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Software Is Changing the World, Just As I Foresaw
Commentary  |  7/31/2017
We now say, 'Software is eating the world.' In 1984, many years ago, it was clear that it was going to change it.
The Value Equation for Customer-Centric Innovation
Commentary  |  7/31/2017
The value equation for customer-centric innovation comes down to shifting the focus from cost savings to revenue growth and a competitive differentiation.
10 Influential AI and Machine Learning Experts to Follow on Twitter
Slideshows  |  7/31/2017
AI, machine learning, natural language processing, and other advanced analytics technologies make up the leading-edge of how organizations are gaining value from big data. Here's a collection of some of the most influential and rising stars on Twitter when it comes to AI and machine learning.
Pressure to Digitize Pushes Enterprises to Transform
Commentary  |  7/28/2017
Enterprises in traditional industries, from manufacturing to logistics and retail, are scrambling to update their offerings to better support emerging technologies.
4 Signs Your IT Strategy is Off Track
Commentary  |  7/28/2017
Whether the cause is immature technology, outdated processes and skills, or a shift in corporate mindset, IT projects can go wrong at midstream.
MillerCoors’ $100-Million IT Lawsuit Warning
News  |  7/27/2017
There are lessons to be learned by CIOs planning outsourcing projects in the dueling lawsuits involving MillerCoors and HCL.
Cloud Technology Partners: Combat the Cloud Resistance
News  |  7/27/2017
It might seem unlikely, but the sweeping change brought about by a cloud implementation sometimes breeds its own resistance.
Have We Reached Collaboration Conflict? Time for Glue
Commentary  |  7/26/2017
A swarm of collaboration tools in the typical enterprise presents challenges such as data silos and tool overload for managers. The solution just might be more, but better, tools.
Digital Transformation Myths and How They Hold You Back
Commentary  |  7/26/2017
Most companies have learned that digital transformation isn't easy, and often the challenges appear when they try to do to much too fast.
What Analytics Pros Need to Know about GDPR
Commentary  |  7/26/2017
Understanding the EU's GDPR guidelines is valuable knowledge for anyone in a data related profession.
4 Ways AI Can Help SMBs
Commentary  |  7/25/2017
Emerging AI technologies and new service offerings mean that small and mid-sized businesses can join big companies in taking advantage of AI.
Accenture: Seek Business Value in Digital Transformation
News  |  7/25/2017
Mike Sutcliff says Accenture Digital helps companies transition from legacy to digital operations to resist disruption, find new customers.
It Is Time for Enterprise CIOs to Create a New Breed of Innovation
Commentary  |  7/24/2017
There still are big opportunities for innovation in the enterprise, particularly when achieving efficiency is the goal.
The Rise and Fall of Ruby on Rails
Commentary  |  7/24/2017
Once the rising star of web development, Ruby on Rails has fallen into a secondary role in the corporate world.
Old Database Problems In a New Guise: As a Service
News  |  7/24/2017
ScaleArc: If cloud services are the "white knight" sent to solve IT problems, then database as a service is going to fall short.
The Unstoppable Progression of Object Storage
Partner Perspectives  |  7/24/2017
New developments in gateways, plugins, and more, offer far more value to users of object storage than ever before.
Setting the Table for DevOps Team Structure
Commentary  |  7/21/2017
Building a DevOps team is about people, organization, even tables, chairs and office space.
HR Use of Social Media Grows, But Is the Data Reliable?
Commentary  |  7/21/2017
More hiring managers and HR pros are using social media to make decisions about candidates, but how wise is it? Could the use of social media for hiring be dangerous in its own way?
Amazon Positioned to Use Data to Dominate Where It Wishes
News  |  7/20/2017
If Amazon expands into food delivery, it will obtain a treasure of consumer information that it can use for its next expansion.
Unity Rules As OCI Launches 1.0 Container Spec
News  |  7/19/2017
After a two-year effort, the Open Container Initiative has its image specification and runtime spec ready for vendors and container users.
Data Drift Happens: 7 Pesky Problems with People Data
Commentary  |  7/19/2017
Making sense of data associated with customers, citizens and other individuals may seem simple, but it's possible that the records don't tell the real story.
Dark Reading INsecurity Conference Registration Now Open
Commentary  |  7/19/2017
November event will focus on attendee interaction, "blue team" best practices.
Consumers Welcome AI, Despite Lingering Privacy Concerns
Commentary  |  7/19/2017
Potential societal benefits of artificial intelligence outweigh concerns, although people want some transparency.
Cloud Outages: Who’s at Fault?
Commentary  |  7/19/2017
Cloud outages do happen. So, how can you and your IT group minimize the impact on the company?
Containerization Gains Traction; We’re All Better for it
Commentary  |  7/18/2017
Cloud-based application development has taken big strides, and it's delivering benefits for enterprises such as federal agencies.
Three Big Data Developments No One is Talking About
Commentary  |  7/18/2017
What you will be discussing about big data in a year will be very different from today's conversations.
Amazon's Efficient Distribution Key to Winning Consumers
Commentary  |  7/18/2017
Amazon's online ordering started the company's success; efficient distribution will continue to expand its retail footprint.
Koehler: IBM Cloud Advances with Integration, New Services
News  |  7/17/2017
Bryson Koehler, CTO of IBM Watson/Cloud, predicts a more unified face, powerful compute engine for IBM Cloud in coming year.
10 Things IT Pros Should Consider (or Dread) Before the Job Hunt
Slideshows  |  7/17/2017
Think you've seen changes in your IT group over the years? Well there have been just as many changes in the job market. Here's some advice to help you find that next great job.
To Deliver Digitization, IT Needs Fusion Teams
Commentary  |  7/14/2017
Cross-functional "fusion" teams can present benefits to organizations, and can help members in their career development, if those teams are done right.
Not Easy To Get To Digital Transformation Jump-off Point
News  |  7/14/2017
The Hackett Group has attempted to define how a company gets to the digital transformation stage in its latest statistical report.
Building a Data-Driven Culture Starts with the Team
Commentary  |  7/13/2017
Being a data-driven organization is an ongoing process -- you need to invest in the right team, infrastructure, software, and processes that can promote lasting change.
As NYC Tech Industry Grows, City Aims to Fill Skills Gap
News  |  7/13/2017
Ladders for Leaders is a New York City initiative by the Office of the Mayor that aims to tackle NYC's youth employment crisis while training what they hope will be the most diverse tech workforce.
Unlocking Speed and Efficiency with Compliance as Code
Commentary  |  7/13/2017
A key element of DevOps is the ability to build security and compliance into the application process -- continuous compliance.
What to Consider Before Leaping into Microservices
Commentary  |  7/12/2017
Step one in a microservices strategy is to figure out whether microservices are right for your organization.
CompTIA: IT Skills Gap Appears to be Growing
News  |  7/12/2017
A survey of 600 IT and business professionals finds more new skills are needed to keep the business up to date and competitive.
The Top Factors You Must Consider For a Robust IoT Strategy
Commentary  |  7/12/2017
When executing on an IoT strategy be sure you know who needs what and that you are ready for big changes in the organization.
Predictive Analytics: Intersection of Humans, Machines
Commentary  |  7/11/2017
Is big data moving your decision-making needle, or, has it only confirmed what you already knew? Predictive analytics and a human touch help make sense out of your data.
Can Amazon Disrupt More Markets? Let Me Count the Ways
Commentary  |  7/11/2017
Amazon may be poised to enter the pharmacy as well as grocery business; it trains customers to expect quick delivery.
Why Remote Teams are Essential Today: Get Them Right
Commentary  |  7/11/2017
Remote teams, particularly for startups depending on developers and data science in metropolitan areas, are these days. So, you have to do team management right.
3 Keys to Building a Successful App Ecosystem
Commentary  |  7/10/2017
Openness, trust, and shared economic opportunity are among the keys to building a successful app ecosystem.
10 IT Jobs That Will Be Done by AI
Slideshows  |  7/10/2017
Artificial intelligence is already taking on some tasks that were previously performed by humans - but that doesn't necessarily mean you will soon be out of job.
Cloud Computing 2017: Special Report
Commentary  |  7/10/2017
Get a clear picture of the state of cloud computing from our research of actual usage in IT organizations.
Pedal to the Pavement: Chinese VCs Take on Ride Hailing
Commentary  |  7/10/2017
Chinese giants Alibaba and Tencent to challenge the world in bicycle rentals, while spiffing up their digital services.
Exponential Technologies Offer Early Use Case in Tax
Commentary  |  7/7/2017
As exponential technologies emerge benefits to end user departments also can grow exponentially, as in corporate tax groups.
Blockchain Moving Beyond Bitcoin
News  |  7/7/2017
Experts expect to see the shared database technology securely managing transactions in areas ranging from real estate to digital.
A Lesson in Physics and Engineering for Data Center Efficiency
A Lesson in Physics and Engineering for Data Center Efficiency
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/7/2017
Mitre's infrastructure team used physics, EU voltage standards, and cross-team collaboration to reduce their data center costs by 20%. Jim Treadway, Chief Engineer of Infrastructure for Mitre stopped by the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX to talk the strategy that won 2nd place in the InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards infrastructure category.
3 Career Paths Software Developers Might Want to Pursue
Commentary  |  7/6/2017
When it's time for developers to take on management responsibilities, these three roles offer a path.
Greene: Advanced Services to Fuel Google Cloud Leadership
News  |  7/6/2017
Google Cloud Chief Diane Greene predicts Google's expanding, advance cloud services will soon place it among the Gartner designated leaders.
Data Center Automation Advances Hybrid Cloud
News  |  7/6/2017
Data center infrastructure management is a new form of automation, minimizing some legacy system drawbacks.
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