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IBM launches cognitive computing consulting practice

The new IBM Cognitive Business Solutions will draw on the expertise of more than 2,000 consulting pros who bring backgrounds in machine learning, advanced analytics, data science and development, and industry and change management.

Written by Thor Olavsrud06 Oct. 15 19:00

Think you're agile? You're probably wrong

Businesses worldwide are overestimating their ability to flexibly manage workloads or rapidly develop, test and launch new applications, leaving the poorly prepared to deal with competitive threats.

Written by Thor Olavsrud27 Aug. 15 20:11

Security education in phishing can save companies millions

A new research report by Ponemon Institute finds that a comprehensive security training program with a continuous training methodology can improve the phishing email click rate an average of 64 percent.

Written by Thor Olavsrud26 Aug. 15 17:42

Digital publishers struggling to get real-time data

Digital display advertising is growing at a torrid pace, and the publishers that are able to leverage real-time data analytics are likely to be the best positioned to capitalize, according to a Forrester Consulting report.

Written by Thor Olavsrud19 Aug. 15 19:44

Collaboration now tops list of cloud computing drivers

With cloud computing maturing, the competitive advantages provided by cloud adoption are declining, but not being in the cloud is turning into a serious disadvantage, according to a new report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.

Written by Thor Olavsrud15 Aug. 15 07:05

GE launches industrial Internet PaaS

GE took its industrial Internet platform to the cloud today with the announcement of Predix Cloud, a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering designed specifically for industrial data and analytics.

Written by Thor Olavsrud06 Aug. 15 02:21

IBM woos Cloud developers

IBM is stepping up its efforts to attract Cloud developers. Big Blue has announced a three-pronged approach that includes a new collaborative platform to help developers stay on top of open source technologies, the release of 50 tools and services to the open source community and partnerships with 200 academic institutions across 36 countries.

Written by Thor Olavsrud23 July 15 06:21

The evolving meaning of the 'I' in CIO

The average tenure of CIOs has reached 5.8 years, according to CIO's 2015 State of the CIO study, but CIOs are still known for moving around a fair bit. When CIOs transition from one company to another, it's a great time to look into the future, reflect on the past and consider how the CIO's role is changing.

Written by Thor Olavsrud21 July 15 00:02

How Big Data analytics helps hospitals stop a killer

Big Data. Predictive analytics. Real-time. Actionable insight. There's a buzzword smorgasbord around the use of data to derive value. It doesn't help that sometimes the benefits can be esoteric, or at least hard to visualize. But sometimes the benefits are crystal clear, as in the fight against sepsis, one of the leading killers in the US.

Written by Thor Olavsrud19 July 15 00:51

In Pictures: Top Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service vendors

Choosing the right Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider is growing increasingly difficult in a highly competitive market. Here are the top IaaS players identified by Gartner and their recommended use cases.

Written by Thor Olavsrud30 July 15 08:59

IT is not the bogeyman it used to be

Rogue IT (or Shadow IT) has been a bogeyman in IT circles for years, but new research from the nonprofit Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) suggests that business units increasingly find it important to keep IT in the loop, even as their power to purchase their own IT solutions is growing.

Written by Thor Olavsrud03 July 15 06:35