Peter Wayner

Peter Wayner

Contributing writer

Peter Wayner is 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").

Articles by Peter Wayner

11 dark secrets of data management
Opinion

11 dark secrets of data management

A solid data management strategy can reap rewards for any business seeking to capitalize on the value of data. Still, the road to data-driven decision-making remains rife with challenges and conundrums.
June 28, 2022
Top 16 business process management tools
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Top 16 business process management tools

Today's BPM platforms can help your organization create, optimize, and monitor vital business processes using sophisticated discovery, AI, and low-code/no-code functionality.
June 16, 2022
Top 15 data management platforms
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Top 15 data management platforms

Data management platforms (DMPs) help organizations collect and manage data from a wide array of sources — and are becoming increasingly important for customer-centric sales and marketing campaigns.
June 9, 2022
Top 8 customer data platforms
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Top 8 customer data platforms

Tying together customer data from various sources, customer data platforms (CDPs) provide detailed profiles of customers and the means for delivering customized marketing to them.
April 21, 2022
Data as a service: Top vendors offering data on tap
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Data as a service: Top vendors offering data on tap

Enterprises looking to supplement their data-driven decisions or digital services with data they might not otherwise have on hand have a growing number of options to turn to.
April 14, 2022
10 reasons to keep that data center running
Opinion

10 reasons to keep that data center running

With companies increasingly shifting most or all of their workloads to the cloud, the reasons for rolling your own server rack are dwindling u2014 but still very compelling.
March 31, 2022
Top 15 PLM vendors
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Top 15 PLM vendors

From design to service and beyond, product lifecycle management (PLM) suites and platforms help coordinate the work of developing, maintaining, and improving products of all stripes.
February 4, 2022
14 API strategy gotchas to avoid
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14 API strategy gotchas to avoid

Enterprises are increasingly looking to APIs to make their services more interoperable — and more profitable. But beware the following issues that could undercut the value of your API.
January 27, 2022
Top 15 API management platforms
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Top 15 API management platforms

Enterprises are increasingly dependent on APIs as part of their data (and revenue) strategies. API managers can help you design, secure, and monitor these vital interfaces to your data.
December 16, 2021
Top 13 cloud management tools
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Top 13 cloud management tools

With enterprises increasingly turning to the cloud, keeping track of instances, resources, costs, and workflows just keeps getting more challenging. These solutions can help.
November 10, 2021
9 emerging innovations that could redefine IT
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9 emerging innovations that could redefine IT

CIOs must keep an eye on the horizon. The following forward-thinking strategies and technologies are starting to gain traction and could impact the next decade of IT.
November 1, 2021
11 technologies for supporting the hybrid office
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11 technologies for supporting the hybrid office

IT leaders are being charged with ensuring the success of new workplace strategies that blend in-person and remote collaboration. Here are the tools that can help.
October 14, 2021
Top 21 RPA tools today
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Top 21 RPA tools today

Robotic process automation can streamline business workflows by eliminating tedious manual tasks without requiring you to completely re-engineer legacy systems.
September 2, 2021
10 dark secrets of the cloud
Opinion

10 dark secrets of the cloud

The cloud has increasingly become a cornerstone of IT strategies across every industry, providing enterprises with agility and scale. But in every dark corner, hidden risks and imbalances await.
June 29, 2021
6 ‘crackpot’ technologies that might transform IT
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6 ‘crackpot’ technologies that might transform IT

Next-horizon technologies have piqued some IT leaders’ interest in terms of the business value they may ultimately drive. Others remain skeptical of the high-risk payoff.
May 18, 2021
11 dark secrets of multicloud
Opinion

11 dark secrets of multicloud

In many situations, multicloud architectures make the most sense. But playing the field, baking in agility, and avoiding lock-in can expose your enterprise to hidden costs and issues.
May 4, 2021
6 reasons to invest in enterprise architecture tools
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6 reasons to invest in enterprise architecture tools

EA software can bring order to the innerworkings of your enterprise’s sprawling technical operations. Here is the upside of mapping and cataloging — and some cautions about where the real magic resides.
April 8, 2021