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Where Your IT Dollars Are Headed In 2017
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
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We polled InformationWeek readers to find out about IT spending priorities for 2017. Here's what we learned. See how your budget plans for next year stack up.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 11/10/2016
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10 Free Tools Software Developers Should Know
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
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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.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 11/9/2016
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Software Chooses Consumer Over Engineering
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There's a new emphasis in the software world with a focus on ease of use and more standardized platforms that support speed to market and innovation by makers.
By Jeff Phillips, Software Platform Section Manager at National Instruments and Bob O’Donnell, TECHnalysis Research Chief Analyst , 1/17/2017
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AI Technology Takes Center Stage At Retail Convention
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Artificial intelligence (AI) and other leading-edge technologies will be highlights of this year's National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York, but many retailers are still struggling with more rudimentary analytics.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/16/2017
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3 Ways Shadow Analytics May Be Working Against You
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Analytics is popping up in more functional areas of businesses, outside of IT's control. Like BYOB, the trend is inevitable. How will your organization manage it?
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/16/2017
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Why You Need To Embrace DevOps Differently
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Before you jump into DevOps understand what problems you are trying to solve, and whether you need to make a complete commitment to all of the elements or just specific aspects.
By Sebastian Velez, Director at the Center of Excellence at PSL , 1/13/2017
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Be Recognized For IT Excellence
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
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Organizations of all sizes and from all sectors are invited to apply for the 2017 InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 1/12/2017
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Addressing The Runaway Demand For Information Security
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With organizations going through digital transformation,IT leaders must fundamentally change how information security services are delivered, and make security part of everyone's job.
By By Jeremy Bergsman, IT Practice Leader at CEB , 1/12/2017
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3 No-brainer Uses for the Public Cloud
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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While many enterprise needs will require the use of a private or hybrid cloud architecture, there are some uses that truly take advantage of the benefits that only the public cloud can deliver.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 1/11/2017
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Measuring the Performance of Enterprise Architecture
Imre Kabai,
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Enterprise architecture teams often struggle with measuring and communicating the value of their function. We have implemented a set of simple and straight-forward performance indicators to address this problem.
By Imre Kabai , 1/11/2017
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Business Transformation: Go Digital Or Go Home
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The evidence is clear, digital transformation is the biggest driver in business today. Businesses that don’t embrace the journey will be left behind by competitors and customers.
By Alison Gleeson, Senior Vice President of Americas Sales, Cisco , 1/10/2017
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Supplying The Supply Chain
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The supply chain is changing rapidly, often outside of the traditional IT structure. IT needs to get involved, bringing its skills and experience to the table.
By Stephen Laaper, Principal with Deloitte Consulting , 1/9/2017
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The Battle Over Analytics: Who Should Lead The Charge?
Rich Wagner, President and CEO of Prevedere
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The IT organization has to carve out its role in a company's analytics strategy. What works? Either of two approaches.
By Rich Wagner President and CEO of Prevedere, 1/5/2017
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GoDaddy Revamps BI Tools To Enable Self-Service
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Domain registrar and web hosting provider GoDaddy generates a lot of data, and it wanted to help its internal users get better insights without requiring intervention from the technical staff.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/4/2017
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IT Products Go from Big Noise to Big Business
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
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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.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 1/3/2017
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Machine Learning, Analytics Offer Untapped Potential, McKinsey Says
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Incorporating data analytics' value into corporate culture is essential to competing against digital disruptors. InformationWeek interviewed McKinsey partner and lead researcher Michael Chui about a new report addressing competition in a data-driven era.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/29/2016
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eBay Container Management Tool Works With Kubernetes
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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eBay wants to expand its use of Docker containers and has composed a tool, TessMaster, to help them run on Kubernetes cluster management.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/28/2016
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At AWS, 'Enterprise Strategy' Consists Of Helping Migrations
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Head of Enterprise Strategy Stephen Orban describes how AWS will try to assist more enterprise workloads in a move to the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/21/2016
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The Cloud May Finally be Ready for Your Legacy Apps
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
If you’ve been holding off your legacy application migration to the cloud over fear of support and migration issues, 2017 may very well be the time to look at your options.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 12/21/2016
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Innovation Is a Team Sport
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Lessons in teamwork, innovation and leadership learned in sports carry through in the business world, according to the CTO of Ultimate Software.
By Adam Rogers, CTO of Ultimate Software , 12/20/2016
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Self-Service Access, Cloud Drive Big Data Value
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Data governance has emerged as a top concern, and business intelligence remains the top workload for big data technology Hadoop, according to the third edition of the Big Data Maturity Survey.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/20/2016
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Docker Move Brings Universal Container Operations A Step Closer
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Docker has contributed a component of Docker Engine, Containerd, to the community; it will provide a key element of a universal runtime.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/16/2016
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