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How to Market IT Modernization to Your Business
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
While the rationale for modernizing IT is often apparent, sometimes the messaging and positioning on the part of the IT group is just as important.
By Tom Pohlmann, Chief Marketing Officer, AHEAD , 4/25/2018
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The Resilient Leader
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
Satire
What is it that enables some IT leaders to fly in the face of stress while others crumble? Itís called resilience, and itís a skill, not a talent.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 4/24/2018
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Top Leadership Skills for the Enterprise and Beyond
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Satire
Looking to learn from other people's experience and mistakes to leapfrog ahead in your career? We asked top leadership experts for their wisdom. Here's what they said.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/23/2018
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10 Things You Should Know About Deep Learning
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
This type of machine learning is going to become increasingly important in analytics and enterprise applications.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 4/23/2018
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Culture, Like Technology, Is Changing at a Breakneck Pace
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
Satire
If you thought your company culture was good or bad or a static thing within the organization, well, guess again.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 4/19/2018
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Executives, Beware of Agile!
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Commentary
The successful shift to an agile organization isn't just about a mandate from above; management has to embrace agile as a way of doing business.
By Doug Dockery, Senior Director of Agile Management, CA Technologies , 4/16/2018
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No More IT Islands
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Satire
IT professionals no longer fit into the buckets of specialization that marketers and HR staffers love.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 4/13/2018
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Why IT Professionals Move to Las Vegas
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Satire
Las Vegas may well become the next high-tech hotbed as more IT talent and related investment flow into the city. On and off The Strip, there are all kinds of opportunities to cash in on digital transformation, from gaming to the maker movement and beyond. You may enjoy life more, too. Here's why.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 4/12/2018
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Three Big Pitfalls for Big-Company CIOs, and What to Do About Them
Christopher O'Malley, CEO of Compuware
Commentary
Scale and longevity can be advantages for large enterprises facing competition from startups, but those enterprises need to transform their IT culture, achieve single-speed IT, and jettison inefficient distributed infrastructure.
By Christopher O'Malley CEO of Compuware, 4/12/2018
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Technology Faces State-of-Mind Hurdles
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Satire
Cloud and open source advocate Sam Ramji, vice president for product management for the Google Cloud Platform, provides a sneak peek into his Interop ITX keynote.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 4/11/2018
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To Improve Customer Service Robots Enable Humans
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Commentary
When it comes to customer service automation, don't think robots can do it all. They need to work in combination with human staffers.
By Kris Fitzgerald, Vice President & CTO and Dan Thomas, VP Automation, Integration & Alliances, NTT DATA Services , 4/11/2018
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How to Transition from Being a Cloud 'Rookie' to Aficionado
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Commentary
Dabbling in the cloud rather than having a cloud strategy with assigned responsibilities is a step toward disaster.
By Melodye Mueller, VP of Marketing and Strategic Alliances, CloudHealth Technologies , 4/10/2018
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The State of the Cloud 2018
Joe Masters Emison, Co-Founder, BuildFax
Satire
It's time to stop with the excuses and recognize why an organization needs to move to the cloud.
By Joe Masters Emison Co-Founder, BuildFax, 4/9/2018
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Is the CIO becoming the Chief Customer Officer?
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Commentary
How data, subscriptions and new business models are transforming the CIOís relationship with the customer.
By Dave Padmos, EY Global Technology Sector Advisory Leader , 4/9/2018
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Why IT Costs Keep Rising (and How to Resist the Climb)
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Commentary
It will take a multi-pronged approach for IT organizations to stop the escalation of IT costs.
By Larry Alton, business consultant , 4/6/2018
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Itís About Augmented Intelligence, not Artificial Intelligence
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Commentary
The adoption of AI applications isn't about replacing workers but helping workers do their jobs better.
By Roger Gorman, Founder and CEO of ProFinda , 4/5/2018
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Emerging Technologies Remain a Gamble in 2018
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
IT leaders face a tornado of vendor news and business user demands relating to emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI, and augmented reality. Those leaders need to put those technologies and the business need in perspective.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 4/5/2018
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Leadership: How to Succeed as a New Manager
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Satire
You've spent your career learning about IT -- network troubleshooting, programming languages, and data management. But now they want you to manage a team of people. Here are a few tips to get you started on your new journey.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/4/2018
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Ethical Tech: Myth or Reality?
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Technology innovation is accelerating and so are the impacts of technology on society. As machine intelligence gets baked into more products and services, as more human tasks become automated, and as more industries are disrupted, the tech industry needs to think differently. Here's why.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 4/4/2018
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Tech Trends: Top 8 Priorities for IT
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
Survey data from The Hackett Group show how IT leaders are supporting the business side of their organizations.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 4/3/2018
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