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Content posted in October 2019
Transform IT to Become the Agile Business Partner
Commentary  |  10/31/2019
Top-performing IT organizations are three times more likely to have positioned themselves as "partners" with the business units that they support, according to research by The Hackett Group.
Tackling the Infosec Hiring Challenge
Commentary  |  10/31/2019
While there is no silver bullet for attracting and hiring great security talent, there are techniques that can dramatically increase your team's success.
Creative Ways to Get More Mileage from Your Data
Commentary  |  10/30/2019
Use analytics to your advantage to support your HR department, sales and marketing teams, team managers and ultimately your customers.
Attributes Employers Look for in a Coder Beyond Coding Skills
Commentary  |  10/30/2019
Here's a look at some of the lesser known skills that can help software developers land the job of their dreams.
IBM Pitches Watson for Enterprise AI Woes
News  |  10/29/2019
IBM says that Watson can help enterprises struggling to get past the pilot phase with their AI programs.
NLP for Analytics: It's Not Just About Text
Commentary  |  10/29/2019
Text analytics has been the biggest use case for NLP, but now BI and analytics vendors are adding it to their products to make them easier to use.
Just How Hard is it to Move from One Cloud Provider to Another?
Commentary  |  10/28/2019
A cloud migration is easier than you might think, assuming that you gain a good understanding of your own apps and services and what each cloud provider offers.
Q&A: LightStep’s Spoonhower on Microservices, Deep Systems
Commentary  |  10/28/2019
As microservices, multi-cloud, and other features introduce more layers of complexity, developers may need a hand combing through the thicket of apps.
Why Design Thinking Will Save Businesses From Themselves
Commentary  |  10/28/2019
What you'll learn about customers by incorporating design thinking will improve operations and make your bottom line much easier to achieve.
AI Ethics: Where to Start
News  |  10/25/2019
Your AI program needs to incorporate fairness, transparency, security, and ethics. Here are the basics.
Workplace Tech: Death by 1,000 Apps?
Commentary  |  10/25/2019
Investing in every shiny new tool won't necessarily make your work space more productive or give your company a competitive edge.
Your Cloud and Data Management Strategies are About to Collide
Commentary  |  10/24/2019
Companies are moving further into the cloud and undergoing data modernization. What some don't realize yet is that one strategy is better than two.
Beware the Pitfalls of Applying AI to Big Data
Commentary  |  10/24/2019
Decision makers should consider whether conclusions are influenced by shortcomings in the observable data and whether the algorithms properly address biases.
Learning to Navigate Multi-Cloud at ESCAPE/19 and ONUG
Slideshows  |  10/23/2019
Experts at a pair of conferences in New York shared insight on how to address challenges and leverage advantages of multi-cloud.
Opening Up to Open Source
Commentary  |  10/23/2019
Today, open source and the enterprise are more interconnected than ever before, sharing valuable projects, time, and resources.
Achieving Techquilibrium: Get the Right Digital Balance
News  |  10/22/2019
Reaching the right "techquilibrium" will enable enterprises to compete and lead as they work toward digital transformation, said Gartner analysts during a keynote address at Gartner Symposium
Ascent Conference Insights: Bots, Data, and SaaS Culture
Commentary  |  10/21/2019
Suggestions on how automation can be leveraged and ways to use SaaS more efficiently peppered conversations with Zendesk and Hugo.
IT Challenge: Pace of Change with Infrastructure
Commentary  |  10/21/2019
With the storm of changes hitting the IT department -- from cloud to AI and anytime/anywhere mobile access -- the real challenge is in having the IT infrastructure keep pace.
Intelligent Automation: A Step Ahead of AI
Commentary  |  10/21/2019
Organizations that use intelligent automation to amplify human potential will stay ahead in the game, while those that don't will lag.
Oracle’s Mark Hurd Passes Away at 62
News  |  10/18/2019
Co-CEO dies one month after taking a leave of absence to address an undisclosed health issue.
Misconfigured Containers Open Security Gaps
Commentary  |  10/18/2019
Laziness, inattention and poor management practices make containerized applications vulnerable to invasion and attack. Fortunately, establishing strong safeguards is fast and easy.
No Wonder the Chatbots are Sad
Commentary  |  10/18/2019
Emotional cognition is maturing, and there's a great deal of potential. Perhaps 'happiness' is in store for AI-powered bots in the not-too-distant future.
SAP Gets New Leadership for Cloud, AI Era
News  |  10/17/2019
SAP CEO Bill McDermott, who presided over dozens of acquisitions and the launch of what may be the biggest change to SAP's flagship product, has stepped down, making way for new leadership.
SAS Targets Operationalizing AI with ModelOps
News  |  10/16/2019
Analytics stalwart SAS wants to help organizations get to that last mile of digital transformation by moving them from pilot projects to deployment to modeling and governance.
Settling the Soft Skills vs. Technical Skills Debate
Commentary  |  10/16/2019
For full-time employees, put more weight on the soft skills. For contractors who don't make the technical cut, don't put your money down on them.
Enterprise Guide to Edge Computing
Commentary  |  10/15/2019
Here's a collection of information to help IT leaders and professionals learn more about edge computing and use cases for their enterprise organizations.
Cyber Judgment: A New Path Forward for Decision Makers
Commentary  |  10/15/2019
Information security staff cannot be everywhere decisions are made, and not every risk decision can be automated.
Communications Glut and Isolation Stymie Remote Workers
Commentary  |  10/14/2019
How can remote office workers -- and their employers -- deal with tech proliferation and the continued sense of isolation that can sap productivity?
Why You Should Cultivate Gender Diversity in IT Leadership
Commentary  |  10/14/2019
It's time to rethink our corporate environments by recognizing the unique experiences, skill sets and strengths that come from diversity in teams and leadership.
How to Secure Data Privacy While Growing Machine Learning
Commentary  |  10/11/2019
There are ways to increase user privacy while still preserving the accuracy of machine learning systems. Here are three practical options for CIOs.
Go Beyond the Capabilities of the Cloud
Commentary  |  10/11/2019
Here are some highlights from last month's Oracle OpenWorld 2019.
Blockchain Loses Its Luster, for Now
News  |  10/10/2019
Last year if you had a tech problem, blockchain was the answer. Now blockchain has reached the "trough of disillusionment," according to Gartner.
Tech Nation Report: Robust Online Collaboration in DevOps
Commentary  |  10/10/2019
Cross-national perspectives on scaling up companies, hiring talent, and collaboration marked the release of a report on British tech.
MSP Consolidation Crunch: What it Means to Your IT Team
Commentary  |  10/9/2019
With a wave of acquisitions going on across the managed service provider market, enterprise IT leaders have to rethink where they get their own services.
Why Scaling DevOps Is a People Problem
Commentary  |  10/9/2019
You can have the latest and greatest automation toolset, but without people transformation, DevOps at scale will remain a mirage for many.
2020 IT Budgets Are Up, But ...
Commentary  |  10/8/2019
A Spiceworks report highlights the where's and why's of 2020 IT budget plans.
AI, Automation Drive Progress in Government Data Centers
News  |  10/8/2019
U.S. government data centers have consolidated and become more efficient in the last 10 years. Now they are adding AI and automation to the mix.
AI Keeps Buggy Code From Crashing The Cloud
Commentary  |  10/7/2019
AI-based test automation will be a key feature of DevOps in enterprise multi-cloud environments in the 2020s.
Breaking Silos and Curating Data for Impactful AI
Commentary  |  10/7/2019
AI requires both high-quality data and an infrastructure that ensures data is always available. Without that foundation, we'll never reach the future.
What Financial Firms Want in Cloud Adoption Strategies
Commentary  |  10/4/2019
Lead technologists from three financial institutions shared their infrastructure transformation needs at New York Enterprise Tech Meetup.
Changing Mindsets on IT Automation
Commentary  |  10/4/2019
Enterprises are not fully on board yet and in some cases stuck in manual mode. Here are four key areas to consider to get on the road to automation.
Rethinking IT: Tech Investments that Drive Business Growth
News  |  10/3/2019
Making the right technology investments can double your growth rate compared to that of your less progressive peers, according to a new report from Accenture.
Six Inevitable Technologies and the Milestones They Unlock
Commentary  |  10/3/2019
Grand-scale technologies act as nodes of progress that spark continued innovation. Here are several that will continue to impact society.
A Path from Pilot to Machine Learning Production
News  |  10/2/2019
Getting machine learning from the pilot into production is a hot issue in 2019. MLOps is one of the ways enterprises are doing it.
5 Ways CIOs Can Better Compete to Recruit Top Tech Talent
Commentary  |  10/2/2019
A CIO shares lessons he's learned about finding and securing the best job candidates for IT teams.
IT Careers: 12 Job Skills in Demand for 2020
Slideshows  |  10/1/2019
Employers will likely be looking to fill these kinds of IT positions in the coming year, building out their teams' tech skills.
Top U.S. Businesses Call for More Government Regulation
Commentary  |  10/1/2019
So, what's the catch? There's a very real possibility that most states will develop their own data privacy laws, causing chaos that will benefit no one.


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