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IT Salary Outlook 2017: Starting Pay On The Rise
News  |  8/31/2016  | 
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.
How To Retain Top IT Talent
News  |  8/31/2016  | 
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.
Analytics-Driven Innovation: Where Does IT Fit?
Commentary  |  8/31/2016  | 
Sharad Sachdev, managing director and innovation lead at Accenture Analytics, tells us how to encourage an analytics-driven culture of innovation, and how you, as an IT professional, can make the most of the tools at your disposal.
9 Data Center Automation Tools IT Pros Should Know
Slideshows  |  8/31/2016  | 
Pressure to increase productivity and deliver greater business value while limiting headcount has many organizations considering data center automation. Fortunately, there are many tools available to get it done. Here are nine to know if you're thinking about automating all or part of your data operation.
Apple Bites Back At EU's $14.5 Billion Tax Bill 
Commentary  |  8/30/2016  | 
The EU says that Ireland gave Apple illegal tax breaks over a period of 10 years and now wants the tech giant to pay 13 billion euros, or about $14.5 billion, in back taxes.
IDC: IT Spending To Hit $2.7 Trillion By 2020
News  |  8/30/2016  | 
Companies that invest in third platform services such as cloud, mobility, and big data as part of their digital transformation efforts will drive IT spending growth, according to IDC.
VMware Customers Cautious About vCloud Air, Ready For IBM
News  |  8/30/2016  | 
As VMworld 2016 opens in Las Vegas, customers already have sharp opinions on VMware's commitment to the public cloud. However, these customers do like the company's alliance with IBM.
Baton Rouge Flood Map: Using IT Know-How In Emergency Situations
News  |  8/30/2016  | 
The Department of Information Services in Baton Rouge used geographic information systems and data from 911 calls, search-and-rescue efforts, and more to create a map visualization of the impact of recent floods in the region. The story is a prime example of how IT professionals can put their knowledge to work in emergency situations.
6 Linux Kernel Changes IT Pros Need To Know
News  |  8/30/2016  | 
The 4.7 Linux kernel includes enhancements to security, automated testing prior to release, and an average 7.8 additions per hour over 10 weeks of development. Here is a look at what IT pros need to know about the OS that powers everything from mobile devices to servers and supercomputers.
Fulton Works Founder: Making The Switch From Music To IT
Commentary  |  8/30/2016  | 
A computer science degree isn't the only path into software development. Brent Sanders used his musicianship to bring programming skills and team leadership to a development group. Here, he tells InformationWeek about his journey from trombone player to software company founder.
6 Reasons Hackathons Are Good For IT
Slideshows  |  8/30/2016  | 
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.
One20 Shifts Social Network For Truckers Into Gear
Commentary  |  8/29/2016  | 
One20 is a mobile app, navigation specialist, and social network all rolled into a single service specifically for truck drivers.
Hidden IT Security Risk: Privileged User Access
News  |  8/29/2016  | 
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.
4 Ways Chief Data Officers Can Win Stakeholder Support
News  |  8/29/2016  | 
The role of a chief data officer increasingly makes its way into companies across the globe. But even as their ranks grow, CDOs often face resistance from colleagues who may feel threatened by data results. Here are four tips on how to become a more effective CDO.
Microsoft, Red Hat Look To Steal VMware Customers
News  |  8/29/2016  | 
On the eve of VMworld 2016, VMware's annual user group conference, Microsoft and Red Hat would like to wean some of the company's customers to their offerings.
Dropbox Urges Users To Change Old Passwords
News  |  8/29/2016  | 
Data from a 2012 breach has resurfaced, leading to fears that the information could be used to compromise accounts. IT managers using a new Dropbox feature don't need to worry, but they still have to guard against employees' bad password hygiene.
Bergen County Sheriff's Office Enters Hyper-Converged Future
Commentary  |  8/29/2016  | 
The Bergen County, NJ, sheriff's office is moving its IT infrastructure to a hyper-converged architecture. The shift has expense and management complexity on the run.
11 Ways IT Professionals Can Make Sense of IoT Data
Slideshows  |  8/29/2016  | 
IoT devices are entering the workplace in all shapes and sizes, from workers wearing smartwatches to industrial sensors such as soil monitors. The data pouring in may be so overwhelming it's unclear what should be done with it, why, and what the risks might be. Here are a few ways to navigate the maze.
Managing Gen Z: A Primer For IT Managers
Slideshows  |  8/28/2016  | 
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.
iOS 9.3.5 Fixes Massive Security Flaw: What IT Needs To Know 
Commentary  |  8/27/2016  | 
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.
5 IT Talent, Staffing Fails To Avoid 
Slideshows  |  8/26/2016  | 
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.
The State Of Enterprise Big Data: Podcast
News  |  8/26/2016  | 
Bill Schmarzo, EMC's CTO of big data services spends much of his time helping enterprises with their big data challenges. We spoke with him about the trends and struggles enterprises are facing.
Why IT Departments Need Social, Digital Communication Strategies
News  |  8/26/2016  | 
With social media dominating communications outreach for businesses, IT departments need to focus on how to engage Millennial consumers.
US Bank Regulators Tighten Cyber-Security Efforts Around SWIFT
News  |  8/26/2016  | 
Following the theft of millions of dollars from Bangladesh Bank via the international financial messaging system SWIFT, US banking regulators have outlined steps to tighten cyber-security at the nation's banks.
HP EliteBook Gets Sure View To Block 'Visual Hacking'
Commentary  |  8/25/2016  | 
Privacy screens on the HP EliteBook 1040 and HP EliteBook 840 will keep shoulder-surfers from spying on your machine.
Wireless Broadband Alliance Launches WiFi Roaming Project
News  |  8/25/2016  | 
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.
Simple Networking Tools Ease IT Pains
News  |  8/25/2016  | 
Forget the bells and whistles of powerful networking tools. When overseeing clients' networks, some IT pros insist that simpler is better.
Big Data Management Market Expected To Grow 12.8%
News  |  8/25/2016  | 
Over the next five years, IT professionals keen on managing a fire hose of data should keep their eyes on these growth drivers for big data management.
5 Traits Effective IT Leaders Need
Slideshows  |  8/25/2016  | 
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.
France, Germany Push For Encryption Backdoors In Apps
Commentary  |  8/24/2016  | 
The controversial proposal would require app developers to provide access to encrypted messages at the request of law enforcement.
Video PaaS Market Will Reach $1.7 Billion By 2020
News  |  8/24/2016  | 
Video communications platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technology can help businesses and IT build real-time video applications with ease and reduced cost.
Microsoft Productivity Apps To Arrive On Lenovo Phones
News  |  8/24/2016  | 
Microsoft Office apps will come preloaded on specific Lenovo smartphones as part of a new strategic agreement between the two companies.
IT Hiring: How Interns Can Give Companies An Edge
News  |  8/24/2016  | 
A college internship program could give a company an advantage in the intense competition for hiring tech talent.
Beyond The Big 2: 10 Benefits Of Alternate IaaS Providers
Slideshows  |  8/24/2016  | 
If you're looking at infrastructure-as-a-service options, you're already aware Gartner has declared Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure as the Big 2 in the market. And, in many cases, they're all you'll need. But sometimes, your unique business requirements will make an alternate IaaS provider a better fit for your organization. Here, we outline 10 benefits to help you decide what's right for your needs.
Opera VPN For Android Targets Users, Not Enterprises
News  |  8/23/2016  | 
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.
IT Investment Uptick Triggered By Productivity Goals
News  |  8/23/2016  | 
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.
Stanford Study Will Inspire Any IT Pro Intrigued By Machine Learning
News  |  8/23/2016  | 
A study by Stanford researchers finds computers can predict lung cancer patient outcomes better than pathologists. While the study is specific to the medical profession, it illustrates the promise and potential of machine learning for IT professionals in any industry.
Microsoft Buys AI Startup Genee To Boost Office 365
News  |  8/23/2016  | 
Microsoft has agreed to acquire Genee, an AI-powered scheduling service, to drive intelligent experiences in Office 365.
C Programming Language's Tiobe Rating Drops To Lowest Level
News  |  8/23/2016  | 
Despite C maintaining its ranking as the second most popular programming language on the Tiobe Index, the decline in the number of searches for C pushed it to its lowest ratings score since the index was launched in 2001.
8 Steps To Building A Successful Cyber-Security Career
Slideshows  |  8/23/2016  | 
Information security professionals are in high demand, but entering the field can be tricky. Follow these tips to build a successful cyber-security career.
U-Blox, Startup Wirepas Offer Industrial IoT Module
Commentary  |  8/22/2016  | 
Wirepas and u-blox are working together on an IoT module for healthcare, manufacturing, and telematics.
IoT Revolution: IT Leading The Charge
News  |  8/22/2016  | 
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.
AWS Helps Fuel Lyft's Expansion
News  |  8/22/2016  | 
Lyft, the San Francisco ride-sharing company and Uber competitor, is thriving on AWS IT services and looking to ring up its first $1 billion. Here's what IT pros can learn from the example.
3 Steps To Getting Your IT Job Posting Noticed
News  |  8/22/2016  | 
With demand for tech workers running high, here are three ways hiring managers can get their IT job listings to stand out, according to technology recruiter Robert Half Technology.
What IT Pros Need To Know About Hiring Cyber-Security Hunt Teams
News  |  8/22/2016  | 
If your organization doesn't run its own threat analysis center, it may be worth hiring a hunt team to watch your back. Here's what you need to know.
8 Salesforce Buys Boost Analytics, Machine Learning Portfolio
Slideshows  |  8/22/2016  | 
SaaS-based enterprise application and CRM giant Salesforce has accelerated its acquisition pace recently, snapping up eight companies, large and small, over the past several months. Here's a look at some of the deals and what they reveal about Salesforce's strategy.
10 Ways To Win At DevOps: What IT Pros Need To Know
Slideshows  |  8/21/2016  | 
DevOps can lead to greater developer productivity, higher operational efficiency, and improved user experience. But the journey toward DevOps is not easy. Here are 10 ideas to get you started on the right path.
Apple's AI Plans, MapR Raises $50M: Big Data Roundup
News  |  8/21/2016  | 
Hadoop distributor MapR raises new round of equity funding and hints at possible IPO, Salesforce acquires another analytics startup, PwC partners with Coursera on a data analytics course, and Apple CEO Tim Cook talks AI and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Aug. 21, 2016.
Uber To Pilot Self-Driving Cars On Pittsburgh Streets
News  |  8/20/2016  | 
Uber plans to launch a pilot program with a fleet of driverless cars picking up passengers in Pittsburgh this month.
Apple Watch 2 Battery Problems Prevent LTE Connectivity
Commentary  |  8/20/2016  | 
Apple will debut a new Apple Watch this fall, but the so-called Apple Watch 2 won't include the cellular connectivity so many want, according to a published report in Bloomberg.
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