9 emerging job roles for the future of AI

AI is poised to transform nearly every industry, and with it will come significant changes for many job functions. Many roles across organizations will require at least some use of artificial intelligence technologies in the coming years, creating massive new opportunities for the AI-savvy regardless of discipline. Alongside this transformation of how many IT and…

Ellie Mae turns to AI for autonomous threat hunting

In the information security field, bad actors have the advantage: They play proactive offense while security is generally reactive in defense. To take a more proactive footing, some organizations have been adopting threat intelligence, a security practice that involves sifting through data to identify advanced persistent threats (APTs) before attacks occur. Firms such as Ellie…

20 reasons why software projects fail

Every software project begins with big dreams and grand visions. Somewhere in an alternative universe, there is a project that fulfills every dream but all too often software projects in our universe stumble toward the finish line and sometimes cross it.  Of course, by definition, software project failure isn’t a binary thing. You can end…

4 ways to run a leaner dev team

Doing more with less has long been the objective of running a lean tech organization, but now comes the age of COVID-19. IDC predicts a 2.7% drop in IT spending in 2020 with business leaders putting tech purchases and new initiatives on hold. Doing less with less is quickly becoming the COVID-19 normal for this…

8 key IT lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has had a jarring impact on virtually every facet of life and business — including IT. As lockdowns end and many businesses begin to reopen, at least on a limited basis, technology executives are looking for a return to some semblance of normalcy. For sure, the worldwide health crisis has dramatically changed…

Customers bank on BofA chatbot amid pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak has been a harrowing event, forcing people to shelter in place, social distance and limit excursions to essential stores. But as disruptive as this COVID-19 pandemic has been for traditional business operations, it’s been a boon for digital products and services. Consider intelligent virtual assistants (IVAs), many of which have fumbled through…

Why data analytics initiatives still fail

Data and analytics remain top priorities for organizations in the digital era, with 37 percent of IT leaders saying that data analytics will drive the biggest chunk of their IT investments this year, ahead of security and risk management, according to CIO.com’s 2020 State of the CIO survey. And with that level of spending going…