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The Sorry State Of IT Education
Commentary  |  4/18/2014  | 
Our profession is rife with people capable of performing procedures they've been taught, but incapable of thinking through a problem. Here's what we need to do.
Mobile App Development: 5 Worst Security Dangers
Commentary  |  4/18/2014  | 
Address these areas when building apps -- or brace yourself for a PR and liability nightmare should an attacker find and exploit a flaw.
Red Hat Linux Containers: Not Just Recycled Ideas
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
Red Hat and its partner, Docker, bring DevOps characteristics to Linux containers, making them lighter-weight vehicles than virtual machines for cloud workloads.
What DJs Can Teach DevOps Cynics
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
Just as new tools transform a DJ's musical options, DevOps revolutionizes what IT can do for the business.
Cloud Holdouts Face Tipping Point
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
If your technology strategy doesn't emphasize a phased approach to cloud architectures during the next 18 months, it might be time to look for a new job.
Enterprise Wearables Will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
Wearable devices made for the enterprise will offer more immediate value than BYOD programs. Here's why.
Federal IT Security Policies Must Be User Friendly
Commentary  |  4/16/2014  | 
Federal agencies should choose security tools and policies that suit the productivity needs of their employees.
ICD-10 Delay: Politics Trump Health Data Quality
Commentary  |  4/16/2014  | 
With a fresh delay for ICD-10 compliance, US healthcare providers and patients remain trapped in debate. Is higher quality clinical data worth the cost of more detailed data collection?
When IT Managers Insult
Commentary  |  4/15/2014  | 
Sometimes CIOs and IT teams get saddled with an aggressive manager who pushes all the wrong buttons. Do you know how to deal with loudmouths?
Data Protection In Internet Of Things Era
Commentary  |  4/14/2014  | 
The Internet of Things brings an explosion of data, along with security and privacy concerns. We need IoT rules of the road.
Luring The Elusive Cyber Security Pro
Commentary  |  4/14/2014  | 
Struggling to find scarce IT security talent? Make sure your hiring managers understand the certifications and match candidates for skills fit -- not just credentials.
Data Scientists Want Respect & Results
Commentary  |  4/14/2014  | 
Analytics managers from Macy's, Ford, and Google offer tips on how to integrate and inspire data scientists.
Microsoft's 5 Next Tests
Commentary  |  4/12/2014  | 
Microsoft made progress during the past few weeks but still has important things to prove. For starters, think Start screen and wearables.
Kathleen Sebelius: Failed IT Project Manager?
Commentary  |  4/11/2014  | 
Sebelius didn't write the code for HealthCare.gov, but she is paying the price for failing to oversee those who did.
5 Ways Android Won Me Over
Commentary  |  4/11/2014  | 
From security to "Lego" programming, Android has more going for it than you might think.
Rogue IT Driven By Need For Speed
Commentary  |  4/11/2014  | 
We’ve lost control to business users before. But this time, the thing that initiated our pain (the cloud) may also be the cure.
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 bank’s own data center.
Heartbleed: Making The Case For SDN
Commentary  |  4/10/2014  | 
Software-defined networking technology could help protect against vulnerabilities like Heartbleed. It's time to develop a more mature SDN option.
5 Job Interview Tips Via Alice In Wonderland
Commentary  |  4/10/2014  | 
Curiouser and curiouser! Use these techniques during your next interview to win that IT or security job offer.
Oracle Support Costs: 2 Savings Strategies
Commentary  |  4/10/2014  | 
Oracle software maintenance costs have customers turning to growing ranks of licensing consultants and third-party support providers. Here's the skinny.
Why Does Customer Service Suck?
Commentary  |  4/10/2014  | 
Businesses need to get on the ball with implementing unified communications systems that can break down silos and improve their sinking customer satisfaction ratings.
Internet Of Things Demands Open Standards
Commentary  |  4/10/2014  | 
IoT will shift the focus from technology to ideas -- if we get integration right. Heterogeneous System Architecture is a step in that direction.
Hackathons Should Be More Than A Circus
Commentary  |  4/10/2014  | 
Tapping into developer talent at a hackathon should be fun, but don't lose sight of the potential business benefits.
Platform Wars Just Starting
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
BlackBerry is just an early victim in the platform wars. The likes of Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook will disrupt established product players in enterprises, homes, and cars.
Healthcare In 2014: Innovate Or Be Left Behind
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
Alongside serious disruption to healthcare business models in 2014, four significant trends will emerge for healthcare leaders.
Why Cloud Fits File Synchronization At Enterprise Scale
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
Tackling the data explosion requires bold new thinking and the abandonment of tried and tired methodologies.
Wanted: Yelp For Government IT Contractors
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan shares five innovative ideas inspired by the likes of Amazon and Yelp, to streamline federal IT.
Throw Future IT Leaders In Pool's Deep End
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
Fewer IT pros are being thrown into leadership roles and challenged to just figure things out. That's a huge problem.
Internet Of Things Goes Home
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
The "connected home" is becoming a reality thanks to improved broadband networks and mobile apps. Here's a rundown of how our homes are getting smarter.
Commodity Switches Test Cisco's Mettle
Commentary  |  4/8/2014  | 
Long the networking giant, Cisco now faces threats from all sides in the form of open-source options produced by vendors including Arista, Cumulus, and Pica8.
Cisco CIO Talks SDN, OpenStack & IT Challenges
Commentary  |  4/8/2014  | 
Rebecca Jacoby spoke with editors at Interop about Cisco’s internal IT operations, including ACI adoption and the appeal of OpenStack.
CIOs: Always Be Strategizing
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
Tech leaders should constantly be connecting the dots on how software, services, and processes touch all facets of the company.
Does Microsoft Have Its Mojo Back?
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
Will free Windows licenses, the Internet of Things, Cortana, and other announcements put Microsoft back on the right track?
5 Steps To Become A Digital Business
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
Here's how to become the type of organization that lives in your customers' digital world.
4 Signs You're Doing Agile Development Wrong
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
If you're not getting what you want from Agile, these signs might explain why.
Healthcare's Bad Customer Service: 3 IT Cures
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
My cable company provides better customer service than my mom's healthcare system. Here are three ways IT can help.
CIOs Need To Bend IT Like Beckham
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
It sounds crazy, but CIOs can learn a lot from David Beckham's unique soccer and marketing skills.
Data Protection Tips For Growing Businesses
Commentary  |  4/4/2014  | 
As companies outgrow their "small and midsize business" label, so do their needs for enterprise-class data storage and protection.
Pivotal Subscription Points To Real Value In Big Data
Commentary  |  4/3/2014  | 
Pivotal deal offers five analytical options and, in a swipe at Cloudera and Hortonworks, unlimited Hadoop storage without charges by the terabyte.
Digital Business: The Bolt-On Strategy Doesn't Work
Commentary  |  4/3/2014  | 
Attaching new mobile apps or websites to a business does not make you digital. Immerse your products into the customer's ecosystem.
Net Neutrality Debate Driven By Fear Of Change
Commentary  |  4/3/2014  | 
The hope is that competition will work where regulation has not, but the fear is that there just isn't enough competition.
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.
Microsoft's Nadella: Can He Walk The Walk?
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made a good impression last week, but at Build he'll need more than rhetoric to reconcile new cross-platform tactics with Windows' future.
Will BYOD Become 'Bring Your Own Cloud?'
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Emboldened by enterprise adoption of BYOD, many employees are starting to reach toward the cloud. Here's how to gain the cost and efficiency advantages of private cloud services while offsetting the risks.
Feds Need Next-Gen Work Environments
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Flexible workspaces and top-of-the-line mobile technology are essential to federal agencies' ability to reduce costs and attract top talent.
How To Recruit Top Talent For Dull IT Projects
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Finding top tech talent can be tough, and it's even trickier when the job is less than sexy. Here are seven tips on how to play up your company's advantages to attract the best candidates.
Manage Change – Or It Will Manage You
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
As technology increases the velocity of business, IT leaders must move beyond to-do lists.
What Enterprise IT Can Learn From Industrial Engineering
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Budget-challenged IT organizations would do well to adopt the efficiency policies of industrial engineering. It applies efficiencies across enterprise operations, not just in specific areas.
Doctors Are Drowning In Data
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Technology isn't enough to improve healthcare. Doctors must be able to distinguish between valuable data and information overload.
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