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Content posted in October 2017
The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Will You Sink or Swim?
Commentary  |  10/31/2017
These are exciting times for those determined to propel their business towards the next age of digitalization, but beyond the sophisticated tools and intelligent machines, leaders have to give thought to how their employees will help to drive success.
Non-RDMBS Emerges as an Analytics Data Choice
News  |  10/31/2017
A study finds that 70% of all analytics data now comes from non-relational sources. What does that mean for you?
Automated Machine Learning Drives Intelligent Business
Commentary  |  10/30/2017
Even as enterprises explore how artificial intelligence can help their organizations and people discuss the relationship between humans and software, automated machine learning tools continue to simplify deployment across all layers.
Critical Advice for Starting an RPA Program
Commentary  |  10/30/2017
An successful RPA initiative calls for careful planning and communication, and starting small before trying to scale.
Securing Travel and Trade with Blockchain
Commentary  |  10/27/2017
Among the growing number of potential applications for blockchain is border management and security.
Quantum Computing Brings Promise and Threats
News  |  10/26/2017
Faster, better, potentially dangerous. Quantum computers will push way past the boundaries of traditional computers, but to what ends? We explore some of the possibilities.
Amazon Key: Just a Few Key Concerns
Commentary  |  10/26/2017
The introduction of Amazon Key as an in-home delivery service stretches trust just a bit too far.
9 Tips for Managing Cloud Services on a Budget
Slideshows  |  10/26/2017
We share 9 steps you can take to save on the cost of cloud services, with the keywords being shop around, planning, and diligence.
How to Manage Workplace Conflict with Millennials
Commentary  |  10/26/2017
Individuals with generational differences can learn to manage conflict effectively, and bring positive results from a conflict-laden environment.
Staying Relevant and Successful in the Best and Worst Climates
Commentary  |  10/25/2017
A look back at a quarter century's worth of experiences that companies of all sizes can learn from
Kiosks are Looking at You, Too
News  |  10/25/2017
Customer-facing kiosks are taking on a new look, and providing retailers, restaurants and other businesses with new functions, such as sizing up potential customers.
Top Data Challenges Created by Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  10/24/2017
As data becomes more valuable to organizations, its usefulness for analytics means that more data needs to be stored for longer periods of time.
DevOps: It's a Different Animal
Commentary  |  10/24/2017
It's time to take stock of where organizations are with implementing DevOps.
Advice for SMBs Adopting the Cloud
Advice for SMBs Adopting the Cloud
InformationWeek Videos  |  10/24/2017
Interop ITX speaker Rob Hiltbrand, director of technology for The Liberty Group, shared how their IT team managed a growth from four to 19 offices with the cloud.
IT, OT, IoT: Does Hitachi Have a Dictionary for This Alphabet Soup?
News  |  10/23/2017
Drawing on a long history in the industrial space and as an IT supplier, Hitachi has mapped out its own strategy for the industrial IoT.
CIOs Pay a Price When Change is in the Air
News  |  10/23/2017
CIOs are finding their tenures are shrinking, in part because they often are bumped out when their organizations embark on new strategies.
Welcome to the Analytics Economy
Commentary  |  10/23/2017
An analytics economy is emerging, where organizations differentiate themselves and succeed with a blend of data, analytics, and collaboration.
IT Pros and Entrepreneurs: Tap the Smart Home Market
Commentary  |  10/20/2017
IT pros ready for a change should consider the smart home market to leverage skills such as IT security, networking and development.
Management Tools Bring Structure to Multi-Cloud Environments
News  |  10/19/2017
New tools help enterprises organize and maximize their expanding multiple cloud infrastructure.
BI Will Change the Role of IT as We Know It
Commentary  |  10/19/2017
IT's role within an organization has always been a critical one, but the advancement of business intelligence and data analytics will make IT exponentially more strategic.
The First Rule of Data: Do No Harm
News  |  10/18/2017
At the Strata Big Data Conference in New York, one of the major themes was the responsibility that data scientists have to do their best to prevent the biases and prejudices that exist in society from creeping into data and the way algorithms are built.
DevOps Fails More Often Than Not – Here’s Why
Commentary  |  10/18/2017
DevOps presents an opportunity to build better software, but there's no guarantee of success. A look at how to do DevOps right.
15 Highest-Paying Tech Jobs for 2018
Slideshows  |  10/17/2017
Executives, managers, mobile developers and people with the word "architect" in their title are at the top of the IT pay scale.
Create Real Value with Augmented (not Artificial) Intelligence
Commentary  |  10/17/2017
As long as human and artificial intelligence work in tandem, we'll continue to make each other better at what we naturally do best.
Growing Soft Skills for Better IT Business Relationships
Growing Soft Skills for Better IT Business Relationships
InformationWeek Videos  |  10/16/2017
KBG Consulting's Kathryn Brett Goldman shares the value of building soft skills in the IT department at the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX.
3 Ways You're Not Thinking of Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  10/16/2017
To achieve the benefits of digital transformation, an organization has to do more than buy new technology tools.
Azure Stack and Comparisons with Eucalyptus
News  |  10/13/2017
Microsoft's Azure Stack is another cloud provider move to validate the hybrid cloud.But will it succeed?
Survey: Show Enterprise Architecture More Love
News  |  10/12/2017
EA planning helps link IT with business users, especially for digital transformation projects, according to a recent CompTIA survey.
Tips for Transitioning from the IT Department to CEO Chair
Commentary  |  10/12/2017
Prevedere CEO Rich Wagner takes a look at the skills that IT leaders share and what they might need to work on to move into a CEO role.
What Makes Digital Projects Different (And What to Do About It)
Commentary  |  10/11/2017
With 77% of executive priorities now dependent on technology, the composition of the project portfolio is shifting dramatically toward digital work. Legacy approaches to managing IT projects, programs and portfolios can't keep up with this shift.
10 Steps Enterprises Need to Take to Comply with GDPR
Slideshows  |  10/11/2017
If your organization doesn't have adequate data protection measures in place, including assigning a data protection officer, you could face steep fines next May.
Your Data Is Biased, Here's Why
Commentary  |  10/11/2017
Biased data can lead to bad decisions. Most business leaders aren't aware of the problem just yet, but they need to be because they're ultimately responsible.
Our Coming 5G World and IoT
Commentary  |  10/10/2017
The future of IoT and 5G networking isn't something that "will happen" in the coming years. To some extent, it's already here, setting the stage for further growth.
AIM Was a Pioneer in Collaboration
News  |  10/10/2017
Now 20 years old, AOL Instant Messenger is quietly heading to software's trash heap.
The Programmable Infrastructure
The Programmable Infrastructure
InformationWeek Videos  |  10/10/2017
Interop ITX 2017 keynoter, Susie Wee, VP and CTO of DevNet Innovations for Cisco, sat down with us at the InformationWeek News Desk to talk about the intersection of applications and infrastructure.
While AWS and VMware Draw Closer, Amazon Still Looks to Dominate
News  |  10/9/2017
AWS and VMware now are partners but it might be only a matter of time before AWS moves to take its own path.
Partners HealthCare Pilots 3-Tiered Cloud Storage Service
News  |  10/6/2017
Health care provider reports reduced costs and latency from new cloud service from ClearSky Data.
The Need for Speed: Why and When Does It Matter?
Commentary  |  10/6/2017
With wait time or idle time being a waste of time with new benefit, think about how you can mitigate or even eliminate the problem.
Computer Industry History May Not Be What You Think
Commentary  |  10/5/2017
InformationWeek readers know a lot about technology. Many studied computer history as part of their majors and yet, even PhDs would likely flunk a test about African-American contributions to the computer industry. Here's why.
Artificial Intelligence Today: Time to Act
Commentary  |  10/5/2017
The AI and advanced analytics conversation has risen all the way to C-suite. The time has come to act. Jump on the AI train soon or you will be left behind.
How to Maintain Security when Rolling out DevOps
Commentary  |  10/5/2017
DevOps may be up and running for your enterprise. Taking the time to integrate security will keep it that way.
3 Ways Millennials are Shaping Today’s Workplace Tech
Commentary  |  10/5/2017
Use of technology is a defining characteristic of millennials, so if you don't provide simple and instant application access in the workplace they will find their own alternatives.
Cyberthreats: Stay Ahead of Them with a Proactive Strategy
Commentary  |  10/4/2017
To mitigate the risks presented by more aggressive cyberthreats, organizations need to get out in front of those threats.
One More Reason to Care about the Equifax Data Breach
Commentary  |  10/4/2017
The Equifax data breach should open our eyes to the issue of explicit consent, a concept our peers in Europe are dealing with now.
Why Your Business May Not Be Ready for AI
Commentary  |  10/4/2017
Businesses in virtually all industries are using or experimenting with AI, but do they really understand the ultimate impact AI will have on their businesses? Not completely, according to a new survey by Genpact and FORTUNE Knowledge Group.
Reduce SaaS App Fragmentation for Workforce Efficiency
Commentary  |  10/3/2017
New tools and technologies can help employees work smarter, but only if they are integrated and data silos are broken down.
Google Starts to Build Momentum in Public Cloud
Commentary  |  10/3/2017
A new attitude at Google and the leadership of Diane Greene are starting to redefine Google's position in the cloud.
Data Science and the Don’ts
Commentary  |  10/2/2017
Big data analytics promise tremendous benefits for organizations, but there are a few gotchas that stand in the path to success.
How to Hire People for Your IT Culture
How to Hire People for Your IT Culture
InformationWeek Videos  |  10/2/2017
Joseph Eng, CIO at TravelClick visited us at the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX to share how to identify your IT culture and hire the right people for your team.
Moving the Cloud Closer to the Business
Commentary  |  10/2/2017
We will soon reach the point where connectivity to cloud resources is going to become a serious issue in terms of real-time computing functions. So, how do we bring the cloud closer to us?


2017 State of IT Report
2017 State of IT Report
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