Tech Decision Making: The Rise of the Developer

Developers and technologists are increasingly being given a “seat at the table” and forming peer relationships with executives regarding enterprise technology investments.

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Legendary former NFL coach and general manager Bill Parcells once famously stated: “If they want you to cook the dinner, at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries.”

Parcells was voicing frustration about his lack of input into which players the New England Patriots drafted, even though it was his job to mold their talent into a winning team. 

Parcells may or may not know much about enterprise technology,

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What’s Holding DevOps Back? – InformationWeek

DevOps teams are at different stages of maturity. However, there are some common challenges they face along the way.

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Some DevOps teams are well-oiled machines, but it’s taken time to get there. Perhaps they didn’t have the right culture or processes in place to start. Maybe they lacked some tooling that could help facilitate more efficient processes.

“There isn’t one way to do DevOps,” said Jared Murrell, director of DevOps, engineering & communities of practice at Github. “It’s not simple to quickly and perfectly ‘do DevOps.’ DevOps is defined by the people building software and

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What Must Enterprises Learn to Increase ROI from the Cloud?

Survey by Accenture shows some organizations have yet to realize the most value from their cloud strategies.

Leadership at some businesses continues to wrestle with getting the greatest return on investment from their cloud strategies, according to a report released by Accenture. Cloud transformation and plans to scale up the use of such resources are often the talk of IT circles, but the anticipated benefits can remain elusive. Though numerous organizations plan to increase their cloud investment in 2021 and beyond, it can still be a challenge for some to leverage cloud resources to the fullest.

For its report, Accenture

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Reducing Security Talent Attrition by Increasing Diversity

CIOs and other IT leaders must attract, retain and hire professionals with broad cybersecurity skills, but that’s not as easy as it sounds. Here’s some advice.

In the wake of the pandemic’s forced distribution of the workforce, millions worldwide will continue to depend on remote access for months — or even years. And a hybrid of remote work is likely to become a permanent fixture in many organizations. All these changes mean that CIOs and other IT leaders must attract, retain and hire professionals with broad cybersecurity skills, but that’s not as easy as it sounds. 

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How Enterprises Prioritized AI in 2020

Last year at this time, IT leaders were creating budgets and plans for AI initiatives. Here’s how a pandemic impacted them.

In Autumn 2019, as CIOs carefully crafted their technology investment plans for the new year, artificial intelligence and other advanced analytics made up a key part of the initiatives earmarked for investment. It was during that October to December time period when Deloitte was surveying IT leaders about the state of AI in their enterprises for a report released in July 2020. But as we all know, the tech plans those leaders set late last year hit a

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