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The evolution of technology, green tech giants, and more news for IT pros
In this week's edition of news for CIOs and IT pros, we take a look at how the constant state of change in the technology landscape is impacting enterprises.
Top of mind tech topics for CIOs
But technology itself is constantly evolving, requiring that CIOs and IT leaders not only look ahead at things like the Internet of Things, which Bernard Marr at Forbes says will change every business, but also take a closer look at their existing and legacy IT processes.
On Wednesday, GitHub published a graphic showing the popularity of various programming languages, and it showcases the rise and evolution of open source software. “Providing a quicker, cheaper, and more comprehensive way of building software, open source is now mainstream,” Cade Metz at Wired points out.
TechRepublic reported this week that we are entering a post-virtualization world, and that enterprises should take note. Author Janakiram MSV points to the rise of containers and the evolution of OpenStack since its launch in 2010 as key reasons IT teams must get ready to deal with cloud native platforms.
One company at the forefront of digital evolution is Netflix. It recently announced its plans to shut down the last of its physical data centers by the end of the summer, moving to a 100 percent cloud-based IT operation, Ars Technica reports.
More news for IT pros
- Jen A. Miller reports in CIO Magazine on the growing trend of tech giants going green in terms of seeking self-powering solutions, such as solar and wind, for their data centers.
- Chief digital officers are making headlines, and two recent Q&As showcase how they are helping to change old-school mindsets within their organizations through digital technology. New York State's chief digital officer points to open data, collaboration and transparency [Entrepreneur]; and Domino's chief digital officer helps to bridge the gap between marketing and IT [CMO].
- Nicole Laskowski shares advice in TechTarget for CIOs who want to become better communicators, which is essential to leadership.