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Content posted in April 2017
Autism as a Competitive Advantage in IT
News  |  4/29/2017  | 
At quality assurance company, ULTRA Testing, 75% of the employees have autism spectrum disorder. The company's co-founder says that gives the business a competitive advantage, and has helped them produce better results than IT heavyweights like IBM.
At Harvard Business Publishing, It Was a Do-or Die Move to Cloud
News  |  4/28/2017  | 
IT Director Ken Griffin knew a half-committed move to the cloud would never get there; he adopted a lights-out date for the data center.
COBOL in the Cloud as a Reality
Commentary  |  4/28/2017  | 
It can take a bit of work, but you can move your legacy COBOL applications to the cloud.
Accelerate Action with Real-time Analytics
Commentary  |  4/27/2017  | 
Improvements in the technology and adoption of new data concepts are enabling more enterprises to take the leap into real-time analytics.
Luxury Fashion Finds Bigger Sales, Returns In Cloud
News  |  4/26/2017  | 
Net-A-Porter didn't know how much money it was leaving on the table when the Web site failed to keep up with traffic. New microservices captured it.
So Far, So Fast in Enterprise Analytics
News  |  4/26/2017  | 
A special research report by UBM Tech highlights how aggressively enterprises are embracing data-driven decision making and analytics technology.
What I Hope to Get out of Interop ITX
Commentary  |  4/26/2017  | 
IT consultant and blogger Andrew Froehlich outlines a full-week educational experience at the upcoming Interop ITX conference.
New Technologies: What Will Impact Your Business?
Commentary  |  4/26/2017  | 
Chatbots, IoT, predictive analytics, and virtual reality/augmented reality all are poised to change how businesses are run and how business and the consumer interact.
Let's Talk Cloud at Interop ITX
Commentary  |  4/25/2017  | 
You can join cloud computing expert and InformationWeek editor at large Charles Babcock as he takes in his pick of more than two dozen informative cloud related presentations at the upcoming Interop ITX in May.
Which Comes First: DevOps or Culture Change?
Commentary  |  4/25/2017  | 
Building a culture of DevOps extends beyond the development, operations, and QA teams.
9 Big Mistakes DevOps Teams Make
Slideshows  |  4/24/2017  | 
There are plenty of benefits to be gained from a move to DevOps, but here are some mistakes that you really want to avoid so you can get those benefits.
The 3 Big Mistakes Today's CIOs Make (And How to Avoid Them)
Commentary  |  4/21/2017  | 
The job of CIO has changed a lot in recent years, and IT professionals will need a new set of skills to deal with those changes.
Why IT is in Jeopardy
Commentary  |  4/21/2017  | 
Change is the only constant, which IT professionals know all too well. However, as technology changes, their departments must too. Some IT departments are in trouble, big trouble if they don't do something fast. We explain a few reasons why.
5 Keys to Leading in the Age of Analytics
Commentary  |  4/20/2017  | 
Organizations of all sizes have to consider the use of big data analytics, and understand how analytics fits into the corporate strategy.
Walmart: Agility Enabled with React.js, Node.js
News  |  4/20/2017  | 
Alex Grigoryan needed to attack multiple fronts as he revamped the Walmart Web site; the answer was decentralized agile teams with Node.js.
Continuous Delivery: 7 Hard-Earned Lessons for Getting it Right
Commentary  |  4/19/2017  | 
As organizations move toward continuous integration and delivery of applications there are multiple ways in which things can go wrong.
Should Your Company Go Mobile-First?
Commentary  |  4/19/2017  | 
It's decision time for enterprises as an increasingly mobile workforce needs anytime, anywhere access to ERP systems.
Nemertes CIO Burke: Do You Know Your Cloud TCO?
News  |  4/19/2017  | 
It's not simple: Nemertes CIO John Burke to explain how to evaluate your TCO when using a cloud service and whether real savings are available.
Finding Just the Facts in Government Data
Commentary  |  4/18/2017  | 
Steve Ballmer's new venture is striving to turn billions of bits of government data into facts.
3 Cool AI Projects
Commentary  |  4/18/2017  | 
Are you ready for AI and machine learning? Here's an overview of three use cases to give you a flavor of just what is possible.
Data & Analytics: Solve Your Top Challenges at Interop ITX
Slideshows  |  4/18/2017  | 
Looking to solve your data & analytics challenges? Our Interop ITX experts have the answers. Here are some of the take-aways you can expect by attending these sessions.
AI to Become Key Competitive Factor by 2020, Says Tata
News  |  4/18/2017  | 
Regions around the world are adopting AI at different rates. A TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) survey illustrates how it may allow its adopters to outstrip competitors.
Moving to the Cloud: 3 Ways to Ensure Data Sovereignty
Commentary  |  4/17/2017  | 
Navigating the maze of data sovereignty laws can be intimidating, organizations should not let this deter them from making the move if companies do their due diligence.
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad IoT?
Commentary  |  4/17/2017  | 
In an atmosphere of fear about IoT security and privacy business should be aware that if an IoT project seems promising, it may be worth the risk to push on, as long as security is at the forefront.
What You Need to Know About Containers
News  |  4/14/2017  | 
Interop ITX will offer a day-long, Container Crash Course for those who want to learn more about containers' impact on enterprise operations.
IT Won’t Recognize Itself by the End of the Year
Commentary  |  4/13/2017  | 
It's time to rethink the role and structure of IT in the enterprise.
Cultivating the Inclusive Tech Workplace
Commentary  |  4/13/2017  | 
Tech companies need to work harder to attract and retain more minorities and women, says Interop ITX speaker Coco Brown.
Brilliant Future or Slow Decline? Digitization Changes the CIO Role
Commentary  |  4/12/2017  | 
Digitization will allow CIOs to expand their careers and make a greater contribution to business value, but they must be flexible and ready to understand the maturity of digital efforts across the company.
DevOps: It's an Ongoing Culture, Not a Project
News  |  4/12/2017  | 
Splunk's Chief Technology Advocate Andi Mann will sound off on DevOps as a culture-driven phenomenon at Interop ITX and the disciplines it requires.
Low Code: What IT Needs to Know
Commentary  |  4/11/2017  | 
As low code, which minimizes the amount of coding needed to build out applications, becomes a new norm, it is important to consider how the rise of citizen developers will affect the enterprise.
Future of Data Summit: Secure IoT with Blockchain
Commentary  |  4/11/2017  | 
IoT security is essential for the Internet of Things to reach commercial success. Here's one way to protect this technology and data from hackers.
IT Jobs in Jeopardy: 5 Steps to Protect Yours
Commentary  |  4/11/2017  | 
Emerging technologies might make your current IT job expendable, but there are steps you can take to make yourself more valuable than ever.
Expanding a Culture of Innovation in Government
Commentary  |  4/10/2017  | 
Governments have an opportunity to continue as leaders in innovation, but that role may require some changes in the leadership mindset and strategy.
Cloud Appeal of Google, Microsoft To Enterprise Improves
News  |  4/10/2017  | 
451 Research found in a survey that Microsoft Azure appeal was up from 22% to 35% of respondents in two years.
Defining IT Leadership: You Have a Brand New Job
Slideshows  |  4/10/2017  | 
At Interop ITX, coming up next month, a track of more than two dozen presentations will provide valuable advice to IT executives, including pointers on how to balance technical and soft skills for their teams and themselves.
Cloud and Virtualization Enable 'Active/Active'
Commentary  |  4/7/2017  | 
At the heart of disaster recovery is database system recovery, and ScaleArc urges users to think active/active, not DR.
All Together Now: DevOps, UC & Collaboration
Commentary  |  4/6/2017  | 
An Interop ITX speaker believes that DevOps can help unified communication (UC) teams work together more efficiently and effectively on a wide range of issues and challenges.
What New-to-the-Cloud Managers Can Learn from Cloud Pioneers
Commentary  |  4/6/2017  | 
With cloud computing proving itself in major organizations, those who have managed cloud migrations have learned lessons that they can share with cloud newbies.
Is a "Cloud-First" Approach Right for your Organization?
Commentary  |  4/6/2017  | 
Enterprise IT needs to rethink the scope of the cloud-first mindset.
How to Give IT Credibility in the C-suite
Commentary  |  4/6/2017  | 
It isn't easy changing the C-suite's view that IT is a "utility" but you can do it over time.
DevOps Comes of Age
Commentary  |  4/5/2017  | 
More organizations have embraced DevOps to deliver higher quality software faster. Meanwhile, DevOps itself has evolved. We explain where DevOps is today and where it's is headed.
Should IT People Be Innovative?
Commentary  |  4/5/2017  | 
In an era of constant corporate change and innovation, IT leaders are faced with the challenge of knowing how even the slightest change could have a big negative impact.
Battle Intensifies To Become Cloud Hardware Leader
News  |  4/5/2017  | 
HPE and Cisco are joined by merged Dell EMC as big three contenders to supply cloud providers. Are white box manufacturers a threat?
Digital Disruption is Challenging the Status Quo
Commentary  |  4/5/2017  | 
Don't think that innovation and digital disruption are just about technology; the people matter even more than the tech.
Lessons in Government and the State of Your IT
Commentary  |  4/4/2017  | 
Have you ever considered how state and local government IT departments differ from yours? The challenges are unique, the solutions creative, and the lessons learned could help the private sector more effectively assess and enhance the state of their own IT.
Software Is Eating the World? Don't Be Lunch
News  |  4/4/2017  | 
Xceligent CIO Joe Emison to talk about how IT must change if Marc Andreesen's 'software is eating the world' proves to be true.
Get Ready for the Analytics Bot Invasion
Slideshows  |  4/4/2017  | 
Bots are carving out a new role in analytics, utilizing natural language generation to address questions raised by business people and consumers.
Five Ways to Shine a Light on Shadow IT
Commentary  |  4/3/2017  | 
Rather than resist shadow IT, CIOs can work as partners with the departments that are running the applications, keeping company data safe and secure.
How to Rescue Your Data Analytics Program from Failure
News  |  4/3/2017  | 
You've invested in your analytics program, but where's the return? Here's how to make this investment of time and money pay for itself.


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