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Machine Learning, Analytics Offer Untapped Potential, McKinsey Says
News  |  12/29/2016  | 
Incorporating data analytics' value into corporate culture is essential to competing against digital disruptors. InformationWeek interviewed McKinsey partner and lead researcher Michael Chui about a new report addressing competition in a data-driven era.
Killing 'Zombies' Achieves Greatest Gain In Data Center Efficiency
News  |  12/29/2016  | 
The Uptime Institute has estimated the gains from eliminating 'zombie' servers and implementing a data center management system versus doing nothing.
eBay Container Management Tool Works With Kubernetes
News  |  12/28/2016  | 
eBay wants to expand its use of Docker containers and has composed a tool, TessMaster, to help them run on Kubernetes cluster management.
Why Recommendation Engines Still Aren't Accurate
Commentary  |  12/28/2016  | 
Those website recommendations engines sometimes can be just what the consumer needs to make a decision. Then again, sometimes those recommendations are way off base.
Will Cloud Service Prices Go Up in 2017?
Commentary  |  12/28/2016  | 
Competition and price cutting might be good for cloud customers, but the glory days of low prices might not make it into 2017.
There’s No 'Thing' You Can Do to Be Agile
Commentary  |  12/27/2016  | 
The Agile concept isn't just about IT and development, but about a mindset that has to extend throughout the business.
The Unblinking Eye: Employee Monitoring in the IoT Era
Commentary  |  12/22/2016  | 
Monitoring machines in the Internet of Things can provide valuable data, but there could be privacy issues when employees are using those machines.
At AWS, 'Enterprise Strategy' Consists Of Helping Migrations
News  |  12/21/2016  | 
Head of Enterprise Strategy Stephen Orban describes how AWS will try to assist more enterprise workloads in a move to the cloud.
GPU Hardware Powers MapD Big Data Management
News  |  12/21/2016  | 
When it comes to clickstream data, server log analysis or machine learning, there's a likely GPU-based system in IT's future.
The Cloud May Finally be Ready for Your Legacy Apps
Commentary  |  12/21/2016  | 
If you've been holding off your legacy application migration to the cloud over fear of support and migration issues, 2017 may very well be the time to look at your options.
Innovation Is a Team Sport
Commentary  |  12/20/2016  | 
Lessons in teamwork, innovation and leadership learned in sports carry through in the business world, according to the CTO of Ultimate Software.
Self-Service Access, Cloud Drive Big Data Value
News  |  12/20/2016  | 
Data governance has emerged as a top concern, and business intelligence remains the top workload for big data technology Hadoop, according to the third edition of the Big Data Maturity Survey.
AI Is Late: 3 Things To Accelerate It
Commentary  |  12/19/2016  | 
Artificial intelligence applications haven't advanced the way you might hope. However, rather than waiting for AI to happen, you and your peers have to take action.
Docker Move Brings Universal Container Operations A Step Closer
News  |  12/16/2016  | 
Docker has contributed a component of Docker Engine, Containerd, to the community; it will provide a key element of a universal runtime.
Why Embedded Analytics Will Change Everything
Commentary  |  12/15/2016  | 
Analytics is being embedded in all kinds of software which suggests a major shift is on the horizon. How we think about analytics will change and so will our use of analytics. We explain why.
Four Keys to Thriving in STEM and IT as a Woman
Commentary  |  12/14/2016  | 
It isn't fair that women have to put in extra effort to succeed in male-dominated STEM fields, but MarkLogic's Sheila Stewart shares four great tips.
10 Tech Companies That Stole the Spotlight In 2016
Slideshows  |  12/14/2016  | 
A look back how companies like Google and newer players on the scene like Docker changed the IT landscape this year.
Leveraging Open Source Reference Architectures Allows You To Give And Take From Broader Expertise
Partner Perspectives  |  12/14/2016  | 
Many standard storage server manufacturers have participated in the development of reference architectures, providing great insight into how to best deploy their servers for each of your company's use cases.
EBay, Challenged To Personalize Email Marketing, Customizes CRM
News  |  12/14/2016  | 
EBay put custom CRM on top of its SendGrid email system to be able to address millions of customers with an individual message.
Multi-Cloud Management: What to Realistically Expect in 2017
Commentary  |  12/14/2016  | 
Learn what you should realistically expect from your multi-cloud management solution in 2017 -- and what you may have to wait for until 2018 and beyond.
IT Spending Expected to Pick Up in 2017
News  |  12/13/2016  | 
TEKsystems research finds many IT leaders have a positive outlook on next year with a focus on cloud and security.
Most Analytics Opportunities Untapped, McKinsey
News  |  12/13/2016  | 
Revisiting the research that highlighted future analytics talent shortages back in 2011, McKinsey Global Institute says that we're barely scratching the surface in making good use of data.
Trulia Pursues Data-Driven Transformation, Cloud Migration
News  |  12/13/2016  | 
Trulia transformed its data stack to accommodate real-time high-volume data collection, and to provide customers with recommendations. Now, to gain greater reliability and elasticity, the organization plans to migrate its data operations to AWS.
Brooks Brothers In Style As It Moves To Cloud
News  |  12/13/2016  | 
With operations depending on SAP HANA, Brooks Brothers management wanted a minimum of downtime in its move to AWS cloud.
The Non-IT CIO: Information Over Infrastructure
Commentary  |  12/12/2016  | 
The emergence of CIOs whose backgrounds are outside of IT isn't a fluke. It was inevitable.
Amazon CTO Vogels: 'We're in the pain management business'
News  |  12/12/2016  | 
At AWS ReInvent, Werner Vogels looks back on how Amazon Web Services got to where it is, and where it's going next.
The Case For OpenStack And Ceph Subscriptions: Supporting The Community In More Ways Than One
Partner Perspectives  |  12/8/2016  | 
As more of the world moves to build data centers with OpenStack as the core, a comprehensive support program for this environment is crucial.
Amazon Tests New Retail Consumer Checkout System
News  |  12/8/2016  | 
A store in downtown Seattle lets shoppers pull items off shelves and exit the store, with the cost of the items automatically added to their account.
IT Headed For Fundamental Changes, SIM Survey Shows
News  |  12/8/2016  | 
IT organization budgets look happy and positive on the surface, but there's less money for maintenance and more for cloud and software development. The signs point to tumultuous times ahead.
The DevOps Engineer Is An Optical Illusion
Commentary  |  12/8/2016  | 
IT pros and developers can't be excellent at everything. Instead, embracing specialization and empowering collaboration in your organization can achieve meaningful and lasting DevOps progress.
Tech Talent Shortage Holding Back Business
News  |  12/6/2016  | 
An Indeed survey shows hiring managers face challenges in filling IT positions, impacting their bottom lines.
Trainline Tosses Exadata, Takes Oracle Into The Cloud
News  |  12/6/2016  | 
Trainline migrates to the cloud, takes Oracle database applications with it for performance faster than Exadata's.
How Cloud Is Changing IT Investment Planning
Commentary  |  12/6/2016  | 
IT roadmaps are shifting as technologies like cloud, containers, and software-defined infrastructure change where and how enterprise resources are consumed and managed.
AWS Smooths Developers' Path To Cloud, Enterprise To Follow?
News  |  12/6/2016  | 
Amazon Web Services is filling the gaps in its software development/deployment process in a bid to attract enterprise developers.
Shifting Your DevOps Mindset from Tools to Culture
Commentary  |  12/5/2016  | 
DevOps is based on continuous improvement and development, with employees as active participants in that iterative process. Enabling self-learning and self-improving among employees is central to this school of thought.
Building MySQL DBaaS on OpenStack And Ceph Clouds
Partner Perspectives  |  12/5/2016  | 
A cloud-based database-as-a-service offering can relieve the overwhelming burden of supporting today's scale of computing with yesterday's architectures.
FINRA Commits Mission-Critical App To Amazon Cloud
News  |  12/2/2016  | 
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority moved its key market surveillance functionality onto EC2 in 2014, and is making plans to migrate the Oracle database it uses for registration from an internal data center to an AWS service.
Digital Transformation: Why Darwin Was Right
Commentary  |  12/2/2016  | 
While half of surveyed organizations say that digital transformation is a strategic priority, what does that say about the other 50%? If they don't adapt they could face the fate Darwin described in discussing survival of the fittest.
CEOs & CIOs Must Work Together For Data Analytics Success
Commentary  |  12/2/2016  | 
Learn how business and IT executives can forge more fruitful relationships to take advantage of the power of data analytics.
Law Firm Drinker Biddle Leverages Analytics
News  |  12/1/2016  | 
Law firm Drinker Biddle has set up an information governance and eDiscovery analytics practice, and it's helped clients speed up litigation and regulatory compliance investigations. The firm's chief data scientist shares details about the practice in this interview
Gartner: Enterprise Mobile Devices Yet To Show Their Strength
News  |  12/1/2016  | 
The Annual Personal Technologies Study finds convertible tablets on the rise with room inside the enterprise for other mobile devices to grow.


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