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How Clouds Will Crystallize Around Blockchain
Commentary  |  7/17/2018
There's lots of talk about where blockchain will be used. Next up: The cloud.
TRAC Intermodal's Journey to Data, Analytics, Cloud
News  |  7/16/2018
The IT team at this provider of chassis for metal shipping containers has transformed its data infrastructure from spreadsheets and reports to a Hadoop data lake and dashboards.
Data Transparency for a Recovering Detroit
Data Transparency for a Recovering Detroit
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/12/2018
Detroit CIO, Beth Niblock, explains the process of creating data transparency in the wake of Detroit's bankruptcy.
The Cloud Isnít Just About Saving Money
Commentary  |  6/1/2018
Successful cloud implementations are driven by speed, flexibility and fine-grained resource management. Focus on these drivers, and the savings will accumulate.
Top Enterprises Eye Migrating Core Apps to the Public Cloud
News  |  5/29/2018
Customer-facing giants find that innovation, agility and cost benefits outweigh the negatives. Will Verizon's migration inspire others to follow?
How Blockchain Can Save a Childís Identity
Commentary  |  5/22/2018
One in six people around the globe lack a legal identity, making it almost impossible for them to get real jobs, to vote, and to own property. Blockchain promises to give them proof of identity.
Donít Get Side-Tracked by Flashy Metrics, Success is in the People
News  |  5/22/2018
Defining KPIs can be a whole different ballpark when you're in public sector IT. But even if you're not, the takeaway from these stories can easily be applied to the private sector: Focus on the impact, the people -- the customers -- and success will follow.
How to Prepare for the Machine-Aided Future
Commentary  |  5/21/2018
More business processes and highly-specialized tasks are being targeted for automation with the goal of making people and companies more efficient. If you haven't considered how intelligent automation will affect your career and your company, and even if you have, following are some points to consider that may help you navigate the issue.
Re-Architecting for the Cloud: Optimize Your Migration Strategy
Commentary  |  5/21/2018
Re-architecting for the cloud is never easy, but following some key steps can result in an optimized strategy that positions your company for cloud migration success.
5 Things You Should Know About Hybrid Cloud
Slideshows  |  5/17/2018
Many enterprises are adopting hybrid cloud strategies, but in doing so, they face significant challenges.
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Building an Enterprise Data Warehouse
Commentary  |  5/17/2018
While it's a challenging and time-consuming process, the creation of an enterprise data warehouse stocked with the right data will ease management, empower the business, and enhance the customer experience.
Experts from Across the IT Spectrum Share Insights from Interop ITX
News  |  5/15/2018
[VIDEO] IT leaders and experts, including keynote speaker, Beth Niblock, CIO, City of Detroit, share highlights from their presentations at Interop ITX 2018 along with insights about the future of IT.
11 IT Leaders and Experts Share Highlights from Interop ITX
News  |  5/15/2018
[VIDEO] If you missed Interop ITX or would like to relive it, we have you covered. We've compiled 11 interviews with IT leaders and experts who attended and spoke at Interop ITX 2018, including keynote speakers Sam Ramji, VP Product Management, Google Cloud and Joe Barkai, Consultant, Speaker, Author and Blogger.
Pioneers Create Infrastructure for Self-Sovereign Identity Online
News  |  5/14/2018
Several organizations are assembling the technologies to enable self-sovereign identity, a way for individuals to control who they are online. Blockchain is one of those essential components.
Can an MSP Help You Achieve Your Cybersecurity Goals?
Can an MSP Help You Achieve Your Cybersecurity Goals?
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/11/2018
Winquest's John Leitch explains how MSPs can help companies successfully achieve their cybersecurity goals at the right price-point for the mid-market.
De-risking the Email Threat Vector
De-risking the Email Threat Vector
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/11/2018
Spearphishing and other attacks make email an especially worrisome and time-consuming concern for infosec teams.
Interop ITX Reflections: Expert Advice, Predictions, and More
Slideshows  |  5/10/2018
There was no shortage of expert advice and sage predictions as takeaways from last week's Interop ITX conference. Here are some examples.
Universal Docking for the BYOD Workplace
Universal Docking for the BYOD Workplace
InformationWeek Sponsored Videos  |  5/9/2018
DisplayLink has introduced universal USB docking that fulfills the demanding requirements of hot-desking and other emerging digital workplace models.
The Future is About the Business, Not the Technology
News  |  5/3/2018
There has been plenty of change throughout the evolution of information technology. Now it's time for the corporate world to catch up and reshape how they do business and serve their customers.
How to Spin Up an AI Flywheel with Data
Commentary  |  4/30/2018
Gather as much data as you can about your customers, optimize metrics to address business questions, and build out your AI-based applications.
Moving Apps to the Cloud Is Painful; These Steps Can Make It Hurt Less
Commentary  |  4/27/2018
Migrating an application to the cloud involves much more than just selecting a cloud provider. It can be done, but think security, connectivity, and things like labor costs.
Has IT Gone Packaged Software Crazy?
News  |  4/26/2018
When it comes to software, why choose out-of-the-box plain vanilla when there's a rainbow of other flavors that you can choose from and swirl together?
How Cloud Computing Is Impacting Disaster Recovery Planning
Commentary  |  4/24/2018
IT executives know that the cloud is changing everything, but they might forget that they have to update their disaster recovery plan accordingly.
Businesses Are on the Cusp of an Automation Revolution
Commentary  |  4/19/2018
The cloud is much more than on-demand computing and storage resources. It is the foundation for a whole new world of exciting and smart ways of doing business.
Technology Faces State-of-Mind Hurdles
News  |  4/11/2018
Cloud and open source advocate Sam Ramji, vice president for product management for the Google Cloud Platform, provides a sneak peek into his Interop ITX keynote.
Does Your IT Department Have the Proper Cloud Skills?
Commentary  |  3/27/2018
As cloud offerings evolve and enterprise organizations look to do more in the cloud, IT professionals need to add new cloud-related skills.
DevOps Futures: SREs, Re-Skilling, and New-Ops
News  |  3/6/2018
It's time to ditch the phrase no-ops. DevOps gives IT the opportunity to expand their current skill sets in new roles and become better leaders by managing cross-functional teams. No, all we see are new-ops.
The Cloud Builds on Hard-Earned Credibility
Commentary  |  2/23/2018
Cloud computing has overcome some tough resistance over the years, but it has gained acceptance and proven it's value. Now IT pros have to make sure that cloud technology is applied the right way, delivering the solutions that business managers need.
5 Things I Learned While Trying to Understand Today's Cloud Pricing
Slideshows  |  2/22/2018
I went digging in the weeds of the current cloud pricing battlefield to understand what is going on so you don't have to. Here's what I learned matters a lot, a little, and just enough.
Unlock the Value: From Data Quality to Artificial Intelligence
Commentary  |  2/20/2018
Data quality, data privacy, and advanced technologies such as AI, machine learning, neural networks, and more, are of top concern to data analytics pros and IT managers, says Karen Lopez, Data & Analytics Track Chair for Interop ITX 2018.
Cisco Report: A Story of Cloud Endings and Beginnings
Commentary  |  2/14/2018
While some aspects of the cloud, such as migrations, are rapidly coming to a close, new avenues are beginning to open.
10 Things You Need to Know About Kubernetes
Slideshows  |  2/6/2018
This open source container orchestration platform looks like it's on its way to becoming a de facto standard.
Chewing the Cloudy Fat with Colin Bodell, the Ultimate Cloud Insider
Commentary  |  2/1/2018
Cloud pioneer Colin Bodell, now with Groupon, shares his experiences and thoughts on implementing an enterprise cloud strategy.
11 Best-Paying Cloud Skills
Slideshows  |  1/29/2018
In a recent survey, IT managers said that they were willing to pay more for employees with these hard-to-find cloud skills.
7 Acquisitions that Point to Cloud Maturity
Slideshows  |  1/16/2018
While strides are indeed being made in the world of cloud computing, the most recent mergers and acquisitions show a marketplace that is beginning to mature.
As Cloud Market Swells, So Does Cloud Environment Complexity
News  |  1/12/2018
As enterprises move beyond the phase of initial cloud adoption and into hybrid and multicloud environments, the complexity of managing all the moving parts begins to set in.
How IT Can Improve Asset Management
Commentary  |  12/29/2017
The traditional approach to IT asset management is flawed and needs to be replaced with a strategy that factors in the reliance on cloud computing and SaaS.
Whitman is out at HPE; Apparently the 'Job is Done'
News  |  12/18/2017
Splitting up HP and selling off so many parts may have been good for shareholders, but CEO Meg Whitman's strategy would have left HP's founders wondering what became of their company.
The Clouds Are Different Over China
Commentary  |  12/11/2017
US-based cloud vendors face unique challenges in China, raising the possibility that Chinese cloud vendors might be able to gain leadership roles in the global cloud market.
Amazon Pumps Out New Database and Machine Learning Services
News  |  11/30/2017
Amazon's announcements at AWS Re:Invent continue to extend AWS offerings far beyond basic infrastructure services.
9 Ways to Reduce Latency When Connecting to Public Clouds
Slideshows  |  11/28/2017
The more companies rely on cloud applications, the more important it becomes to be proactive in ensuring that latency and quality issues are kept to a minimum.
Cloud Vendors Leading the Charge in 2018
Commentary  |  11/13/2017
Our roundup features the top cloud providers as well as technology vendors offering tools for managing cloud environments.
The Cloud: We're Not in 2012 Any More
News  |  11/6/2017
Forrester's upcoming cloud 2018 predictions report, scheduled for release tomorrow, highlights just how dramatic developments in security, analytics, and applications tools have advanced the cloud.
9 Tips for Managing Cloud Services on a Budget
Slideshows  |  10/26/2017
We share 9 steps you can take to save on the cost of cloud services, with the keywords being shop around, planning, and diligence.
Advice for SMBs Adopting the Cloud
Advice for SMBs Adopting the Cloud
InformationWeek Videos  |  10/24/2017
Interop ITX speaker Rob Hiltbrand, director of technology for The Liberty Group, shared how their IT team managed a growth from four to 19 offices with the cloud.
Management Tools Bring Structure to Multi-Cloud Environments
News  |  10/19/2017
New tools help enterprises organize and maximize their expanding multiple cloud infrastructure.
Azure Stack and Comparisons with Eucalyptus
News  |  10/13/2017
Microsoft's Azure Stack is another cloud provider move to validate the hybrid cloud.But will it succeed?
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.
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?
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.
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2018 State of the Cloud
2018 State of the Cloud
Cloud adoption is growing, but how are organizations taking advantage of it? Interop ITX and InformationWeek surveyed technology decision-makers to find out, read this report to discover what they had to say!
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