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Businesses Are on the Cusp of an Automation Revolution
Commentary  |  4/19/2018
The cloud is much more than on-demand computing and storage resources. It is the foundation for a whole new world of exciting and smart ways of doing business.
What Do Modern Analytics Look Like With Agile Deployment?
Commentary  |  4/17/2018
When deploying an analytics initiative throughout an organization it's time to utilize agile concepts.
What Iím Looking Forward to at Interop ITX 2018
Commentary  |  4/17/2018
An IT professionals maps out his tour of Interop ITX, coming up in two weeks.
Executives, Beware of Agile!
Commentary  |  4/16/2018
The successful shift to an agile organization isn't just about a mandate from above; management has to embrace agile as a way of doing business.
No More IT Islands
Commentary  |  4/13/2018
IT professionals no longer fit into the buckets of specialization that marketers and HR staffers love.
Why IT Professionals Move to Las Vegas
Commentary  |  4/12/2018
Las Vegas may well become the next high-tech hotbed as more IT talent and related investment flow into the city. On and off The Strip, there are all kinds of opportunities to cash in on digital transformation, from gaming to the maker movement and beyond. You may enjoy life more, too. Here's why.
Three Big Pitfalls for Big-Company CIOs, and What to Do About Them
Commentary  |  4/12/2018
Scale and longevity can be advantages for large enterprises facing competition from startups, but those enterprises need to transform their IT culture, achieve single-speed IT, and jettison inefficient distributed infrastructure.
To Improve Customer Service Robots Enable Humans
Commentary  |  4/11/2018
When it comes to customer service automation, don't think robots can do it all. They need to work in combination with human staffers.
4 Types of Machine Intelligence You Should Know
Commentary  |  4/10/2018
Cognitive computing, AI, machine learning, and deep learning are often used to describe the same thing, when they actually differ. We explain what the differences are so you can better understand how the pieces fit together.
How to Transition from Being a Cloud 'Rookie' to Aficionado
Commentary  |  4/10/2018
Dabbling in the cloud rather than having a cloud strategy with assigned responsibilities is a step toward disaster.
The State of the Cloud 2018
Commentary  |  4/9/2018
It's time to stop with the excuses and recognize why an organization needs to move to the cloud.
Is the CIO becoming the Chief Customer Officer?
Commentary  |  4/9/2018
How data, subscriptions and new business models are transforming the CIO's relationship with the customer.
Why IT Costs Keep Rising (and How to Resist the Climb)
Commentary  |  4/6/2018
It will take a multi-pronged approach for IT organizations to stop the escalation of IT costs.
Itís About Augmented Intelligence, not Artificial Intelligence
Commentary  |  4/5/2018
The adoption of AI applications isn't about replacing workers but helping workers do their jobs better.
Emerging Technologies Remain a Gamble in 2018
Commentary  |  4/5/2018
IT leaders face a tornado of vendor news and business user demands relating to emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI, and augmented reality. Those leaders need to put those technologies and the business need in perspective.
In Cyber-Defense, Good Enough is Far Better Than Perfect
Commentary  |  4/4/2018
Agile and DevOps concepts help businesses get the basics of applications to market quickly, and those same concepts can help prepare the military for its challenges.
Leadership: How to Succeed as a New Manager
Commentary  |  4/4/2018
You've spent your career learning about IT -- network troubleshooting, programming languages, and data management. But now they want you to manage a team of people. Here are a few tips to get you started on your new journey.
Ethical Tech: Myth or Reality?
Commentary  |  4/4/2018
Technology innovation is accelerating and so are the impacts of technology on society. As machine intelligence gets baked into more products and services, as more human tasks become automated, and as more industries are disrupted, the tech industry needs to think differently. Here's why.
Five Traits to Look for in a Data Protection Officer
Commentary  |  4/3/2018
It's crucial for a data protection officer -- required under the EU's GDPR -- to have a enterprisewide view of an organization's stored data and how it is used, or not used.
Neuroevolution Will Push AI Development to the Next Level
Commentary  |  3/30/2018
Next up for developing artificial intelligence systems is automated neural-net architecture search.
How to Break Your App-Dev Logjam
Commentary  |  3/29/2018
Greg Newton, vice president of technology at Asurion, says his company is now producing five, or even more, software releases each week - all thanks to a new development approach.
Common DevOps Myths and Misconceptions
Commentary  |  3/28/2018
For those who think that DevOps is a one-off project or simply a set of tools, check out why those and other beliefs are myths.
My Algorithm is Better than Yours
Commentary  |  3/28/2018
New tools allow business users -- not just data scientists -- to leverage algorithms and venture into machine learning. But, handle with care because the choice of bad data means bad results.
IT Leadership: Winning at What Cost?
Commentary  |  3/27/2018
A key challenge for business and IT leaders is establishing -- and evolving -- a company culture that balances the need for winning with playing by the rules.
Does Your IT Department Have the Proper Cloud Skills?
Commentary  |  3/27/2018
As cloud offerings evolve and enterprise organizations look to do more in the cloud, IT professionals need to add new cloud-related skills.
A CFOís Take on How to Make the CIO/CFO Relationship Work
Commentary  |  3/27/2018
Five steps to bring the top financial and technology executives closer together for the good of the company.
8 Things to Consider Before Hopping on the Blockchain Train
Commentary  |  3/26/2018
While blockchain holds great promise for some applications, companies have to understand the various challenges.
DevOps Today: What Does It Mean to You?
Commentary  |  3/26/2018
DevOps is moving forward. Is your organization coming along for the ride?
Donít Neglect Your Data in a Rush to the Cloud
Commentary  |  3/23/2018
Greg Hoffer, vice president of engineering at GlobalScape, says that sometimes customers get so caught up in the cloud's fast-and-easy mantra they don't fully think out the security implications for their data.
Why the CIO Needs to Be a Salesperson
Commentary  |  3/23/2018
Whether they are making a case to the board for new IT investments or working with find the right technology fit for end users, CIOs have to sell, sell, sell.
The Biggest Capital Asset: IoT & Augmented Reality
Commentary  |  3/22/2018
While machines represent large capital investments and demand support resources, a company's greatest asset could be the advanced technology that keeps those machines running efficiently
Government IT's Risks and Rich Rewards
Commentary  |  3/21/2018
As Detroit CIO Beth Niblock knows, government IT means dealing with challenges and risks, but the rewards when tech makes lives better are worth it.
The Discriminating Executiveís Guide to Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  3/20/2018
Business leaders need more than technical speak; they need cogent answers to critical business questions.
Manage What You Can't See: No Magic Required
Commentary  |  3/19/2018
Andi Mann, chief technology advocate at Splunk, is a big proponent of 'observability' - knowing what's happening with all systems, services and apps to be able to fix and, eventually, prevent problems.
Blockchain: What Business Leaders Need to Know About This Disruptive Technology
Commentary  |  3/16/2018
IT and business leaders can benefit from learning what blockchain means to their organizations and explaining the benefits, and drawbacks
Beware the Dangers of 'Drive Thru' Analytics
Commentary  |  3/15/2018
Cutting corners isn't the path to analytics success. Data science requires an enterprise commitment.
Reshaping Skillsets in the Age of Analytics
Commentary  |  3/15/2018
Automation and greater involvement by business managers with the analytics team are just a couple of the changes that are in store for data science.
Protection from Software Publishers Ripping You Off
Commentary  |  3/15/2018
Do you ever wonder why software licenses are so complicated, and what you can do about them?
How Valuable Is Your Company's Data?
Commentary  |  3/14/2018
Organizations consider data one of their most valuable assets, but exactly, how much is that data worth? Most business leaders can't answer the question yet. But venture capitalists, financial analysts and board members increasingly want to know.
From Measurement to Insight: Put DevOps Metrics to Work
Commentary  |  3/14/2018
When you can measure the results of your DevOps program, that's where the magic happens.
4 Reasons Why Kubernetes Is Hot
Commentary  |  3/13/2018
Interop ITX expert Brian Gracely explains why the container orchestration platform is so popular.
Create an All-Star Tech Team: Welcome Remote Workers
Commentary  |  3/13/2018
Want to recruit the best talent to your team, or the best talent that is willing to relocate? Expert John O'Duinn says you can upgrade your team by opening the door to remote workers, and he offers best practices on how to work with distributed teams.
The Evolution Away from Conversational User Interfaces
Commentary  |  3/13/2018
Those digital devices that get you through the day will get less chatty and more focused on working for you.
7 Techniques for Successful Digital Transformation Initiatives
Commentary  |  3/13/2018
Seven techniques that will help create natural project checkpoints, stakeholder feedback loops, and system adjustments throughout your digital transformation initiative.
Creating an Open Source Program for Your Company
Commentary  |  3/12/2018
An experienced open source expert offers some tips for how to succeed with open source software, starting with an open source project office.
Blockchain Roadblocks Hinder Content Protection
Commentary  |  3/12/2018
Multiple obstacles must be overcome before blockchain can arrive as a mainstream technology, as shown by copyright authentication challenges.
5 Tips for Developing a Cloud Security Strategy
Commentary  |  3/9/2018
If you are getting started with the cloud or just concerned about security, here are five steps to consider in your security strategy.
Conversational AI is Ready for Prime Time
Commentary  |  3/6/2018
Don't lump the various types of AI-based technologies into one basket. There are differences among them, as a look at call center tech highlights.
How New Technologies Can Spell Disaster
Commentary  |  3/5/2018
IT compensation expert David Foote warns that outdated HR models threaten to destroy companies as they try to implement emerging IT concepts.
How Biased AI is Holding Us Back, and Two Things We Can Do About it
Commentary  |  3/5/2018
Like Hollywood and Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley and the tech world must step up to combat entrenched biases.
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