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SDN & The Programming Pushback
Commentary  |  4/23/2014  | 
Thereís growing pushback against the idea that network engineers must become programmers in an SDN world.
Inside A Bank's Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Plan
Commentary  |  4/11/2014  | 
Seattle Bank uses HotLink technology to spin up applications in AWS in case of disaster in the bankís own data center.
Netflix Cloud Architect: How To Succeed As Disruptor
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Adrian Cockcroft, Netflix's former chief cloud architect, outlines how a changed business flowed out of the cloud.
Cisco CIO Talks SDN, OpenStack & IT Challenges
Commentary  |  4/8/2014  | 
Rebecca Jacoby spoke with editors at Interop about Ciscoís internal IT operations, including ACI adoption and the appeal of OpenStack.
HP Unleashes CloudSystem 8 For Private, Hybrid Clouds
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
HP's converged cloud system hits general availability to enable private clouds that work with VMware and hybrid clouds that rely on OpenStack.
Cisco's CIO Calls For Speed And Agility At Interop
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Cisco CIO describes the company's experience delivering employee IT services and how its latest announcement, OpFlex, fits into her vision.
SDN: Do Network Engineers Need Programming Skills?
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Interop panel debates need for network engineers to have programming skills as industry moves to software-defined networks.
Best of Interop 2014 Product Award Winners
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
The Best of Interop awards recognize innovation in nine categories, including networking, storage, cloud, and security.
Chief Digital Officer: Where CIO & CMO Meet
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Marketing and IT don't need to conflict. Extreme Networks CMO explains how the two can leverage each other's strengths to build a better digital business.
What Is Platform-As-A-Service? Experts Disagree
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Is PaaS just a feature of general-purpose infrastructure-as-a-service or a distinct layer of products in the cloud? Experts debate the definition of PaaS at Cloud Connect.
Oracle Becomes 'Kinder, Gentler,' President Hurd Claims
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Oracle president Mark Hurd says new account teams with single-contact accountability are improving customer satisfaction, but he has no kind words for SAP.
BYOE Era: How IT Can Lead
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
How can IT leaders meet the challenge when enterprise teams "go rogue" and implement new products and services without IT buy-in?
InformationWeek Elite 100: Winning Digital Strategies
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Forget "disruption." The most innovative companies in our annual ranking go digital in two main ways.
Pfizer Connects Dots To Deliver Better Treatments
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
The pharmaceutical company, No. 1 in the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, uses big data to tailor treatments to specific patient populations.
Capital One IT Overhaul Powers Digital Strategy
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
The bank, No. 2 on the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, beefed up its IT development to outpace the competition.
Kroger Solves Top Customer Issue: Long Lines
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
The supermarket chain, No. 3 in the InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking, uses QueVision system to ensure customers never have more than one person ahead of them.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2014
Slideshows  |  4/2/2014  | 
We've singled out 20 InformationWeek Elite 100 winners whose IT projects have transformed their businesses. Use them to inspire creativity and advance your plans.
Merck Optimizes Manufacturing With Big Data Analytics
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Pharmaceutical firm uses Hadoop to crunch huge amounts of data so it can develop vaccines faster. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
PG&E Delivers On Promise Of Smart Meters
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Pacific Gas & Electric analyzes new information from meters to better cope with times of peak energy usage. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
How FedEx Streamlines Operations At Freight Docks
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
EDEN system helps the logistics company shave time -- and money -- off dock operations. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
Esurance Gives Auto Claims Personal Touch With Video
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
App lets a customer submit a claim via video chat with an agent. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
La Quinta Dials Up Mobile Reservations
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Hotel chain makes it easier for guests to book stays while on the go. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
Eli Lilly's Field Reps: Armed With Data
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Cloud-based, mobile-friendly system gives sales force greater insight into the drugmaker's customers. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
Top 10 Signs Your Company Isn't InformationWeek Elite 100 Material
Commentary  |  4/2/2014  | 
Gunning for InformationWeek's elite list of innovative companies? Better hope you don't meet any of these criteria.
Top 10 Signs You're Not A Digital Business
Commentary  |  4/2/2014  | 
Consider the red flags that suggest your digital business strategy needs, ahem, a bit of work.
NFL CIO: Football's Digital Transformation
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
NFL tech leader Michelle McKenna-Doyle tells InformationWeek conference attendees about new digital fan experiences, injury-prevention tools, and an Internet-of-shoulder-pads.
Capital One Delivers 85% Of Software Through Agile
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
Agile software development methods have reduced delivery times to three to six months while cutting costs significantly.
Interop 2014: 8 Hot Technologies
Slideshows  |  3/29/2014  | 
Interop 2014 kicks off Monday in Las Vegas. Here's a sneak peek of technologies to watch.
Zen & The Art Of Service-Oriented IT
Commentary  |  3/28/2014  | 
For IT, public cloud providers pose stiff competition. You must compete on quality.
VMware's Gelsinger: Datacenters Face 'Tectonic Shift'
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
Virtualization and cloud computing are creating the most significant shift in datacenter design in 25 years, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger will tell Interop audience in keynote address.
DevOps Creates A New Digital Divide
Commentary  |  3/25/2014  | 
What's that? Your product is the code and the code is the product and automation is your middle name? How nice. You're the digital 1%.
A Visual History Of Interop
Commentary  |  3/21/2014  | 
From the origins of the Interop name to a guest appearance by Mr. T., hereís a few images of Interopís history.
Mobile Strategy: How & Why To Go Faster
Commentary  |  3/18/2014  | 
Your colleagues want an information Autobahn, so buckle up and embrace the pace.
Considering SDN? Adopt Chaos Monkey
Commentary  |  3/18/2014  | 
Enterprises can take a page from Google's playbook by focusing on application resiliency and forgetting about the hardware, says networking expert and Interop speaker Ivan Pepelnjak.
DevOps Demands You Fix Twice
Commentary  |  3/13/2014  | 
If you've taken time to get everything just perfect, you haven't truly adopted the rapid iteration, lean product development ethos.
Best of Interop Finalists Announced For 2014
Commentary  |  3/13/2014  | 
Interop announced 27 finalists for the Best of Interop awards. Judges chose finalists in 9 categories, including SDN, mobility, and security.
Network Engineers: Don't Be The Dinosaur
Commentary  |  3/13/2014  | 
Network pros can't stick with their old ways of working if they want to have a future in the world of software-defined networking.
DevOps Ninjas Needed: 3 Ways To Build Ranks
Commentary  |  3/12/2014  | 
For DevOps -- the marriage of developer and operations -- to succeed, we must draw from our whole talent pool.
Managing Real-Time Applications On The Network
Commentary  |  3/10/2014  | 
A policy-driven approach is key to making sure video and audio traffic doesn't clog up your network and affect performance of mission-critical apps.
4 Signs You're Being Digitally Disrupted
Commentary  |  3/7/2014  | 
Accenture exec Mark McDonald offers four not-so-obvious signs you may be falling victim.
Women In IT: The Next Generation
Commentary  |  3/7/2014  | 
A walk-through at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab reveals lessons on how to solve IT's image problem.
3 Strange Things To Do At Interop Las Vegas
Commentary  |  3/7/2014  | 
From driving a bulldozer to jumping off an 855-foot tower, hereís a few unusual entertainment suggestions for Interop Las Vegas.
Nicira: The Last Billion-Dollar SDN Acquisition?
Commentary  |  3/6/2014  | 
Niciraís billion-dollar purchase price may have been an outlier in the SDN market that wonít be repeated.
Female IT Leadership: Find Your Voice
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
The biggest obstacle to your IT career success may be your inner voice, says Dell CIO Adriana Karaboutis.
IT Career Change & Crisis: Rapid Lessons
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
After a dunk in a raging river, a CIO offers advice on coping with the unexpected.
NEC Releases Uber SDN Controller
Commentary  |  3/4/2014  | 
Unified Network Coordinator can manage up to 10 NEC OpenFlow controllers across multiple datacenters.
For Public Schools, Mobility Is A Minefield
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Today's education IT pros, admins, and parents must navigate a rocky road to BYOD responsibility.
Bring Everything: BYOD's Evolution In Higher Education
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Support for all stripes of mobile devices -- a new Bring Your Own Everything credo -- is now a must on college campuses, in the name of productivity and safety.
The New Mobile Enterprise: A Smorgasbord Of Choices
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
As wireless technologies take precedence in the enterprise, WLANs have become complex deployments. Here's a look at the evolving array of wireless options.
Is Your Company Really A Digital Business?
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Or does it just look like one? Here's how to tell the difference.
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