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Content posted in March 2017
Interop ITX: 9 Bonus Events
Commentary  |  3/31/2017
If you are going to May's Interop ITX conference in Las Vegas, don't miss all the fun stuff.
Analytics Career Journey: Making Business, Lives Better
Commentary  |  3/30/2017
Technology skills can take you through multiple careers that make lives, businesses, and communities better. Here's the story of one such career journey.
If Machines Are Replacing CFOs, Why Did I Become One?
Commentary  |  3/30/2017
The CFO for SAP shares thoughts on how intelligent machines are likely to displace, but not, replace her and other white collar managers.
Now You're the Manager, Time to Offer Guidance
Commentary  |  3/29/2017
Whether you are a new manager or deeply experienced, be aware that you need to provide your IT staff with ongoing career guidance, as Interop ITX workshop present Rob Cordova explains.
Sports Teams Embrace Analytics and the IoT
Commentary  |  3/29/2017
Professional sports leagues the NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB are all leveraging analytics and IoT in their efforts to improve the games. Here's an overview.
Seven Essential Steps for Transitioning to Enterprise DevOps
Commentary  |  3/29/2017
If you are thinking about doing DevOps also think in terms of starting small, getting executive buy-in, and not reinventing the wheel.
Creating the Cloud Learning Platform of the Future
Commentary  |  3/27/2017
When an RFP returned high-cost bids for the work, the University of Maryland University College opted for an in-house approach to building a cloud-based school.
How to Find the Right Fit in IT Hiring
Commentary  |  3/23/2017
When it comes to hiring IT professionals, technical skills are important, but don't overlook the culture match.
NHL and Fans Score with Predictive Analytics
Commentary  |  3/23/2017
How the National Hockey League is using sensors and predictive analytics to learn more about fans and game play.
How to Do DevOps in Old-School Organizations
Commentary  |  3/22/2017
The best approach to DevOps is one step at a time, and that is particularly true for a well-established enterprise.
March Madness: The Analytics Behind the Dance Card
Commentary  |  3/22/2017
It may be impossible to predict the perfect bracket, but these academics have managed to predict perfectly the "at large" bids that were included in the March Madness NCAA college basketball tournament this year and with 96% accuracy over the last 6 years.
Six Tips for Extracting Big Data Insights
Commentary  |  3/22/2017
The CEO of advertising agency Hawthorne Direct offers some tips for marketers as well as the data and IT pros who have to support those marketing initiatives.
3 Data Governance Challenges Today's Companies Face
Commentary  |  3/21/2017
Data governance policies are full of holes that can become expensive pitfalls. We explain some of the stumbling blocks.
Straighten the Flow of DevOps with Data
Commentary  |  3/21/2017
An effective DevOps program relies on application data to highlight patterns such as which features users rely upon.
Cloudbleed: Final Damage Assessment Still Pending
Commentary  |  3/21/2017
Cloudflare CEO Prince has published a persuasive case that Cloudbleed hasn't caused any detectable damage. Let's go slow on that.
The Hardest Part of Digitization: Cultural Change
Commentary  |  3/21/2017
Companies that fail to come up with a clear strategy and roadmap face the risk of being stranded in organizational inertia.
Where Do You Stand: Analytics Leaders and Laggards
Commentary  |  3/20/2017
Everybody knows how important analytics is to remaining competitive. Where does your company and industry stand in terms of advanced analytics maturity?
Big Data, Big Future: 3 Next-Gen Career Opportunities
Commentary  |  3/20/2017
In a super-connected world, the data we are generating makes big data an inviting career field for young people.
Data's Big Bang: Applying Analytics to Astronomy
Commentary  |  3/18/2017
The volume of astronomical data continues to expand at an explosive rate. The application of analytics to so much data offers new opportunities and even career options to space and data enthusiasts.
CIOs Should Make 5 Changes to IT Funding in an Age of Digitization
Commentary  |  3/17/2017
Historical approaches to IT funding and the mechanisms used to prioritize and track technology spending do not support the changes that new technology initiatives require.
Should You Fire Conscientious Objectors?
Commentary  |  3/16/2017
When it's time to embrace organizational change, leaders may be faced with the reality of how to handle what may be well-reasoned questions and resistance from some subordinates.
Open Source in the Enterprise: Challenges and Myths
Commentary  |  3/16/2017
Open source is all the rage, but isn't exactly easy to adopt. An Interop ITX speaker offers some tips.
Analytics Can Solve Big Data Center Challenges
Commentary  |  3/15/2017
Data centers are only getting more complex, but you can get a handle on them with the combined use of data center analytics and automation.
Best Practices in Information Governance Enforcement
Commentary  |  3/15/2017
Technology is a necessary piece in an information governance program, but you also need to employ best practices that will help with enforcement.
Experts Tackle AI, Machine Learning AT Strata + Hadoop
Commentary  |  3/14/2017
Strata + Hadoop World 2017 welcomes big data analytics enthusiasts from around the world this week and features keynotes about AI, machine learning, and emerging technologies FOR business.
Scaling Up Scala: Why We Started a Bootcamp for New Developers
Commentary  |  3/14/2017
When it's tough to find developers with experience and training in a specific programming language, consider doing an in-house boot camp.
Future of Data Summit Tackles AI, Machine Learning
Commentary  |  3/14/2017
Learn about how real-world enterprise organizations are advancing projects in AI, machine learning, virtual reality, and more, to add value for consumers and drive revenues.
Reach the Data-Driven Summit: 6 Things to Know
Commentary  |  3/13/2017
Becoming a data-driven organization requires finding the right combination of people, processes, and technology to enable a data-driven culture.
How EU's Data Privacy Law Will Impact You
Commentary  |  3/13/2017
The EU's new General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR offers data protection for consumers and harsh penalties for violators. Here's what you need to know.
Interop ITX Preview: Top IT Career Resources
Commentary  |  3/13/2017
In a sneak preview to presentations taking place Interop ITX, career development expert Katy Tynan offered tips and resources for getting ahead in IT.
Docker Shifts Toward the Enterprise
Commentary  |  3/13/2017
With Docker having announced a more enterprise focused product line, now is the time to compare each of the Docker platform versions so you have a better sense of your options.
How Other Industries Can Learn from IoT Use by Insurers
Commentary  |  3/13/2017
Insurers' IoT strategies are proving to be effective as they enable greater connectivity. Here are three current IoT strategies used among insurers, along with insight as to what other industries can learn from them.
Don't Let Outliers Sabotage Your Cybersecurity Analytics
Commentary  |  3/10/2017
Cybersecurity analytics must balance the lessons of user behavior with the need to maintain service levels for workers while always assuming that the intruder is already inside the network.
Elevating Women in Tech: Practical Strategies
Commentary  |  3/10/2017
Addressing the under-representation of women as technical practitioners, Interop ITX speaker Patricia Dugan outlines some of the issues that the IT and tech sectors need to address.
Why Collaboration is Critical in Technology Acquisition
Commentary  |  3/9/2017
New technologies and solutions are compelling, so compelling that little thought may go into what will make them successful. Solutions architects can help, but they need help from IT and the business. Thought leaders, including an Interop ITX speaker, share advice.
The Secret Sauce to Delivering Exceptional Customer Experiences
Commentary  |  3/8/2017
Networking company Ciena developed an internal strategy to improve it's customer relationships.
Cookie Law vs. GDPR: What's the Difference?
Commentary  |  3/8/2017
If you are wondering what to do to prepare for the EU's GDPR, the best advice is simply logical.
When Good Algorithms, Tech Stop Being Good
Commentary  |  3/8/2017
What happens when an algorithm designed for good gets used for illegal purposes? Technology designed TO fix a problem can ultimately lead to negative consequences.
Implementing DevOps Without Containers
Commentary  |  3/8/2017
Too many organizations equate DevOps to the use of containers. Some even stop with containers and miss the full potential of a complete DevOps practice. Indeed, containers can be part of DevOps, but DevOps success can be achieved without the use of containers at all. This article explores how.
Transformation is About a Culture, Not a Project
Commentary  |  3/7/2017
While some people are just starting to talk about digital transformation, Intuit has been embracing transformation -- in the corporate and IT sense -- for decades, as Interop ITX speaker Olga Braylovskiy explains.
Is Amazon's Growth Running A Little Out Of Control?
Commentary  |  3/7/2017
AWS operations explains that it was tougher to restart its S3 index system this time than the last time they tried to restart it.
Edge Analytics Driving IoT Adoption
Commentary  |  3/6/2017
Consumer connected devices may get the big headlines, but business and industrial Internet of Things or IoT has gained momentum. A driving force behind its adoption is edge analytics.
Red Hat Expert: OpenStack May Not Be As Complex As You Think
Commentary  |  3/6/2017
Red Hat's principal cloud architect says you can get into OpenStack, one step at a time, accomplishing business objectives along the way.
Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems
Commentary  |  3/6/2017
If you are thinking about moving applications off a mainframe and over to open systems and the cloud, consider these guidelines to prioritize what to move and what to eliminate.
NFL Combine: Big Bucks, Big Gambles
Commentary  |  3/3/2017
Even with the use of data analytics, sports teams still make terrible personnel decisions. Maybe tHere's a way for them and all hiring managers to do better.
Measuring DevOps: The Key Metrics That Matter
Commentary  |  3/2/2017
Determining DevOps' ultimate value to an organization is essential for receiving maximum benefits.
Serverless Computing Isn't Simple to Explain
Commentary  |  3/2/2017
Serverless computing is a concept that's difficult to encapsulate in a few short words, as illustrated in our expert discussion.
What Tech Can Learn about Talent from the Trades
Commentary  |  3/2/2017
Tech professionals might be surprised to learn that tech and the trades face a similar challenge: an impending talent gap.
Rapid Tech Change Challenges IT Leaders
Commentary  |  3/1/2017
Agility is the name of the game for today's IT organizations, but keeping up with the rapid pace of change is difficult. We explain what's holding IT back.


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