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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation posted in August 2016
VMworld: Security, Network, Cloud Are Top IT Concerns
News  |  8/31/2016
At VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, customers of VMware took to the keynote stage to talk about adapting their data centers through changing times, with virtualization and vCloud Air.
Analytics-Driven Innovation: Where Does IT Fit?
Commentary  |  8/31/2016
Sharad Sachdev, managing director and innovation lead at Accenture Analytics, tells us how to encourage an analytics-driven culture of innovation, and how you, as an IT professional, can make the most of the tools at your disposal.
VMware Customers Cautious About vCloud Air, Ready For IBM
News  |  8/30/2016
As VMworld 2016 opens in Las Vegas, customers already have sharp opinions on VMware's commitment to the public cloud. However, these customers do like the company's alliance with IBM.
Baton Rouge Flood Map: Using IT Know-How In Emergency Situations
News  |  8/30/2016
The Department of Information Services in Baton Rouge used geographic information systems and data from 911 calls, search-and-rescue efforts, and more to create a map visualization of the impact of recent floods in the region. The story is a prime example of how IT professionals can put their knowledge to work in emergency situations.
6 Linux Kernel Changes IT Pros Need To Know
News  |  8/30/2016
The 4.7 Linux kernel includes enhancements to security, automated testing prior to release, and an average 7.8 additions per hour over 10 weeks of development. Here is a look at what IT pros need to know about the OS that powers everything from mobile devices to servers and supercomputers.
Fulton Works Founder: Making The Switch From Music To IT
Commentary  |  8/30/2016
A computer science degree isn't the only path into software development. Brent Sanders used his musicianship to bring programming skills and team leadership to a development group. Here, he tells InformationWeek about his journey from trombone player to software company founder.
Microsoft, Red Hat Look To Steal VMware Customers
News  |  8/29/2016
On the eve of VMworld 2016, VMware's annual user group conference, Microsoft and Red Hat would like to wean some of the company's customers to their offerings.
5 IT Talent, Staffing Fails To Avoid
Slideshows  |  8/26/2016
When InformationWeek surveyed 100 IT leaders about their greatest mistakes, talent and staffing were among the many issues we heard about. Here, we focus on five of the biggest mistakes made in this category-and offer some advice on how you can learn from the pain of your peers.
Why IT Departments Need Social, Digital Communication Strategies
News  |  8/26/2016
With social media dominating communications outreach for businesses, IT departments need to focus on how to engage Millennial consumers.
5 Traits Effective IT Leaders Need
Slideshows  |  8/25/2016
When you consider outstanding tech leaders such as Bill Gates, the late Steve Jobs, and Jeff Bezos, five of their traits standout above others. Here's a look at ways to cultivate these characteristics to further your career.
IT Hiring: How Interns Can Give Companies An Edge
News  |  8/24/2016
A college internship program could give a company an advantage in the intense competition for hiring tech talent.
8 Steps To Building A Successful Cyber-Security Career
Slideshows  |  8/23/2016
Information security professionals are in high demand, but entering the field can be tricky. Follow these tips to build a successful cyber-security career.
AWS Helps Fuel Lyft's Expansion
News  |  8/22/2016
Lyft, the San Francisco ride-sharing company and Uber competitor, is thriving on AWS IT services and looking to ring up its first $1 billion. Here's what IT pros can learn from the example.
3 Steps To Getting Your IT Job Posting Noticed
News  |  8/22/2016
With demand for tech workers running high, here are three ways hiring managers can get their IT job listings to stand out, according to technology recruiter Robert Half Technology.
Digital Business Apps Must Reach Edge Of Network To Succeed
News  |  8/19/2016
A recently released Gartner report, based on Equinix network hub use, finds that an "interconnect" service is one of the keys to an enterprise's digital future.
TransUnion's Tech Overhaul Reaps Cultural Rewards
Commentary  |  8/19/2016
In the process of transforming its brand and its technology infrastructure, TransUnion has found itself attracting top-notch IT talent normally repelled by the idea of working for a stuffy financial institution. Here's how they did it.
Blockchain Builder Brings Protocol To CryptoCurrency Initiative
News  |  8/17/2016
Chain, a San Francisco blockchain company, has joined the Initiative for CryptoCurrency & Contracts. With its membership, the firm brings a blockchain protocol to the party.
4 Industrial IoT Startups Taking Development To The Cloud
News  |  8/16/2016
From where IT professionals sit, these are early days for industrial IoT. Still, the software, hardware, and network ecosystem required for delivering on the promise of IoT will eventually transform the way enterprises think about running everything. Here are four cloud-based industrial IoT startups worth knowing.
5 Steps That Can Shorten The IT Hiring Process
News  |  8/16/2016
IT hiring managers who take too long to extend a job offer may suffer from the snooze-you-lose syndrome -- specifically losing a candidate's interest within a week of the interview if an offer is not made, according to survey results. However, there are five practical steps IT managers can follow to streamline the process.
AWS Launches Simple Analytics Service On Kinesis Data
News  |  8/12/2016
Amazon knows customers want to do things with the data streams they're capturing in the cloud. With that in mind, AWS is offering Kinesis Analytics as its answer.
Amazon's 'Prime Air' Boeing 767 Takes Its Maiden Flight
News  |  8/12/2016
Amazon's newly unveiled "Prime Air" 767 will help move customer freight faster and give the company yet another edge in the online retail market.
Duke IT Manager Talks Legacy Tech, Security, Career
News  |  8/11/2016
Sasha Calden faces unique security challenges as the IT Manager in one of Duke University's largest academic departments. Here she discusses data management, career development, and the challenge of securing legacy devices.
Machine Learning Can Extend Life Of Flash Storage, Paper Finds
News  |  8/10/2016
Industry consultant Tom Coughlin writes in a new paper that machine learning will extend the life cycle of flash memory, which experiences "cell wear" with repeated use.
C3 IoT: Is Tom Siebel's Startup An Emerging Powerhouse?
News  |  8/10/2016
C3 IoT is Tom Siebel's latest venture. The young Redwood City, Calif-based company is off to a fast start with industrial IoT applications, and now it's bringing a cross-industry platform to market.
AWS, Microsoft Azure Top Gartner's Magic Quadrant For IaaS
News  |  8/8/2016
Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure-as-a-Service shows Amazon far ahead, but Microsoft gaining ground on the completeness of its IaaS offerings and ability to execute. Overall, the report shows that IT has different choices when it comes to IaaS.
Meg Whitman's Clinton Endorsement: What It Says About IT Pros
News  |  8/8/2016
HPE CEO and Republican Meg Whitman recently announced she will vote for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, a move that disrupts the status quo -- a personality trait common among IT professionals, says one tech recruiter.
How Data Visualization Can Improve Your Workspace
News  |  8/8/2016
JLL, a professional services and investment management company specializing in real estate, is turning to data visualization to help improve the way its clients work. The company's CIO for corporate solutions tells us the story behind the firm's new analytics platform.
Hortonworks, Tableau In The Spotlight: Big Data Roundup
News  |  8/7/2016
Data visualization and business intelligence platform provider Tableau and big data Hadoop distributor Hortonworks reported their earnings this week. Here's a peek inside the state of the business of big data technologies in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended August 7, 2016.
Rio Olympics Has IT Managers Worried About Network Capacity
News  |  8/5/2016
A survey sponsored by Riverbed and conducted by Wakefield Research finds corporate networks will be tested as the 2016 Summer Olympics get underway in Rio.
InformationWeek Elite 100: Celebrating Innovation
InformationWeek Elite 100: Celebrating Innovation
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/4/2016
How does the Elite 100 come together, and how do the editors chose the winners? Editorial Director Susan Nunziata spoke to Senior Editor Sara Peters about the list and what goes into selecting and ranking so many deserving recipients.
9 Tips For Hiring Data Science Talent
Slideshows  |  8/4/2016
Data scientists are the new corporate rock stars. Companies in all industries know they need a strong bench of data science talent to have any hope of becoming the next Uber or Netflix. With more demand than supply, here's what you need to know about recruiting the best and brightest.
10 Reasons Your Data Vision Will Fail
Slideshows  |  8/3/2016
Even as they aspire to be data driven, organizations are failing to align their vision with execution. Pitfalls lurk everywhere. We've uncovered 10 of the most common culprits.
Rio Olympics Will Test Atos's IT Systems, Cloud Infrastructure
News  |  8/2/2016
Atos, the supplier of IT systems to the 2016 Summer Olympics, has been testing its technology for 200,000 hours before the games begin this week. Like many other businesses, Atros and the Olympics are relying on cloud services to insure information delivery.
Mesosphere Links To Key Supporting Systems For Container Use
News  |  8/1/2016
Mesosphere announced its Data Center Operating System now works with data and message management systems from Lightbend, Confluent, and DataStax.
3 Tips For Playing Nice With Your CMO
Commentary  |  8/1/2016
In his role as EVP and Chief Marketing Officer at HCL Technologies, Matt Preschern knew he needed to collaborate with his CIO in order to move forward a big customer engagement project. Here, he shares how they did it, and provides three steps any IT leader can use to form a productive bond with his or her company's CIO.


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