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VMworld: Security, Network, Cloud Are Top IT Concerns
News  |  8/31/2016
At VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, customers of VMware took to the keynote stage to talk about adapting their data centers through changing times, with virtualization and vCloud Air.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IoT, Big Data Analytics Driving M&A Market
News  |  8/19/2016
An Ernst and Young report indicates it's full steam ahead in the mergers & acquisitions space in 2016 as companies look to leverage tech to speed their digital transformation. The main drivers behind this trend include big data analytics and IoT, both of which IT professionals should keep an eye on.
Digital Business Apps Must Reach Edge Of Network To Succeed
News  |  8/19/2016
A recently released Gartner report, based on Equinix network hub use, finds that an "interconnect" service is one of the keys to an enterprise's digital future.
Gartner: Public Sector CIOs Need Digital Transformation Vision
News  |  8/19/2016
A report from IT research firm Gartner says public sector CIOs need to promote a compelling vision for digital transformation and make change inclusive. If successful, the results could transform the type of services government agencies can offer citizens.
What It Means To Be A Data Scientist
News  |  8/18/2016
How do data scientists spend their time? What tools do they use? What degrees do they have? Check out our handy infographic to find out.
Intel's Next-Gen Xeon Phi Geared Toward AI, Machine Learning
Commentary  |  8/18/2016
Intel is targeting the nascent market for artificial intelligence gear with a new version of the Xeon Phi chip code-named "Knights Mill."
The Rise Of SDN: What It Means For Networks Today
The Rise Of SDN: What It Means For Networks Today
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/18/2016
To get a clearer view of SDN in 2016, Senior Editor Sara Peters spoke with Eric Hanselman, chief analyst at 451 Research, about how enterprises view the technology and where the industry is in terms of adoption and costs -- and what's next.
IT Asset Protection: How One Colocation Provider Does It
News  |  8/18/2016
For colocation provider vXchnge, security isn't just a matter of strong defenses. It also involves planning for the worst.
Cisco Cuts 5,500 Workers, Shifts Focus To Software, Services
News  |  8/18/2016
Networking giant Cisco confirmed during its latest quarterly report that the company will cut approximately 7% of its worldwide workforce in a restructuring move designed to accelerate its transition to a software and subscription business.
Blockchain Builder Brings Protocol To CryptoCurrency Initiative
News  |  8/17/2016
Chain, a San Francisco blockchain company, has joined the Initiative for CryptoCurrency & Contracts. With its membership, the firm brings a blockchain protocol to the party.
Google Cloud Databases Reach General Availability
News  |  8/16/2016
Emerging from beta, Google's cloud databases are ready for business workloads.
4 Industrial IoT Startups Taking Development To The Cloud
News  |  8/16/2016
From where IT professionals sit, these are early days for industrial IoT. Still, the software, hardware, and network ecosystem required for delivering on the promise of IoT will eventually transform the way enterprises think about running everything. Here are four cloud-based industrial IoT startups worth knowing.
Tim Cook: Privacy Is Worth Protecting
Commentary  |  8/15/2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook leans on the Founding Fathers to suggest the company did the right thing when asked by the FBI to unlock a terrorist's iPhone. It's an issue that affects IT professionals who need to protect company data, as well as consumers and their personal information.
SaaS Security: Gartner's 5 Tips For IT Pros
News  |  8/15/2016
Cloud services present a major challenge to IT professionals charged with safeguarding their organizations. These 5 steps can help managers bridge the gaps in SaaS security.
IT Pros: Cloud Providers Shouldn't Turn Over Encrypted Data
News  |  8/15/2016
While some IT professionals believe that cloud computing vendors should turn over encrypted data to government agencies, 55% believe that it is not right, according to a new survey from CSA and Bitglass. The report also found that confidence in cloud vendor security is growing.
10 Cool Machine Learning Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  8/15/2016
Machine learning is technology that trains software so developers don't have to code it by hand. The number of new companies in the category has grown exponentially over the past few years. Here are 10 machine learning startups worth a closer look.
Machine Learning Startups Snapped Up: Big Data Roundup
News  |  8/14/2016
Apple, Intel, Palantir, and HPE were among the tech giants acquiring data analytics and machine learning companies. Here's your Big Data Roundup for the week ending August 14, 2016.
HPE Doubles-Down On HPC With SGI Acquisition
News  |  8/12/2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has acquired another high performance computing company with a long history in Silicon Valley -- SGI -- in a deal worth $275 million. Here's what the acquisition indicates about HPE's strategy going forward.
AWS Launches Simple Analytics Service On Kinesis Data
News  |  8/12/2016
Amazon knows customers want to do things with the data streams they're capturing in the cloud. With that in mind, AWS is offering Kinesis Analytics as its answer.
Amazon's 'Prime Air' Boeing 767 Takes Its Maiden Flight
News  |  8/12/2016
Amazon's newly unveiled "Prime Air" 767 will help move customer freight faster and give the company yet another edge in the online retail market.
Palantir Acquires Data Visualization Specialist Silk
News  |  8/12/2016
Analytics software and consulting provider Palantir has acquired Silk, a data visualization startup. Silk's platform will continue to operate unsupported as the company's team will join Palantir.
IDC: Global Public Cloud Services Will Reach $195 Billion By 2020
News  |  8/12/2016
While SaaS is by far the leading slice of the public cloud services pie, IT professionals should keep an eye PaaS and IaaS as well, because these are the fast-rising segments of the cloud market, according to IDC.
9 Enterprise Mobility Management Tools For IT Pros
Slideshows  |  8/12/2016
Choosing the right EMM suite requires IT organizations to understand their needs and the capabilities of the various options. These nine options were featured in Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites. They serve as a starting point to help you find the right tools for your IT needs.
Hyper-Converged Systems By The Numbers: IDC
Commentary  |  8/11/2016
As converged and hyper-converged systems gain ground in the server and system market the real question for many IT professionals is exactly how integrated the systems should be. Here's a look at how the market is shaping up.
Duke IT Manager Talks Legacy Tech, Security, Career
News  |  8/11/2016
Sasha Calden faces unique security challenges as the IT Manager in one of Duke University's largest academic departments. Here she discusses data management, career development, and the challenge of securing legacy devices.
Secrets To Building Better Products: Fail Fast, Hire Full-Stack Engineers
Secrets To Building Better Products: Fail Fast, Hire Full-Stack Engineers
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/11/2016
James Bowling, a principal consultant with Data Center Transformation, talks with Senior Editor Sara Peters about this new type of engineer, and why failing fast is still the best way to make a better product.
9 Cloud Skills IT Pros Need Now
Slideshows  |  8/11/2016
The rise of cloud computing has been a game-changer for not only businesses, but also IT pros looking to stay relevant. Here are 9 must-have skills in different aspects of cloud technologies needed to compete.
Machine Learning Can Extend Life Of Flash Storage, Paper Finds
News  |  8/10/2016
Industry consultant Tom Coughlin writes in a new paper that machine learning will extend the life cycle of flash memory, which experiences "cell wear" with repeated use.
Intel Buys Deep Learning Startup Nervana To Bolster AI Business
News  |  8/10/2016
The chipmaker says it will use Nervana Systems' expertise in accelerating deep learning algorithms to expand Intel's capabilities in the field of artificial intelligence.
C3 IoT: Is Tom Siebel's Startup An Emerging Powerhouse?
News  |  8/10/2016
C3 IoT is Tom Siebel's latest venture. The young Redwood City, Calif-based company is off to a fast start with industrial IoT applications, and now it's bringing a cross-industry platform to market.
Big Data, Cloud Demand Drive IT Job Growth
News  |  8/9/2016
IT job numbers grew in July, but not as fast as they did during the rest of 2016. Yet big data and cloud trends will continue to drive job growth going forward, according to CompTIA researchers.
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