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Amazon Pumps Out New Database and Machine Learning Services
News  |  11/30/2017
Amazon's announcements at AWS Re:Invent continue to extend AWS offerings far beyond basic infrastructure services.
Capital One: DevOps at Its Core
News  |  11/30/2017
Financial services firm Capital One is committed to using DevOps, and the approach is working.
Clear the Barriers to DevTestOps
Commentary  |  11/30/2017
A key to a successful DevOps initiative is ensuring that team members stay involved at all stages of the development, test, and deployment cycle.
Changing How We Re-Skill in the Age of Automation
Commentary  |  11/29/2017
Faced with the rapid pace of technology changes, organizations have to plan for continuous re-skilling of their tech workforces.
IT Job Satisfaction on the Upswing
News  |  11/29/2017
IT was once viewed as a back-office function, filled with disgruntled, reserved workers, but the view of the IT role and worker is changing, and it's showing in IT job satisfaction levels.
How Your DevOps Team Should Procure User Feedback
Commentary  |  11/28/2017
Gathering user feedback is a key element of a DevOps strategy, but you have to be proactive in collecting that feedback.
9 Ways to Reduce Latency When Connecting to Public Clouds
Slideshows  |  11/28/2017
The more companies rely on cloud applications, the more important it becomes to be proactive in ensuring that latency and quality issues are kept to a minimum.
GDPR: Achieving Compliance, Earning Trust
Commentary  |  11/28/2017
Following the privacy rules set out in the EU's GDPR isn't just about compliance; it shows customers and others that they can trust your company.
Home-Grown Solutions: Keep Out!
Commentary  |  11/27/2017
Don't build custom software for general purpose computing needs that are better served by third party applications.
Docker Ducks and Weaves in a World Buffeted by Change
Commentary  |  11/27/2017
Docker's embrace of Kubernetes in the enterprise might make you wonder how Docker will find new growth paths.
How Today's Analytics Change Recruiting
Commentary  |  11/26/2017
HR analytics aren't mainstream yet, but they're gaining traction because human capital management is a competitive issue. From recruiting to employee performance and overall HR operations, analytics will have an increasing impact on companies and individuals.
Share the Cost of Secure Application Development
Commentary  |  11/22/2017
The cost of protecting applications from cyberattacks is climbing fast. So, it's time for business units to help cover the pricetag.
The Need for Inclusion in AI and Machine Learning
Commentary  |  11/21/2017
If companies are forward-thinking in their application of predictive analytics, AI, and machine learning they can make these technologies inclusive, and available and relevant to all people.
Openness – The Key to Rapid Change in the Digital Era
Commentary  |  11/21/2017
Change is never easy, particularly in an age of constant change. So, consider new ways to implement change and smooth the process.
DevOps Benefits Shine Through at Summit
News  |  11/21/2017
Real-world DevOps implementers highlight how varied organizations discovered benefits from DevOps, even if they had to clear some hurdles on the path to success.
Hacking ‘Hack Week’ -- A Few Things We Learned
Commentary  |  11/21/2017
Good intentions alone don't make for a successful hackathon. Here are some lessons learned at Adobe.
How to Break into an Analytics Career
Commentary  |  11/20/2017
Are you ready to take the leap into an analytics career? Here are some keys to getting started.
Pumping up the SPS Customer Experience with Kenandy
Commentary  |  11/20/2017
The Amazon experience isn't just for consumer-facing applications. Imagine what it can do for a traditional company.
How Can We Trust Machine Learning and AI?
Commentary  |  11/17/2017
If you want build trust in machine learning, try treating it like a human, asking it the same type of questions.
9 'People Problems' Plaguing DevOps
Slideshows  |  11/16/2017
When enterprise IT teams transition to a DevOps approach, they often face difficult organizational and cultural challenges.
Make Cybersecurity About Innovation and Growth
Commentary  |  11/16/2017
Cybersecurity doesn't have to be just a cost of doing business. With the right approach, it can both protect while creating new levels of business growth.
Leveraging Data Prep to Prevent Human Trafficking
News  |  11/15/2017
How one organization is using a data prep tool to combat human trafficking and slavery.
Burnout Prevention: Do We Need a Corporate Disabled List?
Commentary  |  11/15/2017
Employee burnout is a growing problem, and in the IT sector -- with its ever-evolving technologies and demands from business leaders -- is no exception.
DevOps Turns Kaiser Permanente from Cranky to Capable
News  |  11/14/2017
Transforming software development at a large healthcare company isn't easy, but realistic goals, tenacity, and a special attention to organizational culture helped Alice Raia and her team succeed.
LinkedIn Shares How to Build a Data Center to Keep Up with Growth
LinkedIn Shares How to Build a Data Center to Keep Up with Growth
InformationWeek Videos  |  11/14/2017
Shawn Zandi, Principal Network Architect, LinkedIn shares how to build a data center architecture that can handle the huge growth that LinkedIn continues to experience.
Tech Vendors to Watch in 2018
Commentary  |  11/14/2017
Browse through the hottest vendors in cloud, DevOps, infrastructure, security, and data and analytics.
Azure Stack: Focusing on What It Isn't, Not What It Is
News  |  11/14/2017
While Microsoft itself seems pretty clear on what Azure Stack really is, the company still needs to do some work on its message, and on how customers and industry partners view the service.
Digital Transformation Helps Enterprises Find Their Startup Soul
Commentary  |  11/14/2017
Companies in every industry have to be ready to embark on digital transformation and innovation initiatives. Even the largest enterprises can achieve success if they set out with a start-up spirit.
How to Get Your IT 'Dream Job'
Commentary  |  11/13/2017
Interop ITX infrastructure track chair Keith Townsend talks about working his way up from the help desk.
25 Data & Analytics Vendors at the Forefront in 2018
Commentary  |  11/13/2017
Businesses are updating their approaches to data analytics as the competitive landscape changes. We explore the trends, technologies, and vendors leading the way.
25 DevOps Vendors to Consider in 2018
Commentary  |  11/13/2017
These companies offer tools that are becoming an indispensable part of implementing a DevOps approach to IT.
Cloud Vendors Leading the Charge in 2018
Commentary  |  11/13/2017
Our roundup features the top cloud providers as well as technology vendors offering tools for managing cloud environments.
5 Tech Trends That Will Redefine Your Business
Slideshows  |  11/13/2017
Digital transformation requires fundamental changes to the business. Are you ready yet? If you're not thinking about how the following 5 trends affect your business you need to start doing so now.
How Enterprise DevOps Will Evolve in 2018 and Beyond
Commentary  |  11/10/2017
It's the combination of practices and tools that allow organizations to achieve enterprise DevOps and optimize the value of their entire software pipeline at scale.
Your Blockchain Pilot Is Going to Fail (But That’s OK)
Commentary  |  11/9/2017
Blockchain isn't a miracle technology to solve all problems at once. It is a fundamental shift in the way companies transfer data between two parties.
Are DevOps and Software Quality Incompatible?
Commentary  |  11/9/2017
The DevOps concept's focus on speed to market and continuous release can leave gaps in software quality. Understand which ones you can live with, and which are critical.
How to Hire Diverse Talent in Security
How to Hire Diverse Talent in Security
InformationWeek Videos  |  11/8/2017
Juliet Okafor, VP of business development at Fortress Information Security, shared why she thinks the security talent shortage is a myth.
Why Automation Won't Displace Human Intelligence in Analytics
Commentary  |  11/8/2017
There's great value for companies to use automation technologies in analytics, taking advantage of the vast data sets now available. Making machine learning models more precise isn't just about technology; but a reimagination of business structure and the roles of tech and people.
Is Your Company Smart Enough to Succeed?
News  |  11/8/2017
Determining if your organization is an intelligent enterprise or a slow learner may be challenging, but a new index quantifies criteria in terms of data usage, workflow efficiency, and progress toward the IoT.
Six Ways to Drive Your DevOps Transformation
Commentary  |  11/7/2017
Successful enterprise DevOps transformations share several common characteristics, strategies and techniques which enable an organization to break down the transformation into smaller, achievable steps.
Larry Ellison, the Original Source of Tech #FakeNews
Commentary  |  11/7/2017
Oracle's Larry Ellison attacked AWS and Splunk, and drew plenty of rebuttals.
The Cloud: We're Not in 2012 Any More
News  |  11/6/2017
Forrester's upcoming cloud 2018 predictions report, scheduled for release tomorrow, highlights just how dramatic developments in security, analytics, and applications tools have advanced the cloud.
Stay Grounded when Dealing with AI Projects
Commentary  |  11/6/2017
Keep your organization's expectations for artificial intelligence within reason, and keep your initial AI projects manageable.
Embrace the Cyber Security-Physical Security Nexus
Commentary  |  11/6/2017
It's time for the IT security team and the physical security team to work together on a "cyber-physical" security strategy.
The Maturation of Blockchain is Attracting Banks
Commentary  |  11/3/2017
Blockchain holds promise for the banking industry, offering a transparent and security form of doing business.
The Bots Are Ready to Chat, But Are You?
Commentary  |  11/2/2017
Companies should create a chatbot readiness checklist to help define a bot design strategy.
Top 10 Cities Where Tech Salaries Go Furthest
Slideshows  |  11/2/2017
When you adjust for cost of living, IT workers often earn more money in smaller cities than in major technology hubs.
What Intelligent Machines Can Do, And What They Can't
News  |  11/2/2017
From Alpha Go to cancer detection to data center efficiency, we talk to analytics practitioner and SAS CTO Oliver Schabenberger about what AI can do and what it can't do. Here's what he said.
Medical Teams' Simple, but Powerful Digital Transformation Story
News  |  11/1/2017
While we're bombarded by technology that is presented as "cool" it is refreshing to see technology used for the good of humankind.
CRM: Back for Another Round
Commentary  |  11/1/2017
New capabilities in CRM and digital marketing solutions require a strategic reassessment.
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