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COBOL, COVID-19, and Coping with Legacy Tech Debt
Commentary  |  4/13/2020
Pressures from the pandemic expose risks of waiting too long to transform, get agile, and establish a path for scaling up.
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.
Amazon Gets Temporary Injunction to Halt $10B JEDI Project
News  |  2/14/2020
AWS continues its courtroom challenge to a contract awarded to Microsoft to revamp cloud computing infrastructure for the Department of Defense.
How Credible Are the White Houseís AI Regulation Principles?
Commentary  |  1/23/2020
What is the Trump administration's real goal in suggesting new national regulations governing the use of artificial intelligence?
SIM Study Points to Lax Focus on Cybersecurity
Commentary  |  1/8/2020
Despite ranking at the top of respondents' concerns, organizations still show gaps in acting on cybersecurity.
AWS Talks Cloud Strategy, Security, and JEDI
Commentary  |  12/10/2019
A closed-door session with Andy Jassy bares some of Amazon's teeth in its legal fight over the $10B JEDI cloud contract.
Smart Cities NY: A Mix of Civics, Big Data, Security
Slideshows  |  5/17/2019
City officials meet technology innovators to pursue solutions that may improve life in urban centers as smart cities.
CIOs Share Secrets of Innovative New Projects
Commentary  |  5/16/2019
At Interop, three CIOs will share the details of their most innovative projects during keynote Lightning Talks. Then we'll dive deeper into their strategies with a moderated panel discussion.
Detroit's IT Makeover, a Year Later
News  |  3/29/2019
Detroit CIO Beth Niblock and her IT team have been helping the city advance through the tech world that we call the 21st century.
Trump White House Launches AI Initiative
News  |  2/12/2019
Artificial intelligence is the brains behind self-driving cars, cancer research, and more. Now the White House has created an initiative to foster this technology.
Fighting for Digital Transformation in the Government Sector
Commentary  |  2/5/2019
DevOps and digital transformation for government entities can mean addressing policy and security-driven roadblocks.
Conquering Legacy IT: Top Projects in Detroit's Recovery
Conquering Legacy IT: Top Projects in Detroit's Recovery
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/29/2018
Detroit CIO Beth Niblock shares some highlights of her efforts rebuilding the city's crumbling and neglected IT infrastructure.
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.
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.
Workforce Analytics Move Beyond HR
Commentary  |  5/14/2018
Workforce analytics have traditionally focused on HR's use of them when their value can actually have significant overall business impacts. Realizing this, more business leaders are demanding insights into workforce dynamics to unearth insights that weren't apparent before.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
A Cyber Breach Contingency Plan is Not Just the CIO's Responsibility
News  |  4/2/2018
Ask any CIO and they'll likely tell you one of their greatest fears is a data breach, and rightfully so. Having a plan in place for when the worst does happen and knowing there's a team of people to back you up should relieve some of the anxiety.
To Get Ahead in Tech, Treat Soft Skills Like Technical Skills
News  |  3/29/2018
Despite the name, soft skills are actually really hard to master. Yet more and more, they're proving to be the attributes that give candidates an edge when looking for new roles and leadership positions.
Government IT's Risks and Rich Rewards
Commentary  |  3/21/2018
As Detroit CIO Beth Niblock knows, government IT means dealing with challenges and risks, but the rewards when tech makes lives better are worth it.
Government IT: Time to Catch Up
Commentary  |  2/27/2018
What's the most pressing issue in government IT? Well, the resistance to it.
5 Tech Trends for the Enterprise in 2018
News  |  2/15/2018
The Accenture Vision 2018 report has identified five trends for CIOs and other executives for the year ahead, including citizen AI, extended reality, and data veracity.
Careers in 2018: Tips from a Top Analytics Recruiter
News  |  2/8/2018
Top quantitative executive recruiter Linda Burtch of Burtchworks provides insight into how to keep yourself competitive in data science, business intelligence, and other analytics-related careers. Here's how to get ready for a future of new technology, including AI, natural language processing, and IoT.
5 Keys to Asking Better Questions of Data Scientists
Slideshows  |  2/1/2018
Some enterprises struggle to drive business value from data science efforts because the business and data scientists are not communicating or collaborating well. Here are five things you can do to improve the cross-functional relationships and ROI.
CDOs Prove Their Worth in an Analytics-Driven Business World
News  |  1/31/2018
Research shows that chief data officers are helping their organizations turn data into dollars.
10 Questions to Get Your Digital Transformation Strategy Right
Commentary  |  1/24/2018
Don't underestimate the scope and challenges of a digital transformation initiative.
Three Key Questions for Federal CIOs
Commentary  |  1/17/2018
The federal initiative to modernize IT systems raise questions that government CIOS -- in fact, all types of CIOs -- need to consider before launching a major project.
CIOs' Evolving Role: Think Revenue and Strategy
News  |  1/9/2018
It's no longer about just cutting costs. CIOs must figure out ways to monetize tech including data, and where newer systems like blockchain can fit strategically.
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.
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.
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.
Fannie Mae Turns to DevOps for Speed and Efficiency
News  |  8/24/2017
The federal mortgage finance association becomes "Agile" to keep pace in a competitive field.
Air Force Intelligence Unit Goes Agile
News  |  6/30/2017
The US Air Force is determined to get more agile to produce applications that can be useful in times of conflict.
FireEye CEO Shares State of IT Threat Landscape
FireEye CEO Shares State of IT Threat Landscape
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2017
FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia talks about the state of the IT threat landscape and where enterprises should focus their attention when it comes to cybersecurity.
Digital Infrastructure for Cities Leads to Big Savings
News  |  6/16/2017
A Cisco report claims $2.3 trillion is waiting to be realized through digitized services, city management; cites Houston, Oslo, Barcelona as examples.
Energize Your Career in IT Leadership
Commentary  |  5/1/2017
The demands of a career in tech can overwhelm even the most successful IT leaders. Recharge by networking with peers and learning from expert speakers at InformationWeek's IT Leadership Summit.
Expanding a Culture of Innovation in Government
Commentary  |  4/10/2017
Governments have an opportunity to continue as leaders in innovation, but that role may require some changes in the leadership mindset and strategy.
10 Tech Jobs Set For Big Pay Raises In 2017
Slideshows  |  11/15/2016
Big data, security, and developer jobs are expected to get salary boosts in the coming year, according to Robert Half's 2017 Technology & IT Salary Guide. Here's a look at 10 hot jobs to watch.
Smart Cities Can Get More Out Of IoT, Gartner Finds
News  |  11/9/2016
While many smart cities are using IoT for transportation issues, there's a host of other initiatives these urban centers should start to address with the technology. Environmental and sustainability programs top a new list from Gartner.
AI, Cognitive Computing To Disrupt Enterprises: IDC
News  |  11/8/2016
IDC is forecasting big growth for cognitive computing and AI in the next 5 years. This infographic shows the growth, industries, and use-cases for these technologies.
BI Self-Service Analytics: IT's Next Top Priority
Commentary  |  10/27/2016
IT organizations should prioritize their self-service analytics tools projects to enable business users to experience the value of analytics and big data investments.
Gartner: IT Spending Will Hit $3.5 Trillion In 2017
News  |  10/20/2016
At its Symposium/ITxpo show, Gartner released new worldwide IT spending numbers that predict enterprises will spend up to $3.5 trillion on technology in 2017. That's an increase of about 3% over 2016, with much of that money going toward software and services.
10 Priorities, Concerns Facing State CIOs
Slideshows  |  10/3/2016
State CIOs are not immune to the enterprise transformation issues that are hitting IT organizations everywhere. Here's a look inside the trends at the state government level, from the annual NASCIO State CIO Survey for 2016.
Tech And Tasers: IT Support In Washington's Prison System
Commentary  |  9/29/2016
The 185 IT professionals at the Washington Department of Corrections support the needs of approximately 8,000 corrections officers and staffers and track some 33,000 assets -- including everything from iPhones to Tasers. Here's the story of how the organization revamped its IT support and service management tools and processes -- and the surprising culture changes that came about as a result.
US Coast Guard, CMU Team On Hoax Caller Crackdown
News  |  9/14/2016
The US Coast Guard is collaborating with experts in academia to help investigate the expensive problem of hoax callers. Machine learning is playing a vital role in their efforts.
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