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IT, Dev Boot Camps Help Kick-Start Careers
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IT pros and developers looking for new opportunities and new grads looking for an advantage in getting that first IT job are exploring new education options -- IT and technology education boot camps. In this InformationWeek Expert Voice podcast, we spoke with a provider of these intensive sessions about what they are and why they are becoming popular now.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/23/2016
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Oracle Application Users Still In Planning Stage Of Cloud Strategies
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Oracle Application Users Group (OAUG) incoming president Alyssa Johnson provided a cloud reality check about how quickly her organization's members are adopting cloud solutions.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/19/2016
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The State Of Data Engineers
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Demand for data engineers is on the rise in enterprise, particularly in those organizations that aspire to be the next Uber or Airbnb. Here's a look at this quickly growing job category within IT.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/15/2016
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How FinTech Disruptors Are Rewriting The Rules
Jim Nash,
News
Blockchain, smart contracts, and predictive analytics are among the financial service technologies reshaping the ways transactions are conducted and customers are served. With a rash of startups threatening to disrupt legacy operations, organizations of all sizes are turning to the latest technologies to improve their offerings.
By Jim Nash , 9/13/2016
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7 Ways IT Pros Can Boost Data Analytics Skills
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Whether you are an IT pro looking to add data analytics and data science skills to your repertoire, or you are looking to make a career change from IT to the data analytics field, here are seven tips that can give you a head start.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/13/2016
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Do You Really Have Big Data, Or Just Too Much Data?
Brian Lee, Practice Leader, CEB
Commentary
Brian Lee, a practice leader in CEB’s compliance and legal practice, keeps a keen eye on the information overload happening at enterprises. Here he provides insight into the dangers of collecting data for its own sake, and offers six questions IT professionals can start asking to create a sensible data retention strategy.
By Brian Lee Practice Leader, CEB, 9/12/2016
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NoSQL Databases: An Enterprise Necessity
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Here's a look at enterprise plans for implementation of NoSQL databases, and some of the top vendors providing this technology.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/5/2016
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Baton Rouge Flood Map: Using IT Know-How In Emergency Situations
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
The Department of Information Services in Baton Rouge used geographic information systems and data from 911 calls, search-and-rescue efforts, and more to create a map visualization of the impact of recent floods in the region. The story is a prime example of how IT professionals can put their knowledge to work in emergency situations.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/30/2016
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11 Ways IT Professionals Can Make Sense of IoT Data
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
IoT devices are entering the workplace in all shapes and sizes, from workers wearing smartwatches to industrial sensors such as soil monitors. The data pouring in may be so overwhelming it's unclear what should be done with it, why, and what the risks might be. Here are a few ways to navigate the maze.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 8/29/2016
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8 Salesforce Buys Boost Analytics, Machine Learning Portfolio
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
SaaS-based enterprise application and CRM giant Salesforce has accelerated its acquisition pace recently, snapping up eight companies, large and small, over the past several months. Here's a look at some of the deals and what they reveal about Salesforce's strategy.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/22/2016
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Apple's AI Plans, MapR Raises $50M: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Hadoop distributor MapR raises new round of equity funding and hints at possible IPO, Salesforce acquires another analytics startup, PwC partners with Coursera on a data analytics course, and Apple CEO Tim Cook talks AI and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Aug. 21, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/21/2016
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TransUnion's Tech Overhaul Reaps Cultural Rewards
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
Commentary
In the process of transforming its brand and its technology infrastructure, TransUnion has found itself attracting top-notch IT talent normally repelled by the idea of working for a stuffy financial institution. Here's how they did it.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 8/19/2016
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What It Means To Be A Data Scientist
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
How do data scientists spend their time? What tools do they use? What degrees do they have? Check out our handy infographic to find out.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/18/2016
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Salesforce Acquiring Analytics Startup BeyondCore
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Salesforce is purchasing data analytics startup BeyondCore to enhance the AI capabilities of the Salesforce Analytics Cloud. The deal is the latest in a series of acquisitions this year.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/17/2016
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13 Ways Machine Learning Can Steer You Wrong
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to your decision-making can help your business stay competitive. But a lot can go wrong along the way. Without the proper checks and balances, machine learning efforts can spiral out of control, exposing your organization to risks. Here are 13 pitfalls to avoid.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 8/17/2016
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10 Cool Machine Learning Startups To Watch
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Machine learning is technology that trains software so developers don't have to code it by hand. The number of new companies in the category has grown exponentially over the past few years. Here are 10 machine learning startups worth a closer look.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/15/2016
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Machine Learning Startups Snapped Up: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Apple, Intel, Palantir, and HPE were among the tech giants acquiring data analytics and machine learning companies. Here's your Big Data Roundup for the week ending August 14, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/14/2016
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Palantir Acquires Data Visualization Specialist Silk
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Analytics software and consulting provider Palantir has acquired Silk, a data visualization startup. Silk's platform will continue to operate unsupported as the company's team will join Palantir.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/12/2016
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C3 IoT: Is Tom Siebel's Startup An Emerging Powerhouse?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
C3 IoT is Tom Siebel's latest venture. The young Redwood City, Calif-based company is off to a fast start with industrial IoT applications, and now it's bringing a cross-industry platform to market.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/10/2016
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10 Ways Bots Can Improve Your Business Processes
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Businesses use bots to engage with customers, online and via social media, because they're a cost-effective way to respond instantly to simple queries. As the technology improves, bots are finding their way into more use-cases where human judgment and effort were traditionally required. Are bots right for your business? Here are 10 examples to help you decide.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 8/10/2016
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