4 Ways Business Priorities Don't Align With IT
CIOs are well aware of changing business expectations, but often lack the resources, skills, or alignment to execute on expectations. The Deloitte 2016-2017 Global CIO survey reveals some stark disconnects between the business and IT.
Why You Can't Avoid DevOps
IT teams at enterprises of all sizes need to embrace the DevOps movement to deal with increasingly complex IT that needs to move quickly.
Failure Fridays: Four Lessons We Learned
Tim Armandpour shares four lessons learned by implementing "Failure Fridays" at PagerDuty, and explains how your IT organization can benefit from the same approach.
The Fast-Moving CIO: A Race For Transformation
Sharyn Leaver of Forrester Research cites the fable of the tortoise and the hare: While slow and steady may sometimes win, here's why a modern IT environment may require us to act more like the hare and less like the tortoise.
HelloFresh Moves Analytics To Hadoop
HelloFresh, one of the popular new fresh meal delivery services, was outgrowing its home-grown business intelligence system. To meet the needs of its growing business and data volumes, the company moved to MapR's Hadoop.
ADP Tech Exec: Combining IT With R&D
When businesses deliver products and services via the cloud, the IT department and the product team become inseparable. That's why ADP combined its infrastructure and R&D teams under a single tech executive. Here, he talks about the organization and projects currently underway.
The Technology Economy Shuffles The C-Suite
Chief Data 0fficers have been on the rise in enterprise organizations for the past few years. Do they belong in the IT organization, or should they have their own organization?
2017 IT Budgets: One-Third Goes To Cloud, Hosting Services
IT professionals and CIOs plan to spend slightly more than a third of their total IT budgets on cloud and hosting services in 2017, according to survey results from 451 Research. While IaaS remains popular, most of the money will be spent on application, management, and security services.
Google Makes Machine Learning Available To Enterprise IT
At its machine learning event, Google put on a display of APIs for use in automated image analysis and categorization -- and for the translation of 103 languages. The company joins AWS and Microsoft in offering more of these services through the cloud.
6 Reasons Private Clouds Aren't Dead Yet
Public cloud use is growing fast, but there are still plenty of reasons to adopt a private cloud. Product development, agility, optimization of resources, and cost containment are among them.
What DevOps Can Teach IT About Change Management
Even if your shop hasn't embraced DevOps and has no plans to do so, the practice offers leadership and communication guidance applicable to nearly every facet of IT. Here's what we learned from presentations at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco.
Samsung's $8 Billion Harman Deal Drives New Era For IT Pros
As connected cars become more commonplace, IT professionals need to consider how employees are using these software-platforms-on-wheels to access and share work-related information. Samsung's announcement that it would acquire Harman International Industries -- owner of multiple car audio brands -- raises the urgency of these questions.
Chief Data Officers: More Report To CEO Than CIO
A Gartner survey of chief data officers found that 30% of them are now reporting to the CEO. Also, many companies are creating a new Office of the CDO with its own staff, budget, and responsibilities separate from IT.
Cisco: Cloud-Native Apps Will Dominate By 2020
Big data, IoT, and other applications are changing cloud computing, according to Cisco's sixth annual Global Cloud Computing Index. The report finds that cloud traffic will represent 92% of all data center traffic by 2020, and that companies will build 485 hyperscale data centers in the next three years.
What Can IT Professionals Learn From New AWS VP?
In October, Adrian Cockcroft became VP of cloud architecture at Amazon Web Services (AWS). His career, which includes a long stint at Sun Microsystems and groundbreaking infrastructure work at Netflix, offers a range of lessons for IT professionals looking to fine-tune their own career goals in an era of digital transformation.
CIOs Get Strategic As IT Budgets Stay Flat
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.
CIOs Face Changes, Volatility In 2017, Forrester Predicts
IT transitions will accelerate in 2017 as CIOs look to deliver business outcomes, develop technologies that serve customers, and embrace new technologies such as AI and AR, according to Forrester Research. Here's a look at the research firm's predictions for the new year.
AWS Dominates IaaS, Stumbles In Managed Private Cloud
Amazon Web Services (AWS) dominates the worldwide public IaaS market, is in tight competition in the PaaS market. But it's an also-ran when it comes to the managed private cloud category, according to a report from Synergy Research Group.
Data Analytics Pros Don't Feel The Love From C-Suite
Data and analytics initiatives may underpin every digital transformation initiative, but can these programs be trusted? A new survey from KPMG shows that even those running the programs don't always trust them.
PARC CEO, Experts Discuss Digital Transformation
At Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2016, the CEO of PARC brought three experts on stage to talk about digital transformation. InformationWeek found time after the session to go deeper into the subject.
Will Digital Economy Create A Developer Shortage?
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.
Can IT Pros Succeed Without A Bigger Role In Business?
Is your current IT role giving you the kind of well-rounded opportunities you need to succeed in the next five to ten years? There's seems to be a disconnect between opportunity and expectations when it comes to the way IT pros are viewed in the larger context of enterprise digital transformation. Here's what we learned from the 2016 InformationWeek US IT Salary Survey.
Analytics Dominate CRM Lead Management Products: Gartner
Investments in predictive analytics, dashboards, and KPIs are coming to CRM lead management offerings, according to Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant report for the category. The finding is reflective of an increasing number of IT organizations aiming to deliver more and better intelligence for sales and marketing users.