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Content posted in September 2017
Cybersecurity Should Be Chess, Not Checkers
Commentary  |  9/29/2017
Cybersecurity initiatives for government agencies -- in fact, other organizations, too -- have to be proactive and iterative.
Your Shadow IT Strategy Is Broken
Commentary  |  9/29/2017
It's time for IT groups to stop fighting the tide and work with business units to support shadow IT.
12 Artificial Intelligence Terms You Need to Know
Slideshows  |  9/28/2017
Is artificial intelligence the same thing as machine learning? And what is a neural network? This slideshow explains fundamental AI terminology in everyday terms.
Citizen Data Scientists: Why Data Scientists aren't Enough
Commentary  |  9/28/2017
While the unicorns that are data scientists have their place in an organization, management needs to empower proven business leaders to take on the role of citizen scientist.
Digital Twins and IoT Enable Smart Products and Services
Commentary  |  9/27/2017
Get ready for digital twins to revolutionize how products are manufactured, sold, and supported.
California Lawmakers Approve Anti-Offshoring Legislation
News  |  9/27/2017
California legislators this month approved a bill prohibiting state universities from contracting for services performed by workers outside of the United States that would displace California employees.
It's a New, Challenging World for Data Governance
Commentary  |  9/26/2017
Data governance strategy is rapidly shifting from the defense to the offense.
World Vision Takes on Security for the Good of Children
World Vision Takes on Security for the Good of Children
InformationWeek Videos  |  9/26/2017
Ed Anderson, Global CIO, World Vision International sat down with Dark Reading editor, Sara Peters, at the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX to talk about their award-winning security strategy.
Neural Networks in Business: Advantages and Perspectives
Commentary  |  9/25/2017
The opportunities to utilize neural networks are growing across a broad range of industries and market sectors.
Seven Steps to IT Transformation
Commentary  |  9/25/2017
It's time for an IT overhaul, one that can support an organization's move through digital transformation.
Vlocity and its Role in Helping Salesforce’s $20B target
News  |  9/25/2017
Backed by Salesforce and Accenture and focused on vertical industry markets, Vlocity has established itself as a important cloud player.
The Cyber Risk of False Confidence
News  |  9/25/2017
Companies are overly confident about their cybersecurity, and it's leaving their data (and maybe yours too), open to some major security risks.
I Rebuilt My Professional Network from Scratch; What I Learned
Commentary  |  9/22/2017
With a career path that has led from a tech role to venture capital investing, Mark Minevich shares advice for other career changers.
Recreate Your Job in the Age of Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  9/21/2017
Whether you work in the C-suite or in a line role, if you don't want to be left behind, figure out how to evolve so you can help the company meet its digital business objectives.
An IT Pro Takes the Dive into Deep Learning
Commentary  |  9/21/2017
IT professional Rich Casselberry experimented with deep learning using online tools and came away with interesting results.
Cybersecurity Becomes a Career Choice
News  |  9/21/2017
Young people can't ignore the news. Data breaches are everywhere and they're beginning to realize that it's up to them to keep our personal and national information private.
Debunking 8 Big Data and Analytics Myths
Slideshows  |  9/21/2017
As with other emerging tech concepts, big data and analytics are haunted by myths. Here are eight such myths that you will want to dispel as you advance your analytics strategy.
The Future of Data Science is Augmentation, not Automation
News  |  9/20/2017
Three industry leaders took the stage at SAS Analytics Experience and provided broad perspectives on how far we've come in analytics over the last 10 years and where we are today.
Technology Can Reduce the Cognitive Overload in the C-Suite
Commentary  |  9/19/2017
As analytics-based technologies mature they promise to better guide executive decisions by delivering only the most relevant information.
IT Department Hiring Now at Zero Growth
News  |  9/19/2017
There may be evidence that the movement to cloud computing and workplace automation is slowing IT hiring.
TrueAbility Aims to Reinvent IT Certifications
Commentary  |  9/19/2017
In an age of cloud computing and rapidly emerging technologies it's time for new approaches to IT certifications.
Top 10 Challenges IT Faces Heading Into 2018
Slideshows  |  9/18/2017
While IT teams seem to face similar obstacles every year (talent shortages, tight budgets), the technology and methods they use to meet those challenges are rapidly improving and evolving.
Plante Moran Takes Agile Approach During Microsoft Cloud Migration
Plante Moran Takes Agile Approach During Microsoft Cloud Migration
InformationWeek Videos  |  9/18/2017
Amy Moore, rapid application development team leader for Plante Moran visited the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX to take us through their process for moving their nearly 10-year-old legacy intranet over to the Microsoft suite of cloud products.
4 Tips From a Millennial Leader on Finding Great Talent
Commentary  |  9/18/2017
Hiring great employees means looking beyond the resume into how they solve problems and address goals, as this millennial executive at Workday explains.
One Point the Equifax Breach Drives Home
News  |  9/18/2017
Equifax blamed its recent high-profile breach on the Apache Struts Web Framework. As software delivery cycles shrink, developers have to rely on more third-party components, libraries and frameworks. When they do, what are their liabilities and responsibilities?
A New Era of OpenStack
Commentary  |  9/15/2017
The chairman of the OpenStack Foundation outlines some of the steps the organization is taking to support a growing interest in OpenStack.
3 Tips for Making Better Investments in Security
Commentary  |  9/15/2017
Information security's role is becoming more strategic, but its approach to making investment decisions hasn't kept pace. To better align security investments with enterprise strategy, IT and security leaders must stay focused on the right risks, add rigor to decision making processes, and give stakeholders opportunities for input.
The Next-Generation IT Help Desk is Achievable Today
Commentary  |  9/14/2017
The new enterprise IT help desk features bots, cloud monitoring, and consolidated views into problems, and it can be implemented today.
Cloud Computing Spurs Hybrid Architecture Adoption
News  |  9/14/2017
Enterprises turn to the hybrid cloud for disaster recovery, data archiving and other applications.
3 Ways Blockchain is Changing Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  9/14/2017
The tech sector is looking at new uses for blockchain, and information security is one area that holds promise.
Competing on Analytics: 2017
News  |  9/13/2017
Analytics thought leader Tom Davenport revisits Competing on Analytics, 10 years after his book on the topic was originally published. We ask him what has changed in that time during this interview.
12 DevOps Terms You Need to Know
Slideshows  |  9/13/2017
Before taking that big step into DevOps, here are 12 core DevOps terms you'll want to understand.
Digital Transformation Done Right
Commentary  |  9/13/2017
A successful digital transformation initiative starts with an organization's leadership instilling a culture that supports the idea of the entire business operating under one digital strategy.
Consumers Leave No Doubt: People over Chatbots
News  |  9/12/2017
People complain that virtual agents are too impersonal and can't handle complex requests.
'We Really Don't Know Clouds At All'
Commentary  |  9/12/2017
Just how quickly are enterprises moving workloads to the cloud? InformationWeek is searching for the answer.
Alexa for the Enterprise? Not Yet, but It’s Coming
Commentary  |  9/12/2017
Now that you might be accustomed to using Siri, Alexa, Cortana or Google Assistant in your personal life, consider the potential for voice technology in the enterprise.
Design Expert: The Secrets to Better User Interfaces
Commentary  |  9/11/2017
Designer Scott Schaedle feels that user interfaces would look and function much better if developers simply followed a handful of good design practices.
Supercomputers Aim to Predict Hurricane Damage House by House
News  |  9/11/2017
A University of Texas supercomputer offers hope to help save lives when the next hurricane hits land.
Set the Right Foundation for Applications with Improved CX
Commentary  |  9/11/2017
IT teams can salvage the value of legacy systems while pivoting to a new foundation offering better customer experiences.
Rackspace, OpenStack and the Multiplicity of Clouds
News  |  9/8/2017
While some wish to view OpenStack as a failure, the open source initiative serves a purpose and is a fit for a growing number of organizations.
Hurricanes: Risk Analytics in a World of Uncertainty
News  |  9/7/2017
The already-devastating hurricane season highlights the need for predictive analytical models that account for exceptional events.
Next on the Chopping Block, Administrative Assistants
News  |  9/6/2017
You probably have noticed that the number of administrative assistants has declined over the years. Now, digital assistants and outsourcers may be ready to replace those who remain.
You Can Reconcile Bimodal IT with DevOps
Commentary  |  9/6/2017
Enterprises may be faced with a choice between Bi-Modal IT and DevOps, but maybe the two can live together.
Top 10 Ways IT Sparks Innovation
Slideshows  |  9/6/2017
The pressure to become a digital business is pushing IT leaders to innovate more than ever before. Discover the areas they are focusing on to create change and digitally transform.
How Smart Is Artificial Intelligence Really?
Commentary  |  9/6/2017
SAS CTO Oliver Schabenberger counters Tesla founder Elon Musk's description of artificial intelligence as the scariest problem.
Drone Mapping Data Changes Business Economics
News  |  9/5/2017
Drone mapping data can dramatically impact the profitability of certain businesses. Should you include it in your business app? Consider these points.
Launching a New Office Overseas? Engineer It for Success
Commentary  |  9/5/2017
Having learned from his experience opening an operation in Norway, Tapad's Jeff Olchovy shares his advice to others planning overseas expansion.
A Hat Doesn’t Make a Captain: 3 Traits of a C-Suite Genius
Commentary  |  9/4/2017
What makes an executive successful? Consider traits such as risk taking and never relying on the status quo.
You Are Doing Analytics Wrong: Here Is Why
Commentary  |  9/1/2017
Analytics ROI often falls short because businesses overlook important parts of the process.


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