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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation posted in April 2017
At Harvard Business Publishing, It Was a Do-or Die Move to Cloud
News  |  4/28/2017
IT Director Ken Griffin knew a half-committed move to the cloud would never get there; he adopted a lights-out date for the data center.
Luxury Fashion Finds Bigger Sales, Returns In Cloud
News  |  4/26/2017
Net-A-Porter didn't know how much money it was leaving on the table when the Web site failed to keep up with traffic. New microservices captured it.
New Technologies: What Will Impact Your Business?
Commentary  |  4/26/2017
Chatbots, IoT, predictive analytics, and virtual reality/augmented reality all are poised to change how businesses are run and how business and the consumer interact.
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.
5 Keys to Leading in the Age of Analytics
Commentary  |  4/20/2017
Organizations of all sizes have to consider the use of big data analytics, and understand how analytics fits into the corporate strategy.
Walmart: Agility Enabled with React.js, Node.js
News  |  4/20/2017
Alex Grigoryan needed to attack multiple fronts as he revamped the Walmart Web site; the answer was decentralized agile teams with Node.js.
Nemertes CIO Burke: Do You Know Your Cloud TCO?
News  |  4/19/2017
It's not simple: Nemertes CIO John Burke to explain how to evaluate your TCO when using a cloud service and whether real savings are available.
Finding Just the Facts in Government Data
Commentary  |  4/18/2017
Steve Ballmer's new venture is striving to turn billions of bits of government data into facts.
AI to Become Key Competitive Factor by 2020, Says Tata
News  |  4/18/2017
Regions around the world are adopting AI at different rates. A TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) survey illustrates how it may allow its adopters to outstrip competitors.
What You Need to Know About Containers
News  |  4/14/2017
Interop ITX will offer a day-long, Container Crash Course for those who want to learn more about containers' impact on enterprise operations.
IT Won’t 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.
DevOps: It's an Ongoing Culture, Not a Project
News  |  4/12/2017
Splunk's Chief Technology Advocate Andi Mann will sound off on DevOps as a culture-driven phenomenon at Interop ITX and the disciplines it requires.
Cloud Appeal of Google, Microsoft To Enterprise Improves
News  |  4/10/2017
451 Research found in a survey that Microsoft Azure appeal was up from 22% to 35% of respondents in two years.
Expanding a Culture of Innovation in Government
Commentary  |  4/10/2017
Governments have an opportunity to continue as leaders in innovation, but that role may require some changes in the leadership mindset and strategy.
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.
Cloud and Virtualization Enable 'Active/Active'
Commentary  |  4/7/2017
At the heart of disaster recovery is database system recovery, and ScaleArc urges users to think active/active, not DR.
What New-to-the-Cloud Managers Can Learn from Cloud Pioneers
Commentary  |  4/6/2017
With cloud computing proving itself in major organizations, those who have managed cloud migrations have learned lessons that they can share with cloud newbies.
How to Give IT Credibility in the C-suite
Commentary  |  4/6/2017
It isn't easy changing the C-suite's view that IT is a "utility" but you can do it over time.
Battle Intensifies To Become Cloud Hardware Leader
News  |  4/5/2017
HPE and Cisco are joined by merged Dell EMC as big three contenders to supply cloud providers. Are white box manufacturers a threat?
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.
Software Is Eating the World? Don't Be Lunch
News  |  4/4/2017
Xceligent CIO Joe Emison to talk about how IT must change if Marc Andreesen's 'software is eating the world' proves to be true.
Get Ready for the Analytics Bot Invasion
Slideshows  |  4/4/2017
Bots are carving out a new role in analytics, utilizing natural language generation to address questions raised by business people and consumers.


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