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Misconfigured Containers Open Security Gaps
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
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Laziness, inattention and poor management practices make containerized applications vulnerable to invasion and attack. Fortunately, establishing strong safeguards is fast and easy.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 10/18/2019
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SAS Targets Operationalizing AI with ModelOps
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Analytics stalwart SAS wants to help organizations get to that last mile of digital transformation by moving them from pilot projects to deployment to modeling and governance.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 10/16/2019
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Settling the Soft Skills vs. Technical Skills Debate
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For full-time employees, put more weight on the soft skills. For contractors who donít make the technical cut, donít put your money down on them.
By Sabatino Guerriero, Co-Founder, Triple Crown Consulting , 10/16/2019
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Cyber Judgment: A New Path Forward for Decision Makers
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Information security staff cannot be everywhere decisions are made, and not every risk decision can be automated.
By Daria Kirilenko and Lucas Kobat, Gartner , 10/15/2019
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Why You Should Cultivate Gender Diversity in IT Leadership
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Itís time to rethink our corporate environments by recognizing the unique experiences, skill sets and strengths that come from diversity in teams and leadership.
By Debbie Shotwell, Chief People Officer, Saba , 10/14/2019
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How to Secure Data Privacy While Growing Machine Learning
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There are ways to increase user privacy while still preserving the accuracy of machine learning systems. Here are three practical options for CIOs.
By Catherine Nelson, Senior Data Scientist, Concur Labs , 10/11/2019
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Blockchain Loses Its Luster, for Now
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Last year if you had a tech problem, blockchain was the answer. Now blockchain has reached the "trough of disillusionment," according to Gartner.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 10/10/2019
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MSP Consolidation Crunch: What it Means to Your IT Team
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
With a wave of acquisitions going on across the managed service provider market, enterprise IT leaders have to rethink where they get their own services.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 10/9/2019
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2020 IT Budgets Are Up, But ...
James M. Connolly, Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing
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A Spiceworks report highlights the where's and why's of 2020 IT budget plans.
By James M. Connolly Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing, 10/8/2019
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AI, Automation Drive Progress in Government Data Centers
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
U.S. government data centers have consolidated and become more efficient in the last 10 years. Now they are adding AI and automation to the mix.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 10/8/2019
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Rethinking IT: Tech Investments that Drive Business Growth
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Making the right technology investments can double your growth rate compared to that of your less progressive peers, according to a new report from Accenture.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 10/3/2019
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A Path from Pilot to Machine Learning Production
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Getting machine learning from the pilot into production is a hot issue in 2019. MLOps is one of the ways enterprises are doing it.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 10/2/2019
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5 Ways CIOs Can Better Compete to Recruit Top Tech Talent
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A CIO shares lessons heís learned about finding and securing the best job candidates for IT teams.
By Richard Hoehn, CIO/CTO, FreightWise , 10/2/2019
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IT Careers: 12 Job Skills in Demand for 2020
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek
News
Employers will likely be looking to fill these kinds of IT positions in the coming year, building out their teams' tech skills.
By Cynthia Harvey Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek, 10/1/2019
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Getting from AI Pilot to Scale
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
So you've succeeded with your automation and AI pilot project. Now how do you get to scale?
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/30/2019
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Talent Alert: Data Science Help is Coming
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But will the flood of candidates solve your data problems? Here are a few issues to mull and tips on how to attract/retain data scientists in this hot market.
By Dirk Beyer, SVP Data Science Research, Neustar , 9/27/2019
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Open Source Gains Ground in the Enterprise
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
You may not hear a lot of enterprise executives talking about it, but open source software is becoming a mainstay in big organizations.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/26/2019
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Rethink Time and Data in Your Organization
Pierre DeBois, Founder, Zimana
Commentary
Time series is a standard analysis, but advanced machine learning tools introduce statistical techniques for more accurate forecast models.
By Pierre DeBois Founder, Zimana, 9/24/2019
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How the Chief Data Officer Role is Evolving
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
The CDO role continues to change with competitive pressures. Where are you on your journey and what do you need to do to get to the next level?
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 9/23/2019
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Have Just a Bit of Patience with 'Transformation'
James M. Connolly, Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing
Commentary
Digital transformation, cloud adoption and AI seem to be taking longer than people expected. Why is that a surprise?
By James M. Connolly Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing, 9/19/2019
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