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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...

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...

Transforming the Enterprise with 5G Technology

Transforming the Enterprise with 5G Technology

The rise of 5G networks opens the door to unprecedented possibilities and new capabilities for enterprises — but only for those that are poised to seize the day.

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...

Embracing Data Silos and Bridging the Collaboration Gap Between DataOps and IT Ops

Embracing Data Silos and Bridging the Collaboration Gap Between DataOps and IT Ops

Dell Technologies launches an extreme storage-dense server to accelerate data-driven insights and drive collaboration across the enterprise.

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.

Five Key Tasks for Capitalizing on AI and Data Analytics

Five Key Tasks for Capitalizing on AI and Data Analytics

Drawing on the learnings gleaned from hundreds of internal projects, Dell Technologies has developed a strategy for capitalizing on artificial intelligence via five overarching use-case tasks.

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

Small and Midsize Businesses Jump into HPC and AI in Hybrid Cloud

Small and Midsize Businesses Jump into HPC and AI in Hybrid Cloud

In a global survey of small and midsize businesses, Forrester Consulting found growing support for the use of hybrid clouds for running HPC and AI workloads.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

AI Conversations: AI and 5G Perfect Each Other

AI Conversations: AI and 5G Perfect Each Other

The advent of 5G networks is accelerating the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) use cases by enterprises and for consumers, while AI is also enabling communication services providers (CSPs) to automate processes for service and...

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.

Innovations in High Performing, Open-source Database Architectures

Innovations in High Performing, Open-source Database Architectures

Dell Technologies, Intel and rENIAC offer a new reference architecture that promises to accelerate the performance of open source NoSQL databases, validated using Apache Cassandra as a baseline benchmark.

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

Coming Soon to a Cloud Near You: HPC and AI Workloads

Coming Soon to a Cloud Near You: HPC and AI Workloads

In a survey of global IT decision makers, Forrester Consulting found growing support for the use of hybrid clouds for running HPC and AI workloads.

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...

Fintech Mines the Deep Wealth of Data for an Extra Edge

Fintech Mines the Deep Wealth of Data for an Extra Edge

Business Systems International teams with Dell Technologies to deliver leading-edge HPC technology for demanding artificial intelligence applications.

Digital Maturity Helps Resilience

Digital Maturity Helps Resilience

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

Planning an education infrastructure for both in-person and at home learning

Planning an education infrastructure for both in-person and at home learning

Key decisions: From bandwidth to devices to setting expectations

Answering Key Questions About the Virtualization of HPC and AI Workloads

Answering Key Questions About the Virtualization of HPC and AI Workloads

Organizations running high performance computing systems are increasingly capitalizing on virtualization. A Dell Technologies subject matter expert explores this trend in a Q&A interview.

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...

Data and the Human: Data-Driven vs. Gut Instinct

Data and the Human: Data-Driven vs. Gut Instinct

Where do humans fit into this data-driven AI world? Explore the benefits and use-cases for data-driven AI vs. instinct.

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.

Extracting value from data: How the cloud can help

Extracting value from data: How the cloud can help

Businesses are collecting massive amounts of data annually, but do they really know how to make good use of it? A recent study from NewVantage Partners finds the answer is: not really. Nearly three-quarters of organizations in the...

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.

The future of databases and application development

The future of databases and application development

Microservices have emerged as the favored development approach for cloud computing platforms. Importantly, microservices architectures have finally reached the database, unlocking new opportunities for innovation and business...

From POC to production: Keys to scaling machine learning

From POC to production: Keys to scaling machine learning

Many machine learning (ML) projects stall between proof-of-concept (POC) and full-scale production. Successfully scaling pilots across the organization requires a combination of business leadership buy-in, the right skills and...

How to create a data-driven culture

How to create a data-driven culture

Conversations about data-driven enterprises often focus on tools, big data, and the technological advancements that have made storing, processing, and analyzing data faster and cheaper.

How to build data capabilities

How to build data capabilities

When it comes to the data, it is culture first and capability second. In my previous post, I talked about how executives can create a data-driven culture in their enterprises.

Adobe Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management

Adobe Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management

It takes a great product or service to be named a leader in a Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) report. Adobe recently earned that designation in the MQ report focused on CRM lead management. It’s the result of Adobe’s focus on...

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.

Episode 6: From data literacy to data proficiency

Episode 6: From data literacy to data proficiency

Episode 6: How to create a data-driven culture

Overcoming the challenges of machine learning at scale

Overcoming the challenges of machine learning at scale

Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are increasingly on the investment list for IT leaders. Among the many benefits of these technologies, building and deploying ML models can add automation to...

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...

Aligning Content Management and Marketing Activities

Aligning Content Management and Marketing Activities

The importance of content creation and access to existing brand assets in successful enterprise marketing and CX projects cannot be underestimated. But barriers to effective digital experience project management remain a challenge...

5 steps to building a modern data foundation

5 steps to building a modern data foundation

Using data as a springboard for innovation requires the ability to see, analyze, and act on data across the enterprise. Here’s how you can get there.

Episode 5: T-Mobile calls on machine learning to boost CX

Episode 5: T-Mobile calls on machine learning to boost CX

Episode 5: How T-Mobile is using machine learning to improve customer satisfaction

3 use cases for machine learning you probably haven’t thought of

3 use cases for machine learning you probably haven’t thought of

As organizations gain more experience deploying machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) across different parts of the business, they’re discovering new and interesting ways to use the technology.

How DataOps Transforms Data Supply Chain Roles

How DataOps Transforms Data Supply Chain Roles

DataOps is upending data management across the enterprise as well as changing processes and people.

Security keeping you busy? Stop the Firefighting and Take Back Control

Security keeping you busy? Stop the Firefighting and Take Back Control

When it comes to security, it is critically important to always be prepared and a step ahead of change.

Episode 4: Why your one-size-fits-all database infrastructure won’t cut it in the modern world

Episode 4: Why your one-size-fits-all database infrastructure won’t cut it in the modern world

Episode 4: How cloud-native, purpose-built databases can increase innovation and business growth

How Cloud-Based Services are Helping Maintain Critical Care and Connectivity in the ‘New Normal’

How Cloud-Based Services are Helping Maintain Critical Care and Connectivity in the ‘New Normal’

Amazon Partner Network (APN) partners are helping to ensure that residents and caregivers can access critical services and information in times of crisis.

Cloud Services Provide a Digital Lifeline for Critical Government, Healthcare Sectors

Cloud Services Provide a Digital Lifeline for Critical Government, Healthcare Sectors

Flexible, scalable, cloud-based IT infrastructure has proven vital to many software and service providers across Europe, allowing them to maintain communications and delivery of essential services to those in need.

Cloud Services Provide Critical Continuity for Healthcare Providers During COVID Crisis

Cloud Services Provide Critical Continuity for Healthcare Providers During COVID Crisis

Telehealth and other cloud-based services, which already had gained traction among many healthcare providers, have become critical components for ongoing care during the pandemic.

How Cloud Software and Service Providers Addressed an Education Crisis to Enable Remote Learning at Scale

How Cloud Software and Service Providers Addressed an Education Crisis to Enable Remote Learning at Scale

Amazon Partner Network (APN) partners have enabled cloud-based delivery of education services to keep educational institutions and businesses productive and secure for learners of all levels and types.

Providing Data Governance for Real-Time Marketing Campaigns

Providing Data Governance for Real-Time Marketing Campaigns

Nudged along by pandemic lockdowns, consumers have moved to digital interactions with marketers at a rate even faster than the already accelerating pace that prevailed before the health crisis emerged. According to the latest...

Episode 3: At Formula 1, a need for speed with machine learning

Episode 3: At Formula 1, a need for speed with machine learning

How the auto racing brand is using data and machine learning to change the experience both on the track and in the stands.

How data-literate is your organization?

How data-literate is your organization?

Evaluating your organization’s level of data literacy is the first step toward creating a fully data-driven corporate culture that empowers everyone to perform better.

3 machine learning myths and how to overcome them

3 machine learning myths and how to overcome them

To succeed with machine learning, you’ll have to get past these common misperceptions about the technology

Episode 2: Trust your data

Episode 2: Trust your data

How enterprises are leveraging modern data architectures to accelerate their business

Mobility in the Supply Chain: Improving Operations

Mobility in the Supply Chain: Improving Operations

Mobility requirements are mounting as supply chains grow in complexity and COVID-19 exposes the repercussions of inflexible operations. In a spring 2020 IDG survey, mobile solutions ranked third after risk management and...

Managing Risk in the Supply Chain with AI

Managing Risk in the Supply Chain with AI

Given the global upheaval that COVID-19 has triggered, managing supply chain risk is top of mind for everyone. Improving forecast accuracy to lower risk is the sweet spot for machine learning (ML) applications in supply chains. ML...

Supply Chain Modernization: Overcoming Visibility Obstacles

Supply Chain Modernization: Overcoming Visibility Obstacles

Supply chain integration challenges are keeping some enterprises from accurately forecasting demand and predicting and mitigating risk, according to a recent IDG survey of IT and supply chain professionals. Respondents indicated...

Lean In to Differentiate with Data

Lean In to Differentiate with Data

If we’ve accepted that the future of business is digital, then the future of digital business is data-driven. Here’s how the most advanced companies are turning data into business results.

3 Ways DataOps Reduces Data Complexity

3 Ways DataOps Reduces Data Complexity

Metadata, automation, and policy-driven control and configuration are key to improving data management and boosting innovation.