5 misconceptions CIOs still have about agile

By now, CIOs should be aware of the many benefits of the agile methodology. But there’s a few persistent misconceptions that could be getting in the way of even greater outcomes. We asked experts to discuss the most common misconceptions they see organizations falling prey to when it comes to agile practices. Here’s what IT…

5 biggest IT compliance headaches and how to address them

“Remaining compliant with data has always been a concern for organizations, and a headache for IT,” states Doug Bordonaro, chief data evangelist at ThoughtSpot, a business intelligence and data analytics provider. “While that remains true in today’s world, the underlying drivers have changed. “Previously, most compliance initiatives were driven by national legislation like HIPAA and…

IDG Contributor Network: What happens when you use third-party services in digital transformation?

Moving your company to a digital operational environment requires much more than changing its technology. The goal of creating and delivering new value for your customers also necessitates changes to your talent model, processes, philosophies and organizational structure. A complicating factor is the nature of the initiative – transformation is a multi-year journey, and your…

12 data science mistakes to avoid

AI, machine learning and analytics aren’t just the latest buzzwords; organizations large and small are looking at AI tools and services in hopes of improving business processes, customer support and decision making with big data, predictive analytics and automated algorithmic systems. IDC predicts that 75 percent of enterprise and ISV developers will use AI or…

10 boot camps for business analysts

Business analysts are in growing demand as companies look to capitalize on the data they collect. To help organizations uncover data trends and find areas that need improvement, business analysts must be strong analytical thinkers, with technical knowledge of tools such as SQL and Tableau, and have research and communication skills to boot. It’s a…

The 7 fundamentals of IT consultant success

Thinking of becoming an IT consultant? That might not be a bad idea — if you’ve developed the skills and experience needed to help clients deliver successful projects. Companies are in need of expertise in areas such as cloud computing, cyber security, big data and analytics, data center transformation, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and the internet…