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Share the Cost of Secure Application Development
Commentary  |  11/22/2017
The cost of protecting applications from cyberattacks is climbing fast. So, it's time for business units to help cover the pricetag.
The Need for Inclusion in AI and Machine Learning
Commentary  |  11/21/2017
If companies are forward-thinking in their application of predictive analytics, AI, and machine learning they can make these technologies inclusive, and available and relevant to all people.
Hacking ‘Hack Week’ -- A Few Things We Learned
Commentary  |  11/21/2017
Good intentions alone don't make for a successful hackathon. Here are some lessons learned at Adobe.
How Can We Trust Machine Learning and AI?
Commentary  |  11/17/2017
If you want build trust in machine learning, try treating it like a human, asking it the same type of questions.
Make Cybersecurity About Innovation and Growth
Commentary  |  11/16/2017
Cybersecurity doesn't have to be just a cost of doing business. With the right approach, it can both protect while creating new levels of business growth.
Burnout Prevention: Do We Need a Corporate Disabled List?
Commentary  |  11/15/2017
Employee burnout is a growing problem, and in the IT sector -- with its ever-evolving technologies and demands from business leaders -- is no exception.
Digital Transformation Helps Enterprises Find Their Startup Soul
Commentary  |  11/14/2017
Companies in every industry have to be ready to embark on digital transformation and innovation initiatives. Even the largest enterprises can achieve success if they set out with a start-up spirit.
How Enterprise DevOps Will Evolve in 2018 and Beyond
Commentary  |  11/10/2017
It's the combination of practices and tools that allow organizations to achieve enterprise DevOps and optimize the value of their entire software pipeline at scale.
Your Blockchain Pilot Is Going to Fail (But That’s OK)
Commentary  |  11/9/2017
Blockchain isn't a miracle technology to solve all problems at once. It is a fundamental shift in the way companies transfer data between two parties.
Are DevOps and Software Quality Incompatible?
Commentary  |  11/9/2017
The DevOps concept's focus on speed to market and continuous release can leave gaps in software quality. Understand which ones you can live with, and which are critical.
Why Automation Won't Displace Human Intelligence in Analytics
Commentary  |  11/8/2017
There's great value for companies to use automation technologies in analytics, taking advantage of the vast data sets now available. Making machine learning models more precise isn't just about technology; but a reimagination of business structure and the roles of tech and people.
Six Ways to Drive Your DevOps Transformation
Commentary  |  11/7/2017
Successful enterprise DevOps transformations share several common characteristics, strategies and techniques which enable an organization to break down the transformation into smaller, achievable steps.
Embrace the Cyber Security-Physical Security Nexus
Commentary  |  11/6/2017
It's time for the IT security team and the physical security team to work together on a "cyber-physical" security strategy.
The Maturation of Blockchain is Attracting Banks
Commentary  |  11/3/2017
Blockchain holds promise for the banking industry, offering a transparent and security form of doing business.
The Bots Are Ready to Chat, But Are You?
Commentary  |  11/2/2017
Companies should create a chatbot readiness checklist to help define a bot design strategy.
CRM: Back for Another Round
Commentary  |  11/1/2017
New capabilities in CRM and digital marketing solutions require a strategic reassessment.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Will You Sink or Swim?
Commentary  |  10/31/2017
These are exciting times for those determined to propel their business towards the next age of digitalization, but beyond the sophisticated tools and intelligent machines, leaders have to give thought to how their employees will help to drive success.
Critical Advice for Starting an RPA Program
Commentary  |  10/30/2017
An successful RPA initiative calls for careful planning and communication, and starting small before trying to scale.
Securing Travel and Trade with Blockchain
Commentary  |  10/27/2017
Among the growing number of potential applications for blockchain is border management and security.
How to Manage Workplace Conflict with Millennials
Commentary  |  10/26/2017
Individuals with generational differences can learn to manage conflict effectively, and bring positive results from a conflict-laden environment.
Staying Relevant and Successful in the Best and Worst Climates
Commentary  |  10/25/2017
A look back at a quarter century's worth of experiences that companies of all sizes can learn from
Top Data Challenges Created by Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  10/24/2017
As data becomes more valuable to organizations, its usefulness for analytics means that more data needs to be stored for longer periods of time.
Welcome to the Analytics Economy
Commentary  |  10/23/2017
An analytics economy is emerging, where organizations differentiate themselves and succeed with a blend of data, analytics, and collaboration.
IT Pros and Entrepreneurs: Tap the Smart Home Market
Commentary  |  10/20/2017
IT pros ready for a change should consider the smart home market to leverage skills such as IT security, networking and development.
BI Will Change the Role of IT as We Know It
Commentary  |  10/19/2017
IT's role within an organization has always been a critical one, but the advancement of business intelligence and data analytics will make IT exponentially more strategic.
DevOps Fails More Often Than Not – Here’s Why
Commentary  |  10/18/2017
DevOps presents an opportunity to build better software, but there's no guarantee of success. A look at how to do DevOps right.
Create Real Value with Augmented (not Artificial) Intelligence
Commentary  |  10/17/2017
As long as human and artificial intelligence work in tandem, we'll continue to make each other better at what we naturally do best.
3 Ways You're Not Thinking of Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  10/16/2017
To achieve the benefits of digital transformation, an organization has to do more than buy new technology tools.
Tips for Transitioning from the IT Department to CEO Chair
Commentary  |  10/12/2017
Prevedere CEO Rich Wagner takes a look at the skills that IT leaders share and what they might need to work on to move into a CEO role.
What Makes Digital Projects Different (And What to Do About It)
Commentary  |  10/11/2017
With 77% of executive priorities now dependent on technology, the composition of the project portfolio is shifting dramatically toward digital work. Legacy approaches to managing IT projects, programs and portfolios can't keep up with this shift.
Our Coming 5G World and IoT
Commentary  |  10/10/2017
The future of IoT and 5G networking isn't something that "will happen" in the coming years. To some extent, it's already here, setting the stage for further growth.
The Need for Speed: Why and When Does It Matter?
Commentary  |  10/6/2017
With wait time or idle time being a waste of time with new benefit, think about how you can mitigate or even eliminate the problem.
How to Maintain Security when Rolling out DevOps
Commentary  |  10/5/2017
DevOps may be up and running for your enterprise. Taking the time to integrate security will keep it that way.
3 Ways Millennials are Shaping Today’s Workplace Tech
Commentary  |  10/5/2017
Use of technology is a defining characteristic of millennials, so if you don't provide simple and instant application access in the workplace they will find their own alternatives.
Cyberthreats: Stay Ahead of Them with a Proactive Strategy
Commentary  |  10/4/2017
To mitigate the risks presented by more aggressive cyberthreats, organizations need to get out in front of those threats.
Reduce SaaS App Fragmentation for Workforce Efficiency
Commentary  |  10/3/2017
New tools and technologies can help employees work smarter, but only if they are integrated and data silos are broken down.
Data Science and the Don’ts
Commentary  |  10/2/2017
Big data analytics promise tremendous benefits for organizations, but there are a few gotchas that stand in the path to success.
Cybersecurity Should Be Chess, Not Checkers
Commentary  |  9/29/2017
Cybersecurity initiatives for government agencies -- in fact, other organizations, too -- have to be proactive and iterative.
Your Shadow IT Strategy Is Broken
Commentary  |  9/29/2017
It's time for IT groups to stop fighting the tide and work with business units to support shadow IT.
Citizen Data Scientists: Why Data Scientists aren't Enough
Commentary  |  9/28/2017
While the unicorns that are data scientists have their place in an organization, management needs to empower proven business leaders to take on the role of citizen scientist.
Digital Twins and IoT Enable Smart Products and Services
Commentary  |  9/27/2017
Get ready for digital twins to revolutionize how products are manufactured, sold, and supported.
Neural Networks in Business: Advantages and Perspectives
Commentary  |  9/25/2017
The opportunities to utilize neural networks are growing across a broad range of industries and market sectors.
Seven Steps to IT Transformation
Commentary  |  9/25/2017
It's time for an IT overhaul, one that can support an organization's move through digital transformation.
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.


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