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Content posted in November 2016
Digital Transformation: Darwin Was Right
Commentary  |  11/30/2016
While half of surveyed organizations say they are progressing with digital transformation, the other half are left TO the fate of the DoDo Bird.
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.
Connecting the Analytic Dots in IoT
Commentary  |  11/28/2016
The struggle to learn how customers engage with IoT devices as part of customer experience is real. Here is how marketers can approach strategies with analytics reporting that monitors related traffic in real time.
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.
It's Black Friday: Analytics Get to Work
Commentary  |  11/25/2016
Retailers spend the whole year getting their data collected and analytics ready for holiday shoppers who hit the stores over Thanksgiving weekend and Black Friday.
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, here's why a modern IT environment may require us to act more like the hare and less like the tortoise.
Your Boss Knows You Are Looking for a New Job
Commentary  |  11/23/2016
A start-up is offering an online tool that cruises company systems and big data sources to identify how many employees are looking for a job, and which ones are looking.
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?
What Healthcare Analytics Can Teach The Rest of Us
Commentary  |  11/17/2016
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.
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.
In Data Analytics We Trust?
Commentary  |  11/14/2016
Organizations around the world still have plenty of work ahead of them in terms of building trust in their data and analytics strategies, according to a report by KPMG.
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.
IoT: Pioneering New Technologies
Commentary  |  11/10/2016
Despite all the criticisms of the Internet of Things concept, It's very real, but probably is going through a shakeout stage. What will emerge will be a model focused on efficiency and based on new compute models.
The Election Aftermath: Is Data Dead?
Commentary  |  11/9/2016
Where did all the election predictions go so wrong? And, what does the failure of analytics TO predict the Trump victory mean to the future of big data?
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.
Surviving the Big Data HR Test
Commentary  |  11/4/2016
Human resources professionals are starting to rely on big data in their hiring processes, but questions remain about how to do it fairly and quantify what their analysis reveals.
Team Trump, Team Clinton: Enough Already!
Commentary  |  11/3/2016
Election blather just might be turning people off from their social media use. Do you read? Do you turn off? Do you blather?
Can IT Pros Succeed Without A Bigger Role In Business?
Commentary  |  11/2/2016
Is your current IT role giving you the kind of well-rounded opportunities you need to succeed in the next five to ten years? There's seems to be a disconnect between opportunity and expectations when it comes to the way IT pros are viewed in the larger context of enterprise digital transformation. Here's what we learned from the 2016 InformationWeek US IT Salary Survey.
Spying Without Safeguards, the British Way
Commentary  |  11/2/2016
A British tribunal has ruled that the UK government's snooping on citizens violates EU privacy rules, but the UK may be backing out of that privacy agreement anyway.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure And The Future Of IT: Podcast
Commentary  |  11/1/2016
In this episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice podcast, we talk with Wikibon's Stu Miniman about hyperconverged infrastructures and why IT pros need to pay attention.
The IoT: Time to Get it Right
Commentary  |  11/1/2016
The Internet of Things security issues seem close to creating panic in the streets. So, maybe It's time to do IoT security the right way, baked in.


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