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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in December 2017
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.
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.
Ch-Ch-Changes: Software Predictions for 2018 and Beyond
Commentary  |  12/19/2017
Keep an eye on the software arena, as the service mindset, the cloud, agile, and the IIoT drive change.
How to Use Blockchain: 10 Use Cases
Slideshows  |  12/18/2017
Forward-thinking enterprises are investigating innovative uses for this distributed ledger technology.
Tech Adoption: Think Value, not Resistance
Commentary  |  12/15/2017
Sometimes we get so enthralled with shiny new tech tools that we forget the basic fact they need to bring business value.
Kick the IT-Business, Love-Hate Bond up a Notch
Commentary  |  12/13/2017
As businesses wrestle with the challenges that come with new technologies and concepts such as transformation it's more important than ever that IT and business leaders work as partners.
Agile Transformation: Get Started, by Stopping
Commentary  |  12/12/2017
Start an Agile initiative by carefully taking stock of the organization's goals, challenges, and capabilities.
5 Survival Tactics for Enterprise CIOs in 2018
News  |  12/11/2017
Longtime tech industry pundit Tim O'Reilly sat down with InformationWeek to talk about the future of business, society, and the enterprise. Here's what he says enterprises must do to compete in a changing business environment.
AWS Ignites Debate About the Death of IT Ops
Commentary  |  12/11/2017
Amazon's announcements at AWS RE:Invent make it highlight an AWS message that serverless is the way to go, which isn't good news for those in operations jobs.
To Find IT Talent, Think Differently – and Move Quickly
News  |  12/11/2017
You might not be able to compete with the behemoths, but there are some things you can do to find great talent. Think about partnering with other companies and how multi-disciplinary teams can help fill gaps.
Five Emerging Requirements Impacting Hybrid Cloud Strategies
Commentary  |  12/8/2017
As companies turn to the hybrid cloud to future-proof business and innovate faster, there are some emerging needs that they should address.
IT Versus the Organization
News  |  12/8/2017
There are significant gaps in how IT professionals and business leaders view issues such as aligning tech with business goals. Experts share some thoughts on how to close the gaps.
A Check-Up for Artificial Intelligence in the Enterprise
News  |  12/7/2017
As organizations get ready to invest (or further invest) in AI, some recent research efforts offer insight into what the status quo is around AI in the enterprise and the barriers that could impede adoption.
Hybrid Cloud – You’re Doing It Wrong
Commentary  |  12/7/2017
As organizations move to hybrid clouds they have to adjust their thinking and how they look at key concepts.
9 AI Benefits Enterprises Are Experiencing Today
Slideshows  |  12/6/2017
The early adopters of artificial intelligence say that it is having a positive effect on their products and processes - as well as their workforces.
How CIO/CFO Relationships Are Evolving
News  |  12/6/2017
In an era when organizations have to move forward quickly with innovative -- often expensive -- tech initiatives, CIOs and CFOs may have to form a partnership.
Monitoring Cloud Performance: Pass the Aspirin
Commentary  |  12/6/2017
Few tools exist to measure or fix multi-cloud problems. Help is on the way; major software vendors are addressing the issue.
Design Thinking and Agile Improve Application Outcomes
Commentary  |  12/5/2017
While there are benefits from adopting an agile strategy, your organization can take success to the next level by also utilizing design thinking to identify problems.
Going All-In with Managed Services, the Right Way
Commentary  |  12/5/2017
Utilizing managed services can be cost efficient for an enterprise, but be sure to look beyond cost to how you manage those managed service providers.
Give Yourself the Gift of Tech Education
Commentary  |  12/5/2017
The special advance rate for Interop ITX event registration expires December 15. Take time out from holiday shopping to invest in your career.
Pragmatic But Impossible: An OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, and Cloud Native Foundation Tie Up
Commentary  |  12/4/2017
Imagine if enterprises could turn to a single open source stack for their infrastructure needs rather than a host of different organizations.
How IT Leaders Can Prepare for 2018
Commentary  |  12/1/2017
As IT executives set out their plans for 2018, three key technology concepts should be top priorities.
How to Spin off an IT Startup
Commentary  |  12/1/2017
Executives who have done it share their experiences and advice on knowing when and how to spin off an IT-based startup.


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