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  • September 29, 2017 29 Sep'17

    How cloud computing platforms fuel digital transformation

    Experts advise attendees to focus on data stewardship and orchestration to make the most of digital transformation strategies at JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld.

  • July 17, 2017 17 Jul'17

    Without communication, machine learning for data science goes nowhere

    The chief data officer's next challenge may be to find storytellers who can explain machine learning for data science to decision-makers in the organization.

  • May 09, 2017 09 May'17

    HCI updates bring cloud-style pricing to the on-premises data center

    Enterprise IT teams can now buy data center hardware based on just what they use, rather than receive the one big bill that has long been a cornerstone of on-prem purchases.

  • March 15, 2017 15 Mar'17

    Data-driven decision-making, American Express style

    Michael Vapenik, the enterprise data governance officer at American Express, expounds on what it means to be a data-driven organization.

  • March 10, 2017 10 Mar'17

    Finance data governance program gets new start, broader focus

    Businesses constantly need to evolve their programs for governing data. Nationwide's finance data governance team shares how it stepped up data governance strategy and processes.

  • February 06, 2017 06 Feb'17

    SAP EIM portfolio updates aim at improving data quality

    SAP Enterprise Information Management (SAP EIM) portfolio has been updated to improve data quality, big data support, ease-of-use and SAP HANA integration.

  • February 03, 2017 03 Feb'17

    Kaiser's data governance model leans heavily on data stewards

    The head of Kaiser Permanente's data governance program says data stewards hold the key to the initiative's success, and he offers advice on managing data stewardship processes.

  • July 01, 2016 01 Jul'16

    The key steps to launching blockchain implementations

    Bill Caraher, CIO and director of operations for a Wisconsin law firm, is one believer in the huge impact blockchain technology -- a peer-to-peer distributed network used to validate transactions and other records -- can have on legal services. Blockchain implementations, he said, could "lead to speedier resolutions, [and] it could lead to better evidence gathering [and to establishing] foundation for a case" and have other "sweeping implications" for this industry. Indeed, the technology's potential use cases are a hot talking point among Caraher and fellow observers of blockchain -- but figuring out which use cases make sense and putting them into action demand a lot of work. The effort involved in implementing blockchain will depend on many factors, including vertical industry, having the right software and hardware, and more.

    In this issue of CIO Decisions, Editorial Director Sue Troy lays out the four key stages of blockchain implementations, including identifying use cases, running proofs of concept and launching field trials. Plus, we explore how one healthcare CIO used cloud computing to bridge the disconnect between IT and patient care; get MIT Sloan cybersecurity expert Stuart Madnick's take on how to build a better defense against dark web hackers; and delve into innovative ways to close the tech skills gap.

  • May 16, 2016 16 May'16

    New data landscape augurs discovery-based architectures

    In an interview, consultant Lakshmi Randall foresees changes in how data management is organized and executed as the overall data landscape shifts due to the adoption of big data systems.

  • December 17, 2015 17 Dec'15

    Cognitive technology, microservices top 2016 analytics trends list

    The International Institute for Analytics released its annual list of predictions, which highlights the rise of analytical microservices and data curation tools.