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Content posted in December 2017
Kick the IT-Business, Love-Hate Bond up a Notch
Commentary  |  12/13/2017
As businesses wrestle with the challenges that come with new technologies and concepts such as transformation it's more important than ever that IT and business leaders work as partners.
10 Surprising Ways Machine Learning is Being Used Today
Commentary  |  12/13/2017
As machine learning technologies evolve developers in a range of fields are finding innovative ways to solve challenges.
Agile Transformation: Get Started, by Stopping
Commentary  |  12/12/2017
Start an Agile initiative by carefully taking stock of the organization's goals, challenges, and capabilities.
Deloitte: 5 Trends That Will Drive Machine Learning Adoption
News  |  12/12/2017
Machine learning isn't as widely adopted as some may think, mainly because there are serious barriers to adoption. Researchers are making progress in reducing those barriers.
5 Survival Tactics for Enterprise CIOs in 2018
News  |  12/11/2017
Longtime tech industry pundit Tim O'Reilly sat down with InformationWeek to talk about the future of business, society, and the enterprise. Here's what he says enterprises must do to compete in a changing business environment.
AWS Ignites Debate About the Death of IT Ops
Commentary  |  12/11/2017
Amazon's announcements at AWS RE:Invent make it highlight an AWS message that serverless is the way to go, which isn't good news for those in operations jobs.
To Find IT Talent, Think Differently – and Move Quickly
News  |  12/11/2017
You might not be able to compete with the behemoths, but there are some things you can do to find great talent. Think about partnering with other companies and how multi-disciplinary teams can help fill gaps.
The Clouds Are Different Over China
Commentary  |  12/11/2017
US-based cloud vendors face unique challenges in China, raising the possibility that Chinese cloud vendors might be able to gain leadership roles in the global cloud market.
Five Emerging Requirements Impacting Hybrid Cloud Strategies
Commentary  |  12/8/2017
As companies turn to the hybrid cloud to future-proof business and innovate faster, there are some emerging needs that they should address.
IT Versus the Organization
News  |  12/8/2017
There are significant gaps in how IT professionals and business leaders view issues such as aligning tech with business goals. Experts share some thoughts on how to close the gaps.
Enhance Lead Qualification in SaaS
Commentary  |  12/8/2017
With SaaS technologies organizations can better qualify their leads through data touch points and data science.
The Hidden Costs of Open Source Security Software
Commentary  |  12/8/2017
Open source software isn't free, whether looked at in terms of hard dollars or in missed opportunities.
A Check-Up for Artificial Intelligence in the Enterprise
News  |  12/7/2017
As organizations get ready to invest (or further invest) in AI, some recent research efforts offer insight into what the status quo is around AI in the enterprise and the barriers that could impede adoption.
Hybrid Cloud – You’re Doing It Wrong
Commentary  |  12/7/2017
As organizations move to hybrid clouds they have to adjust their thinking and how they look at key concepts.
9 AI Benefits Enterprises Are Experiencing Today
Slideshows  |  12/6/2017
The early adopters of artificial intelligence say that it is having a positive effect on their products and processes - as well as their workforces.
How CIO/CFO Relationships Are Evolving
News  |  12/6/2017
In an era when organizations have to move forward quickly with innovative -- often expensive -- tech initiatives, CIOs and CFOs may have to form a partnership.
Monitoring Cloud Performance: Pass the Aspirin
Commentary  |  12/6/2017
Few tools exist to measure or fix multi-cloud problems. Help is on the way; major software vendors are addressing the issue.
Design Thinking and Agile Improve Application Outcomes
Commentary  |  12/5/2017
While there are benefits from adopting an agile strategy, your organization can take success to the next level by also utilizing design thinking to identify problems.
Going All-In with Managed Services, the Right Way
Commentary  |  12/5/2017
Utilizing managed services can be cost efficient for an enterprise, but be sure to look beyond cost to how you manage those managed service providers.
Give Yourself the Gift of Tech Education
Commentary  |  12/5/2017
The special advance rate for Interop ITX event registration expires December 15. Take time out from holiday shopping to invest in your career.
It’s Official: Amazon is Putting Alexa to Work in the Office
Commentary  |  12/4/2017
Having established a foothold in the home with its Alexa personal assistant, Amazon now has the office market in its sights.
Warning Signs Your Business Might Need a DevOps Upgrade
Commentary  |  12/4/2017
These four warning signs just might indicate that you need to implement or update DevOps initiatives within your organization.
Beware Analytics' Mid-Life Crisis
Commentary  |  12/4/2017
Analytics is spreading out to more departments that want to optimize their operations, but that may give users a false sense of freedom from IT. Here are some dynamics currently affecting IT.
Pragmatic But Impossible: An OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, and Cloud Native Foundation Tie Up
Commentary  |  12/4/2017
Imagine if enterprises could turn to a single open source stack for their infrastructure needs rather than a host of different organizations.
How IT Leaders Can Prepare for 2018
Commentary  |  12/1/2017
As IT executives set out their plans for 2018, three key technology concepts should be top priorities.
How to Spin off an IT Startup
Commentary  |  12/1/2017
Executives who have done it share their experiences and advice on knowing when and how to spin off an IT-based startup.


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