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The 'Rock Star' Government CIO, Redefined
Kevin C. Desouza, Associate Dean, Research, College of Public Programs, Arizona State University
Commentary
Relationships matter for CIOs who must navigate politics and bureaucracy to assert authority over a centralized, coordinated IT strategy.
By Kevin C. Desouza, Gregory S. Dawson & James S. Denford , 9/23/2014
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4 Penetration Testing Tips: Interop Preview
David Wagner, Community Editor
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Jumpstart your enterprise security testing efforts with this advice from Interop speaker David Rhoades of Maven Security Consulting.
By David Wagner Community Editor, 9/23/2014
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Apcera Emerges, Gets Snapped Up By Ericsson
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Apcera, started by Cloud Foundry chief architect Derek Collison, launches new platform for software deployment, a policy imposition system.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/23/2014
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6 Ways To Consumerize IT Without Dumbing Down
Himanshu Sareen, CEO, Icreon Tech
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Here's how to make enterprise software more user-friendly while also maintaining its capabilities and security.
By Himanshu Sareen CEO, Icreon Tech, 9/23/2014
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Puppet Server's Big Revamp
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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DevOps community favorite Puppet Labs has rewritten Puppet Server to identify, configure, and manage groups of servers at the same time.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/23/2014
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Wearables In The Workplace: 3 Realities
Shane O'Neill, Managing Editor, InformationWeek
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Wearables innovation will happen first in the enterprise, but CIOs should brace themselves for security and integration challenges.
By Shane O'Neill Managing Editor, InformationWeek, 9/22/2014
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CloudBees Drops PaaS, Shifts To Continuous Integration
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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CloudBees changes focus to Jenkins continuous integration server, Cloud Foundry partnership.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/22/2014
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Choosing A UC Vendor: 5 Tips
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Choosing the right UC system can be confusing and expensive. KelCor analyst and Interop speaker Brent Kelly offers five tips to help you save money and stay in control.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 9/20/2014
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Red Hat Shows Consistent Growth
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Red Hat reports 19% increase in revenue, subscriptions, and earnings per share in Q2.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/19/2014
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Twilio Says MMS Ready For Spotlight
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Twilio says cloud-based MMS means companies deploying apps can now include MMS messaging more affordably and easily.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/19/2014
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Apple CEO: We Don't Covet Your Data
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Apple CEO Tim Cook highlights the company's commitment to privacy in an open letter.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/18/2014
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Databricks Plans Spark Developers Certification Program
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Databricks says demand for its Spark in-memory analytics platform is skyrocketing, so it's launching its first-ever certification program for professionals.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/18/2014
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6 Reorg Steps To Bring Telecom, Mainstream IT Together
Marty Parker, Principal & Co-Founder, UniComm Consulting
Commentary
It's time to bring telecom and other IT services under one umbrella. Keys to success: eliminate silos, consolidate expertise, leverage new skills.
By Marty Parker Principal & Co-Founder, UniComm Consulting, 9/18/2014
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Software Creates More Jobs Than It Destroys, Study Says
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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How is software affecting the overall US economy? Study from Software Industry & Information Association provides new data points.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/18/2014
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VMware Keeps VMworld Promises With Product Upgrades
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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VMware made a series of end-user computing enhancements and NSX software-defined networking upgrades.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/18/2014
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iOS 8 Enterprise Features: True Or False
Susan Nunziata, Community Editor
News
Apple's iOS 8 delivers features designed to make life easier for IT pros and users -- but we have colorful ideas of our own. Learn the truth using our quiz.
By Susan Nunziata Community Editor, 9/18/2014
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iOS 8 Points To Apple's Future
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
iOS 8 delivers immediate improvements to Apple devices while promising richer mobile apps down the line. Just brace yourself for a huge download.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/18/2014
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IT-Business Alignment: Enough Already
Charles Araujo, Founder & CEO, IT Transformation Institute
Commentary
Achieving business outcomes depends on fostering a new level of cross-departmental intimacy, not alignment.
By Charles Araujo Founder & CEO, IT Transformation Institute, 9/18/2014
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3 Myths That Could Spoil IT's Future
Sarah Lahav, CEO, SysAid Technologies
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IT leaders need to overcome the myths that keep hurting IT's reputation.
By Sarah Lahav CEO, SysAid Technologies, 9/17/2014
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VMware's Former CTO Herrod On IT's Future
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Steve Herrod explains how his technologist's vision and experience help him pick investments for venture capitalist firm General Catalyst Partners.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/17/2014
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