BrandPost: The Network Knows. Let It Help You.

The 1927 film Metropolis was most likely the first movie ever created about a robot taking over the world. This German expressionist film was not sophisticated (in fact, science fiction writer H.G. Wells said the movie was downright “silly”) but it did have some merit. If nothing else, it started an entire genre of films exploring the freakish possibilities of artificial intelligence. Fast forward ninety-plus years, and we’re living in a…

November 19, 2018
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BrandPost: IT Operations and Developers – Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Alexander Graham Bell famously said, “Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.” I agree wholeheartedly with Bell’s declaration, but what if the people you’re trying to bring together mix about as well as oil and water? That’s the challenge of cloud teams. How can you get IT Operations (IT Ops) to work well with Developers (Dev)? After all, the two groups have had a blame and…

November 19, 2018
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BrandPost: Transform the Traditional: The Multi-cloud Enterprise

Companies large and small are changing in order to innovate faster, provide better customer experiences, and achieve greater cost efficiencies. British philosopher Alan Watts has a suggestion for dealing with this type of disruption: “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” Sounds simple, right? It is not. Many businesses are dancing straight into the arms of…

November 19, 2018
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BrandPost: Oracle’s Cloud Programs: Beware a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

The promise of the cloud is to liberate IT from the cost and burden of tiresome daily IT administration, while delivering more freedom to select from the industry’s latest and best innovations.  Too bad that goes against the very DNA of legacy ERP vendors such as Oracle, whose stock price and revenues historically are closely tied to recurring 90% margins on maintenance for traditional licensed software.  Meanwhile, for an ERP vendor to…

November 19, 2018
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Virtual healthcare gets real, as telehealth turns to AI

One day you wake up with a pain in your side that persists. You want to be seen by a medical professional, but you don’t want to go through the hassle of making an appointment and schlepping to your doctor. Most large healthcare organizations now allow you to make an appointment with a physician and get observed from the comfort and privacy of your own home — via video conferencing…

November 19, 2018
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How to establish a thriving IT innovation hub

Aerospace and industrial giant United Technologies depends on innovation to meet the demanding needs of its corporate and government customers. To ensure a steady pipeline of profitable new ideas, the company created United Technologies Advanced Projects (UTAP), a startup-like organization that builds and pilots products and services with the potential to positively disrupt the company’s various business units. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) Source:…

November 19, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: Look at me!

“I’m a loud dog!  …You must obey me because I am loud!” —Dogbert You’re in the gym and the person next to you makes lots of noise doing the exact same exercise that you are doing silently.  He is not sweating more than you are, he is just loud. You’re walking along the street or sitting outside having a cup of coffee and a car goes by that is deliberately…

November 16, 2018
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Successfully reinventing your company starts with a digital transformation model

Digital transformation in a necessary element in the success of any company today, but the cold, hard truth is that most organizations will fail in these efforts.  A good part of the reason is that digital transformation can mean different things to different companies and is basically hard to define.  Conflicting terms like digitization and digitalization only serve to muddy the waters, while over-exuberance with innovation – which can drive…

November 15, 2018
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Employee retention: 6 strategies for keeping top talent

If you wait until an exit interview to find out why a valuable employee has decided to move on, you’ve missed a golden opportunity — not just to keep a productive member of your team but to identify and fix issues within your organization before you lose others. Employee retention is a critical issue as companies compete for talent in a tight economy. The costs of employee turnover are increasingly…

November 15, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: Outcome quadrants: Move initiatives from tragic to strategic

You’ve probably seen initiatives ranging from technology projects to process innovation projects to wider-scope projects. A lot of money, time, and effort was invested in these projects. What have been the outcomes? Positive business outcomes are always expected at the time decisions are made to launch projects. The question is: what have been the actual outcomes? More particularly, did the outcomes contribute to the organization’s corporate strategy? Business outcomes have…

November 14, 2018
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