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CollabNet, #YesWeCode, And Making A Difference In Tech
Commentary  |  1/23/2017  | 
There are ways to meet computer technology job demands by creating a more diverse workforce.
5 Business Cases For Containers
Commentary  |  1/19/2017  | 
While containers offer an organization technical benefits, don't overlook their business benefits, such as cost savings and flexibility.
How Can The CIO Drive RPA As A Strategic Imperative?
Commentary  |  1/18/2017  | 
The use of Robotic Process Automation, using concepts such as software bots, is emerging, but its use can't succeed in isolation. The CIO needs to get involved to implement an enterprise strategy.
Software Chooses Consumer Over Engineering
Commentary  |  1/17/2017  | 
There's a new emphasis in the software world with a focus on ease of use and more standardized platforms that support speed to market and innovation by makers.
3 Ways Shadow Analytics May Be Working Against You
Commentary  |  1/16/2017  | 
Analytics is popping up in more functional areas of businesses, outside of IT's control. Like BYOB, the trend is inevitable. How will your organization manage it?
Why You Need To Embrace DevOps Differently
Commentary  |  1/13/2017  | 
Before you jump into DevOps understand what problems you are trying to solve, and whether you need to make a complete commitment to all of the elements or just specific aspects.
Be Recognized For IT Excellence
Commentary  |  1/12/2017  | 
Organizations of all sizes and from all sectors are invited to apply for the 2017 InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards.
Addressing The Runaway Demand For Information Security
Commentary  |  1/12/2017  | 
With organizations going through digital transformation,IT leaders must fundamentally change how information security services are delivered, and make security part of everyone's job.
3 No-brainer Uses for the Public Cloud
Commentary  |  1/11/2017  | 
While many enterprise needs will require the use of a private or hybrid cloud architecture, there are some uses that truly take advantage of the benefits that only the public cloud can deliver.
Measuring the Performance of Enterprise Architecture
Commentary  |  1/11/2017  | 
Enterprise architecture teams often struggle with measuring and communicating the value of their function. We have implemented a set of simple and straight-forward performance indicators to address this problem.
Global Survey: Innovation, Movement Of Data Get More Restrictions
Commentary  |  1/10/2017  | 
Foundation finds more countries passing restrictions on use of intellectual property within their borders, export of data out.
Business Transformation: Go Digital Or Go Home
Commentary  |  1/10/2017  | 
The evidence is clear, digital transformation is the biggest driver in business today. Businesses that donít embrace the journey will be left behind by competitors and customers.
4 Ways Data-First Competitors Are Killing You
Commentary  |  1/10/2017  | 
Data is the new oil. Those that figure out how to use it more effectively than their competitors are realizing significant, strategic benefits. But what's so unique about data-first companies? Technology? People? Culture? It turns out, there's more than meets the eye.
Supplying The Supply Chain
Commentary  |  1/9/2017  | 
The supply chain is changing rapidly, often outside of the traditional IT structure. IT needs to get involved, bringing its skills and experience to the table.
Amazon: The Self-Fueling, Perpetual Motion Machine
Commentary  |  1/9/2017  | 
Amazon's retail operation is now paired with what's known to be a highly successful cloud business: Are the two accelerating each other?
5 Things That Will Keep IT Execs Up At Night In 2017
Commentary  |  1/6/2017  | 
The dawn of a new year brings hope of great things to come. But there also are challenges that are sure to keep IT executives awake with worry.
The Battle Over Analytics: Who Should Lead The Charge?
Commentary  |  1/5/2017  | 
The IT organization has to carve out its role in a company's analytics strategy. What works? Either of two approaches.
'Snowmobile' Shows AWS At Its Blue-Collar Best
Commentary  |  1/5/2017  | 
The surprise appearance of a tractor-trailer rig on stage at AWS ReInvent in Las Vegas illustrated a new way to move a petabyte of data into AWS data centers.
Why Healthcare is Behind the Data Curve
Commentary  |  1/4/2017  | 
The healthcare sector has been trailing industries such as banking and retail when it comes to adoption of data analytics, but a growing number of success stories in healthcare provide proof of concept for other organizations to get on board.
IT Products Go from Big Noise to Big Business
Commentary  |  1/3/2017  | 
There's been a positive change in the enterprise computing business of late; more product announcements truly are focused on how technology can help a company do business.
What the Last 10 Years Have Taught Us About Millennials
Commentary  |  1/2/2017  | 
Yes, the millennial generation is different, but no more so than the generations that went before it.
Why Recommendation Engines Still Aren't Accurate
Commentary  |  12/28/2016  | 
Those website recommendations engines sometimes can be just what the consumer needs to make a decision. Then again, sometimes those recommendations are way off base.
Will Cloud Service Prices Go Up in 2017?
Commentary  |  12/28/2016  | 
Competition and price cutting might be good for cloud customers, but the glory days of low prices might not make it into 2017.
Thereís No 'Thing' You Can Do to Be Agile
Commentary  |  12/27/2016  | 
The Agile concept isn't just about IT and development, but about a mindset that has to extend throughout the business.
The Unblinking Eye: Employee Monitoring in the IoT Era
Commentary  |  12/22/2016  | 
Monitoring machines in the Internet of Things can provide valuable data, but there could be privacy issues when employees are using those machines.
The Cloud May Finally be Ready for Your Legacy Apps
Commentary  |  12/21/2016  | 
If youíve been holding off your legacy application migration to the cloud over fear of support and migration issues, 2017 may very well be the time to look at your options.
Innovation Is a Team Sport
Commentary  |  12/20/2016  | 
Lessons in teamwork, innovation and leadership learned in sports carry through in the business world, according to the CTO of Ultimate Software.
AI Is Late: 3 Things To Accelerate It
Commentary  |  12/19/2016  | 
Artificial intelligence applications haven't advanced the way you might hope. However, rather than waiting for AI to happen, you and your peers have to take action.
Why Embedded Analytics Will Change Everything
Commentary  |  12/15/2016  | 
Analytics is being embedded in all kinds of software which suggests a major shift is on the horizon. How we think about analytics will change and so will our use of analytics. We explain why.
Four Keys to Thriving in STEM and IT as a Woman
Commentary  |  12/14/2016  | 
It isn't fair that women have to put in extra effort to succeed in male-dominated STEM fields, but MarkLogic's Sheila Stewart shares four great tips.
Multi-Cloud Management: What to Realistically Expect in 2017
Commentary  |  12/14/2016  | 
Learn what you should realistically expect from your multi-cloud management solution in 2017 -- and what you may have to wait for until 2018 and beyond.
The Non-IT CIO: Information Over Infrastructure
Commentary  |  12/12/2016  | 
The emergence of CIOs whose backgrounds are outside of IT isn't a fluke. It was inevitable.
The DevOps Engineer Is An Optical Illusion
Commentary  |  12/8/2016  | 
IT pros and developers can't be excellent at everything. Instead, embracing specialization and empowering collaboration in your organization can achieve meaningful and lasting DevOps progress.
How Cloud Is Changing IT Investment Planning
Commentary  |  12/6/2016  | 
IT roadmaps are shifting as technologies like cloud, containers, and software-defined infrastructure change where and how enterprise resources are consumed and managed.
Shifting Your DevOps Mindset from Tools to Culture
Commentary  |  12/5/2016  | 
DevOps is based on continuous improvement and development, with employees as active participants in that iterative process. Enabling self-learning and self-improving among employees is central to this school of thought.
Digital Transformation: Why Darwin Was Right
Commentary  |  12/2/2016  | 
While half of surveyed organizations say that digital transformation is a strategic priority, what does that say about the other 50%? If they don't adapt they could face the fate Darwin described in discussing survival of the fittest.
CEOs & CIOs Must Work Together For Data Analytics Success
Commentary  |  12/2/2016  | 
Learn how business and IT executives can forge more fruitful relationships to take advantage of the power of data analytics.
4 Ways Business Priorities Don't Align With IT
Commentary  |  11/30/2016  | 
CIOs are well aware of changing business expectations, but often lack the resources, skills, or alignment to execute on expectations. The Deloitte 2016-2017 Global CIO survey reveals some stark disconnects between the business and IT.
Marketing Can Connect the Dots with IoT
Commentary  |  11/29/2016  | 
Editor's note: Pierre DeBois of Zimana Analytics offers advice for how marketing pros can best utilize IoT data to understand customer activity.
Why You Can't Avoid DevOps
Commentary  |  11/29/2016  | 
IT teams at enterprises of all sizes need to embrace the DevOps movement to deal with increasingly complex IT that needs to move quickly.
Failure Fridays: Four Lessons We Learned
Commentary  |  11/25/2016  | 
Tim Armandpour shares four lessons learned by implementing "Failure Fridays" at PagerDuty, and explains how your IT organization can benefit from the same approach.
The Fast-Moving CIO: A Race For Transformation
Commentary  |  11/23/2016  | 
Sharyn Leaver of Forrester Research cites the fable of the tortoise and the hare: While slow and steady may sometimes win, hereís why a modern IT environment may require us to act more like the hare and less like the tortoise.
What Healthcare Analytics Can Teach The Rest of Us
Commentary  |  11/22/2016  | 
Analytics are taking on a lead role in all phases of the healthcare system. Those personal fitness devices? Their value is in what they say about us, not the data itself.
The Technology Economy Shuffles The C-Suite
Commentary  |  11/18/2016  | 
Chief Data 0fficers have been on the rise in enterprise organizations for the past few years. Do they belong in the IT organization, or should they have their own organization?
Successful Analytics Is All About The Infrastructure: Podcast
Commentary  |  11/16/2016  | 
Claudia Imhoff shares insights on what a modern business needs from its analytics infrastructure and how IT departments can get from where they are to where the business needs them to be.
What DevOps Can Teach IT About Change Management
Commentary  |  11/15/2016  | 
Even if your shop hasn't embraced DevOps and has no plans to do so, the practice offers leadership and communication guidance applicable to nearly every facet of IT. Here's what we learned from presentations at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco.
Samsung's $8 Billion Harman Deal Drives New Era For IT Pros†
Commentary  |  11/15/2016  | 
As connected cars become more commonplace, IT professionals need to consider how employees are using these software-platforms-on-wheels to access and share work-related information. Samsung's announcement that it would acquire Harman International Industries -- owner of multiple car audio brands -- raises the urgency of these questions.
Where Your IT Dollars Are Headed In 2017
Commentary  |  11/10/2016  | 
We polled InformationWeek readers to find out about IT spending priorities for 2017. Here's what we learned. See how your budget plans for next year stack up.
What Can IT Professionals Learn From New AWS VP?
Commentary  |  11/10/2016  | 
In October, Adrian Cockcroft became VP of cloud architecture at Amazon Web Services (AWS). His career, which includes a long stint at Sun Microsystems and groundbreaking infrastructure work at Netflix, offers a range of lessons for IT professionals looking to fine-tune their own career goals in an era of digital transformation.
Drones As Compute Platforms In The Air: Podcast
Commentary  |  11/8/2016  | 
Intel's Anil Nanduri talks with InformationWeek about the company's newest drone and the demonstration that shows that drones are a dynamic compute platform.
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