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IT Career Paths You May Not Have Considered
Commentary  |  6/30/2020
As IT continues to expand into new areas, there are lots of potential career moves. Some lie outside the IT department.
Is It Possible to Automate Trust?
Commentary  |  6/29/2020
First, businesses need a clear understanding of how data will be used, and who will be impacted by the decisions made using the data.
How IT Pros Can Lead the Fight for Data Ethics
Commentary  |  6/26/2020
Maintaining ethics means being alert on a continuum for issues. Here's how IT teams can play a pivotal role in protecting data ethics.
AI: The New Order of Business
Commentary  |  6/26/2020
Tales of robots and smart speakers are eclipsed by those of automation and natural language processing, which are drivers for greater efficiencies, increased productivity and new revenue.
CCA Turns to Analytics to Better Monitor Vulnerable Patients
Commentary  |  6/25/2020
Looker's COVID-19 Data Block and the Google Cloud platform boost healthcare provider's predictive analysis for patient care.
Why a Master Data Strategy Is Key to Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  6/25/2020
Find out why deploying an effective master data strategy across an enterprise is an important foundation to building a successful digital transformation journey.
Business Intelligence before Artificial Intelligence
Commentary  |  6/22/2020
BI is the transformation of data from services, including software and assets, into accessible insights and reports. But, otherwise, why is BI important?
Impede the Motion of Data and You Impede Innovation
Commentary  |  6/17/2020
Why that is, and what to do about it.
Technology and the Pandemic: Complete Coverage for IT Leaders
News  |  6/16/2020
Check here regularly for InformationWeek's updates on the coronavirus pandemic and related issues like business continuity, remote working, IT operational challenges and other technology considerations.
Tech Giants Back Off Selling Facial Recognition AI to Police
News  |  6/15/2020
Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft have all taken steps to stop making their facial recognition AI software available to the police. Now it's time for lawmakers to set some rules.
Technology and Its Limits: Transformation is About People
Commentary  |  6/12/2020
In the argot of today's technology world, transformation is about "People + Machine." The machine alone is, well, just a machine.
5 Tips for Understanding and Maximizing Data
Commentary  |  6/12/2020
To harness the power of data analytics, companies need to create a culture in which all employees understand how to use data to advance business outcomes.
IT Careers: Planning Your Future When the Future Is Uncertain
Commentary  |  6/10/2020
Increasing levels of economic uncertainty and fast-paced technology change mean IT professionals should look at their career paths differently.
Overcome Privacy Shaming During and After Pandemic
Commentary  |  6/9/2020
COVID-19 is reshaping the privacy landscape and calibrating priorities, but how long will it last?
Your Metrics Are Going Haywire. Now What?
Commentary  |  6/2/2020
You can't wait for the world to go back to "normal" or expect your old metrics to work in the future. Listen intently, experiment relentlessly, and spread your bets.
Data and Analytics Pros Navigate Job Market Changes
News  |  6/1/2020
Data scientists, machine learning specialists and other data and analytics pros are seeing a changes to the job market in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. What will the lasting impacts be?
Advantage ROI: Optimize AI Programs for Short-Term Gains
Commentary  |  5/29/2020
With many budgets constrained, now is the time to focus on artificial intelligence projects that will deliver the most payback over the next six months.
Why AI Ethics Is Even More Important Now
Commentary  |  5/28/2020
Contact-tracing apps are fueling more AI ethics discussions, particularly around privacy. The longer term challenge is approaching AI ethics holistically.
Will Contact-Tracing Apps Win the Battle?
Commentary  |  5/22/2020
There are weaknesses and obstacles in the way, but in lieu of a vaccine and widespread testing for COVID-19, contact-tracing apps might be at least a useful interim tactic.
IT Leadership in Education: Getting Online School Right
News  |  5/20/2020
Even before so many schools across the country pivoted to online learning in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, some schools had already pioneered how to do it.
Automating and Educating Business Processes with RPA, AI and ML
Commentary  |  5/18/2020
How are these technologies connected, what are the implementation challenges, and how are companies using them?
Your Roadmap to AI and ML Deployments
Commentary  |  5/18/2020
Don't adopt artificial intelligence and machine learning without having a real business problem to solve. Here are some ways to help build the right use cases.
Adapting Cloud Security and Data Management Under Quarantine
Commentary  |  5/14/2020
With remote operations in place, organizations face mixed IT environments that could raise new concerns as they maintain operations.
Has AI Failed the Pandemic Test?
Commentary  |  5/12/2020
In the first real test of AI in a crisis, the results are mixed. While many individual applications are helping, the tech remains immature and unable to address complex public policy issues.
Why Everyone's Data and Analytics Strategy Just Blew Up
Commentary  |  5/4/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting data and analytics strategies in profound ways. Experts explain what your company should be doing right now.
4 Machine Learning Challenges for Threat Detection
Commentary  |  5/4/2020
While ML can dramatically enhance an organization's security posture, it is critical to understand some of its challenges when designing security strategies.
Using Analytics to Improve IT Operations and Services
Commentary  |  4/30/2020
Analytics has already enhanced an array of business functions. Now it's IT's turn to benefit from analytics-driven insights.
One Size Doesnít Fit All for AI Regulation
Commentary  |  4/27/2020
The sheer scope of AI's impact on society does require some regulation. It will be essential to ensure that AI regulation is fair and ethical while not impeding innovation.
Virtual Assistants Are Coming Into Their Own
Commentary  |  4/24/2020
By helping get customers the info they need fast, and freeing up human workers, virtual assistants are now an essential member of any frontline response team.
Is Quantum Computing Ready for Prime Time?
Commentary  |  4/20/2020
Progress is steady, but the technology hasn't matured enough for most enterprises to truly benefit. Here's what needs to happen.
Advancing AI with Neuromorphic Computing Platforms
Commentary  |  4/17/2020
Within the universe of AI-optimized chip architectures, what sets neuromorphic approaches apart is their ability to use intricately connected hardware circuits.
3 Steps for Deploying Robotic Process Automation
Commentary  |  4/17/2020
RPA helps drive productivity and secure competitive advantages by maximizing resources already on hand. Here's how to effectively deploy it in your business.
Unlocking Business Potential with Digital Data Optimization
Commentary  |  4/15/2020
Information is power. With data playing an increasingly important role in achieving enterprise success, IT leaders must learn how to squeeze the maximum value out of collected data.
We Will Need All the Automation We Can Get
Commentary  |  4/9/2020
Enterprise automation is not a cause for alarm but a societal imperative. Here's why.
7 Tips to Help Attract and Retain Data Science Talent
Commentary  |  4/8/2020
As firms across all industries seek to turn data, the greatest asset of the digital age, to their advantage, attracting and retaining the right talent is essential.
Data Management Heads into Major Transition
News  |  4/7/2020
Data management and the tools that power it are on the cusp of a major transition that is poised to make the jobs of data engineers easier.
Analytics Pros Called to Duty in COVID-19 Crisis
News  |  4/6/2020
Professionals who work in the field of analytics are being called on to apply their expertise as executives make decisions on how to respond to wildly different business conditions caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
AIís Impact on Data Protection Strategies
Commentary  |  4/6/2020
Is your data protection strategy ready for artificial intelligence? Here are a few things IT leaders and businesses should keep in mind.
The Robots Are Still Coming
Commentary  |  4/1/2020
More people are needed for blue collar jobs in areas where AI-enabled automation was to have the most impact. So where are the robots?
Enterprise AI Goes Mainstream, but Maturity Must Wait
Commentary  |  3/31/2020
An O'Reilly survey illustrates how enterprise groups are moving more applications into production, but also how companies face cultural and talent focused barriers.
Supercomputers Recruited to Work on COVID-19 Research
News  |  3/27/2020
A consortium forms to crunch data that might help researchers get a better understanding of the virus faster.
COVID-19: Using Data to Map Infections, Hospital Beds, and More
News  |  3/25/2020
The spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and the resources to fight it, are being tracked and mapped by governments and other organizations in the US and the world. Here's how they are doing it.
Enterprise Guide to Robotic Process Automation
Commentary  |  3/23/2020
RPA is a fast-growing category of software, driven by global enterprise digital transformation efforts. Is it ready for prime time? This guide covers the benefits, best practices and use cases today.
Augmented Analytics Drives Next Wave of AI, Machine Learning, BI
Commentary  |  3/19/2020
Business intelligence will move beyond dashboards, and AI and machine learning will become easier for less skilled workers as augmented analytics are embedded into platforms.
Maximize Your Customer Experience ROI
Commentary  |  3/18/2020
Customer experience leaders may struggle to show how their efforts will generate positive business results. They need a solid business model that can reliably predict quantifiable benefits.
Why Isnít Machine Learning Living up to the Hype?
Commentary  |  3/18/2020
An obsession with tasks is leading to marginal returns on tech investments. Now is the time to rethink our approaches to machine learning.
Digital Transformation Falling Flat? Bring in the Pirates
Commentary  |  3/17/2020
IT leaders should reflect on how and why digital transformations fail and tap nonconformists who are not afraid to think outside the box as a start.
AI Adoption Spectrum: Are You Ahead of the Pack?
Commentary  |  3/13/2020
Having a well-defined AI strategy and investing in business models that leverage AI and data can help companies become innovative leaders. Where do you stand?
The Role of AI in the Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine
Commentary  |  3/12/2020
AI can spot patterns in data and make predictions, and the hope is these tools could identify drug prospects to test on humans within months.
Data Governance Is Improving, ButÖ
Commentary  |  3/10/2020
Corporate memories are at risk because the growth in data is outpacing companies' ability to govern and manage it.
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