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AI and IoT: Techís New BFFs
Commentary  |  6/22/2018
Enterprise interest in the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence are coming together, with AI helping the IoT do its job.
Teradata Suit Says SAP Stole Tech Behind HANA
News  |  6/21/2018
A lawsuit filed by Teradata alleges that SAP lured the company into a joint venture to develop a bridge database for analytics. Soon after it was created and proven in a customer site, SAP pulled the plug. But a few days later it introduced HANA, which did the same thing.
Will Containers Replace VMs?
Commentary  |  6/21/2018
While an across-the-board migration from virtual machines to containers isn't likely, there are issues developers and operations personnel should consider to ensure the best solution for the enterprise.
3 Ways IT Leaders Can Deliver Business Transformation
Commentary  |  6/20/2018
As the world of technology continues to change at a rapid pace, so do the roles and responsibilities of IT leaders.
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.
Cut Data Center Costs Without Sacrificing Performance
Commentary  |  6/19/2018
While organizations are placing greater demand on data centers, IT managers do have ways to work within tight budgets.
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.
5 Lessons for SREs and Their Teams
Slideshows  |  6/18/2018
Now that SRE has become a cool job there's been some washing of the title. Sysadmins and IT ops are being rebranded as SREs without businesses actually making any the changes to their tasks. Here's what you should expect as an SRE as well as tips for excelling in the role.
3 Considerations When Implementing Digital Transformation
Commentary  |  6/15/2018
Get your digital transformation initiative off on the right foot by addressing three basic issues right up front.
5 Steps to Put a Faltering DevOps Plan Back on Track
Commentary  |  6/14/2018
The best laid plans of DevOps adopters often go awry. Here's how you can fix things.
Understand the Power of Internal APIs
Commentary  |  6/13/2018
Missing the transition from legacy integration to using APIs to connect internal systems might prove the difference between business success and failure.
How One Manufacturer Developed its Own SaaS
News  |  6/13/2018
In the future every company will become a software company, building their own applications backed by advanced analytics, and delivered as software as a service. For some companies, the future is arriving now.
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.
5 Free Online Machine Learning Courses
Slideshows  |  6/12/2018
Demand for machine learning professionals is growing faster than for any other job. If you are looking to gain the skills needed for that next stage in your career, check out our short list of free online machine learning courses.
What the Evolving Icebox Says About the Role for IT
Commentary  |  6/11/2018
IT is no longer just about keeping the lights on. These days organizations are relying on IT to help deliver a competitive edge through digitization.
Why AI is So Brilliant and So Stupid
Commentary  |  6/11/2018
For all of the promise that artificial intelligence represents, a successful AI initiative still requires all of the right pieces to come together.
Why DevOps Is Your Key to Becoming a Digital Entity
Commentary  |  6/7/2018
Becoming a digital entity isn't just about buying new technology, but also means creating new and advanced competitive capabilities by aligning technology processes with the business.
Traditional ERP Falls into the Arms of Cloud
News  |  6/7/2018
SAP and Oracle have been talking about the cloud for years, but it's no small task to move huge installed bases of on-premises software. New cloud moves show a new momentum.
Why Microsoft's GitHub Deal Isn't a Sign of the Apocalypse
Commentary  |  6/6/2018
Fear not, developers. The open source development community will thrive, no matter who's running the show.
Overstock Accelerates with Big Data Platform
News  |  6/6/2018
Overstock is one of the granddaddies of Internet commerce with 20 years worth of customer data to support its marketing analytics. Here's how it increased the speed of models and analysis by 5x.
Four Tips for a Successful IoT Deployment
Commentary  |  6/5/2018
IoT experts share some advice for companies embarking on their first, or maybe their first "successful", IoT initiative.
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.
Rethink Change Management for Agile Initiatives
Commentary  |  6/5/2018
Companies that have applied change management to previous business or process changes must acknowledge that the pace and nature of agile means that traditional change management may not be enough.
Why Quantum Computing Should Be on Your Radar Now
Commentary  |  6/4/2018
Boston Consulting Group and Forrester are advising clients to get smart about quantum computing and start experimenting now so they can separate hype from reality.
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.
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.
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.
A Machine Infrastructure to Get Value from AI
Commentary  |  5/29/2018
A key to your success with AI is building out an infrastructure that will support today's apps but also the workloads and data volumes of the future.
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?
Artificial Intelligence: Job Killer or Creator?
Commentary  |  5/28/2018
It is clear that artificial intelligence will cause disruption in the workplace, but will it actually lead to mass job losses and discontent?
9 Traits of Emerging Disruptors
Slideshows  |  5/25/2018
Disruption causes quantum shifts in industries and societal behavior by digitizing the analog, upending economic models and otherwise challenging the status quo. The disruptors differently and act differently than the incumbents. Let's look at how.
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.
Take a Wrong Turn with ERP and Wind up in Court
Commentary  |  5/24/2018
Lesson learned decades after the dawn of ERP software: Read the fine print, and understand exactly what it means.
DevOps at Scale: Best Practices in Use Today
Commentary  |  5/23/2018
IT professionals in the field discuss some of the best practices that help to make DevOps initiatives successful.
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.
GSK Updates Analytics Platform for Faster Drug Development
News  |  5/21/2018
GSK began an overhaul transformation of its R&D data and analytics infrastructure three years ago. Here's what it looks like today.
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.
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 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.
IoT, Data Visualization Warn Coastal Residents about Flooding
News  |  5/16/2018
Spearheaded by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, the StormSense project combines IoT sensors, cloud systems, predictive analytics modeling, and data visualization mapping to predict flooding impacts and deliver warnings to residents in the Virginia Beach area.
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.
Leverage Data to Align Business and IT
Commentary  |  5/16/2018
A takeaway from an Interop ITX panel discussion: Data isn't a commodity to work with, but is a vehicle for unifying IT and the business at large.
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