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Digital Transformation: Darwin Was Right
Commentary  |  11/30/2016
While half of surveyed organizations say they are progressing with digital transformation, the other half are left TO the fate of the DoDo Bird.
Job Loss And Financial Damage: CIOs’ Main Fears When Adopting Virtualization
Partner Perspectives  |  11/30/2016
Companies aren't prepared for the security challenges of hybrid infrastructures, Bitdefender study reveals.
4 Ways Business Priorities Don't Align With IT
Commentary  |  11/30/2016
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.
Marketing Can Connect the Dots with IoT
Commentary  |  11/29/2016
Editor's note: Pierre DeBois of Zimana Analytics offers advice for how marketing pros can best utilize IoT data to understand customer activity.
Driverless Vehicles & The IT Impact
News  |  11/29/2016
Juniper Research tried to answer the question, given the experimentation with driverless vehicles, when will it gain traction?
Why You Can't Avoid DevOps
Commentary  |  11/29/2016
IT teams at enterprises of all sizes need to embrace the DevOps movement to deal with increasingly complex IT that needs to move quickly.
Connecting the Analytic Dots in IoT
Commentary  |  11/28/2016
The struggle to learn how customers engage with IoT devices as part of customer experience is real. Here is how marketers can approach strategies with analytics reporting that monitors related traffic in real time.
RightScale Compares Pricing on AWS, Google and Microsoft
News  |  11/28/2016
Cloud management front-end firm RightScale works with Google, Microsoft, and Amazon and compares their discounted pricing.
Failure Fridays: Four Lessons We Learned
Commentary  |  11/25/2016
Tim Armandpour shares four lessons learned by implementing "Failure Fridays" at PagerDuty, and explains how your IT organization can benefit from the same approach.
Storage Survey: Cloud Storage Use Up, But Integration Still Sought
News  |  11/25/2016
A supplier of an object storage system asked 409 IT managers how hybrid cloud storage use was progressing. The answer: with some difficulties.
It's Black Friday: Analytics Get to Work
Commentary  |  11/25/2016
Retailers spend the whole year getting their data collected and analytics ready for holiday shoppers who hit the stores over Thanksgiving weekend and Black Friday.
The Fast-Moving CIO: A Race For Transformation
Commentary  |  11/23/2016
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
News  |  11/23/2016
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.
Your Boss Knows You Are Looking for a New Job
Commentary  |  11/23/2016
A start-up is offering an online tool that cruises company systems and big data sources to identify how many employees are looking for a job, and which ones are looking.
Predix, Digital Twin 'Think' About Operations Together
News  |  11/22/2016
At GE's Minds and Machines Nov. 15-16, GE illustrated how it's using Predix and a 'digital twin' to solve turbine maintenance issues.
What Healthcare Analytics Can Teach The Rest of Us
Commentary  |  11/22/2016
Analytics are taking on a lead role in all phases of the healthcare system. Those personal fitness devices? Their value is in what they say about us, not the data itself.
Redefining The Criteria For A Unified Storage Platform
Partner Perspectives  |  11/22/2016
As more companies move to a software-defined data center, their reliance on unified storage is fundamental to success.
Energy Provider Exelon Adopts GE Predix To Keep Tabs On Turbines
News  |  11/21/2016
Major electricity supplier moves beyond experimentation, adopts GE's Predix to analyze data from all its generation plants.
Consumer Reports Finds Middle Ground Between Cloud And On-Premises
News  |  11/21/2016
Consumer Reports runs its back-end accounting on Oracle E-Business Suite, but has found a way to get all the benefits of cloud computing while keeping control over the upgrade cycle afforded by on-premises solutions. Here's how they did it.
ADP Tech Exec: Combining IT With R&D
News  |  11/18/2016
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
Commentary  |  11/18/2016
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
News  |  11/17/2016
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.
RightScale: Cloud Customers Overspend On Services
News  |  11/17/2016
In a new study of its cloud computing customers over a three-month period, RightScale found that many are passing up savings, and that overprovisioning resources is still widespread.
What Healthcare Analytics Can Teach The Rest of Us
Commentary  |  11/17/2016
Analytics are taking on a lead role in all phases of the healthcare system. Those personal fitness devices? Their value is in what they say about us, not the data itself.
Google Makes Machine Learning Available To Enterprise IT
News  |  11/16/2016
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.
Successful Analytics Is All About The Infrastructure: Podcast
Commentary  |  11/16/2016
Claudia Imhoff shares insights on what a modern business needs from its analytics infrastructure and how IT departments can get from where they are to where the business needs them to be.
6 Reasons Private Clouds Aren't Dead Yet
Slideshows  |  11/16/2016
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.
10 Tech Jobs Set For Big Pay Raises In 2017
Slideshows  |  11/15/2016
Big data, security, and developer jobs are expected to get salary boosts in the coming year, according to Robert Half's 2017 Technology & IT Salary Guide. Here's a look at 10 hot jobs to watch.
What DevOps Can Teach IT About Change Management
Commentary  |  11/15/2016
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 
Commentary  |  11/15/2016
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
News  |  11/14/2016
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
News  |  11/14/2016
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.
10 Hot Programming Languages To Build Web Apps
Slideshows  |  11/14/2016
Websites aren't going anywhere and will continue to be part of the corporate IT infrastructure for years to come. Here are 10 languages you should know if building web apps is on your agenda.
In Data Analytics We Trust?
Commentary  |  11/14/2016
Organizations around the world still have plenty of work ahead of them in terms of building trust in their data and analytics strategies, according to a report by KPMG.
IT Priorities Shifting Toward Security, Managing Costs
News  |  11/11/2016
A recent IDG survey shows CIOs and IT managers have a renewed concern for operational security and improved customer experience.
Trump's Election: Poll Failures Hold Data Lessons For IT
News  |  11/11/2016
Are your data analytics predictions models suffering from the same problems as the models that predicted Hillary Clinton would easily win the US Presidential election? Here are a few things to consider.
10 Paths To Learning The Best Data Tools For Your Career
Slideshows  |  11/11/2016
Learning new data tools could increase your worth and salary. But the best choice depends on which tools you already know. Here's a look at which ones to add to your tool kit next.
Google's Urs Holzle: Moore's Law Is Ending
News  |  11/10/2016
Google's Urs Holzle says cloud suppliers won't be able to bank the gains of Moore's Law much longer and will have to eke out advances elsewhere.
Where Your IT Dollars Are Headed In 2017
Commentary  |  11/10/2016
We polled InformationWeek readers to find out about IT spending priorities for 2017. Here's what we learned. See how your budget plans for next year stack up.
What Can IT Professionals Learn From New AWS VP?
Commentary  |  11/10/2016
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.
IoT: Pioneering New Technologies
Commentary  |  11/10/2016
Despite all the criticisms of the Internet of Things concept, It's very real, but probably is going through a shakeout stage. What will emerge will be a model focused on efficiency and based on new compute models.
10 Free Tools Software Developers Should Know
Slideshows  |  11/9/2016
Dev teams and software developers need tools to get their jobs done, and there are plenty of free options. Here are 10 to consider for your tool kit.
Poll: What Are Your Data And Analytics Priorities For 2017?
News  |  11/9/2016
As your IT organization and enterprise prepare technology budgets for 2017, what data and analytics topics are at the top of your priority list? Answer our Flash Poll and let us know -- and find out the results so far.
Smart Cities Can Get More Out Of IoT, Gartner Finds
News  |  11/9/2016
While many smart cities are using IoT for transportation issues, there's a host of other initiatives these urban centers should start to address with the technology. Environmental and sustainability programs top a new list from Gartner.
The Election Aftermath: Is Data Dead?
Commentary  |  11/9/2016
Where did all the election predictions go so wrong? And, what does the failure of analytics TO predict the Trump victory mean to the future of big data?
Drones As Compute Platforms In The Air: Podcast
Commentary  |  11/8/2016
Intel's Anil Nanduri talks with InformationWeek about the company's newest drone and the demonstration that shows that drones are a dynamic compute platform.
AI, Cognitive Computing To Disrupt Enterprises: IDC
News  |  11/8/2016
IDC is forecasting big growth for cognitive computing and AI in the next 5 years. This infographic shows the growth, industries, and use-cases for these technologies.
Google Search Indexing To Go Mobile-First
News  |  11/8/2016
In an announcement that could have far-ranging implications for websites of all sizes, Google said that it would place even more emphasis on mobile search, especially in the ways the company's algorithm ranks sites.
The Wait At Polls: IT Drives Real-Time Updates
News  |  11/7/2016
Voters in Cobb County, Georgia, got more accurate and timely updates on wait times at polling locations open for early voting during this year's US presidential election. Here's how IT made it happen.
CIOs Get Strategic As IT Budgets Stay Flat
News  |  11/7/2016
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.
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