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VMware Customers Cautious About vCloud Air, Ready For IBM
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/30/2016
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Baton Rouge Flood Map: Using IT Know-How In Emergency Situations
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
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.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/30/2016
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6 Linux Kernel Changes IT Pros Need To Know
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/30/2016
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Fulton Works Founder: Making The Switch From Music To IT
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
A computer science degree isn't the only path into software development. Brent Sanders used his musicianship to bring programming skills and team leadership to a development group. Here, he tells InformationWeek about his journey from trombone player to software company founder.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 8/30/2016
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Microsoft, Red Hat Look To Steal VMware Customers
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/29/2016
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5 IT Talent, Staffing Fails To Avoid 
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
News
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.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 8/26/2016
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Why IT Departments Need Social, Digital Communication Strategies
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
With social media dominating communications outreach for businesses, IT departments need to focus on how to engage Millennial consumers.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/26/2016
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5 Traits Effective IT Leaders Need
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
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.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/25/2016
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IT Hiring: How Interns Can Give Companies An Edge
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
A college internship program could give a company an advantage in the intense competition for hiring tech talent.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/24/2016
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8 Steps To Building A Successful Cyber-Security Career
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Information security professionals are in high demand, but entering the field can be tricky. Follow these tips to build a successful cyber-security career.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/23/2016
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AWS Helps Fuel Lyft's Expansion
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/22/2016
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3 Steps To Getting Your IT Job Posting Noticed
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
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.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/22/2016
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Digital Business Apps Must Reach Edge Of Network To Succeed
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/19/2016
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TransUnion's Tech Overhaul Reaps Cultural Rewards
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
Commentary
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.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 8/19/2016
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Blockchain Builder Brings Protocol To CryptoCurrency Initiative
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/17/2016
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4 Industrial IoT Startups Taking Development To The Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/16/2016
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5 Steps That Can Shorten The IT Hiring Process
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
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.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/16/2016
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AWS Launches Simple Analytics Service On Kinesis Data
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/12/2016
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Amazon's 'Prime Air' Boeing 767 Takes Its Maiden Flight
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon's newly unveiled "Prime Air" 767 will help move customer freight faster and give the company yet another edge in the online retail market.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/12/2016
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Duke IT Manager Talks Legacy Tech, Security, Career
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
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.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/11/2016
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