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Businesses Are on the Cusp of an Automation Revolution
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
The cloud is much more than on-demand computing and storage resources. It is the foundation for a whole new world of exciting and smart ways of doing business.
By Bob Weiler, Executive Vice President, Oracle Global Business Units , 4/19/2018
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Get an AI Head Start: Buy It
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
CIOs want to invest in AI projects, but some just aren't ready to build it out themselves. So Oracle and SAP are both offering AI technologies to enterprise customers to get them started.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/11/2018
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Technology Faces State-of-Mind Hurdles
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Satire
Cloud and open source advocate Sam Ramji, vice president for product management for the Google Cloud Platform, provides a sneak peek into his Interop ITX keynote.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 4/11/2018
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Informatica CEO: Enterprises in 2018 Focus on AI, Data Catalog
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Data management cloud and enterprise software vendor Informatica has seen a surge in interest for data catalog as organizations grapple with the looming GDPR deadline and data privacy issues. Here's what else the company's CEO sees as big trends in data for 2018.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/10/2018
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How to Transition from Being a Cloud 'Rookie' to Aficionado
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Commentary
Dabbling in the cloud rather than having a cloud strategy with assigned responsibilities is a step toward disaster.
By Melodye Mueller, VP of Marketing and Strategic Alliances, CloudHealth Technologies , 4/10/2018
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The State of the Cloud 2018
Joe Masters Emison, Co-Founder, BuildFax
Satire
It's time to stop with the excuses and recognize why an organization needs to move to the cloud.
By Joe Masters Emison Co-Founder, BuildFax, 4/9/2018
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Big Data Maturity: You're Not As Mature As You Think
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Big data is past the hype stage, but are organizations really past the challenges and getting the most value out of big data technologies? Not so much. Here's a look at the state of big data maturity and the challenges that remain.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/2/2018
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Does Your IT Department Have the Proper Cloud Skills?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
As cloud offerings evolve and enterprise organizations look to do more in the cloud, IT professionals need to add new cloud-related skills.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 3/27/2018
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Enterprises Get AI Head Start with As-A-Service
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Enterprises are embracing artificial intelligence and it's component technologies -- machine learning, natural language processing/text analytics, and computer vision. But are they ready? Here's how AI-as-a-service may ease their entry into these new technologies.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/27/2018
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Accenture CIO: Journey to Cloud Accelerates Tech Upgrades
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Accenture CIO Andrew Wilson is 2 years into a 3-year journey to put 90% of the company's IT infrastructure into the cloud. Here's how that cloud commitment helped accelerate a recent IT project.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/23/2018
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Donít Neglect Your Data in a Rush to the Cloud
Johanna Ambrosio, Tech Journalist
Satire
Greg Hoffer, vice president of engineering at GlobalScape, says that sometimes customers get so caught up in the cloud's fast-and-easy mantra they don't fully think out the security implications for their data.
By Johanna Ambrosio Tech Journalist, 3/23/2018
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The Discriminating Executiveís Guide to Cloud Computing
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Commentary
Business leaders need more than technical speak; they need cogent answers to critical business questions.
By Rich Murr, CIO, Epicor Software , 3/20/2018
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Manage What You Can't See: No Magic Required
Johanna Ambrosio, Tech Journalist
Satire
Andi Mann, chief technology advocate at Splunk, is a big proponent of 'observability' Ė knowing what's happening with all systems, services and apps to be able to fix and, eventually, prevent problems.
By Johanna Ambrosio Tech Journalist, 3/19/2018
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Protection from Software Publishers Ripping You Off
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
Do you ever wonder why software licenses are so complicated, and what you can do about them?
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 3/15/2018
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DevOps Futures: SREs, Re-Skilling, and New-Ops
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
Satire
It's time to ditch the phrase no-ops. DevOps gives IT the opportunity to expand their current skill sets in new roles and become better leaders by managing cross-functional teams. No, all we see are new-ops.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 3/6/2018
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Government IT: Time to Catch Up
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
Satire
What's the most pressing issue in government IT? Well, the resistance to it.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 2/27/2018
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The Cloud Builds on Hard-Earned Credibility
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Satire
Cloud computing has overcome some tough resistance over the years, but it has gained acceptance and proven it's value. Now IT pros have to make sure that cloud technology is applied the right way, delivering the solutions that business managers need.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 2/23/2018
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5 Things I Learned While Trying to Understand Today's Cloud Pricing
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
News
I went digging in the weeds of the current cloud pricing battlefield to understand what is going on so you don't have to. Here's what I learned matters a lot, a little, and just enough.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 2/22/2018
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Unlock the Value: From Data Quality to Artificial Intelligence
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Satire
Data quality, data privacy, and advanced technologies such as AI, machine learning, neural networks, and more, are of top concern to data analytics pros and IT managers, says Karen Lůpez, Data & Analytics Track Chair for Interop ITX 2018.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/20/2018
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For IT in 2018, Think Change and Change Again
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Satire
Even with the ongoing new developments in core technologies, IT organizations are facing dramatic changes in how they work in 2018 as they embrace new business concepts and strategies.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 2/15/2018
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