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Content posted in January 2017
Break Down Those Silos To Gain Business Agility
Commentary  |  1/31/2017
If you want your enterprise to be agile, look first at your data silos -- silos packed with information -- that keep people and departments from communicating effectively.
What 2017 Will Bring for the Analytics Field
Commentary  |  1/30/2017
Enterprises have plenty of data; now it's time to put that data to work, answering questions such as "why" and "what's next".
5 Security Considerations For The Hybrid Cloud
Commentary  |  1/27/2017
Even though your infrastructure, applications, and data are off in the cloud, don't assume that you are off the hook when it comes to compliance. You are still responsible for that data.
Big Data Leadership: CIO, CAO, Or Maybe The Big Dog
Commentary  |  1/27/2017
In the discussion over who should lead a corporate big data initiative, maybe it should be someone other than the CIO, CAO, or CDO.
Bridging the Hybrid Developer Divide
Commentary  |  1/26/2017
While companies strive to evolve and innovate with concepts such as cloud and DevOps, one challenge is to keep pace with new skills in the IT group.
Harnessing Analytics' Disruptive Power
Commentary  |  1/26/2017
For a company, product, or service to be disruptive, it takes more than technology. Analytics can point you to your opportunities.
Maintaining Team Focus In The Digital Maelstrom
Commentary  |  1/26/2017
For all of the devices and applications that are designed to make workers more efficient, factors such as regular interruptions translate into lost productivity.
The Strategy Of Speed In IT
Commentary  |  1/25/2017
Speed in developing and delivering applications has obvious benefits, but IT leaders have to know when to move fast and when to proceed with care.
What Happens When a Customer of IT Becomes an IT Leader
Commentary  |  1/24/2017
When an executive shifts from being supported by IT to leading IT, one opportunity is to become a more customer-centric IT organization.
Achieve Application And Data Visibility In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/24/2017
IT organizations need visibility into the cloud when their applications and infrastructure are out there. Without such visibility, well, you are flying blind.
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 don't 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.


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