Profile of James M. ConnollyGuest Commentary
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Articles by James M. Connolly
posted in December 2017
The traditional approach to IT asset management is flawed and needs to be replaced with a strategy that factors in the reliance on cloud computing and SaaS.
As the popularity of open source grows, it's important to remember that with growth comes complexity and that being involved in open source comes with the mindset that collaboration makes the world a better place.
True innovation often isn't about leveraging a single technology but making good use of multiple technologies in combination.
For companies to unlock cloud computing’s true potential, business leaders need to adopt an agile approach, targeting innovation and business transformation.
These days, enterprises have to track new metrics such as engagement, revenue per user, and the overall customer journey, which involve blending a complex web of data streams into a comprehensive marketing and sales funnel.
Keep an eye on the software arena, as the service mindset, the cloud, agile, and the IIoT drive change.
Unless you can compete on salary with the likes Google and Facebook, fill out your artificial intelligence and machine learning teams using alternative approaches.
Automation in the corporate world isn't on the way, it's here. Now, do it right.
The purpose, tasks, and required skillsets are dramatically different for data scientists and their work in commercial and industrial environments.
US regulators and companies can follow the lead of the EU, with its GDPR, to better protect consumer data while recognizing that the data belongs to the customer, not a company.
As businesses wrestle with the challenges that come with new technologies and concepts such as transformation it's more important than ever that IT and business leaders work as partners.
As machine learning technologies evolve developers in a range of fields are finding innovative ways to solve challenges.
Start an Agile initiative by carefully taking stock of the organization's goals, challenges, and capabilities.
Amazon's announcements at AWS RE:Invent make it highlight an AWS message that serverless is the way to go, which isn't good news for those in operations jobs.
You might not be able to compete with the behemoths, but there are some things you can do to find great talent. Think about partnering with other companies and how multi-disciplinary teams can help fill gaps.
As companies turn to the hybrid cloud to future-proof business and innovate faster, there are some emerging needs that they should address.
With SaaS technologies organizations can better qualify their leads through data touch points and data science.
Open source software isn't free, whether looked at in terms of hard dollars or in missed opportunities.
As organizations move to hybrid clouds they have to adjust their thinking and how they look at key concepts.
Few tools exist to measure or fix multi-cloud problems. Help is on the way; major software vendors are addressing the issue.
While there are benefits from adopting an agile strategy, your organization can take success to the next level by also utilizing design thinking to identify problems.
Having established a foothold in the home with its Alexa personal assistant, Amazon now has the office market in its sights.
These four warning signs just might indicate that you need to implement or update DevOps initiatives within your organization.
As IT executives set out their plans for 2018, three key technology concepts should be top priorities.
Executives who have done it share their experiences and advice on knowing when and how to spin off an IT-based startup.