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How Can We Trust Machine Learning and AI?
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If you want build trust in machine learning, try treating it like a human, asking it the same type of questions.
By Colin Priest, Director of Customer Success, DataRobot , 11/17/2017
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9 'People Problems' Plaguing DevOps
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
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When enterprise IT teams transition to a DevOps approach, they often face difficult organizational and cultural challenges.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 11/16/2017
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25 DevOps Vendors to Consider in 2018
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
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These companies offer tools that are becoming an indispensable part of implementing a DevOps approach to IT.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 11/13/2017
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Are DevOps and Software Quality Incompatible?
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The DevOps concept's focus on speed to market and continuous release can leave gaps in software quality. Understand which ones you can live with, and which are critical.
By Mary Shacklett, founder and owner of Transworld Data , 11/9/2017
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Why Automation Won't Displace Human Intelligence in Analytics
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There's great value for companies to use automation technologies in analytics, taking advantage of the vast data sets now available. Making machine learning models more precise isn't just about technology; but a reimagination of business structure and the roles of tech and people.
By Jay Bourland, SVP of Engineering, Alteryx, Inc. , 11/8/2017
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CRM: Back for Another Round
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New capabilities in CRM and digital marketing solutions require a strategic reassessment.
By Will Bryant and Ren Carter, Point B , 11/1/2017
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Will You Sink or Swim?
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These are exciting times for those determined to propel their business towards the next age of digitalization, but beyond the sophisticated tools and intelligent machines, leaders have to give thought to how their employees will help to drive success.
By Adam Corey, Chief Marketing Officer, Tealium , 10/31/2017
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Automated Machine Learning Drives Intelligent Business
Jen Underwood, Impact Analytix
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Even as enterprises explore how artificial intelligence can help their organizations and people discuss the relationship between humans and software, automated machine learning tools continue to simplify deployment across all layers.
By Jen Underwood Impact Analytix, 10/30/2017
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Critical Advice for Starting an RPA Program
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An successful RPA initiative calls for careful planning and communication, and starting small before trying to scale.
By Jean Paul Baritugo, Senior Associate, Pace Harmon , 10/30/2017
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DevOps: It's a Different Animal
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
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It's time to take stock of where organizations are with implementing DevOps.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 10/24/2017
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AIM Was a Pioneer in Collaboration
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
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Now 20 years old, AOL Instant Messenger is quietly heading to software's trash heap.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 10/10/2017
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The Programmable Infrastructure
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
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Interop ITX 2017 keynoter, Susie Wee, VP and CTO of DevNet Innovations for Cisco, sat down with us at the InformationWeek News Desk to talk about the intersection of applications and infrastructure.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 10/10/2017
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3 Ways Millennials are Shaping Todayís Workplace Tech
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Use of technology is a defining characteristic of millennials, so if you don't provide simple and instant application access in the workplace they will find their own alternatives.
By Oren Ariel, CTO and cofounder of Capriza , 10/5/2017
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Your Shadow IT Strategy Is Broken
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It's time for IT groups to stop fighting the tide and work with business units to support shadow IT.
By Arlo Gilbert, CEO and co-founder, Meta SaaS , 9/29/2017
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Seven Steps to IT Transformation
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It's time for an IT overhaul, one that can support an organization's move through digital transformation.
By Tim Hebert, Chief Client Officer, Carousel Industries, Inc. , 9/25/2017
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The Next-Generation IT Help Desk is Achievable Today
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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The new enterprise IT help desk features bots, cloud monitoring, and consolidated views into problems, and it can be implemented today.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 9/14/2017
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12 DevOps Terms You Need to Know
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
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Before taking that big step into DevOps, here are 12 core DevOps terms you'll want to understand.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 9/13/2017
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Alexa for the Enterprise? Not Yet, but Itís Coming
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Now that you might be accustomed to using Siri, Alexa, Cortana or Google Assistant in your personal life, consider the potential for voice technology in the enterprise.
By Jim Souders, CEO, Adaptiva , 9/12/2017
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Next on the Chopping Block, Administrative Assistants
Patrick Thibodeau, Freelance Reporter
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You probably have noticed that the number of administrative assistants has declined over the years. Now, digital assistants and outsourcers may be ready to replace those who remain.
By Patrick Thibodeau Freelance Reporter, 9/6/2017
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What IT Spending Forecasts Tell Us About the Future of IT
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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IT spending patterns make it clear that we are in a software and cloud-based world.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 8/25/2017
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