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14 Traits Of The Best Data Scientists
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Looking for a unicorn? Get in line. Actual data scientists are in high demand, and there's not enough of them to go around. If you want identify the right talent, consider these tips.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 9/26/2016
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IT, Dev Boot Camps Help Kick-Start Careers
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IT pros and developers looking for new opportunities and new grads looking for an advantage in getting that first IT job are exploring new education options -- IT and technology education boot camps. In this InformationWeek Expert Voice podcast, we spoke with a provider of these intensive sessions about what they are and why they are becoming popular now.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/23/2016
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InformationWeek 2016 Salary Survey: 10 Best-Paying IT Jobs
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
News
Median base annual salary for IT workers was flat this year, according to the results of the InformationWeek 2016 US IT Salary Survey. Still, certain roles -- including architect, project leader, and security specialist -- are commanding much higher median salaries than other roles. See if you're in one of the 10 best-paying IT staff positions -- and how your total compensation stacks up.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 9/23/2016
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IoT Success: Sharing Data, Analytics Fuels Growth
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
A report from the MIT Sloan Management Review finds that companies that share data from their internet of things projects are better positioned to take advantage of what the technology has to offer. However, finding IT pros with the right IoT skills set is proving a challenge for many businesses.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/22/2016
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The State Of Data Engineers
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Demand for data engineers is on the rise in enterprise, particularly in those organizations that aspire to be the next Uber or Airbnb. Here's a look at this quickly growing job category within IT.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/15/2016
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US Coast Guard, CMU Team On Hoax Caller Crackdown
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
The US Coast Guard is collaborating with experts in academia to help investigate the expensive problem of hoax callers. Machine learning is playing a vital role in their efforts.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/14/2016
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SPIs Vs. APIs: Which Should IT Organizations Choose?
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
By focusing on what needs to be done for service integration rather than how it has to be done, SPIs provide organizations with more flexibility than an API.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/13/2016
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How FinTech Disruptors Are Rewriting The Rules
Jim Nash,
News
Blockchain, smart contracts, and predictive analytics are among the financial service technologies reshaping the ways transactions are conducted and customers are served. With a rash of startups threatening to disrupt legacy operations, organizations of all sizes are turning to the latest technologies to improve their offerings.
By Jim Nash , 9/13/2016
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7 Ways IT Pros Can Boost Data Analytics Skills
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Whether you are an IT pro looking to add data analytics and data science skills to your repertoire, or you are looking to make a career change from IT to the data analytics field, here are seven tips that can give you a head start.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/13/2016
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Do You Really Have Big Data, Or Just Too Much Data?
Brian Lee, Practice Leader, CEB
Commentary
Brian Lee, a practice leader in CEBís compliance and legal practice, keeps a keen eye on the information overload happening at enterprises. Here he provides insight into the dangers of collecting data for its own sake, and offers six questions IT professionals can start asking to create a sensible data retention strategy.
By Brian Lee Practice Leader, CEB, 9/12/2016
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Comparing Cloud Vendors: A Primer For IT
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
With several major players emerging as mega-cloud vendors, the distinctions between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS have blurred. Here's a primer on the various offerings, based on the latest Forrester Wave report.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/12/2016
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Why APIs Are Worth The Time And Attention Of IT Professionals
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
IT professionals who have yet to be convinced that API management could be useful need look no further than Google's plan to acquire Apigee, an API management platform. It's the latest in a string of similar offerings that highlight the importance of application programming interfaces in today's IT organization.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/9/2016
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What eBay's Machine Learning Advances Can Teach IT Professionals
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
EBay has been gathering data and employing machine learning to connect more buyers to sellers and increase the trustworthiness of transactions. The use-cases are worth exploring for any IT professional looking to help improve a company's bottom line by applying machine learning to its customer-facing applications.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/6/2016
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NoSQL Databases: An Enterprise Necessity
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Here's a look at enterprise plans for implementation of NoSQL databases, and some of the top vendors providing this technology.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/5/2016
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9 SaaS Pitfalls To Avoid
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Shifting to cloud application providers requires companies to step carefully. Here are 9 potential problems that can prevent a smooth transition.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/5/2016
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Do IT Certifications Really Matter?
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Technical certifications can advance careers and lead to better pay, but they're not a golden ticket to success.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/1/2016
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3 Characteristics Every Chief Data Officer Needs
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Companies have been bringing chief data officers (CDOs) on board at a rapid rate. Interestingly, most of those tapped to fill the high-profile position did not rise through the ranks of IT. If you are eyeing a career path toward a CDO post, here are the traits you need to succeed.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 9/1/2016
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IT Salary Outlook 2017: Starting Pay On The Rise
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Starting salaries for IT professionals are expected to rise an average of 3.8% in 2017 compared with 2016. Find out which IT jobs are projected to see the greatest salary increases next year.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/31/2016
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Baton Rouge Flood Map: Using IT Know-How In Emergency Situations
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
The Department of Information Services in Baton Rouge used geographic information systems and data from 911 calls, search-and-rescue efforts, and more to create a map visualization of the impact of recent floods in the region. The story is a prime example of how IT professionals can put their knowledge to work in emergency situations.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/30/2016
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6 Reasons Hackathons Are Good For IT
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Inviting developers to solve technical challenges can open organizations up to new ways of doing things. Here are 6 IT benefits of hosting a hackathon.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/30/2016
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