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Content tagged with Software posted in November 2016
Driverless Vehicles & The IT Impact
News  |  11/29/2016
Juniper Research tried to answer the question, given the experimentation with driverless vehicles, when will it gain traction?
HelloFresh Moves Analytics To Hadoop
News  |  11/23/2016
HelloFresh, one of the popular new fresh meal delivery services, was outgrowing its home-grown business intelligence system. To meet the needs of its growing business and data volumes, the company moved to MapR's Hadoop.
Consumer Reports Finds Middle Ground Between Cloud And On-Premises
News  |  11/21/2016
Consumer Reports runs its back-end accounting on Oracle E-Business Suite, but has found a way to get all the benefits of cloud computing while keeping control over the upgrade cycle afforded by on-premises solutions. Here's how they did it.
The Technology Economy Shuffles The C-Suite
Commentary  |  11/18/2016
Chief Data 0fficers have been on the rise in enterprise organizations for the past few years. Do they belong in the IT organization, or should they have their own organization?
2017 IT Budgets: One-Third Goes To Cloud, Hosting Services
News  |  11/17/2016
IT professionals and CIOs plan to spend slightly more than a third of their total IT budgets on cloud and hosting services in 2017, according to survey results from 451 Research. While IaaS remains popular, most of the money will be spent on application, management, and security services.
RightScale: Cloud Customers Overspend On Services
News  |  11/17/2016
In a new study of its cloud computing customers over a three-month period, RightScale found that many are passing up savings, and that overprovisioning resources is still widespread.
Google Makes Machine Learning Available To Enterprise IT
News  |  11/16/2016
At its machine learning event, Google put on a display of APIs for use in automated image analysis and categorization -- and for the translation of 103 languages. The company joins AWS and Microsoft in offering more of these services through the cloud.
Samsung's $8 Billion Harman Deal Drives New Era For IT Pros
Commentary  |  11/15/2016
As connected cars become more commonplace, IT professionals need to consider how employees are using these software-platforms-on-wheels to access and share work-related information. Samsung's announcement that it would acquire Harman International Industries -- owner of multiple car audio brands -- raises the urgency of these questions.
Chief Data Officers: More Report To CEO Than CIO
News  |  11/14/2016
A Gartner survey of chief data officers found that 30% of them are now reporting to the CEO. Also, many companies are creating a new Office of the CDO with its own staff, budget, and responsibilities separate from IT.
Cisco: Cloud-Native Apps Will Dominate By 2020
News  |  11/14/2016
Big data, IoT, and other applications are changing cloud computing, according to Cisco's sixth annual Global Cloud Computing Index. The report finds that cloud traffic will represent 92% of all data center traffic by 2020, and that companies will build 485 hyperscale data centers in the next three years.
10 Hot Programming Languages To Build Web Apps
Slideshows  |  11/14/2016
Websites aren't going anywhere and will continue to be part of the corporate IT infrastructure for years to come. Here are 10 languages you should know if building web apps is on your agenda.
IT Priorities Shifting Toward Security, Managing Costs
News  |  11/11/2016
A recent IDG survey shows CIOs and IT managers have a renewed concern for operational security and improved customer experience.
Trump's Election: Poll Failures Hold Data Lessons For IT
News  |  11/11/2016
Are your data analytics predictions models suffering from the same problems as the models that predicted Hillary Clinton would easily win the US Presidential election? Here are a few things to consider.
10 Paths To Learning The Best Data Tools For Your Career
Slideshows  |  11/11/2016
Learning new data tools could increase your worth and salary. But the best choice depends on which tools you already know. Here's a look at which ones to add to your tool kit next.
Google's Urs Holzle: Moore's Law Is Ending
News  |  11/10/2016
Google's Urs Holzle says cloud suppliers won't be able to bank the gains of Moore's Law much longer and will have to eke out advances elsewhere.
Where Your IT Dollars Are Headed In 2017
Commentary  |  11/10/2016
We polled InformationWeek readers to find out about IT spending priorities for 2017. Here's what we learned. See how your budget plans for next year stack up.
10 Free Tools Software Developers Should Know
Slideshows  |  11/9/2016
Dev teams and software developers need tools to get their jobs done, and there are plenty of free options. Here are 10 to consider for your tool kit.
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.
The Wait At Polls: IT Drives Real-Time Updates
News  |  11/7/2016
Voters in Cobb County, Georgia, got more accurate and timely updates on wait times at polling locations open for early voting during this year's US presidential election. Here's how IT made it happen.
CIOs Get Strategic As IT Budgets Stay Flat
News  |  11/7/2016
Tech budgets are moving out of IT control and are expected to remain flat, but CIOs are gaining more influence across the broader enterprise, according to CEB Global's 2017 IT Budget Survey.
CIOs Face Changes, Volatility In 2017, Forrester Predicts
Slideshows  |  11/7/2016
IT transitions will accelerate in 2017 as CIOs look to deliver business outcomes, develop technologies that serve customers, and embrace new technologies such as AI and AR, according to Forrester Research. Here's a look at the research firm's predictions for the new year.
Disaster Recovery: The Cloud Changes Everything
News  |  11/4/2016
In a recent report, Gartner looks at the growing field of disaster recover as a service, and finds how this cloud-based approach differs from the more traditional approach to DR.
Android Marketshare Hits Record 88%, Report Finds
News  |  11/4/2016
A recent report from Strategy Analytics finds that Android has reached a record 88% marketshare during the third quarter of 2016. At the same time, Apple's iOS lost some ground, and other mobile operating systems have all but disappeared.
10 Tools For Effective DevOps Collaboration
Slideshows  |  11/4/2016
Collaboration for DevOps teams is crucial, but it doesn't happen automatically. Here are 10 tools that can help make it easier (or possible) for your teams to work together.
Digital Transformation Underway, Many Will Fail At It
News  |  11/3/2016
IDC has issued its IT FutureScape forecast for 2017, which includes 10 predictions for IT. Here's how cloud, mobile, social media, big data, AI, virtual reality, and other innovations are changing the world.
Data Analytics Pros Don't Feel The Love From C-Suite
News  |  11/3/2016
Data and analytics initiatives may underpin every digital transformation initiative, but can these programs be trusted? A new survey from KPMG shows that even those running the programs don't always trust them.
Will Digital Economy Create A Developer Shortage?
News  |  11/2/2016
As more companies seek to transform themselves digitally and effectively become software companies, some are going to have trouble filling "the developer gap," according to a Cloud Foundry report.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure And The Future Of IT: Podcast
Commentary  |  11/1/2016
In this episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice podcast, we talk with Wikibon's Stu Miniman about hyperconverged infrastructures and why IT pros need to pay attention.
10 Factors Determining Data Pro Salaries
Slideshows  |  11/1/2016
O'Reilly Media's 4th annual survey of data professionals looks at tools, languages, gender, geographies, and a host of other factors that are predictors in terms of how much data workers can expect to earn. Where do you fit?
Analytics Dominate CRM Lead Management Products: Gartner
News  |  11/1/2016
Investments in predictive analytics, dashboards, and KPIs are coming to CRM lead management offerings, according to Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant report for the category. The finding is reflective of an increasing number of IT organizations aiming to deliver more and better intelligence for sales and marketing users.


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