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Content posted in August 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Silicon Forest Provides Fertile Ground For Startups
Slideshows  |  8/19/2016
Oregon's startups are increasingly garnering attention from venture capitalists and support from government agencies. Here's a look at a few.
9 iOS, Android Apps To Creatively Boost Productivity
Slideshows  |  8/18/2016
The need for creative workers spans all industries. These mobile apps can help IT pros brainstorm new ideas and organize their thoughts to improve problem-solving.
13 Ways Machine Learning Can Steer You Wrong
Slideshows  |  8/17/2016
Applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to your decision-making can help your business stay competitive. But a lot can go wrong along the way. Without the proper checks and balances, machine learning efforts can spiral out of control, exposing your organization to risks. Here are 13 pitfalls to avoid.
10 Ways To Doom Your Next Mobile App
Slideshows  |  8/16/2016
There are many ways to mess up mobile app development. These 10 will get you to #fail the fastest.
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.
8 Cyber-Security Certifications To Boost Your IT Career
Slideshows  |  8/14/2016
Cyber-security skills are in high demand across all industries. These certifications can help IT managers boost their security know-how and protect their organizations.
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.
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.
10 Ways Bots Can Improve Your Business Processes
Slideshows  |  8/10/2016
Businesses use bots to engage with customers, online and via social media, because they're a cost-effective way to respond instantly to simple queries. As the technology improves, bots are finding their way into more use-cases where human judgment and effort were traditionally required. Are bots right for your business? Here are 10 examples to help you decide.
10 IoT Security Best Practices For IT Pros
Slideshows  |  8/9/2016
IT professionals have to treat internet of things (IoT) vulnerabilities as they would vulnerabilities in databases or web applications. Any flaw can bring unwelcome attention, for those making affected products and those using them. Any flaw may prove useful to compromise other systems on the network. When everything is connected, security is only as strong as the weakest node on the network.
7 Cyber-Security Skills In High Demand
Slideshows  |  8/8/2016
Businesses around the world report a shortage in cyber-security talent. Here are the skills IT managers should be seeking to keep their data secure.
8 Ways To Fail At DevOps
Slideshows  |  8/7/2016
There are plenty of places in the DevOps process where an organization can run aground on rocky shoals of woe. Here, we highlight eight points of DevOps failure. Hint: None of these involve technology.
5 iOS, Android Apps To Follow The Olympics
Slideshows  |  8/6/2016
The 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games are set to thrill the world with feats (and feets!) of glory over the next two weeks. Here are five apps to help you catch all the action.
Green Data Centers: 8 Companies Doing Them Right
Slideshows  |  8/5/2016
Data center design is trending toward a smaller environmental footprint. While it's not necessarily easy going "green," here are 8 companies that did it right.
9 Tips For Hiring Data Science Talent
Slideshows  |  8/4/2016
Data scientists are the new corporate rock stars. Companies in all industries know they need a strong bench of data science talent to have any hope of becoming the next Uber or Netflix. With more demand than supply, here's what you need to know about recruiting the best and brightest.
10 Reasons Your Data Vision Will Fail
Slideshows  |  8/3/2016
Even as they aspire to be data driven, organizations are failing to align their vision with execution. Pitfalls lurk everywhere. We've uncovered 10 of the most common culprits.
7 Cool Data Center Innovations
Slideshows  |  8/2/2016
We've identified seven key innovations being integrated into data centers to further expand capabilities -- or to provide vastly improved efficiencies in terms of energy consumption. Here's what you need to know.
10 Tips For Successful IoT Projects
Slideshows  |  8/1/2016
Building hardware and writing software for IoT is the same as doing so for any sort of system. It requires a fair bit of good design practice, as well as common sense. Here are 10 tips to help you on the road to getting IoT right for users and IT.


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