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Automation: How Can We Reskill the Workforce?
Commentary  |  3/25/2019
The growing interest in automation in the enterprise highlights the need to place humans in jobs that are best suited for humans rather than machines, and a need for continuous training.
Kaleido Brings Its Blockchain Market to Microsoft Azure
Commentary  |  3/25/2019
A blockchain software-as-a-service platform expands to another cloud service, showing opportunity for such networks.
Biased AI Is Real; What Does that Mean for Women?
Commentary  |  3/22/2019
We have a great opportunity to lay a better foundation for the future of AI if we encourage more women and people of diverse backgrounds to dive into data science and other AI fields.
FinOps Foundation Lays Out Cloud Spending Leadership Roadmap
Commentary  |  3/21/2019
Education and information sharing among peers may help the market be more fiscally efficient about cloud migration.
AI's Purpose Should be to Build a More Human Experience
Commentary  |  3/21/2019
Using new technologies and building products with a clear purpose in mind can help organizations connect with users in a way that is more human and more useful.
Who's Responsible When IT Goes Awry?
Commentary  |  3/20/2019
Headline news just hit, customers are livid, lawsuits are imminent. Whom should be held responsible when an IT error disrupts business?
Empowering Women in the Workplace 365 Days a Year
Commentary  |  3/19/2019
In celebrating the progress companies have made with inclusion and diversity the has to be ongoing change to create a level playing field and a culture where all colleagues feel included and heard.
Lessons We Can All Learn from the Sharing Economy
Commentary  |  3/18/2019
Companies in the sharing economy are creating superior experiences for their customers with the aid of massive databases engineered on a global scale.
Why Your Company's AI Strategy May Not Be Its Own
Commentary  |  3/18/2019
Nine big tech firms are deciding your company's fate and even the fate of humanity simply because they have the most control over AI.
There’s No Tech Silver Bullet for Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  3/15/2019
There are four common traits of executives and organizations that will be successful with digital transformation.
Q&A: Deloitte’s Lisa Noon on Inclusivity and Cloud Evolution
Commentary  |  3/15/2019
As adoption of the cloud accelerates, a broader mix of perspectives can help accelerate innovation.
Weighing Opinions on Going Multicloud versus Vendor Lock-In
Commentary  |  3/13/2019
Advantages and limitations separate these two camps when it comes to choosing a strategy for cloud transformation.
How to Find a Qualified Developer in a Hurry
Commentary  |  3/12/2019
When a deadline looms and talent is scarce the pressure builds to find developers who can hit the ground running.
How Productivity Software Reduces Collaboration Overload
Commentary  |  3/11/2019
Beware of collaboration overload. The last thing any business leader wants is a team that is exhausted by unnecessary emails and meetings.
Customer Experience: A Company’s Most Important Battleground
Commentary  |  3/11/2019
Tthe last century way of doing customer experience is outdated. The emergence of new technologies calls for the adoption of new processes.
AI as a Human Right
Commentary  |  3/8/2019
As some thought leaders advocate for the recognition of access to AI as a human right, the question comes up: How could we achieve that?
Automakers Take the Onramp to Machine Learning Strategies
Commentary  |  3/8/2019
Automaker experiments with vehicle tech offer established businesses lessons for managing machine learning and DevOps influences on products and operations.
CDOs Need To Change Their Firms, Then Change Jobs
Commentary  |  3/7/2019
If the chief data officer does their job right, they very quickly reach the point where they need to move up or out.
IT Talent Shortages: What Businesses are Doing to Cope
Commentary  |  3/7/2019
For organizations that are having trouble recruiting IT professionals with in-demand skills, some options have become available in the cloud and gig economy.
Q&A: DevOps Institute’s Jayne Groll on the Future of DevOps
Commentary  |  3/6/2019
The Interop 2019 speaker discusses ways that enterprises explore DevOps, the skills gap, and the rise of security as code.
Flex Creative Muscles for Healthier Productivity
Commentary  |  3/5/2019
Happy, productive employees who are protected from burnout lead to better products and services and a thriving company.
How Low-Code and No-Code Fit into a DevOps Strategy
Commentary  |  3/4/2019
There are ways organizations can simplify app creation if they do not have the resources to build them from scratch.
Make AI Boring: The Road from Experimental to Practical
Commentary  |  3/4/2019
In the same way the cell network enabled our modern mobile lifestyle, AI will drive the data age, but only if we make it boring and commonplace.
Empowering Teachers Will Help Address the US Skills Gap
Commentary  |  3/1/2019
America's dedicated teachers are the key to transforming how students learn the skills necessary to fuel the US economy.
Should You Declare Bankruptcy on Your Technical Debt?
Commentary  |  2/28/2019
Technical debt is a hidden cost that robs your business of its ability to be nimble and make needed changes for your customers
Q&A: Where IBM Sees Growth in Hybrid Cloud
Commentary  |  2/27/2019
Eager to show that it is part of the future, IBM shares some of its perspective on how cloud computing continues to evolve.
What CIOs and CTOs Can Learn From Smart Cities
Commentary  |  2/27/2019
Municipal IT leaders manage a lot of complexity; improving government efficiency, protecting citizens, and making cities attractive places to work, live and visit.
The Future of AI in America: What All Leaders Should Consider
Commentary  |  2/27/2019
Regardless of the spotlight President Trump put on AI, the technology was destined to make a big impact in 2019, and companies will need AI to compete successfully.
Virtual Offsites: Collaboration for Distributed Teams
Commentary  |  2/26/2019
Nothing beats an in-person offsite to foster team bonding, but with a little planning, virtual offsites can be just as engaging, interactive, and fun.
Wachter’s Migration to SD-WAN Brought It Savings Over MPLS
Commentary  |  2/26/2019
SD-WAN continues to become more mainstream as businesses realize greater flexibility and reduced costs.
It’s up to Smart Humans to Stop Being Stupid About AI
Commentary  |  2/25/2019
As AI becomes a bigger and perhaps transformative technological force, it's crucial to recognize that artificial intelligence is only as good as the genuine human thinking that goes into it.
Planning a Trustworthy Citizen Data Science Initiative
Commentary  |  2/25/2019
Once organizations accept that citizen data science is inevitable, it's time to ensure that it's implemented responsibly.
AI is Not Magic – It’s Time to Demystify and Apply
Commentary  |  2/21/2019
It's time for enterprises to define their artificial intelligence strategies, and they have to consider embarking on mass experimentation to achieve success.
VMware vRealize vs. Turbonomic: Real User Insights
Commentary  |  2/21/2019
IT professionals shared their thoughts on the pros and cons of a pair of hybrid cloud management tools.
A Digital Disruption Survival Guide
Commentary  |  2/20/2019
Enterprises across all industries must brace themselves for disruption, and prepare for it through digital transformation.
What Might Be Missing from Your Open Source Evaluation
Commentary  |  2/19/2019
When implementing open source software, look beyond the license terms to understand who is driving change on the software.
Searching For a Cloud-Native App Strategy Amid the Chaos
Commentary  |  2/19/2019
As it gets easier and easier to deploy cloud-native apps, maintaining order increasingly becomes a challenge.
Editor's Note: Have Your Say on the State of IT
Commentary  |  2/19/2019
InformationWeek and Interop are developing a survey-based report on the State of IT in 2019.
2019: The Year IT Makes a Comeback
Commentary  |  2/18/2019
It's time for IT leaders to recognize that the IT group is crucial to their companies' future growth and success, and to let the business know that IT is there to help.
11 Digital Transformation Hacks That Get Results
Commentary  |  2/18/2019
Organizations tend to get different results with digital transformation. To realize business value, first realize that transformation isn't just about tech.
Myth or Matter: Is There a DevOps Talent Shortage?
Commentary  |  2/14/2019
Enterprises that hold out to hire DevOps unicorns may be overlooking worthwhile workers who are already available.
Are Your Metrics Real?
Commentary  |  2/14/2019
The Internet is not fake, but protecting the value derived from online activity must account for social engineering. Here's why.
The New Workforce: 3 Tactics to Secure your Digital Future
Commentary  |  2/13/2019
Both individual employees and their employers need to take action to prepare for a future where people increasingly work alongside machines.
Tightening the Belt on Excess Spending for Cloud
Commentary  |  2/13/2019
Migration to the cloud is part of many transformation plans but it can spiral into expenses that could be avoided.
Protecting Us from AI’s Dark Side
Commentary  |  2/12/2019
The promise of AI is real, but the potential dangers are also just as real. In the end countermeasures will alleviate the dangers.
Technology Professionals and the Path of Least Resistance
Commentary  |  2/11/2019
Take a fresh look at how your organization sources IT equipment, software, and services. Consider partnering with other IT organizations to gain efficiencies in your buying process.
The Problem with AI Facial Recognition
Commentary  |  2/11/2019
AI facial recognition algorithms are far from perfect. Here's what you should know if your enterprise is considering deploying this technology.
Where Third-Party Vendors Stand in the Wake of AWS Backup
Commentary  |  2/8/2019
Amazon's offering is meant to deliver convenience-and it may push competing backup services to change tactics.
The Title Machine Learning Engineer Will Start to Disappear
Commentary  |  2/7/2019
We may be at a point in the evolution of machine learning tools where formal education in the field is no longer necessary.
Now It's Time for the Hybrid IT Worker
Commentary  |  2/7/2019
In an era when the glasshouse is gone it's time for a new work structure, with IT staff being stationed closer to the business users they support.
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