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Managing Gen Z: A Primer For IT Managers
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
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
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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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,
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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
News
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
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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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
News
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
News
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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AR, VR Revenue May Reach $162 Billion By 2020
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
An IDC report finds augmented reality and virtual reality technologies have a bright future, with revenues growing to $162 billion by 2020. The study finds AR and VR will offer major applications for healthcare and product design.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/17/2016
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Google Hangouts Looks To Gain Enterprise Focus
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Google's Allo and Duo apps are meant for mobile texting and video chatting, but Hangouts will refocus on enterprise communications and compete with similar offerings from Skype, Slack, and Yammer.
By Eric Zeman , 8/16/2016
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Google Fiber Plots Wireless Service Despite Rollout Delays
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
A new report finds that Google Fiber is being hampered by a slow and costly rollout of its physical high-speed internet service. To overcome delays and cost overruns, the company is reportedly looking at wireless alternatives.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 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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4 Ways Company Culture Can Secure Top Tech Talent
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
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University researchers examined employee reviews on IT job search site Glasssdoor to identify the corporate cultures most likely to attract top tech talent and improve bottom line results.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/15/2016
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Tim Cook Talks Artificial Intelligence, iPhone's Future
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Marking the five-year point as the head of Apple, CEO Tim Cook spoke to the Washington Post about tax policy, the future of smartphones, and how the company plans to integrate artificial intelligence with its future projects.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/15/2016
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Intel's Workforce Diversity Efforts Hampered By Layoffs
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Despite progress in some areas of its diversity efforts, Intel encountered a slight decline in the number of under-represented minorities working for the company. The main cause is the company's own efforts to restructure, which triggered a large number of layoffs earlier this year.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/13/2016
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