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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in March 2017
Managing APIs Is an Increasingly Complex Burden
News  |  3/31/2017
Cloud Elements study analyzes data on enterprise API use and concludes that API use is growing rapidly, but it also takes careful management.
Avoid the Telecommuting Reboot
News  |  3/30/2017
Telecommuting can be a useful concept for an organization, but you have to put the right tools in place to support remote workers.
Now You're the Manager, Time to Offer Guidance
Commentary  |  3/29/2017
Whether you are a new manager or deeply experienced, be aware that you need to provide your IT staff with ongoing career guidance, as Interop ITX workshop present Rob Cordova explains.
Seven Essential Steps for Transitioning to Enterprise DevOps
Commentary  |  3/29/2017
If you are thinking about doing DevOps also think in terms of starting small, getting executive buy-in, and not reinventing the wheel.
Inscrutable Amazon Bill: Behind It, a $1 Million Savings
News  |  3/28/2017
When Segment found its AWS bill going up unexpectedly, it did a deep dive to find the cause and realized a $1 million annual savings.
Creating the Cloud Learning Platform of the Future
Commentary  |  3/27/2017
When an RFP returned high-cost bids for the work, the University of Maryland University College opted for an in-house approach to building a cloud-based school.
No Cloud is Perfect, So Be Prepared
News  |  3/24/2017
Enterprise IT managers have to accept that cloud outages will occur, and have strategies to keep core systems running.
How to Find the Right Fit in IT Hiring
Commentary  |  3/23/2017
When it comes to hiring IT professionals, technical skills are important, but don't overlook the culture match.
Maritz IT's Journey: From Sinkhole to Full Business Partner
News  |  3/23/2017
Gerry Imhoff knew things had to change, but it would need to be a culture change, not a new generation of technology.
8 Business Benefits of Adopting DevOps
Slideshows  |  3/23/2017
Embracing DevOps approaches can help organizations improve agility, increase revenues, lower costs, and become more competitive.
How to Do DevOps in Old-School Organizations
Commentary  |  3/22/2017
The best approach to DevOps is one step at a time, and that is particularly true for a well-established enterprise.
RightScale's State of Cloud: Cut Wasted Use
News  |  3/22/2017
RightScale issued its sixth annual State of the Cloud report and found Docker a top DevOps tool, but concerns about 30% usage cloud waste.
Straighten the Flow of DevOps with Data
Commentary  |  3/21/2017
An effective DevOps program relies on application data to highlight patterns such as which features users rely upon.
Cloudbleed: Final Damage Assessment Still Pending
Commentary  |  3/21/2017
Cloudflare CEO Prince has published a persuasive case that Cloudbleed hasn't caused any detectable damage. Let's go slow on that.
The Hardest Part of Digitization: Cultural Change
Commentary  |  3/21/2017
Companies that fail to come up with a clear strategy and roadmap face the risk of being stranded in organizational inertia.
4 Reasons CIOs Need to Attend Interop ITX
News  |  3/20/2017
Consider just a few of the reasons a CIO should join the rest of their IT team at Interop ITX, instead of staying back at the office this year.
Cloud Benefits: Liberty Group Tech Chief Knows What They Are
News  |  3/20/2017
When The Liberty Group found increasing demand for its services in 2012, it rehired Rob Hiltbrand to take it to the cloud.
Integrate Serverless With Your On-Premise IT Operations
News  |  3/17/2017
AbbVie architect Keith Townsend will discuss how serverless functions in the cloud can be meshed with IT operations on premises when he presents at Interop ITX.
CIOs Should Make 5 Changes to IT Funding in an Age of Digitization
Commentary  |  3/17/2017
Historical approaches to IT funding and the mechanisms used to prioritize and track technology spending do not support the changes that new technology initiatives require.
Should You Fire Conscientious Objectors?
Commentary  |  3/16/2017
When it's time to embrace organizational change, leaders may be faced with the reality of how to handle what may be well-reasoned questions and resistance from some subordinates.
Open Source in the Enterprise: Challenges and Myths
Commentary  |  3/16/2017
Open source is all the rage, but isn't exactly easy to adopt. An Interop ITX speaker offers some tips.
Best Practices in Information Governance Enforcement
Commentary  |  3/15/2017
Technology is a necessary piece in an information governance program, but you also need to employ best practices that will help with enforcement.
A Cloud Move Means Big Changes for IT Operations
News  |  3/14/2017
At Interop ITX, JP Morgenthal of CSC will describe what changes when it comes to operations management in a move to the cloud.
Scaling Up Scala: Why We Started a Bootcamp for New Developers
Commentary  |  3/14/2017
When it's tough to find developers with experience and training in a specific programming language, consider doing an in-house boot camp.
Future of Data Summit Tackles AI, Machine Learning
Commentary  |  3/14/2017
Learn about how real-world enterprise organizations are advancing projects in AI, machine learning, virtual reality, and more, to add value for consumers and drive revenues.
Interop ITX Preview: Top IT Career Resources
Commentary  |  3/13/2017
In a sneak preview to presentations taking place Interop ITX, career development expert Katy Tynan offered tips and resources for getting ahead in IT.
Docker Shifts Toward the Enterprise
Commentary  |  3/13/2017
With Docker having announced a more enterprise focused product line, now is the time to compare each of the Docker platform versions so you have a better sense of your options.
Elevating Women in Tech: Practical Strategies
Commentary  |  3/10/2017
Addressing the under-representation of women as technical practitioners, Interop ITX speaker Patricia Dugan outlines some of the issues that the IT and tech sectors need to address.
Google Cloud Polishes Its Appeal To Enterprise
News  |  3/10/2017
At its Next conference in San Francisco. Google outlined some of the ways it is using a $30-billion investment to increase its footprint in the enterprise cloud sector.
Why Collaboration is Critical in Technology Acquisition
Commentary  |  3/9/2017
New technologies and solutions are compelling, so compelling that little thought may go into what will make them successful. Solutions architects can help, but they need help from IT and the business. Thought leaders, including an Interop ITX speaker, share advice.
The Secret Sauce to Delivering Exceptional Customer Experiences
Commentary  |  3/8/2017
Networking company Ciena developed an internal strategy to improve it's customer relationships.
Twitter Chat: Tips for Embracing DevOps
News  |  3/8/2017
If you are just getting started with DevOps or you want to take your DevOps initiative to the next level, join InformationWeek and Interop ITX for a Twitter chat on Thursday.
Transformation is About a Culture, Not a Project
Commentary  |  3/7/2017
While some people are just starting to talk about digital transformation, Intuit has been embracing transformation -- in the corporate and IT sense -- for decades, as Interop ITX speaker Olga Braylovskiy explains.
Is Amazon's Growth Running A Little Out Of Control?
Commentary  |  3/7/2017
AWS operations explains that it was tougher to restart its S3 index system this time than the last time they tried to restart it.
10 New Make-or-Break Priorities for the CIO
Slideshows  |  3/7/2017
As the move toward digital innovation continues, CIOs are increasingly challenged from all angles and with new responsibilities and new technologies.
Red Hat Expert: OpenStack May Not Be As Complex As You Think
Commentary  |  3/6/2017
Red Hat's principal cloud architect says you can get into OpenStack, one step at a time, accomplishing business objectives along the way.
Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems
Commentary  |  3/6/2017
If you are thinking about moving applications off a mainframe and over to open systems and the cloud, consider these guidelines to prioritize what to move and what to eliminate.
Measuring DevOps: The Key Metrics That Matter
Commentary  |  3/2/2017
Determining DevOps' ultimate value to an organization is essential for receiving maximum benefits.
Serverless Computing Isn't Simple to Explain
Commentary  |  3/2/2017
Serverless computing is a concept that's difficult to encapsulate in a few short words, as illustrated in our expert discussion.
What Tech Can Learn about Talent from the Trades
Commentary  |  3/2/2017
Tech professionals might be surprised to learn that tech and the trades face a similar challenge: an impending talent gap.
Deploying Containers to the Cloud: Many Options
News  |  3/1/2017
At Interop ITX 2017, a container deployment expert will demonstrate how users can select an option for moving containers to the cloud.
Rapid Tech Change Challenges IT Leaders
Commentary  |  3/1/2017
Agility is the name of the game for today's IT organizations, but keeping up with the rapid pace of change is difficult. We explain what's holding IT back.


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