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CIOs Face Changes, Volatility In 2017, Forrester Predicts
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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IT transitions will accelerate in 2017 as CIOs look to deliver business outcomes, develop technologies that serve customers, and embrace new technologies such as AI and AR, according to Forrester Research. Here's a look at the research firm's predictions for the new year.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/7/2016
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What Can IT Professionals Learn From New AWS VP?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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In October, Adrian Cockcroft became VP of cloud architecture at Amazon Web Services (AWS). His career, which includes a long stint at Sun Microsystems and groundbreaking infrastructure work at Netflix, offers a range of lessons for IT professionals looking to fine-tune their own career goals in an era of digital transformation.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/10/2016
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FINRA Commits Mission-Critical App To Amazon Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority moved its key market surveillance functionality onto EC2 in 2014, and is making plans to migrate the Oracle database it uses for registration from an internal data center to an AWS service.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/2/2016
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Digital Transformation: Why Darwin Was Right
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site
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While half of surveyed organizations say that digital transformation is a strategic priority, what does that say about the other 50%? If they don't adapt they could face the fate Darwin described in discussing survival of the fittest.
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site, 12/2/2016
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Law Firm Drinker Biddle Leverages Analytics
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Law firm Drinker Biddle has set up an information governance and eDiscovery analytics practice, and it's helped clients speed up litigation and regulatory compliance investigations. The firm's chief data scientist shares details about the practice in this interview
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/1/2016
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Gartner: Enterprise Mobile Devices Yet To Show Their Strength
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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The Annual Personal Technologies Study finds convertible tablets on the rise with room inside the enterprise for other mobile devices to grow.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/1/2016
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4 Ways Business Priorities Don't Align With IT
InformationWeek Staff,
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CIOs are well aware of changing business expectations, but often lack the resources, skills, or alignment to execute on expectations. The Deloitte 2016-2017 Global CIO survey reveals some stark disconnects between the business and IT.
By InformationWeek Staff , 11/30/2016
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Driverless Vehicles & The IT Impact
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Jupiter Research tried to answer the question, given the experimentation with driverless vehicles, when will it gain traction?
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/29/2016
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RightScale Compares Pricing on AWS, Google and Microsoft
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Cloud management front-end firm RightScale works with Google, Microsoft, and Amazon and compares their discounted pricing.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/28/2016
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Failure Fridays: Four Lessons We Learned
InformationWeek Staff,
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Tim Armandpour shares four lessons learned by implementing "Failure Fridays" at PagerDuty, and explains how your IT organization can benefit from the same approach.
By Tim Armandpour, SVP Product Development, PagerDuty , 11/25/2016
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Storage Survey: Cloud Storage Use Up, But Integration Still Sought
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
A supplier of an object storage system asked 409 IT managers how hybrid cloud storage use was progressing. The answer: with some difficulties.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/25/2016
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The Fast-Moving CIO: A Race For Transformation
InformationWeek Staff,
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Sharyn Leaver of Forrester Research cites the fable of the tortoise and the hare: While slow and steady may sometimes win, here’s why a modern IT environment may require us to act more like the hare and less like the tortoise.
By Sharyn Leaver, VP & Group Director, Forrester Research , 11/23/2016
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HelloFresh Moves Analytics To Hadoop
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
HelloFresh, one of the popular new fresh meal delivery services, was outgrowing its home-grown business intelligence system. To meet the needs of its growing business and data volumes, the company moved to MapR's Hadoop.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/23/2016
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Predix, Digital Twin 'Think' About Operations Together
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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At GE's Minds and Machines Nov. 15-16, GE illustrated how it's using Predix and a 'digital twin' to solve turbine maintenance issues.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/22/2016
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Consumer Reports Finds Middle Ground Between Cloud And On-Premises
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Consumer Reports runs its back-end accounting on Oracle E-Business Suite, but has found a way to get all the benefits of cloud computing while keeping control over the upgrade cycle afforded by on-premises solutions. Here's how they did it.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/21/2016
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ADP Tech Exec: Combining IT With R&D
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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When businesses deliver products and services via the cloud, the IT department and the product team become inseparable. That's why ADP combined its infrastructure and R&D teams under a single tech executive. Here, he talks about the organization and projects currently underway.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/18/2016
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The Technology Economy Shuffles The C-Suite
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Commentary
Chief Data 0fficers have been on the rise in enterprise organizations for the past few years. Do they belong in the IT organization, or should they have their own organization?
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/18/2016
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2017 IT Budgets: One-Third Goes To Cloud, Hosting Services
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
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IT professionals and CIOs plan to spend slightly more than a third of their total IT budgets on cloud and hosting services in 2017, according to survey results from 451 Research. While IaaS remains popular, most of the money will be spent on application, management, and security services.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 11/17/2016
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RightScale: Cloud Customers Overspend On Services
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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In a new study of its cloud computing customers over a three-month period, RightScale found that many are passing up savings, and that overprovisioning resources is still widespread.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/17/2016
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Google Makes Machine Learning Available To Enterprise IT
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
At its machine learning event, Google put on a display of APIs for use in automated image analysis and categorization -- and for the translation of 103 languages. The company joins AWS and Microsoft in offering more of these services through the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/16/2016
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6 Reasons Private Clouds Aren't Dead Yet
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Public cloud use is growing fast, but there are still plenty of reasons to adopt a private cloud. Product development, agility, optimization of resources, and cost containment are among them.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/16/2016
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What DevOps Can Teach IT About Change Management
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
Commentary
Even if your shop hasn't embraced DevOps and has no plans to do so, the practice offers leadership and communication guidance applicable to nearly every facet of IT. Here's what we learned from presentations at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 11/15/2016
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