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Microsoft Seizes SaaS Lead From Salesforce
News  |  9/6/2016
Microsoft is experiencing strong growth in its Azure-based, Dynamics collaborative applications, overtaking Salesforce as the market leader, according to a new report.
What eBay's Machine Learning Advances Can Teach IT Professionals
News  |  9/6/2016
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.
9 Ways IT Can Ruin Its Relationship With The Business
Slideshows  |  9/6/2016
Aligning IT and business units sounds fantastic in theory. But when the rubber meets the road, IT leaders face unique challenges as they strive to engage and collaborate with business-side colleagues. InformationWeek surveyed 100 IT leaders about their biggest mistakes. Here's what they revealed about the ever-evolving relationship between business and IT.
NoSQL Databases: An Enterprise Necessity
News  |  9/5/2016
Here's a look at enterprise plans for implementation of NoSQL databases, and some of the top vendors providing this technology.
9 SaaS Pitfalls To Avoid
Slideshows  |  9/5/2016
Shifting to cloud application providers requires companies to step carefully. Here are 9 potential problems that can prevent a smooth transition.
ESC Labs IT Manager Finds The Right Chemistry With Cloud
News  |  9/2/2016
Tom White is the IT director at ESC Labs as well as a trained chemist. During his work day, he weaves between the two worlds in order to deliver the technology that the company's chemists need.
Smartphone Market Sees Dramatic Decline In 2016
News  |  9/2/2016
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.
How One IT Shop Applies Low-Code Development Practices
Commentary  |  9/2/2016
Greenwich Associates CIO Isaac Sacolick has found using the same low-code tools and processes in business units and IT has simplified application development across the company. Here, he shares his experiences and tells us what IT professionals need to know when pursuing a similar approach.
Why I Banned Non-Compete Clauses From Our Hiring Practices
Commentary  |  9/2/2016
Like so many tech company founders, Jordan Cram, CEO of Enstoa, thought including non-compete clauses in employee contracts was a way to protect his company. Here, he tells us what led him to reconsider the conventional wisdom and do away with non-compete clauses altogether, and how his company has benefited as a result.
8 Productivity Tools Road Warriors Need
Slideshows  |  9/2/2016
Life on the road means freedom and travel, but also the need for a solid arsenal of apps, power packs, mobile hotspots, and other items to keep you productive. Here are 8 weapons you may want to add to your cache.
Do IT Certifications Really Matter?
News  |  9/1/2016
Technical certifications can advance careers and lead to better pay, but they're not a golden ticket to success.
Are IT Professionals Too Good At Math?
Commentary  |  9/1/2016
Elliot Luber is a visiting assistant professor of Business, Management and Leadership at SUNY Empire State College's School for Graduate Studies. Here, he shares his guidance on how to leave the comfort zone of "Math Land" and apply your skills to solving real business challenges.
3 Characteristics Every Chief Data Officer Needs
News  |  9/1/2016
Companies have been bringing chief data officers (CDOs) on board at a rapid rate. Interestingly, most of those tapped to fill the high-profile position did not rise through the ranks of IT. If you are eyeing a career path toward a CDO post, here are the traits you need to succeed.
Google Kills Chromebook Pixel 2
Commentary  |  9/1/2016
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.
6 IoT Innovations Making Cities Smarter
Slideshows  |  9/1/2016
From sensors that measure water leaks to smart parking meters and self-driving buses, internet of things (IoT) technologies are a major contributor to the rise of smart cities. Here is a look at 6 innovative uses of IoT in municipalities around the world.
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