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Content posted in August 2017
The Forgotten Secret to DevOps Success: Measurement
Commentary  |  8/31/2017
Measuring the end-to-end DevOps value stream is the key to delivering value and tracking its ROI and allocating resources.
Find the Digital Skills Your Company Needs to Succeed
Commentary  |  8/31/2017
Reaching business goals, even surviving in an era of disruption, requires a tech-smart workforce.
Avoid Failure in Self-Service Analytics
Commentary  |  8/31/2017
Self-service analytics is becoming a popular option, but there are some steps professionals should use to make sure that they are interpreting results correctly, working well with others, and avoiding mishaps in reporting.
In the Aftermath of a Cyberattack
Commentary  |  8/30/2017
As hackers continue ramping up their attacks everyone involved in IoT -- manufacturers, integrators, and customers -- has to improve their defenses.
How to Modernize Business Intelligence for Self-Service
Commentary  |  8/30/2017
Are you looking to add more self-service options for business users? Here's how one company is updating its business intelligence program with Agile methodologies to open the doors to better user insights.
To Succeed, Consumer Goods Companies Now Require Analytics
Commentary  |  8/29/2017
Digital native companies like Dollar Shave Club were built on analytics. To compete, traditional consumer goods companies need to use analytics to get closer to their customers.
How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact B2B Commerce
Commentary  |  8/29/2017
The evolution of artificial intelligence promises massive changes in how commerce gets done and customer relationships.
Avoid the Danger Zone of Metrics
Commentary  |  8/28/2017
Organizations love metrics, particularly those that show success, but it's crucial to define metrics that truly track progress toward corporate goals.
IoT Happily Steps into Background
Commentary  |  8/28/2017
The Internet of Things has stepped out of the spotlight that focuses on buzzwords. Now is when the real work gets done.
Are You Really Ready for Intelligent Automation?
Commentary  |  8/28/2017
AI and automation are being combined in different ways to complete tasks more efficiently than humans. Every business will be impacted by intelligent automation sooner than may be apparent, so the time to think about it is now.
Predicting Traffic in the Sun's Shadow
Commentary  |  8/24/2017
How do you predict the popularity of a one-time event? A look at different ways to forecast road traffic along the path of the eclipse.
A Contrarian View on Automation
Commentary  |  8/24/2017
Beware the overly optimistic ROI estimate when it comes to an automation initiative.
3 Ways to Create a Strategic Framework for AI Adoption
Commentary  |  8/23/2017
CIOs need to help leaders understand how AI will really impact their spaces and take steps to using AI to help achieve long-term business objectives.
Six IT Talent Priorities for a Digital Strategy
Commentary  |  8/23/2017
Building teams to execute on a digital strategy isn't just about hiring talent; companies have to rethink how they collaborate, manage processes, and reward people.
Why I Gave My Engineering Team a Chance for a Do-Over
Commentary  |  8/22/2017
Transforming to a microservices architecture requires coordination across all disciplines. It won't be easy, but it promises plenty of benefits.
How Customer Intelligence Impacts Customer Loyalty, Wallet Share
Commentary  |  8/22/2017
Most organizations that sell to consumers aspire to gaining a 360-degree view of customers. But is that really attainable?
How the Cloud Can Help Cure Cancer
Commentary  |  8/21/2017
The experience of Angelina Jolie highlights how cloud computing can help address cancer by cutting the cost of genomic sequencing and enabling data sharing.
Analytics and the Eclipse: Citizen Scientists Collect, Submit Data
Commentary  |  8/21/2017
Citizen scientists are collecting data from the eclipse as part of a NASA-sponsored project. Here's how you can participate.
Hiring Trend: Machine Learning Reduces Bias, Increases Applicant Pool
Commentary  |  8/18/2017
Unilever is using machine learning tools to increase the pool of entry level applicants and then test and evaluates candidates in the pool to cull those who are the best fits. Adding machine learning tools reduces bias, increases diversity, and makes the whole process more efficient, according to Unilever.
Integrating Security into DevOps Takes Care
Commentary  |  8/18/2017
It makes sense to involve IT security with DevOps, but the integration isn't as easy as it sounds.
Serverless Architecture Could Cure DevOps Pain
Commentary  |  8/17/2017
IT organizations struggling to transition to DevOps should take heart. Serverless architecture can provide many of the same benefits without the steep learning curve.
How to Ensure a Successful OpenStack Deployment
Commentary  |  8/17/2017
There are three keys to embarking on a successful OpenStack initiative.
Capta: The data of Conscious Experience
Commentary  |  8/16/2017
Phenomenological researchers say "capta" is the "data of the conscious experience." Is there room for this kind of data in analytics? How should analytics pros use it?
Does Your Breach Incident Response Plan Have Holes?
Commentary  |  8/16/2017
The likelihood of a company suffering a breach is worse than most believe. Here's a checklist for building out a plan to deal with a breach.
DevOps Can't Happen Without Education
Commentary  |  8/16/2017
The emergence of DevOps practices means IT pros must expand their skills and the companies they work for must help foster that learning.
The Secret to AI Could be Little-Known Transfer Learning
Commentary  |  8/15/2017
As more enterprises discover AI-based business applications, the concept of transfer learning could help to level the playing field.
Who Moved My Tech? The Art of Convincing the Unconvinced
Commentary  |  8/14/2017
Every technology initiative -- in fact many business changes -- will run into resistance from people. Here are three steps to overcoming that resistance.
Innovation Relies on Humanizing the IT Organization
Commentary  |  8/11/2017
IT organizations are quick to talk about hardware failures, software failures, and outages, but so often the cause of IT failures can be pinned on people.
How to Build Resilient Work Teams
Commentary  |  8/10/2017
It takes internal "grit" to cope with business and technology changes. Lynn Christensen of Workday shares some advice on building resilience.
An IT Revolution Approaches
Commentary  |  8/10/2017
For all of the talk about IT playing a key role in innovation, those maintenance tasks that "keep the train running" don't leave much time for innovation.
Your New Biometric Password May Be Your Veins
Commentary  |  8/10/2017
Will the veins in your hand be the biometric identifier to unlock your medical records at every healthcare provider, insurer, and pharmacy? Here's a look at how this is being used today.
Is Your IT Led by Digital Product Managers?
Commentary  |  8/9/2017
Agile is useful, but it's no substitute for empowered leadership of genuine cultural change.
How Voice Assistants Impact SEO, Machine Learning
Commentary  |  8/8/2017
Amazon is making an impact in voice search with its Amazon Echo and Alexa ecosystem of products. The rise of Alexa shows how machine learning strategy ultimately becomes an effective sales and business strategy.
Pay Down Tech Debt While Investing in a Digital Future
Commentary  |  8/8/2017
The journey to digital transformation isn't just a technology initiative, it's about remaking the business.
Searching for Our Lost Analytics Continuum
Commentary  |  8/7/2017
In our obsession with artificial intelligence, we may have lost sight of how our use of data is supposed to progress, based on hard work and the analytics continuum.
How to Ward off Dreaded 'Scope Creep'
Commentary  |  8/7/2017
In any IT project scope creep can act as a noxious weed, leading to project bloat, extra costs and time delays.
Cloud Powers a Hybrid IT and New Digital Existence
Commentary  |  8/4/2017
Enterprise data centers aren't going away soon, but the role of the cloud will expand rapidly in our personal and business lives.
Regulatory Oversight vs. Crowdsourcing: The Best Approach for Quality
Commentary  |  8/4/2017
If you are looking for data quality, should you rely on professionals or passionate amateurs? Here are the pros and cons.
The Best Ways to Evaluate Your App
Commentary  |  8/3/2017
Yes, user feedback about an app is useful, but only to a degree. Here are some other ways to evaluate an app.
Think AI, Clouds, Football, and Structure
Commentary  |  8/3/2017
One of the challenges to innovation and adoption of emerging technologies is our reliance on classifying everything and everyone.
Get to Know the DPO: Under GDPR, You May Need One
Commentary  |  8/3/2017
Getting ready for GDPR now will allow ample time for testing and assessing the new protocols, hiring the right data protection officer and ensuring they are operating effectively.
Are You Digital Enough to Be in Your Business’ Future?
Commentary  |  8/2/2017
Today's business challenges require diverse teams with new competencies, including the ability to collaborate effectively across organizational borders.
5 Things to Know About IT Candidates
Commentary  |  8/2/2017
If you're having trouble finding and keeping IT personnel, you're not alone. One problem might be that you don't understand what they want, as a new Manpower study suggests.
Future Software: Only as Good as the People Who Build It
Commentary  |  8/2/2017
In a world increasingly dependent on software, we may need to develop the art of falling back to the most recent system that worked.
Visualization Enables High Dimensional Analytics
Commentary  |  8/1/2017
High dimensional data is our greatest asset in learning from data sets with hundreds, even thousands, of variables.
Why Businesses Need to Update Their DR Plan Now
Commentary  |  8/1/2017
With cyberattacks becoming more common, and natural and man-made disasters not going away, disaster recovery programs are more important than ever.


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