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Cloud Computing Embraced As Cost-Cutting Measure
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
When it comes to implementing a cloud infrastructure, whether it's public, private, or hybrid, most IT departments view the technology as a way to cut costs and save money, according to a recent analysis from CompTIA. The report also shows that SaaS is seen as the most useful cloud service.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/29/2016
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Tech And Tasers: IT Support In Washington's Prison System
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
Commentary
The 185 IT professionals at the Washington Department of Corrections support the needs of approximately 8,000 corrections officers and staffers and track some 33,000 assets -- including everything from iPhones to Tasers. Here's the story of how the organization revamped its IT support and service management tools and processes -- and the surprising culture changes that came about as a result.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 9/29/2016
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BlackBerry Quits Making Smartphones
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
BlackBerry, which dominated the mobile market during the dawn of the smartphone era, is no longer making hardware. Instead, it will focus on software, management, and security, which moves the company deeper into the enterprise.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/28/2016
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Beer Giant Taps Salesforce Data For Better Customer Relations
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Anheuser-Busch InBev, owner of more than 200 beer brands, needed a single platform for different customers and brewed up one on Salesforce.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/28/2016
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Scalable IoT Deployments Gain Momentum, IDC Finds
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
Despite security and cost concerns, businesses and their IT teams are moving forward on practical deployments of internet of things technologies, according to a survey from IDC. The report reinforces other recent findings about IoT and what IT needs to know.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/27/2016
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Top 125 Vendors To Watch
InformationWeek Staff,
Commentary
InformationWeek and its sister publications Dark Reading and Network Computing have teamed up to bring you a roundup of the hottest vendors in cloud, data management, DevOps, infrastructure, and security. The 125 vendors you'll find here range from established players making strides in their markets to newcomers setting the stage for the future.
By InformationWeek Staff , 9/27/2016
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25 Data Management Vendors Worth Watching
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Commentary
More data, more types of data, and the need to leverage it all to create more business value -- those are some of the drivers behind enterprise adoption of master data management platforms.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/27/2016
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Beachbody Is Shaping Up For Public Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Beachbody is a fitness product specialist with custom financials and ERP needs. However, these systems are a hindrance when it comes to migrating to Oracle Cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/26/2016
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InformationWeek 2016 Salary Survey: 10 Best-Paying IT Jobs
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
News
Median base annual salary for IT workers was flat this year, according to the results of the InformationWeek 2016 US IT Salary Survey. Still, certain roles -- including architect, project leader, and security specialist -- are commanding much higher median salaries than other roles. See if you're in one of the 10 best-paying IT staff positions -- and how your total compensation stacks up.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 9/23/2016
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ClubCorp CIO Sees Cloud As Hole In One For Golf
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
ClubCorp CIO Patrick Benson is finding that both infrastructure-as-a-service and software-as-a-service are important to migration. The two cloud technologies are also fundamental for future mobile applications.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/22/2016
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IoT Success: Sharing Data, Analytics Fuels Growth
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
A report from the MIT Sloan Management Review finds that companies that share data from their internet of things projects are better positioned to take advantage of what the technology has to offer. However, finding IT pros with the right IoT skills set is proving a challenge for many businesses.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/22/2016
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8 Painful Vendor Mistakes IT Pros Make
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
News
When InformationWeek surveyed 100 IT leaders about their biggest mistakes, failures around vendor choice, contract negotiations, and SLAs emerged as major sources of pain. Here, we highlight 8 mistakes IT professionals make in working with vendors -- and what you can learn from their experiences.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 9/22/2016
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6 Reasons Bimodal IT Is Wrong For You
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
News
Bimodal IT is supposed to stabilize critical systems and bring innovation to others. But there are consequences to dividing the IT house -- ones most companies don't need.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 9/21/2016
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YellowDog Harnesses Oracle's Cloud, Others For Compute Power Boost
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
YellowDog's service makes use of different clouds, including AWS and Oracle bare metal servers, to compete in the field of 3D animation rendering.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/20/2016
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Salesforce ROI: What It Means For IT
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
With several SaaS platforms available, IDC looked at Salesforce's offerings to measure where the ROI lies for IT departments.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/19/2016
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Oracle Application Users Still In Planning Stage Of Cloud Strategies
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Oracle Application Users Group (OAUG) incoming president Alyssa Johnson provided a cloud reality check about how quickly her organization's members are adopting cloud solutions.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/19/2016
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Public Cloud Market Worth $208 Billion By End Of 2016
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
The public cloud market is expected to grow more than 17% by the end of 2016 to total of over $208 billion, according to new projections from Gartner. The two most popular services are IaaS and SaaS for IT departments looking to save money.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/16/2016
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How To Commission Your First Virtual Machine In AWS: A Primer
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
If you need a compute resource quickly, but you don't have any experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), this primer will help you get started.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/15/2016
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The State Of Data Engineers
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Demand for data engineers is on the rise in enterprise, particularly in those organizations that aspire to be the next Uber or Airbnb. Here's a look at this quickly growing job category within IT.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/15/2016
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US Coast Guard, CMU Team On Hoax Caller Crackdown
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
The US Coast Guard is collaborating with experts in academia to help investigate the expensive problem of hoax callers. Machine learning is playing a vital role in their efforts.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/14/2016
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