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GDPR: A Cost vs. Benefit Analysis
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It's a mistake for companies to view compliance with GDPR as just a financial burden. There are real benefits to be had in understanding and protecting customer data.
By Dimitri Sirota, CEO and Co-founder, BigID , 4/23/2018
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Top Leadership Skills for the Enterprise and Beyond
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Satire
Looking to learn from other people's experience and mistakes to leapfrog ahead in your career? We asked top leadership experts for their wisdom. Here's what they said.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/23/2018
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Managing Online Extortion and Other Tricky Relationships
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Speakers at the RSA Conference this week shared some advice on how business leaders can deal with hackers who are trying to extort payments from an organization.
By Steve Kovsky, Technology Journalist , 4/20/2018
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Businesses Are on the Cusp of an Automation Revolution
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The cloud is much more than on-demand computing and storage resources. It is the foundation for a whole new world of exciting and smart ways of doing business.
By Bob Weiler, Executive Vice President, Oracle Global Business Units , 4/19/2018
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Culture, Like Technology, Is Changing at a Breakneck Pace
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
Satire
If you thought your company culture was good or bad or a static thing within the organization, well, guess again.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 4/19/2018
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Whole Foods and Its Amazonian Approach
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Satire
In the wake of Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods, Peyton Maynard-Koran has brought a new approach to IT infrastructure in the grocery chain.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 4/18/2018
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The Boring Truth About High-Value AI Projects
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
McKinsey Global Institute examined hundreds of artificial intelligence use case to figure out the ones that yielded the highest value for organizations. That big-picture vantage point yield one surprising and boring truth about the value of AI.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/18/2018
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Executives, Beware of Agile!
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The successful shift to an agile organization isn't just about a mandate from above; management has to embrace agile as a way of doing business.
By Doug Dockery, Senior Director of Agile Management, CA Technologies , 4/16/2018
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No More IT Islands
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Satire
IT professionals no longer fit into the buckets of specialization that marketers and HR staffers love.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 4/13/2018
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Three Big Pitfalls for Big-Company CIOs, and What to Do About Them
Christopher O'Malley, CEO of Compuware
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Scale and longevity can be advantages for large enterprises facing competition from startups, but those enterprises need to transform their IT culture, achieve single-speed IT, and jettison inefficient distributed infrastructure.
By Christopher O'Malley CEO of Compuware, 4/12/2018
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Technology Faces State-of-Mind Hurdles
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Satire
Cloud and open source advocate Sam Ramji, vice president for product management for the Google Cloud Platform, provides a sneak peek into his Interop ITX keynote.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 4/11/2018
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To Improve Customer Service Robots Enable Humans
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When it comes to customer service automation, don't think robots can do it all. They need to work in combination with human staffers.
By Kris Fitzgerald, Vice President & CTO and Dan Thomas, VP Automation, Integration & Alliances, NTT DATA Services , 4/11/2018
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4 Types of Machine Intelligence You Should Know
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Satire
Cognitive computing, AI, machine learning, and deep learning are often used to describe the same thing, when they actually differ. We explain what the differences are so you can better understand how the pieces fit together.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 4/10/2018
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How to Transition from Being a Cloud 'Rookie' to Aficionado
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Dabbling in the cloud rather than having a cloud strategy with assigned responsibilities is a step toward disaster.
By Melodye Mueller, VP of Marketing and Strategic Alliances, CloudHealth Technologies , 4/10/2018
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How Southwest Airlines Chooses Big Impact Analytics Projects
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Southwest Airlines operates a fleet of 700 aircraft flying 4,000 flights a day. Here's how it uses analytics to manage all the complexity that comes with that.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/9/2018
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The State of the Cloud 2018
Joe Masters Emison, Co-Founder, BuildFax
Satire
It's time to stop with the excuses and recognize why an organization needs to move to the cloud.
By Joe Masters Emison Co-Founder, BuildFax, 4/9/2018
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Is the CIO becoming the Chief Customer Officer?
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How data, subscriptions and new business models are transforming the CIOís relationship with the customer.
By Dave Padmos, EY Global Technology Sector Advisory Leader , 4/9/2018
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Emerging Technologies Remain a Gamble in 2018
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
IT leaders face a tornado of vendor news and business user demands relating to emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI, and augmented reality. Those leaders need to put those technologies and the business need in perspective.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 4/5/2018
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Leadership: How to Succeed as a New Manager
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Satire
You've spent your career learning about IT -- network troubleshooting, programming languages, and data management. But now they want you to manage a team of people. Here are a few tips to get you started on your new journey.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/4/2018
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Ethical Tech: Myth or Reality?
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Technology innovation is accelerating and so are the impacts of technology on society. As machine intelligence gets baked into more products and services, as more human tasks become automated, and as more industries are disrupted, the tech industry needs to think differently. Here's why.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 4/4/2018
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