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PG&E's Winning Recipe for a Mobile Asset Inspection App
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
For PG&E a utility pole inspection app offers much more than a chance to replace paper.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 6/29/2017
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Amazon and Sears, Tales of Two Retailers
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
Exploring what went wrong with Sears' strategy, and the role that data analytics played, or didn't play.
By Pierre DeBois, found of Zimana Analytics , 6/29/2017
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Google Assistant Superior, but Alexa Owns Households
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Alphabet has a shot at winning the smart home device market with Google Home vs. Amazon Alexa, according to an Edison Investment Research report.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/28/2017
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Successful CIOs: Practice Beats Personality
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
Satire
Deloitte's Global CIO study found that common behaviors, not personal qualities, differentiate IT leaders in high-performing businesses.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 6/28/2017
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The Public Cloud and the Cost Savings Myth
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
The public cloud can be a valuable means to a more cost-efficient end, but don't think the savings are automatic.
By Charlie Li and Jason Hatch, Capgemini , 6/28/2017
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Technology as Friend, Foe, or Partner?
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Satire
The latest book by MIT researchers Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson explores the human/machine relationship and how businesses can prepare for the changes that the next 10 years will bring.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 6/27/2017
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How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Banking
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
AI has taken some steps into banking, but it also is poised to revolutionize how banks learn from and interact with customers.
By Alan McIntyre, Senior Managing Director of Global Banking, Accenture , 6/26/2017
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Automated Tools Ease Cloud Migration
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
With new tools appearing, automation and orchestration are having a major impact on easing the burden of moving to the cloud.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 6/26/2017
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Globally, Chief Digital Officers Start to Take Hold
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
A PwC survey of 2,500 leading companies finds 19% have apppointed CDOs, up 300% from the year before.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/26/2017
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RIP, Systems Administrator, Welcome DevOps
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
While the traditional sys admin role may fade away, those who are willing to change can take an exciting journey with cloud and DevOps.
By Guest Commentary Guest Commentary, 6/23/2017
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Not Doing Big Data in the Cloud? Better Get There
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Forrester Research says competitive advantage will follow big data analytics' move to the cloud; join in, or get left behind.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/23/2017
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Google Knocks on Door of Gartner's Cloud Leaders
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Google is close but still no cigar when it comes to sharing the realm of the cloud leaders in the Gartner IaaS Magic Quadrant.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/22/2017
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Digital Transformation is about Customer Ownership
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
Automation is just the beginning, understanding your customer is the new imperative.
By David Yang, Founder and Chairman of the Board of ABBYY , 6/21/2017
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Want to Succeed at Data-Driven Transformation? Start Slow
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Some organizations race into data-driven transformation. Others want to get everything "right" first. There's an optimal balance between the two.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 6/21/2017
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Alibaba Edges in as Microsoft, Amazon Grow Stronger
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure as a Service shows a newcomer, Chinese supplier Alibaba; Amazon maintains its leadership.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/20/2017
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IT Risk: Itís not 'Cyber' Ė Itís Worse
Jeremy Bergsman, IT practice leader, Gartner
Commentary
While hackers haven't put big companies out of business, there are plenty of examples of companies that failed because they were slow to respond to tech-driven market shifts.
By Jeremy Bergsman IT practice leader, Gartner, 6/20/2017
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Build a DevOps-Focused Enterprise
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
Commentary
Why businesses should work to spread DevOps benefits across their entire organization.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 6/20/2017
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When an On-Premises, Public Cloud Might be Right for You
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
There are several options for those companies that want a public cloud environment but also want to keep compute gear in house.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 6/19/2017
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Get Ready for IoT by Taking 3 Essential Steps
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
To prepare for IoT, companies need to take advantage of big data and advanced analytics, and adapt their culture, so they are ready for the transformation.
By Oliver Schabenberger, Executive VP and CTO, SAS , 6/19/2017
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Blockchain Barges into Insurance via IBM, AIG
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
IBM helps AIG create a cross-country, multi-party international risk policy tailored to use blockchain's security and trust.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/16/2017
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