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DevOps Can't Happen Without Education
Commentary  |  8/16/2017  | 
The emergence of DevOps practices means IT pros must expand their skills and the companies they work for must help foster that learning.
Is Your IT Led by Digital Product Managers?
Commentary  |  8/9/2017  | 
Agile is useful, but it's no substitute for empowered leadership of genuine cultural change.
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.
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.
Setting the Table for DevOps Team Structure
Commentary  |  7/21/2017  | 
Building a DevOps team is about people, organization, even tables, chairs and office space.
Unlocking Speed and Efficiency with Compliance as Code
Commentary  |  7/13/2017  | 
A key element of DevOps is the ability to build security and compliance into the application process -- continuous compliance.
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.
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.
10 IT Jobs That Will Be Done by AI
Slideshows  |  7/10/2017  | 
Artificial intelligence is already taking on some tasks that were previously performed by humans - but that doesn't necessarily mean you will soon be out of job.
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.
DevOps Research Says Practice Yields Benefits Beyond Code
News  |  6/13/2017  | 
Survey: Organizations that adopt disciplined DevOps thrive in ways that remain difficult for others; automation, quality, continuous delivery.
Unleash Developers to Produce Rapidly Evolving Software
Commentary  |  5/30/2017  | 
It's practical, not theoretical. Developers who rely on cloud resources will be among those producing the software 'eating the world.'
Gartner Chart Puts Salesforce at Top of Low-Code Platforms
News  |  5/11/2017  | 
A new Magic Quadrant looks at platforms for the high-productivity building of applications, including mobile apps; Salesforce scores.
DevOps Not Working? Here's Why
Commentary  |  5/1/2017  | 
DevOps has been hyped for a decade, but many still don't understand what it is, let alone what it does. There are many potholes on the road to DevOps. We explain how to avoid some of them.
Luxury Fashion Finds Bigger Sales, Returns In Cloud
News  |  4/26/2017  | 
Net-A-Porter didn't know how much money it was leaving on the table when the Web site failed to keep up with traffic. New microservices captured it.
Which Comes First: DevOps or Culture Change?
Commentary  |  4/25/2017  | 
Building a culture of DevOps extends beyond the development, operations, and QA teams.
9 Big Mistakes DevOps Teams Make
Slideshows  |  4/24/2017  | 
There are plenty of benefits to be gained from a move to DevOps, but here are some mistakes that you really want to avoid so you can get those benefits.
Walmart: Agility Enabled with React.js, Node.js
News  |  4/20/2017  | 
Alex Grigoryan needed to attack multiple fronts as he revamped the Walmart Web site; the answer was decentralized agile teams with Node.js.
Continuous Delivery: 7 Hard-Earned Lessons for Getting it Right
Commentary  |  4/19/2017  | 
As organizations move toward continuous integration and delivery of applications there are multiple ways in which things can go wrong.
Low Code: What IT Needs to Know
Commentary  |  4/11/2017  | 
As low code, which minimizes the amount of coding needed to build out applications, becomes a new norm, it is important to consider how the rise of citizen developers will affect the enterprise.
DevOps Comes of Age
Commentary  |  4/5/2017  | 
More organizations have embraced DevOps to deliver higher quality software faster. Meanwhile, DevOps itself has evolved. We explain where DevOps is today and where it's is headed.
Software Is Eating the World? Don't Be Lunch
News  |  4/4/2017  | 
Xceligent CIO Joe Emison to talk about how IT must change if Marc Andreesen's 'software is eating the world' proves to be true.
Seven Essential Steps for Transitioning to Enterprise DevOps
Commentary  |  3/29/2017  | 
If you are thinking about doing DevOps also think in terms of starting small, getting executive buy-in, and not reinventing the wheel.
8 Business Benefits of Adopting DevOps
Slideshows  |  3/23/2017  | 
Embracing DevOps approaches can help organizations improve agility, increase revenues, lower costs, and become more competitive.
RightScale's State of Cloud: Cut Wasted Use
News  |  3/22/2017  | 
RightScale issued its sixth annual State of the Cloud report and found Docker a top DevOps tool, but concerns about 30% usage cloud waste.
Scaling Up Scala: Why We Started a Bootcamp for New Developers
Commentary  |  3/14/2017  | 
When it's tough to find developers with experience and training in a specific programming language, consider doing an in-house boot camp.
Infographic: The State of DevOps in 2017
Infographics  |  3/13/2017  | 
Is DevOps helping organizations reduce costs and time-to-market for software releases? What's getting in the way of DevOps adoption? Find out in this InformationWeek and Interop ITX infographic on the state of DevOps in 2017.
Twitter Chat: Tips for Embracing DevOps
News  |  3/8/2017  | 
If you are just getting started with DevOps or you want to take your DevOps initiative to the next level, join InformationWeek and Interop ITX for a Twitter chat on Thursday.
Three Little Words For Payday: Big, Data, DevOps
Commentary  |  2/24/2017  | 
Recruiting firm Randstad's annual salary survey shows data pros are in the upper stratosphere, and DevOps experience is starting to justify a premium.
Coding: In Search of Imperfection
Commentary  |  2/13/2017  | 
Learn why bad code is generally much better than no code all, except maybe in matters of life and death.
Untangling (And Understanding) DevOps
Commentary  |  2/10/2017  | 
Everybody's talking about DevOps, but how many really understand how to build or deploy an effective strategy?
4 Trends In 2017 That Every Developer Needs To Understand
Commentary  |  2/3/2017  | 
Developers need to be ready for the opportunities that quantum computing, big data, and mixed reality might bring to all computing sectors, including commercial computing, in 2017.
Software Chooses Consumer Over Engineering
Commentary  |  1/17/2017  | 
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.
Trulia Pursues Data-Driven Transformation, Cloud Migration
News  |  12/13/2016  | 
Trulia transformed its data stack to accommodate real-time high-volume data collection, and to provide customers with recommendations. Now, to gain greater reliability and elasticity, the organization plans to migrate its data operations to AWS.
IT Headed For Fundamental Changes, SIM Survey Shows
News  |  12/8/2016  | 
IT organization budgets look happy and positive on the surface, but there's less money for maintenance and more for cloud and software development. The signs point to tumultuous times ahead.
AWS Smooths Developers' Path To Cloud, Enterprise To Follow?
News  |  12/6/2016  | 
Amazon Web Services is filling the gaps in its software development/deployment process in a bid to attract enterprise developers.
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.
CIOs Get Strategic As IT Budgets Stay Flat
News  |  11/7/2016  | 
Tech budgets are moving out of IT control and are expected to remain flat, but CIOs are gaining more influence across the broader enterprise, according to CEB Global's 2017 IT Budget Survey.
Will Digital Economy Create A Developer Shortage?
News  |  11/2/2016  | 
As more companies seek to transform themselves digitally and effectively become software companies, some are going to have trouble filling "the developer gap," according to a Cloud Foundry report.
10 Factors Determining Data Pro Salaries
Slideshows  |  11/1/2016  | 
O'Reilly Media's 4th annual survey of data professionals looks at tools, languages, gender, geographies, and a host of other factors that are predictors in terms of how much data workers can expect to earn. Where do you fit?
Poll: Where Are You Spending Your IT Dollars In 2017?
Commentary  |  10/25/2016  | 
We want to know about your top IT spending priorities for the year ahead. Take our flash poll and tell us where your IT dollars are headed.
7 Data And Analytics Job Titles To Know
Slideshows  |  10/25/2016  | 
Leveraging data -- big and small -- has become a powerful tool for enterprise IT organizations that successfully transition to digital businesses. Opportunities within enterprise organizations have expanded to fill the need. Here's our list of job titles for today's data professionals.
Zillow Uses Analytics, Machine Learning To Disrupt With Data
News  |  10/14/2016  | 
Industry disruptor Zillow leverages data about residential real estate and makes it available to the general public. The company's senior director of data science and engineering shares the secrets behind Zillow's data stack.
Top 125 Vendors To Watch
Commentary  |  9/27/2016  | 
InformationWeek and its sister publications Dark Reading and Network Computing have teamed up to bring you a roundup of the hottest vendors in cloud, data management, DevOps, infrastructure, and security. The 125 vendors you'll find here range from established players making strides in their markets to newcomers setting the stage for the future.
IT, Dev Boot Camps Help Kick-Start Careers
News  |  9/23/2016  | 
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.
InformationWeek 2016 Salary Survey: 10 Best-Paying IT Jobs
Slideshows  |  9/23/2016  | 
Median base annual salary for IT workers was flat this year, according to the results of the InformationWeek 2016 US IT Salary Survey. Still, certain roles -- including architect, project leader, and security specialist -- are commanding much higher median salaries than other roles. See if you're in one of the 10 best-paying IT staff positions -- and how your total compensation stacks up.
Salesforce ROI: What It Means For IT
News  |  9/19/2016  | 
With several SaaS platforms available, IDC looked at Salesforce's offerings to measure where the ROI lies for IT departments.
7 Ways IT Pros Can Boost Data Analytics Skills
Slideshows  |  9/13/2016  | 
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.
Comparing Cloud Vendors: A Primer For IT
News  |  9/12/2016  | 
With several major players emerging as mega-cloud vendors, the distinctions between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS have blurred. Here's a primer on the various offerings, based on the latest Forrester Wave report.
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