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Cloud Security Basics CIOs and CTOs Should Know
Commentary  |  7/30/2021
Chief information officers and chief technology officers don't tend to be cybersecurity experts and yet they may have responsibility for it. Cloud security is somewhat unique because you can't control everything.
Should You Trust Low Code/No Code for Mission-Critical Applications?
Commentary  |  7/29/2021
The use of low code and no code is growing as organizations attempt to deliver value faster. Before putting too much at stake, think carefully about what you're doing.
Don’t Lose IT Employees During the Great Resignation
Commentary  |  7/29/2021
Can digital transformation initiatives withstand the wave of resignations headed this way? IT leaders need to take a closer look at what they're doing to keep employees -- and better manage employee needs.
Laying Out a Road Map to Close the Cloud Skills Gap
Commentary  |  7/28/2021
Even with the best intentions to transform, organizations that lack in-house cloud knowledge may struggle to compete.
3 Tips for Creating a Strong, Healthy Software Team
Commentary  |  7/27/2021
Lots of things can ruin the success of a software project. Your approach to people and processes doesn't have to be one of them.
AI Liability Risks to Consider
Commentary  |  7/26/2021
Sooner or later, AI may do something unexpected. If it does, blaming the algorithm won't help.
AI Requires a Holistic Framework and Scalable Projects
Commentary  |  7/26/2021
Artificial intelligence and digital transformation projects have a low success rate, but best practices help.
Bridging from Now to the Pure Digital Future
Commentary  |  7/23/2021
Enterprises need to consider augmenting traditional systems, rather than ripping and replacing them, as they pursue digital transformation.
Why IT Should Be the Next Focus of Your Sustainability Efforts
Commentary  |  7/22/2021
Reducing the environmental impacts from technology systems, devices, and capabilities can help companies reach their emissions goals.
Ways to Build a Talented and Reliable Work-at-Home IT Workforce
Commentary  |  7/21/2021
COVID-19 forced many organizations to create virtual IT teams. Things worked out so well that a growing number of IT leaders are now looking to build a permanent home-based workforce.
3 Ways To Make Conversational AI Work For Your Organization
Commentary  |  7/20/2021
There's little doubt that conversational AI is gaining momentum. The question is this: How can you use it to deliver real business value?
Seeking a Competitive Edge vs. Chasing Savings in the Cloud
Commentary  |  7/19/2021
Results from an Accenture survey point to risk of missing out on strategic advantages if organizations focus strictly on cost-savings from the cloud.
How Cloud Can Drive Sustainable, Data-Driven Success
Commentary  |  7/19/2021
Chief information officers have been charged with driving financial, security, and agility benefits through cloud, but sustainability is quickly becoming another imperative for technology leaders.
SAS Founders Call Off Sales Talks with Broadcom
Commentary  |  7/16/2021
Longtime analytics giant SAS briefly entertained the idea of being acquired by semiconductor giant Broadcom. Now that the talks are off, what's next for the 45-year-old enterprise stalwart?
How to Best Assess Your Security Posture
Commentary  |  7/15/2021
Cybersecurity is a rapidly moving target. If you don't understand your current state, how can you improve it?
Building a Post-Pandemic Cloud Strategy
Commentary  |  7/15/2021
Here's what every chief information officer needs to know to create an effective cloud strategy.
How to Become an IT Industry Thought Leader
Commentary  |  7/14/2021
Many IT executives -- and prospective executives -- would like to share their knowledge and insights as industry thought leaders. Here's a look at what you need to know to get started.
How IT Leaders Can Adopt an Automation Mindset
Commentary  |  7/14/2021
Too often, IT pros focus on one-off problems instead of leveraging automation to drive long-term innovation. Instead, IT leaders should adopt the big-picture mindset of a Formula 1 champion.
CTOs Evolve in Shake Up of Digital Leadership in the C-Suite
Commentary  |  7/13/2021
Expectations for them to deliver game-changing strategies may push chief technology officers to take on new responsibilities and decision-making powers.
Four Best Practices for Successful AI Projects
Commentary  |  7/13/2021
While nearly all organizations believe AI would benefit their operations, very few have implemented it. Here are four best practices that can speed your implementation.
What You Need to Know About Ransomware Insurance
Commentary  |  7/12/2021
Ransomware can bring business operations to an instant halt. Ransomware insurance can limit the immediate and long-term financial damage.
How CIOs Should Manage the Rapid Shift to the Cloud
Commentary  |  7/12/2021
The pandemic caused a rapid acceleration of organizations shifting to the cloud. Now is the time to take a step back to review your move to the cloud to ensure it's strategic and effective.
A Strategy to Aid Underserved Communities and Fill Tech Jobs
Commentary  |  7/9/2021
Nonprofit DevOps academy takes educational approach to open up career opportunities for the underserved as well as address ongoing demand for IT personnel.
Data Integration is the Key to the Connected Future
Commentary  |  7/9/2021
Satya Nadella's vision of a distributed computing future will require centralized cloud infrastructure and business models and enterprise data integration.
Why You Need a Data Fabric, Not Just IT Architecture
Commentary  |  7/8/2021
Data fabrics offer an opportunity to track, monitor and utilize data, while IT architectures track, monitor and maintain IT assets. Both are needed for a long-term digitalization strategy.
Ways to Cultivate a Cyber-Aware Culture
Commentary  |  7/8/2021
Cyber attacks are growing exponentially and becoming more sophisticated, so companies need to increase employees' level of cyber-risk awareness.
Dealing with Disgruntled Employees
Commentary  |  7/7/2021
Disgruntled employees can cause a lot of damage. Here's how to recognize when there's an issue and act before it becomes a problem.
How COVID Expanded CIOs' Power and Influence
Commentary  |  7/6/2021
The pandemic changed many things both inside and outside the IT world. For chief information officers, it opened the door to a new era of authority and leadership.
Define Your Cloud Strategy by Starting With Why
Commentary  |  7/6/2021
Companies tend to look at cloud in terms of 'what,' not 'why.' Following are three important why questions to ask.
Mondelez Takes a Low-Code, No-Code Approach to Development
Commentary  |  7/2/2021
Snack food giant Mondelēz aims to get ahead of the curve in software development by building up its citizen developer community.
The Pandemic Has Changed How IT Teams Collaborate, Permanently
Commentary  |  7/2/2021
The pandemic accelerated the move to more flexible, distributed IT teams. Ongoing reskilling, flexible work arrangements, and cross-functional roles will remain.
How to Get a Stronger Grip on Contract and Vendor Management
Commentary  |  7/1/2021
Vendor management and contracts are more important than they've ever been, yet many organizations can't afford a separate contract management function. Here are some best practices for IT teams.
CIOs And CFOs Are Jointly Enabling the Future of Business
Commentary  |  6/30/2021
Many companies are investing more in IT and infrastructure to hit the ground running in 2021. Here's what CIOs and CFOs need to know to avoid falling behind.
When A Good Machine Learning Model Is So Bad
Commentary  |  6/29/2021
IT teams must work with managers who oversee data scientists, data engineers, and analysts to develop points of intervention that complement model ensemble techniques.
4 Skills Will Set Apart Tomorrow’s Data Scientists
Commentary  |  6/28/2021
Skilled data scientists are in high demand as businesses adopt data-driven strategies. Certain skills will make them indispensable.
Showing ROI for Your Analytics Project
Commentary  |  6/25/2021
Analytics is no longer an option and no longer a discrete function in the enterprise. If it's to be measured, it would be in the return on investment increase of the applications.
The CIO's Role in Maintaining a Strong Supply Chain
Commentary  |  6/24/2021
As the pandemic proved, a strong supply chain is essential for immediate and long-term business health. CIOs are perfectly positioned to play an essential part here.
Digital Transformation is Not Magic
Commentary  |  6/24/2021
Transformation must be a way of life, not a one-and-done IT migration. IT teams that actively pursue new technologies will future proof the business.
How to Retain Your IT Talent
Commentary  |  6/22/2021
Employee turnover is expensive, and it's a job seeker's market out there. Here's how to hang onto the talent you already have.
Automation Is a Game Changer, Not a Job Killer
Commentary  |  6/22/2021
Your employees may view automation as a threat rather than an asset. How can you shift their perspective and empower them to use automation to their own benefit?
How to Avoid the Leading Cloud Migration Mistakes
Commentary  |  6/21/2021
Moving operations into the cloud doesn't have to be a floating nightmare. Avoiding five common migration mistakes will help ensure a smooth and fast transition.
6 Steps Companies Can Take to Strengthen Their Cyber Strategy
Commentary  |  6/21/2021
Protecting an organization against advanced cyber threats requires innovative thinking and techniques. Here's some advice.
AIOps in the Cloud? Not So Fast
Commentary  |  6/18/2021
AIOps is a trending buzzword in the cloud sector. CIOs are skeptical now, but that won't last.
The CIO’s Role in Innovation
Commentary  |  6/17/2021
Innovation often comes from customer-driven feedback loops, but a CIO's organization can be the perfect "internal" testbed for innovation.
3 Ways CIOs Can Enable Innovation Within a Hybrid Workforce
Commentary  |  6/16/2021
Preserving the momentum of innovation activities and generating new ones is a riddle that many CIOs needed to solve in the hybrid workplace.
Green IT: Are We There Yet?
Commentary  |  6/15/2021
IT teams have long been trying to economize energy consumption in data centers, but they still have a way to go. Here are eight approaches that IT can use to further green initiatives.
Checks and Balances: 3 Tips for Securing SaaS Apps
Commentary  |  6/14/2021
Software as a service users are bypassing on-premises IT security solutions. CISOs can lower enterprise risks using a modern security approach to enable business users while keeping data safe.
What We Can Do About Biased AI
Commentary  |  6/11/2021
Biased artificial intelligence is a real issue. But how does it occur, what are the ramifications -- and what can we do about it?
Machine Learning Basics Everyone Should Know
Commentary  |  6/10/2021
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, neural networks. ML terms are often used synonymously, but their differences are important to understand.
What SolarWinds Taught Enterprises About Data Protection
Commentary  |  6/10/2021
A new approach is emerging to help stay on top of data protection, assuming the system has already been breached.
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