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Data Science vs IT: It Shouldn’t Be a Battle

Data Science vs IT: It Shouldn’t Be a Battle

To facilitate data science and avoid the pitfalls of shadow IT, data scientists and IT leaders need to work together in a collaborative manner.

Spend Management Can Help Bridge the IT and Business Gap

Spend Management Can Help Bridge the IT and Business Gap

John Hill, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Planning at Carhartt, has 20 years of experience in IT management, including expertise in strategic sourcing and strategic planning. Established in 1889,...

The Power of Connectivity: Closing the Digital Divide with Next-Gen Wireless

The Power of Connectivity: Closing the Digital Divide with Next-Gen Wireless

Connecting everyone is a big challenge. 5G and WiFi 6 have a key role to play.

Taking a People-centric Approach to End-User IT

Taking a People-centric Approach to End-User IT

Small, measured steps help sustain IT and the business for rapid changes amid the ongoing remote workforce.

Exploring the Basic Concepts of Blockchain

Exploring the Basic Concepts of Blockchain

While blockchain is now in use across a wide range of industries, people tend to have many questions about this rapidly emerging technology. This post answers some of these questions.

Contact Centers: A Central Component of Digital Transformation

Contact Centers: A Central Component of Digital Transformation

The modern contact center is becoming a customer experience center.

Becoming an ML information factory – 6 lessons we can learn from lean manufacturing

Becoming an ML information factory – 6 lessons we can learn from lean manufacturing

Why are so many enterprises failing to benefit from machine learning, and what can we do about it?

How to Create a Digital Workplace for the Work-from-Anywhere Era

How to Create a Digital Workplace for the Work-from-Anywhere Era

Accelerated by the new normal surrounding remote work, businesses must find a comprehensive platform that enables collaboration from anywhere.

Three reasons for data-driven optimism

Three reasons for data-driven optimism

Doing digital, data-driven business is a nearly universal goal. Ninety-five percent of U.S. companies we surveyed* in October were in some stage of digital transformation and intentional progress toward a data-driven...

How APIs Cut Development Time By 85% And Transformed Our Business

How APIs Cut Development Time By 85% And Transformed Our Business

In conversations with other businesses in my industry, I often hear “digital transformation" associated with buying equipment or services to solve a problem. This notion misses the greater potential of digital transformation to...

Adobe Adds New AI Capabilities to Magento Commerce to Enhance Digital Business

Adobe Adds New AI Capabilities to Magento Commerce to Enhance Digital Business

While there has been a great deal of focus on the growth of digital channels, perhaps the more important story is the pace of innovation at e-commerce sites. Businesses are competing to add new capabilities that enhance the...

How To Focus On Your Customer: Focus On Your Technology Platform

How To Focus On Your Customer: Focus On Your Technology Platform

Ecommerce has never been more important than it is right now, and Shopify is at the center of this. We handle everything from marketing and payments, to secure checkout and shipping, for more than a million businesses worldwide....

Urgent Computing at the Texas Advanced Computing Center

Urgent Computing at the Texas Advanced Computing Center

From natural disasters to global crises, TACC supercomputers are increasingly being used for decision support in critical situations.

HPC Speeds CAE for Motorcycle Manufacturer with 15X Faster Run Times

HPC Speeds CAE for Motorcycle Manufacturer with 15X Faster Run Times

Altair Hyperworks simplifies IT and lowers the costs and speed of virtual prototyping.

Speed and Improved Development Tools for Adobe Target

Speed and Improved Development Tools for Adobe Target

Today, virtually every brand is focused on doing everything it can to improve the customer experience (CX) on multiple fronts. The rapid move to the digital-first reality during the pandemic has increased the competitive pressure...

"Self-Funding” to Get the Most Bang from the IT Buck

Jay Ferro is Chief Information Officer at a large manufacturer based in the U.S. and Canada. In his 25 years as an IT professional, he has held a number of leadership roles, including the CIO position at AIG, Earthlink, and the...

Adobe’s CIO Provides Insight on Changing Digital Infrastructure to Support the New Normal

Adobe’s CIO Provides Insight on Changing Digital Infrastructure to Support the New Normal

CIO Online recently interviewed Cynthia Stoddard, Senior Vice President and CIO of Adobe, as part of IDG’s CIO 100 Virtual Symposium. The theme this year was “The Innovation Reset: Resilience, Endurance, and Renewal.” In...

Managed HPC Services Help Space Data Company Thrive

Managed HPC Services Help Space Data Company Thrive

Dell Technologies and R-Systems help Spire process global satellite data at lightning-fast speeds

4 Ways to Continue Driving Success in the Age of Remote Work

4 Ways to Continue Driving Success in the Age of Remote Work

In a recent webinar sponsored by Adobe and Wipro Digital, we had a conversation that focused on enterprise strategies that support unforeseen “pivots” and can help organizations succeed in ever-changing environments, such as a...

How Centralizing Communications Delivers the Power of Simplicity

How Centralizing Communications Delivers the Power of Simplicity

A single provider makes life easier by eliminating the complexity of managing separate tools with different interfaces and admin strategies.

SC20 Student Cluster Competition Moves to the Cloud

SC20 Student Cluster Competition Moves to the Cloud

The Student Cluster Competition, an event normally held at the Supercomputing conference, has moved to the cloud with more participants than ever.

You can do data strategy.

You can do data strategy.

Everybody’s building a data strategy.In October, we surveyed 500 executives and technical practitioners in the United States. None reported that a data strategy was not a priority for their organization. The Home Depot motto is...

CIO of Deloitte Stays the Course While Navigating the COVID-19 Landscape

CIO of Deloitte Stays the Course While Navigating the COVID-19 Landscape

Cloud migrations and other existing IT initiatives are helping organizations deal with the disruptions caused by the global pandemic, and some of those initiatives warrant acceleration. Larry Quinlan is Global Chief Information...

CIO of Walgreens Boots Alliance Shares Lessons from CMO Partnership

CIO of Walgreens Boots Alliance Shares Lessons from CMO Partnership

“There was no longer any discussion about IT and marketing as two separate functions,” shares Francesco Tinto. “We are thinking about the customer journey, and we just win as one team.” As the CIO of Walgreens Boots Alliance,...

AI Conversations: Enabling Smarter, More Efficient Healthcare

AI Conversations: Enabling Smarter, More Efficient Healthcare

Artificial intelligence applications address today’s healthcare challenges with data-driven insights that can help providers significantly boost the quality of patient care while combatting rising costs.

How to Reduce Fatigue From Communication Sprawl

How to Reduce Fatigue From Communication Sprawl

A solution that integrates calls, chat, meetings, and collaboration on a single platform? Yes, it’s possible.

Taking the First Step in Navigating Your Hardware Security Journey

Taking the First Step in Navigating Your Hardware Security Journey

Research backs up the need to establish a strong foundation to address ever-evolving security threats.

Why the CMO and CIO are no longer strange bedfellows

Why the CMO and CIO are no longer strange bedfellows

Focusing on customer experience in digital transformation strategies brings them together.

Mastering the remote work surge: Your best moves now

Mastering the remote work surge: Your best moves now

The idea: remove complexity from your workplace and simplify your environment and applications. The result: reduce running costs while increasing agility.

5G Matters to the Enterprise and Its Customers

5G Matters to the Enterprise and Its Customers

5G networks are emerging as a key to rich user experiences, high-quality enterprise services and new business opportunities. This is why we all need 5G.

You Need To Move As Fast As Your Data. Here’s How We’re Doing It At AES.

You Need To Move As Fast As Your Data. Here’s How We’re Doing It At AES.

I work at a global energy company, in an industry that is well over a century old. As the world is ever-changing with evolving demands for power and growing concerns about sustainability, the energy industry is also going through...

Adobe Partners to Optimize the Post-Transaction CX

Adobe Partners to Optimize the Post-Transaction CX

Brands are focusing on the customer experience (CX) more than ever, but many find themselves focusing more on the steps leading up to purchase than on the post-sale experience. Nonetheless, the latter is becoming a higher...

Exploring 5G Opportunities in Diverse Industries

Exploring 5G Opportunities in Diverse Industries

5G networks create an innovation platform for the digital enterprise.

A Hybrid Learning Strategy is the Way of the Future

A Hybrid Learning Strategy is the Way of the Future

COVID’s impact is likely to change expectations around access and connectivity for both students and teachers

Driving New Telco Opportunities with 5G-enabled Services

Driving New Telco Opportunities with 5G-enabled Services

With the rise of 5G networks, telecommunications providers can offer new and highly innovative services and solutions that go far beyond connectivity.

Containers shift from IT optimization to digital transformation

Containers shift from IT optimization to digital transformation

As digital transformation speeds up, containers have become a means of directly shaping enhanced customer experience in the shortest time possible.

Three Steps for Application Modernization-driven Transformation

Three Steps for Application Modernization-driven Transformation

Digital transformation, the exciting opportunities and agility it provides businesses, is top of mind for most enterprises, accelerated by the events and impacts of 2020. But at the same time most of these organizations have found...

The IT invasion of OT

The IT invasion of OT

The digitalization of operations is driving an invasion of IT people and processes into the OT domain.

Contact center in the cloud: The value of choosing your own path and timing

Contact center in the cloud: The value of choosing your own path and timing

Along with the ability to offer better customer service, a cloud-based contact center offers several vital benefits.

We should only get faster

We should only get faster

In the last few months, executives and technical practitioners have told me more often than not that productivity at their company increased as a result of changes made to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. This is consistent...

Analyze-Automate-Accelerate: The New Model For Customer Focus

Analyze-Automate-Accelerate: The New Model For Customer Focus

"Do more with less." Sound familiar? For years, that's been the dominant marching order for anyone running a company's information technology department. What we don't have is much of an industry standard method. As CTO at...

When Facing the Unknown, Agility is Your Superpower

When Facing the Unknown, Agility is Your Superpower

In March, as the number of coronavirus infections grew exponentially across the United States, SkyLakes Medical Center in rural Oregon prepared for an influx of patients. In 48 hours, they renovated and opened an entire floor that...

A 6-Step Approach to Data Center Transformation Strategy

A 6-Step Approach to Data Center Transformation Strategy

Key elements include business requirements and their impact on IT architecture, IT requirements, and the data center strategy itself.

Leaders in the New Remote Era Need New Remote Leadership Skills

Leaders in the New Remote Era Need New Remote Leadership Skills

Beyond making sure technology runs smoothly, keep these five non-tech considerations in mind for keeping employees motivated and engaged.

The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go On

Customer journey in an Intelligent Venue during the pandemic

Conquering hidden challenges of scale

Conquering hidden challenges of scale

You can’t win by solving a single challenge of scale: you need to uncover different aspects of the problem.

How Microservice Architecture Is Transforming Human Capital Management

How Microservice Architecture Is Transforming Human Capital Management

If ever there has been a need to adapt, 2020 has let it be known that this is the year. COVID-19 has brought about all kinds of workplace changes, from remote work with video meetings to temporary layoffs. It may seem like just...

The New 3 Rs: Respond, Recover, and Reimagine to Accelerate Digital Transformation

The New 3 Rs: Respond, Recover, and Reimagine to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Governments have both an opportunity and responsibility to expand the digital infrastructure and reimagine the convergence of technology, innovation, and new possibilities.

Infrastructure Upgrade Pays Off with City’s Quick Pivot to Virtual

Infrastructure Upgrade Pays Off with City’s Quick Pivot to Virtual

Doral’s Smart City efforts put the city in a better position to manage the shift from physical to virtual

Enterprise Computing Draws Closer to the Edge

Enterprise Computing Draws Closer to the Edge

A recent #IDGTECHtalk Twitter discussion confirmed interest in edge computing is on the rise – but it’s still early days in terms of implementation.

Data Analytics: A Home Run For Creating Fan Loyalty

Data Analytics: A Home Run For Creating Fan Loyalty

I'm an engineer by training. A numbers guy. A data geek. I spend my time talking with engineers and businesspeople about systems architecture, ROI, cloud computing, microservices, market share, and finance. I also think a lot...

Unhelpful Personalization Is Not a Winning Strategy

Unhelpful Personalization Is Not a Winning Strategy

Throughout my career, I have both taken inspiration from and found practical guidance in a principle of servant leadership: “Make sure that other people’s highest priority needs are being served.” Discovering the next bingeable...

Delivering a Game-Changer: Adobe Experience Manager as a Cloud Service

Delivering a Game-Changer: Adobe Experience Manager as a Cloud Service

Cloud computing has become commonplace at organizations of all sizes. However, not all cloud deployments are created equal. They can range from simply cloud-hosted applications to the most modern purpose-built cloud-native...

Learning Lessons from Extreme Cases

Learning Lessons from Extreme Cases

Read the stories of innovative teams confronting extreme situations and deploying solutions that combat them successfully.

Successful AI Meets Business Needs—and Human Needs

Successful AI Meets Business Needs—and Human Needs

Each day at Zulily we add 9,000 products to our online store and process more than 5 billion clicks from online shoppers. That is more virtual inventory than you'll find in the warehouses of many retailers, and it’s by design....

Adobe Delivers Tools for AI-Driven Content Recommendations

Adobe Delivers Tools for AI-Driven Content Recommendations

By decreasing face-to-face interactions, the move to digital commerce has made it more difficult to increase customer loyalty and create lasting relationships. Digitally delivered content is a key element of loyalty-building in...

Keeping momentum doing less with less.

Keeping momentum doing less with less.

It’s possible to be “correct, but unhelpful.” I had this experience while talking with an accomplished digital transformation leader just recently. He agreed with me that data-driven enterprises get compounding returns from the...

How We're Turning Remote Work Into Better Management

How We're Turning Remote Work Into Better Management

This year has seen one of the fastest and most dramatic changes in how we work, ever. At the end of the first quarter, millions of people shifted to working from home, aided by digital advances in communications and collaboration....

Successful Strategies for Remote Education

Successful Strategies for Remote Education

As entire process shifts, remote learning evolves — quickly

Serving Residents with a Remote Government Workforce

Serving Residents with a Remote Government Workforce

Discover the key elements of a comprehensive strategy for the post-pandemic world

Forward Progress in the Work from Anywhere Era

Forward Progress in the Work from Anywhere Era

With some 46 million people moving to working from home full-time, organizations must provide a first-class “work from anywhere” experience.

Create a Digital Ecosystem for the Work From Anywhere Era

Create a Digital Ecosystem for the Work From Anywhere Era

IT can address remote end user frustrations and help desk shortfalls – but it requires new tools and capabilities.

Leading IT in the New Normal

Leading IT in the New Normal

Exploring the challenges and opportunities of serving as an IT leader during turbulent times.

The Best (and Worst) Question to Ask About Your Data

The Best (and Worst) Question to Ask About Your Data

Helpful advice from companies that were purposely built to be data-driven permeates our daily lives.

Three Data Security Fundamentals for Remote Learning

Three Data Security Fundamentals for Remote Learning

Focus on hardware, OS, and application level precautions

Education IT Leaders Prep to Balance Security and Access in Uncertain Times

Education IT Leaders Prep to Balance Security and Access in Uncertain Times

Assuring safe access to academic data and resources is everybody’s job

The Secret Life of IoT Sensors

The Secret Life of IoT Sensors

If IT represents the brains of an operation and OT the brawn, then sensors serve as the eyes, ears, and hands of industrial automation. But care must be taken to ensure sensors are getting good data and generating useful insights.

Fast-Tracking Telemedicine With a Flexible Network

Fast-Tracking Telemedicine With a Flexible Network

Vancouver Clinic had to quickly shift to telemedicine and remote work to deliver patient care. Here's how it did that in record time.

Get Better, Simpler Networking With Network-as-a-Service

Get Better, Simpler Networking With Network-as-a-Service

Responding to changing business requirements more effectively plus freeing up resources to innovate and experiment are some of the key drivers of the as-a-Service model adoption.

The Fundamentals of Security Incident Response—During a Pandemic And Beyond

The Fundamentals of Security Incident Response—During a Pandemic And Beyond

A rapidly expanding remote workforce introduces new challenges when it comes to identifying your vulnerabilities and responding rapidly, but it doesn't change the fundamentals—identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover.

IT Security at Home: Hard But Not Impossible

IT Security at Home: Hard But Not Impossible

You probably can't provide security for workers at home that matches that of your office, but you can come close. Here are some ideas.

7 Ways to Optimize Your Cloud for the Long Term

7 Ways to Optimize Your Cloud for the Long Term

In fast-tracking your move to cloud, your organization may have missed some critical steps. Here's how to ensure long-term cloud success.

5 Steps to Transform to On-Premises Cloud Services

5 Steps to Transform to On-Premises Cloud Services

Not all applications can be run in the public cloud. Here's how to get the cloud to come to you.

How data and AI will shape the post-pandemic future

How data and AI will shape the post-pandemic future

Data science and AI are not only accelerating COVID-19 research and recovery today but helping organizations uncover insights and opportunities to succeed in the new normal.

Adobe Delivers A Next-Generation Developer Experience

Adobe Delivers A Next-Generation Developer Experience

As brands seek to deploy digital systems to deliver a better customer experience regardless of the channel used by the customer, the ability of developers to create or enhance these systems takes on outsized importance. New...

Get Agile: Is your IT Infrastructure Ready?

Get Agile: Is your IT Infrastructure Ready?

For many organizations, the data deluge is keeping them from making the most of their data and stifling innovation. However, there are four steps that can help clear a path to data value and success. Here’s how.

Evolving the IT Culture to Embrace DataOps

Evolving the IT Culture to Embrace DataOps

When companies embrace new processes around DataOps, they become more unified —and innovation soars. Follow these 3 guidelines to ease the necessary cultural shifts.

How to Simplify Management to Improve Storage Performance

How to Simplify Management to Improve Storage Performance

Hitachi Vantara uses automation to increase the speed and agility of VM, storage provisioning, and data migration—in turn freeing up staff to focus on the business.

3 Reasons to Consider NVMe and SCM

3 Reasons to Consider NVMe and SCM

Non-Volatile Memory Express and Storage Class Memory are two of the latest industry technologies – and they promise to improve performance, lowering latency, increasing throughput, bandwidth, and performance predictability

Building a container strategy―13 potholes to avoid

Building a container strategy―13 potholes to avoid

To pave the way to success, give developers flexibility, evolve your networking strategy, and set realistic expectations.

Modernizing your big data estate – the time has come

Modernizing your big data estate – the time has come

The Hadoop ecosystem has evolved over the past decade, but several new technology innovations have also emerged. Now’s the time embrace these new innovations.

How a major retailer quickly met a dramatic increase in online orders due to COVID-19

How a major retailer quickly met a dramatic increase in online orders due to COVID-19

One specialty retailer was better prepared than many of its competitors for the dramatic spike in online shopping.

Highly intelligent products with AIOps/IoT: A map for greater productivity

Highly intelligent products with AIOps/IoT: A map for greater productivity

Implementing highly intelligent products can propel your business forward, reduce operational expenses, increase uptime, and deliver a better customer experience.

Struggling with Kubernetes? You need K8sOps.

Struggling with Kubernetes? You need K8sOps.

As with many things in technology, it isn’t the technology that holds organizations back; it’s the surrounding sub-optimal processes.

Leadership, Security, Communication: The Three COVID Coping Strategies For Education

Leadership, Security, Communication: The Three COVID Coping Strategies For Education

The pandemic response will catalyze changes for years to come

Why a Multi-cloud Strategy is More Vital Than Ever in Higher Education

Why a Multi-cloud Strategy is More Vital Than Ever in Higher Education

Look beyond choice of technology to skills and culture

A Playbook For The Unexpected

A Playbook For The Unexpected

Businesses have undergone many changes over the last year, but in many respects, the onslaught of COVID-19 has accelerated trends that have been present for several years now.

Why you need to “do more with more”

Why you need to “do more with more”

The operating model of an organization is the bridge between its strategic intent and effective execution. It includes organizational structure, accountabilities, governance, and ways of working alongside people, process, and...

Digital Maturity Helps Resilience

Digital Maturity Helps Resilience

For government organizations, an established digital strategy can help weather disruption

The Annihilator of the Mishap

The Annihilator of the Mishap

You can count on it -- someone is trying to take your customers from you with something different or just the pretense of that.  That would be those gnarly competitors, on the endless path to disrupt, win, and annihilate (you).  

Unchain dynamic teams from legacy tools

Unchain dynamic teams from legacy tools

In times of unprecedented and continual change, connection in the workplace—wherever that may be for each individual employee—is more important than ever. Today’s landscape of labor has radically changed, emphasizing the need for...

We’ve seen this movie before

We’ve seen this movie before

In 2011, Marc Andreessen argued that “software was eating the world.” By 2013, Gartner executives told us “every company is a technology company.” “Digital transformation” exploded as a hot topic in 2014 and hasn’t slowed down...

Edge-Optimized HCI: Bringing Apps Closer to Data and Data Closer to Apps

Edge-Optimized HCI: Bringing Apps Closer to Data and Data Closer to Apps

Data is shifting to the edge, and businesses are seizing the opportunity to modernize IT systems. Edge-optimized HCI delivers new levels of performance, agility, and visibility into flexible resource pools outside of the data center. ...

A New Normal Upends the Traditional Evaluation of Enterprise Storage

A New Normal Upends the Traditional Evaluation of Enterprise Storage

With businesses in the age of COVID-19 seeking ever-greater IT agility, flexibility, and cost savings, CIOs must re-think how they evaluate enterprise storage.

Adobe’s Magento Platform Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Adobe’s Magento Platform Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant

As the pandemic permanently alters the landscape for ecommerce, it’s more important than ever to provide an exceptional buying experience for customers. With stores turning into “pick, pack, and ship” locations and needing to...

Put More Apps on HCI than You Ever Thought Possible

Put More Apps on HCI than You Ever Thought Possible

We explore the next evolution in HCI — disaggregated HCI (dHCI) — and look at two organizations that turned to dHCI in order to leverage the hyperconverged experience across all their workloads.

Maximize DataOps ROI With Three Key Technologies

Maximize DataOps ROI With Three Key Technologies

Respondents to a 451 Research study highlight three priorities for investment: analytics and self-service data access, data virtualization and data preparation.

3 Key Elements for Achieving the Promise of Hybrid Cloud

3 Key Elements for Achieving the Promise of Hybrid Cloud

Fragmented clouds can hinder enterprises with complexity, cost, and siloed data. Follow these three requirements to turn your hybrid cloud into a simple, agile enabler of innovation.

5 Keys to Building an AIOps Powerhouse

5 Keys to Building an AIOps Powerhouse

Artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) enables you to quickly analyze data, present it in a meaningful way, and use it to proactively anticipate and resolve common IT issues.

Your Customers Want to Be Data-Driven Too

Your Customers Want to Be Data-Driven Too

Every digital interaction produces data. And data is what economists call “non-rival”: It can be used simultaneously, without being diminished, by any number of consumers. It’s understandable that teams aiming to drive top-line...