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VMworld: Security, Network, Cloud Are Top IT Concerns
News  |  8/31/2016
At VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, customers of VMware took to the keynote stage to talk about adapting their data centers through changing times, with virtualization and vCloud Air.
IT Salary Outlook 2017: Starting Pay On The Rise
News  |  8/31/2016
Starting salaries for IT professionals are expected to rise an average of 3.8% in 2017 compared with 2016. Find out which IT jobs are projected to see the greatest salary increases next year.
Analytics-Driven Innovation: Where Does IT Fit?
Commentary  |  8/31/2016
Sharad Sachdev, managing director and innovation lead at Accenture Analytics, tells us how to encourage an analytics-driven culture of innovation, and how you, as an IT professional, can make the most of the tools at your disposal.
IDC: IT Spending To Hit $2.7 Trillion By 2020
News  |  8/30/2016
Companies that invest in third platform services such as cloud, mobility, and big data as part of their digital transformation efforts will drive IT spending growth, according to IDC.
VMware Customers Cautious About vCloud Air, Ready For IBM
News  |  8/30/2016
As VMworld 2016 opens in Las Vegas, customers already have sharp opinions on VMware's commitment to the public cloud. However, these customers do like the company's alliance with IBM.
Baton Rouge Flood Map: Using IT Know-How In Emergency Situations
News  |  8/30/2016
The Department of Information Services in Baton Rouge used geographic information systems and data from 911 calls, search-and-rescue efforts, and more to create a map visualization of the impact of recent floods in the region. The story is a prime example of how IT professionals can put their knowledge to work in emergency situations.
6 Linux Kernel Changes IT Pros Need To Know
News  |  8/30/2016
The 4.7 Linux kernel includes enhancements to security, automated testing prior to release, and an average 7.8 additions per hour over 10 weeks of development. Here is a look at what IT pros need to know about the OS that powers everything from mobile devices to servers and supercomputers.
Microsoft, Red Hat Look To Steal VMware Customers
News  |  8/29/2016
On the eve of VMworld 2016, VMware's annual user group conference, Microsoft and Red Hat would like to wean some of the company's customers to their offerings.
Bergen County Sheriff's Office Enters Hyper-Converged Future
Commentary  |  8/29/2016
The Bergen County, NJ, sheriff's office is moving its IT infrastructure to a hyper-converged architecture. The shift has expense and management complexity on the run.
11 Ways IT Professionals Can Make Sense of IoT Data
Slideshows  |  8/29/2016
IoT devices are entering the workplace in all shapes and sizes, from workers wearing smartwatches to industrial sensors such as soil monitors. The data pouring in may be so overwhelming it's unclear what should be done with it, why, and what the risks might be. Here are a few ways to navigate the maze.
Why IT Departments Need Social, Digital Communication Strategies
News  |  8/26/2016
With social media dominating communications outreach for businesses, IT departments need to focus on how to engage Millennial consumers.
Big Data Management Market Expected To Grow 12.8%
News  |  8/25/2016
Over the next five years, IT professionals keen on managing a fire hose of data should keep their eyes on these growth drivers for big data management.
5 Traits Effective IT Leaders Need
Slideshows  |  8/25/2016
When you consider outstanding tech leaders such as Bill Gates, the late Steve Jobs, and Jeff Bezos, five of their traits standout above others. Here's a look at ways to cultivate these characteristics to further your career.
Beyond The Big 2: 10 Benefits Of Alternate IaaS Providers
Slideshows  |  8/24/2016
If you're looking at infrastructure-as-a-service options, you're already aware Gartner has declared Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure as the Big 2 in the market. And, in many cases, they're all you'll need. But sometimes, your unique business requirements will make an alternate IaaS provider a better fit for your organization. Here, we outline 10 benefits to help you decide what's right for your needs.
Stanford Study Will Inspire Any IT Pro Intrigued By Machine Learning
News  |  8/23/2016
A study by Stanford researchers finds computers can predict lung cancer patient outcomes better than pathologists. While the study is specific to the medical profession, it illustrates the promise and potential of machine learning for IT professionals in any industry.
8 Steps To Building A Successful Cyber-Security Career
Slideshows  |  8/23/2016
Information security professionals are in high demand, but entering the field can be tricky. Follow these tips to build a successful cyber-security career.
AWS Helps Fuel Lyft's Expansion
News  |  8/22/2016
Lyft, the San Francisco ride-sharing company and Uber competitor, is thriving on AWS IT services and looking to ring up its first $1 billion. Here's what IT pros can learn from the example.
3 Steps To Getting Your IT Job Posting Noticed
News  |  8/22/2016
With demand for tech workers running high, here are three ways hiring managers can get their IT job listings to stand out, according to technology recruiter Robert Half Technology.
8 Salesforce Buys Boost Analytics, Machine Learning Portfolio
Slideshows  |  8/22/2016
SaaS-based enterprise application and CRM giant Salesforce has accelerated its acquisition pace recently, snapping up eight companies, large and small, over the past several months. Here's a look at some of the deals and what they reveal about Salesforce's strategy.
10 Ways To Win At DevOps: What IT Pros Need To Know
Slideshows  |  8/21/2016
DevOps can lead to greater developer productivity, higher operational efficiency, and improved user experience. But the journey toward DevOps is not easy. Here are 10 ideas to get you started on the right path.
Apple's AI Plans, MapR Raises $50M: Big Data Roundup
News  |  8/21/2016
Hadoop distributor MapR raises new round of equity funding and hints at possible IPO, Salesforce acquires another analytics startup, PwC partners with Coursera on a data analytics course, and Apple CEO Tim Cook talks AI and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Aug. 21, 2016.
Digital Business Apps Must Reach Edge Of Network To Succeed
News  |  8/19/2016
A recently released Gartner report, based on Equinix network hub use, finds that an "interconnect" service is one of the keys to an enterprise's digital future.
Gartner: Public Sector CIOs Need Digital Transformation Vision
News  |  8/19/2016
A report from IT research firm Gartner says public sector CIOs need to promote a compelling vision for digital transformation and make change inclusive. If successful, the results could transform the type of services government agencies can offer citizens.
TransUnion's Tech Overhaul Reaps Cultural Rewards
Commentary  |  8/19/2016
In the process of transforming its brand and its technology infrastructure, TransUnion has found itself attracting top-notch IT talent normally repelled by the idea of working for a stuffy financial institution. Here's how they did it.
Intel's Next-Gen Xeon Phi Geared Toward AI, Machine Learning
Commentary  |  8/18/2016
Intel is targeting the nascent market for artificial intelligence gear with a new version of the Xeon Phi chip code-named "Knights Mill."
The Rise Of SDN: What It Means For Networks Today
The Rise Of SDN: What It Means For Networks Today
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/18/2016
To get a clearer view of SDN in 2016, Senior Editor Sara Peters spoke with Eric Hanselman, chief analyst at 451 Research, about how enterprises view the technology and where the industry is in terms of adoption and costs -- and what's next.
IT Asset Protection: How One Colocation Provider Does It
News  |  8/18/2016
For colocation provider vXchnge, security isn't just a matter of strong defenses. It also involves planning for the worst.
Cisco Cuts 5,500 Workers, Shifts Focus To Software, Services
News  |  8/18/2016
Networking giant Cisco confirmed during its latest quarterly report that the company will cut approximately 7% of its worldwide workforce in a restructuring move designed to accelerate its transition to a software and subscription business.
Blockchain Builder Brings Protocol To CryptoCurrency Initiative
News  |  8/17/2016
Chain, a San Francisco blockchain company, has joined the Initiative for CryptoCurrency & Contracts. With its membership, the firm brings a blockchain protocol to the party.
Google Cloud Databases Reach General Availability
News  |  8/16/2016
Emerging from beta, Google's cloud databases are ready for business workloads.
4 Industrial IoT Startups Taking Development To The Cloud
News  |  8/16/2016
From where IT professionals sit, these are early days for industrial IoT. Still, the software, hardware, and network ecosystem required for delivering on the promise of IoT will eventually transform the way enterprises think about running everything. Here are four cloud-based industrial IoT startups worth knowing.
5 Steps That Can Shorten The IT Hiring Process
News  |  8/16/2016
IT hiring managers who take too long to extend a job offer may suffer from the snooze-you-lose syndrome -- specifically losing a candidate's interest within a week of the interview if an offer is not made, according to survey results. However, there are five practical steps IT managers can follow to streamline the process.
4 Ways Company Culture Can Secure Top Tech Talent
News  |  8/15/2016
University researchers examined employee reviews on IT job search site Glasssdoor to identify the corporate cultures most likely to attract top tech talent and improve bottom line results.
Machine Learning Startups Snapped Up: Big Data Roundup
News  |  8/14/2016
Apple, Intel, Palantir, and HPE were among the tech giants acquiring data analytics and machine learning companies. Here's your Big Data Roundup for the week ending August 14, 2016.
8 Cyber-Security Certifications To Boost Your IT Career
Slideshows  |  8/14/2016
Cyber-security skills are in high demand across all industries. These certifications can help IT managers boost their security know-how and protect their organizations.
Intel's Workforce Diversity Efforts Hampered By Layoffs
News  |  8/13/2016
Despite progress in some areas of its diversity efforts, Intel encountered a slight decline in the number of under-represented minorities working for the company. The main cause is the company's own efforts to restructure, which triggered a large number of layoffs earlier this year.
Windows Security Update, Beam Acquisition: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/13/2016
Microsoft this week released a new build for Office 2016 on Mac, bought live-stream startup Beam, and grabbed the security spotlight following a major leak.
HPE Doubles-Down On HPC With SGI Acquisition
News  |  8/12/2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has acquired another high performance computing company with a long history in Silicon Valley -- SGI -- in a deal worth $275 million. Here's what the acquisition indicates about HPE's strategy going forward.
AWS Launches Simple Analytics Service On Kinesis Data
News  |  8/12/2016
Amazon knows customers want to do things with the data streams they're capturing in the cloud. With that in mind, AWS is offering Kinesis Analytics as its answer.
Palantir Acquires Data Visualization Specialist Silk
News  |  8/12/2016
Analytics software and consulting provider Palantir has acquired Silk, a data visualization startup. Silk's platform will continue to operate unsupported as the company's team will join Palantir.
9 Enterprise Mobility Management Tools For IT Pros
Slideshows  |  8/12/2016
Choosing the right EMM suite requires IT organizations to understand their needs and the capabilities of the various options. These nine options were featured in Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites. They serve as a starting point to help you find the right tools for your IT needs.
Hyper-Converged Systems By The Numbers: IDC
Commentary  |  8/11/2016
As converged and hyper-converged systems gain ground in the server and system market the real question for many IT professionals is exactly how integrated the systems should be. Here's a look at how the market is shaping up.
Duke IT Manager Talks Legacy Tech, Security, Career
News  |  8/11/2016
Sasha Calden faces unique security challenges as the IT Manager in one of Duke University's largest academic departments. Here she discusses data management, career development, and the challenge of securing legacy devices.
Secrets To Building Better Products: Fail Fast, Hire Full-Stack Engineers
Secrets To Building Better Products: Fail Fast, Hire Full-Stack Engineers
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/11/2016
James Bowling, a principal consultant with Data Center Transformation, talks with Senior Editor Sara Peters about this new type of engineer, and why failing fast is still the best way to make a better product.
9 Cloud Skills IT Pros Need Now
Slideshows  |  8/11/2016
The rise of cloud computing has been a game-changer for not only businesses, but also IT pros looking to stay relevant. Here are 9 must-have skills in different aspects of cloud technologies needed to compete.
Intel Buys Deep Learning Startup Nervana To Bolster AI Business
News  |  8/10/2016
The chipmaker says it will use Nervana Systems' expertise in accelerating deep learning algorithms to expand Intel's capabilities in the field of artificial intelligence.
C3 IoT: Is Tom Siebel's Startup An Emerging Powerhouse?
News  |  8/10/2016
C3 IoT is Tom Siebel's latest venture. The young Redwood City, Calif-based company is off to a fast start with industrial IoT applications, and now it's bringing a cross-industry platform to market.
10 Ways Bots Can Improve Your Business Processes
Slideshows  |  8/10/2016
Businesses use bots to engage with customers, online and via social media, because they're a cost-effective way to respond instantly to simple queries. As the technology improves, bots are finding their way into more use-cases where human judgment and effort were traditionally required. Are bots right for your business? Here are 10 examples to help you decide.
Global IT Security Spending Will Top $81 Billion In 2016
News  |  8/9/2016
Gartner predicts worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $81.6 billion in 2016 -- an increase of 7.9% from last year.
Big Data, Cloud Demand Drive IT Job Growth
News  |  8/9/2016
IT job numbers grew in July, but not as fast as they did during the rest of 2016. Yet big data and cloud trends will continue to drive job growth going forward, according to CompTIA researchers.
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