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I Rebuilt My Professional Network from Scratch; What I Learned
Commentary  |  9/22/2017  | 
With a career path that has led from a tech role to venture capital investing, Mark Minevich shares advice for other career changers.
Recreate Your Job in the Age of Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  9/21/2017  | 
Whether you work in the C-suite or in a line role, if you don't want to be left behind, figure out how to evolve so you can help the company meet its digital business objectives.
Technology Can Reduce the Cognitive Overload in the C-Suite
Commentary  |  9/19/2017  | 
As analytics-based technologies mature they promise to better guide executive decisions by delivering only the most relevant information.
4 Tips From a Millennial Leader on Finding Great Talent
Commentary  |  9/18/2017  | 
Hiring great employees means looking beyond the resume into how they solve problems and address goals, as this millennial executive at Workday explains.
A New Era of OpenStack
Commentary  |  9/15/2017  | 
The chairman of the OpenStack Foundation outlines some of the steps the organization is taking to support a growing interest in OpenStack.
3 Ways Blockchain is Changing Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  9/14/2017  | 
The tech sector is looking at new uses for blockchain, and information security is one area that holds promise.
Digital Transformation Done Right
Commentary  |  9/13/2017  | 
A successful digital transformation initiative starts with an organization's leadership instilling a culture that supports the idea of the entire business operating under one digital strategy.
Alexa for the Enterprise? Not Yet, but It’s Coming
Commentary  |  9/12/2017  | 
Now that you might be accustomed to using Siri, Alexa, Cortana or Google Assistant in your personal life, consider the potential for voice technology in the enterprise.
Set the Right Foundation for Applications with Improved CX
Commentary  |  9/11/2017  | 
IT teams can salvage the value of legacy systems while pivoting to a new foundation offering better customer experiences.
How Smart Is Artificial Intelligence Really?
Commentary  |  9/6/2017  | 
SAS CTO Oliver Schabenberger counters Tesla founder Elon Musk's description of artificial intelligence as the scariest problem.
Launching a New Office Overseas? Engineer It for Success
Commentary  |  9/5/2017  | 
Having learned from his experience opening an operation in Norway, Tapad's Jeff Olchovy shares his advice to others planning overseas expansion.
A Hat Doesn’t Make a Captain: 3 Traits of a C-Suite Genius
Commentary  |  9/4/2017  | 
What makes an executive successful? Consider traits such as risk taking and never relying on the status quo.
The Forgotten Secret to DevOps Success: Measurement
Commentary  |  8/31/2017  | 
Measuring the end-to-end DevOps value stream is the key to delivering value and tracking its ROI and allocating resources.
In the Aftermath of a Cyberattack
Commentary  |  8/30/2017  | 
As hackers continue ramping up their attacks everyone involved in IoT -- manufacturers, integrators, and customers -- has to improve their defenses.
How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact B2B Commerce
Commentary  |  8/29/2017  | 
The evolution of artificial intelligence promises massive changes in how commerce gets done and customer relationships.
Avoid the Danger Zone of Metrics
Commentary  |  8/28/2017  | 
Organizations love metrics, particularly those that show success, but it's crucial to define metrics that truly track progress toward corporate goals.
A Contrarian View on Automation
Commentary  |  8/24/2017  | 
Beware the overly optimistic ROI estimate when it comes to an automation initiative.
3 Ways to Create a Strategic Framework for AI Adoption
Commentary  |  8/23/2017  | 
CIOs need to help leaders understand how AI will really impact their spaces and take steps to using AI to help achieve long-term business objectives.
Why I Gave My Engineering Team a Chance for a Do-Over
Commentary  |  8/22/2017  | 
Transforming to a microservices architecture requires coordination across all disciplines. It won't be easy, but it promises plenty of benefits.
How the Cloud Can Help Cure Cancer
Commentary  |  8/21/2017  | 
The experience of Angelina Jolie highlights how cloud computing can help address cancer by cutting the cost of genomic sequencing and enabling data sharing.
Integrating Security into DevOps Takes Care
Commentary  |  8/18/2017  | 
It makes sense to involve IT security with DevOps, but the integration isn't as easy as it sounds.
How to Ensure a Successful OpenStack Deployment
Commentary  |  8/17/2017  | 
There are three keys to embarking on a successful OpenStack initiative.
Does Your Breach Incident Response Plan Have Holes?
Commentary  |  8/16/2017  | 
The likelihood of a company suffering a breach is worse than most believe. Here's a checklist for building out a plan to deal with a breach.
The Secret to AI Could be Little-Known Transfer Learning
Commentary  |  8/15/2017  | 
As more enterprises discover AI-based business applications, the concept of transfer learning could help to level the playing field.
Who Moved My Tech? The Art of Convincing the Unconvinced
Commentary  |  8/14/2017  | 
Every technology initiative -- in fact many business changes -- will run into resistance from people. Here are three steps to overcoming that resistance.
Innovation Relies on Humanizing the IT Organization
Commentary  |  8/11/2017  | 
IT organizations are quick to talk about hardware failures, software failures, and outages, but so often the cause of IT failures can be pinned on people.
An IT Revolution Approaches
Commentary  |  8/10/2017  | 
For all of the talk about IT playing a key role in innovation, those maintenance tasks that "keep the train running" don't leave much time for innovation.
Pay Down Tech Debt While Investing in a Digital Future
Commentary  |  8/8/2017  | 
The journey to digital transformation isn't just a technology initiative, it's about remaking the business.
How to Ward off Dreaded 'Scope Creep'
Commentary  |  8/7/2017  | 
In any IT project scope creep can act as a noxious weed, leading to project bloat, extra costs and time delays.
The Best Ways to Evaluate Your App
Commentary  |  8/3/2017  | 
Yes, user feedback about an app is useful, but only to a degree. Here are some other ways to evaluate an app.
Get to Know the DPO: Under GDPR, You May Need One
Commentary  |  8/3/2017  | 
Getting ready for GDPR now will allow ample time for testing and assessing the new protocols, hiring the right data protection officer and ensuring they are operating effectively.
Are You Digital Enough to Be in Your Business’ Future?
Commentary  |  8/2/2017  | 
Today's business challenges require diverse teams with new competencies, including the ability to collaborate effectively across organizational borders.
Visualization Enables High Dimensional Analytics
Commentary  |  8/1/2017  | 
High dimensional data is our greatest asset in learning from data sets with hundreds, even thousands, of variables.
Why Businesses Need to Update Their DR Plan Now
Commentary  |  8/1/2017  | 
With cyberattacks becoming more common, and natural and man-made disasters not going away, disaster recovery programs are more important than ever.
The Value Equation for Customer-Centric Innovation
Commentary  |  7/31/2017  | 
The value equation for customer-centric innovation comes down to shifting the focus from cost savings to revenue growth and a competitive differentiation.
Pressure to Digitize Pushes Enterprises to Transform
Commentary  |  7/28/2017  | 
Enterprises in traditional industries, from manufacturing to logistics and retail, are scrambling to update their offerings to better support emerging technologies.
Have We Reached Collaboration Conflict? Time for Glue
Commentary  |  7/26/2017  | 
A swarm of collaboration tools in the typical enterprise presents challenges such as data silos and tool overload for managers. The solution just might be more, but better, tools.
Digital Transformation Myths and How They Hold You Back
Commentary  |  7/26/2017  | 
Most companies have learned that digital transformation isn't easy, and often the challenges appear when they try to do to much too fast.
4 Ways AI Can Help SMBs
Commentary  |  7/25/2017  | 
Emerging AI technologies and new service offerings mean that small and mid-sized businesses can join big companies in taking advantage of AI.
It Is Time for Enterprise CIOs to Create a New Breed of Innovation
Commentary  |  7/24/2017  | 
There still are big opportunities for innovation in the enterprise, particularly when achieving efficiency is the goal.
The Rise and Fall of Ruby on Rails
Commentary  |  7/24/2017  | 
Once the rising star of web development, Ruby on Rails has fallen into a secondary role in the corporate world.
Data Drift Happens: 7 Pesky Problems with People Data
Commentary  |  7/19/2017  | 
Making sense of data associated with customers, citizens and other individuals may seem simple, but it's possible that the records don't tell the real story.
Consumers Welcome AI, Despite Lingering Privacy Concerns
Commentary  |  7/19/2017  | 
Potential societal benefits of artificial intelligence outweigh concerns, although people want some transparency.
Containerization Gains Traction; We’re All Better for it
Commentary  |  7/18/2017  | 
Cloud-based application development has taken big strides, and it's delivering benefits for enterprises such as federal agencies.
Three Big Data Developments No One is Talking About
Commentary  |  7/18/2017  | 
What you will be discussing about big data in a year will be very different from today's conversations.
Building a Data-Driven Culture Starts with the Team
Commentary  |  7/13/2017  | 
Being a data-driven organization is an ongoing process -- you need to invest in the right team, infrastructure, software, and processes that can promote lasting change.
What to Consider Before Leaping into Microservices
Commentary  |  7/12/2017  | 
Step one in a microservices strategy is to figure out whether microservices are right for your organization.
The Top Factors You Must Consider For a Robust IoT Strategy
Commentary  |  7/12/2017  | 
When executing on an IoT strategy be sure you know who needs what and that you are ready for big changes in the organization.
Predictive Analytics: Intersection of Humans, Machines
Commentary  |  7/11/2017  | 
Is big data moving your decision-making needle, or, has it only confirmed what you already knew? Predictive analytics and a human touch help make sense out of your data.
Why Remote Teams are Essential Today: Get Them Right
Commentary  |  7/11/2017  | 
Remote teams, particularly for startups depending on developers and data science in metropolitan areas, are these days. So, you have to do team management right.
3 Keys to Building a Successful App Ecosystem
Commentary  |  7/10/2017  | 
Openness, trust, and shared economic opportunity are among the keys to building a successful app ecosystem.
Exponential Technologies Offer Early Use Case in Tax
Commentary  |  7/7/2017  | 
As exponential technologies emerge benefits to end user departments also can grow exponentially, as in corporate tax groups.
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.
Weathering the Data Storm – 4 Steps to Analytics Success
Commentary  |  7/5/2017  | 
Finding data sources is only the first step in a successful data analytics strategy. After that, the hard work begins.
Four Things You Need to Know About Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  7/5/2017  | 
Data about IT attitudes toward customer privacy provides a wake-up call to IT professionals, their companies, and their customers.
7 Steps to GDPR for US Companies
Commentary  |  7/4/2017  | 
The EU's GDPR impacts all companies doing business with EU citizens. Here are some important steps to take to ensure you're on the fast track to compliance.
Four Things You Must Do To Retain Top Tech Talent
Commentary  |  7/3/2017  | 
Consider these ways you can improve tech retention at your business and control the turnover cycle.
You’re Doing Agile; So What?
Commentary  |  6/30/2017  | 
Doing agile -- especially at the team level -- isn't at all the same as being an agile business.
Amazon and Sears, Tales of Two Retailers
Commentary  |  6/29/2017  | 
Exploring what went wrong with Sears' strategy, and the role that data analytics played, or didn't play.
The Public Cloud and the Cost Savings Myth
Commentary  |  6/28/2017  | 
The public cloud can be a valuable means to a more cost-efficient end, but don't think the savings are automatic.
How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Banking
Commentary  |  6/26/2017  | 
AI has taken some steps into banking, but it also is poised to revolutionize how banks learn from and interact with customers.
RIP, Systems Administrator, Welcome DevOps
Commentary  |  6/23/2017  | 
While the traditional sys admin role may fade away, those who are willing to change can take an exciting journey with cloud and DevOps.
What Execs Should Know About Deep Learning
Commentary  |  6/22/2017  | 
Deep learning takes a step beyond machine learning, and it's first killer app is computervision.
Digital Transformation is about Customer Ownership
Commentary  |  6/21/2017  | 
Automation is just the beginning, understanding your customer is the new imperative.
Considering AI for Business? Here Are 4 Fundamentals to Start
Commentary  |  6/19/2017  | 
Artificial intelligence projects take time, effort, data, and expertise to build a meaningful system. Having the right ecosystem in place will ensure companies are prepared for it.
Get Ready for IoT by Taking 3 Essential Steps
Commentary  |  6/19/2017  | 
To prepare for IoT, companies need to take advantage of big data and advanced analytics, and adapt their culture, so they are ready for the transformation.
GDPR Puts Response at Center Stage for All Companies
Commentary  |  6/15/2017  | 
When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in May 2018, a company's ability to respond to a data breach will be paramount.
Three Phases to Adapting an Omnichannel Business Model
Commentary  |  6/15/2017  | 
IT becomes a key player as businesses move to create a seamless path to purchase with a singular view of their customers across all touchpoints, including in-store, online, mobile, social, call centers, direct mail and more.
A 4-Step Methodology for Finding the Right Cloud Provider
Commentary  |  6/14/2017  | 
Don't rush into the cloud before taking the time to understand what you want, and what you need.
Six Steps to Achieve the Joys of Serverless Architectures
Commentary  |  6/14/2017  | 
The are solid benefits in a move to a serverless architecture, but remember these six important considerations to undertake before going serverless.
Rethink How Humans and Machines Will Work Together
Commentary  |  6/13/2017  | 
Productivity gains from automation are not resulting in job losses, but are enabling companies to redeploy employees to handle higher-value tasks and a greater volume of work.
Next up for CRM? Customer Retention Through Contextual Messaging
Commentary  |  6/12/2017  | 
The rapid evolution of CRM has initiated a rush of new marketing processes and practices; combining multi-channel messaging with analytics is a promising new direction.
Manufacturers: Disrupters or Disrupted?
Commentary  |  6/9/2017  | 
Take a portfolio approach to digital transformation in manufacturing.
Five Ways Big Data is Transforming Epidemics
Commentary  |  6/8/2017  | 
Big data and analytical tools have transformed every industry from healthcare to retail to government, and now are transforming the way epidemics are approached.
How to Survive on a Frozen Mainframe Budget & Grow It
Commentary  |  6/6/2017  | 
Mainframe resources are being taxed by increasing demand, leaving staff to call for budget increases while finding efficiencies.
Make Smart Business Decisions Through Data-driven Alerts
Commentary  |  6/5/2017  | 
Alerts fed by business intelligence are a nice fit for companies operating in today's competitive round-the-clock world.
A Common-Sense Approach to IoT
Commentary  |  6/1/2017  | 
An Internet of Things strategy calls for small steps before you pick up the pace to stay ahead of competitors.
How Long Will DevOps Remain in Demand?
Commentary  |  5/31/2017  | 
Don't expect DevOps to go away, although the name and the associated job titles might need some tweaks.
IoT Enabling a Path to Better Health
Commentary  |  5/31/2017  | 
IoT data from healthcare wearables and patient devices has only just begun to change the way hospitals treat patients, but advances will continue through the analytic insights they provide.
Transitioning to Microservices: The Story of Two Monoliths
Commentary  |  5/25/2017  | 
Now is a great time to be thinking about architecture, but it's also important to do it in a way that is incremental and allows you to test ideas and validate them.
Data: Lifeblood of the Internet of Things
Commentary  |  5/24/2017  | 
As computing power becomes increasingly distributed into the devices and infrastructure around us, the data generated by those devices will invariably play a larger role in our businesses and everyday lives.
10 Ways CIOs Can Run Their Business Like a Business
Commentary  |  5/23/2017  | 
Being a CIO isn't just about serving the business; today it means running the IT operation as a business itself.
DevOps: A Bullet Train with No Passengers?
Commentary  |  5/22/2017  | 
Fast digital pipelines won't save organizations that can't consistently birth and nurture great ideas.
Selling the Human Condition
Commentary  |  5/18/2017  | 
These days, sales isn't just about selling products but about establishing yourself as being credible and capable.
Overcoming Data Inequality
Commentary  |  5/16/2017  | 
Businesses say they want to integrate external data with in-house data, but bias and a lack of tools stand in the way.
The Destructive Mentality that Prevents Good IT Decisions
Commentary  |  5/15/2017  | 
Consider whether you and your organization view IT as an investment or whether you still see it as an expense.
Why Failure is Critical to DevOps Culture
Commentary  |  5/9/2017  | 
One of the first steps in DevOps is to understand the need for some failures and learn from them.
Women in Tech Leadership is Good for Business – How to Achieve It
Commentary  |  5/8/2017  | 
Four steps toward enabling the advance of women into tech leadership roles start with acknowledging today's disparity.
Data Analytics Thrives with IT Spring Cleaning
Commentary  |  5/4/2017  | 
Every now and then an organization should do a bit of spring cleaning to keep its analytics team focused on the initiatives that actually help to achieve company goals.
5 Best Practices for Maximizing Health IT Security
Commentary  |  5/3/2017  | 
Hospitals, their devices, and their data are prime targets for hackers, particularly when the tactic is ransomware.
Software-as-a-Service is Eating Your Business
Commentary  |  5/1/2017  | 
Exploring the shift that has redefined software over the past decade.
COBOL in the Cloud as a Reality
Commentary  |  4/28/2017  | 
It can take a bit of work, but you can move your legacy COBOL applications to the cloud.
New Technologies: What Will Impact Your Business?
Commentary  |  4/26/2017  | 
Chatbots, IoT, predictive analytics, and virtual reality/augmented reality all are poised to change how businesses are run and how business and the consumer interact.
5 Keys to Leading in the Age of Analytics
Commentary  |  4/20/2017  | 
Organizations of all sizes have to consider the use of big data analytics, and understand how analytics fits into the corporate strategy.
Continuous Delivery: 7 Hard-Earned Lessons for Getting it Right
Commentary  |  4/19/2017  | 
As organizations move toward continuous integration and delivery of applications there are multiple ways in which things can go wrong.
Should Your Company Go Mobile-First?
Commentary  |  4/19/2017  | 
It's decision time for enterprises as an increasingly mobile workforce needs anytime, anywhere access to ERP systems.
Moving to the Cloud: 3 Ways to Ensure Data Sovereignty
Commentary  |  4/17/2017  | 
Navigating the maze of data sovereignty laws can be intimidating, organizations should not let this deter them from making the move if companies do their due diligence.
IT Won’t Recognize Itself by the End of the Year
Commentary  |  4/13/2017  | 
It's time to rethink the role and structure of IT in the enterprise.
Low Code: What IT Needs to Know
Commentary  |  4/11/2017  | 
As low code, which minimizes the amount of coding needed to build out applications, becomes a new norm, it is important to consider how the rise of citizen developers will affect the enterprise.
IT Jobs in Jeopardy: 5 Steps to Protect Yours
Commentary  |  4/11/2017  | 
Emerging technologies might make your current IT job expendable, but there are steps you can take to make yourself more valuable than ever.


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