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Welcome to Insider Pro

For more than 50 years, IDG has earned the trust of its readers with authoritative coverage of the technology industry. Insider Pro is the natural evolution of the insightful coverage our publications have produced for decades.

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7 tech buzzwords to cancel in 2020

Tech is an industry all too often fueled by hype, but some CIOs are fed up. Here IT leaders from retail, health care, consulting and other sectors discuss tech catch-all jargon they’d like to see dumped.

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6 digital transformation success stories

Anheuser-Busch InBev, McKesson, Barings and other companies are steering digital initiatives to drive business growth and operational efficiency. These digital transformation examples detail IT leaders’ strategies, implementations and...

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‘Drop dead weight, think analogue’: The modern CIO’s New Year resolutions

Gartner lists non-digital tools to help CIOs up their game for the year ahead

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Is AI judging your personality?

Forget ‘surveillance capitalism.’ AI-based social media monitoring could cost you a job, college admission, rental property and more – and you’ll never know how it happened.

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4 tech startup predictions for 2020

Capital markets are in transition, unicorns are falling and geopolitical instability abounds. That adds up to an 'interesting' climate for tech startups.

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IBM quantum computing network adds new Fortune 100 explorers

More businesses are experimenting with quantum computing via IBM’s Q Network, including Delta, Anthem, Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo.

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Analytics drives competitive advantage at Western Digital

$20B global manufacturer created a Digital Analytics Office to drive speed of insight and scale of operations.

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Why you have to become a trusted advisor for high level customer experiences

Enterprise business strategies across all industries are shifting to be customer-centric. Providers have to evolve beyond just selling products with basic support to become trusted advisors, intimately involved in their customers...

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Distributed, not remote

Every company may be a software company, but many software companies are now becoming distributed software companies. By adopting an everyone remote culture, we can hire, empower, and enable employees, wherever they happen to be.

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Applying cognitive science to champion data-management adoption

Business relationship managers today have new techniques to make data management stickier. Mix it up for greater data-enablement adoption.

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7 '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.

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The year in startups: 3 trends in 2019 offer a glimpse into a wild 2020

Taking a look back at three tech and investment trends that dominated 2019 and may shape 2020.

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3 reasons to focus on the bright side of AI

Despite the growing ubiquity of AI, many IT leaders still feel anxious about its risks and unsure of the opportunities. But today’s executive boards aren’t having it – they want to make AI a business priority.

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Healthcare’s digital transformation: 5 predictions for 2020

Short of a “black swan” event, 2020 will see a slow but steady advance in the digital transformation of healthcare.

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4 industries to watch for AI disruption

In 2020 we will see the continued impact of AI and machine learning in new industries that will not only help to support businesses, but also consumers.

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AWS re:Invent: Intelligent services, closer clouds

Quantum computing is still way out there, but Amazon Web Services is bringing other computing tasks much closer to home.

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5 enterprise cloud strategy trends for 2020

Architecting hybrid cloud environments and teaching IT staff how to work with and manage them are top of mind for CIOs seeking innovation from cloud computing services in 2020.

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