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Businesses Are on the Cusp of an Automation Revolution
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
The cloud is much more than on-demand computing and storage resources. It is the foundation for a whole new world of exciting and smart ways of doing business.
By Bob Weiler, Executive Vice President, Oracle Global Business Units , 4/19/2018
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Culture, Like Technology, Is Changing at a Breakneck Pace
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
Satire
If you thought your company culture was good or bad or a static thing within the organization, well, guess again.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 4/19/2018
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Executives, Beware of Agile!
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The successful shift to an agile organization isn't just about a mandate from above; management has to embrace agile as a way of doing business.
By Doug Dockery, Senior Director of Agile Management, CA Technologies , 4/16/2018
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Why IT Professionals Move to Las Vegas
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Satire
Las Vegas may well become the next high-tech hotbed as more IT talent and related investment flow into the city. On and off The Strip, there are all kinds of opportunities to cash in on digital transformation, from gaming to the maker movement and beyond. You may enjoy life more, too. Here's why.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 4/12/2018
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Three Big Pitfalls for Big-Company CIOs, and What to Do About Them
Christopher O'Malley, CEO of Compuware
Commentary
Scale and longevity can be advantages for large enterprises facing competition from startups, but those enterprises need to transform their IT culture, achieve single-speed IT, and jettison inefficient distributed infrastructure.
By Christopher O'Malley CEO of Compuware, 4/12/2018
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Technology Faces State-of-Mind Hurdles
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Satire
Cloud and open source advocate Sam Ramji, vice president for product management for the Google Cloud Platform, provides a sneak peek into his Interop ITX keynote.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 4/11/2018
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To Improve Customer Service Robots Enable Humans
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When it comes to customer service automation, don't think robots can do it all. They need to work in combination with human staffers.
By Kris Fitzgerald, Vice President & CTO and Dan Thomas, VP Automation, Integration & Alliances, NTT DATA Services , 4/11/2018
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The State of the Cloud 2018
Joe Masters Emison, Co-Founder, BuildFax
Satire
It's time to stop with the excuses and recognize why an organization needs to move to the cloud.
By Joe Masters Emison Co-Founder, BuildFax, 4/9/2018
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Is the CIO becoming the Chief Customer Officer?
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How data, subscriptions and new business models are transforming the CIOís relationship with the customer.
By Dave Padmos, EY Global Technology Sector Advisory Leader , 4/9/2018
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Town of Cary Embraces the IoT to Serve Citizens
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Satire
Alexa, Waze, apps. Citizens are getting more tech savvy and city governments are struggling to keep up. North Carolina's Town of Cary has an award-winning strategy, though. We reveal what that is.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 4/6/2018
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Itís About Augmented Intelligence, not Artificial Intelligence
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The adoption of AI applications isn't about replacing workers but helping workers do their jobs better.
By Roger Gorman, Founder and CEO of ProFinda , 4/5/2018
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Emerging Technologies Remain a Gamble in 2018
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
IT leaders face a tornado of vendor news and business user demands relating to emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI, and augmented reality. Those leaders need to put those technologies and the business need in perspective.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 4/5/2018
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Ethical Tech: Myth or Reality?
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Technology innovation is accelerating and so are the impacts of technology on society. As machine intelligence gets baked into more products and services, as more human tasks become automated, and as more industries are disrupted, the tech industry needs to think differently. Here's why.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 4/4/2018
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Tech Trends: Top 8 Priorities for IT
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
Survey data from The Hackett Group show how IT leaders are supporting the business side of their organizations.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 4/3/2018
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Define DevOps' Role in Application Security
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
Satire
DevOps teams are challenged by hackers whose tools and practices have grown increasingly sophisticated. Here's how the good guys can gain the upper hand.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 4/2/2018
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How to Break Your App-Dev Logjam
Johanna Ambrosio, Tech Journalist
Satire
Greg Newton, vice president of technology at Asurion, says his company is now producing five, or even more, software releases each week Ė all thanks to a new development approach.
By Johanna Ambrosio Tech Journalist, 3/29/2018
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Facebook's Cambridge Analytica Trouble Highlights IT Data Privacy Concerns
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Facebook has lost billions in market value, been targeted for investigation by 37 states and the FTC, and many users are threatening to delete their accounts. It's past time for enterprise CIOs to stop ignoring customer data privacy concerns.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/29/2018
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To Get Ahead in Tech, Treat Soft Skills Like Technical Skills
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
Satire
Despite the name, soft skills are actually really hard to master. Yet more and more, they're proving to be the attributes that give candidates an edge when looking for new roles and leadership positions.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 3/29/2018
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My Algorithm is Better than Yours
Jen Underwood, Impact Analytix
Satire
New tools allow business users -- not just data scientists -- to leverage algorithms and venture into machine learning. But, handle with care because the choice of bad data means bad results.
By Jen Underwood Impact Analytix, 3/28/2018
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Does Your IT Department Have the Proper Cloud Skills?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
As cloud offerings evolve and enterprise organizations look to do more in the cloud, IT professionals need to add new cloud-related skills.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 3/27/2018
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