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Content posted in May 2017
How Long Will DevOps Remain in Demand?
Commentary  |  5/31/2017
Don't expect DevOps to go away, although the name and the associated job titles might need some tweaks.
IoT Enabling a Path to Better Health
Commentary  |  5/31/2017
IoT data from healthcare wearables and patient devices has only just begun to change the way hospitals treat patients, but advances will continue through the analytic insights they provide.
4 Steps to a Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  5/30/2017
Digital transformation, think of it as a shift in philosophy within your organization, not just a tech project.
Unleash Developers to Produce Rapidly Evolving Software
Commentary  |  5/30/2017
It's practical, not theoretical. Developers who rely on cloud resources will be among those producing the software 'eating the world.'
DevOps: Get Everyone in the Same Boat
Commentary  |  5/25/2017
Successful DevOps initiatives have to include everyone, not just the Dev and Ops staffs, according to Interop ITX speakers.
Transitioning to Microservices: The Story of Two Monoliths
Commentary  |  5/25/2017
Now is a great time to be thinking about architecture, but it's also important to do it in a way that is incremental and allows you to test ideas and validate them.
Analytics Ensure Safety in LA and White Plains
Commentary  |  5/24/2017
Here's a tale of how two cities are managing vast quantities of data and using data analytics to improve citizens' lives.
Data: Lifeblood of the Internet of Things
Commentary  |  5/24/2017
As computing power becomes increasingly distributed into the devices and infrastructure around us, the data generated by those devices will invariably play a larger role in our businesses and everyday lives.
Will Edge Computing Replace the Cloud?
Commentary  |  5/23/2017
New technology breakthroughs plus the IoT are driving new interest in edge computing.
10 Ways CIOs Can Run Their Business Like a Business
Commentary  |  5/23/2017
Being a CIO isn't just about serving the business; today it means running the IT operation as a business itself.
DevOps: A Bullet Train with No Passengers?
Commentary  |  5/22/2017
Fast digital pipelines won't save organizations that can't consistently birth and nurture great ideas.
How Your Analytics Measures Up
Commentary  |  5/22/2017
Does your enterprise operate a leading data analytics practice, or is your practice more ad hoc? AllAnalytics presented survey results and got input from AllAnalytics bloggers Meta Brown and Pierre DeBois during a panel session at Interop ITX.
Why Machine Learning Can Improve Customer Service
Commentary  |  5/19/2017
Machine learning-powered chatbots offer companies the possibility of saving money while improving customer service.
Selling the Human Condition
Commentary  |  5/18/2017
These days, sales isn't just about selling products but about establishing yourself as being credible and capable.
Analytics at the Edge Poised to Grow
Commentary  |  5/18/2017
Analytics at the edge offers a number of benefits that are driving new applications of this combination of technologies.
IT Value: Whatís Your Story?
Commentary  |  5/17/2017
It's time for IT to show business leaders where IT brings value to the organization. Metrics are nice, but storytelling is better.
The Three Social Functions of Business Jargon
Commentary  |  5/17/2017
The lingo or jargon you use in analytics or IT or business management is part of what makes you part of a culture. Here's a deeper look at the reasons why we use jargon.
Overcoming Data Inequality
Commentary  |  5/16/2017
Businesses say they want to integrate external data with in-house data, but bias and a lack of tools stand in the way.
Why Automation and AI are Cool, Until They're Not
Commentary  |  5/15/2017
Enterprises and jobs are changing fast as more tasks are automated with increasing levels of machine intelligence. Automation displaced manufacturing jobs, but it also enabled the creation of new businesses and career opportunities. Will knowledge workers and their employers adapt fast enough?
The Destructive Mentality that Prevents Good IT Decisions
Commentary  |  5/15/2017
Consider whether you and your organization view IT as an investment or whether you still see it as an expense.
IT Outages, Who's Really at Fault?
Commentary  |  5/12/2017
Systems do go down, and sometimes the cause seems obvious, but it may be too obvious. Employ root cause analysis methods to find the real cause of failure.
Hacking Marketing Disruption, Reinvention with Analytics
Commentary  |  5/12/2017
The Gartner Digital Marketing Conference is tackling marketers' challenges this week, such as multichannel strategies. Author Josh Linkner is delivering a keynote address about how to hack your approach to business success so you can disrupt markets rather than be disrupted.
AI, Machine Learning Power Transformation
Commentary  |  5/10/2017
AI and machine learning are transforming how companies work with big data. Here's how one organization is implementing the technology.
Why Failure is Critical to DevOps Culture
Commentary  |  5/9/2017
One of the first steps in DevOps is to understand the need for some failures and learn from them.
Data at Risk: The New Mobile Security Threat
Commentary  |  5/9/2017
Make sure your users and colleagues are aware of this security threat that could undermine the safety of their data and enterprise data.
Oracle Disses Cloud Real Estate to its Own Detriment
Commentary  |  5/9/2017
In the midst of a rush to the cloud, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd told Fortune 'real estate' is not much of a factor. He may learn otherwise.
Women in Tech Leadership is Good for Business Ė How to Achieve It
Commentary  |  5/8/2017
Four steps toward enabling the advance of women into tech leadership roles start with acknowledging today's disparity.
IT Must Alter Investments To Play in Digital Economy
Commentary  |  5/8/2017
At Interop, Mark Tonsetic of CEB will discuss how your view of the digital future should start guiding IT investments.
5 DevOps Management Faults
Commentary  |  5/4/2017
Sometimes the barriers to success with DevOps can't be blamed on poor tools or poor workmen, but on the managers who are in charge.
Data Analytics Thrives with IT Spring Cleaning
Commentary  |  5/4/2017
Every now and then an organization should do a bit of spring cleaning to keep its analytics team focused on the initiatives that actually help to achieve company goals.
5 Best Practices for Maximizing Health IT Security
Commentary  |  5/3/2017
Hospitals, their devices, and their data are prime targets for hackers, particularly when the tactic is ransomware.
3 Things Millennials Want from Employers
Commentary  |  5/3/2017
Retaining young workers can be challenging - but it's also essential for organizations looking to train their next generation of leaders.
Some Things to Leave in Las Vegas
Commentary  |  5/2/2017
Some of Interop ITX's awesome advisors and speakers share a peek into what they will do on their Las Vegas journey.
Energize Your Career in IT Leadership
Commentary  |  5/1/2017
The demands of a career in tech can overwhelm even the most successful IT leaders. Recharge by networking with peers and learning from expert speakers at InformationWeek's IT Leadership Summit.
Software-as-a-Service is Eating Your Business
Commentary  |  5/1/2017
Exploring the shift that has redefined software over the past decade.
DevOps Not Working? Here's Why
Commentary  |  5/1/2017
DevOps has been hyped for a decade, but many still don't understand what it is, let alone what it does. There are many potholes on the road to DevOps. We explain how to avoid some of them.


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