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Managing Gen Z: A Primer For IT Managers
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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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.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/28/2016
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5 IT Talent, Staffing Fails To Avoid 
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
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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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InformationWeek 2016 Salary Survey: 10 Best-Paying IT Leadership Jobs
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
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In 2016, median base salary for IT management professionals -- including CIOs, CTOs, and VPs -- is $112,000 annually, and has remained flat in the past 12 months. Of course, certain management roles are commanding a much higher compensation package than the median, and we're highlighting 10 of them here. See how your compensation stacks up.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 9/28/2016
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IT, Dev Boot Camps Help Kick-Start Careers
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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IT pros and developers looking for new opportunities and new grads looking for an advantage in getting that first IT job are exploring new education options -- IT and technology education boot camps. In this InformationWeek Expert Voice podcast, we spoke with a provider of these intensive sessions about what they are and why they are becoming popular now.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/23/2016
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IoT Success: Sharing Data, Analytics Fuels Growth
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
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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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11 Tech Skills In Short Supply Now
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
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In the ever-evolving world of IT, do you have what it takes to stay relevant, or are you headed toward extinction? Here's a look at the top 11 tech skills IT leaders say are demand today.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 9/7/2016
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8 Productivity Tools Road Warriors Need
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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Life on the road means freedom and travel, but also the need for a solid arsenal of apps, power packs, mobile hotspots, and other items to keep you productive. Here are 8 weapons you may want to add to your cache.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 9/2/2016
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Flexible Work Schedules: Key To Boosting Millennials' Productivity
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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The cultural mindset of millennial workers and the ability to connect to the web from nearly anywhere are driving workplace flexibility demands, according to a new report.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/31/2016
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IT Salary Outlook 2017: Starting Pay On The Rise
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
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Starting salaries for IT professionals are expected to rise an average of 3.8% in 2017 compared with 2016. Find out which IT jobs are projected to see the greatest salary increases next year.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/31/2016
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Hidden IT Security Risk: Privileged User Access
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
A Ponemon report finds the security threats around privileged user access and the resulting insider threat risks appear to be growing. Here's what IT should be keeping an eye on.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/29/2016
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HP EliteBook Gets Sure View To Block 'Visual Hacking'
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Privacy screens on the HP EliteBook 1040 and HP EliteBook 840 will keep shoulder-surfers from spying on your machine.
By Eric Zeman , 8/25/2016
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5 Traits Effective IT Leaders Need
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
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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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Opera VPN For Android Targets Users, Not Enterprises
Eric Zeman,
News
Opera Software expanded the availability of its mobile VPN to Android devices, giving them the tools they need to circumvent workplace rules governing blocked sites and services.
By Eric Zeman , 8/23/2016
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IT Investment Uptick Triggered By Productivity Goals
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
A recent Deloitte survey indicates businesses are investing more in IT platforms and services that can drive productivity. Specifically, these firms are using IT to increase productivity while they focus on technologies such as cloud and analytics.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/23/2016
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Microsoft Buys AI Startup Genee To Boost Office 365
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft has agreed to acquire Genee, an AI-powered scheduling service, to drive intelligent experiences in Office 365.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/23/2016
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IoT Revolution: IT Leading The Charge
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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While interest in IoT technologies continues to rise among businesses, many organizations are still unsure how it will directly benefit the bottom line. However, the IT department and the CIO are helping to lead the way for those companies that are adopting the technology.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/22/2016
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Uber To Pilot Self-Driving Cars On Pittsburgh Streets
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Uber plans to launch a pilot program with a fleet of driverless cars picking up passengers in Pittsburgh this month.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/20/2016
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Digital Business Apps Must Reach Edge Of Network To Succeed
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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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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Gartner: Public Sector CIOs Need Digital Transformation Vision
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
A report from IT research firm Gartner says public sector CIOs need to promote a compelling vision for digital transformation and make change inclusive. If successful, the results could transform the type of services government agencies can offer citizens.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/19/2016
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Silicon Forest Provides Fertile Ground For Startups
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
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Oregon's startups are increasingly garnering attention from venture capitalists and support from government agencies. Here's a look at a few.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/19/2016
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Cisco Cuts 5,500 Workers, Shifts Focus To Software, Services
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
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Networking giant Cisco confirmed during its latest quarterly report that the company will cut approximately 7% of its worldwide workforce in a restructuring move designed to accelerate its transition to a software and subscription business.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/18/2016
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Intel's Joule Maker Board Targets IoT Developers
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The Intel Joule developer module will help enterprises, developers, and everyday tinkerers tap into the internet of things. The chip maker also detailed its vision for 5G networks at its Developer Forum show.
By Eric Zeman , 8/17/2016
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