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The Uber of Roadside Assistance

6/13/2017
Kamal Natarajan, divisional CIO and VP for Allstate Roadside Services Technology shares how they've "Uber-ized" their roadside service at the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX.

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4 Ways Business Priorities Don't Align With IT

11/30/2016
CIOs are well aware of changing business expectations, but often lack the resources, skills, or alignment to execute on expectations. The Deloitte 2016-2017 Global CIO survey reveals some stark disconnects between the business and IT.

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The Fast-Moving CIO: A Race For Transformation

11/23/2016
Sharyn Leaver of Forrester Research cites the fable of the tortoise and the hare: While slow and steady may sometimes win, hereís why a modern IT environment may require us to act more like the hare and less like the tortoise.

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Top 125 Vendors To Watch

9/27/2016
InformationWeek and its sister publications Dark Reading and Network Computing have teamed up to bring you a roundup of the hottest vendors in cloud, data management, DevOps, infrastructure, and security. The 125 vendors you'll find here range from established players making strides in their markets to newcomers setting the stage for the future.

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The Rise Of SDN: What It Means For Networks Today

8/18/2016
To get a clearer view of SDN in 2016, Senior Editor Sara Peters spoke with Eric Hanselman, chief analyst at 451 Research, about how enterprises view the technology and where the industry is in terms of adoption and costs -- and what's next.

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Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility

7/21/2016
Drew Lentz, a solutions architect with Frontera Consulting, says he believes that IT needs to look beyond WiFi technology and create a unique, wireless connected experience that benefits not only employees, but businesses as well. Lentz touched upon that topic and more during his conversation with Senior Editor Sara Peters.

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Industrial IoT: The Next 30 Years Of IT

7/7/2016
InformationWeek Executive Editor Curtis Franklin spoke with Senior Editor Sara Peters about how IoT is changing everything we know in IT, especially in the industrial enterprise. From, predictive analytics, to security, to ROI, here's why the next 30 years of IT starts with IoT.

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Enterprises: Tear Down Your Engineering Silos

6/30/2016
Will Murrell, a senior network engineer with UNICOM systems, knows a thing or two about silos. UNICOM develops a variety of software and other tools to work with IBM's mainframe, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. Murrell recently talked with InformationWeek senior editor Sara Peters about a new breed of engineers trying to break down corporate barriers for good.

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HPE Promotes Community For Women In Tech, Developers

6/23/2016
In her role as Developer Advocate and Community Architect, Lisa-Marie Namphy works toward unifying HPE's developers. At the same time, she is a champion of women, aiming to shatter the glass ceiling at a number of different tech firms. Namphy spoke with InformationWeek Senior Editor Sara Peters about her work at HPE.

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'Digital Transformation': What's So New About It?

6/2/2016
Mobility, data, the Internet Of Things, cloud computing. These are the terms that IT hears again and again. In fact, there's a term for what all these mean for business and IT: "Digital Transformation." However, what's new about it? At this year's Interop conference, Prashanth Shenoy, Cisco's senior director for enterprise networks and mobility, explained how these technologies are now mature enough to really affect business and begin the transformation that we're heard so much about.

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InformationWeek Presents 'Get To The Point'

9/17/2015
At this year's InformationWeek Conference, host Brian Gillooly (Center) moderated the popular "Get To The Point" segment, which pits two technology whizzes against one another. This year's topic was Youth Verses Experience. Joe Masters Emison, CTO of BuildFax (Left), matched wits with Toby Redshaw, (Right) former CIO of American Express, now CEO of Kevington Advisors. Topics ranged from shadow IT to how to deal with insider threats.

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Heartland CEO: Dealing Honestly With Data Breaches

9/10/2015
At this year's InformationWeek Conference in Las Vegas, Heartland CEO Robert O. Carr spoke about how his company publicly confronted a huge data breach that exposed millions of credit card records to cyber-criminals. Is honesty the best policy when it comes to security? Carr thinks it is.

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Where Data Science Meets IT

9/1/2015
See what happens when data scientist David Chudzicki of Kaggle sits down with Jackie Woods, director at UPS, to talk about the intersection of data science and IT at the InformationWeek Conference 2015.

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Modern Data Centers: How We'll Get There

8/26/2015
Chris Murphy (left), former InformationWeek editor, discusses how enterprises can future-proof their data centers. The other participants are (from left), VMWare's Bill Fathers, Boeing's Mike Stothers, and eBay's Sri Shivananda -- all attending the InformationWeek Conference 2015.

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Enterprise IT: Act Like A Software Startup

8/12/2015
In this video, Chris Murphy, formerly of InformationWeek, discusses how to create a developer-friendly enterprise IT environment with, from left, Andi Mann of CA Technologies, Mike Beltzner of Pinterest, and Andrew Zitney of Allstate.

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How AstraZeneca's CIO Embraced Insourcing

8/5/2015
For years, the trend has been to outsource IT functions to a third party. However, the demands of big data, analytics, and agile development are forcing companies to rethink outsourcing. Here's how David Smoley, the CIO of pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, started insourcing IT and embracing change for the better.

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ConocoPhillips Drills Down Into Analytics

7/28/2015
Whether the company is drilling for oil or increasing margins on the business side, ConocoPhillips is taking full advantage of predictive analytics. At the InformationWeek Conference CIO Mike Pfister and Advanced Analytics Program Manager Richard Barclay shared some real-world big data experience.

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Microsoft Office On iOS: Startup Guide

7/23/2015
Microsoft Office on mobile devices offers the flexibility to work on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents when and where needed. Here's how to install, configure, and use Microsoft Office on iPhones and iPads.

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Royal Caribbean Keeps Customers Connected At Sea

7/21/2015
Even if you are relaxing on a cruise ship hundreds of miles out at sea, you still want your WiFi. Here's how Royal Caribbean Cruises' CIO Bill Martin makes sure customers can still upload photos of their trip to social media even while vacationing in the middle of the ocean.

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The Age Of Biotechnology Has Arrived

7/14/2015
In a talk at this year's InformationWeek Conference, Adriana Karaboutis, a former Dell CIO and current executive vice president of technology and business solutions for Biogen, talked about how IT and healthcare are staring to fuse together, creating a new age of biotechnology.

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InformationWeek News Desk Debuts At Interop 2015

4/27/2015
Whether you are attending Interop in person or keeping tabs on the show from your desk at the office, the InformationWeek News Desk is a new way to keep up-to-date and find out what the biggest names in the industry think about the future of information technology.

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Cloud Certifications To Boost Your IT Skills

4/15/2015
Cloud computing has been one of the fastest-growing IT trends for the last several years. If you're an IT pro looking to move up the ladder or make more money, check out our list of certifications than can set you on your path.

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Android, iOS, Windows Phone: What's Best For BYOD?

3/12/2015
Protecting data on mobile devices is more important than ever, especially with workers using their own smartphones and tablets. For IT pros, which of the three major platforms -- iOS, Android, Windows -- provides the best option for a BYOD plan?

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How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
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