Profile of James M. ConnollyExecutive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
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Jim Connolly is a versatile and experienced technology journalist who has reported on IT trends for more than two decades. As Executive Managing Editor of InformationWeek, he oversees the day-to-day planning and editing on the site. Most recently he has been editor of UBM's All Analytics. He has written about enterprise computing, data analytics, the PC revolution, the evolution of the Internet, networking, IT management, and the ongoing shift to cloud-based services and mobility. He has covered breaking industry news and has led teams focused on product reviews and technology trends. Throughout most of his tech journalism career, he has concentrated on serving the information needs of IT decision-makers in large organizations and has worked with those managers to help them learn from their peers and share their experiences in implementing leading-edge technologies through such publications as Computerworld. Jim also has helped to launch a technology-focused startup, as one of the founding editors at TechTarget, and has served as editor of an established news organization focused on technology startups and the Boston-area venture capital sector at MassHighTech.
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Sometimes we get so enthralled with shiny new tech tools that we forget the basic fact they need to bring business value.
Forrester's upcoming cloud 2018 predictions report, scheduled for release tomorrow, highlights just how dramatic developments in security, analytics, and applications tools have advanced the cloud.
The introduction of Amazon Key as an in-home delivery service stretches trust just a bit too far.
It's time to take stock of where organizations are with implementing DevOps.
CIOs are finding their tenures are shrinking, in part because they often are bumped out when their organizations embark on new strategies.
Now 20 years old, AOL Instant Messenger is quietly heading to software's trash heap.
The Equifax data breach should open our eyes to the issue of explicit consent, a concept our peers in Europe are dealing with now.
Just how quickly are enterprises moving workloads to the cloud? InformationWeek is searching for the answer.
One of the challenges to innovation and adoption of emerging technologies is our reliance on classifying everything and everyone.
The new InformationWeek Flash Poll is ready for you to share your advice to a new high school graduate as they define what they want to be when they grow up.
The latest book by MIT researchers Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson explores the human/machine relationship and how businesses can prepare for the changes that the next 10 years will bring.
AI and machine learning won't create massive job losses in the foreseeable future, but some societal issues do come to mind.
Successful DevOps initiatives have to include everyone, not just the Dev and Ops staffs, according to Interop ITX speakers.
MIT's Andrew McAfee looks at all those things we said computers could never do, but they did. And, he warns of the HiPPO.
In his Interop ITX keynote, CA Technologies CTO Otto Berkes took a hard look at technology change and how organizations approach it.
Follow the action at Interop ITX and hear from the experts through the InformationWeek News Desk, streaming live from Las Vegas.
Are CIOs shaped most by nature or nurture? One of them may get you into the C-suite, but the other one can bring you success there.
As Interop ITX opened with summits and workshops, experts from Silicon Valley Data Science highlighted some of the new considerations for a modern data strategic plan.
Interop ITX keynoter Andrew McAfee will explore the ways technology is changing the way companies do business, and how more changes will happen at supersonic speed.
Some of Interop ITX's awesome advisors and speakers share a peek into what they will do on their Las Vegas journey.
A special research report by UBM Tech highlights how aggressively enterprises are embracing data-driven decision making and analytics technology.
Steve Ballmer's new venture is striving to turn billions of bits of government data into facts.
At Interop ITX, coming up next month, a track of more than two dozen presentations will provide valuable advice to IT executives, including pointers on how to balance technical and soft skills for their teams and themselves.
When it comes to hiring IT professionals, technical skills are important, but don't overlook the culture match.
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.
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.
Recruiting firm Randstad's annual salary survey shows data pros are in the upper stratosphere, and DevOps experience is starting to justify a premium.
Breaking down the silos is critical in an enterprise IT strategy, and there are ways to get different IT and business groups on the same team.
A Verizon report highlights how big data complexity and a shortage of data science talent are hurdles for an IoT implementation, but we also have to remember the key best practice of having a business goal as part of any analytics initiative.
In the discussion over who should lead a corporate big data initiative, maybe it should be someone other than the CIO, CAO, or CDO.
Organizations of all sizes and from all sectors are invited to apply for the 2017 InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards.
There's been a positive change in the enterprise computing business of late; more product announcements truly are focused on how technology can help a company do business.
The emergence of CIOs whose backgrounds are outside of IT isn't a fluke. It was inevitable.
While half of surveyed organizations say that digital transformation is a strategic priority, what does that say about the other 50%? If they don't adapt they could face the fate Darwin described in discussing survival of the fittest.
Real estate agents are finding new success by tapping into the power of big data analytics.
Professional organization campaigns to boost the image of statisticians and draw more young people into the field.
What happened to Rod Canion, Andy Grove, and their peers who shaped modern technology? Catch up on some original tech visionaries.
While some employers insist on searching for mythical perfect candidates, mere mortals can win Hadoop jobs. Search wisely and demonstrate the right blend of skills.
Many people want lucrative Hadoop jobs right now. Do you have the Hadoop expertise and experience necessary to keep your career moving forward?
Demand for Hadoop developers is up 35% from a year earlier, Dice.com says -- and salaries don't disappoint.