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We're Not All Nerds Now
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
Nerd culture is about exploring systems and pushing boundaries, not just being a gadget enthusiast. If you want to be a nerd, you have to do the work.
Mining WiFi Data: Retail Privacy Pitfalls
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
WiFi data mining starts with anonymous tracking, but it can lead to personal details in social profiles. Interop New York session explores opportunities and limits for retailers.
DevOps: Stop The Existential Angst
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
Want to use DevOps to improve time to market, decrease risk, and reduce operating expenses? Then stop with the navel-gazing and start taking advantage of scripting, templates, virtualization, and open APIs.
CIO Of The Future In One Word: Fast
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
David Wright, CIO of McGraw-Hill Education, has a clear vision of IT's future. Learn from his experience and pick his brain at InformationWeek's IT Leadership Summit at Interop New York.
9 Selfie-Worthy Views Of NYC Skyline
Slideshows  |  9/5/2014  | 
What's a trip to the Big Apple without a photo of its iconic skyline? Check our guide to some of the best views you can get while at Interop New York.
DevOps Tip: Don't Give Developers Keys To Security
Commentary  |  9/3/2014  | 
Security change controls can slow down a DevOps program. But let's break up monolithic security systems instead of giving developers more security responsibility.
5 Avoidable Roadblocks To Digital Projects
Commentary  |  9/3/2014  | 
These common roadblocks don't have to kill projects. Here's how to maneuver around them.
4 Startups To Watch At Interop
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Interop New York's Startup Hot Seat lets you ask startup leaders about intriguing new products, from cloud services to network automation tools. Take a sneak peek at the lineup.
IT Vs. Seth Meyers: 5 Great IT Jokes
Commentary  |  8/29/2014  | 
Readers responded to a call for IT humor with a pile of jokes and stories, in anticipation of Late Night host Seth Meyers’ keynote at Interop. Here are 5 that stood out.
CIOs In Training: 3 Factors For Success
Commentary  |  8/27/2014  | 
At Interop New York, I'll reveal some secrets about getting to -- and staying in -- the CIO's chair.
APT Equals FUD
Commentary  |  8/27/2014  | 
The term "advanced persistent threat" is the latest incarnation of fear, uncertainty, and doubt that plagues the security industry.
9 Ways To Enhance Google Apps With Unified Communications
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
There's no shortage of ways to communicate. Unifying the many communications channels can help you keep it all straight.
IT Needs A Dose Of Its Own Medicine
Commentary  |  8/25/2014  | 
You're all over collecting and mining information to help the business get lean and mean. Why not shine that light inward?
4 Outsourcing Mistakes Companies Still Make
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
Control freaks, blame games, and other misguided attempts at building a better business through IT outsourcing.
5 Steps To Effective API Management
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
Many of today's enterprises build 100 or more mobile apps every year. If you don't have a plan to manage the APIs that support them, innovation will come to a screeching halt.
New York IT Salaries Top The Charts
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
New York City delivers the highest pay for US IT managers. Here's salary data you need as you network your way in at Interop New York.
Will IT Miss The Digital Wave?
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
That doesn't matter. The important question is -- will you?
PaaS Debate Heats Up At Interop
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
The need to develop cloud applications with a new architecture is changing the nature of platform-as-a-service.
9 Technologies That Power New York City
Slideshows  |  8/20/2014  | 
From space exploration robotics to subway subsystems, New York has technology to cover everything. Check out some cool examples near the Javits Center, home to Interop New York -- and beyond.
NYC Vs. Vegas: 10 Fun Interop Differences
Slideshows  |  8/14/2014  | 
Which city has enough neon light to circle the entire continental United States? Learn the answer and other funky facts about Vegas and NYC -- site of the next Interop conference.
Eating At Interop: 8 NYC Dining Options
Slideshows  |  8/12/2014  | 
Baffled by where to eat near the Javits center? You're not alone: Check out these eight walkable and delectable options for Interop NY attendees.
Geek's Guide To NYC Travel: Interop Preview
Slideshows  |  8/8/2014  | 
Superheroes, Dr. Who bars, video games, Seth Meyers, and more. Check out some of the coolest things a geek can see while in New York for Interop.
Bring The Office To The Beach: Yea Or Nay?
Commentary  |  8/8/2014  | 
When you go on vacation, do you actually go on vacation, or does work tag along? Has our culture made it impossible to really get away?
An IT Admin Walks Into A Bar…
Commentary  |  8/5/2014  | 
Got a good IT joke? Share it! We’re collecting IT humor in anticipation of Seth Meyers’ comedy keynote at Interop New York.
Collect It All: The NSA Surveillance Doctrine
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
The Interop Book Club continues with Glenn Greenwald’s “No Place To Hide” and asks: Should there be limits on NSA data collection?
The IPv6 Skills Crisis
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
As IPv6 adoption ramps up, there aren't nearly enough experts and trainers to fulfill the demand. Here's how to start educating yourself.
Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2014  | 
Anaplan CEO says the well known saying "the world is getting flat" should also apply to IT organizations.
4 IT Cultures: Which One Are You?
Commentary  |  7/21/2014  | 
From White Knight to Curmudgeon, IT cultures fall into four categories. Which one describes your organization?
Cloud WLANs: Weighing Pros And Cons
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
Cloud-managed wireless networks offer significant benefits, but IT must consider cloud downsides to make an informed choice.
UPMC Tech Dev Center Chief Discusses Digital Strategy/Disruption
UPMC Tech Dev Center Chief Discusses Digital Strategy/Disruption
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014  | 
Rebecca Kaul discusses the importance of a separate development group that isn't part of core IT operations.
Accenture Strategy Talks Digital Strategy & Digital Disruption
Accenture Strategy Talks Digital Strategy & Digital Disruption
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014  | 
Mark McDonald discusses the need for a new definition of "digital" that is no longer based on something you own.
Digital Strategy/Disruption: SnapLogic Interview
Digital Strategy/Disruption: SnapLogic Interview
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014  | 
SnapLogic CEO discusses how digital disruption will create new revenue streams in a variety of industries.
Shadow IT Is An Opportunity, Not A Problem
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
Shadow IT isn’t a scourge. It’s an opportunity for IT to engage the business and add value, says CBS Interactive’s Steve Comstock.
Let's Experiment On Facebook
Commentary  |  7/3/2014  | 
Facebook angered lots of people with its experiments to manipulate users’ moods. What might happen if 800 million users decide to return the favor?
BYOD Expectations Just Keep Rising: InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
Wasn't BYOD supposed to be easier for IT to manage by now? That was before it became bring your own everything.
Finding Talent: What IT Can Learn From Baseball
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
IT organizations and pro baseball teams both need talented players. IT can take lessons from a small-market team that stays competitive in a league dominated by big payrolls.
WLAN Design: Learning From Our Mistakes
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
Our expensive campus WLAN upgrade didn't account for the growing number of wireless devices per student. Here's what we learned from our mistakes and how we turned them into teaching opportunities.
Extreme Networks Announces OpenDaylight SDN Controller
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
Extreme Networks will release an SDN controller based on OpenDaylight software. The company also announced an SDN application development challenge.
New Devices To Target Gluttony, Stupidity, Privacy
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
Inspired by the self-serving Amazon Fire, industry leaders in packaged food, gambling, and government services will release a slate of new mobile devices in time for Christmas.
Quick Takes: ScienceLogic and Cyan Announce New Products
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
ScienceLogic updates CloudMapper to track dependencies in public and hybrid environments. Cyan announces Planet Orchestrate, a new application to help carriers and providers offer cloud services to customers.
SDN APIs & The Next Wave Of Innovation
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
History teaches that technology standards drive innovation. SDN APIs will be no exception.
IoT: Get Security Right The First Time
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
Let's start building security into the Internet of Things now, before everything becomes connected -- and hackable.
Should Edward Snowden Come Home?
Commentary  |  6/11/2014  | 
The Interop Book Club debuts with “No Place To Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State” by Glenn Greenwald.
HP Links SDN, OpenStack In New Application
Commentary  |  6/9/2014  | 
HP has released a new application that integrates OpenStack with its SDN controller. The company also launched a new service offering and switch line.
Product Recalls From Our IoT Future
Commentary  |  5/23/2014  | 
Google’s Nest recall may indicate what’s in store as software and network connectivity invade more consumer products. Here’s a peak into a plausible near future.
Cisco's 3 Commandments
Commentary  |  5/20/2014  | 
At Cisco Live, CEO John Chambers pledged to lead customers to the promised land -- if they follow a few commandments.
The $13,000 Man
Commentary  |  5/19/2014  | 
InformationWeek’s latest salary survey charts the gender gap in IT pay and other money matters.
Quick Takes: IBM Storage; Datapipe AWS Service
Commentary  |  5/16/2014  | 
IBM announces Elastic Storage and Datapipe rolls out a beta analytics service for AWS users.
Collaboration Drives UC While Video Lags
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
Deployments of UC platforms have increased since 2013, but videoconferencing has yet to entice customers, according to a new survey.
Centralized Authentication: A Double-Edged Sword
Commentary  |  5/13/2014  | 
Active Directory is a great centralized authentication service for security and compliance, but Macs, mobile devices, and remote access cause headaches.
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