Peter Wayner

Contributing Editor

Peter Wayner is contributing editor at InfoWorld and the author of more than 16 books on diverse topics, including open source software ("Free for All"), autonomous cars ("Future Ride"), privacy-enhanced computation ("Translucent Databases"), digital transactions ("Digital Cash"), and steganography ("Disappearing Cryptography"). His work regularly appears in InfoWorld, and he consults on software projects big and small. The second edition of his book on robot cars, "Future Ride," is out now. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard's TechBeacon marketing website.

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These popular and emerging EA tools offer businesses everything they need to support enterprise architecture and digital transformation.

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Top 10 AIOps platforms

Infrastructure monitoring tools injected with artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms can anticipate and analyze events and alerts, keeping your enterprise stack humming.

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