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Content posted in December 2016
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.
Why Recommendation Engines Still Aren't Accurate
Commentary  |  12/28/2016
Ever noticed that some recommendations from consumer websites tend to be a bit off base? Lisa Morgan takes a look at why those engines get confused.
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.
Mind The Gap: Minting New Data Science and Analytics Professionals
Commentary  |  12/27/2016
Supply is not meeting the demand for analytics and data science professionals. Here's how one boot camp is looking to fill that gap.
There’s 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 you've 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.
In Search Of: Unicorns, Big Foot, and Data Privacy
Commentary  |  12/20/2016
Monster hunters may have spent years hunting for Big Foot, and unicorns may be popular ideas in fairy tales. But like data privacy, they don't really exist. Data protection is what we have instead.
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.
The Amorphous CDO Role Takes Shape
Commentary  |  12/16/2016
After being largely undefined for a few years the role of Chief Data Officer may finally be taking shape, as illustrated in a survey of federal agencies.
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.
Most Analytics Opportunities Untapped, McKinsey
Commentary  |  12/13/2016
McKinsey Global Institute has updated its research on data analytics and the opportunity it presents in a new report released this month.
Market Intelligence: Turn Information into Insights
Commentary  |  12/12/2016
Think beyond business intelligence; market intelligence helps you to understand your competitors, customers, and overall market trends.
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.
Analytics Gets Big IT Investment in 2017
Commentary  |  12/9/2016
The 37th annual SIM IT Trends Study found that analytics continues to be an important strategic investment for organizations.
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.
A Data Analyst's Best Friend: The Library
Commentary  |  12/7/2016
Today's data analyst needs to understand the factors that have an impact on their research, and the best way to gain that understanding is the good old library.
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.
Holiday Shopping Gets Strong Mobile Boost, Data Shows
Commentary  |  12/2/2016
Early sales show that retailers' investments in analytics paid off during the 2016 holiday shopping season. Here are a few highlights from the beginning of the rush.
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.


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