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RIP, Systems Administrator, Welcome DevOps
Commentary  |  6/23/2017  | 
While the traditional sys admin role may fade away, those who are willing to change can take an exciting journey with cloud and DevOps.
IT Risk: Itís not 'Cyber' Ė Itís Worse
Commentary  |  6/20/2017  | 
While hackers haven't put big companies out of business, there are plenty of examples of companies that failed because they were slow to respond to tech-driven market shifts.
Build a DevOps-Focused Enterprise
Commentary  |  6/20/2017  | 
Why businesses should work to spread DevOps benefits across their entire organization.
A 4-Step Methodology for Finding the Right Cloud Provider
Commentary  |  6/14/2017  | 
Don't rush into the cloud before taking the time to understand what you want, and what you need.
Six Steps to Achieve the Joys of Serverless Architectures
Commentary  |  6/14/2017  | 
The are solid benefits in a move to a serverless architecture, but remember these six important considerations to undertake before going serverless.
Rethink How Humans and Machines Will Work Together
Commentary  |  6/13/2017  | 
Productivity gains from automation are not resulting in job losses, but are enabling companies to redeploy employees to handle higher-value tasks and a greater volume of work.
Research Suggests New Strategies for IT Training
News  |  6/8/2017  | 
Giving test subjects direct instruction made them more likely to fall for phishing attacks and less likely to explore the advanced features of software. Mindfulness training had the opposite effect.
R.R. Donnelley Streamlines Logistics With Machine Learning
News  |  6/5/2017  | 
The business communications giant breaks new ground in optimizing freight price quotes.
Tips for Getting Your Company Started with Analytics
Commentary  |  6/1/2017  | 
If you're just getting started with analytics, you can avoid a lot of headaches by learning from the experts. We've tapped a few who have great practical advice.
4 Steps to a Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  5/30/2017  | 
Digital transformation, think of it as a shift in philosophy within your organization, not just a tech project.
AI in the Workplace: Augment, Instead of Replacing Humans
News  |  5/29/2017  | 
AI and machine learning won't create massive job losses in the foreseeable future, but some societal issues do come to mind.
10 Ways CIOs Can Run Their Business Like a Business
Commentary  |  5/23/2017  | 
Being a CIO isn't just about serving the business; today it means running the IT operation as a business itself.
DevOps: A Bullet Train with No Passengers?
Commentary  |  5/22/2017  | 
Fast digital pipelines won't save organizations that can't consistently birth and nurture great ideas.
IT Value: Whatís Your Story?
Commentary  |  5/17/2017  | 
It's time for IT to show business leaders where IT brings value to the organization. Metrics are nice, but storytelling is better.
For CIOs, It's Nature v. Nurture Revisited
News  |  5/16/2017  | 
Are CIOs shaped most by nature or nurture? One of them may get you into the C-suite, but the other one can bring you success there.
The Modern Data Strategy in the Interop Spotlight
News  |  5/15/2017  | 
As Interop ITX opened with summits and workshops, experts from Silicon Valley Data Science highlighted some of the new considerations for a modern data strategic plan.
Why Automation and AI are Cool, Until They're Not
Commentary  |  5/15/2017  | 
Enterprises and jobs are changing fast as more tasks are automated with increasing levels of machine intelligence. Automation displaced manufacturing jobs, but it also enabled the creation of new businesses and career opportunities. Will knowledge workers and their employers adapt fast enough?
Women in Tech Leadership is Good for Business Ė How to Achieve It
Commentary  |  5/8/2017  | 
Four steps toward enabling the advance of women into tech leadership roles start with acknowledging today's disparity.
3 Things Millennials Want from Employers
Commentary  |  5/3/2017  | 
Retaining young workers can be challenging - but it's also essential for organizations looking to train their next generation of leaders.
Some Things to Leave in Las Vegas
Commentary  |  5/2/2017  | 
Some of Interop ITX's awesome advisors and speakers share a peek into what they will do on their Las Vegas journey.
Energize Your Career in IT Leadership
Commentary  |  5/1/2017  | 
The demands of a career in tech can overwhelm even the most successful IT leaders. Recharge by networking with peers and learning from expert speakers at InformationWeek's IT Leadership Summit.
DevOps Not Working? Here's Why
Commentary  |  5/1/2017  | 
DevOps has been hyped for a decade, but many still don't understand what it is, let alone what it does. There are many potholes on the road to DevOps. We explain how to avoid some of them.
Autism as a Competitive Advantage in IT
News  |  4/29/2017  | 
At quality assurance company, ULTRA Testing, 75% of the employees have autism spectrum disorder. The company's co-founder says that gives the business a competitive advantage, and has helped them produce better results than IT heavyweights like IBM.
9 Big Mistakes DevOps Teams Make
Slideshows  |  4/24/2017  | 
There are plenty of benefits to be gained from a move to DevOps, but here are some mistakes that you really want to avoid so you can get those benefits.
The 3 Big Mistakes Today's CIOs Make (And How to Avoid Them)
Commentary  |  4/21/2017  | 
The job of CIO has changed a lot in recent years, and IT professionals will need a new set of skills to deal with those changes.
Why IT is in Jeopardy
Commentary  |  4/21/2017  | 
Change is the only constant, which IT professionals know all too well. However, as technology changes, their departments must too. Some IT departments are in trouble, big trouble if they don't do something fast. We explain a few reasons why.
Continuous Delivery: 7 Hard-Earned Lessons for Getting it Right
Commentary  |  4/19/2017  | 
As organizations move toward continuous integration and delivery of applications there are multiple ways in which things can go wrong.
Data & Analytics: Solve Your Top Challenges at Interop ITX
Slideshows  |  4/18/2017  | 
Looking to solve your data & analytics challenges? Our Interop ITX experts have the answers. Here are some of the take-aways you can expect by attending these sessions.
IT Wonít Recognize Itself by the End of the Year
Commentary  |  4/13/2017  | 
It's time to rethink the role and structure of IT in the enterprise.
Cultivating the Inclusive Tech Workplace
Commentary  |  4/13/2017  | 
Tech companies need to work harder to attract and retain more minorities and women, says Interop ITX speaker Coco Brown.
Brilliant Future or Slow Decline? Digitization Changes the CIO Role
Commentary  |  4/12/2017  | 
Digitization will allow CIOs to expand their careers and make a greater contribution to business value, but they must be flexible and ready to understand the maturity of digital efforts across the company.
IT Jobs in Jeopardy: 5 Steps to Protect Yours
Commentary  |  4/11/2017  | 
Emerging technologies might make your current IT job expendable, but there are steps you can take to make yourself more valuable than ever.
Defining IT Leadership: You Have a Brand New Job
Slideshows  |  4/10/2017  | 
At Interop ITX, coming up next month, a track of more than two dozen presentations will provide valuable advice to IT executives, including pointers on how to balance technical and soft skills for their teams and themselves.
Digital Disruption is Challenging the Status Quo
Commentary  |  4/5/2017  | 
Don't think that innovation and digital disruption are just about technology; the people matter even more than the tech.
Lessons in Government and the State of Your IT
Commentary  |  4/4/2017  | 
Have you ever considered how state and local government IT departments differ from yours? The challenges are unique, the solutions creative, and the lessons learned could help the private sector more effectively assess and enhance the state of their own IT.
Interop ITX: 9 Bonus Events
Commentary  |  3/31/2017  | 
If you are going to May's Interop ITX conference in Las Vegas, don't miss all the fun stuff.
Avoid the Telecommuting Reboot
News  |  3/30/2017  | 
Telecommuting can be a useful concept for an organization, but you have to put the right tools in place to support remote workers.
If Machines Are Replacing CFOs, Why Did I Become One?
Commentary  |  3/30/2017  | 
The CFO for SAP shares thoughts on how intelligent machines are likely to displace, but not, replace her and other white collar managers.
Now You're the Manager, Time to Offer Guidance
Commentary  |  3/29/2017  | 
Whether you are a new manager or deeply experienced, be aware that you need to provide your IT staff with ongoing career guidance, as Interop ITX workshop present Rob Cordova explains.
Seven Essential Steps for Transitioning to Enterprise DevOps
Commentary  |  3/29/2017  | 
If you are thinking about doing DevOps also think in terms of starting small, getting executive buy-in, and not reinventing the wheel.
Can Virtual Companies Scale?
News  |  3/27/2017  | 
A lot of firms start out as virtual companies, but as they grow, they move into office space. It turns out there are advantages to staying virtual, however. We explain some of them.
Creating the Cloud Learning Platform of the Future
Commentary  |  3/27/2017  | 
When an RFP returned high-cost bids for the work, the University of Maryland University College opted for an in-house approach to building a cloud-based school.
How to Find the Right Fit in IT Hiring
Commentary  |  3/23/2017  | 
When it comes to hiring IT professionals, technical skills are important, but don't overlook the culture match.
8 Business Benefits of Adopting DevOps
Slideshows  |  3/23/2017  | 
Embracing DevOps approaches can help organizations improve agility, increase revenues, lower costs, and become more competitive.
4 Reasons CIOs Need to Attend Interop ITX
News  |  3/20/2017  | 
Consider just a few of the reasons a CIO should join the rest of their IT team at Interop ITX, instead of staying back at the office this year.
Should You Fire Conscientious Objectors?
Commentary  |  3/16/2017  | 
When it's time to embrace organizational change, leaders may be faced with the reality of how to handle what may be well-reasoned questions and resistance from some subordinates.
Best Practices in Information Governance Enforcement
Commentary  |  3/15/2017  | 
Technology is a necessary piece in an information governance program, but you also need to employ best practices that will help with enforcement.
Scaling Up Scala: Why We Started a Bootcamp for New Developers
Commentary  |  3/14/2017  | 
When it's tough to find developers with experience and training in a specific programming language, consider doing an in-house boot camp.
Interop ITX Preview: Top IT Career Resources
Commentary  |  3/13/2017  | 
In a sneak preview to presentations taking place Interop ITX, career development expert Katy Tynan offered tips and resources for getting ahead in IT.
Elevating Women in Tech: Practical Strategies
Commentary  |  3/10/2017  | 
Addressing the under-representation of women as technical practitioners, Interop ITX speaker Patricia Dugan outlines some of the issues that the IT and tech sectors need to address.
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