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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation posted in December 2014
6 IT Trends To Watch In 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
In the new year, mobility evolves, the hybrid cloud grows, and big data will need more people skills.
9 Cloud Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
In 2015, expect to see the cloud mature as a platform for hybrid operations, with cloud data centers achieving new efficiencies through containers.
New Data, Same Old Dumb Bosses: 3 Lessons
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
Corporate overlords finally take an interest in data. Too bad they don't understand it and will be tricked by crafty short-timers.
Docker, CoreOS Push Containers To Center Stage
News  |  12/29/2014
Containers aren't just good for developers. They're good for cloud workloads, if their supporters can get the security right.
6 Tips For Managing Worldwide Offices
Commentary  |  12/26/2014
Set clear goals, communicate in real-time, and other advice for keeping far-flung teams on the same page.
Boxever Implements DevOps, Continuous Delivery On Amazon
News  |  12/23/2014
Travel analytics firm Boxever thrives while executing three or four updates a day to its core systems on Cassandra in Amazon cloud.
SDN Comes Of Age
Commentary  |  12/23/2014
In 2015, software defined networking will move from niche technology to one that creates real business value.
Honk If You See A Dead Satellite
Commentary  |  12/23/2014
Satellites, balloons, and drones -- oh my! Today's tech wunderkinds have found the answer to global warming.
8 Quiet Firsts In Tech In 2014
Slideshows  |  12/23/2014
Maybe you didn't hear about these science and technology breakthroughs, from robots to space exploration. But they will be remembered 20 years from now.
Microsoft Azure Outage Blamed On Bad Code
News  |  12/22/2014
Microsoft's analysis of Nov. 18 Azure outage indicates engineers' decision to widely deploy misconfigured code triggered major cloud outage.
Big Data: 6 Bold Predictions For 2015
News  |  12/19/2014
'Tis the season when industry soothsayers don their prognostication caps to make fearless forecasts for the coming year. What does the crystal ball say about big data?
Internet Of Everything: It's All About The Ecosystem
Commentary  |  12/18/2014
A recent chat with my doctor revealed new insight on lifecycles of connected medical devices and the need for an integrated infrastructure to support future IoT devices.
Why We Picked Cassandra For Big Data
Commentary  |  12/18/2014
Easy scale-outs, high write throughputs, and lower costs were key, but Cassandra does have its limitations.
Wearables In 2015: 4 Predictions
News  |  12/18/2014
Smart glasses like Google Glass get put to the test in the enterprise, while smartwatches slowly woo consumers thanks to the Apple Watch.
Death To Fillable PDFs And MS Word Forms
Commentary  |  12/18/2014
Your "convenient" enterprise forms are killing me. We need new approaches and more communications.
Luxury Watchmaker TAG Heuer Sees Digital 'Tsunami'
Commentary  |  12/17/2014
Maker of TAG Heuer watches shifts gears, now plans to craft a smartwatch and possibly make acquisitions, in the wake of Apple Watch.
3 OpenStack Predictions For 2015
Commentary  |  12/17/2014
VMware customers will surge, Debian will become the vendor-neutral platform, and instability will lose its cool factor.
Atlantic.Net Cloud Stretches To The Pacific
News  |  12/16/2014
Small, low-cost IaaS provider opens its first West Coast cloud facility.
7 Tips: Work Fitness Into The Workday
News  |  12/16/2014
Get up, stand up! The human body wasn't designed to sit for hours at a time, so sneak these moves into your workday.
IT Hiring, Budgets In 2015: 7 Telling Stats
Slideshows  |  12/16/2014
30% of companies plan to expand IT staff next year, while 74% expect more demand for IT resources. How do your plans stack up?
Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
News  |  12/15/2014
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
Net Neutrality: Wellspring Of Terrible Analogies
Commentary  |  12/15/2014
What is it about the net neutrality debate that inspires so many uninformed opinions and misguided comparisons?
Top 5 Enterprise Applications Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/12/2014
Here's a yearend toast to the top headlines in cloud, mobile, integrated marketing, embedded analytics, and software license management in 2014.
Most Wasteful Government Tech Projects Of 2014
Slideshows  |  12/12/2014
The federal government continues to pour millions into redundant and bloated projects, critics say. Check out some of the worst offenders according to GAO.
The Right Training Tech For A Tech Career
Commentary  |  12/10/2014
For aspiring computer programmers, video and online collaboration provide an edge over those training in isolation.
IT's Role In The Business Of Things
Commentary  |  12/10/2014
Eliminating the time suck associated with mundane tasks wins consumer loyalty. When colleagues knock on your door with ideas, are you ready to support them?
Hour of Code: Build The Next DevOps Generation
Commentary  |  12/9/2014
This week is Hour of Code, a worldwide initiative to introduce kids to coding. We need more than one hour a year, though, and initiatives that start in kindergarten, to ensure we have enough programmers for the future.
Kids And Tech: How Much Is Enough?
Commentary  |  12/9/2014
On the question of kids and screen time, educators and cognitive scientists still have more questions than answers.
Legal Minutia Is Killing My Productivity
Commentary  |  12/9/2014
I understand that legal matters are part of the CIO territory, but they're starting to overtake my day-to-day work.
Security Armchair Quarterbacks: Go Away
Commentary  |  12/9/2014
Cyber criminals will never go away. Instead of looking for a silver bullet, be proactive, interactive, and focus on reducing risk.
10 Ways To Improve Your Personal Brand
Slideshows  |  12/9/2014
Want to boost your career credibility? Consider this expert advice on strengthening a personal brand.
3 Disruptive Trends In 2015: IoT Leads List
Commentary  |  12/8/2014
The Internet of Things, big data, and software-defined data centers will begin to drive real value for business -- and the public at large -- in 2015.
Tips For IT Contractors Going Full-Time
Commentary  |  12/8/2014
IT contractors looking for full-time employment face tough questions from hiring managers. Here's how to respond.
Enlist Mobile Apps In Diabetes Fight
Commentary  |  12/5/2014
Mobile apps can help diabetes sufferers get ahead of their symptoms and live healthier, more carefree lives.
Apple And Google At Work: The Enterprise Challenge
Commentary  |  12/4/2014
With Apple and Google pushing products into the enterprise, businesses need to rethink how they invest in new technology.
Cloud Storage Is Inevitable, So Plan For It
Commentary  |  12/4/2014
Simply buying more on-premises data storage without evaluating cloud-based storage alternatives could be a costly mistake.
Rocket Challenges Docker On Cloud Containers
News  |  12/3/2014
Linux company CoreOS launches an alternative to Docker as a lean building block for future cloud environments.
5 Companies That Represent IT's Best
Commentary  |  12/3/2014
Here's a look at the No. 1 company in each of the past five annual InformationWeek IT rankings. Why not yours in 2015? Apply for the InformationWeek Elite 100.
Multi-Structured Data: The New Innovation Opportunity
Commentary  |  12/3/2014
Multi-structured data sets come in dozens of formats and reside in non-transactional systems such as sensors and customer interaction streams. Are you harnessing their power?
Cloud Storage: 8 Ways You're Wasting Money
Slideshows  |  12/3/2014
Don't fall into the "cheap" and "easy" cloud trap. Know how you're spending your money -- and why.
InformationWeek Chiefs Of The Year: Where Are They Now?
Slideshows  |  12/2/2014
The execs who have earned InformationWeek's Chief of the Year title are a diverse bunch. Here's a look at what 10 top CIOs are doing today.


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