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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in July 2017
Software Is Changing the World, Just As I Foresaw
Commentary  |  7/31/2017
We now say, 'Software is eating the world.' In 1984, many years ago, it was clear that it was going to change it.
The Value Equation for Customer-Centric Innovation
Commentary  |  7/31/2017
The value equation for customer-centric innovation comes down to shifting the focus from cost savings to revenue growth and a competitive differentiation.
10 Influential AI and Machine Learning Experts to Follow on Twitter
Slideshows  |  7/31/2017
AI, machine learning, natural language processing, and other advanced analytics technologies make up the leading-edge of how organizations are gaining value from big data. Here's a collection of some of the most influential and rising stars on Twitter when it comes to AI and machine learning.
Pressure to Digitize Pushes Enterprises to Transform
Commentary  |  7/28/2017
Enterprises in traditional industries, from manufacturing to logistics and retail, are scrambling to update their offerings to better support emerging technologies.
4 Signs Your IT Strategy is Off Track
Commentary  |  7/28/2017
Whether the cause is immature technology, outdated processes and skills, or a shift in corporate mindset, IT projects can go wrong at midstream.
MillerCoors’ $100-Million IT Lawsuit Warning
News  |  7/27/2017
There are lessons to be learned by CIOs planning outsourcing projects in the dueling lawsuits involving MillerCoors and HCL.
Cloud Technology Partners: Combat the Cloud Resistance
News  |  7/27/2017
It might seem unlikely, but the sweeping change brought about by a cloud implementation sometimes breeds its own resistance.
Digital Transformation Myths and How They Hold You Back
Commentary  |  7/26/2017
Most companies have learned that digital transformation isn't easy, and often the challenges appear when they try to do to much too fast.
Accenture: Seek Business Value in Digital Transformation
News  |  7/25/2017
Mike Sutcliff says Accenture Digital helps companies transition from legacy to digital operations to resist disruption, find new customers.
It Is Time for Enterprise CIOs to Create a New Breed of Innovation
Commentary  |  7/24/2017
There still are big opportunities for innovation in the enterprise, particularly when achieving efficiency is the goal.
Amazon Positioned to Use Data to Dominate Where It Wishes
News  |  7/20/2017
If Amazon expands into food delivery, it will obtain a treasure of consumer information that it can use for its next expansion.
Unity Rules As OCI Launches 1.0 Container Spec
News  |  7/19/2017
After a two-year effort, the Open Container Initiative has its image specification and runtime spec ready for vendors and container users.
Consumers Welcome AI, Despite Lingering Privacy Concerns
Commentary  |  7/19/2017
Potential societal benefits of artificial intelligence outweigh concerns, although people want some transparency.
Cloud Outages: Who’s at Fault?
Commentary  |  7/19/2017
Cloud outages do happen. So, how can you and your IT group minimize the impact on the company?
Containerization Gains Traction; We’re All Better for it
Commentary  |  7/18/2017
Cloud-based application development has taken big strides, and it's delivering benefits for enterprises such as federal agencies.
Amazon's Efficient Distribution Key to Winning Consumers
Commentary  |  7/18/2017
Amazon's online ordering started the company's success; efficient distribution will continue to expand its retail footprint.
Koehler: IBM Cloud Advances with Integration, New Services
News  |  7/17/2017
Bryson Koehler, CTO of IBM Watson/Cloud, predicts a more unified face, powerful compute engine for IBM Cloud in coming year.
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.
To Deliver Digitization, IT Needs Fusion Teams
Commentary  |  7/14/2017
Cross-functional "fusion" teams can present benefits to organizations, and can help members in their career development, if those teams are done right.
Not Easy To Get To Digital Transformation Jump-off Point
News  |  7/14/2017
The Hackett Group has attempted to define how a company gets to the digital transformation stage in its latest statistical report.
CompTIA: IT Skills Gap Appears to be Growing
News  |  7/12/2017
A survey of 600 IT and business professionals finds more new skills are needed to keep the business up to date and competitive.
Can Amazon Disrupt More Markets? Let Me Count the Ways
Commentary  |  7/11/2017
Amazon may be poised to enter the pharmacy as well as grocery business; it trains customers to expect quick delivery.
10 IT Jobs That Will Be Done by AI
Slideshows  |  7/10/2017
Artificial intelligence is already taking on some tasks that were previously performed by humans - but that doesn't necessarily mean you will soon be out of job.
Cloud Computing 2017: Special Report
Commentary  |  7/10/2017
Get a clear picture of the state of cloud computing from our research of actual usage in IT organizations.
Pedal to the Pavement: Chinese VCs Take on Ride Hailing
Commentary  |  7/10/2017
Chinese giants Alibaba and Tencent to challenge the world in bicycle rentals, while spiffing up their digital services.
Exponential Technologies Offer Early Use Case in Tax
Commentary  |  7/7/2017
As exponential technologies emerge benefits to end user departments also can grow exponentially, as in corporate tax groups.
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.
A Lesson in Physics and Engineering for Data Center Efficiency
A Lesson in Physics and Engineering for Data Center Efficiency
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/7/2017
Mitre's infrastructure team used physics, EU voltage standards, and cross-team collaboration to reduce their data center costs by 20%. Jim Treadway, Chief Engineer of Infrastructure for Mitre stopped by the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX to talk the strategy that won 2nd place in the InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards infrastructure category.
Greene: Advanced Services to Fuel Google Cloud Leadership
News  |  7/6/2017
Google Cloud Chief Diane Greene predicts Google's expanding, advance cloud services will soon place it among the Gartner designated leaders.
Data Center Automation Advances Hybrid Cloud
News  |  7/6/2017
Data center infrastructure management is a new form of automation, minimizing some legacy system drawbacks.
Tips for Estimating Cloud BI Implementation Costs
Commentary  |  7/6/2017
There can be some nasty budget surprises in what seems like a simple, low-priced, SaaS business intelligence offering designed for non-technical users.
Artificial Intelligence Will Redefine the World
Commentary  |  7/5/2017
How big of a deal is artificial intelligence? Microsoft researcher James McCaffrey explains AI's origins and why we can expect profound effects from it.
Big Data in the Cloud: Reaching a Tipping Point
Commentary  |  7/5/2017
It may be time to rethink where you want to support a big data initiative.
Four Things You Need to Know About Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  7/5/2017
Data about IT attitudes toward customer privacy provides a wake-up call to IT professionals, their companies, and their customers.
Four Things You Must Do To Retain Top Tech Talent
Commentary  |  7/3/2017
Consider these ways you can improve tech retention at your business and control the turnover cycle.


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