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9 Data Center Automation Tools IT Pros Should Know
Slideshows  |  8/31/2016  | 
Pressure to increase productivity and deliver greater business value while limiting headcount has many organizations considering data center automation. Fortunately, there are many tools available to get it done. Here are nine to know if you're thinking about automating all or part of your data operation.
6 Reasons Hackathons Are Good For IT
Slideshows  |  8/30/2016  | 
Inviting developers to solve technical challenges can open organizations up to new ways of doing things. Here are 6 IT benefits of hosting a hackathon.
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.
Managing Gen Z: A Primer For IT Managers
Slideshows  |  8/28/2016  | 
Having grown up amid crises and technologically accelerated change, the second-wave of Millennials -- or Gen Z -- that's entering the workforce has different expectations and needs than people who came before them. Here are some tips on how IT managers can support and direct this new generation of workers.
5 IT Talent, Staffing Fails To Avoid 
Slideshows  |  8/26/2016  | 
When InformationWeek surveyed 100 IT leaders about their greatest mistakes, talent and staffing were among the many issues we heard about. Here, we focus on five of the biggest mistakes made in this category—and offer some advice on how you can learn from the pain of your peers.
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.
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.
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.
Silicon Forest Provides Fertile Ground For Startups
Slideshows  |  8/19/2016  | 
Oregon's startups are increasingly garnering attention from venture capitalists and support from government agencies. Here's a look at a few.
9 iOS, Android Apps To Creatively Boost Productivity
Slideshows  |  8/18/2016  | 
The need for creative workers spans all industries. These mobile apps can help IT pros brainstorm new ideas and organize their thoughts to improve problem-solving.
13 Ways Machine Learning Can Steer You Wrong
Slideshows  |  8/17/2016  | 
Applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to your decision-making can help your business stay competitive. But a lot can go wrong along the way. Without the proper checks and balances, machine learning efforts can spiral out of control, exposing your organization to risks. Here are 13 pitfalls to avoid.
10 Ways To Doom Your Next Mobile App
Slideshows  |  8/16/2016  | 
There are many ways to mess up mobile app development. These 10 will get you to #fail the fastest.
10 Cool Machine Learning Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  8/15/2016  | 
Machine learning is technology that trains software so developers don't have to code it by hand. The number of new companies in the category has grown exponentially over the past few years. Here are 10 machine learning startups worth a closer look.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 IoT Security Best Practices For IT Pros
Slideshows  |  8/9/2016  | 
IT professionals have to treat internet of things (IoT) vulnerabilities as they would vulnerabilities in databases or web applications. Any flaw can bring unwelcome attention, for those making affected products and those using them. Any flaw may prove useful to compromise other systems on the network. When everything is connected, security is only as strong as the weakest node on the network.
7 Cyber-Security Skills In High Demand
Slideshows  |  8/8/2016  | 
Businesses around the world report a shortage in cyber-security talent. Here are the skills IT managers should be seeking to keep their data secure.
8 Ways To Fail At DevOps
Slideshows  |  8/7/2016  | 
There are plenty of places in the DevOps process where an organization can run aground on rocky shoals of woe. Here, we highlight eight points of DevOps failure. Hint: None of these involve technology.
5 iOS, Android Apps To Follow The Olympics
Slideshows  |  8/6/2016  | 
The 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games are set to thrill the world with feats (and feets!) of glory over the next two weeks. Here are five apps to help you catch all the action.
Green Data Centers: 8 Companies Doing Them Right
Slideshows  |  8/5/2016  | 
Data center design is trending toward a smaller environmental footprint. While it's not necessarily easy going "green," here are 8 companies that did it right.
9 Tips For Hiring Data Science Talent
Slideshows  |  8/4/2016  | 
Data scientists are the new corporate rock stars. Companies in all industries know they need a strong bench of data science talent to have any hope of becoming the next Uber or Netflix. With more demand than supply, here's what you need to know about recruiting the best and brightest.
10 Reasons Your Data Vision Will Fail
Slideshows  |  8/3/2016  | 
Even as they aspire to be data driven, organizations are failing to align their vision with execution. Pitfalls lurk everywhere. We've uncovered 10 of the most common culprits.
7 Cool Data Center Innovations
Slideshows  |  8/2/2016  | 
We've identified seven key innovations being integrated into data centers to further expand capabilities -- or to provide vastly improved efficiencies in terms of energy consumption. Here's what you need to know.
10 Tips For Successful IoT Projects
Slideshows  |  8/1/2016  | 
Building hardware and writing software for IoT is the same as doing so for any sort of system. It requires a fair bit of good design practice, as well as common sense. Here are 10 tips to help you on the road to getting IoT right for users and IT.
9 Promising Cloud Security Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  7/31/2016  | 
The future belongs to cloud computing, but only with the help of strong security. Here are 9 cloud security startups IT managers may want to consider.
8 Hot Gadgets Every Geek Needs For Summer Vacation
Slideshows  |  7/29/2016  | 
If you're looking to beat the heat, embark on a foreign adventure, or explore your own backyard, here are some gadgets that will help you make the most of your journey.
10 Hiring Challenges Confronting CIOs
Slideshows  |  7/28/2016  | 
CIOs are seeing the highest level of skills shortage since the Great Recession of 2008-09 and other hiring issues, according to the 2016 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey. Find out where these challenges exist and to what extent.
12 Types Of Data IT Can't Afford To Overlook
Slideshows  |  7/27/2016  | 
Regardless of how much data your company has -- and how much your business leaders are asking for -- you're likely missing some hidden gems. Here are 12 examples of what you might be overlooking, and why it matters to IT professionals, and to your business at large.
8 iOS, Android Apps To Help Get Your Errands Done
Slideshows  |  7/26/2016  | 
For IT professionals, like others with demanding jobs, finding the time for the mundane tasks of everyday life can be a challenge. Here are 8 iOS and Android apps created to help you save time on chores and errands so you have more hours in the day.
Windows 10 At 1 Year: 9 Ways It's Changed
Slideshows  |  7/25/2016  | 
Microsoft has made several updates to Windows 10 as part of its Windows-as-a-Service model. How has the OS changed since its launch in July 2015, and what's on the road ahead?
10 Agile Tips From Pokémon Go Coach Training
Slideshows  |  7/24/2016  | 
Pokémon Go players want to improve and become better trainers. The same tips that help you catch more Pokémon can help you become a better scrum master. We caught 10 of those pointers that can be applied to leading an agile team developing enterprise software.
Apollo 11 Moon Mission Images Still Stun After 47 Years
Slideshows  |  7/22/2016  | 
Nearly a half-century later, photographs documenting the first trip to the moon continue to defy imagination. Here's a look at 10 of the best images.
10 Hot Security Technologies Enterprises Need Now
Slideshows  |  7/21/2016  | 
With security threats increasingly becoming more advanced, research firm Gartner outlines the top 10 technologies that should be deployed to take advantage of digital business opportunities while managing risk.
9 High Tech Cities Outside Silicon Valley To Explore
Slideshows  |  7/20/2016  | 
California's Silicon Valley is one of the world's most famous tech hubs, but there are many up-and-coming cities investing in infrastructure, transportation, and growing startup scenes. Here are nine destinations around the world for tech-savvy travelers.
How To Hire Analytical Workers: 10 Traits To Seek
Slideshows  |  7/19/2016  | 
Companies competing on data need the right skill sets and mindsets in place to succeed over the long term. While more individuals are analyzing data as part of their jobs, their ability to do so varies greatly, even among peers. We've identified 10 key traits of an analytical mind, and explain what to look for in your next hire and what skills to cultivate in your own career.
10 Strange Job Interview Questions Big Tech Companies Ask
Slideshows  |  7/18/2016  | 
Tech companies are notorious for asking bizarre interview questions. Here are 10 such head-scratchers that candidates were asked during job interviews at Google, Apple, Microsoft, and other major tech firms.
11 Programming Languages For DevOps Success
Slideshows  |  7/17/2016  | 
DevOps uses languages for software development and languages for deployment automation. If you want to be successful with either side of DevOps, these languages will help.
Robotics Gone Wild: 8 Animal-Inspired Machines  
Slideshows  |  7/15/2016  | 
If you want a glimpse of the future of robotics, start by looking at our biological past and present. Here are eight robots that borrow aspects of animal physiology, which has been honed through eons of Darwinian user testing.
Big Data, Coding, Security: 8 Sites That Offer Free Online Courses
Slideshows  |  7/14/2016  | 
IT pros need to stay updated on the latest trends in technology and management to remain relevant and competitive. Here's a look at eight online learning platforms that offer free tech courses that can help with that.
10 Hot SaaS Security Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  7/13/2016  | 
Leveraging cloud-based security services is helping to solve some major stumbling blocks when it comes to providing a robust architecture for organizations. To help you navigate your options, we're spotlighting 10 SaaS security startups whose tools are worth a look.
12 Barriers To Real-Time Analytics
Slideshows  |  7/12/2016  | 
As organizations look to stay competitive by expanding their use of real-time analytics, implementation becomes a challenge. Finding options to effectively serve your company over the long term is often more difficult than it appears. We've identified 12 common obstacles you'll want to avoid as your company pursues real-time analytics.
10 ERP Players Shaping The Market
Slideshows  |  7/11/2016  | 
ERP is a foundational technology for enterprises. After years of consolidation and rivalries, the landscape has evolved tremendously. Cloud-based vendors jumping into the mix could usher in a new wave of market disruption. Here are 10 major ERP players you should know.
9 Java Programming Myths Busted
Slideshows  |  7/10/2016  | 
Java has been around for 25 years -- plenty of time to build a mythology. Here, we bust up nine of the most prominent myths surrounding this widely used programming language.
Beyond BlackBerry: Outdated Tech The Feds Should Dump
Slideshows  |  7/8/2016  | 
The US Senate is finally ditching BlackBerry devices. Now, if only the rest of the government could leave the past behind. Here's a look at outdated tech still being used by federal agencies, including the military and the IRS.
12 Ways To Cultivate A Data-Savvy Workforce
Slideshows  |  7/7/2016  | 
Organizations aspiring to become data-driven need to take a close look at their HR practices. If your company's hiring and retention standards aren't keeping up with the times, you may be losing valuable job candidates and employees. To minimize the pitfalls of building a data-savvy workforce, consider these tips.
8 Reasons You Need A Security Penetration Test
Slideshows  |  7/6/2016  | 
One of the biggest challenges in IT security is determining whether the tools and configurations you have in place are giving your organization the level of security you require. Here's how penetration testing can help.
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