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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.
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.
Breaking the Code: When Everyone Can Create Technology
Commentary  |  2/1/2018
We are heading toward a new digital world where low-code or no-code platforms will enable anyone to assemble applications.
Dev and Security Adjustments to Prepare for GDPR
Commentary  |  1/25/2018
Adoption of DevOps can help organizations comply with GDPR and other privacy standards by building security into software from the start.
10 Most In-Demand Programming Languages of 2018
Slideshows  |  1/22/2018
Do you have the skills you'll need to succeed this year, or are you still betting on a COBOL revival?
Three Key Questions for Federal CIOs
Commentary  |  1/17/2018
The federal initiative to modernize IT systems raise questions that government CIOS -- in fact, all types of CIOs -- need to consider before launching a major project.
Implementing DevOps: Mind the Details
Commentary  |  1/3/2018
When it comes to DevOps success or failure, little things count the most. Start small, make sure everyone's really in, and count - and celebrate - the team's successes.
To Build Software that is Easy to Use, Engage the Right Partners
Commentary  |  1/2/2018
Developing software that is intuitive and meets user needs calls for a close partnership between a vendor and a couple of key customers.
7 Fastest-Growing Tech Job Skills
Slideshows  |  1/2/2018
Which terms do IT employers and job seekers search for most often? There are some significant disconnects between what IT pros offer and what employers want.
How to Maintain the Spirit of Open Source
Commentary  |  12/27/2017
As the popularity of open source grows, it's important to remember that with growth comes complexity and that being involved in open source comes with the mindset that collaboration makes the world a better place.
How Innovation is Changing the Analytics Landscape
Commentary  |  12/19/2017
The collision of emerging technologies and new enterprise strategies is bringing dramatic change to the world of analytics.
10 Surprising Ways Machine Learning is Being Used Today
Commentary  |  12/13/2017
As machine learning technologies evolve developers in a range of fields are finding innovative ways to solve challenges.
Changing How We Re-Skill in the Age of Automation
Commentary  |  11/29/2017
Faced with the rapid pace of technology changes, organizations have to plan for continuous re-skilling of their tech workforces.
The Need for Inclusion in AI and Machine Learning
Commentary  |  11/21/2017
If companies are forward-thinking in their application of predictive analytics, AI, and machine learning they can make these technologies inclusive, and available and relevant to all people.
DevOps: It's a Different Animal
Commentary  |  10/24/2017
It's time to take stock of where organizations are with implementing DevOps.
3 Ways Millennials are Shaping Today’s Workplace Tech
Commentary  |  10/5/2017
Use of technology is a defining characteristic of millennials, so if you don't provide simple and instant application access in the workplace they will find their own alternatives.
Have We Reached Collaboration Conflict? Time for Glue
Commentary  |  7/26/2017
A swarm of collaboration tools in the typical enterprise presents challenges such as data silos and tool overload for managers. The solution just might be more, but better, tools.
10 Things IT Pros Should Consider (or Dread) Before the Job Hunt
Slideshows  |  7/17/2017
Think you've seen changes in your IT group over the years? Well there have been just as many changes in the job market. Here's some advice to help you find that next great job.
3 Keys to Building a Successful App Ecosystem
Commentary  |  7/10/2017
Openness, trust, and shared economic opportunity are among the keys to building a successful app ecosystem.
Blockchain Moving Beyond Bitcoin
News  |  7/7/2017
Experts expect to see the shared database technology securely managing transactions in areas ranging from real estate to digital.
Technology as Friend, Foe, or Partner?
News  |  6/27/2017
The latest book by MIT researchers Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson explores the human/machine relationship and how businesses can prepare for the changes that the next 10 years will bring.
Managing APIs Is an Increasingly Complex Burden
News  |  3/31/2017
Cloud Elements study analyzes data on enterprise API use and concludes that API use is growing rapidly, but it also takes careful management.
Product Management Should Be At The Core Of Every Company
Commentary  |  2/22/2017
At the heart of product management is the ability to discover the customers' pain and then leading the way in solving that pain in the best way possible.
10 Tech Companies That Stole the Spotlight In 2016
Slideshows  |  12/14/2016
A look back how companies like Google and newer players on the scene like Docker changed the IT landscape this year.
Trulia Pursues Data-Driven Transformation, Cloud Migration
News  |  12/13/2016
Trulia transformed its data stack to accommodate real-time high-volume data collection, and to provide customers with recommendations. Now, to gain greater reliability and elasticity, the organization plans to migrate its data operations to AWS.
IT Headed For Fundamental Changes, SIM Survey Shows
News  |  12/8/2016
IT organization budgets look happy and positive on the surface, but there's less money for maintenance and more for cloud and software development. The signs point to tumultuous times ahead.
Digital Transformation Underway, Many Will Fail At It
News  |  11/3/2016
IDC has issued its IT FutureScape forecast for 2017, which includes 10 predictions for IT. Here's how cloud, mobile, social media, big data, AI, virtual reality, and other innovations are changing the world.
Analytics Dominate CRM Lead Management Products: Gartner
News  |  11/1/2016
Investments in predictive analytics, dashboards, and KPIs are coming to CRM lead management offerings, according to Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant report for the category. The finding is reflective of an increasing number of IT organizations aiming to deliver more and better intelligence for sales and marketing users.
BI Self-Service Analytics: IT's Next Top Priority
Commentary  |  10/27/2016
IT organizations should prioritize their self-service analytics tools projects to enable business users to experience the value of analytics and big data investments.
Poll: Where Are You Spending Your IT Dollars In 2017?
Commentary  |  10/25/2016
We want to know about your top IT spending priorities for the year ahead. Take our flash poll and tell us where your IT dollars are headed.
Let's Patent This: A Primer For Enterprise App Developers
Commentary  |  10/11/2016
Patents aren't typically the first thing on your mind when you're developing an application for your enterprise. Yet, there's a great deal of creative development work going on at organizations of all types and sizes. Attorney Lincoln Essig provides five steps IT professionals and enterprise app developers can take to make sure your company's intellectual property is protected.
How LinkedIn Mobile App Spurred A Complete Code Cleanup
News  |  10/5/2016
Professional network LinkedIn used the revamp of its mobile app as the impetus to standardize its data foundation.
10 Priorities, Concerns Facing State CIOs
Slideshows  |  10/3/2016
State CIOs are not immune to the enterprise transformation issues that are hitting IT organizations everywhere. Here's a look inside the trends at the state government level, from the annual NASCIO State CIO Survey for 2016.
Top 125 Vendors To Watch
Commentary  |  9/27/2016
InformationWeek and its sister publications Dark Reading and Network Computing have teamed up to bring you a roundup of the hottest vendors in cloud, data management, DevOps, infrastructure, and security. The 125 vendors you'll find here range from established players making strides in their markets to newcomers setting the stage for the future.
How To Retain Top IT Talent
News  |  8/31/2016
If your organization can't move beyond traditional work hours, it may have trouble keeping valuable tech employees happy. Here's what IT leaders need to know.
Gartner: Public Sector CIOs Need Digital Transformation Vision
News  |  8/19/2016
A report from IT research firm Gartner says public sector CIOs need to promote a compelling vision for digital transformation and make change inclusive. If successful, the results could transform the type of services government agencies can offer citizens.
10 Ways Bots Can Improve Your Business Processes
Slideshows  |  8/10/2016
Businesses use bots to engage with customers, online and via social media, because they're a cost-effective way to respond instantly to simple queries. As the technology improves, bots are finding their way into more use-cases where human judgment and effort were traditionally required. Are bots right for your business? Here are 10 examples to help you decide.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update Released, HoloLens Developers: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/6/2016
August 2 marked the launch of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for PCs. Smartphones will receive the update in coming weeks.
9 Tips For Hiring Data Science Talent
Slideshows  |  8/4/2016
Data scientists are the new corporate rock stars. Companies in all industries know they need a strong bench of data science talent to have any hope of becoming the next Uber or Netflix. With more demand than supply, here's what you need to know about recruiting the best and brightest.
Uber Lets Businesses Book, Manage Rides For Customers
News  |  8/1/2016
With UberCENTRAL, the ride-sharing service aims to provide companies with a way to pay for customers' transportation.
12 Types Of Data IT Can't Afford To Overlook
Slideshows  |  7/27/2016
Regardless of how much data your company has -- and how much your business leaders are asking for -- you're likely missing some hidden gems. Here are 12 examples of what you might be overlooking, and why it matters to IT professionals, and to your business at large.
Enterprises Are Poorly Equipped To Handle External Cyberattacks
News  |  7/26/2016
Most organizations lack the tools and processes to handle external cyberattacks -- which lie outside a company's firewalls. Such attacks primarily leverage digital channels, and responsibility for monitoring these channels often falls outside traditional IT and security functions.
Facebook's Aquila Internet Drone Completes First Flight
News  |  7/22/2016
WiFi takes to the skies in the form of Aquila, a self-piloting Facebook drone with a wingspan greater than that of a Boeing 737. It's another move by companies such as Facebook and Google to deliver internet services through unconventional means.
Flaws Found In 'Right To Be Forgotten' Data Privacy Laws
News  |  7/20/2016
A study by privacy researchers finds that attempts to obscure online information can be defeated with a bit of effort.
Google Hit With New Round Of Antitrust Charges In EU 
News  |  7/15/2016
The European Commission has elaborated on its issues with Google's shopping service, contending that Google's AdSense requirements hinder competition.
Robotics Gone Wild: 8 Animal-Inspired Machines  
Slideshows  |  7/15/2016
If you want a glimpse of the future of robotics, start by looking at our biological past and present. Here are eight robots that borrow aspects of animal physiology, which has been honed through eons of Darwinian user testing.
Microsoft Rolls Out Skype Alpha On Linux, Chrome
News  |  7/13/2016
Microsoft has launched an Alpha version of its Skype app for Linux. The software giant is also adding calling capabilities for Chromebook and Chrome.
Robot Stingray Moves To The Beat Of A Rat's Heart
News  |  7/12/2016
A tiny robotic stingray powered by light-activated rat heart muscle cells could help advance artificial heart research.
Starship Technologies To Test Robot Delivery Service  
News  |  7/6/2016
Pedestrians in several European cities will soon see semi-autonomous robots traveling alongside them, delivering goods for local merchants.
iOS 10 Makes It Easier To Be An Organ Donor
News  |  7/5/2016
Inspired by the difficulty Apple's late founder Steve Jobs endured in securing a donated liver when he was ill, the company says iOS 10 will allow iPhone users to directly connect to the National Donate Life Registry.
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