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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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Amazon Tests New Retail Consumer Checkout System
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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A store in downtown Seattle lets shoppers pull items off shelves and exit the store, with the cost of the items automatically added to their account.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/8/2016
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IT Headed For Fundamental Changes, SIM Survey Shows
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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IT organization budgets look happy and positive on the surface, but there's less money for maintenance and more for cloud and software development. The signs point to tumultuous times ahead.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/8/2016
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Las Vegas, Rust Belt, Hit Hardest By Ransomware
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
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New study by Malwarebytes finds that the US has the most ransomware incidents worldwide.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 12/8/2016
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Corporations Cite Reputational Damage As Biggest Cyber Risk
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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New data analyzing SEC disclosures found 83% of publicly traded companies worry most about the risk of brand damage via hacks exposing customer or employee information.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 12/7/2016
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Tech Talent Shortage Holding Back Business
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
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An Indeed survey shows hiring managers face challenges in filling IT positions, impacting their bottom lines.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 12/6/2016
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Trainline Tosses Exadata, Takes Oracle Into The Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Trainline migrates to the cloud, takes Oracle database applications with it for performance faster than Exadata's.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/6/2016
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US Presidential Commission Outlines Key Cybersecurity Actions For Future Administrations
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Report outlines ways to lock down critical infrastructure as well as IoT - and the urgent need to expand the security workforce by 2020 with 100,000 new jobs.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 12/6/2016
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AWS Smooths Developers' Path To Cloud, Enterprise To Follow?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon Web Services is filling the gaps in its software development/deployment process in a bid to attract enterprise developers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/6/2016
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Shifting Your DevOps Mindset from Tools to Culture
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk
Commentary
DevOps is based on continuous improvement and development, with employees as active participants in that iterative process. Enabling self-learning and self-improving among employees is central to this school of thought.
By Andi Mann Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, 12/5/2016
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FINRA Commits Mission-Critical App To Amazon Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
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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 Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 12/2/2016
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Mandia: Russian State Hackers Changed The Game
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Founder of Mandiant and FireEye CEO says Russia doesn't appear to want to cover its tracks anymore.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/1/2016
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Law Firm Drinker Biddle Leverages Analytics
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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
News
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,
Commentary
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
Juniper 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
News
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,
Commentary
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,
Commentary
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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