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8 Reasons IT Pros Hate The Cloud
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
We sense a simmering level of vitriol whenever we speak with IT professionals about the cloud in our daily conversations, at industry conferences, and in other settings. Here's why.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 5/25/2015
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6 Characteristics Of Data-Driven Rock Stars
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Learn what traits to look for in data-savvy movers and shakers, from data scientists and business analysts to executives, managers, and even employees.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 5/21/2015
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IT Job Stress Is Down, Pride Is Up: Study
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
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A survey shows IT professionals are feeling pretty good about their jobs and their prospects in a sector that has a 2.5% unemployment rate.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 5/20/2015
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IT Life Radio: Be A Better Manager
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
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Do you wish you were a better manager? Tune in Wednesday at 3 pm ET and learn to improve a critical skill.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 5/19/2015
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Comic: White Hat Hackers
Brian Moore, Cartoonist & Illustrator
Commentary
Is this the best way to hire security talent? The line between black hat and white hat is surely blurring.
By Brian Moore Cartoonist & Illustrator, 5/19/2015
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5 Soft Skills Every IT Pro Needs
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
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When it comes to being a great employee, an IT professional can no longer sit in isolation. It's time to develop some soft people skills to help your career. Here's what one recruiter looks for when evaluating tech talent.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 5/14/2015
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Women In Security Speak Out On Why There Are Still So Few Of Them
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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They're now CISOs, security officials in DHS and the NSA, researchers, and key players in security -- but women remain a mere 10% of the industry population.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/11/2015
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Comic: What Really Drives The Business
Brian Moore, Cartoonist & Illustrator
Commentary
Data might drive your business, but what happens at nap time?
By Brian Moore Cartoonist & Illustrator, 5/11/2015
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6 Job Search Apps That Restore Your Dignity
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
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While some apps seek to make the job search as quick and carefree as possible, these attempt to restore dignity to a process that feels increasingly commodity-driven.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 5/9/2015
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Google Pledges Diversity In Its Workforce
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
With a workforce that is 70% male and more than 60% white, Google has detailed its plan to increase diversity. The search giant is one of several Silicon Valley giants looking for a more representative employee pool.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 5/7/2015
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Cloud Computing: 8 Continuing Ed Programs For IT Pros
InformationWeek Staff,
News
Continuing education is a surefire way to increase your salary or get a new job. If your interest in IT is cloud computing, several high-profile universities offer courses in this area of technology.
By InformationWeek Staff , 5/6/2015
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IT Life Radio: You're Doing Gamification Wrong
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
Commentary
If you are having trouble with gamification, or need help trying to figure out where to start, tune in to IT Life Radio on Wednesday, May 6, at 3 p.m. ET.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 5/5/2015
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Technology Is A Human Endeavor
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
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IT leaders share their insights on why technology doesn't mean anything without people.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 5/5/2015
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H-1B Visas: 10 Numbers To Know In 2015
Kevin Casey,
News
Statistics around this year's record-setting volume of new H-1B visa applications point to continuously growing demand for a supply that's unlikely to rise soon.
By Kevin Casey , 5/5/2015
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Nordstrom VP: Take Emotion Out Of Agile Transformation
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Mapping each step of a dev process can make the transformation more fact-based. It might look like micromanagement, but Nordstrom's Courtney Kissler calls it "honoring reality."
By Chris Murphy Editor, InformationWeek, 5/4/2015
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Boston Red Sox VP Of IT: Invest In Your Farm Team
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
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Brian Shield, the vice president of IT for the Red Sox, thinks IT departments and CIOs can learn how to solve hiring problems by learning from how baseball teams recruit.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 4/30/2015
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H-1B Visas Tougher To Come By In 2015
Kevin Casey,
News
Demand for new H-1B visas far outpaces supply in the 2015 application cycle. Don't expect that to change in the near future.
By Kevin Casey , 4/30/2015
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Innovation Starts With Culture: Interop Leadership Track
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
Commentary
Three IT leaders talk about how they transformed their cultures and became more innovative.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 4/30/2015
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Time Killers At Work: How To Avoid Them
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
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Here are four ways we lose precious time at work, and alternatives that can return hours to our weeks.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 4/29/2015
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AstraZeneca CIO: Insourcing Can Drive An IT Transformation
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
On its road to becoming "twice as good at half the cost," AstraZeneca has prioritized insourcing IT and focusing on customers.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/28/2015
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