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Data is constantly making its way to new platforms, applications, algorithms, and users. The need for an effective data integration framework is at an all-time high. Are you ready?
Machine learning models are not infallible. In order to prevent attackers from exploiting a model, researchers have designed various techniques to make machine learning models more robust.
Keeping systems up and running has become even more critical given today's distributed workforce. Here are five ways to keep your engineering team ready for anything.
Recent compromises to cloud services and increased data privacy regulations can negatively impact the bottom line for businesses with nationwide operations.
Executives have priorities that may conflict with agile practices and mindsets. They can play a critical role in empowering agile. But do they?
Working across the C-suite, CIOs have an immense opportunity to transform their businesses through experience, to pivot from resilience, back to growth.
Here’s how artificial intelligence in customer service optimizes employee and customer experiences.
As companies recover from the pandemic, scaling AI capabilities across the organization can bring the agility and speed demanded to stay competitive.
You want to launch new products, meet your customer’s needs, and grow the business. Here’s how.
Here are three key business areas to investigate as you assess how the cloud is serving your larger business goals.
While cloud computing is becoming ever-more common in enterprise IT, what the hype leaves out is that most companies are still relatively early in the adoption cycle.
Fear can stop great work in its tracks. CIOs and other IT managers must play a vital role in helping staff push fears aside so they can focus on excellence.
Here are answers to some common questions about open source technology, which can be a key enabler of innovation and digital transformation efforts.
Although artificial intelligence has become omnipresent, its uptake in business remains hampered because of gaps in knowledge and awareness.
While maximizing speed and efficiency is important in process optimization, considering your overall objectives enables you to achieve even better results.
The job responsibilities of a chief information officer are not what they once were. Today, it’s all about being a well-rounded business leader. Here’s some advice.
With changing behaviors of consumers and the operational needs of companies, artificial intelligence has become a business enabler.
The past year has forced businesses to pivot and modernize their technology, including making the move to the cloud and using the flexibility and scalability of artificial intelligence.
In a highly competitive market, a strong sponsor relationship can help advance you in your tech career. Here are my tips on making the process a simple and successful one.
Though the opportunity is immense and may help guide the course of modern development, IT decision makers should vet the advantages and disadvantages before diving in.
Building the digital workplace helps increase agility and resilience, but there are distinct steps to implementing it effectively, especially on an accelerated timeline.
Zero product waste is extremely difficult to achieve but getting close to it is possible. Here are some tactics.
We’re starting to see larger disparities in how different age groups approach workplace technology, processes, and productivity. Here are some of the challenges.
With COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out globally, digital vaccine immunity certificates hold great promise for helping us reach a post-pandemic normal.
Here are four trip-up topics found to frequently stump cloud learners and what IT teams should know to master them and build their cloud vocabulary.
The flexibility to support teams cycling through in-person and remote work highlights the need for investment in cloud-based services to support the workflows of the future at scale.
Here’s how the Mercedes Formula 1 engineering team used tech expertise to reverse engineer CPAP breathing aid devices in response to COVID-19.
Here are six best practices for setting up or tuning up your organization’s strategic partnerships.
In an industry with frequent turnover, the key to achieving lasting talent retention lies with investing in innovation built by in-house teams that are allowed to experiment and fail.
Here are four things that chief information officers can do right away to help build digital fluency for now and in the future across the workforce.
As younger generations infiltrate the workplace, we’ll see companies deploy technology to fill the skills gap, train remote workers and drive real-life applications.
In recent years, organizations have been making small strides in establishing greater diversity within their engineering teams -- but it’s not enough.
Here’s how cloud computing can enable the future of work, accelerate data strategies, integrate AI and cyber strategies, and innovate for social good.
Organizations should focus on automation and efficiency to keep pace with pandemic-driven technology transformation.
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These three factors produce an IT transformation that can maximize the value from technology and people to power business agility.
As IT has evolved, solutions have become increasingly sector-agnostic, creating a ripe opportunity for the reuse of technologies across different industries.
Here are five effective approaches for CIOs to expand their skillsets and build a resilient culture that can succeed in today’s enterprise organizations.
COVID-19 is a wake-up call for leaders to embrace cloud technology. However, some industries that would benefit from cloud adoption still resist.
It’s true. Many of the same elements that make up a fine dish are conceptually similar to those that comprise high-quality IT delivery.
There are three key attributes high-functioning IT team members share that are identifiable in your initial interviews: Desire, willingness, and “teachability.”
Landing your next big role is important, but before you take that offer, make sure it’s the right role with the right prospects for you.
Here’s how IT leaders can help to achieve a better ROI from their artificial intelligence initiatives.
Here are three things leaders in digital transformation are doing to set themselves ahead of the competition in 2021 and beyond.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions are becoming more common across industries. Use these four steps for a successful implementation.
Don’t bury your head in the sand. Train your people, advance your technology, and commit to prioritizing and protecting your most important assets before it’s too late.
After a challenging 2020, the importance of analytics and a strong corporate data strategy becomes even more clear. Here are some trends to watch.
Demand for artificial intelligence is growing, but success rates are underwhelming. Here’s what you can do to maximize the value from your AI deployment.
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Don’t try to speed row on a frozen lake. DevOps is an exciting digital transformation initiative, but keep your eyes wide open as the new process unfolds or you’ll get stuck.
Four out of five organizations haven’t scaled their AI. Here are some ways to change that.
With the trend toward cloud native applications, a new set of security challenges are arising. Here are solutions to address these head-on.
The path forward will not look like business as it has always been done. Instead, it will require thought, creativity and boldness.
While business and IT leaders are under pressure to boost their digital transformation plans, they should stop, rethink, and assess before fully diving into a roadmap.
We will never rid ourselves of all our biases overnight. But we can pass on a legacy in AI that is sufficiently aware of the past to foster a more just and equitable society.
Companies must strike the right balance between resiliency and efficiency if they want to weather the storms ahead over the long term.
There’s considerable value in standing on the shoulders of the giants in industry who have learned from several decades of experiments in manufacturing.
Whether we are prepared or not, there will be a global shift toward strict data privacy rules in the coming year.
Whether you are new to DevOps or a seasoned pro, a DevOps Center of Excellence can help your organization maximize the potential of DevOps.
Here’s a playbook for tech companies with high-growth aspirations.
So how did we get here? Here are the three main ways data governance is failing us, along with some advice on how to address those areas.
Searching for a job during a pandemic presents its own sets of challenges. Here are three tips on how to deliver an impactful interview.
Here are five practical ways technology leaders can meet emerging obligations.
IT leaders should take note of the industry dynamics and these emerging use cases in order to get ahead of their peers in the next few years.
Tech language was developed in the early days of computing, during a time when globally racism was much more explicit and often went unchallenged. But there is no reason we can’t change it now.
Remember that cutting IT jobs doesn’t just reduce the bottom line, it means the removal of talent, careers and institutional knowledge.
Here are some habits that organizations can apply to overcome the challenges, keep employees safe, manage risk and come through any crisis, stronger than ever.
AI governance is a board-level responsibility to mitigate pressures from regulators and advocacy groups.
Developers and technologists are increasingly being given a "seat at the table" and forming peer relationships with executives regarding enterprise technology investments.
CIOs and other IT leaders must attract, retain and hire professionals with broad cybersecurity skills, but that’s not as easy as it sounds. Here’s some advice.
Pursuing initiatives across organization redesign, operational cost reduction, and process automation is a must to ensure success in the new business paradigm.
To promote trust in artificial intelligence in healthcare, AI products and services must come from a deep understanding of user and patient needs and promote user and patient engagement.
Focus on the marathon, not the sprint. Here are three best practices for constructing effective, efficient dev teams.
While it may be counterintuitive to make sweeping changes to enterprise software strategies amid a pandemic, the payoff could be substantial in the long run.
Will automation speed up your processes, or will you end up with a brittle system that will demand constant attention and frequent, time-consuming fixes?
If we pay close attention to how AI is falling short and leaving humans with extra work, we can see exactly where the future lies (and how to get there).
Here are best practices on how to scale automation successfully beyond the initial deployment to create a high-demand and thriving automation function.
Cloud is non-negotiable for business continuity in the COVID-19 era. Yet the scramble to get online has led businesses to forget about three key components.
Here are seven steps IT and business leaders can take if a vendor critical to enterprise operations collapses.
By recognizing important developer tool roadblocks organizations need to overcome now, we can expect a stronger and more powerful AI developer stack in the next 10 years.
More businesses are taking on AI projects, but many still aren’t finding success. Here’s what you need to know before taking on your first artificial intelligence project.
To foster long-term resiliency and workplace innovation, IT leaders must invest in employees’ skills and create an open and inclusive environment where people feel valued.
When building out a multi-cloud environment, it’s important to focus on a unified strategy with the proper controls in place to manage applications, security and costs.
The pandemic has rendered IT roles more demanding and more important than ever before. And every employee has essentially become an extension of the IT team.
An initial cloud migration investment can deliver both immediate and long-term benefits -- especially if the infrastructure evolves along with an institution’s digital operations.
Enterprise organizations are showing strong interest in artificial intelligence, but many are struggling to move beyond experimentation.
Data in motion involves several different situations that might require different architectures, applications and management techniques. Here’s what you need to know.
Without a strategy in place to analyze and act upon your data, you'll get bogged down, sifting for worthy nuggets.
The best way forward is to treat facial recognition data from the perspective of the rights of the people portrayed.
Here’s a six-step roadmap for IT leaders to follow as they continue to prepare for business as “unusual”.
We need an integrated development approach that is automated to create the right balance between speed and risk to avoid costly rework and business slowdown.
Here’s how IT and business leaders can strategically embrace artificial intelligence to build a foundation of resilience.
Maximize the value of data analytics in your business strategy by first identifying current problems and potential solutions. Here’s some advice to get you on track.
To evolve for the workforce of the future amidst COVID-19, you need to build a strong digital infrastructure foundation now. Here’s how to do it.
IT leaders must move from defense to offense and motivate their teams by establishing a clear mission and a path to success.
While still early in maturation, blockchain technologies are positioned to solve some of the problems of today and serve as the core infrastructure for the solutions of tomorrow.
Navigating safely through these stormy waters will ensure greater confidence in and resilience of the whole system. Here are a few pointers.
Here’s how IT professionals can help top management understand the value of data and how to use it to the company’s advantage.
COVID-19 has had profound effects on the global economy. While some industries took a hard hit, others found new opportunities -- such as machine learning.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning have distinct limitations. Businesses looking to implement AI need to understand where these boundaries are drawn.