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Understand Yesterday’s Tomorrows to Gain Competitive Advantage
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One way to innovate today is to look back and learn from the past innovations that never took shape.
By Doug Reeder, Senior Director of Innovation, NTT DATA Services , 7/16/2018
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Is Your Technology Holding Your Company Back?
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Two emerging technology concepts -- blockchain and microservices -- are critical to enterprises hoping to find success in technology-based partnerships.
By Michael Biltz, Managing Director, Accenture Technology Vision , 7/10/2018
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Forget the Robot Apocalypse: Learn How and Why to Automate
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Enterprise executives considering an automation initiative need to be clear with internal and external stakeholders about how automation fits into the organization’s priorities.
By Brett Fraser, Program Leader, Booz Allen Hamilton , 6/29/2018
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Data Science on a Budget: Audubon's Advanced Analytics
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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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.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/30/2018
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A Machine Infrastructure to Get Value from AI
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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.
By Fred Sadaghiani, CTO, Sift Science , 5/29/2018
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9 Traits of Emerging Disruptors
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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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.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 5/25/2018
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GDPR and the End of the World
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
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Let's put the GDPR compliance deadline in perspective. It should change the way we look at privacy and data.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 5/25/2018
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Take a Wrong Turn with ERP and Wind up in Court
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Lesson learned decades after the dawn of ERP software: Read the fine print, and understand exactly what it means.
By John Berry, Technology Journalist , 5/24/2018
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How to Prepare for the Machine-Aided Future
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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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.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 5/21/2018
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Re-Architecting for the Cloud: Optimize Your Migration Strategy
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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.
By J.R. Jasperson, Chief Architect, SendGrid , 5/21/2018
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IoT, Data Visualization Warn Coastal Residents about Flooding
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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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.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/16/2018
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5 Common GDPR Misconceptions
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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.
By Tomas Honzak, Director of Security and Compliance at GoodData , 5/16/2018
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Leverage Data to Align Business and IT
Bill Kleyman, Writer/Blogger/Speaker
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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.
By Bill Kleyman Writer/Blogger/Speaker, 5/16/2018
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Experts from Across the IT Spectrum Share Insights from Interop ITX
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[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.
By InformationWeek , 5/15/2018
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11 IT Leaders and Experts Share Highlights from Interop ITX
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[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.
By InformationWeek , 5/15/2018
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How to Kickstart Digital Transformation: Government Edition
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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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.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/15/2018
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Calculating Blockchain's Impact
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
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It's time to consider: Does the technology promise hope or hype for society and business?
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 5/15/2018
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Pioneers Create Infrastructure for Self-Sovereign Identity Online
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Several organizations are assembling the technologies to enable self-sovereign identity, a way for individuals to control who they are online. Blockchain is one of those essential components.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/14/2018
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CIO, Meet the Chief Talent Officer
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How technology and the new workforce are changing the enterprise dynamic.
By Will Hughs, Head of Fixed & UC, Vodafone Americas , 5/10/2018
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MIT Chaplain: Emerging Tech Leaders Care About Ethics
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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The Computer Age fueled the ever-accelerating pace of innovation, but as the Digital Age matures, there are plenty of discussions about tech ethics, especially in light of AI. Emerging tech leaders are more likely to include ethics as an integral part of innovation, according to MIT's first humanist chaplain, Greg Epstein. Here's why.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 5/9/2018
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