• What is a digital twin? A real-time, virtual representation

    What is a digital twin? A real-time, virtual representation
    Digital twin definition
    Digital twins are real-time, virtual representations of objects, processes, and systems. While digital twins can represent purely digital things, they most frequently serve as a bridge between the physical and digital domains. For example, a digital twin could provide a digital view of the operations of a factory, communications network, or the flow of packages through a logistics system.“The implementation of a digital twin is an encapsulated software object or mo
  • Cross-functional teams: The new IT imperative

    Cross-functional teams: The new IT imperative
    Cross-functional teams that blend IT and business professionals are nothing new, but now they have become almost a mandate.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • 8 myths about IT veterans looking for new work

    8 myths about IT veterans looking for new work
     A common misconception about tech workers of a certain vintage is that they’re caught in the past and either overqualified or unable to adapt to future technology. As with most conventional wisdom, there’s as much fiction as fact surrounding the supposed work habits and career opportunities for veteran IT pros — even those as young as 40.For seasoned professionals looking for jobs — or looking to shake up their careers — tech leaders say to take hea
  • 4 steps to alleviate the QA talent shortage

    4 steps to alleviate the QA talent shortage
    As the broader labor market tightens, workers in the IT sector remain scarce with an unemployment rate of 2.2%.  Along with software developers and security analysts, some of the hardest to find IT workers are QA professionals. Even more scarce is the true unicorn of the IT quality assurance world: the SDET (Software Development Engineer in Test).To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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  • 10 hottest IT certifications today

    10 hottest IT certifications today
    The COVID-19 pandemic has seen businesses accelerating digital transformation strategies faster than originally planned. But the ongoing IT skills gap has complicated progress, with more than half of IT decision-makers reporting that hiring for essential IT positions is “somewhat difficult or extremely difficult,” according to the Global Knowledge 2021 IT Skills and Salary report.To bridge this gap, employers and job seekers alike are leaning on certifications, whether to train up e
  • BrandPost: Digital Sense: Delivering cloud solutions that support business growth.

    BrandPost: Digital Sense: Delivering cloud solutions that support business growth.
    Digital Sense is well known among private sector enterprises and government agencies throughout Queensland for its full suite of cloud solutions. The company’s products and services address everything from data sovereignty and data protection to the demand for low-latency, cloud-native applications. We spoke with Digital Sense’s Head of Sales and Commercial Jon Pannell to learn more about the company’s offerings, the demands driving Australia’s enterprises to the cloud a
  • BrandPost: Supporting Open Source Software in IT Environments

    BrandPost: Supporting Open Source Software in IT Environments
    Any misgivings enterprises may have once had about adopting open source software for critical corporate functions is long gone. Studies show that over 90% of IT leaders consider open source software “strategically important” and that more than 87% of enterprises are running applications today that are open source. Enterprises embark on open source journeys – creating data pipelines with Splunk, using MuleSoft to connect applications, orchestrating workloads using containers &n
  • Kyndryl partners with Google to support customers in cloud

    Kyndryl partners with Google to support customers in cloud
    Kyndryl, the IT services business that IBM spun off in early November, has formed a global strategic partnership with Google to support their joint customers in the cloud.The deal comes a month after Kyndryl struck a similar deal with Microsoft, encompassing Azure cloud hosting and support for products such as Office365 and Teams, and a smaller partnership with VMware, as well as a certification agreement with SAP.
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  • 3 steps to better data center risk management

    3 steps to better data center risk management
    Half a decade ago, in the wake of the rise of cloud computing, some IT evangelists, CIOs, and large tech research firms foretold the imminent death of the data center as we know it. My co-columnist at CIO.com Mark Settle at the time advised caution in writing off data centers and envisaged how they  would continue to grow based on the evolution of – you guessed it – data.Today, data centers continue to not just survive but thrive alongside hybrid and multicloud systems in new a
  • CIOs gear up for the long-term hybrid enterprise

    CIOs gear up for the long-term hybrid enterprise
    As most CIOs see it, the distributed, hybrid enterprise workforce is here to stay.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • IT takes on a product mindset

    IT takes on a product mindset
    When Steven Palmese moved into the CIO role at Presidio two years ago, he found an IT department delivering technologies through a project-based approach using waterfall development methods for some tasks and agile practices for others.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • 7 digital disruption myths

    7 digital disruption myths
    Digital disruption is sweeping the enterprise landscape, replacing or radically transforming long-established business beliefs and practices. Besides creating new efficiencies, opportunities, and even entire markets, digital transformation has also generated a number of major misconceptions. These modern folk tales, if actually believed by business leaders, can delay or even completely derail a digital disruption initiative.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • 4 trends disrupting managed infrastructure services

    4 trends disrupting managed infrastructure services
    While corporate data centers supported by managed infrastructure services were once in the background supporting business operations, they have now moved to the forefront of strategic planning and targeted investment decisions.  Infrastructure and operations (I&O) models must change to empower businesses to embrace the digital age, innovate, and integrate their cloud-first strategies.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • 10 hidden benefits of hybrid work

    10 hidden benefits of hybrid work
    Nearly all studies and reports have called it: Hybrid is the way the business world will work from now on.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • Top AWS re:Invent takeaways for CIOs

    Top AWS re:Invent takeaways for CIOs
    This week’s Amazon Web Services’ customer conference, AWS re:Invent 2021, was Adam Selipsky’s first outing as CEO. He recently returned to AWS, where he worked from 2005 to 2016, after five years as CEO of Tableau Software, the data visualization vendor acquired by Salesforce.com. Between his opening keynote, and CTO Werner Vogels closing session, the company released an avalanche of announcements.Re:Invent opened a couple days after The Wall Street Journal published an editor
  • Top 13 cloud cost management tools

    Top 13 cloud cost management tools
    Cloud cost management tools are a relatively new creation. Just a decade ago, the cloud was pitched as saving us the hassle of bidding, installing, and maintaining our own hardware. Prices per hour were specified in pennies. How could anything go wrong?To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • 10 master data management certifications that will pay off

    10 master data management certifications that will pay off
    As data and analytics become the beating heart of the enterprise, it is increasingly critical for the business to have access to consistent, high-quality data assets. Master data management (MDM) is required to ensure that the enterprise’s data is consistent, accurate, and controlled.MDM is a set of disciplines, processes, and technologies used to master an organization’s master data. Master data is data about business entities or objects around which business is conducted.
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  • Six innovative cybersecurity companies in the Netherlands

    Six innovative cybersecurity companies in the Netherlands
    The Netherlands has secured its spot as Europe’s top cybersecurity hub, with thousands of companies working to develop cybersecurity technology and a supportive legal and regulatory framework based around the 2013 National Cyber Security Strategy 2.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • BrandPost: Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Sujan Turlapaty, SVP & CIO at Optiv

    BrandPost: Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Sujan Turlapaty, SVP & CIO at Optiv
    Sujan Turlapaty, SVP & CIO at Optiv, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They will discuss digitizing the client journey, data-driven innovation, co-creating business solutions and more.
    To read this article in full, please click here
  • 8 tips for managing low-code citizen developers

    8 tips for managing low-code citizen developers
    The central tenet of low-code and no-code tools — that business users can be leaned on to fill the ‘app gap’ — is resonating with enterprises.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • 7 tips for winning over your CFO

    7 tips for winning over your CFO
    CFOs and CIOs understand the importance of getting their relationship right. For CFOs, IT is often one of the largest budget items. For CIOs, 22% of whom report to their CFO, according to Deloitte, earning budget approval is vital to fueling transformation. Yet today the two roles often run on different tracks: one on a straight and narrow path moving at a set pace, with established milestones and the finish line in sight; the other sprinting through twists and turns with the destination still t
  • Lean Six Sigma: Process improvement with a purpose

    Lean Six Sigma: Process improvement with a purpose
    Lean Six Sigma combines two methodologies, Lean and Six Sigma, to help accelerate specific processes so that organizations can solve problems faster and reduce waste, while creating more value for customers. It combines the waste-reducing mentality of the Lean methodology with the defect and variance reduction focus of Six Sigma. Together, Lean Six Sigma creates a powerful methodology for keeping businesses ahead of schedule and under budget, enabling organizations to create processes that supp
  • 7 steps for better business-IT collaboration

    7 steps for better business-IT collaboration
    Break down silos. Build cross-functional teams. Bring in business partners.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • 3 steps for creating a data-to-value ecosystem

    3 steps for creating a data-to-value ecosystem
    Although many organizations are using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine language (ML) tools as core enablers in their data analytics projects, and AI spending worldwide continues to rise, the hard truth is that most data science projects are doomed to fail.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • 10 strategic tech trends for the infrastructure industry in 2022

    10 strategic tech trends for the infrastructure industry in 2022
    Compared to early adopters on the road to digital transformation, the infrastructure industry, meaning the “built environment” consisting of the human-made places and spaces in which we live, work, and play, could be considered a laggard. But it is a laggard with enormous market opportunity—to the tune of $21T annually worldwide and an annual spend of $1.4T in the U.S., representing 4% of US GDP.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • Study: Storage systems are weakest link in IT infrastructure security

    Study: Storage systems are weakest link in IT infrastructure security
    Storage systems have a significantly weaker security posture than the other two layers of IT infrastructure — compute and network equipment — according to a report from cybersecurity company Continuity Software.By analyzing data from more than 400 enterprise storage devices, the research revealed 6,300 discrete security issues related to 15 vulnerabilities that, on average, every enterprise security device is exposed to. The study examined equipment from vendors including Brocade, C
  • BrandPost: Sopra Steria Nordics: Empowering Enterprises Throughout Scandinavia to Realize the Full Potential of the Cloud

    BrandPost: Sopra Steria Nordics: Empowering Enterprises Throughout Scandinavia to Realize the Full Potential of the Cloud
    With over 20 years experience in the Nordic IT industry, Odd Inge Bjørdal, has witnessed firsthand the transformative evolution of cloud services and solutions.Bjørdal began his career as a systems specialist working on infrastructure transformation projects. Later he managed deployments for many of the company’s largest enterprise customers. Bjørdal is now managing director for Digital Platform Services in Sopra Steria Nordics – a role in which he oversees more
  • 7 compliance mistakes to avoid

    7 compliance mistakes to avoid
    Compliance is a fact of life for just about every company — especially in highly regulated industries such as healthcare, financial services, and government. And while compliance is often under the mantel of legal, compliance, risk management, or other departments, IT is certain to be involved in any organization’s compliance efforts.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • 6 famous analytics and AI disasters

    6 famous analytics and AI disasters
    In 2017, The Economist declared that data, rather than oil, had become the world’s most valuable resource. The refrain has been repeated ever since. Organizations across every industry have been and continue to invest heavily in data and analytics. But like oil, data and analytics have their dark side.According to IDG’s State of the CIO 2021 report, 39% of IT leaders say that data analytics will drive the most IT investment at their organization this year, up from 37% in 2020. Insig
  • 7 tips for better business-IT alignment

    7 tips for better business-IT alignment
    Has your enterprise fallen out alignment? Telltale symptoms include pulling in the wrong direction, poor control, and perhaps worst of all, degrading productivity and results.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • Promotion tips: How to ‘hire from within’

    Promotion tips: How to ‘hire from within’
    When filling an open role, most IT leaders aspire to land a rock star who not only ticks every box but brings in technical experience and knowledge not widely present in their current IT ranks. But a better solution might just be hidden in plain sight: the IT pros you already employ.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • 6 business analyst resume tips

    6 business analyst resume tips
    Maybe you’re interested in a job as a business analyst (BA), using data analytics to bridge the gap between IT and business. Maybe you’ve already got a BA gig but are looking for greener pastures — or a higher salary. To get your job search really underway, you need to get your resume together, so your LinkedIn profile and the email you’re about to send to your future boss puts your best foot forward.We’ve given you resume advice before. But after speaking to a num
  • BrandPost: Solve Your Organization’s App Gap With Low Code

    BrandPost: Solve Your Organization’s App Gap With Low Code
     
     
    Chief Innovation Officer Dave Wright explains the high rewards of low-code applications.CIOs may be overwhelmed by the requests to build solutions in the wake of the pandemic as their organizations adjust to new ways of working. The good news is that powerful low-code platforms make it possible for people to build their own applications—quickly, and without burdening an already over-taxed IT department.To read this article in full, please click here
  • Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Jamie Holcombe, CIO at the US Patent and Trademark Office

    Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Jamie Holcombe, CIO at the US Patent and Trademark Office
    Jamie Holcombe, CIO at the US Patent and Trademark Office, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They will discuss how patent and trademark tech is transforming, digital debt, agile development, DevSecOps and more.
    To read this article in full, please click here
  • BrandPost: Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Jamie Holcombe, CIO at the US Patent and Trademark Office

    BrandPost: Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Jamie Holcombe, CIO at the US Patent and Trademark Office
    Jamie Holcombe, CIO at the US Patent and Trademark Office, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They will discuss how patent and trademark tech is transforming, digital debt, agile development, DevSecOps and more.
    To read this article in full, please click here
  • SAP doubles down on citizen developer strategy

    SAP doubles down on citizen developer strategy
    For the second year running, SAP is using its TechEd global developer conference to showcase its support for citizen developers in the enterprise.SAP is pushing its low-code/no-code approach as a way to help CIOs address the ongoing skills shortage by removing a bottleneck in the development process: a lack of developers.
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  • BrandPost: Industry 4.0 Adoption Will Lag Without a Strong Connectivity Foundation

    BrandPost: Industry 4.0 Adoption Will Lag Without a Strong Connectivity Foundation
    Industry has rapidly accelerated its digitization efforts over the past 18 months, moving towards the implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies. However, before these solutions and tools can be deployed, organizations need a solid foundation of critical industrial infrastructure, and that begins with a modernized network.Industry 4.0 depends on having a modern, mission-critical network with the low-latency needed to perform split-second actions. In these environments, a network outage of a fe
  • BrandPost: Netstream Believes the Best Way to Predict the Future Is to Shape It

    BrandPost: Netstream Believes the Best Way to Predict the Future Is to Shape It
    “As we only have one planet and it is a very diverse and magical one, we need to take all actions and steps to save it for future generations. We need to fix now what past generations did to the environment without knowing.”
    -- Reto Kasser, CTO of NetstreamFounded in 1998, Zurich-based Netstream provides the channel, and the value-added resellers comprising it, that enterprises need to stay connected in today’s fast-paced business environment. Operating two data centers in Swit
  • Informatica Cloud Data Marketplace lets business users share AI data sets

    Informatica Cloud Data Marketplace lets business users share AI data sets
    Informatica is expanding its Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) platform with Cloud Data Marketplace, designed to allow employees within an organization to share ready-to-use data sets for use with AI and analytics models.The marketplace aims to let users contribute to and more easily find data sets that may be spread across different clouds or data warehouses, according to David Corrigan, general manager of data governance, quality and privacy at Informatica.To read this article in full,
  • The secret art of technical architecture improvement

    The secret art of technical architecture improvement
    Choose one word to describe your company’s technical architecture and it would likely be “really complicated.”To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • Kyndryl makes Microsoft its first partner

    Kyndryl makes Microsoft its first partner
    Kyndryl has named Microsoft its first (and for the moment only) Premier Global Alliance Partner, just a week after the managed infrastructure services business split from its former owner IBM.For Kyndryl, the separation from IBM was all about being free to address a broader share of the IT services market, and it expects this new partnership with Microsoft will give it access to new customers and new technologies to do just that.To read this article in full, please click here
  • 15 best entry-level IT certifications to launch your career

    15 best entry-level IT certifications to launch your career
    Certifications give your resume more credibility and can make you more marketable to recruiters and hiring managers. And at the entry-level, they’re a great way to stand out from other candidates — and even boost your pay.As you grow in your career, you’ll want to consider more advanced certifications to continue your professional development. By then, you’ll know what specialties to focus on and what skills you need for your desired career path. But at the entry le
  • CIOs blaze new career pathways at the top

    CIOs blaze new career pathways at the top
    Paul Johnson wears two powerful, distinct hats at Poly, the new company formed as a result of the merger of Plantronics and Poly.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • BrandPost: UKFast - UK’s First Carbon-Neutral Data Center Provider

    BrandPost: UKFast - UK’s First Carbon-Neutral Data Center Provider
    “For UKFast, being sustainable is a priority, not because of optics or commercial pressure – but because it’s the right thing to do. Of course, our clients care that we’re carbon neutral. But if they didn’t, we still would be carbon zero. There’s a perception that data center providers are environmentally unfriendly, but that can and should be a misconception. That’s why it’s so important for us to do whatever we can to reduce the effects of our ca
  • 4 critical success factors for selecting an SAP system implementation provider

    4 critical success factors for selecting an SAP  system implementation provider
    There is so much to learn from failed SAP implementations, but one of the most important involves system implementation provider (SI) selection.  Indeed, I have seen a direct correlation between SAP SI failures and how companies approach the SI selection process. To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • Top 13 cloud management tools

    Top 13 cloud management tools
    Not too long ago, no one needed cloud management software. Web applications were small and functionally very basic. They could run on a few servers, as long as you didn’t fret when loads peaked and responsiveness dropped. Everyone involved with the apps could fit in a small conference room and communicate well enough to ensure that rules were never broken.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • Immersive tech reaches critical momentum

    Immersive tech reaches critical momentum
    People may not fully realize it, but they’ve taken a step into the future over the past year. Consumers, businesses, and everyday citizens are living in a hybrid world between the virtual and reality. These immersive technologies have permeated almost every facet of life, from homebuying to the workplace.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • 7 data governance mistakes to avoid

    7 data governance mistakes to avoid
    Most CIOs know that mishandled data can lead to financial, reputational, legal, and all sorts of other troubles. That’s why having a strong data governance policy, one that ensures security and compliance yet is also accessible and manageable, is a top priority for any organization that’s committed to data integrity and preservation.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • Tableau’s new Slack capabilities democratize data

    Tableau’s new Slack capabilities democratize data
    Just four months after Salesforce.com closed its acquisition of Slack, another of its subsidiaries, data visualization platform Tableau Software, is retooling to make Slack its new user interface.For the last few years, Tableau has been building up a conversational interface it calls Ask Data that enables users to drill down into large datasets using natural language. Now, it’s allowing users to ask questions of their data—and share the answers—via Slack.At its online-only Tab
  • BrandPost: UK’s First Carbon-Neutral Data Center Provider

    BrandPost: UK’s First Carbon-Neutral Data Center Provider
    “For UKFast, being sustainable is a priority, not because of optics or commercial pressure – but because it’s the right thing to do. Of course, our clients care that we’re carbon neutral. But if they didn’t, we still would be carbon zero. There’s a perception that data center providers are environmentally unfriendly, but that can and should be a misconception. That’s why it’s so important for us to do whatever we can to reduce the effects of our ca
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