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    1. IDG Contributor Network: How to plan your successful cloud migration

      IDG Contributor Network: How to plan your successful cloud migration

      Recent Accenture Strategy research found that four out of five companies run up to half of their business functions in the cloud. That figure is likely to increase significantly over the next few years. The research reveals that a clear majority of business leaders see the cloud platform as a critical enabler of greater innovation and competitive edge.

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    2. Cloud-native architectures will be the default soon

      Cloud-native architectures will be the default soon

      Cloud-native architectures will become the default option for customer-facing applications by 2020, according to a new study from IT consultancy Capgemini, Cloud Native Comes of Age. 

      Capgemini surveyed more than 900 senior professionals across 11 countries and found that 15 percent of new enterprise applications are cloud-native today, and that figure will jump to 32 percent by 2020.

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    3. Top 5 skills needed for the industrial IoT

      Top 5 skills needed for the industrial IoT

      Over the next five years, the demand for IT workers will get a big boost from an unlikely source: manufacturers looking for networking pros who can help them run the industrial internet of things (IIoT).

      Manufacturers in the US, Germany, Japan and China are on the cutting edge of something called Industry 4.0, which is digital transformation applied to manufacturing – bringing with it all the change, opportunities and challenges that represents.

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      Mentions: SDN
    4. Fashion meets technology: A new era in wearables evolution

      Fashion meets technology: A new era in wearables evolution

      Ten years from now, when we read about technology history, 2017 will be seen as a turning point in the evolution of wearables — when fashion met technology. Luxury brands used to think about novel fabrics, materials and designs when discussing technology advancements for their watches, glasses, hand bags and clothing.

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    5. Cloud computing is winning EVERYTHING

      Cloud computing is winning EVERYTHING

      Everyone knows that thoroughbred racehorses typically get funny, exotic names—from Hit It A Bomb to Paulassilverlining. But who knew there was a horse named Cloud Computing, let along that nag would snag the second jewel in the 2017 Triple Crown?

      It turns out The Preakness Stakes winner was a 13-1 long shot, but it doesn’t take an expert handicapper to see that the technology platform is becoming a prohibitive favorite.

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    6. IDG Contributor Network: A glimpse into the future of the IT organization

      IDG Contributor Network: A glimpse into the future of the IT organization

      Welcome to ITSM and Beyond, a new blog inspired by honest conversations with CIOs and the fundamental way they have pursued transformative information technology and IT Service Management (ITSM) strategies.

      It must be human nature to attempt to be a prognosticator, since it seems we are constantly trying to predict the future. Sometimes it’s something simple and immediate, such as predicting tomorrow’s weather.

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      Mentions: Services
    7. IDG Contributor Network: Industry 4.0 is the blueprint for the future of IT

      IDG Contributor Network: Industry 4.0 is the blueprint for the future of IT

      When you think about the digital future, you probably think about self-driving cars, disruptors like Uber and Airbnb, and artificial intelligence. What you probably do not think about, however, is factories.

      Despite their outwardly staid appearance, the industrial and manufacturing industries have been at the forefront of the practical application of technology and automation for decades.

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    8. How to decide between cloud, on-premise and As-a-Service

      Although vendor-written, this contributed piece does not advocate a position that is particular to the author’s employer and has been edited and approved by Network World editors.

      Deciding whether and how to use cloud computing is a complex, and made all the more complicated by the overwhelming number of vendors and products. What’s more, hybrid and multicloud approaches blur the lines between the cloud and on-premise deployment options.

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    9. The real reason shadow IT is so widespread

      The real reason shadow IT is so widespread

      At your company, who’s responsible for what technology is bought and implemented?

      It’s a critical question, with deep implications for how your company leverages technology to get things done and drive competitive advantage. A recent survey from Spiceworks takes a stab at answering this question. But while the survey offers a number of insights, it leaves out perhaps the most important constituency in the procurement process.

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    10. SDN solves a lot of network problems, but security isn't one of them

      SDN solves a lot of network problems, but security isn't one of them

      As the digital enterprise struggles to find the best security solutions to defend their ever-expanding networks, many are looking to next generation tools that offer interoperability capabilities.

      Software defined networking (SDN) holds lots of promises. By consolidating the control planes of multiple devices into a single controller, that controller becomes the omnipotent decision maker over the entire network.

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    11. IDG Contributor Network: 7 best practices for securing your cloud service

      IDG Contributor Network: 7 best practices for securing your cloud service

      As enterprises move their applications and data to the cloud, executives increasingly face the task of balancing the benefits of productivity gains against significant concerns about compliance and security.

      Security in the cloud is not the same as security in the corporate data center. Different rules and thinking apply when securing an infrastructure over which one has no real physical control.

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    12. 12M connected cars gives General Motors a massive IoT fleet

      12M connected cars gives General Motors a massive IoT fleet

      Steve Schwinke has worked on OnStar at GM in a variety of roles for some 20 years, watching the service evolve from a customer benefit into a full fledged connectivity mesh that helps the automotive giant improve its vehicles.  Now Director of Advanced Development, Schwinke recently talked to Network World Editor in Chief John Dix about OnStar as an IoT platform.

      How has OnStar evolved over the years?

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    13. Machine learning proves its worth to business

      Machine learning proves its worth to business

      Machine learning couldn’t be hotter. A type of artificial intelligence that enables computers to learn to perform tasks and make predictions without explicit programming, machine learning has caught fire among the hip tech set, but remains a somewhat futuristic concept for most enterprises. But thanks to technological advances and emerging frameworks, machine learning may soon hit the mainstream.

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      Mentions: Amazon
    14. Augmented and virtual reality to see aggressive growth by 2021

      Augmented and virtual reality to see aggressive growth by 2021

      Augmented and virtual reality are catching on, even if it is still early days for both.

      While some analysts at Strategy Analytics worry there aren't enough engaging 360-degree VR movies and other content on the market, IDC analysts said there are plenty of early business-focused rollouts of AR to justify optimism.

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      Mentions: Facebook Microsoft
    15. IDG Contributor Network: Adoption of voice-first assistants expected to skyrocket

      IDG Contributor Network: Adoption of voice-first assistants expected to skyrocket

      Amazon’s voice-first assistant technology could be worth billions for the e-tailer in just a few years, says an investment bank quoted by Fox News last week. RBC Capital Markets says Alexa could trigger $10 billion in revenue for Amazon by 2020.

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    16. Robots are just as plagued by security vulnerabilities as IoT devices

      Robots are just as plagued by security vulnerabilities as IoT devices

      An analysis of robots used in homes, businesses and industrial installations has revealed many of the same basic weaknesses that are common in IoT devices, raising questions about security implications for human safety. The robotics industry has already seen significant growth in recent years and will only further accelerate.

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