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Content posted in September 2016
SaaS Use: By The Numbers
Commentary  |  9/30/2016
EY survey finds security, identity management, systems management likely areas of future growth.
Low-Code Development Pays Off For Derivatives Marketplace
Commentary  |  9/29/2016
The CME Group, owner and operator of the world's largest derivatives marketplaces, has moved to a low-code platform for business process management.
Misunderstood? Try Data Storytelling
Commentary  |  9/29/2016
Visualization or storytelling for delivering data results to business users? Well, maybe you need to let both methods work together to do the job.
Tech And Tasers: IT Support In Washington's Prison System
Commentary  |  9/29/2016
The 185 IT professionals at the Washington Department of Corrections support the needs of approximately 8,000 corrections officers and staffers and track some 33,000 assets -- including everything from iPhones to Tasers. Here's the story of how the organization revamped its IT support and service management tools and processes -- and the surprising culture changes that came about as a result.
Top 125 Vendors To Watch
Commentary  |  9/27/2016
InformationWeek and its sister publications Dark Reading and Network Computing have teamed up to bring you a roundup of the hottest vendors in cloud, data management, DevOps, infrastructure, and security. The 125 vendors you'll find here range from established players making strides in their markets to newcomers setting the stage for the future.
25 Data Management Vendors Worth Watching
Commentary  |  9/27/2016
More data, more types of data, and the need to leverage it all to create more business value -- those are some of the drivers behind enterprise adoption of master data management platforms.
25 DevOps Vendors Worth Watching
Commentary  |  9/27/2016
DevOps depends on automated deployment tools and products that support practices such as continuous development, deployment, and improvement of enterprise software. Here's a look at vendors and their tools to know if you are making a move to DevOps.
25 Cloud Vendors Worth Watching
Commentary  |  9/27/2016
Cloud services are firmly established in the fabric of IT staff operations as necessary and growing ingredients of enterprise computing. No matter your business model or industry vertical, chances are that you've already made strides into the cloud and are looking at additional resources. With that in mind, we offer a roundup of 25 options to consider in your cloud ecosystem -- including cloud services for public, private, and hybrid options, as well as management and monitoring tools.
The Trouble with Data About Data
Commentary  |  9/21/2016
It's time to accept the fact that so much of the data we see is biased, whether intentionally OR not. so what can you do about it?
Smart Homes Restore Independence for Veterans
Commentary  |  9/19/2016
Led by actor Gary Sinise, a pair of organizations are leveraging technology to provide smart homes to disabled veterans.
Secrets Of Successful CIOs: An Interview With Martha Heller
Commentary  |  9/16/2016
In this episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice podcast we talk with Martha Heller, president of Heller Search Associates, about her new book "Be the Business" and about what that idea means for CIOs.
3 Ways CIOs Can Take The Pain Out Of Digitization
Commentary  |  9/14/2016
When Andrew Horne, IT practice leader at consulting firm CEB, talks with IT professionals about digitization, the term itself is often greeted with eye rolling. But it's a buzzword business leaders are excited about. Horne shares his insights on how CIOs and other IT leaders can help define it in concrete terms -- and move the business forward in the process.
Data Awareness and Your Social Status
Commentary  |  9/13/2016
Some Dilbert observations raise questions about who might be a data snob. Take the test.
Do You Really Have Big Data, Or Just Too Much Data?
Commentary  |  9/12/2016
Brian Lee, a practice leader in CEB's compliance and legal practice, keeps a keen eye on the information overload happening at enterprises. Here he provides insight into the dangers of collecting data for its own sake, and offers six questions IT professionals can start asking to create a sensible data retention strategy.
Yamaha CIO Talks Cloud, Mobile: Podcast
Commentary  |  9/9/2016
Episode 3 of InformationWeek's Expert Voice features Vimal Thomas, CIO of Yamaha Corporation of America, who talks about how he's built a safe, secure mobile infrastructure.
What Does It Take To Be A Real IT Leader?
Commentary  |  9/8/2016
Elliot Luber is a visiting assistant professor of business, management, and leadership at SUNY Empire State College's School for Graduate Studies. Here, he shares his views on what it means to achieve true leadership in IT by balancing the transformational and the transactional.
How One IT Shop Applies Low-Code Development Practices
Commentary  |  9/2/2016
Greenwich Associates CIO Isaac Sacolick has found using the same low-code tools and processes in business units and IT has simplified application development across the company. Here, he shares his experiences and tells us what IT professionals need to know when pursuing a similar approach.
Why I Banned Non-Compete Clauses From Our Hiring Practices
Commentary  |  9/2/2016
Like so many tech company founders, Jordan Cram, CEO of Enstoa, thought including non-compete clauses in employee contracts was a way to protect his company. Here, he tells us what led him to reconsider the conventional wisdom and do away with non-compete clauses altogether, and how his company has benefited as a result.
What Will Microsoft Do With all That LinkedIn Data?
Commentary  |  9/1/2016
Microsoft's planned acquisition of LinkedIn raises plenty of questions about how it will use all that LinkedIn data, and what privacy protections LinkedIn users can expect.
Are IT Professionals Too Good At Math?
Commentary  |  9/1/2016
Elliot Luber is a visiting assistant professor of Business, Management and Leadership at SUNY Empire State College's School for Graduate Studies. Here, he shares his guidance on how to leave the comfort zone of "Math Land" and apply your skills to solving real business challenges.
Google Kills Chromebook Pixel 2
Commentary  |  9/1/2016
With the demise of the Pixel 2, Google is no longer making and selling its own Chromebooks. But it's unclear what's next for the tech giant in the PC space.


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