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Content posted in June 2017
Youíre Doing Agile; So What?
Commentary  |  6/30/2017
Doing agile -- especially at the team level -- isn't at all the same as being an agile business.
Kids Welcome Guidance; Where Would You Steer Them?
Commentary  |  6/29/2017
The new InformationWeek Flash Poll is ready for you to share your advice to a new high school graduate as they define what they want to be when they grow up.
Simple Tool to Identify Data Fraud: Benford's Law
Commentary  |  6/29/2017
This Simple, old school fraud detection tool for data can help weed out problems in a number of different scenarios.
Amazon and Sears, Tales of Two Retailers
Commentary  |  6/29/2017
Exploring what went wrong with Sears' strategy, and the role that data analytics played, or didn't play.
Successful CIOs: Practice Beats Personality
Commentary  |  6/28/2017
Deloitte's Global CIO study found that common behaviors, not personal qualities, differentiate IT leaders in high-performing businesses.
The Public Cloud and the Cost Savings Myth
Commentary  |  6/28/2017
The public cloud can be a valuable means to a more cost-efficient end, but don't think the savings are automatic.
How to Get Ready for GDPR
Commentary  |  6/27/2017
GDPR enforcement begins in May 2018, and now is the time to ensure your company isn't hit with fines that can be up TO 4% of revenue. ADP's Chief Privacy Officer provided two tips on where to get started with your GDPR compliance plan.
How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Banking
Commentary  |  6/26/2017
AI has taken some steps into banking, but it also is poised to revolutionize how banks learn from and interact with customers.
Automated Tools Ease Cloud Migration
Commentary  |  6/26/2017
With new tools appearing, automation and orchestration are having a major impact on easing the burden of moving to the cloud.
Brain Analytics, Biohacking, and the Quest for Optimal Mental Performance
Commentary  |  6/23/2017
Analytics are being applied to a host of medical brain testing data. Can these efforts and other projects help us enhance our mental functioning?
RIP, Systems Administrator, Welcome DevOps
Commentary  |  6/23/2017
While the traditional sys admin role may fade away, those who are willing to change can take an exciting journey with cloud and DevOps.
What Execs Should Know About Deep Learning
Commentary  |  6/22/2017
Deep learning takes a step beyond machine learning, and it's first killer app is computervision.
Calling All Machine Learning Researchers
Commentary  |  6/22/2017
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has launched a new project to document progress and projects for AI and machine learning. The organization is asking AI and ML practitioners to contribute.
Digital Transformation is about Customer Ownership
Commentary  |  6/21/2017
Automation is just the beginning, understanding your customer is the new imperative.
Want to Succeed at Data-Driven Transformation? Start Slow
Commentary  |  6/21/2017
Some organizations race into data-driven transformation. Others want to get everything "right" first. There's an optimal balance between the two.
IT Risk: Itís not 'Cyber' Ė Itís Worse
Commentary  |  6/20/2017
While hackers haven't put big companies out of business, there are plenty of examples of companies that failed because they were slow to respond to tech-driven market shifts.
Build a DevOps-Focused Enterprise
Commentary  |  6/20/2017
Why businesses should work to spread DevOps benefits across their entire organization.
Considering AI for Business? Here Are 4 Fundamentals to Start
Commentary  |  6/19/2017
Artificial intelligence projects take time, effort, data, and expertise to build a meaningful system. Having the right ecosystem in place will ensure companies are prepared for it.
How AI Can Moderate Comments, Eliminate Trolls
Commentary  |  6/19/2017
The New York Times has only allowed comments to be posted on about 10% of its stories because moderating such comments is a slow process. Now the media company is using artificial intelligence to speed up the process.
When an On-Premises, Public Cloud Might be Right for You
Commentary  |  6/19/2017
There are several options for those companies that want a public cloud environment but also want to keep compute gear in house.
Get Ready for IoT by Taking 3 Essential Steps
Commentary  |  6/19/2017
To prepare for IoT, companies need to take advantage of big data and advanced analytics, and adapt their culture, so they are ready for the transformation.
GDPR Puts Response at Center Stage for All Companies
Commentary  |  6/15/2017
When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in May 2018, a company's ability to respond to a data breach will be paramount.
Three Phases to Adapting an Omnichannel Business Model
Commentary  |  6/15/2017
IT becomes a key player as businesses move to create a seamless path to purchase with a singular view of their customers across all touchpoints, including in-store, online, mobile, social, call centers, direct mail and more.
Why Advanced Analytics IS IN Your Future
Commentary  |  6/15/2017
Companies doing analytics 20 years ago enjoyed a competitive advantage. Today, if you are not doing analytics, you are falling behind.
A 4-Step Methodology for Finding the Right Cloud Provider
Commentary  |  6/14/2017
Don't rush into the cloud before taking the time to understand what you want, and what you need.
Six Steps to Achieve the Joys of Serverless Architectures
Commentary  |  6/14/2017
The are solid benefits in a move to a serverless architecture, but remember these six important considerations to undertake before going serverless.
Predictive Analytics Troubleshooting: Identify Categorical Data Bias
Commentary  |  6/13/2017
Undetected data bias can render a launched predictive prototype model useless. don't let it happen to you. Here's a look at the biases possible and where marketers and agencies should start in their efforts to detect bias.
Rethink How Humans and Machines Will Work Together
Commentary  |  6/13/2017
Productivity gains from automation are not resulting in job losses, but are enabling companies to redeploy employees to handle higher-value tasks and a greater volume of work.
Next up for CRM? Customer Retention Through Contextual Messaging
Commentary  |  6/12/2017
The rapid evolution of CRM has initiated a rush of new marketing processes and practices; combining multi-channel messaging with analytics is a promising new direction.
Manufacturers: Disrupters or Disrupted?
Commentary  |  6/9/2017
Take a portfolio approach to digital transformation in manufacturing.
Five Ways Big Data is Transforming Epidemics
Commentary  |  6/8/2017
Big data and analytical tools have transformed every industry from healthcare to retail to government, and now are transforming the way epidemics are approached.
Machine Learning's Greatest Weakness is Humans
Commentary  |  6/8/2017
Modeling artificial intelligence on the human brain is modeling it on a flawed model.
Red Hat: Linux Handlers Can Learn To Manage OpenStack
Commentary  |  6/7/2017
Red Hat cloud architect Julio Villarreal-Pelegrino says you don't need to know OpenStack to succeed at implementing it.
Itís Time CIOs Get Real About Data Security
Commentary  |  6/6/2017
Your company's success in securing its data and network could depend on how the CIO delivers security messages to their peers in the C-suite.
How to Survive on a Frozen Mainframe Budget & Grow It
Commentary  |  6/6/2017
Mainframe resources are being taxed by increasing demand, leaving staff to call for budget increases while finding efficiencies.
Machine Learning Taps Power of Curiosity
Commentary  |  6/6/2017
Learning can be motivated by rewards, but mostly it is motivated by curiosity. New research examines whether machine learning can embed curiosity, too.
Make Smart Business Decisions Through Data-driven Alerts
Commentary  |  6/5/2017
Alerts fed by business intelligence are a nice fit for companies operating in today's competitive round-the-clock world.
New Tech Humanizing Analytics for the Masses
Commentary  |  6/2/2017
We have entered the immersive age, where machines are controlled with human gestures and voice, and the concept presents an exciting future for analytics.
A Common-Sense Approach to IoT
Commentary  |  6/1/2017
An Internet of Things strategy calls for small steps before you pick up the pace to stay ahead of competitors.
Tips for Getting Your Company Started with Analytics
Commentary  |  6/1/2017
If you're just getting started with analytics, you can avoid a lot of headaches by learning from the experts. We've tapped a few who have great practical advice.


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