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Stanley Black & Decker CIO Drills Down Into Industrial IoT
Scott Ferguson  
1/22/2018   3 comments
CIO Rhonda Gass is spearheading an effort to bring more automation and IoT to the factories making Stanley Black & Decker tools and other equipment.
Digital Transformation: Balancing on a 3-Legged Stool
News & Analysis  
1/22/2018   2 comments
Digital transformation is all about balance. However, in order to avoid falling off, there are some important questions CIOs and other IT leaders need to ask.
Amazon Taps 20 Locations as Finalists for Second Headquarters
Mitch Wagner  
1/18/2018   12 comments
Amazon says its second headquarters will bring tens of thousands of jobs and billions in revenue to the lucky location selected, but skeptics worry that governments will give tax breaks and other incentives that negate the benefit to citizens.
Smartsheet Acquires Converse.AI for Conversational Workflow Automation
Mitch Wagner  
1/16/2018   9 comments
Bolsters natural-language capabilities for Smartsheet's service that aims to automate business processes.
Dropbox Reportedly Filing for IPO
Scott Ferguson  
1/12/2018   1 comment
Cloud storage and file sharing firm Dropbox has filed confidentially for an IPO, according to Bloomberg. The company is valued at over $10 billion.
IBM Planning to Reassign 30,000 Technology Services Jobs Report
Mitch Wagner  
1/12/2018   1 comment
About a third of staff would be 'productively redeployed,' with about 10,000 of these IBM positions marked for attrition, according to a report on The Register.
VMware Confirms 'Small' Number of Layoffs
Mitch Wagner  
1/10/2018   8 comments
The company confirmed 'a small reduction in force,' but did not provide specifics. It's also continuing to hire.
4 Multicloud Management Keys to Success
News & Analysis  
1/8/2018   1 comment
As cloud computing expands, enterprises and their IT departments are trying to get their hands around multicloud deployments. Managing multicloud is difficult, but there are four ways to make it easier.
Arris Builds Cloud Platform for Next Decade
Mitch Wagner  
1/2/2018   Post a comment
Networking vendor Arris is transitioning from 15-year-old on-premises infrastructure to the cloud, and hoping that transition will put the company in the innovation forefront for many years.
3 Digital Transformation Predictions for 2018
News & Analysis  
12/26/2017   6 comments
Former CIO Larry Bonfante dusts off his crystal ball at the end of 2017 to make some predictions for CIOs and cloud computing in 2018.
Will Google Replace Cloud Boss Diane Greene?
Mitch Wagner  
12/22/2017   13 comments
Google is disappointed with cloud sales and will replace CEO Diane Greene, according to prediction at The Information.
Ex-Google Boss Eric Schmidt Exits as Alphabet Executive Chairman
Mitch Wagner  
12/21/2017   8 comments
Eric Schmidt is stepping down as executive chairman of Google parent Alphabet, continuing on as a technical advisor.
AI Will Create 2.3 Million Jobs by 2020 Report
Scott Ferguson  
12/13/2017   23 comments
Gartner's latest analysis of how artificial intelligence will impact the workplace has the technology creating 2.3 million jobs by 2020, but at the same time eliminating 1.8 million positions.
Make-a-Wish Foundation Soars to Cloud
Mitch Wagner  
12/8/2017   1 comment
The Make-a-Wish Foundation is looking to Salesforce to streamline the process of fulfilling dreams for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
UPenn CIO: Cloud Is Here, Resistance Is Futile
Scott Ferguson  
11/27/2017   12 comments
At the University of Pennsylvania, CIO Tom Murphy is looking to bring a cloud-first philosophy to the 277-year-old institution. To get there, he needs buy-in from students and faculty.
HPE: Can the New Boss Bring Back the Magic?
Mitch Wagner  
11/27/2017   5 comments
Meg Whitman was the leader HPE needed to streamline for the new century. Can new CEO Antonio Neri finish the job?
CIOs: Time to Run IT as a Business
News & Analysis  
11/24/2017   21 comments
For years, CIOs ran IT as a separate entity within the enterprise. The popularity of SaaS and other cloud services have changed that dynamic. Now, it's time for CIOs to run IT more like a business.
HPE CEO Whitman to Leave, Soon After Saying She's 'Not Going Anywhere'
Mitch Wagner  
11/21/2017   9 comments
Whitman says HPE's next CEO needs to be a technologist, as current president Antonio Neri takes her job Feb. 1.
HPE Enterprise Sales Sluggish in Q4
Mitch Wagner  
11/21/2017   1 comment
Financial services is going gangbusters for HPE, but the enterprise business needs strong coffee.
IBM's Rometty: 'You Have to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable'
Mitch Wagner  
11/20/2017   6 comments
IBM boss puts a new wrinkle on old advice for success, as well as trumpeting IBM's century-long history of inclusivity for women, the disabled, and African Americans.
Quip Wants to Kill Email Attachments
Mitch Wagner  
11/10/2017   25 comments
Quip's vision is embedding discussion around business documents rather than swapping documents in email.
A CIO 'Renaissance' Needs the Cloud
Scott Ferguson  
11/10/2017   3 comments
At the TBM Conference this week, CIOs are looking to take more control of enterprise IT. The cloud is key.
ExxonMobil Adds Fuel to a Digital Transformation
Scott Ferguson  
11/8/2017   Post a comment
ExxonMobil VP of IT Mike Brown is transforming his organization into an integral part of the oil and gas giant, which is helping fuel digital transformation.
Towergate Insurance: Achieving 'Good Enough' IT in the Cloud
Scott Ferguson  
11/7/2017   2 comments
After 20 years of growth, oftentimes through acquisitions, UK-based Towergate Insurance Brokers ended up with a sprawling IT infrastructure. After going all-in on cloud, the company found that 'good enough' IT is, in fact, good enough.
At Dreamforce 2017, Salesforce Doubling Down on AI
Scott Ferguson  
11/6/2017   1 comment
A year after first introducing Einstein AI, Salesforce is planning to double down on artificial intelligence at its Dreamforce 2017 conference.
Cisco: We'll Put IT Back in Charge
Mitch Wagner  
11/3/2017   Post a comment
Cisco and partners say that the cloud can help IT regain control of IT infrastructure.
Cloud Computing Skills Gap: How You Can Cash In
News & Analysis  
10/23/2017   13 comments
A growing concern in IT is what skills are needed as infrastructure shifts to the cloud? There are no specific 'cloud courses,' but there are ways to take existing skills within IT and get your projects done.
Cloud Security: Beware the 'Treacherous 12'
Mitch Wagner  
10/20/2017   2 comments
The cloud presents security threats that are different from on-premises IT.
Cisco's AppDynamics Looks to Drive Business Value
Mitch Wagner  
10/18/2017   4 comments
New Business iQ software measures customer satisfaction and revenue through mobile, web, Internet of Things and more.
Overhead Door Opens to Cloud Innovation
Mitch Wagner  
10/16/2017   Post a comment
The 96-year-old company has a hybrid estate, but sees the cloud as where future innovation is going.
Linux Foundation, Hyperledger Launch Blockchain Training Course
Scott Ferguson  
10/10/2017   Post a comment
The Linux Foundation, along with the Hyperledger Project, are launching a training and certification course for blockchain.
Cloud Skills: What Matters to IT, Developers
Scott Ferguson  
10/5/2017   2 comments
When it comes to the cloud, the right skills can matter a lot to IT pros, as well as developers.
Oracle's Ellison: 'We Are Losing the Cyberwar'
Mitch Wagner  
10/4/2017   4 comments
Oracle's feisty co-founder says automation is required to fight off cyber attacks, and fortunately Oracle has just the tool to do it.
Will AI Solve the IT Jobs Shortage?
Scott Ferguson  
10/2/2017   9 comments
Artificial intelligence is thought to be destroying jobs. However, Gartner analysts believe that the only way to fill important IT positions for security and IoT is through AI.
Automation in the Enterprise: Don't Forget the People
News & Analysis  
10/2/2017   1 comment
Automation is one of those buzzwords that CIOs are starting to pay attention to. However, before you automate all your IT processes, think about the people first.
Cisco Eliminating 310 Jobs at San Jose HQ Report
Scott Ferguson  
9/27/2017   3 comments
Cisco's job cutting is hitting home as the company will eliminate 310 jobs at its San Jose headquarters.
OK Google, Find Me a Job
Mitch Wagner  
9/26/2017   7 comments
Google Job Discovery formerly known as the Google Cloud Jobs API goes into beta Tuesday, working with new categories of companies.
Is HPE Planning to Cut 5,000 Jobs?
Mitch Wagner  
9/22/2017   8 comments
HPE will swing the axe for 5,000 heads, or 10% of its workforce, by year's end, if Bloomberg is right.
Cloud Skills Shortage Costs Enterprises Millions
Scott Ferguson  
9/21/2017   4 comments
A report by the London School of Economics and Rackspace finds that a lack of cloud skills is costing enterprises more than $250 million in missed revenue.
Workers Bracing for Sweeping Automation Changes
Scott Ferguson  
9/20/2017   5 comments
A study carried out by Market Cube and sponsored by Smartsheet finds that knowledge workers are aware of the changes automation may bring. While there's concern, there's also some enthusiasm.
Oracle Layoffs Target Sun Division Reports
Scott Ferguson  
9/7/2017   1 comment
After announcing it would hire 5,000 cloud professionals, Oracle is reportedly laying off employees within its Sun Microsystems division.
Appian CEO Sees Low-Code as Digital Transformation Key
Scott Ferguson  
9/6/2017   1 comment
Fresh off its IPO earlier this year, Appian is looking to make low-code mainstream and part of the digital transformation process. Matt Calkins, co-founder and CEO, is leading the way.
Las Vegas: Can Sin City Win Smart City Bet?
Scott Ferguson  
9/5/2017   8 comments
Las Vegas is primed for a technology revolution, says CIO Michael Sherwood. Can Sin City transform itself into a smart city?
Stuck Stacks: How Free Software Gets Expensive
News & Analysis  
9/5/2017   3 comments
The problem with free software is that upgrading it can get expensive.
Louisiana Overcomes Change Resistance for Cloud Journey
Mitch Wagner  
8/31/2017   2 comments
The state government is used to the old way of doing things, but the Office of Technology Services sees it's time to change.
Oracle Hiring 5,000 Cloud Pros in US
Scott Ferguson  
8/28/2017   7 comments
After being dogged by layoff rumors, Oracle is looking to hire 5,000 cloud professionals in the US.
Cloud, Digital Transformation Fueling Open Source Job Market
Scott Ferguson  
8/24/2017   4 comments
A new report from the Linux Foundation and Dice shows companies are looking to hire more IT admins with open source skills to support various cloud plans and digital transformation projects.
'Ladysplaining' Ex-Googler's Anti-Women Memo
Mitch Wagner  
8/11/2017   18 comments
Why James Damore, who was fired from Google for writing an anti-women memo, is more than just your average dumb monkey with a keyboard.
IoT Skills in Demand: Analytics, Big Data, Security
Scott Ferguson  
8/9/2017   6 comments
A study conducted by Ubuntu maker Canonical finds that the IoT market needs skilled workers, especially ones with knowledge of big data, analytics and security.
How CIOs Can Win Friends & Influence Spending
News & Analysis  
8/7/2017   4 comments
It's time to be buddies with the CFO.
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