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Enterprises to Bump Up IT Spending in 2019
News  |  9/12/2018
A Spiceworks survey reveals an air of confidence among IT buyers who see IT budgets going up to improve infrastructure and security.
So, How Are We Doing?
Commentary  |  9/6/2018
You, as IT professionals and InformationWeek readers can help us serve you better.
The Cloud Steps Into Maturity
News  |  7/26/2018
Announcements from Google Cloud Next 2018 -- like those of Google's rivals -- highlight just how far the cloud has come in a few years.
Time to Explore Those IoT Possibilities
Commentary  |  7/20/2018
There are a few surprises in UBM's 2018 State of the IoT report, including how many organizations are in search of a business use case.
Fundings Provide a Peek into Emerging Tech
News  |  7/3/2018
Venture and angel fundings highlight where new technologies and companies are on the cusp of growth.
GDPR and the End of the World
Commentary  |  5/25/2018
Let's put the GDPR compliance deadline in perspective. It should change the way we look at privacy and data.
Interop ITX Reflections: Expert Advice, Predictions, and More
Slideshows  |  5/10/2018
There was no shortage of expert advice and sage predictions as takeaways from last week's Interop ITX conference. Here are some examples.
The Future is About the Business, Not the Technology
News  |  5/3/2018
There has been plenty of change throughout the evolution of information technology. Now it's time for the corporate world to catch up and reshape how they do business and serve their customers.
Data, DevOps, and the Rest of the Business
News  |  5/3/2018
Data makes DevOps work, and DevOps offers a lesson in how the rest of the business can make the best use of data.
At Interop ITX: Everyone Into the AI Pool
News  |  5/2/2018
AI and machine learning experts highlight how there is a place for many types of corporate and tech roles in an AI initiative.
Follow the Action at Interop, Live on the InformationWeek News Desk
News  |  5/1/2018
Those who can't get to Interop in person can follow the activity live on the InformationWeek News Desk.
They're Your Employees; Listen to Them
News  |  5/1/2018
Experts at Interop ITX detailed some creative ideas for solving the talent crunch, but in large part it boils down to understanding what employees need.
Showtime for Interop ITX 2018
News  |  4/30/2018
Stay tuned for InformationWeek's coverage of evolving technology concepts and IT leadership issues and opportunities throughout next week's Interop ITX conference.
No More IT Islands
Commentary  |  4/13/2018
IT professionals no longer fit into the buckets of specialization that marketers and HR staffers love.
Technology Faces State-of-Mind Hurdles
News  |  4/11/2018
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.
Government IT's Risks and Rich Rewards
Commentary  |  3/21/2018
As Detroit CIO Beth Niblock knows, government IT means dealing with challenges and risks, but the rewards when tech makes lives better are worth it.
How New Technologies Can Spell Disaster
Commentary  |  3/5/2018
IT compensation expert David Foote warns that outdated HR models threaten to destroy companies as they try to implement emerging IT concepts.
The Cloud Builds on Hard-Earned Credibility
Commentary  |  2/23/2018
Cloud computing has overcome some tough resistance over the years, but it has gained acceptance and proven it's value. Now IT pros have to make sure that cloud technology is applied the right way, delivering the solutions that business managers need.
For IT in 2018, Think Change and Change Again
Commentary  |  2/15/2018
Even with the ongoing new developments in core technologies, IT organizations are facing dramatic changes in how they work in 2018 as they embrace new business concepts and strategies.
Think, Do We Rule Technology, or Does Tech Rule Us?
Commentary  |  2/8/2018
A nugget in CompTIA's predictions for 2018 raises awareness of a somewhat dark side of technology, and the questions we should be asking ourselves.
AI: Here Today, Everywhere Tomorrow?
Commentary  |  1/26/2018
Lots of enterprises have a long way to go before they roll out AI-based applications. Where are you on the path to AI?
From Buzzword TO a New World of Computing
Commentary  |  1/18/2018
Somewhere in the not-too-distant future one of today's hottest buzzwords -- AI, big data, or even analytics -- will be absorbed by another.
Tech Adoption: Think Value, not Resistance
Commentary  |  12/15/2017
Sometimes we get so enthralled with shiny new tech tools that we forget the basic fact they need to bring business value.
The Cloud: We're Not in 2012 Any More
News  |  11/6/2017
Forrester's upcoming cloud 2018 predictions report, scheduled for release tomorrow, highlights just how dramatic developments in security, analytics, and applications tools have advanced the cloud.
Amazon Key: Just a Few Key Concerns
Commentary  |  10/26/2017
The introduction of Amazon Key as an in-home delivery service stretches trust just a bit too far.
Amazon Key and Trust: The Ultimate Open Door Idea
Commentary  |  10/26/2017
Amazon Key in-home delivery offering isn't for everyone. It raises a few questions about who you trust not only with your data but with access to your front door.
DevOps: It's a Different Animal
Commentary  |  10/24/2017
It's time to take stock of where organizations are with implementing DevOps.
CIOs Pay a Price When Change is in the Air
News  |  10/23/2017
CIOs are finding their tenures are shrinking, in part because they often are bumped out when their organizations embark on new strategies.
DevOps Progress in the Enterprise
Flash Poll  |  10/13/2017
It's time to see how your progress with DevOps compares with that of your peers.
Big Data Success Essentials: Tech, People, and Process
Commentary  |  10/13/2017
While there is an increasing focus on the role of people alongside technology in analytics initiatives, let's not forget that process -- business rules -- play an important role in big data success.
AIM Was a Pioneer in Collaboration
News  |  10/10/2017
Now 20 years old, AOL Instant Messenger is quietly heading to software's trash heap.
One More Reason to Care about the Equifax Data Breach
Commentary  |  10/4/2017
The Equifax data breach should open our eyes to the issue of explicit consent, a concept our peers in Europe are dealing with now.
The Innovative Enterprise: Losing Sight of the Job?
Commentary  |  9/21/2017
I've been rethinking the theme of so many tech AND management EVENTS: Innovation IS everyone's job.
'We Really Don't Know Clouds At All'
Commentary  |  9/12/2017
Just how quickly are enterprises moving workloads to the cloud? InformationWeek is searching for the answer.
Just How Cloudy Is It?
Flash Poll  |  9/1/2017
IoT Happily Steps into Background
Commentary  |  8/28/2017
The Internet of Things has stepped out of the spotlight that focuses on buzzwords. Now is when the real work gets done.
Searching for Our Lost Analytics Continuum
Commentary  |  8/7/2017
In our obsession with artificial intelligence, we may have lost sight of how our use of data is supposed to progress, based on hard work and the analytics continuum.
Think AI, Clouds, Football, and Structure
Commentary  |  8/3/2017
One of the challenges to innovation and adoption of emerging technologies is our reliance on classifying everything and everyone.
3 Career Paths Software Developers Might Want to Pursue
Commentary  |  7/6/2017
When it's time for developers to take on management responsibilities, these three roles offer a path.
Kids Welcome Guidance; Where Would You Steer Them?
Commentary  |  6/29/2017
The new InformationWeek Flash Poll is ready for you to share your advice to a new high school graduate as they define what they want to be when they grow up.
Technology as Friend, Foe, or Partner?
News  |  6/27/2017
The latest book by MIT researchers Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson explores the human/machine relationship and how businesses can prepare for the changes that the next 10 years will bring.
Great Career Choices
Flash Poll  |  6/26/2017
AI in the Workplace: Augment, Instead of Replacing Humans
News  |  5/29/2017
AI and machine learning won't create massive job losses in the foreseeable future, but some societal issues do come to mind.
DevOps: Get Everyone in the Same Boat
Commentary  |  5/25/2017
Successful DevOps initiatives have to include everyone, not just the Dev and Ops staffs, according to Interop ITX speakers.
MIT's McAfee: Smart Machines Pick up the Pace
News  |  5/18/2017
MIT's Andrew McAfee looks at all those things we said computers could never do, but they did. And, he warns of the HiPPO.
CA Leader: Don't Let Legacy Hold You Back
News  |  5/17/2017
In his Interop ITX keynote, CA Technologies CTO Otto Berkes took a hard look at technology change and how organizations approach it.
Welcome to InformationWeek's Interop ITX News Desk
News  |  5/17/2017
Follow the action at Interop ITX and hear from the experts through the InformationWeek News Desk, streaming live from Las Vegas.
For CIOs, It's Nature v. Nurture Revisited
News  |  5/16/2017
Are CIOs shaped most by nature or nurture? One of them may get you into the C-suite, but the other one can bring you success there.
The Modern Data Strategy in the Interop Spotlight
News  |  5/15/2017
As Interop ITX opened with summits and workshops, experts from Silicon Valley Data Science highlighted some of the new considerations for a modern data strategic plan.
MIT's Andrew McAfee and the Incredible Rate of Change
News  |  5/10/2017
Interop ITX keynoter Andrew McAfee will explore the ways technology is changing the way companies do business, and how more changes will happen at supersonic speed.
Some Things to Leave in Las Vegas
Commentary  |  5/2/2017
Some of Interop ITX's awesome advisors and speakers share a peek into what they will do on their Las Vegas journey.
So Far, So Fast in Enterprise Analytics
News  |  4/26/2017
A special research report by UBM Tech highlights how aggressively enterprises are embracing data-driven decision making and analytics technology.
Finding Just the Facts in Government Data
Commentary  |  4/18/2017
Steve Ballmer's new venture is striving to turn billions of bits of government data into facts.
Defining IT Leadership: You Have a Brand New Job
Slideshows  |  4/10/2017
At Interop ITX, coming up next month, a track of more than two dozen presentations will provide valuable advice to IT executives, including pointers on how to balance technical and soft skills for their teams and themselves.
How to Find the Right Fit in IT Hiring
Commentary  |  3/23/2017
When it comes to hiring IT professionals, technical skills are important, but don't overlook the culture match.
Twitter Chat: Tips for Embracing DevOps
News  |  3/8/2017
If you are just getting started with DevOps or you want to take your DevOps initiative to the next level, join InformationWeek and Interop ITX for a Twitter chat on Thursday.
Transformation is About a Culture, Not a Project
Commentary  |  3/7/2017
While some people are just starting to talk about digital transformation, Intuit has been embracing transformation -- in the corporate and IT sense -- for decades, as Interop ITX speaker Olga Braylovskiy explains.
NFL Combine: Big Bucks, Big Gambles
Commentary  |  3/3/2017
Even with the use of data analytics, sports teams still make terrible personnel decisions. Maybe tHere's a way for them and all hiring managers to do better.
Three Little Words For Payday: Big, Data, DevOps
Commentary  |  2/24/2017
Recruiting firm Randstad's annual salary survey shows data pros are in the upper stratosphere, and DevOps experience is starting to justify a premium.
How Cross-Functional IT Teams Can Work Toward A Common Goal
Commentary  |  2/15/2017
Breaking down the silos is critical in an enterprise IT strategy, and there are ways to get different IT and business groups on the same team.
IoT And Big Data: Success Comes Down To A Solid Strategy
Commentary  |  2/9/2017
A Verizon report highlights how big data complexity and a shortage of data science talent are hurdles for an IoT implementation, but we also have to remember the key best practice of having a business goal as part of any analytics initiative.
Time for an Analytics Show and Tell
Commentary  |  2/2/2017
The business-analytics disconnect remains a hurdle for adoption of data-driven decision making. Maybe it's time for the analytics team to hit the road and show employees what data can do for them.
What To Consider When Hiring Data Science Talent
Commentary  |  2/1/2017
Dealing with the data science talent crunch isn't just about competing for talent; it also requires the right data science strategy to help the analytics team be effective and efficient.
Big Data Leadership: CIO, CAO, Or Maybe The Big Dog
Commentary  |  1/27/2017
In the discussion over who should lead a corporate big data initiative, maybe it should be someone other than the CIO, CAO, or CDO.
Be Recognized For IT Excellence
Commentary  |  1/12/2017
Organizations of all sizes and from all sectors are invited to apply for the 2017 InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards.
For 2017: Put Data, Big or Small, into Action
Commentary  |  1/6/2017
Still standing by a prediction that big data as a buzzword will die as we turn our focus to the analytics, not the scale of the data.
IT Products Go from Big Noise to Big Business
Commentary  |  1/3/2017
There's been a positive change in the enterprise computing business of late; more product announcements truly are focused on how technology can help a company do business.
The Amorphous CDO Role Takes Shape
Commentary  |  12/16/2016
After being largely undefined for a few years the role of Chief Data Officer may finally be taking shape, as illustrated in a survey of federal agencies.
The Non-IT CIO: Information Over Infrastructure
Commentary  |  12/12/2016
The emergence of CIOs whose backgrounds are outside of IT isn't a fluke. It was inevitable.
Digital Transformation: Why Darwin Was Right
Commentary  |  12/2/2016
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.
Digital Transformation: Darwin Was Right
Commentary  |  11/30/2016
While half of surveyed organizations say they are progressing with digital transformation, the other half are left TO the fate of the DoDo Bird.
IoT: Pioneering New Technologies
Commentary  |  11/10/2016
Despite all the criticisms of the Internet of Things concept, It's very real, but probably is going through a shakeout stage. What will emerge will be a model focused on efficiency and based on new compute models.
Surviving the Big Data HR Test
Commentary  |  11/4/2016
Human resources professionals are starting to rely on big data in their hiring processes, but questions remain about how to do it fairly and quantify what their analysis reveals.
The IoT: Time to Get it Right
Commentary  |  11/1/2016
The Internet of Things security issues seem close to creating panic in the streets. So, maybe It's time to do IoT security the right way, baked in.
Where Analytics Projects Go Wrong
Commentary  |  10/26/2016
Of all the things that can go wrong with an analytics project, it appears that failure to properly define the business problem is the runaway leader.
Who's to Blame for the Election Mess? Us!
Commentary  |  10/24/2016
For all the good that data can do for us, data lets us down when election day nears.


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