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Content posted in September 2017
Cybersecurity Should Be Chess, Not Checkers
Commentary  |  9/29/2017
Cybersecurity initiatives for government agencies -- in fact, other organizations, too -- have to be proactive and iterative.
Your Shadow IT Strategy Is Broken
Commentary  |  9/29/2017
It's time for IT groups to stop fighting the tide and work with business units to support shadow IT.
Citizen Data Scientists: Why Data Scientists aren't Enough
Commentary  |  9/28/2017
While the unicorns that are data scientists have their place in an organization, management needs to empower proven business leaders to take on the role of citizen scientist.
Digital Twins and IoT Enable Smart Products and Services
Commentary  |  9/27/2017
Get ready for digital twins to revolutionize how products are manufactured, sold, and supported.
Vocal Commands Arrive for Analytics
Commentary  |  9/27/2017
Voice interfaces may give many more users access to self-service analytics. Here's a closer look.
It's a New, Challenging World for Data Governance
Commentary  |  9/26/2017
Data governance strategy is rapidly shifting from the defense to the offense.
How to Get Educated About Analytics
Commentary  |  9/26/2017
Looking to get started in analytics or data science? Are you better off pursuing a degree or getting a certificate? Here's a closer look at the different paths available to aspiring data professionals.
Neural Networks in Business: Advantages and Perspectives
Commentary  |  9/25/2017
The opportunities to utilize neural networks are growing across a broad range of industries and market sectors.
Seven Steps to IT Transformation
Commentary  |  9/25/2017
It's time for an IT overhaul, one that can support an organization's move through digital transformation.
I Rebuilt My Professional Network from Scratch; What I Learned
Commentary  |  9/22/2017
With a career path that has led from a tech role to venture capital investing, Mark Minevich shares advice for other career changers.
Recreate Your Job in the Age of Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  9/21/2017
Whether you work in the C-suite or in a line role, if you don't want to be left behind, figure out how to evolve so you can help the company meet its digital business objectives.
An IT Pro Takes the Dive into Deep Learning
Commentary  |  9/21/2017
IT professional Rich Casselberry experimented with deep learning using online tools and came away with interesting results.
The Innovative Enterprise: Losing Sight of the Job?
Commentary  |  9/21/2017
I've been rethinking the theme of so many tech AND management EVENTS: Innovation IS everyone's job.
Technology Can Reduce the Cognitive Overload in the C-Suite
Commentary  |  9/19/2017
As analytics-based technologies mature they promise to better guide executive decisions by delivering only the most relevant information.
TrueAbility Aims to Reinvent IT Certifications
Commentary  |  9/19/2017
In an age of cloud computing and rapidly emerging technologies it's time for new approaches to IT certifications.
4 Tips From a Millennial Leader on Finding Great Talent
Commentary  |  9/18/2017
Hiring great employees means looking beyond the resume into how they solve problems and address goals, as this millennial executive at Workday explains.
Use It or Lose It: Is This the Best Way to Manage Budgets?
Commentary  |  9/15/2017
Are you getting ready to spend all the money left in your budget so that you don't end up with a smaller budget for 2018? Is that the right way to do things?
A New Era of OpenStack
Commentary  |  9/15/2017
The chairman of the OpenStack Foundation outlines some of the steps the organization is taking to support a growing interest in OpenStack.
3 Tips for Making Better Investments in Security
Commentary  |  9/15/2017
Information security's role is becoming more strategic, but its approach to making investment decisions hasn't kept pace. To better align security investments with enterprise strategy, IT and security leaders must stay focused on the right risks, add rigor to decision making processes, and give stakeholders opportunities for input.
The Next-Generation IT Help Desk is Achievable Today
Commentary  |  9/14/2017
The new enterprise IT help desk features bots, cloud monitoring, and consolidated views into problems, and it can be implemented today.
3 Ways Blockchain is Changing Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  9/14/2017
The tech sector is looking at new uses for blockchain, and information security is one area that holds promise.
Digital Transformation Done Right
Commentary  |  9/13/2017
A successful digital transformation initiative starts with an organization's leadership instilling a culture that supports the idea of the entire business operating under one digital strategy.
Emojis Train AI to Recognize Sarcasm
Commentary  |  9/13/2017
It's sometimes difficult for humans to understand tone and sarcasm in text messages, so consider how difficult it is to train computers to understand it. But a new project is employing emojis to help AI understand when humans are employing irony.
'We Really Don't Know Clouds At All'
Commentary  |  9/12/2017
Just how quickly are enterprises moving workloads to the cloud? InformationWeek is searching for the answer.
Alexa for the Enterprise? Not Yet, but Itís Coming
Commentary  |  9/12/2017
Now that you might be accustomed to using Siri, Alexa, Cortana or Google Assistant in your personal life, consider the potential for voice technology in the enterprise.
Design Expert: The Secrets to Better User Interfaces
Commentary  |  9/11/2017
Designer Scott Schaedle feels that user interfaces would look and function much better if developers simply followed a handful of good design practices.
Set the Right Foundation for Applications with Improved CX
Commentary  |  9/11/2017
IT teams can salvage the value of legacy systems while pivoting to a new foundation offering better customer experiences.
Let's Talk about the Weather (and Analytics)
Commentary  |  9/8/2017
As Florida awaits Hurricane Irma's landfall, we look at how improvements in today's weather predictions rely on real-time big data and technologies like machine learning.
You Can Reconcile Bimodal IT with DevOps
Commentary  |  9/6/2017
Enterprises may be faced with a choice between Bi-Modal IT and DevOps, but maybe the two can live together.
How Smart Is Artificial Intelligence Really?
Commentary  |  9/6/2017
SAS CTO Oliver Schabenberger counters Tesla founder Elon Musk's description of artificial intelligence as the scariest problem.
Launching a New Office Overseas? Engineer It for Success
Commentary  |  9/5/2017
Having learned from his experience opening an operation in Norway, Tapad's Jeff Olchovy shares his advice to others planning overseas expansion.
A Hat Doesnít Make a Captain: 3 Traits of a C-Suite Genius
Commentary  |  9/4/2017
What makes an executive successful? Consider traits such as risk taking and never relying on the status quo.
You Are Doing Analytics Wrong: Here Is Why
Commentary  |  9/1/2017
Analytics ROI often falls short because businesses overlook important parts of the process.


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