Profile of James M. ConnollyGuest Commentary
Member Since: 11/18/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 249
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Articles by James M. Connolly
posted in January 2017
If you want your enterprise to be agile, look first at your data silos -- silos packed with information -- that keep people and departments from communicating effectively.
Enterprises have plenty of data; now it's time to put that data to work, answering questions such as "why" and "what's next".
For all of the devices and applications that are designed to make workers more efficient, factors such as regular interruptions translate into lost productivity.
When an executive shifts from being supported by IT to leading IT, one opportunity is to become a more customer-centric IT organization.
There are ways to meet computer technology job demands by creating a more diverse workforce.
Open source software has matured over the years, often serving as the primary piece of a corporation's software strategy. But questions remain in the minds of many managers. Doug Cutting of the Apache Software Foundation, and known for creating Hadoop, shares his thoughts on how to achieve success with for open source.
The use of Robotic Process Automation, using concepts such as software bots, is emerging, but its use can't succeed in isolation. The CIO needs to get involved to implement an enterprise strategy.
There's a new emphasis in the software world with a focus on ease of use and more standardized platforms that support speed to market and innovation by makers.
Before you jump into DevOps understand what problems you are trying to solve, and whether you need to make a complete commitment to all of the elements or just specific aspects.
With organizations going through digital transformation,IT leaders must fundamentally change how information security services are delivered, and make security part of everyone's job.
The evidence is clear, digital transformation is the biggest driver in business today. Businesses that donít embrace the journey will be left behind by competitors and customers.
The supply chain is changing rapidly, often outside of the traditional IT structure. IT needs to get involved, bringing its skills and experience to the table.
The healthcare sector has been trailing industries such as banking and retail when it comes to adoption of data analytics, but a growing number of success stories in healthcare provide proof of concept for other organizations to get on board.
Yes, the millennial generation is different, but no more so than the generations that went before it.