Scrum master certification: Top 9 certs for agile pros

Agile has revolutionized software development and project management, and has increased demand for IT pros skilled in the methodology and its many flavors, including Scrum, Lean, Kanban and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). When it comes to benchmarking knowledge and competency, a Scrum master certification is widely valued across all industries, and can prove you have…

6 tips for working with AI vendors

Artificial intelligence and related technologies promise to be a game changer for businesses. The central question is whether to build or buy. Some companies will build their own solutions from scratch, but using commercial tools can often be faster, cheaper, and provide better results than what a company can build on its own. Since the…

CIO Hall of Fame honorees

The CIO Hall of Fame was created in 1997 to spotlight 12 outstanding IT leaders who had significantly contributed to and profoundly influenced the IT discipline, the use of technology in business and the advancement of the CIO role. Ten years later, in 2007, CIO inducted its second class of honorees into the CIO Hall of Fame during…

5 ways IBM Cognos Analytics is transforming business

With business generating more data than ever before, organizations are rapidly investing in business intelligence (BI) capabilities to help them generate insights from that data to drive better business decisions and identify new opportunities. In January, market research firm Research and Markets forecast the global business intelligence and analytics software market would hit $55.48 billion…

The 12 dark secrets of data science

Data science is revolutionizing computational fields and providing a foundation for enabling computers to solve problems. From drug design to machine vision, smart algorithms are enriching our lives and sometimes even saving them. But beyond the success stories, there’s a vast amount of questionable and unreliable results. Everyone who approaches a new collection of data…

MCSA certification guide: How to become a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

What is an MCSA certification? Microsoft’s entry-level Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certifications cover a range of Microsoft products and job areas. Not to be confused with Microsoft’s now retired Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certifications, the MCSA certifications are designed as a way for entry-level workers to demonstrate proficiency in a variety of Microsoft…