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9 Cloud Certifications Worth Your Time and Money
Slideshows  |  8/14/2017  | 
For IT professionals who want to advance their careers with new skills, certifications in cloud technology and management are a good bet.
Who Moved My Tech? The Art of Convincing the Unconvinced
Commentary  |  8/14/2017  | 
Every technology initiative -- in fact many business changes -- will run into resistance from people. Here are three steps to overcoming that resistance.
Innovation Relies on Humanizing the IT Organization
Commentary  |  8/11/2017  | 
IT organizations are quick to talk about hardware failures, software failures, and outages, but so often the cause of IT failures can be pinned on people.
An IT Revolution Approaches
Commentary  |  8/10/2017  | 
For all of the talk about IT playing a key role in innovation, those maintenance tasks that "keep the train running" don't leave much time for innovation.
The 10 'Perks' IT Workers Want Most
Slideshows  |  8/8/2017  | 
Most job seekers don't look for specific perks, but the things an employer offers can provide a valuable glimpse into the corporate culture.
Cloud Powers a Hybrid IT and New Digital Existence
Commentary  |  8/4/2017  | 
Enterprise data centers aren't going away soon, but the role of the cloud will expand rapidly in our personal and business lives.
4 Signs Your IT Strategy is Off Track
Commentary  |  7/28/2017  | 
Whether the cause is immature technology, outdated processes and skills, or a shift in corporate mindset, IT projects can go wrong at midstream.
Accenture: Seek Business Value in Digital Transformation
News  |  7/25/2017  | 
Mike Sutcliff says Accenture Digital helps companies transition from legacy to digital operations to resist disruption, find new customers.
As NYC Tech Industry Grows, City Aims to Fill Skills Gap
News  |  7/13/2017  | 
Ladders for Leaders is a New York City initiative by the Office of the Mayor that aims to tackle NYC's youth employment crisis while training what they hope will be the most diverse tech workforce.
3 Career Paths Software Developers Might Want to Pursue
Commentary  |  7/6/2017  | 
When it's time for developers to take on management responsibilities, these three roles offer a path.
Four Things You Must Do To Retain Top Tech Talent
Commentary  |  7/3/2017  | 
Consider these ways you can improve tech retention at your business and control the turnover cycle.
Kids Welcome Guidance; Where Would You Steer Them?
Commentary  |  6/29/2017  | 
The new InformationWeek Flash Poll is ready for you to share your advice to a new high school graduate as they define what they want to be when they grow up.
Technology as Friend, Foe, or Partner?
News  |  6/27/2017  | 
The latest book by MIT researchers Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson explores the human/machine relationship and how businesses can prepare for the changes that the next 10 years will bring.
RIP, Systems Administrator, Welcome DevOps
Commentary  |  6/23/2017  | 
While the traditional sys admin role may fade away, those who are willing to change can take an exciting journey with cloud and DevOps.
AI in the Workplace: Augment, Instead of Replacing Humans
News  |  5/29/2017  | 
AI and machine learning won't create massive job losses in the foreseeable future, but some societal issues do come to mind.
Harvey Nash/KPMG: CIOs See Role Becoming ‘More Strategic’
News  |  5/23/2017  | 
In its 19th annual survey, Harvey Nash/KPMG found CIOs preoccupied with making companies more digital, and expected to fill more strategic role.
Some Things to Leave in Las Vegas
Commentary  |  5/2/2017  | 
Some of Interop ITX's awesome advisors and speakers share a peek into what they will do on their Las Vegas journey.
Interop ITX: 9 Bonus Events
Commentary  |  3/31/2017  | 
If you are going to May's Interop ITX conference in Las Vegas, don't miss all the fun stuff.
Elevating Women in Tech: Practical Strategies
Commentary  |  3/10/2017  | 
Addressing the under-representation of women as technical practitioners, Interop ITX speaker Patricia Dugan outlines some of the issues that the IT and tech sectors need to address.
What Happens When a Customer of IT Becomes an IT Leader
Commentary  |  1/24/2017  | 
When an executive shifts from being supported by IT to leading IT, one opportunity is to become a more customer-centric IT organization.
What the Last 10 Years Have Taught Us About Millennials
Commentary  |  1/2/2017  | 
Yes, the millennial generation is different, but no more so than the generations that went before it.
Failure Fridays: Four Lessons We Learned
Commentary  |  11/25/2016  | 
Tim Armandpour shares four lessons learned by implementing "Failure Fridays" at PagerDuty, and explains how your IT organization can benefit from the same approach.
What DevOps Can Teach IT About Change Management
Commentary  |  11/15/2016  | 
Even if your shop hasn't embraced DevOps and has no plans to do so, the practice offers leadership and communication guidance applicable to nearly every facet of IT. Here's what we learned from presentations at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco.
Chief Data Officers: More Report To CEO Than CIO
News  |  11/14/2016  | 
A Gartner survey of chief data officers found that 30% of them are now reporting to the CEO. Also, many companies are creating a new Office of the CDO with its own staff, budget, and responsibilities separate from IT.
IT Priorities Shifting Toward Security, Managing Costs
News  |  11/11/2016  | 
A recent IDG survey shows CIOs and IT managers have a renewed concern for operational security and improved customer experience.
Trump's Election: Poll Failures Hold Data Lessons For IT
News  |  11/11/2016  | 
Are your data analytics predictions models suffering from the same problems as the models that predicted Hillary Clinton would easily win the US Presidential election? Here are a few things to consider.
Google's Urs Holzle: Moore's Law Is Ending
News  |  11/10/2016  | 
Google's Urs Holzle says cloud suppliers won't be able to bank the gains of Moore's Law much longer and will have to eke out advances elsewhere.
Smart Cities Can Get More Out Of IoT, Gartner Finds
News  |  11/9/2016  | 
While many smart cities are using IoT for transportation issues, there's a host of other initiatives these urban centers should start to address with the technology. Environmental and sustainability programs top a new list from Gartner.
AI, Cognitive Computing To Disrupt Enterprises: IDC
News  |  11/8/2016  | 
IDC is forecasting big growth for cognitive computing and AI in the next 5 years. This infographic shows the growth, industries, and use-cases for these technologies.
Google Search Indexing To Go Mobile-First
News  |  11/8/2016  | 
In an announcement that could have far-ranging implications for websites of all sizes, Google said that it would place even more emphasis on mobile search, especially in the ways the company's algorithm ranks sites.
CIOs Face Changes, Volatility In 2017, Forrester Predicts
Slideshows  |  11/7/2016  | 
IT transitions will accelerate in 2017 as CIOs look to deliver business outcomes, develop technologies that serve customers, and embrace new technologies such as AI and AR, according to Forrester Research. Here's a look at the research firm's predictions for the new year.
Android Marketshare Hits Record 88%, Report Finds
News  |  11/4/2016  | 
A recent report from Strategy Analytics finds that Android has reached a record 88% marketshare during the third quarter of 2016. At the same time, Apple's iOS lost some ground, and other mobile operating systems have all but disappeared.
Digital Transformation Underway, Many Will Fail At It
News  |  11/3/2016  | 
IDC has issued its IT FutureScape forecast for 2017, which includes 10 predictions for IT. Here's how cloud, mobile, social media, big data, AI, virtual reality, and other innovations are changing the world.
Can IT Pros Succeed Without A Bigger Role In Business?
Commentary  |  11/2/2016  | 
Is your current IT role giving you the kind of well-rounded opportunities you need to succeed in the next five to ten years? There's seems to be a disconnect between opportunity and expectations when it comes to the way IT pros are viewed in the larger context of enterprise digital transformation. Here's what we learned from the 2016 InformationWeek US IT Salary Survey.
Final Presidential Debate Tests UNLV's IT Preparedness
News  |  10/26/2016  | 
The UNLV IT staff had to be ready for a variety of requests -- often at the last minute -- as the school prepared to host the third Presidential debate earlier this month. Here's the inside story.
7 Tech Nightmares Haunting IT Pros This Halloween
Slideshows  |  10/26/2016  | 
Sinister service outages, blood-curdling budget constraints, and chilling cyberthreats have long been the stuff of IT nightmares. Now a new survey looks at what's really terrifying IT pros this Halloween and beyond.
Smartwatch Shipments Take Nosedive In Q3 2016
News  |  10/25/2016  | 
Despite the launch of a new Apple Watch line, smartwatch shipments plunged more than 50% between the third quarter of 2015 and the third quarter of this year. The latest numbers from IDC appears to show a market in need of significant recalibration.
7 Data And Analytics Job Titles To Know
Slideshows  |  10/25/2016  | 
Leveraging data -- big and small -- has become a powerful tool for enterprise IT organizations that successfully transition to digital businesses. Opportunities within enterprise organizations have expanded to fill the need. Here's our list of job titles for today's data professionals.
Gartner: IT Spending Will Hit $3.5 Trillion In 2017
News  |  10/20/2016  | 
At its Symposium/ITxpo show, Gartner released new worldwide IT spending numbers that predict enterprises will spend up to $3.5 trillion on technology in 2017. That's an increase of about 3% over 2016, with much of that money going toward software and services.
PC Market Still Declining, But Not As Sharply
News  |  10/12/2016  | 
IDC and Gartner have released new numbers for the global PC market that show a decline in the third quarter of 2016, but one not as sharp as those of the past two years.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Killed Following Fire Reports
News  |  10/11/2016  | 
A day after Samsung told partners and carriers to stop selling its flagship Galaxy Note 7, the company released a statement that it would end production all together. It's a huge blow for the South Korean tech giant as the holiday shopping season approaches.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Production Halts Amid More Fire Reports
News  |  10/10/2016  | 
According to reports from South Korea, Samsung is stopping production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following more reports of the devices catching fire. Also, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T have stopped selling the phones, as well as replacements. UPDATE: Late on Oct. 10, Samsung released its own statement.
Mobile Market Forecasts Send Mixed Signals
News  |  10/7/2016  | 
Separate reports from Gartner and IDC paint different pictures of the state of the mobile market in 2016, and what the next few years may hold for space.
Women In IT: Where Is The Equal Pay?
Commentary  |  10/6/2016  | 
Women in IT are still earning significantly less than their male counterparts, according to the InformationWeek 2016 US IT Salary Survey. Take a look at our findings, and then let us know how your compensation stacks up.
InformationWeek 2016 Salary Survey: 10 Best-Paying IT Leadership Jobs
Slideshows  |  9/28/2016  | 
In 2016, median base salary for IT management professionals -- including CIOs, CTOs, and VPs -- is $112,000 annually, and has remained flat in the past 12 months. Of course, certain management roles are commanding a much higher compensation package than the median, and we're highlighting 10 of them here. See how your compensation stacks up.
IT, Dev Boot Camps Help Kick-Start Careers
News  |  9/23/2016  | 
IT pros and developers looking for new opportunities and new grads looking for an advantage in getting that first IT job are exploring new education options -- IT and technology education boot camps. In this InformationWeek Expert Voice podcast, we spoke with a provider of these intensive sessions about what they are and why they are becoming popular now.
IoT Success: Sharing Data, Analytics Fuels Growth
News  |  9/22/2016  | 
A report from the MIT Sloan Management Review finds that companies that share data from their internet of things projects are better positioned to take advantage of what the technology has to offer. However, finding IT pros with the right IoT skills set is proving a challenge for many businesses.
11 Tech Skills In Short Supply Now
Slideshows  |  9/7/2016  | 
In the ever-evolving world of IT, do you have what it takes to stay relevant, or are you headed toward extinction? Here's a look at the top 11 tech skills IT leaders say are demand today.
8 Productivity Tools Road Warriors Need
Slideshows  |  9/2/2016  | 
Life on the road means freedom and travel, but also the need for a solid arsenal of apps, power packs, mobile hotspots, and other items to keep you productive. Here are 8 weapons you may want to add to your cache.
Flexible Work Schedules: Key To Boosting Millennials' Productivity
News  |  8/31/2016  | 
The cultural mindset of millennial workers and the ability to connect to the web from nearly anywhere are driving workplace flexibility demands, according to a new report.
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