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Tech Adoption: Think Value, not Resistance
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
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Sometimes we get so enthralled with shiny new tech tools that we forget the basic fact they need to bring business value.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 12/15/2017
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Preventing the Next Equifax, New Tactics Required
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
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.
By Gary Bloom, CEO, MarkLogic , 12/14/2017
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Kick the IT-Business, Love-Hate Bond up a Notch
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Satire
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.
By Esther Shein, Technology Journalist , 12/13/2017
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AWS Ignites Debate About the Death of IT Ops
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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.
By Tom Petrocelli, Contributing Analyst, Amalgam Insights. , 12/11/2017
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To Find IT Talent, Think Differently and Move Quickly
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Satire
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.
By Matt Hamblen, technology journalist , 12/11/2017
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The Clouds Are Different Over China
Ben Kepes,
Commentary
US-based cloud vendors face unique challenges in China, raising the possibility that Chinese cloud vendors might be able to gain leadership roles in the global cloud market.
By Ben Kepes , 12/11/2017
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Five Emerging Requirements Impacting Hybrid Cloud Strategies
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Commentary
As companies turn to the hybrid cloud to future-proof business and innovate faster, there are some emerging needs that they should address.
By Kip Compton, VP, Cloud Platforms & Solutions, Cisco , 12/8/2017
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IT Versus the Organization
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
News
There are significant gaps in how IT professionals and business leaders view issues such as aligning tech with business goals. Experts share some thoughts on how to close the gaps.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 12/8/2017
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The Hidden Costs of Open Source Security Software
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Commentary
Open source software isn't free, whether looked at in terms of hard dollars or in missed opportunities.
By Andy Jordan, Special Project Lead, Mosaic451 , 12/8/2017
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Hybrid Cloud Youre Doing It Wrong
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As organizations move to hybrid clouds they have to adjust their thinking and how they look at key concepts.
By Mark Baker, Field Product Manager, Canonical , 12/7/2017
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9 AI Benefits Enterprises Are Experiencing Today
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
The early adopters of artificial intelligence say that it is having a positive effect on their products and processes as well as their workforces.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 12/6/2017
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Monitoring Cloud Performance: Pass the Aspirin
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Satire
Few tools exist to measure or fix multi-cloud problems. Help is on the way; major software vendors are addressing the issue.
By Neal Weinberg, technology journalist , 12/6/2017
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Going All-In with Managed Services, the Right Way
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
Utilizing managed services can be cost efficient for an enterprise, but be sure to look beyond cost to how you manage those managed service providers.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 12/5/2017
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Its Official: Amazon is Putting Alexa to Work in the Office
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Commentary
Having established a foothold in the home with its Alexa personal assistant, Amazon now has the office market in its sights.
By Barb Darrow, technology journalist , 12/4/2017
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Beware Analytics' Mid-Life Crisis
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Satire
Analytics is spreading out to more departments that want to optimize their operations, but that may give users a false sense of freedom from IT. Here are some dynamics currently affecting IT.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 12/4/2017
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Pragmatic But Impossible: An OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, and Cloud Native Foundation Tie Up
Ben Kepes,
Commentary
Imagine if enterprises could turn to a single open source stack for their infrastructure needs rather than a host of different organizations.
By Ben Kepes , 12/4/2017
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Amazon Pumps Out New Database and Machine Learning Services
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News
Amazon's announcements at AWS Re:Invent continue to extend AWS offerings far beyond basic infrastructure services.
By Barb Darrow, technology journalist , 11/30/2017
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Capital One: DevOps at Its Core
Tony Kontzer,
News
Financial services firm Capital One is committed to using DevOps, and the approach is working.
By Tony Kontzer , 11/30/2017
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Changing How We Re-Skill in the Age of Automation
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Commentary
Faced with the rapid pace of technology changes, organizations have to plan for continuous re-skilling of their tech workforces.
By Rostow Ravanan, CEO, Mindtree , 11/29/2017
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IT Job Satisfaction on the Upswing
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
News
IT was once viewed as a back-office function, filled with disgruntled, reserved workers, but the view of the IT role and worker is changing, and its showing in IT job satisfaction levels.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 11/29/2017
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