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Tech Spending Climbs as Digital Business Initiatives Grow
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Enterprises overall will spend 8.4% more on technology in 2021 than they did last year, but not all of that budget will be under the control of the CIO.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/22/2021
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IBM Talks AIOps Potential at Digital Developer Conference
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
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CIOs might use AIOps to help manage deployment of new products while also maintaining the resiliency of existing applications.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 4/21/2021
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3 Factors That Should be Driving Your Digital Transformation
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To maximize output of any digitalization project, organizations must treat it as a wider business initiative, rather than a targeted IT transformation.
By Steele Arbeeny, Chief Technology Officer, SNP , 4/21/2021
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10 Things Your Artificial Intelligence Initiative Needs to Succeed
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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In the race to implement AI, some companies may overlook important details that can mean the difference between success and failure.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 4/20/2021
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AWS Offers Course on Basics of Machine Learning
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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A new course offered by AWS offers business leaders a foundational understanding of machine learning and its use cases without the need for a deep understanding of Python and coding.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/19/2021
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Forecast of the Future of Work from MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
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'We must do more to cultivate new jobs and new worker skills.' -- Irving Wladawsky-Berger, research affiliate, MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 4/16/2021
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AWS Boosts Support for Girls in Tech’s Inclusivity Efforts
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
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Cloud services provider increases backing for group aimed at further shrinking the gender gap in the technology workforce.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 4/15/2021
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Why IT Leaders Should Make Cloud Training a Top Priority
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
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As IT operations continue drifting into the cloud, it's important to ensure that organization personnel keep pace with the latest skills and practices.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 4/14/2021
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Optimizing the CIO and CFO Relationship
Mary E. Shacklett, Mary E. Shacklett
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The CIO-CFO dynamic has undergone some changes over the past 10 years. What are these changes and how do they influence corporate dynamics?
By Mary E. Shacklett Mary E. Shacklett, 4/13/2021
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How Google Cloud Might Help the FinOps Foundation Evolve
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
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The first of the major cloud services providers joins the fledgling trade association’s technical advisory council.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 4/12/2021
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What Cloud Attacks Have Taught Us About Hidden Compliance Costs
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Recent compromises to cloud services and increased data privacy regulations can negatively impact the bottom line for businesses with nationwide operations.
By Aaron Shum, Practice Lead, Info-Tech Research Group , 4/12/2021
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How The Pandemic Changed Data Analytics and BI in the Enterprise
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Not all data is created equally. Some data has more business value. Qlik's CTO explains why the data you have may not be the data you need.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/9/2021
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FanGraphs Tags a Cloud Database to Keep Up with the Big Show
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
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Website for baseball analysis turned to MariaDB SkySQL as it looks to take on more game data from domestic and international sources.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 4/8/2021
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CIO Best Practices for Communicating about Disaster
Mary E. Shacklett, Mary E. Shacklett
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When disaster strikes, your public relations plan can be just as important as your disaster recovery plan. Here are three best practices for CIOs.
By Mary E. Shacklett Mary E. Shacklett, 4/8/2021
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Experian’s Identity GM Addresses Industry’s Post-COVID Challenges
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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The quick pivot of so much commerce to online systems has increased the possibility of fraud, creating challenges for IT leaders.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/7/2021
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Do Executives Help or Hinder Agile Teams?
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Executives have priorities that may conflict with agile practices and mindsets. They can play a critical role in empowering agile. But do they?
By Terry White, Associate Senior Analyst, Omdia , 4/7/2021
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11 Things IT Professionals Wish They Knew Earlier in Their Careers
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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What would you do differently if you had the chance to start your IT career all over again? We asked seasoned tech pros for advice that they would pass on, and here’s what they had to say.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 4/6/2021
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The Business of Experience: A CIO Toolkit for the Year Ahead
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Working across the C-suite, CIOs have an immense opportunity to transform their businesses through experience, to pivot from resilience, back to growth.
By Baiju Shah, Chief Strategy Officer, Accenture Interactive , 4/6/2021
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FTD’s CTO Powell on Transforming and the Next New Normal
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
Commentary
One year after joining the 110-year-old company, Powell talks about the floral ecommerce retailer’s revamp of its infrastructure.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 4/5/2021
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AI at Your Service
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Here’s how artificial intelligence in customer service optimizes employee and customer experiences.
By Wanda Roland, VP and Alliance Leader, Digital Customer Experience, Capgemini , 4/5/2021
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