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COBOL, COVID-19, and Coping with Legacy Tech Debt
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
Commentary
Pressures from the pandemic expose risks of waiting too long to transform, get agile, and establish a path for scaling up.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 4/13/2020
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Supercomputers Recruited to Work on COVID-19 Research
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
News
A consortium forms to crunch data that might help researchers get a better understanding of the virus faster.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 3/27/2020
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Amazon Gets Temporary Injunction to Halt $10B JEDI Project
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
News
AWS continues its courtroom challenge to a contract awarded to Microsoft to revamp cloud computing infrastructure for the Department of Defense.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 2/14/2020
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How Credible Are the White Houseís AI Regulation Principles?
James Kobielus, Tech Analyst, Consultant and Author
Commentary
What is the Trump administration's real goal in suggesting new national regulations governing the use of artificial intelligence?
By James Kobielus Tech Analyst, Consultant and Author, 1/23/2020
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SIM Study Points to Lax Focus on Cybersecurity
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
Commentary
Despite ranking at the top of respondentsí concerns, organizations still show gaps in acting on cybersecurity.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 1/8/2020
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Lessons from the NSA: Know Your Assets
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer
News
Chris Kubic worked at the National Security Agency for the past 32 years, finishing his tenure as CISO. He talks about lessons learned during his time there and what they mean for the private sector.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 12/12/2019
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AWS Talks Cloud Strategy, Security, and JEDI
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
Commentary
A closed-door session with Andy Jassy bares some of Amazon's teeth in its legal fight over the $10B JEDI cloud contract.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 12/10/2019
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Smart Cities NY: A Mix of Civics, Big Data, Security
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
News
City officials meet technology innovators to pursue solutions that may improve life in urban centers as smart cities.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 5/17/2019
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CIOs Share Secrets of Innovative New Projects
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Commentary
At Interop, three CIOs will share the details of their most innovative projects during keynote Lightning Talks. Then we'll dive deeper into their strategies with a moderated panel discussion.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/16/2019
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Detroit's IT Makeover, a Year Later
James M. Connolly, Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing
News
Detroit CIO Beth Niblock and her IT team have been helping the city advance through the tech world that we call the 21st century.
By James M. Connolly Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing, 3/29/2019
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Trump White House Launches AI Initiative
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Artificial intelligence is the brains behind self-driving cars, cancer research, and more. Now the White House has created an initiative to foster this technology.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/12/2019
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Fighting for Digital Transformation in the Government Sector
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer
Commentary
DevOps and digital transformation for government entities can mean addressing policy and security-driven roadblocks.
By Joao-Pierre S. Ruth Senior Writer, 2/5/2019
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Conquering Legacy IT: Top Projects in Detroit's Recovery
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
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Detroit CIO Beth Niblock shares some highlights of her efforts rebuilding the city's crumbling and neglected IT infrastructure.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 8/29/2018
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Donít Get Side-Tracked by Flashy Metrics, Success is in the People
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
Satire
Defining KPIs can be a whole different ballpark when youíre in public sector IT. But even if youíre not, the takeaway from these stories can easily be applied to the private sector: Focus on the impact, the people -- the customers -- and success will follow.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 5/22/2018
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Experts from Across the IT Spectrum Share Insights from Interop ITX
InformationWeek,
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[VIDEO] IT leaders and experts, including keynote speaker, Beth Niblock, CIO, City of Detroit, share highlights from their presentations at Interop ITX 2018 along with insights about the future of IT.
By InformationWeek , 5/15/2018
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11 IT Leaders and Experts Share Highlights from Interop ITX
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
Satire
[VIDEO] If you missed Interop ITX or would like to relive it, we have you covered. We've compiled 11 interviews with IT leaders and experts who attended and spoke at Interop ITX 2018, including keynote speakers Sam Ramji, VP Product Management, Google Cloud and Joe Barkai, Consultant, Speaker, Author and Blogger.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 5/15/2018
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How to Kickstart Digital Transformation: Government Edition
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Satire
Private companies have conditioned us to expect instant response and services, so we expect that from government agencies, too. But government doesn't always have the same funding that private companies do. Here's how these enterprises are addressing their digital transformations.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/15/2018
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Workforce Analytics Move Beyond HR
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Workforce analytics have traditionally focused on HR's use of them when their value can actually have significant overall business impacts. Realizing this, more business leaders are demanding insights into workforce dynamics to unearth insights that weren't apparent before.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 5/14/2018
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Interop ITX Reflections: Expert Advice, Predictions, and More
James M. Connolly, Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing
Satire
There was no shortage of expert advice and sage predictions as takeaways from last week's Interop ITX conference. Here are some examples.
By James M. Connolly Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing, 5/10/2018
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10 Leading Female CIOs
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek
News
While women are still underrepresented in IT, quite a few of the world's largest organizations have female CIOs.
By Cynthia Harvey Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek, 5/8/2018
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Gartner Forecast Sees 7.3% Shrinkage in IT Spending for 2020
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