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Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft have all taken steps to stop making their facial recognition AI software available to the police. Now it’s time for lawmakers to set some rules.
Tech workers coping with changing roles or a job loss due to the pandemic may have to realign their skillset to get back in the running.
An assessment of projects managed by Gigster show increased interest among enterprises to use for-hire expertise.
Increasing levels of economic uncertainty and fast-paced technology change mean IT professionals should look at their career paths differently.
Best-of-class DR/BC plans cover both IT and the business. Unfortunately, in many companies, the emphasis for recovery is on the IT, and not on business operations.
The pandemic has many DevOps teams working from home. Here’s how to help your team succeed under what may be very different circumstances.
5G networks and the substantial shift to remote operations are making edge computing a new frontier for digital transformation in the enterprise.
The soft economy just gave cloud adoption a shove. Get ready for more autonomous IT resources.
Responses show increased adoption of the methodology across more tiers of their organizations and closer ties between business and IT.
Can strategy and IT budget planning help an organization weather a crisis like COVID-19? Here’s how it helped at Atlassian.
Data scientists, machine learning specialists and other data and analytics pros are seeing a changes to the job market in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. What will the lasting impacts be?
Virtual IT events and trade shows are popping up everywhere this summer and fall. Even if your travel budget has been cut, you can still make it to these.
Contact-tracing apps are fueling more AI ethics discussions, particularly around privacy. The longer term challenge is approaching AI ethics holistically.
As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the economy, many IT workers have experienced layoffs and unpaid furloughs. But not all the news is grim if you know where to look.
So many tech decisions were made on the fly to enable a remote workforce. Which will stick and which will be thrown out as enterprise offices start to reopen?
Cloud migrations are accelerating in the wake of the pandemic. The new normal is even more virtual.
With fast-changing markets, fragmented teams, and unprecedented business disruption, how can new work management approaches help leaders maintain productivity on the right work?
There are weaknesses and obstacles in the way, but in lieu of a vaccine and widespread testing for COVID-19, contact-tracing apps might be at least a useful interim tactic.
IT teams are facing a new normal with the shift to remote work. Here are some key steps they may not be considering (but should) to improve the digital experience.
Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic can help IT leaders and managers get ready for the next emergency.
Even before so many schools across the country pivoted to online learning in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, some schools had already pioneered how to do it.
Organizations are reducing their workforces to reduce costs, but they may be sacrificing long-term stability for short-term savings.
Gartner is forecasting an IT spending decline of 8% in 2020 with devices as the hardest hit category. Public cloud spending, however, will rise.
Many individuals prefer to collaborate in person. But as a community that has operated remotely since its inception, the open source world can teach us a thing or two to ease the transition.
With remote operations in place, organizations face mixed IT environments that could raise new concerns as they maintain operations.
The new WFH environment, schedule freedoms and distractions are causing many to slip up and put sensitive company data at risk.
Layoffs hit technology jobs in April, too, as the COVID-19 shock wave whacked employment, and organizations may be accelerating their automation plans to protect workers and cut costs.
Is it possible to transition most IT staff members into a remote workforce? How would this impact IT organizations, and what would be the challenges?
In the first real test of AI in a crisis, the results are mixed. While many individual applications are helping, the tech remains immature and unable to address complex public policy issues.
Government and healthcare CIOs are on the front lines of deploying technology to fight COVID-19. Here are five places where artificial intelligence can help.
Opening sessions from the online conference offered insights on technologies that businesses might focus on to grow beyond the pandemic.
Businesses are considering what the new normal workplace will look like, including social distancing, plexiglass, PPE and, in some cases, contact tracing tools.
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting data and analytics strategies in profound ways. Experts explain what your company should be doing right now.
Remote work and communication styles that arise with it will not disappear after the current pandemic concerns ease. Here’s how IT teams can play a vital role in managing this.
One of the biggest mistakes a leader can make is blindly following a prescriptive list of one-size-fits-all tips and solutions for remote work.
Organizations have long-term decisions, shaped by their responses to COVID-19, to make on cloud and digital transformation.
Extreme circumstances necessitate extreme agility. Here’s how to weather the storm amid widespread, systemic change.
A fund to support projects studying the virus offers to make cloud technology more accessible to the research teams that aim to turn the tide on the pandemic.
With many organizations altering their operations in response to COVID-19, there are applications available that could aid in adapting to the current circumstances.
When the crisis began, there was a scramble to move workers home. Now CFOs are considering making those positions permanently remote to help with cutting efforts.
Enterprise risk management teams are on the job evaluating supply chains, cybersecurity risks, remote work issues, and other challenges as business confronts the impacts and opportunities brought by COVID-19.
Pressures from the pandemic expose risks of waiting too long to transform, get agile, and establish a path for scaling up.
A few new surveys of executives and business leaders provide some insight into shifting plans as industry weathers the coronavirus pandemic.
Once the pandemic is behind us, even greater employment demands lie ahead.
Professionals who work in the field of analytics are being called on to apply their expertise as executives make decisions on how to respond to wildly different business conditions caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Gartner discusses how organizations rely on the cloud infrastructure to keep up with their needs during the pandemic.
The focus on technology to deliver business change means that IT departments today must be able to translate an enterprise’s transformation objectives into a roadmap for achieving those goals. (Network Computing)
Network infrastructure visibility can be elusive when you have apps and infrastructure spread across multiple cloud and data center properties. (Network Computing)
Having policies and procedures in place that outline how your organization handles backups is crucially important, especially during a time of near-universal remote work. (Network Computing)
At a time when many organizations have turned to remote operations, technology association CompTIA is finding ways to continue its training and certification programs.
A challenge on the data science community site Kaggle is asking great minds to apply machine learning to battle the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
A consortium forms to crunch data that might help researchers get a better understanding of the virus faster.
The spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and the resources to fight it, are being tracked and mapped by governments and other organizations in the US and the world. Here’s how they are doing it.
This five-phase approach will help chief information officers and IT leaders maintain continuity of operations during the coronavirus outbreak — and other critical times.
Disruptive ideas can give organizations ways to maintain operations in a time of quarantines and social distancing.
As everybody rushes to set up workstations at home amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, there are some obstacles to avoid.
With organizations compelled to push work out to remote, cloud security becomes a very tangible matter.
Businesses are confident overall in their ability to weather the storm caused by coronavirus COVID-19 disruptions, and technology is playing a strong role in the C-suite.
These baseline business continuity strategies will help ensure your organization is positioned to keep operations going even as the business environment is upended.
AI can spot patterns in data and make predictions, and the hope is these tools could identify drug prospects to test on humans within months.
Here’s a collection of tools, technologies, and tips to help you out in case you need to telecommute during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Is your organization prepared to implement widespread remote work to protect employees against coronavirus? Here’s what you need to do.
The 5G rollout is underway. How will this next-generation wireless technology impact you and your organization? (Network Computing)
The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus a global emergency. Here’s how governments and the general public are using analytics to track the outbreak.
Implementing basic strategies can ensure your remote team’s work will be secure, data will be protected, and you’ll be far less exposed to security risks. (Network Computing)
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