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IT Department Hiring Now at Zero Growth
Patrick Thibodeau, Freelance Reporter
News
There may be evidence that the movement to cloud computing and workplace automation is slowing IT hiring.
By Patrick Thibodeau Freelance Reporter, 9/19/2017
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TrueAbility Aims to Reinvent IT Certifications
Ben Kepes,
Commentary
In an age of cloud computing and rapidly emerging technologies it's time for new approaches to IT certifications.
By Ben Kepes , 9/19/2017
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Top 10 Challenges IT Faces Heading Into 2018
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
News
While IT teams seem to face similar obstacles every year (talent shortages, tight budgets), the technology and methods they use to meet those challenges are rapidly improving and evolving.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 9/18/2017
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4 Tips From a Millennial Leader on Finding Great Talent
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
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Hiring great employees means looking beyond the resume into how they solve problems and address goals, as this millennial executive at Workday explains.
By Erin Yang, vice president of technology product management, Workday , 9/18/2017
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3 Tips for Making Better Investments in Security
Andrew Horne, IT Practice Leader, CEB, now Gartner
Commentary
Information securityís role is becoming more strategic, but its approach to making investment decisions hasnít kept pace. To better align security investments with enterprise strategy, IT and security leaders must stay focused on the right risks, add rigor to decision making processes, and give stakeholders opportunities for input.
By Andrew Horne IT Practice Leader, CEB, now Gartner, 9/15/2017
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12 DevOps Terms You Need to Know
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
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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Digital Transformation Done Right
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
A successful digital transformation initiative starts with an organization's leadership instilling a culture that supports the idea of the entire business operating under one digital strategy.
By Sajid Mohamedy, VP, Strategy & Operations, Nisum , 9/13/2017
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Consumers Leave No Doubt: People over Chatbots
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
People complain that virtual agents are too impersonal and can't handle complex requests.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 9/12/2017
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Set the Right Foundation for Applications with Improved CX
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Commentary
IT teams can salvage the value of legacy systems while pivoting to a new foundation offering better customer experiences.
By Justin Bingham, Co-Founder and CTO Janeiro Digital , 9/11/2017
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Next on the Chopping Block, Administrative Assistants
Patrick Thibodeau, Freelance Reporter
News
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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You Can Reconcile Bimodal IT with DevOps
Eric Bruno, Lead real-time engineer at Perrone Robotics
Commentary
Enterprises may be faced with a choice between Bi-Modal IT and DevOps, but maybe the two can live together.
By Eric Bruno Lead real-time engineer at Perrone Robotics, 9/6/2017
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Top 10 Ways IT Sparks Innovation
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
News
The pressure to become a digital business is pushing IT leaders to innovate more than ever before. Discover the areas they are focusing on to create change and digitally transform.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 9/6/2017
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Launching a New Office Overseas? Engineer It for Success
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Commentary
Having learned from his experience opening an operation in Norway, Tapad's Jeff Olchovy shares his advice to others planning overseas expansion.
By Jeff Olchovy, Principal Engineer, Tapad , 9/5/2017
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A Hat Doesnít Make a Captain: 3 Traits of a C-Suite Genius
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What makes an executive successful? Consider traits such as risk taking and never relying on the status quo.
By Manmit Shrimali, founder and CEO of Dextro Analytics , 9/4/2017
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Find the Digital Skills Your Company Needs to Succeed
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
Commentary
Reaching business goals, even surviving in an era of disruption, requires a tech-smart workforce.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 8/31/2017
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An IT Story: From Supporting Role to Business Partner
Patrick Thibodeau, Freelance Reporter
News
An IoT project in a manufacturing plant helped to change the role of the IT group at French auto supplier Faurecia.
By Patrick Thibodeau Freelance Reporter, 8/29/2017
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Are You Really Ready for Intelligent Automation?
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
AI and automation are being combined in different ways to complete tasks more efficiently than humans. Every business will be impacted by intelligent automation sooner than may be apparent, so the time to think about it is now.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 8/28/2017
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Fannie Mae Turns to DevOps for Speed and Efficiency
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
News
The federal mortgage finance association becomes "Agile" to keep pace in a competitive field.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 8/24/2017
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A Contrarian View on Automation
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Beware the overly optimistic ROI estimate when it comes to an automation initiative.
By Mark Dickson, AVP for Data Science, Mphasis , 8/24/2017
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3 Ways to Create a Strategic Framework for AI Adoption
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Commentary
CIOs need to help leaders understand how AI will really impact their spaces and take steps to using AI to help achieve long-term business objectives.
By Hossein Rahnama, founder and CEO, Flybits , 8/23/2017
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