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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.
Job Loss and AI: Startups Accentuate the Positive
News  |  7/6/2018
A new report from Village Capital highlights the opportunities for startups to contribute to a positive future for workers in a world re-shaped by the input of artificial intelligence and automation.
How to Woo Data Scientists to Your Enterprise
News  |  7/2/2018
What factors motivate data scientists and other data analytics professionals to take new jobs? A new survey looks at factors including salary, opportunities to learn, challenging work, and benefits.
Getting into Analytics: One Professional's Story, Advice
News  |  6/26/2018
Aimee Lessard didn't start off as a high-ranking analyst with the intelligence community and data analytics private sector companies. She learned on the job. Here are some of her recommendations for how to get started with analytics, machine learning and AI.
Doing Computer Vision Without Cameras
Commentary  |  6/25/2018
The way you walk, the way radio waves reflect off your body, and your body's thermal signature all play into the ability for AI to identify you without the use of a camera.
Big Data in the Cloud: Avoiding Vendor Lock-in
News  |  6/20/2018
More enterprise application and big data vendors are pursuing a cloud-agnostic strategy -- supporting AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Big data platform provider Hortonworks is taking that strategy one step farther.
The Right Fit: Choosing an AI Strategy
News  |  6/19/2018
Dun & Bradstreet is transforming its own internal AI and analytics operations, even as it helps customers with their analytics and machine learning transformations.
Self-taught Kaggle Champ: Engineering to Data Science to AI
News  |  6/15/2018
You don't need a degree in data science to become a top professional in the field. Here's how one Kaggle data science champion taught himself. Now Gilberto Titericz is moving from Airbnb to AI startup Ople.
Global IaaS Providers; Where Does Alibaba Cloud Fit?
Commentary  |  6/13/2018
While Alibaba is on the radar as a global Infrastructure-as-a-Service player, several factors can make US companies wonder if the Chinese firm is a match for them.
Are Biometrics Good or Bad for Digital Security?
Commentary  |  6/8/2018
Good arguments can be made for use of biometrics in security, but the technology does have is flaws.
Top 11 MBA Programs for IT Leaders
Slideshows  |  6/5/2018
These leading university masters programs could help you take your IT career to the next level.
The Regulation Cycle: Putting GDPR in Context
Commentary  |  6/4/2018
Just as regulations were needed for the auto industry to mature, regulations like GDPR help data-driven marketing to grow up.
How to Be the Global IT Executive
Commentary  |  5/31/2018
IT managers who can adapt their personal styles to the needs of local cultures and employees are best positioned to succeed in the global arena.
IBM Bets On Private Cloud Data Platform
News  |  5/31/2018
Assembling the pieces to create a modern platform for data management, data governance, and data science can be complex. IBM says it's done the heavy lifting with a private, on-premises cloud platform to do the work.
Data Science on a Budget: Audubon's Advanced Analytics
News  |  5/30/2018
Over 100 years of crowdsourced data and machine learning help Audubon predict climate change's effect on where birds will live in the future. Here's how a tiny team of data scientists makes a big impact.
GDPR and the End of the World
Commentary  |  5/25/2018
Let's put the GDPR compliance deadline in perspective. It should change the way we look at privacy and data.
Big Data Platforms Evolve for Analytics, Machine Learning
News  |  5/24/2018
Machine learning and advanced analytics are now the centerpiece for companies that got their start as Hadoop distributors.
Debiasing Our Statistical Algorithms Down to Their Roots
Commentary  |  5/23/2018
Eliminating bias in the data and algorithms that drive artificial intelligence and machine learning initiatives requires constant vigilance on the part of not only data scientists but up and down the corporate ranks.
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.
When Nations Vie for AI Supremacy
Commentary  |  5/18/2018
Countries, as well as companies, are vying for supremacy in the artificial intelligence market.
5 Traits Organizations Need to Get Value from Machine Learning
News  |  5/18/2018
A new report identifies the traits of organizations that are getting value -- higher revenues and profits -- due to their machine learning initiatives. Does your enterprise have what it takes?
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 Common GDPR Misconceptions
Commentary  |  5/16/2018
A company's effort to comply with GDPR don't end on May 25. The work is ongoing, tied to a recognition of privacy as a fundamental right.
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.
How to Kickstart Digital Transformation: Government Edition
News  |  5/15/2018
Private companies have conditioned us to expect instant response and services, so we expect that from government agencies, too. But government doesn't always have the same funding that private companies do. Here's how these enterprises are addressing their digital transformations.
Calculating Blockchain's Impact
Commentary  |  5/15/2018
It's time to consider: Does the technology promise hope or hype for society and business?
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.
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.
When Digital Transformation Becomes Digital Disappointment
Commentary  |  5/9/2018
Inflated expectations often lead to disappointing results when companies launch ambitious digital transformation initiatives.
MIT Chaplain: Emerging Tech Leaders Care About Ethics
News  |  5/9/2018
The Computer Age fueled the ever-accelerating pace of innovation, but as the Digital Age matures, there are plenty of discussions about tech ethics, especially in light of AI. Emerging tech leaders are more likely to include ethics as an integral part of innovation, according to MIT's first humanist chaplain, Greg Epstein. Here's why.
10 Leading Female CIOs
Slideshows  |  5/8/2018
While women are still underrepresented in IT, quite a few of the world's largest organizations have female CIOs.
IT is Great, Now itís Time to Pitch it That Way
News  |  5/4/2018
If you're in IT, stop saying you're stressed, you're busy, or you're tired. To attract new talent, IT professionals need to engage their communities and speak about the possibilities, not just the deterrents.
The Transformation of Detroit's IT: From Win XP to EMail that Works
News  |  5/2/2018
Beth Niblock moved to Detroit as CIO to transform the crumbling, antiquated IT operation and infrastructure. Here's what her team has accomplished in 4 years with the limited resources available to a city in bankruptcy.
Technology Tops List of Industry Talent Turnover Rates
News  |  5/2/2018
What do you get when you mix a highly demanded talent pool with a talent shortage? Turnover.
Bad Data: An Enterprise-level Threat
Commentary  |  5/2/2018
Being able to trust an autonomous system goes beyond ensuring that data is accurate; it also calls for understanding the origins of that data.
Follow the Action at Interop, Live on the InformationWeek News Desk
News  |  5/1/2018
Those who can't get to Interop in person can follow the activity live on the InformationWeek News Desk.
Showtime for Interop ITX 2018
News  |  4/30/2018
Stay tuned for InformationWeek's coverage of evolving technology concepts and IT leadership issues and opportunities throughout next week's Interop ITX conference.
AI and Careers: Predicting Where The Jobs Will Be
News  |  4/30/2018
Experts agree that artificial intelligence and automation will impact jobs -- eliminating many and creating some, too. Here's what a group of experts had to say during a Congressional hearing about just how AI will impact tomorrow's workforce.
Transparency Reshaping the Risk Management Landscape
Commentary  |  4/30/2018
New technologies give consumers and investors informed insights into a company's reputation.
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.
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?
GDPR: A Cost vs. Benefit Analysis
Commentary  |  4/23/2018
It's a mistake for companies to view compliance with GDPR as just a financial burden. There are real benefits to be had in understanding and protecting customer data.
10 Things You Should Know About Deep Learning
Slideshows  |  4/23/2018
This type of machine learning is going to become increasingly important in analytics and enterprise applications.
Managing Online Extortion and Other Tricky Relationships
News  |  4/20/2018
Speakers at the RSA Conference this week shared some advice on how business leaders can deal with hackers who are trying to extort payments from an organization.
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.
Culture, Like Technology, Is Changing at a Breakneck Pace
News  |  4/19/2018
If you thought your company culture was good or bad or a static thing within the organization, well, guess again.
What Iím Looking Forward to at Interop ITX 2018
Commentary  |  4/17/2018
An IT professionals maps out his tour of Interop ITX, coming up in two weeks.
Executives, Beware of Agile!
Commentary  |  4/16/2018
The successful shift to an agile organization isn't just about a mandate from above; management has to embrace agile as a way of doing business.
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