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Interop ITX: 9 Bonus Events
Commentary  |  3/31/2017
If you are going to May's Interop ITX conference in Las Vegas, don't miss all the fun stuff.
Managing APIs Is an Increasingly Complex Burden
News  |  3/31/2017
Cloud Elements study analyzes data on enterprise API use and concludes that API use is growing rapidly, but it also takes careful management.
Analytics Career Journey: Making Business, Lives Better
Commentary  |  3/30/2017
Technology skills can take you through multiple careers that make lives, businesses, and communities better. Here's the story of one such career journey.
Avoid the Telecommuting Reboot
News  |  3/30/2017
Telecommuting can be a useful concept for an organization, but you have to put the right tools in place to support remote workers.
If Machines Are Replacing CFOs, Why Did I Become One?
Commentary  |  3/30/2017
The CFO for SAP shares thoughts on how intelligent machines are likely to displace, but not, replace her and other white collar managers.
Now You're the Manager, Time to Offer Guidance
Commentary  |  3/29/2017
Whether you are a new manager or deeply experienced, be aware that you need to provide your IT staff with ongoing career guidance, as Interop ITX workshop present Rob Cordova explains.
Sports Teams Embrace Analytics and the IoT
Commentary  |  3/29/2017
Professional sports leagues the NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB are all leveraging analytics and IoT in their efforts to improve the games. Here's an overview.
Seven Essential Steps for Transitioning to Enterprise DevOps
Commentary  |  3/29/2017
If you are thinking about doing DevOps also think in terms of starting small, getting executive buy-in, and not reinventing the wheel.
Inscrutable Amazon Bill: Behind It, a $1 Million Savings
News  |  3/28/2017
When Segment found its AWS bill going up unexpectedly, it did a deep dive to find the cause and realized a $1 million annual savings.
3 Reasons Why Cloud Migration is Gaining Traction in Healthcare
News  |  3/28/2017
Issues such as performance, payroll priorities, and a lack of expertise in data center management have healthcare institutions moving to the cloud.
Can Virtual Companies Scale?
News  |  3/27/2017
A lot of firms start out as virtual companies, but as they grow, they move into office space. It turns out there are advantages to staying virtual, however. We explain some of them.
Creating the Cloud Learning Platform of the Future
Commentary  |  3/27/2017
When an RFP returned high-cost bids for the work, the University of Maryland University College opted for an in-house approach to building a cloud-based school.
No Cloud is Perfect, So Be Prepared
News  |  3/24/2017
Enterprise IT managers have to accept that cloud outages will occur, and have strategies to keep core systems running.
How to Find the Right Fit in IT Hiring
Commentary  |  3/23/2017
When it comes to hiring IT professionals, technical skills are important, but don't overlook the culture match.
NHL and Fans Score with Predictive Analytics
Commentary  |  3/23/2017
How the National Hockey League is using sensors and predictive analytics to learn more about fans and game play.
Maritz IT's Journey: From Sinkhole to Full Business Partner
News  |  3/23/2017
Gerry Imhoff knew things had to change, but it would need to be a culture change, not a new generation of technology.
8 Business Benefits of Adopting DevOps
Slideshows  |  3/23/2017
Embracing DevOps approaches can help organizations improve agility, increase revenues, lower costs, and become more competitive.
How to Do DevOps in Old-School Organizations
Commentary  |  3/22/2017
The best approach to DevOps is one step at a time, and that is particularly true for a well-established enterprise.
RightScale's State of Cloud: Cut Wasted Use
News  |  3/22/2017
RightScale issued its sixth annual State of the Cloud report and found Docker a top DevOps tool, but concerns about 30% usage cloud waste.
Six Tips for Extracting Big Data Insights
Commentary  |  3/22/2017
The CEO of advertising agency Hawthorne Direct offers some tips for marketers as well as the data and IT pros who have to support those marketing initiatives.
March Madness: The Analytics Behind the Dance Card
Commentary  |  3/22/2017
It may be impossible to predict the perfect bracket, but these academics have managed to predict perfectly the "at large" bids that were included in the March Madness NCAA college basketball tournament this year and with 96% accuracy over the last 6 years.
3 Data Governance Challenges Today's Companies Face
Commentary  |  3/21/2017
Data governance policies are full of holes that can become expensive pitfalls. We explain some of the stumbling blocks.
Straighten the Flow of DevOps with Data
Commentary  |  3/21/2017
An effective DevOps program relies on application data to highlight patterns such as which features users rely upon.
Cloudbleed: Final Damage Assessment Still Pending
Commentary  |  3/21/2017
Cloudflare CEO Prince has published a persuasive case that Cloudbleed hasn't caused any detectable damage. Let's go slow on that.
The Hardest Part of Digitization: Cultural Change
Commentary  |  3/21/2017
Companies that fail to come up with a clear strategy and roadmap face the risk of being stranded in organizational inertia.
Where Do You Stand: Analytics Leaders and Laggards
Commentary  |  3/20/2017
Everybody knows how important analytics is to remaining competitive. Where does your company and industry stand in terms of advanced analytics maturity?
4 Reasons CIOs Need to Attend Interop ITX
News  |  3/20/2017
Consider just a few of the reasons a CIO should join the rest of their IT team at Interop ITX, instead of staying back at the office this year.
Cloud Benefits: Liberty Group Tech Chief Knows What They Are
News  |  3/20/2017
When The Liberty Group found increasing demand for its services in 2012, it rehired Rob Hiltbrand to take it to the cloud.
Big Data, Big Future: 3 Next-Gen Career Opportunities
Commentary  |  3/20/2017
In a super-connected world, the data we are generating makes big data an inviting career field for young people.
Data's Big Bang: Applying Analytics to Astronomy
Commentary  |  3/18/2017
The volume of astronomical data continues to expand at an explosive rate. The application of analytics to so much data offers new opportunities and even career options to space and data enthusiasts.
Integrate Serverless With Your On-Premise IT Operations
News  |  3/17/2017
AbbVie architect Keith Townsend will discuss how serverless functions in the cloud can be meshed with IT operations on premises when he presents at Interop ITX.
CIOs Should Make 5 Changes to IT Funding in an Age of Digitization
Commentary  |  3/17/2017
Historical approaches to IT funding and the mechanisms used to prioritize and track technology spending do not support the changes that new technology initiatives require.
Should You Fire Conscientious Objectors?
Commentary  |  3/16/2017
When it's time to embrace organizational change, leaders may be faced with the reality of how to handle what may be well-reasoned questions and resistance from some subordinates.
Open Source in the Enterprise: Challenges and Myths
Commentary  |  3/16/2017
Open source is all the rage, but isn't exactly easy to adopt. An Interop ITX speaker offers some tips.
Analytics Can Solve Big Data Center Challenges
Commentary  |  3/15/2017
Data centers are only getting more complex, but you can get a handle on them with the combined use of data center analytics and automation.
Best Practices in Information Governance Enforcement
Commentary  |  3/15/2017
Technology is a necessary piece in an information governance program, but you also need to employ best practices that will help with enforcement.
Experts Tackle AI, Machine Learning AT Strata + Hadoop
Commentary  |  3/14/2017
Strata + Hadoop World 2017 welcomes big data analytics enthusiasts from around the world this week and features keynotes about AI, machine learning, and emerging technologies FOR business.
A Cloud Move Means Big Changes for IT Operations
News  |  3/14/2017
At Interop ITX, JP Morgenthal of CSC will describe what changes when it comes to operations management in a move to the cloud.
The Importance of the Partner Ecosystem in Your Storage Solution
Partner Perspectives  |  3/14/2017
Relying on a vendor that appreciates and fuels the symbiotic relationship between upstream and downstream communities can pay strong dividends to those investing in today's storage solutions.
Scaling Up Scala: Why We Started a Bootcamp for New Developers
Commentary  |  3/14/2017
When it's tough to find developers with experience and training in a specific programming language, consider doing an in-house boot camp.
Future of Data Summit Tackles AI, Machine Learning
Commentary  |  3/14/2017
Learn about how real-world enterprise organizations are advancing projects in AI, machine learning, virtual reality, and more, to add value for consumers and drive revenues.
Infographic: The State of DevOps in 2017
Infographics  |  3/13/2017
Is DevOps helping organizations reduce costs and time-to-market for software releases? What's getting in the way of DevOps adoption? Find out in this InformationWeek and Interop ITX infographic on the state of DevOps in 2017.
Reach the Data-Driven Summit: 6 Things to Know
Commentary  |  3/13/2017
Becoming a data-driven organization requires finding the right combination of people, processes, and technology to enable a data-driven culture.
How EU's Data Privacy Law Will Impact You
Commentary  |  3/13/2017
The EU's new General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR offers data protection for consumers and harsh penalties for violators. Here's what you need to know.
Interop ITX Preview: Top IT Career Resources
Commentary  |  3/13/2017
In a sneak preview to presentations taking place Interop ITX, career development expert Katy Tynan offered tips and resources for getting ahead in IT.
Docker Shifts Toward the Enterprise
Commentary  |  3/13/2017
With Docker having announced a more enterprise focused product line, now is the time to compare each of the Docker platform versions so you have a better sense of your options.
How Other Industries Can Learn from IoT Use by Insurers
Commentary  |  3/13/2017
Insurers' IoT strategies are proving to be effective as they enable greater connectivity. Here are three current IoT strategies used among insurers, along with insight as to what other industries can learn from them.
Don't Let Outliers Sabotage Your Cybersecurity Analytics
Commentary  |  3/10/2017
Cybersecurity analytics must balance the lessons of user behavior with the need to maintain service levels for workers while always assuming that the intruder is already inside the network.
Elevating Women in Tech: Practical Strategies
Commentary  |  3/10/2017
Addressing the under-representation of women as technical practitioners, Interop ITX speaker Patricia Dugan outlines some of the issues that the IT and tech sectors need to address.
Google Cloud Polishes Its Appeal To Enterprise
News  |  3/10/2017
At its Next conference in San Francisco. Google outlined some of the ways it is using a $30-billion investment to increase its footprint in the enterprise cloud sector.
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