Profile of Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Jessica Davis is a Senior Editor at InformationWeek. She covers enterprise IT leadership, careers, artificial intelligence, data and analytics, and enterprise software. She has spent a career covering the intersection of business and technology. Follow her on twitter: @jessicadavis.
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An uncommon event like a pandemic means that last year's data can't be used to predict this year's conditions. What's next after that data dashboard?
After a year of uncertainty, the employment market for data scientists and analytics pros is heating up again.
The city with the largest number of high-paying job openings is no longer a city. It's remote work. And the trend is here to stay.
Longtime analytics giant SAS briefly entertained the idea of being acquired by semiconductor giant Broadcom. Now that the talks are off, what's next for the 45-year-old enterprise stalwart?
Did you get a raise in 2020? The InformationWeek 2020 IT Salary Survey lets you know how you stacked up against your peers during a year that was like no other.
Budgets will shift, and IT leaders must collaborate with HR and facilities teams as work moves from office centers to a new work-from-anywhere structure.
Wild Me is a non-profit machine learning service provider for field biologists studying wildlife and conservation. But before you can create whale shark algorithms, you need good data.
Looking to ensure remote worker productivity, organizations are turning to AI and surveillance technology. But 10% of workers are expected to try to subvert those efforts.
The University of Texas Arlington sought an AI-enabled Wi-Fi platform to improve student experience. The project came in the middle of a total IT overhaul.
Artificial intelligence is becoming more common in enterprises, but ensuring ethical and responsible AI is not always a priority. Here's how organizations can make sure it is.
Cybersecurity pros are in high demand. Here's how one system administrator developed his own personal online night school curriculum to gain the expertise for a successful security career.
LogMeIn has integrated 10 acquisitions and divested two business unit sales over the last five years. The company's CIO shares his secrets on how to do it successfully.
A new survey shows how IT security leaders have changed their focus after the SolarWinds attack and a year of the pandemic.
ServiceNow's acquisition program is aimed at creating the autonomous enterprise of the future. Here's how observability company Lightstep fits in.
Chief Data Officers are prioritizing data quality, ROI from data and analytics investments, and data sharing.
Data Science For All offers free education, and mentorship, plus hiring at partner companies like Accenture and Target. Here's what its founders say about diversity today.
The move to accelerate digital transformation and engage with customers online in 2020 increased the opportunities for gathering data.
Here's a look at how graph database technology, together with AI, can help enterprises solve complex problems in an era of ever growing data.
As the pandemic drove more transactions and work online, the enterprise CIO's role expanded to be more focused on business, customers, and employee culture.
Enterprises overall will spend 8.4% more on technology in 2021 than they did last year, but not all of that budget will be under the control of the CIO.
A new course offered by AWS offers business leaders a foundational understanding of machine learning and its use cases without the need for a deep understanding of Python and coding.
Insurance and financial firm MassMutual's chief information security officer talks about the changing threat landscape and how data science is helping the security team's charter.
Not all data is created equally. Some data has more business value. Qlik's CTO explains why the data you have may not be the data you need.
The quick pivot of so much commerce to online systems has increased the possibility of fraud, creating challenges for IT leaders.
Just holding onto the job you had was what most people wanted to do a year ago. But the allure of higher salaries may be wooing some IT pros to greener pastures.
Tarrant County has registered over 800,000 people for vaccines using a cloud-based, web-facing, low-code database technology.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we do everything. Now it's time to assess the changes and refactor your operations and digital transformation plan.
Studies show that gender diversity improves profits, revenue growth, stock price performance, and more. Yet women make up only 31% of IT organizations.
Here's a look at the jobs that got pay raises and some of the skills that commanded higher salaries last year, according to a study by Hired and Vettery.
Coming off the pandemic-driven crisis of the last year, IT organizations are poised for a frenzy of activity and progress. Are they up for the task?
Lead artificial intelligence advisor to the United Nations, Neil Sahota shares his perspectives on major UN AI projects and the major challenges to AI today.
Customers flocked to digital channels and faced life-changing events in 2020. Here's how enterprise companies are changing their CRM practices for a new normal.
Esri Chief Medical Officer Este Geraghty explains how geographic data and maps can streamline COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning.
With so many workers at home full time, collaboration apps like Zoom, Slack, and Microsoft Teams have become a virtual substitute for the office, but without the balance. Now they are about to get better.
SAP has announced a package of technologies and services under a single contract designed to ease enterprise CIOs' paths to digital transformation and its flagship software S/4HANA in the cloud.
With 2020 in the rearview mirror, finally, CIOs are looking at bigger budgets and an acceleration in their digital transformations.
Cybersecurity, modernization, H1-B visas, COVID-19 data and analytics. These are a few of the items that are on the agenda for the Biden administration.
Digital signature and contract management company DocuSign's IT automation projects paid off when the pandemic lockdowns hit. Here's why.
Chief data officers must focus on listening to their peers in the business, delivering iterative value, and promoting their successes.
CIOs will focus on enabling richer remote work experiences in 2021, and virtual offices could be a part of that picture.
Enterprises have made a lot of progress in becoming data driven over the past several years, but organizations continue to cite one major impediment.
Before COVID-19, state CIOs were still looking for good use cases for chatbots. The pandemic brought plenty of them.
Enterprise IT leaders no longer always need to follow the build-it-yourself path to AI. Here's how the market will shape up in the future.
CIOs and IT organizations rose to meet tremendous challenges driven by a 100-year pandemic and how it has reshaped the world. Here are the lessons they are taking into 2021.
Artificial intelligence and automation were key tools in the IT enterprises' pandemic war effort in 2020. Here's how they will continue to change the game in every organization in 2021.
Enterprise IT executives saw huge acceleration in automation deployments in 2020, and that trend will continue next year as they look to expand into intelligent automation.
Interop keynoter Gunter Ollmann, Microsoft's cloud and AI security leader, shares insights on 2020's instant pivot to the cloud, the state of adversarial AI, and how top organizations can stop attackers.
SaaS-based CRM giant Salesforce has acquired the collaboration and chat software company Slack, and announced new public cloud deployment options and automation tools for its platform.
Element AI is ServiceNow's 4th artificial intelligence acquisition of 2020.
Chatbots are the top use case of AI in the enterprise. If you are looking for a chatbot use case, here are five to consider.
Last year at this time, IT leaders were creating budgets and plans for AI initiatives. Here's how a pandemic impacted them.
How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the world of data and analytics in the enterprise? Here are the trends for 2021.
There's a light at the end of the tunnel for IT pros who have been keeping a close eye on the job market. Plus, here are the skills that employers want in 2021.
Corporate boards will fund digital business initiatives at a higher rate in 2021. Here's what else is coming.
Negotiating with big software vendors can be tricky. Here are some best practice tactics to help you get the best deal.
How can CIOs help their organizations compete in 2021? Here's a look at the challenges ahead and the traits you need to succeed during what will be a bumpy year that is filled with opportunity.
Augmented analytics has helped enterprises accelerate BI, analytics, and AI programs. Here's how it will advance for 2021.
Gartner's CIO Agenda survey reveals that top CIOs are capitalizing on renewed interest by corporate boards in digital business and technologies for improving customer experience.
When it is time for your machine learning pilot programs to graduate and take on the real world, you need to start looking at MLOps.
Artificial intelligence can be promising and valuable, but you need to focus on a few best practices to get your program moving in the right direction.
As the head of technology at a mutual company, Northwestern Mutual's CIO said his IT organization was largely insulated from the roller coaster budget changes and cash conservation brought by COVID-19
CIOs spent a huge portion of their 2020 IT budgets early in the year to move workers home. Cyber security is among the top priorities for 2021.
During her Interop Digital keynote, Microsoft's Alysa Taylor will discuss how technology has been a catalyst for accelerated value and change in 2020.
ServiceNow CIO Chris Bedi said this COVID-19 pandemic year has meant urgency and the need for speed for IT organizations. But what's coming in the year ahead?
Mukul Agrawal serves as global head of ERP and IT services at Vistaprint. Here's a look at what he's done and what he has been working on lately.
The San Francisco Giants have digitized decades of media assets and are using artificial intelligence to manage and access what they need from the massive library.
Life insurance giant MassMutual is exploring the use of health data from wearables to further refine its data science-created underwriting models.
Chatbots are currently the biggest use case for AI. Now the COVID-19 pandemic has made them even more compelling given their use in automation and their high level of ROI.
Accenture's investments in cloud, platforms, and analytics and AI proved essential in the company's quick moves to stay on top of pandemic-driven change.
The COVID-19 crisis has changed attitudes toward working from home for many professionals. Will that continue for analytics pros in 2021?
With the COVID-19 pandemic triggering innovation, some emerging technologies are being implemented now, even as most emerging tech takes 5 to 10 years before hitting that plateau of productivity.
When your research could save COVID-19 patients, you don't want to wait around for institutional approval to use patient data in research. Here's an alternative.
Looking to update ordering for ecommerce customers, bakery manufacturing and ingredient supplier Dawn Foods decided to hire a chief digital officer to spearhead the process.
Capital One has committed to enabling employees to keep working from home through the end of 2020.
Accenture released its Technology Vision 2020 report in February, but then COVID hit. Here's how the pandemic is changing technology futures according to the company.
Equinix CIO Milind Wagle provides an update on the company's AI initiatives and how they helped during the COVID-19 crisis.
Where do you stack up against your competitors when it comes to your AI initiative? Deloitte has released its 2020 State of AI in the Enterprise report.
When restaurants shut down, they set off a chain reaction all the way up the supply chain. Here's how one regional gourmet food distributor was able to pivot quickly.
The year 2020 has tested the leadership skills of many top tech execs, and at HPE's Discover virtual event, a panel of women executives shared their experiences.
CTOs and other IT leaders need to invest in innovation to emerge from the current COVID-19 crisis ready for the next opportunities.
CIOs have shifted their budgets to fund the great migration to enable employees to work from home, even as they are rethinking investments to make going forward.
Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft have all taken steps to stop making their facial recognition AI software available to the police. Now it's time for lawmakers to set some rules.
CIO Chris Foster said the move to public cloud has cut costs (but not staff), provided access to advanced technology such as machine learning and AI, and accelerated efforts to work-from-home.
Can strategy and IT budget planning help an organization weather a crisis like COVID-19? Here's how it helped at Atlassian.
Data scientists, machine learning specialists and other data and analytics pros are seeing a changes to the job market in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. What will the lasting impacts be?
Virtual IT events and trade shows are popping up everywhere this summer and fall. Even if your travel budget has been cut, you can still make it to these.
T-Mobile's CIO and CPO Cody Sanford's biggest recent accomplishment was working on the company's merger with Sprint. Here's more about this tech executive in his own words.
Open source tools are crucial to machine learning development, but if you want to manage those models in the enterprise, you need a platform.
Even before so many schools across the country pivoted to online learning in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, some schools had already pioneered how to do it.
Gartner is forecasting an IT spending decline of 8% in 2020 with devices as the hardest hit category. Public cloud spending, however, will rise.
Layoffs hit technology jobs in April, too, as the COVID-19 shock wave whacked employment, and organizations may be accelerating their automation plans to protect workers and cut costs.
Government and healthcare CIOs are on the front lines of deploying technology to fight COVID-19. Here are five places where artificial intelligence can help.
Businesses are considering what the new normal workplace will look like, including social distancing, plexiglass, PPE and, in some cases, contact tracing tools.
When the crisis began, there was a scramble to move workers home. Now CFOs are considering making those positions permanently remote to help with cutting efforts.
Enterprise risk management teams are on the job evaluating supply chains, cybersecurity risks, remote work issues, and other challenges as business confronts the impacts and opportunities brought by COVID-19.
A few new surveys of executives and business leaders provide some insight into shifting plans as industry weathers the coronavirus pandemic.
Data management and the tools that power it are on the cusp of a major transition that is poised to make the jobs of data engineers easier.
Professionals who work in the field of analytics are being called on to apply their expertise as executives make decisions on how to respond to wildly different business conditions caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
A challenge on the data science community site Kaggle is asking great minds to apply machine learning to battle the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and the resources to fight it, are being tracked and mapped by governments and other organizations in the US and the world. Here's how they are doing it.