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The rise of the programmable economy; the present and future of AI

As our technology changes, so do our business transactions. In this two-part feature, Editorial Director Sue Troy explores how our current economic systems will keep pace with technology like IoT and robotics. In part one, Troy talks about the rise of the ‘programmable economy,’ and in part two, she explains why the blockchain ledger is an essential ingredient to this new economy.

The buzz around artificial intelligence (AI) is only growing. Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski covers the exciting topic in a new two-part story. In part one, she ponders whether deep learning is the key to more human-like AI, getting two AI luminaries’ thoughts. In part two, those same luminaries discuss the future of AI, what’s possible and what is still a ways off.

IT teams can have a seat at the table too. In this week’s Searchlight, Site Editor Fran Sales reports from the Gilbane Conference on how Harvard Business Review’s IT team became a partner to the business. Hint: They got some help from Agile. Also in Searchlight: Yahoo’s board might sell the company’s Internet business, and the NSA shuts down its surveillance program after 14 years.

Traditional IT service management (ITSM) support doesn’t cut it in today’s digital business environment, according to SearchCIO contributor Harvey Koeppel. In his two-part column, he describes the problem with traditional ITSM and then gives seven CIO tips for navigating the future ITSM roadmap. Plus, contributor Niel Nickolaisen explains, through personal experience, why a top-notch ITSM strategy is key to digital transformation.

Making the Waterfall-to-Agile transition isn’t easy, but may be necessary for your business. In this tip, the CIO of Bose gives five pieces of advice for CIOs making the move to Agile.

The app economy is upon us. In this issue of our CIO Decisions ezine, IT leaders and experts offer app performance management tips and best practices for the new app economy.

In our latest Essential Guide, explore best practices around key IT metrics that can help CIOs optimize cost, align strategies with the business and make the case for IT investment.

New laws encouraging cybersecurity information sharing between the public and private sector have sparked debate. Will these protection measures infringe on privacy? SearchCompliance contributor Mary K. Pratt tries to get to the bottom of it in this feature.

The results of our salary and careers survey are in, and they show that GRC professionals’ skill sets are becoming highly prized across industries. Find out more of the survey results in this story by Senior Site Editor Ben Cole.

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