AI’s top use cases today

IT-related use cases such as IT automation, quality control, and cybersecurity are among the most popular uses of AI technology. But that will change, experts say, as the technology improves, gets easier to use, and proves to be useful to the bottom line. [ Cut through the hype with our practical guide to machine learning…

How to get that CIO position

Whenever a CIO friend of mine takes on a new job, I want to know all about it. How did the executive committee define the CIO role? How did you prepare for the interview? What was compelling about the opportunity? How did you get started? Atilla Tinic, DISH Network’s new CIO, was kind enough to…

How Aaron's CIO boosted the 'clock speed' of IT

As retail IT organizations go, Aaron’s is punching above its weight. With an IT staff of 250, the Atlanta-based retailer, which makes furniture, consumer electronics and appliances available for sale or lease to own, doesn’t have the thousands of technologists employed by retailers such as Walmart or Target. But it does have what it hopes…

What IT work will look like in 2030

Predicting the future of work is notoriously risky business if only because disruptive technology shakes up the picture like an Etch a Sketch. Looking past a year or two is difficult and suggesting what will happen a decade from now is uncertain at best. But for those who make their living looking ahead at technology…

IDG Contributor Network: Can private online communities drive corporate cultural change?

AI/ML will gather behavioral data and – through a system of assumptions and calculations known as analytics measurement – create both positive outcomes along with possible negative ones. Where is corporate governance and corporate culture in this readjustment out of public social media platforms and into private social community platforms? Today, good governance is a…

Insourcing, automation spark GE’s IT transformation

Fragmented legacy systems, heavily outsourced IT support, and significant reliance on manual process are IT problems almost every large organization struggles with. Some, however, like General Electric, are tackling these issues head. The company’s IT leaders made a commitment in October 2017 to transform the multinational conglomerate through a technical initiative that would emphasize employee…

8 machine learning success stories: An inside look

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), once considered pie-in-the-sky projects for companies, have become mainstream. More enterprises are harnessing the technology, which mimics the behavior of the human mind, to woo customers and bolster business operations. [ Cut through the hype with our practical guide to machine learning in business and find out the10 signs…

12 dark secrets of cloud security

The promise of cloud computing is irresistible. For pocket change, you can spin up a server. Backups can be created with a click. No more worries about buying hardware or keeping the server closet cool. Just log in and go. But what you gain in convenience, you lose a little control. And anyone with an…