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Successful CIOs: Practice Beats Personality
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
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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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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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RIP, Systems Administrator, Welcome DevOps
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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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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
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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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A 4-Step Methodology for Finding the Right Cloud Provider
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Donít rush into the cloud before taking the time to understand what you want, and what you need.
By Natalia Tsymbalenko, EastBanc Technologies , 6/14/2017
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Six Steps to Achieve the Joys of Serverless Architectures
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The are solid benefits in a move to a serverless architecture, but remember these six important considerations to undertake before going serverless.
By Matt Lancaster, Practice Lead, Accenture , 6/14/2017
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Rethink How Humans and Machines Will Work Together
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Productivity gains from automation are not resulting in job losses, but are enabling companies to redeploy employees to handle higher-value tasks and a greater volume of work.
By Craig Nelson, partner, ISG , 6/13/2017
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Research Suggests New Strategies for IT Training
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
Giving test subjects direct instruction made them more likely to fall for phishing attacks and less likely to explore the advanced features of software. Mindfulness training had the opposite effect.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 6/8/2017
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R.R. Donnelley Streamlines Logistics With Machine Learning
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
News
The business communications giant breaks new ground in optimizing freight price quotes.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 6/5/2017
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Tips for Getting Your Company Started with Analytics
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Satire
If you're just getting started with analytics, you can avoid a lot of headaches by learning from the experts. We've tapped a few who have great practical advice.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 6/1/2017
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4 Steps to a Digital Transformation
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
Digital transformation, think of it as a shift in philosophy within your organization, not just a tech project.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 5/30/2017
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AI in the Workplace: Augment, Instead of Replacing Humans
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
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AI and machine learning won't create massive job losses in the foreseeable future, but some societal issues do come to mind.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 5/29/2017
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10 Ways CIOs Can Run Their Business Like a Business
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Being a CIO isn't just about serving the business; today it means running the IT operation as a business itself.
By Craig Williams, Chief Information Officer, Ciena , 5/23/2017
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DevOps: A Bullet Train with No Passengers?
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Fast digital pipelines wonít save organizations that canít consistently birth and nurture great ideas.
By Christopher O'Malley, CEO, Compuware , 5/22/2017
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IT Value: Whatís Your Story?
Andrew Horne, IT Practice Leader, CEB
Commentary
It's time for IT to show business leaders where IT brings value to the organization. Metrics are nice, but storytelling is better.
By Andrew Horne IT Practice Leader, CEB, 5/17/2017
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For CIOs, It's Nature v. Nurture Revisited
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Satire
Are CIOs shaped most by nature or nurture? One of them may get you into the C-suite, but the other one can bring you success there.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 5/16/2017
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The Modern Data Strategy in the Interop Spotlight
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
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As Interop ITX opened with summits and workshops, experts from Silicon Valley Data Science highlighted some of the new considerations for a modern data strategic plan.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 5/15/2017
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Why Automation and AI are Cool, Until They're Not
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Enterprises and jobs are changing fast as more tasks are automated with increasing levels of machine intelligence. Automation displaced manufacturing jobs, but it also enabled the creation of new businesses and career opportunities. Will knowledge workers and their employers adapt fast enough?
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 5/15/2017
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Women in Tech Leadership is Good for Business Ė How to Achieve It
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Four steps toward enabling the advance of women into tech leadership roles start with acknowledging today's disparity.
By Rena Nigam, President - Global Solutions & Services, Incedo , 5/8/2017
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