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Successful Analytics Is All About The Infrastructure: Podcast
Commentary  |  11/16/2016
Claudia Imhoff shares insights on what a modern business needs from its analytics infrastructure and how IT departments can get from where they are to where the business needs them to be.
10 Hot Programming Languages To Build Web Apps
Slideshows  |  11/14/2016
Websites aren't going anywhere and will continue to be part of the corporate IT infrastructure for years to come. Here are 10 languages you should know if building web apps is on your agenda.
10 Free Tools Software Developers Should Know
Slideshows  |  11/9/2016
Dev teams and software developers need tools to get their jobs done, and there are plenty of free options. Here are 10 to consider for your tool kit.
Drones As Compute Platforms In The Air: Podcast
Commentary  |  11/8/2016
Intel's Anil Nanduri talks with InformationWeek about the company's newest drone and the demonstration that shows that drones are a dynamic compute platform.
10 Tools For Effective DevOps Collaboration
Slideshows  |  11/4/2016
Collaboration for DevOps teams is crucial, but it doesn't happen automatically. Here are 10 tools that can help make it easier (or possible) for your teams to work together.
PARC CEO, Experts Discuss Digital Transformation
Slideshows  |  11/2/2016
At Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2016, the CEO of PARC brought three experts on stage to talk about digital transformation. InformationWeek found time after the session to go deeper into the subject.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure And The Future Of IT: Podcast
Commentary  |  11/1/2016
In this episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice podcast, we talk with Wikibon's Stu Miniman about hyperconverged infrastructures and why IT pros need to pay attention.
Gartner's 10 Tech Predictions That Will Change IT
Slideshows  |  10/28/2016
During its recent Symposium ITXpo, Gartner released predictions about the future of technology for IT departments and users. Here's a look at those predictions and what they might mean for you and your organization.
Rapid Application Development: Know The Right Tools
Commentary  |  10/26/2016
Rapid application development tools could be what your app builders need for their next big project -- if you know how to ask the right questions.
10 Strategic Tech Trends For 2017: Gartner 
Slideshows  |  10/24/2016
Gartner has released its annual list of the top 10 strategic trends. Are you planning for the right technology to future-proof your organization? Here's a closer look at each of the trends.
McDonald's Flips Its Training Game: Podcast
Commentary  |  10/21/2016
In this episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice podcast, McDonald's Jack Sylvester and Inkling's Matt MacInnis talk about the new document infrastructure the fast food giant is using for its training and operations manuals -- and what that infrastructure means for onboarding more than 700,000 new employees a year.
9 Reasons DevOps Is A Dirty Word
Slideshows  |  10/19/2016
DevOps means a massive change for most organizations and requires serious commitment from management and workers. It isn't for everyone, but is it really for anyone? Here are nine reasons DevOps might not be right for you and your organization.
Gartner: Digital Business Depends On Core IT, IoT, AI
Commentary  |  10/18/2016
The infrastructure for the new digital enterprise rests on five domains. At the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2016, Peter Sondergaard and his colleagues explained the importance of those domains.
McDonald's Cooks Up Digital Document Infrastructure
Commentary  |  10/17/2016
McDonald's worldwide has to onboard more than 700,000 people a year. A new cloud-based document infrastructure lets the company save money and time while keeping consistency high.
7 Keys To Building A Successful Big Data Infrastructure
Slideshows  |  10/14/2016
The infrastructure you build for big data, whether you're looking at software or hardware, will have a huge impact on the analysis and action your big data systems will support. Here are 7 factors that can make a big difference when building your big data architecture.
27 Open Source DevOps Tools In 7 Easy Bites
Slideshows  |  10/11/2016
DevOps is a discipline filled with useful open source tools. Here are 27 of them, organized into seven categories you should know about if you're looking to find the right tools for your organization's DevOps strategy.
Infrastructure Monitoring: Two Different Perspectives
Commentary  |  10/10/2016
Infrastructure monitoring is critical for the modern enterprise. In this episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice podcast, we hear two executives talk about why they monitor -- and how it's done.
5 Reasons The CIO And CFO Should Be Best Friends
Slideshows  |  10/7/2016
An effective IT leader needs friends on the executive committee for support on key projects and initiatives. Here is why the CFO should be the CIO's executive BFF.
5 Keys To Sell IT Projects To The Business Effectively
Slideshows  |  10/4/2016
Before you can build an IT project, you have to get funding and support from the business side of your organization. Here are five tips that can help you get your plans green-lit by the executive committee.
6 Steps To Successful Continuous Deployment Transition
Slideshows  |  9/30/2016
Agile methodologies and DevOps can lay the foundation for continuous deployment, but there are several organizational, cultural, and technological changes that have to occur before they can be put into play. Here are six vital steps to take in your journey toward successful continuous deployment.
Low-Code Development Pays Off For Derivatives Marketplace
Commentary  |  9/29/2016
The CME Group, owner and operator of the world's largest derivatives marketplaces, has moved to a low-code platform for business process management.
25 DevOps Vendors Worth Watching
Commentary  |  9/27/2016
DevOps depends on automated deployment tools and products that support practices such as continuous development, deployment, and improvement of enterprise software. Here's a look at vendors and their tools to know if you are making a move to DevOps.
6 Reasons Bimodal IT Is Wrong For You
Slideshows  |  9/21/2016
Bimodal IT is supposed to stabilize critical systems and bring innovation to others. But there are consequences to dividing the IT house -- ones most companies don't need.
Secrets Of Successful CIOs: An Interview With Martha Heller
Commentary  |  9/16/2016
In this episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice podcast we talk with Martha Heller, president of Heller Search Associates, about her new book "Be the Business" and about what that idea means for CIOs.
7 Dev Team Secrets IT Managers Need To Know
Slideshows  |  9/15/2016
In the age of DevOps, it's not unusual for a non-development IT manager to be charged with overseeing the dev team. This can be shock for both sides. But with the right attitude -- and these seven tips -- you can make sure that your move to managing developers is successful.
9 Crucial Steps Toward Effective Disaster Recovery
Slideshows  |  9/14/2016
A strong disaster recovery plan is key to keeping your business going in the face of a very bad, no good, horrible day. Here are nine steps IT pros should not skip in their planning and preparation for the worst.
8 Steps To A Successful DevOps Transition
Slideshows  |  9/12/2016
The transition to DevOps can be long and difficult because it is going to involve disruption. That can mean periods of reduced productivity and increased costs, but they can be worth it. Here are eight steps to get you started in a positive direction.
Yamaha CIO Talks Cloud, Mobile: Podcast
Commentary  |  9/9/2016
Episode 3 of InformationWeek's Expert Voice features Vimal Thomas, CIO of Yamaha Corporation of America, who talks about how he's built a safe, secure mobile infrastructure.
How One IT Shop Applies Low-Code Development Practices
Commentary  |  9/2/2016
Greenwich Associates CIO Isaac Sacolick has found using the same low-code tools and processes in business units and IT has simplified application development across the company. Here, he shares his experiences and tells us what IT professionals need to know when pursuing a similar approach.
9 Data Center Automation Tools IT Pros Should Know
Slideshows  |  8/31/2016
Pressure to increase productivity and deliver greater business value while limiting headcount has many organizations considering data center automation. Fortunately, there are many tools available to get it done. Here are nine to know if you're thinking about automating all or part of your data operation.
Fulton Works Founder: Making The Switch From Music To IT
Commentary  |  8/30/2016
A computer science degree isn't the only path into software development. Brent Sanders used his musicianship to bring programming skills and team leadership to a development group. Here, he tells InformationWeek about his journey from trombone player to software company founder.
Bergen County Sheriff's Office Enters Hyper-Converged Future
Commentary  |  8/29/2016
The Bergen County, NJ, sheriff's office is moving its IT infrastructure to a hyper-converged architecture. The shift has expense and management complexity on the run.
10 Ways To Win At DevOps: What IT Pros Need To Know
Slideshows  |  8/21/2016
DevOps can lead to greater developer productivity, higher operational efficiency, and improved user experience. But the journey toward DevOps is not easy. Here are 10 ideas to get you started on the right path.
Google's Fuchsia OS Points To IoT Intentions
Commentary  |  8/16/2016
It's possible Fuchsia is nothing more than an experiment by Google, one of the many technological inquiries the company is famous for conducting. It's equally possible that Fuchsia marks the direction Google will take in creating operating systems and control software for the internet of things (IoT).
10 Ways To Doom Your Next Mobile App
Slideshows  |  8/16/2016
There are many ways to mess up mobile app development. These 10 will get you to #fail the fastest.
Hyper-Converged Systems By The Numbers: IDC
Commentary  |  8/11/2016
As converged and hyper-converged systems gain ground in the server and system market the real question for many IT professionals is exactly how integrated the systems should be. Here's a look at how the market is shaping up.
8 Ways To Fail At DevOps
Slideshows  |  8/7/2016
There are plenty of places in the DevOps process where an organization can run aground on rocky shoals of woe. Here, we highlight eight points of DevOps failure. Hint: None of these involve technology.
Zoho CRM Upgrade Targets Salesforce
Commentary  |  8/2/2016
Zoho is increasing the functions available in its CRM suite in an effort to be the all-in-one "operating system for business" that pulls together social media, user feedback, support ticket tracking, and other customer-based actions.
10 Tips For Successful IoT Projects
Slideshows  |  8/1/2016
Building hardware and writing software for IoT is the same as doing so for any sort of system. It requires a fair bit of good design practice, as well as common sense. Here are 10 tips to help you on the road to getting IoT right for users and IT.
10 Agile Tips From Pokémon Go Coach Training
Slideshows  |  7/24/2016
Pokémon Go players want to improve and become better trainers. The same tips that help you catch more Pokémon can help you become a better scrum master. We caught 10 of those pointers that can be applied to leading an agile team developing enterprise software.
Softbank's ARM Buy Signals Mobile Market Disruption   
Commentary  |  7/19/2016
Softbank, one of the largest mobile service providers, has reached past several layers of the supply chain to buy ARM, which designs the processors inside most of the mobile devices using its networks worldwide. The deal has the power to show us what true market disruption looks like.
11 Programming Languages For DevOps Success
Slideshows  |  7/17/2016
DevOps uses languages for software development and languages for deployment automation. If you want to be successful with either side of DevOps, these languages will help.
Why Software Quality Standards Matter For Industrial IoT
Commentary  |  7/15/2016
Will software standards be embraced on the Industrial Internet of Things? Software quality guru Bill Curtis says the potential is there, but the culture has to be willing to embrace quality.
The Scrum Guide Gets An Update
Commentary  |  7/11/2016
The Scrum Guide has been updated for the first time in three years. The big change? Values.
9 Java Programming Myths Busted
Slideshows  |  7/10/2016
Java has been around for 25 years -- plenty of time to build a mythology. Here, we bust up nine of the most prominent myths surrounding this widely used programming language.
IT Skills Gap Hurts Enterprise Security: Survey
Commentary  |  7/6/2016
A survey of IT executives, managers, and practitioners finds the biggest challenges in infosec are around skills, not technology.
Agile Vs. DevOps: 10 Ways They're Different
Slideshows  |  7/5/2016
DevOps and Agile are broad terms, but they aren't synonyms. Here are the ways in which they're different -- and why those differences matter to your team.
3D Printing Takes Car Customization To New Heights
Commentary  |  7/4/2016
Daihatsu is launching an automobile model that will let buyers order 3D-printed "skins" to customize parts of the body. It's the next step in industrial additive printing.
Microsoft Spreads Open Source Love With .Net Core 1.0
Commentary  |  6/29/2016
Microsoft has extended the .NET platform to the open source side, along with several other critical tools and frameworks. Taken together, the releases make up Microsoft's most comprehensive move yet into the open source world. Here's what the news means for developers.
Brexit And Tech: What Lies Ahead?
Commentary  |  6/27/2016
British voters have decided to leave the EU. What will that mean for enterprise IT?
Mobile App Development: 8 Best Practices
Slideshows  |  6/26/2016
Creating great mobile enterprise apps isn't necessarily easy, but it can be easier if you follow these eight critical tips.


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