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The Forgotten Secret to DevOps Success: Measurement
Commentary  |  8/31/2017
Measuring the end-to-end DevOps value stream is the key to delivering value and tracking its ROI and allocating resources.
Find the Digital Skills Your Company Needs to Succeed
Commentary  |  8/31/2017
Reaching business goals, even surviving in an era of disruption, requires a tech-smart workforce.
In the Aftermath of a Cyberattack
Commentary  |  8/30/2017
As hackers continue ramping up their attacks everyone involved in IoT -- manufacturers, integrators, and customers -- has to improve their defenses.
Organizations Struggle with Time to Value for BI
News  |  8/30/2017
New research from TDWI highlights the obstacles analytics projects face and suggests best practices for overcoming those challenges.
An IT Story: From Supporting Role to Business Partner
News  |  8/29/2017
An IoT project in a manufacturing plant helped to change the role of the IT group at French auto supplier Faurecia.
How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact B2B Commerce
Commentary  |  8/29/2017
The evolution of artificial intelligence promises massive changes in how commerce gets done and customer relationships.
Avoid the Danger Zone of Metrics
Commentary  |  8/28/2017
Organizations love metrics, particularly those that show success, but it's crucial to define metrics that truly track progress toward corporate goals.
Are You Really Ready for Intelligent Automation?
Commentary  |  8/28/2017
AI and automation are being combined in different ways to complete tasks more efficiently than humans. Every business will be impacted by intelligent automation sooner than may be apparent, so the time to think about it is now.
What IT Spending Forecasts Tell Us About the Future of IT
News  |  8/25/2017
IT spending patterns make it clear that we are in a software and cloud-based world.
Fannie Mae Tackles DevSecOps
Fannie Mae Tackles DevSecOps
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/24/2017
Fannie Mae's focus on the customer led them to a DevSecOps strategy that won 1st place in the InformationWeek IT Excellence DevOps category.
Fannie Mae Turns to DevOps for Speed and Efficiency
News  |  8/24/2017
The federal mortgage finance association becomes "Agile" to keep pace in a competitive field.
A Contrarian View on Automation
Commentary  |  8/24/2017
Beware the overly optimistic ROI estimate when it comes to an automation initiative.
3 Ways to Create a Strategic Framework for AI Adoption
Commentary  |  8/23/2017
CIOs need to help leaders understand how AI will really impact their spaces and take steps to using AI to help achieve long-term business objectives.
Six IT Talent Priorities for a Digital Strategy
Commentary  |  8/23/2017
Building teams to execute on a digital strategy isn't just about hiring talent; companies have to rethink how they collaborate, manage processes, and reward people.
10 Best US Cities for Tech Jobs in 2017
Slideshows  |  8/22/2017
These metro areas have seen the biggest gains in software jobs over the last five years. You might be surprised by where some cities rank, and which noted tech employer missed the cut.
Why I Gave My Engineering Team a Chance for a Do-Over
Commentary  |  8/22/2017
Transforming to a microservices architecture requires coordination across all disciplines. It won't be easy, but it promises plenty of benefits.
Insurance Struggles with Lead Gen & Data Analytics
News  |  8/22/2017
Insurance agencies struggle to reach new prospects. To adapt to changing markets, they must overcome challenges with data integration, data quality, and systems fragmentation.
How the Cloud Can Help Cure Cancer
Commentary  |  8/21/2017
The experience of Angelina Jolie highlights how cloud computing can help address cancer by cutting the cost of genomic sequencing and enabling data sharing.
Cloud Vendor Lock-In a Risk Worth Taking
News  |  8/21/2017
New Forrester research finds that prices for AWS and Azure are still competitive, but customers should be wary of lock-in on SasS products such as Salesforce and Oracle.
Digital Transformation: 5 Strategies for Success
News  |  8/21/2017
The CFA Institute has embarked on a digital transformation project that takes a human-centered approach to modernizing IT and migrating to the cloud.
Integrating Security into DevOps Takes Care
Commentary  |  8/18/2017
It makes sense to involve IT security with DevOps, but the integration isn't as easy as it sounds.
Serverless Architecture Could Cure DevOps Pain
Commentary  |  8/17/2017
IT organizations struggling to transition to DevOps should take heart. Serverless architecture can provide many of the same benefits without the steep learning curve.
QVC: Real-Time Data is the Future of ECommerce
News  |  8/17/2017
In its 31-year history, home shopping TV channel QVC has always faced the limitations of time -- just 168 hours a week to sell its products. Here's how real-time data feeds have changed the company's marketing efforts.
How to Ensure a Successful OpenStack Deployment
Commentary  |  8/17/2017
There are three keys to embarking on a successful OpenStack initiative.
Does Your Breach Incident Response Plan Have Holes?
Commentary  |  8/16/2017
The likelihood of a company suffering a breach is worse than most believe. Here's a checklist for building out a plan to deal with a breach.
DevOps Can't Happen Without Education
Commentary  |  8/16/2017
The emergence of DevOps practices means IT pros must expand their skills and the companies they work for must help foster that learning.
A Telecommuting Tradeoff: Less Collaboration
News  |  8/15/2017
Some companies believe that collaboration in today's agile workplace suffers when employees are full-time telecommuters.
The Secret to AI Could be Little-Known Transfer Learning
Commentary  |  8/15/2017
As more enterprises discover AI-based business applications, the concept of transfer learning could help to level the playing field.
9 Cloud Certifications Worth Your Time and Money
Slideshows  |  8/14/2017
For IT professionals who want to advance their careers with new skills, certifications in cloud technology and management are a good bet.
Who Moved My Tech? The Art of Convincing the Unconvinced
Commentary  |  8/14/2017
Every technology initiative -- in fact many business changes -- will run into resistance from people. Here are three steps to overcoming that resistance.
Innovation Relies on Humanizing the IT Organization
Commentary  |  8/11/2017
IT organizations are quick to talk about hardware failures, software failures, and outages, but so often the cause of IT failures can be pinned on people.
How to Build Resilient Work Teams
Commentary  |  8/10/2017
It takes internal "grit" to cope with business and technology changes. Lynn Christensen of Workday shares some advice on building resilience.
An IT Revolution Approaches
Commentary  |  8/10/2017
For all of the talk about IT playing a key role in innovation, those maintenance tasks that "keep the train running" don't leave much time for innovation.
We're Entering a New Era of Augmented Analytics
News  |  8/9/2017
The next step in analytics -- augmented analytics -- brings automation and new degrees of insight into an analytics initiative.
Is Your IT Led by Digital Product Managers?
Commentary  |  8/9/2017
Agile is useful, but it's no substitute for empowered leadership of genuine cultural change.
The 10 'Perks' IT Workers Want Most
Slideshows  |  8/8/2017
Most job seekers don't look for specific perks, but the things an employer offers can provide a valuable glimpse into the corporate culture.
Pay Down Tech Debt While Investing in a Digital Future
Commentary  |  8/8/2017
The journey to digital transformation isn't just a technology initiative, it's about remaking the business.
Carlsberg Danmark Fixes Field Data Operations with BPM
News  |  8/7/2017
Field workers often create Excel spreadsheets to track data and run their processes. But what happens when there are dozens of these? Here's how Carlsberg Danmark centralized business process management, created an orderly system with consistent data, and saved hundreds of hours in backoffice time.
How to Ward off Dreaded 'Scope Creep'
Commentary  |  8/7/2017
In any IT project scope creep can act as a noxious weed, leading to project bloat, extra costs and time delays.
Cloud Powers a Hybrid IT and New Digital Existence
Commentary  |  8/4/2017
Enterprise data centers aren't going away soon, but the role of the cloud will expand rapidly in our personal and business lives.
Financial Institutions Bank on Change to Stay Competitive
News  |  8/4/2017
Corporate transformation seen as the best way to counter digital disruption and address other key challenges.
Peer Advice: 7 Steps Toward Change
News  |  8/4/2017
Tips for financial institutions or others heading for digital transformation.
The Best Ways to Evaluate Your App
Commentary  |  8/3/2017
Yes, user feedback about an app is useful, but only to a degree. Here are some other ways to evaluate an app.
Think AI, Clouds, Football, and Structure
Commentary  |  8/3/2017
One of the challenges to innovation and adoption of emerging technologies is our reliance on classifying everything and everyone.
Get to Know the DPO: Under GDPR, You May Need One
Commentary  |  8/3/2017
Getting ready for GDPR now will allow ample time for testing and assessing the new protocols, hiring the right data protection officer and ensuring they are operating effectively.
Are You Digital Enough to Be in Your Business’ Future?
Commentary  |  8/2/2017
Today's business challenges require diverse teams with new competencies, including the ability to collaborate effectively across organizational borders.
5 Things to Know About IT Candidates
Commentary  |  8/2/2017
If you're having trouble finding and keeping IT personnel, you're not alone. One problem might be that you don't understand what they want, as a new Manpower study suggests.
Future Software: Only as Good as the People Who Build It
Commentary  |  8/2/2017
In a world increasingly dependent on software, we may need to develop the art of falling back to the most recent system that worked.
Visualization Enables High Dimensional Analytics
Commentary  |  8/1/2017
High dimensional data is our greatest asset in learning from data sets with hundreds, even thousands, of variables.
Why Businesses Need to Update Their DR Plan Now
Commentary  |  8/1/2017
With cyberattacks becoming more common, and natural and man-made disasters not going away, disaster recovery programs are more important than ever.
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