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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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ClubCorp CIO Sees Cloud As Hole In One For Golf
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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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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Salesforce ROI: What It Means For IT
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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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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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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SPIs Vs. APIs: Which Should IT Organizations Choose?
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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By focusing on what needs to be done for service integration rather than how it has to be done, SPIs provide organizations with more flexibility than an API.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/13/2016
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Comparing Cloud Vendors: A Primer For IT
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
With several major players emerging as mega-cloud vendors, the distinctions between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS have blurred. Here's a primer on the various offerings, based on the latest Forrester Wave report.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/12/2016
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Why APIs Are Worth The Time And Attention Of IT Professionals
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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IT professionals who have yet to be convinced that API management could be useful need look no further than Google's plan to acquire Apigee, an API management platform. It's the latest in a string of similar offerings that highlight the importance of application programming interfaces in today's IT organization.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/9/2016
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5 Ways IT Leaders Can Lure Top Tech Talent
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Attracting top tech talent can be a challenge, especially at a time when competition is fierce for a limited supply of qualified applicants. Here are five tactics that can be effective.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/9/2016
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Twilio Courts IT Pros With Management Tools
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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By introducing enterprise management tools, Twilio aims to make it easier for large organizations to deploy cloud-based communication software.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/8/2016
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Smart Wearables Hold Productivity Potential In Enterprises
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
Smart wearables are making their way into the enterprise, but are largely in the testing phase, according to recently released numbers from IDC. Among the potential uses is stepped-up security.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/7/2016
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What eBay's Machine Learning Advances Can Teach IT Professionals
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
EBay has been gathering data and employing machine learning to connect more buyers to sellers and increase the trustworthiness of transactions. The use-cases are worth exploring for any IT professional looking to help improve a company's bottom line by applying machine learning to its customer-facing applications.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/6/2016
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Smartphone Market Sees Dramatic Decline In 2016
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
The smartphone market is expected to hit a big slowdown this year, with shipments growing by less than 2% -- a dramatic decline from 2015, according to new numbers from IDC. For IT departments managing fleets of mobile devices, the focus will likely be on only two operating systems: Android and iOS.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/2/2016
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Google Kills Chromebook Pixel 2
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
With the demise of the Pixel 2, Google is no longer making and selling its own Chromebooks. But it's unclear what's next for the tech giant in the PC space.
By Eric Zeman , 9/1/2016
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How To Retain Top IT Talent
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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If your organization can't move beyond traditional work hours, it may have trouble keeping valuable tech employees happy. Here's what IT leaders need to know.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/31/2016
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6 Reasons Hackathons Are Good For IT
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Inviting developers to solve technical challenges can open organizations up to new ways of doing things. Here are 6 IT benefits of hosting a hackathon.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/30/2016
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iOS 9.3.5 Fixes Massive Security Flaw: What IT Needs To Know 
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
An active threat using critical iOS zero-day vulnerabilities, which were dubbed "Trident," could allow hackers to install spyware on iPhones. IT managers should ensure employee devices are updated as soon as possible.
By Eric Zeman , 8/27/2016
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Wireless Broadband Alliance Launches WiFi Roaming Project
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The Wireless Broadband Alliance's City WiFi Roaming project aims to provide public WiFi users in cities around the globe with the ability to roam between different public wireless networks. Some of the host cities that are part of this public, private partnership include New York, San Francisco, and San Jose.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/25/2016
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Simple Networking Tools Ease IT Pains
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Forget the bells and whistles of powerful networking tools. When overseeing clients' networks, some IT pros insist that simpler is better.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/25/2016
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France, Germany Push For Encryption Backdoors In Apps
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The controversial proposal would require app developers to provide access to encrypted messages at the request of law enforcement.
By Eric Zeman , 8/24/2016
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Microsoft Productivity Apps To Arrive On Lenovo Phones
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft Office apps will come preloaded on specific Lenovo smartphones as part of a new strategic agreement between the two companies.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/24/2016
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