BrandPost: Adobe and MLB Team Up to Create the Next Generation of Analytical Talent

Every organization has felt the acute shortage of workers with analytic skills. But while the headlines often focus on the lack of data scientists, the far larger problem is that organizations need more employees who understand how to use analytics tools in the course of their regular job duties. Being able to use analytics is quickly becoming a “must have” skill, in much the same way that using PowerPoint or…

November 23, 2019
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How to train workers in the age of digital transformation

It’s clear that companies in the throes of digital transformation are struggling with a glaring skills gap. What’s also clear is that the traditional approach to employee training and upskilling is another major hurdle, prompting many organizations to overhaul their strategy for talent development and continuous learning. [ IT leadership:  10 steps to a successful digital transformation Learn more about IDG’s new Insider Pro premium, ad-free subscription site ] As…

November 22, 2019
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Your personal advisory board: The secret to a great career

For all the talk of needing a mentor, what might benefit your career most as an IT leader is a personal “advisory board,” says Teena Piccione, global CIO and executive vice president at RTI International. A personal advisory board is a group of five or six professional connections who can advise, counsel and champion you through your professional career, rather than a single person in the case of a mentorship….

November 22, 2019
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Learn how R is used in machine learning with this $29 training

Machine learning is a powerful tool for statistical analysis that allows businesses to gain valuable insights, and many companies are catching on. As such, the demand for programmers who have R environment skills is quickly growing, and with this certification course bundle, you too can learn statistical analysis with R for $29. The Complete R Programming Certification Bundle features 6 courses on how to apply the R programming language to…

November 21, 2019
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IDG Contributor Network: Plan the work, execute the work

We had just acquired the company and I was getting introduced to different members of the engineering staff.   I was asking all sorts of questions about how the architecture was laid out, what their workflows looked like, etc.  Then I found out that their on-call rotation was a nightmare.  “Why don’t you work on improving the stability of the infrastructure?” I asked.  “We’re too busy” came the response.  “You’re too…

November 21, 2019
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Inside HPE’s massive S/4HANA consolidation

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is aiming to consolidate its legacy ERP systems on SAP’s S/4HANA in under three years, a task that Senior Vice President and CIO Archana Deskus reckons would take another company four or five. Of course, it helps that HPE is an IT services business and sells high-powered servers optimized to run S/4HANA, but there’s more to it than that, says Deskus: Moving so fast also requires learning to…

November 21, 2019
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6 tips for an effective IT internship program

Internships create a talent pipeline for full-time employees, build awareness of your company among job seekers, and bring in skilled talent with no long-term commitment. But a strong internship program can do much more than that, as tales travel the tech rumor mill of interns who have invented valuable products, created new businesses, and made a difference to a company’s bottom line. The rumors about interns who were overlooked are…

November 21, 2019
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Richard Wiedenbeck, CIO of Ameritas

Episode 35: Richard Wiedenbeck, CIO of Ameritas, and host Maryfran Johnson sit down to discuss fintech disruption, the Age of the Customer, enabling the digital business and more. Next read this: Source: http://www.cio.com

November 20, 2019
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BrandPost: Mapping SLAs to Business Goals is Key for MSP Success

After more than a few years in the industry (yes I started out on an Apple II back in the mid ’80s), I never tire of attending industry customer events. As Marketing Director, it means that I get to spend quality time talking directly with clients and discussing what it is like in the “real world.” Just recently, we had a booth at the Microsoft Future decoded event and I…

November 20, 2019
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9 pitfalls to scaling innovation from pilot to production

It’s tempting to declare victory with a successful proof of concept, but a working PoC or pilot doesn’t guarantee the innovation can scale. Just ask veteran IT leader Michael K. Levine. Levine says he once worked on a new banking system designed for local branches. Tests for functionality, usability and technology went fine in the early part of the initiative, but the new system fizzled as the IT team tried…

November 20, 2019
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