Net-A-Porter didn’t know how much money it was leaving on the table when the Web site failed to keep up with traffic. New microservices captured it.
Luxury fashion might seem to be an unlikely space to suffer from sudden onslaughts of high traffic, given the non-mass marketing approach that luxury by definition implies. If millions of consumers are involved, then how luxurious can it be
Only 29% of US businesses have cyber insurance; Deloitte outlines steps for insurance companies to improve risk models, communication, and policy sales.
Sales of cyber insurance policies are suffering from a lack of shared data about security incidents, too few standard definitions, and not enough focus on risk mitigation for insurers or customers, according to a report from Deloitte released this week.
There has been plenty of talk about the need for a chief analytics officer or chief data officer. But do you ever wonder what they do for a living?
As analytics continues to spread out across an organization, someone needs to orchestrate it all. The “best” person for the job is likely a chief analytics officer (CAO) who understands the business, understands analytics, and can help align the two.
Passwords are far from dead – thanks to the Internet of Things, the traditional authentication mechanism will explode in the next decade.
By 2020, the exchange of data between systems will require more than 300 billion human and machine passwords to authenticate, according to a new report out today that concludes that the growth of internet of things (IoT) devices and online accounts will drive this password explosion.
Incorporating data analytics’ value into corporate culture is essential to competing against digital disruptors. InformationWeek interviewed McKinsey partner and lead researcher Michael Chui about a new report addressing competition in a data-driven era.
AWS CTO Werner Vogels is still a commanding figure on the stage at AWS ReInvent customer and developer conference, gesturing emphatically, intoning cloud axioms with an unselfconscious hint of a Dutch accent and sounding more authoritative because of it.
That he believes in what he’s doing and remains the guiding hand behind Amazon Web Services’ rapid development of new services few would doubt.
The rise of the Internet of Things makes the use of default passwords especially perilous. There are better options.
Earlier this month, an underground forum released the code for the Mirai malware, which lets attackers hijack the thousands (and counting) of Internet of Things devices that are used to carry out distributed denial-of-service attacks.
Patents aren’t typically the first thing on your mind when you’re developing an application for your enterprise. Yet, there’s a great deal of creative development work going on at organizations of all types and sizes. Attorney Lincoln Essig provides five steps IT professionals and enterprise app developers can take to make sure your company’s intellectual property is protected.
State CIOs are not immune to the enterprise transformation issues that are hitting IT organizations everywhere. Here’s a look inside the trends at the state government level, from the annual NASCIO State CIO Survey for 2016.
Blockchain, smart contracts, and predictive analytics are among the financial service technologies reshaping the ways transactions are conducted and customers are served. With a rash of startups threatening to disrupt legacy operations, organizations of all sizes are turning to the latest technologies to improve their offeri
Retailer Macys is the most recent beneficiary of IBM’s AI Watson cognitive computing capabilities. Google’s AI investment pays off in energy savings. The search giant introduces a couple of new machine learning APIs. SaaS-based enterprise applications upstart Workday has made a new acquisition in the analytics and big data realms.
Analytics, big data, and data science are hot areas in the industry, and professionals who have these skills are in high demand. Some reports put annual salaries for data scientists at above the $200,000 mark. Career site Glass Door rated data scientist as the top job for work-life balance, which is not anything that’s easy to come by these days.
The demand for data scientists, analysts, and big data experts is strong, and educational institutions are scrambling to meet the demand. But do you really need to go back to school to get another degree in order to establish yourself in a career as a data scientist? Maybe not.
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey implemented a fee-for-value healthcare delivery model that uses new technologies to gather data and improve member experience. More than 80 business processes were created or modified, transforming systems for enrollment, claims processing, billing, customer service, provider portals, sales, and benefit monitoring. These efforts earned the company the No. 3 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
Executive recruiter Kathy Harris gives us an in-depth look at how to rise to the top levels of IT.
If you’re looking to advance your career in the direction of the CIO’s seat, the first thing you need to do is learn what it really means to be an IT leader. For starters, it could mean loving technology a little less. That’s the advice of Kathy Harris, executive recruiter and managing director of Harris Allied.
Open spaces, water cooler talk, and allowing employees to update Facebook are often more effective in creating a collaborative workplace than all the team-building exercises your consultants can dream up. Here’s a look at what works in the real world.
Pay is only one component in building a motivated and contented workforce. Employees need to feel like they can talk freely with one another and their bosses. So the question becomes: How can a CIO create such an environment? Forget about bringing in hired consultants and running team-building exercises, and instead let employees collaborate informally during the day.
Enterprise IT organizations face software audits as a matter of doing business with large technology vendors. What’s the best approach to dealing with them? Here’s a look at what you should and shouldn’t do when you get that software licensing audit notice.
As aficionados of all things technology related, most IT professionals jumped on the smartphone bandwagon very early. In recent years, the iPhone has become one of the more popular smartphones in IT shops.
Yet, until recently, there was a dearth of iPhone apps specifically geared toward IT professionals. The few tools available tended to be half-baked or lacking in critical functionality.
Dell’s second annual Global Technology Adoption Index shows companies investing in big data, cloud, mobility, and security are enjoying about 50% faster revenue growth than their competitors that didn’t invest.
Companies that invest in big data are growing at a 50% faster rate than their competitors, but concerns remain over the cost and ROI.
Enterprise demand for specific skillsets, a war for talent, and constantly shifting tech priorities are contributing to a thriving IT freelance culture. Whether you’re in the field already, considering a career shift, or responsible for hiring freelance IT talent at your organization, here’s what you need to know.
A new survey of large enterprises finds a good deal of interest in wearables, especially smartwatches, that is driving the market to look beyond novel healthcare and fitness uses.
Nearly every industry in the US, from manufacturing, to energy, to telecoms, is looking to invest more and more in wearable technologies, such as smartwatches and other sensor-based devices. This in turn is creating a larger market for wearable devices beyond novel uses in healthcare, such as personal fitness.