What 2019 holds for diversity and inclusion

It’s the time of year when every journalist’s and writer’s inbox is flooded with pitches offering insight into what the next year will hold. In the diversity and inclusion area, a few common themes emerged, but the underlying thread is that most organizations will continue to emphasize greater diversity and inclusion as they engage in…

Rethinking disaster recovery for the cloud

On September 4, 2018, a cooling problem in a data center created an outage for Microsoft Azure cloud that impacted companies across the south central United States. “Azure was down for most of one business day,” said one IT professional. “Though we’re a nationwide company, all of our traffic goes through Dallas, Texas, so the…

What is CGEIT? A certification for seasoned IT governance professionals

The Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) certification is a vendor-neutral certification offered through the ISACA. It’s designed for IT professionals in large organizations who are responsible for directing, managing and supporting the governance of IT. The exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and you’ll have four hours to complete the in-person exam. Testing…

The high returns of low-code development tools

As organizations forge ahead with digital transformation efforts and many look to speed up the delivery of new applications and services, low-code development tools are becoming increasingly important IT components. Low-code development platforms enable programmers to create applications through graphical user interfaces and configuration instead of traditional programming methods. They often focus on the design and development…

Top 12 BI tools of 2019

With more and more data at our fingertips, it’s getting harder to focus on the information relevant to our problems and present it in an actionable way. That’s what business intelligence is all about. BI tools make it simpler to corral the right data and visualize it in ways that enable us to understand what…

3 ways Mastercard uses AI to fight fraud

Credit card giant Mastercard envisions a future where consumers make purchases not only from smartphones, but via virtual assistants, cars and other connected machines. But with hackers trolling the dark corners of the web to grab financial gain with minimal effort, Mastercard must also be able to vet and secure purchases in mere milliseconds. To…