After decades of unfulfilled promise, artificial intelligence is being put to real, productive use by some companies. Everybody else should be preparing for it.
Stories by Mary K. Pratt
Whirlpool CIO Mike Heim is taking IT, and all the other business units, in a new direction. Heim is moving the company, with its 69,000 global employees, to http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247616/4_things_to_do_now_to_get_ready_for_the_Internet_of_Things?. He says the move could transform how Whirlpool employees get work done by increasing real-time collaboration. Indeed, he sees the potential for IT-driven transformation in other areas, too. Here Heim, who joined Whirlpool in May 2012 after 33 years at pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, shares his ideas on leading IT through change.
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Linda Bubbers got a tip early in her career: Become a Certified Netware Administrator and earn a transfer to a better team.
If your company were hit with a cyberattack today, would it be able to foot the bill? The entire bill, including costs from regulatory fines, potential lawsuits, damage to your organisations' brand, and hardware and software repair, recovery and protection?
If your company were hit with a cyber attack today, would it be able to foot the bill? The entire bill, including costs from regulatory fines, potential lawsuits, damage to your organization's brand, and hardware and software repair, recovery and protection?
The IT shop at JM Family Enterprises has taken the typical steps to make its data centers eco-friendly: It has consolidated systems, virtualized servers and set up hot and cold aisles to drive down energy consumption.
Allstate Insurance has been pursuing energy-saving initiatives for several years, and it has seen a cumulative energy reduction of about 40% through more efficient data center operations and the use of virtualization, according to Anthony Abbattista, senior vice president of technology solutions.
When Mary O'Malley became Prudential's environmental task force chairperson in 2007, she found that the company's IT department was already focused on being green.
Boston-based law firm Nixon Peabody has elevated its focus on sustainability to the highest corporate level. A chief sustainability officer and a Green Operations Steering Committee lead green initiatives throughout the organization, and IT spearheads and enables much of the work.
As the IT sustainability program lead at Raytheon, Brian Moore says he saw a chance to learn from the company's past successes to find ways to deliver even more results.
Bruce Smith is feeling some tablet pressure. As director of computing services for Cummins Inc., Smith helps the company's 40,000 employees get the right computers for their jobs.
Like most big companies, GlaxoSmithKline had systems in place to help keep track of its computers, servers and other IT equipment.
Professor Corey Schou was working in his school's library when he realized his computer was picking up a particularly strong Wi-Fi signal.
When Jonathan Chow, chief information <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/topic/17/Security">security</a> officer at NBC Universal, found his department's services in increasing demand, that wasn't necessarily a good thing.
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