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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.
Unlock the Value: From Data Quality to Artificial Intelligence
Commentary  |  2/20/2018
Data quality, data privacy, and advanced technologies such as AI, machine learning, neural networks, and more, are of top concern to data analytics pros and IT managers, says Karen Lopez, Data & Analytics Track Chair for Interop ITX 2018.
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.
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.
The Future of Information Technology is Intelligence
Commentary  |  2/12/2018
Traditional IT has to make way for the intelligence-based business model.
Train Today's Workforce for Tomorrow's Tech
Commentary  |  2/12/2018
CEOs are investing more in advanced technologies such as AI, but they aren't planning to invest in retraining their workforces for this technology. A new report from Accenture recommends taking a different approach.
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.
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.
Business Resilience: Thriving During Market Disruption
Commentary  |  2/7/2018
Being resilient, particularly in a time of disruption, is a relentless, often fanatical pursuit to be at the forefront of your industry.
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.
Your Analytics Program is Not Ready for Machine Learning
News  |  2/6/2018
If you are like most organizations, your analytics program is not ready for advanced analytics technologies such as machine learning. Here are a few steps to take to get you closer, or a way you can leapfrog the work to reap the benefits now.
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.
Chewing the Cloudy Fat with Colin Bodell, the Ultimate Cloud Insider
Commentary  |  2/1/2018
Cloud pioneer Colin Bodell, now with Groupon, shares his experiences and thoughts on implementing an enterprise cloud strategy.
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.
Measure DevOps for Efficiency, not Just Speed
Commentary  |  1/30/2018
Update your traditional IT metrics to look across functions and the entire DevOps value chain.
Dev and Some Ops: Reliving the Clear Fad of the 90s
Commentary  |  1/29/2018
Don't treat DevOps as a fad by failing to bring everyone in operations on board.
11 Best-Paying Cloud Skills
Slideshows  |  1/29/2018
In a recent survey, IT managers said that they were willing to pay more for employees with these hard-to-find cloud skills.
AI: Here Today, Everywhere Tomorrow?
Commentary  |  1/26/2018
Lots of enterprises have a long way to go before they roll out AI-based applications. Where are you on the path to AI?
10 Questions to Get Your Digital Transformation Strategy Right
Commentary  |  1/24/2018
Don't underestimate the scope and challenges of a digital transformation initiative.
The 6 Biggest Challenges Facing DevOps
Commentary  |  1/23/2018
About decade after it debuted the DevOps concept has evolved and built up a base of advocates, but it still presents challenges.
How Your SaaS Strategies are Evolving
Commentary  |  1/23/2018
Demand for SaaS software continues to grow, but procurement is often short-sighted. Think past today because integration and governance are more important than pricing.
Use IoT to Accelerate Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  1/18/2018
The Internet of Things can drive change in an organization, providing data into a wide range of operational activities. But that change can require integrating that data into the systems used for key decisions.
The World of DevOps Tools Can Make a Newbie's Head Spin
Commentary  |  1/18/2018
Some toolchain leaders are emerging, but mind the cultural and other details to successfully implement a DevOps strategy.
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.
7 Acquisitions that Point to Cloud Maturity
Slideshows  |  1/16/2018
While strides are indeed being made in the world of cloud computing, the most recent mergers and acquisitions show a marketplace that is beginning to mature.
As Cloud Market Swells, So Does Cloud Environment Complexity
News  |  1/12/2018
As enterprises move beyond the phase of initial cloud adoption and into hybrid and multicloud environments, the complexity of managing all the moving parts begins to set in.
The Internet of Things: Still Lots for You to Learn
Commentary  |  1/11/2018
IT groups will need to provide architecture, data-mining tools and connectivity, while giving business groups the freedom to innovate on their own with the Internet of Things.
How to Cope with Stress in Tech
Commentary  |  1/10/2018
Always a concern, workplace stress has soared to new levels in the tech sector.
CIOs' Evolving Role: Think Revenue and Strategy
News  |  1/9/2018
It's no longer about just cutting costs. CIOs must figure out ways to monetize tech including data, and where newer systems like blockchain can fit strategically.
Tech Dream Teams: How Startups and Enterprises Can Work Together
Commentary  |  1/9/2018
Startups and large enterprises can each benefit from working together, but too many partnerships fall apart or never get started.
5 Traits of Truly Innovative Companies
Slideshows  |  1/8/2018
When most people think about innovation, they think of companies like Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Google because those companies appear to have some kind of magic that other organizations lack. If your company wants to make lightning strike repeatedly, consider these points.
3 Ways the Subscription Economy Will Strengthen Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  1/4/2018
Subscription-based IT services aren't just about saving money; they can help secure your data.
Cloud Computing 2018: More of Everything
Commentary  |  1/4/2018
Activity on the cloud adoption front throughout 2017 set the stage for some dramatic changes in how enterprises use the cloud in 2018.
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 IT Can Improve Asset Management
Commentary  |  12/29/2017
The traditional approach to IT asset management is flawed and needs to be replaced with a strategy that factors in the reliance on cloud computing and SaaS.
Enterprises Cautiously Migrate Toward IaaS
News  |  12/28/2017
On-premises, infrastructure-as-a-service will coexist for quite a while with large organizations moving more workloads to the public cloud, yet operating their own data centers for years to come.
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.
Two Banks: Emergent Concepts vs. Legacy Tech
Commentary  |  12/27/2017
A couple of banks have taken differing paths with their technology makeovers, with one seeming to be successful at it.
Is It Time for Your Organization to Invest in AI?
News  |  12/26/2017
After decades of AI being viewed as a "future" concept it may be time for companies to invest real dollars for real applications.
7 Skills Every IT Project Manager Needs
Slideshows  |  12/22/2017
Project managers on the IT team don't need to be the all-knowing tech expert, but there are key tech skills that help them succeed.
Driving Cloud Innovation, While Managing Legacy
Commentary  |  12/21/2017
For companies to unlock cloud computing's true potential, business leaders need to adopt an agile approach, targeting innovation and business transformation.
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