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To Find IT Talent, Think Differently Ė and Move Quickly
News  |  12/11/2017
You might not be able to compete with the behemoths, but there are some things you can do to find great talent. Think about partnering with other companies and how multi-disciplinary teams can help fill gaps.
Itís Official: Amazon is Putting Alexa to Work in the Office
Commentary  |  12/4/2017
Having established a foothold in the home with its Alexa personal assistant, Amazon now has the office market in its sights.
Beware Analytics' Mid-Life Crisis
Commentary  |  12/4/2017
Analytics is spreading out to more departments that want to optimize their operations, but that may give users a false sense of freedom from IT. Here are some dynamics currently affecting IT.
IT Job Satisfaction on the Upswing
News  |  11/29/2017
IT was once viewed as a back-office function, filled with disgruntled, reserved workers, but the view of the IT role and worker is changing, and it's showing in IT job satisfaction levels.
Is Your Company Smart Enough to Succeed?
News  |  11/8/2017
Determining if your organization is an intelligent enterprise or a slow learner may be challenging, but a new index quantifies criteria in terms of data usage, workflow efficiency, and progress toward the IoT.
The Bots Are Ready to Chat, But Are You?
Commentary  |  11/2/2017
Companies should create a chatbot readiness checklist to help define a bot design strategy.
Kiosks are Looking at You, Too
News  |  10/25/2017
Customer-facing kiosks are taking on a new look, and providing retailers, restaurants and other businesses with new functions, such as sizing up potential customers.
Top Data Challenges Created by Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  10/24/2017
As data becomes more valuable to organizations, its usefulness for analytics means that more data needs to be stored for longer periods of time.
IT, OT, IoT: Does Hitachi Have a Dictionary for This Alphabet Soup?
News  |  10/23/2017
Drawing on a long history in the industrial space and as an IT supplier, Hitachi has mapped out its own strategy for the industrial IoT.
IT Pros and Entrepreneurs: Tap the Smart Home Market
Commentary  |  10/20/2017
IT pros ready for a change should consider the smart home market to leverage skills such as IT security, networking and development.
BI Will Change the Role of IT as We Know It
Commentary  |  10/19/2017
IT's role within an organization has always been a critical one, but the advancement of business intelligence and data analytics will make IT exponentially more strategic.
15 Highest-Paying Tech Jobs for 2018
Slideshows  |  10/17/2017
Executives, managers, mobile developers and people with the word "architect" in their title are at the top of the IT pay scale.
Our Coming 5G World and IoT
Commentary  |  10/10/2017
The future of IoT and 5G networking isn't something that "will happen" in the coming years. To some extent, it's already here, setting the stage for further growth.
While AWS and VMware Draw Closer, Amazon Still Looks to Dominate
News  |  10/9/2017
AWS and VMware now are partners but it might be only a matter of time before AWS moves to take its own path.
Partners HealthCare Pilots 3-Tiered Cloud Storage Service
News  |  10/6/2017
Health care provider reports reduced costs and latency from new cloud service from ClearSky Data.
How to Maintain Security when Rolling out DevOps
Commentary  |  10/5/2017
DevOps may be up and running for your enterprise. Taking the time to integrate security will keep it that way.
Cyberthreats: Stay Ahead of Them with a Proactive Strategy
Commentary  |  10/4/2017
To mitigate the risks presented by more aggressive cyberthreats, organizations need to get out in front of those threats.
Reduce SaaS App Fragmentation for Workforce Efficiency
Commentary  |  10/3/2017
New tools and technologies can help employees work smarter, but only if they are integrated and data silos are broken down.
Data Science and the Doníts
Commentary  |  10/2/2017
Big data analytics promise tremendous benefits for organizations, but there are a few gotchas that stand in the path to success.
Moving the Cloud Closer to the Business
Commentary  |  10/2/2017
We will soon reach the point where connectivity to cloud resources is going to become a serious issue in terms of real-time computing functions. So, how do we bring the cloud closer to us?
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.
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.
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.
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 Salesforceís $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.
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.
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 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.
Alexa for the Enterprise? Not Yet, but Itís 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Doesnít 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dark Reading INsecurity Conference Registration Now Open
Commentary  |  7/19/2017
November event will focus on attendee interaction, "blue team" best practices.
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.
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.
Artificial Intelligence Will Redefine the World
Commentary  |  7/5/2017
How big of a deal is artificial intelligence? Microsoft researcher James McCaffrey explains AI's origins and why we can expect profound effects from it.
Google Assistant Superior, but Alexa Owns Households
News  |  6/28/2017
Alphabet has a shot at winning the smart home device market with Google Home vs. Amazon Alexa, according to an Edison Investment Research report.
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