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2017 State of the Cloud
Infographics  |  1/31/2017  | 
Is private cloud on its way out and is hybrid cloud practical? This infographic provides a snapshot of key data points from our 2017 State of the Cloud report.
Agile Is King, But Continuous Integration Is An Elusive Goal
News  |  1/31/2017  | 
A Dimension Data survey of development professionals found most enterprises have adopted agile methods, but only 14% can update hourly.
Break Down Those Silos To Gain Business Agility
Commentary  |  1/31/2017  | 
If you want your enterprise to be agile, look first at your data silos -- silos packed with information -- that keep people and departments from communicating effectively.
What 2017 Will Bring for the Analytics Field
Commentary  |  1/30/2017  | 
Enterprises have plenty of data; now it's time to put that data to work, answering questions such as "why" and "what's next".
Expert: Threats To Secure Cloud Operations Are Evolving
News  |  1/30/2017  | 
John Howie, former COO of the Cloud Security Alliance, says secure providers aren't enough; threats to users are evolving fast.
Infographic: 2017 State of the Cloud
News  |  1/30/2017  | 
Is private cloud on its way out and is hybrid cloud practical? This infographic provides a snapshot of key data points from our 2017 State of the Cloud report.
Target CIO Transforms Retailer With In-house Talent, Agile
News  |  1/27/2017  | 
Target hired Tesco veteran Mike McNamara 18 months ago as CIO and Chief Digital Officer to transform the company's IT and software development organization. Here's what he did.
5 Security Considerations For The Hybrid Cloud
Commentary  |  1/27/2017  | 
Even though your infrastructure, applications, and data are off in the cloud, don't assume that you are off the hook when it comes to compliance. You are still responsible for that data.
Big Data Leadership: CIO, CAO, Or Maybe The Big Dog
Commentary  |  1/27/2017  | 
In the discussion over who should lead a corporate big data initiative, maybe it should be someone other than the CIO, CAO, or CDO.
IT Service Management In Disruption, Moving Toward Automation
News  |  1/26/2017  | 
A wave of change is sweeping through the suppliers of ITSM, reflecting the enhanced ability to add analytics and automation to the field.
Bridging the Hybrid Developer Divide
Commentary  |  1/26/2017  | 
While companies strive to evolve and innovate with concepts such as cloud and DevOps, one challenge is to keep pace with new skills in the IT group.
Harnessing Analytics' Disruptive Power
Commentary  |  1/26/2017  | 
For a company, product, or service to be disruptive, it takes more than technology. Analytics can point you to your opportunities.
Maintaining Team Focus In The Digital Maelstrom
Commentary  |  1/26/2017  | 
For all of the devices and applications that are designed to make workers more efficient, factors such as regular interruptions translate into lost productivity.
Making The Most Of Software-Defined-Storage With Consulting, Training & Support
Partner Perspectives  |  1/25/2017  | 
Companies such as Red Hat have become important for software-defined storage by providing access to the expertise, training, and support user organizations need to take fullest advantage of SDS.
Nokia: Don't Be Too Quick To Dismiss Private Cloud Savings
News  |  1/25/2017  | 
Nokia's total cost of ownership study finds most enterprises can save 25% of data center costs by converting it to private cloud.
Future Software-Defined Datacenters Defined by Abstraction and Hardware Commoditization
Partner Perspectives  |  1/25/2017  | 
IT decision makers need to understand the use cases and risks associated with software-defined datacenters and the role hyperconvergence plays in an SDDC.
The Strategy Of Speed In IT
Commentary  |  1/25/2017  | 
Speed in developing and delivering applications has obvious benefits, but IT leaders have to know when to move fast and when to proceed with care.
What Happens When a Customer of IT Becomes an IT Leader
Commentary  |  1/24/2017  | 
When an executive shifts from being supported by IT to leading IT, one opportunity is to become a more customer-centric IT organization.
Achieve Application And Data Visibility In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/24/2017  | 
IT organizations need visibility into the cloud when their applications and infrastructure are out there. Without such visibility, well, you are flying blind.
Kinetica Uses GPUs for Advanced In-Database Analytics
News  |  1/24/2017  | 
GPU-accelerated databases aren't new, and they're not all that popular, but that will likely change over time. Here are some of Kinetica's latest improvements and why that matters to big pharma company GSK.
How Kubernetes Came To Lead The Container Management Pack
News  |  1/24/2017  | 
Kubernetes advocate points to software's roots inside Google, its self-healing features and its container cluster know-how.
What To Consider When Moving To Hyperconverged Infrastructure
Partner Perspectives  |  1/23/2017  | 
Scalability, data availability, and agility are three reasons enterprises are making the move to HCI.
Deep-Seated Container Vulnerability Found, Corrected
News  |  1/23/2017  | 
Researchers at SUSE and Docker turned up a previously unknown vulnerability in container operations and issued a patch.
CollabNet, #YesWeCode, And Making A Difference In Tech
Commentary  |  1/23/2017  | 
There are ways to meet computer technology job demands by creating a more diverse workforce.
5 Ways to Be Successful with Open Source Software in 2017
Slideshows  |  1/20/2017  | 
Open source software has matured over the years, often serving as the primary piece of a corporation's software strategy. But questions remain in the minds of many managers. Doug Cutting of the Apache Software Foundation, and known for creating Hadoop, shares his thoughts on how to achieve success with for open source.
5 Business Cases For Containers
Commentary  |  1/19/2017  | 
While containers offer an organization technical benefits, don't overlook their business benefits, such as cost savings and flexibility.
Private Cloud In Retreat, Public Cloud To Fore: Report
News  |  1/19/2017  | 
Our '2017 State of Cloud' report finds private cloud losing its viability and hybrid cloud operations too complex; public cloud use advancing.
How Can The CIO Drive RPA As A Strategic Imperative?
Commentary  |  1/18/2017  | 
The use of Robotic Process Automation, using concepts such as software bots, is emerging, but its use can't succeed in isolation. The CIO needs to get involved to implement an enterprise strategy.
Bain: Is Container Use Optional? Probably Not
News  |  1/17/2017  | 
Containers are less an option and more an essential technology for achieving the agile company needed to survive in the digital economy.
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.
Digital Workspaces Winning Acceptance Through Flexibility, Security
News  |  1/17/2017  | 
VMware survey shows digital workspace users gaining enterprise agility through greater mobile workforce activity, added business initiative.
AI Technology Takes Center Stage At Retail Convention
News  |  1/16/2017  | 
Artificial intelligence (AI) and other leading-edge technologies will be highlights of this year's National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York, but many retailers are still struggling with more rudimentary analytics.
3 Ways Shadow Analytics May Be Working Against You
Commentary  |  1/16/2017  | 
Analytics is popping up in more functional areas of businesses, outside of IT's control. Like BYOB, the trend is inevitable. How will your organization manage it?
Why You Need To Embrace DevOps Differently
Commentary  |  1/13/2017  | 
Before you jump into DevOps understand what problems you are trying to solve, and whether you need to make a complete commitment to all of the elements or just specific aspects.
Enel Moves Onto Amazon To Implement New Utility Strategy
News  |  1/13/2017  | 
The giant Italian utility, Enel, is moving to the cloud to support it's Open Power strategy around the world, adding green power sources.
Be Recognized For IT Excellence
Commentary  |  1/12/2017  | 
Organizations of all sizes and from all sectors are invited to apply for the 2017 InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards.
Software-Defined Storage & Containers: Solution For Shared Service Providers
Partner Perspectives  |  1/12/2017  | 
Shared service providers, including telephone companies, hosting services, and related businesses, stand to benefit from the combination of containerized microservices and software-defined storage.
Addressing The Runaway Demand For Information Security
Commentary  |  1/12/2017  | 
With organizations going through digital transformation,IT leaders must fundamentally change how information security services are delivered, and make security part of everyone's job.
451 Research: Containers A $2.7 Billion Market By 2020
News  |  1/12/2017  | 
451 Research sees containers filling a more prominent role in the cloud technologies market by 2020; the container ecosystem growing fast.
3 No-brainer Uses for the Public Cloud
Commentary  |  1/11/2017  | 
While many enterprise needs will require the use of a private or hybrid cloud architecture, there are some uses that truly take advantage of the benefits that only the public cloud can deliver.
Measuring the Performance of Enterprise Architecture
Commentary  |  1/11/2017  | 
Enterprise architecture teams often struggle with measuring and communicating the value of their function. We have implemented a set of simple and straight-forward performance indicators to address this problem.
Global Survey: Innovation, Movement Of Data Get More Restrictions
Commentary  |  1/10/2017  | 
Foundation finds more countries passing restrictions on use of intellectual property within their borders, export of data out.
Business Transformation: Go Digital Or Go Home
Commentary  |  1/10/2017  | 
The evidence is clear, digital transformation is the biggest driver in business today. Businesses that don't embrace the journey will be left behind by competitors and customers.
4 Ways Data-First Competitors Are Killing You
Commentary  |  1/10/2017  | 
Data is the new oil. Those that figure out how to use it more effectively than their competitors are realizing significant, strategic benefits. But what's so unique about data-first companies? Technology? People? Culture? It turns out, there's more than meets the eye.
Supplying The Supply Chain
Commentary  |  1/9/2017  | 
The supply chain is changing rapidly, often outside of the traditional IT structure. IT needs to get involved, bringing its skills and experience to the table.
Amazon: The Self-Fueling, Perpetual Motion Machine
Commentary  |  1/9/2017  | 
Amazon's retail operation is now paired with what's known to be a highly successful cloud business: Are the two accelerating each other?
5 Things That Will Keep IT Execs Up At Night In 2017
Commentary  |  1/6/2017  | 
The dawn of a new year brings hope of great things to come. But there also are challenges that are sure to keep IT executives awake with worry.
The Battle Over Analytics: Who Should Lead The Charge?
Commentary  |  1/5/2017  | 
The IT organization has to carve out its role in a company's analytics strategy. What works? Either of two approaches.
'Snowmobile' Shows AWS At Its Blue-Collar Best
Commentary  |  1/5/2017  | 
The surprise appearance of a tractor-trailer rig on stage at AWS ReInvent in Las Vegas illustrated a new way to move a petabyte of data into AWS data centers.
GoDaddy Revamps BI Tools To Enable Self-Service
News  |  1/4/2017  | 
Domain registrar and web hosting provider GoDaddy generates a lot of data, and it wanted to help its internal users get better insights without requiring intervention from the technical staff.
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