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5 Ways to Be Successful with Open Source Software in 2017
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Open source software has matured over the years, often serving as the primary piece of a corporation's software strategy. But questions remain in the minds of many managers. Doug Cutting of the Apache Software Foundation, and known for creating Hadoop, shares his thoughts on how to achieve success with for open source.
By Doug Cutting, Creator of Hadoop , 1/20/2017
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Private Cloud In Retreat, Public Cloud To Fore: Report
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Our '2017 State of Cloud' report finds private cloud losing its viability and hybrid cloud operations too complex; public cloud use advancing.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/19/2017
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How Can The CIO Drive RPA As A Strategic Imperative?
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The use of Robotic Process Automation, using concepts such as software bots, is emerging, but its use can't succeed in isolation. The CIO needs to get involved to implement an enterprise strategy.
By Paul Singer and Siddhartha Sharad, Pace Harmon , 1/18/2017
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Deep-Seated Container Vulnerability Found, Corrected
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Researchers at SUSE and Docker turned up a previously unknown vulnerability in container operations and issued a patch.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/18/2017
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Bain: Is Container Use Optional? Probably Not
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Containers are less an option and more an essential technology for achieving the agile company needed to survive in the digital economy.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/17/2017
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Software Chooses Consumer Over Engineering
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There's a new emphasis in the software world with a focus on ease of use and more standardized platforms that support speed to market and innovation by makers.
By Jeff Phillips, Software Platform Section Manager at National Instruments and Bob O’Donnell, TECHnalysis Research Chief Analyst , 1/17/2017
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Digital Workspaces Winning Acceptance Through Flexibility, Security
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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VMware survey shows digital workspace users gaining enterprise agility through greater mobile workforce activity, added business initiative.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/17/2017
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AI Technology Takes Center Stage At Retail Convention
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Artificial intelligence (AI) and other leading-edge technologies will be highlights of this year's National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York, but many retailers are still struggling with more rudimentary analytics.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/16/2017
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3 Ways Shadow Analytics May Be Working Against You
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Analytics is popping up in more functional areas of businesses, outside of IT's control. Like BYOB, the trend is inevitable. How will your organization manage it?
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/16/2017
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Why You Need To Embrace DevOps Differently
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Before you jump into DevOps understand what problems you are trying to solve, and whether you need to make a complete commitment to all of the elements or just specific aspects.
By Sebastian Velez, Director at the Center of Excellence at PSL , 1/13/2017
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Enel Moves Onto Amazon To Implement New Utility Strategy
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The giant Italian utility, Enel, is moving to the cloud to support it's Open Power strategy around the world, adding green power sources.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/13/2017
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Be Recognized For IT Excellence
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
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Organizations of all sizes and from all sectors are invited to apply for the 2017 InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 1/12/2017
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Addressing The Runaway Demand For Information Security
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With organizations going through digital transformation,IT leaders must fundamentally change how information security services are delivered, and make security part of everyone's job.
By By Jeremy Bergsman, IT Practice Leader at CEB , 1/12/2017
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451 Research: Containers A $2.7 Billion Market By 2020
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
451 Research sees containers filling a more prominent role in the cloud technologies market by 2020; the container ecosystem growing fast.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/12/2017
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Measuring the Performance of Enterprise Architecture
Imre Kabai,
Commentary
Enterprise architecture teams often struggle with measuring and communicating the value of their function. We have implemented a set of simple and straight-forward performance indicators to address this problem.
By Imre Kabai , 1/11/2017
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Global Survey: Innovation, Movement Of Data Get More Restrictions
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Foundation finds more countries passing restrictions on use of intellectual property within their borders, export of data out.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/10/2017
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Business Transformation: Go Digital Or Go Home
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The evidence is clear, digital transformation is the biggest driver in business today. Businesses that don’t embrace the journey will be left behind by competitors and customers.
By Alison Gleeson, Senior Vice President of Americas Sales, Cisco , 1/10/2017
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4 Ways Data-First Competitors Are Killing You
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Data is the new oil. Those that figure out how to use it more effectively than their competitors are realizing significant, strategic benefits. But what's so unique about data-first companies? Technology? People? Culture? It turns out, there's more than meets the eye.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/10/2017
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Supplying The Supply Chain
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Commentary
The supply chain is changing rapidly, often outside of the traditional IT structure. IT needs to get involved, bringing its skills and experience to the table.
By Stephen Laaper, Principal with Deloitte Consulting , 1/9/2017
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Amazon: The Self-Fueling, Perpetual Motion Machine
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Amazon's retail operation is now paired with what's known to be a highly successful cloud business: Are the two accelerating each other?
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/9/2017
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