusive Goal
News  |  1/31/2017
A Dimension Data survey of development professionals found most enterprises have adopted agile methods, but only 14% can update hourly.
Break Down Those Silos To Gain Business Agility
Commentary  |  1/31/2017
If you want your enterprise to be agile, look first at your data silos -- silos packed with information -- that keep people and departments from communicating effectively.
Target CIO Transforms Retailer With In-house Talent, Agile
News  |  1/27/2017
Target hired Tesco veteran Mike McNamara 18 months ago as CIO and Chief Digital Officer to transform the company's IT and software development organization. Here's what he did.
5 Security Considerations For The Hybrid Cloud
Commentary  |  1/27/2017
Even though your infrastructure, applications, and data are off in the cloud, don't assume that you are off the hook when it comes to compliance. You are still responsible for that data.
Big Data Leadership: CIO, CAO, Or Maybe The Big Dog
Commentary  |  1/27/2017
In the discussion over who should lead a corporate big data initiative, maybe it should be someone other than the CIO, CAO, or CDO.
Bridging the Hybrid Developer Divide
Commentary  |  1/26/2017
While companies strive to evolve and innovate with concepts such as cloud and DevOps, one challenge is to keep pace with new skills in the IT group.
Maintaining Team Focus In The Digital Maelstrom
Commentary  |  1/26/2017
For all of the devices and applications that are designed to make workers more efficient, factors such as regular interruptions translate into lost productivity.
Making The Most Of Software-Defined-Storage With Consulting, Training & Support
Partner Perspectives  |  1/25/2017
Companies such as Red Hat have become important for software-defined storage by providing access to the expertise, training, and support user organizations need to take fullest advantage of SDS.
Future Software-Defined Datacenters Defined by Abstraction and Hardware Commoditization
Partner Perspectives  |  1/25/2017
IT decision makers need to understand the use cases and risks associated with software-defined datacenters and the role hyperconvergence plays in an SDDC.
The Strategy Of Speed In IT
Commentary  |  1/25/2017
Speed in developing and delivering applications has obvious benefits, but IT leaders have to know when to move fast and when to proceed with care.
What Happens When a Customer of IT Becomes an IT Leader
Commentary  |  1/24/2017
When an executive shifts from being supported by IT to leading IT, one opportunity is to become a more customer-centric IT organization.
Achieve Application And Data Visibility In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/24/2017
IT organizations need visibility into the cloud when their applications and infrastructure are out there. Without such visibility, well, you are flying blind.
Kinetica Uses GPUs for Advanced In-Database Analytics
News  |  1/24/2017
GPU-accelerated databases aren't new, and they're not all that popular, but that will likely change over time. Here are some of Kinetica's latest improvements and why that matters to big pharma company GSK.
How Kubernetes Came To Lead The Container Management Pack
News  |  1/24/2017
Kubernetes advocate points to software's roots inside Google, its self-healing features and its container cluster know-how.
CollabNet, #YesWeCode, And Making A Difference In Tech
Commentary  |  1/23/2017
There are ways to meet computer technology job demands by creating a more diverse workforce.
5 Ways to Be Successful with Open Source Software in 2017
Slideshows  |  1/20/2017
Open source software has matured over the years, often serving as the primary piece of a corporation's software strategy. But questions remain in the minds of many managers. Doug Cutting of the Apache Software Foundation, and known for creating Hadoop, shares his thoughts on how to achieve success with for open source.
5 Business Cases For Containers
Commentary  |  1/19/2017
While containers offer an organization technical benefits, don't overlook their business benefits, such as cost savings and flexibility.
Private Cloud In Retreat, Public Cloud To Fore: Report
News  |  1/19/2017
Our '2017 State of Cloud' report finds private cloud losing its viability and hybrid cloud operations too complex; public cloud use advancing.
How Can The CIO Drive RPA As A Strategic Imperative?
Commentary  |  1/18/2017
The use of Robotic Process Automation, using concepts such as software bots, is emerging, but its use can't succeed in isolation. The CIO needs to get involved to implement an enterprise strategy.
Bain: Is Container Use Optional? Probably Not
News  |  1/17/2017
Containers are less an option and more an essential technology for achieving the agile company needed to survive in the digital economy.
Software Chooses Consumer Over Engineering
Commentary  |  1/17/2017
There's a new emphasis in the software world with a focus on ease of use and more standardized platforms that support speed to market and innovation by makers.
AI Technology Takes Center Stage At Retail Convention
News  |  1/16/2017
Artificial intelligence (AI) and other leading-edge technologies will be highlights of this year's National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York, but many retailers are still struggling with more rudimentary analytics.
3 Ways Shadow Analytics May Be Working Against You
Commentary  |  1/16/2017
Analytics is popping up in more functional areas of businesses, outside of IT's control. Like BYOB, the trend is inevitable. How will your organization manage it?
Why You Need To Embrace DevOps Differently
Commentary  |  1/13/2017
Before you jump into DevOps understand what problems you are trying to solve, and whether you need to make a complete commitment to all of the elements or just specific aspects.
Be Recognized For IT Excellence
Commentary  |  1/12/2017
Organizations of all sizes and from all sectors are invited to apply for the 2017 InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards.
Addressing The Runaway Demand For Information Security
Commentary  |  1/12/2017
With organizations going through digital transformation,IT leaders must fundamentally change how information security services are delivered, and make security part of everyone's job.
3 No-brainer Uses for the Public Cloud
Commentary  |  1/11/2017
While many enterprise needs will require the use of a private or hybrid cloud architecture, there are some uses that truly take advantage of the benefits that only the public cloud can deliver.
Measuring the Performance of Enterprise Architecture
Commentary  |  1/11/2017
Enterprise architecture teams often struggle with measuring and communicating the value of their function. We have implemented a set of simple and straight-forward performance indicators to address this problem.
Business Transformation: Go Digital Or Go Home
Commentary  |  1/10/2017
The evidence is clear, digital transformation is the biggest driver in business today. Businesses that don't embrace the journey will be left behind by competitors and customers.
Supplying The Supply Chain
Commentary  |  1/9/2017
The supply chain is changing rapidly, often outside of the traditional IT structure. IT needs to get involved, bringing its skills and experience to the table.
The Battle Over Analytics: Who Should Lead The Charge?
Commentary  |  1/5/2017
The IT organization has to carve out its role in a company's analytics strategy. What works? Either of two approaches.
GoDaddy Revamps BI Tools To Enable Self-Service
News  |  1/4/2017
Domain registrar and web hosting provider GoDaddy generates a lot of data, and it wanted to help its internal users get better insights without requiring intervention from the technical staff.
IT Products Go from Big Noise to Big Business
Commentary  |  1/3/2017
There's been a positive change in the enterprise computing business of late; more product announcements truly are focused on how technology can help a company do business.


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