Profile of Cynthia HarveyFreelance Journalist, InformationWeek
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Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years.
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Here's how the dramatic events of 2020 are likely to shape enterprise IT teams in the coming year, according to analysts from firms like Gartner, IDC, and Forrester.
The pandemic presented IT leaders with an incredibly disruptive set of circumstances. But those challenges also brought new opportunities.
For the first time in decades, some IT titles are experiencing a salary decline Ė- so be sure you have these high-demand skills.
IT professionals are gaining more opportunities to move up the corporate ladder. Here are 10 C-level IT titles that we know of right now, along with salary averages for those roles.
As a result of recent events and new technologies, more enterprises are investing in edge computing.
Data science jobs aren't as plentiful as they used to be. Here's a snapshot of where average salaries and postings stand today.
These cloud-native startups are redefining familiar technology and enabling entirely new products.
Artificial intelligence is currently transforming enterprise software and is even showing up in places where you might not expect.
Cybercrime and cyber espionage have skyrocketed during COVID-19 lockdowns. Are your work-from-home employees aware of these security traps?
The pandemic has many DevOps teams working from home. Here's how to help your team succeed under what may be very different circumstances.
As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the economy, many IT workers have experienced layoffs and unpaid furloughs. But not all the news is grim if you know where to look.
Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic can help IT leaders and managers get ready for the next emergency.
These are the programming languages most likely to be used in enterprise IT and most likely to help you get a job.
These tech companies get the best ratings from Glassdoor, Indeed.com, and Comparably.
As artificial intelligence matures, these nine areas and industries look like they are poised to benefit the most.
These young companies are examples of how startups are helping enterprises harness the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
If you're looking to add skills to your resume, experience with these technologies might help you land a new job or promotion.
If you would consider relocating to further your IT career, these cities offer some excellent options.
Facing economic uncertainty, many IT leaders are looking to become more efficient while also investing in the latest technology.
If you're confused about what digital transformation means, you're not alone. But survey data highlights some agreement about how itís changing the way companies do business.
If you're a data scientist, you'll earn the most money on one of the coasts, but data analysts will do better looking for jobs in the center of the country.
Employers will likely be looking to fill these kinds of IT positions in the coming year, building out their teams' tech skills.
You might be surprised by which universities are graduating the most highly skilled developers, according to a recent study.
Here are seven steps you can take if you want to transition into a DevOps career.
If you have a passion for development and systems, site reliability engineering might be a good career path for you.
Depending on how you answer specific questions, we might be able to guess your age.
These 9 tips can help you transition from a traditional IT role to a lucrative position in cloud computing.
Few current laws address the use of artificial intelligence. That puts companies under greater pressure to reassure the public that their AI applications are ethical and fair.
Artificial intelligence is already transforming several key markets -- and use of the technology is rapidly expanding.
DevOps adoption is growing ó and facing some growing pains, including a fair share of cultural issues.
Several familiar companies joined the list for 2019, and some of the less-familiar names from 2018 are no longer as popular as they once were.
This form of machine learning continues to grow rapidly. Here's what you need to know as you consider whether to implement deep learning in your organization.
These hot startups are finding innovative ways to use technologies such as AI and IoT to help businesses work better, and in addressing the problems of the world.
IT unemployment is very low, but that doesn't mean you should let your skills stagnate.
When the IBM Watson Personality API analyzed these female tech leader's words, it identified nine traits as being most dominant.
Leading consultancies and analyst firms offer their predictions on how key technologies, such as cloud computing, AI, IoT, and robotics will shape up in 2019.
If you think most women quit because they just donít like working in IT or because their jobs donít offer the work-life balance or parental leave they need, think again.
This is what a successful digital transformation looks like, based on research into the characteristics of enterprises that have succeeded with transformations in real life.
As DevOps becomes a widespread enterprise trend, vendors are expanding and improving tools to incorporate DevSecOps and further address cloud and open source needs.
This ranking considers factors like mobile and broadband speed, quality of life and property affordability, as well as tech salaries, and youíll probably be surprised by which city was number one.
High demand (along with correspondingly high salaries) for cybersecurity professionals is boosting interest in security training.
The latest Interop/InformationWeek research pointed out some troubling gender disparities, but the news isnít all bad.
Compare your salary to the median pay for 12 popular IT job titles, from the help desk to the C-suite.
Having the right tools can make the cultural transformation that is DevOps much easier.
No matter what industry you're in, artificial intelligence is likely to affect your job. Here's how.
Adding one of these capabilities to your resume might lead to a salary increase.
Nearly 100% of enterprises want to become more data-driven, but less than a third have accomplished that goal. A new survey sheds light on the reasons why.
Your future shopping experiences might be much more automated, but they also might be much more personal than todayís trips to the store.
Enterprises are eager to experience the potential benefits from deploying artificial intelligence, but if they want to be successful, theyíll need to overcome these technological, organizational and cultural challenges.
Cloud cost management is a key pain point for enterprises, but these expert tips can help optimize your cloud spending.
Technology job seekers under 40 are looking for positions that include these keywords.
These leading university masters programs could help you take your IT career to the next level.
Many enterprises are adopting hybrid cloud strategies, but in doing so, they face significant challenges.
While women are still underrepresented in IT, quite a few of the world's largest organizations have female CIOs.
This type of machine learning is going to become increasingly important in analytics and enterprise applications.
Survey data from The Hackett Group show how IT leaders are supporting the business side of their organizations.
The conventional wisdom says that IT workers need to improve their soft skills, but sometimes the conventional wisdom is wrong ó at least in part.
Interop ITX expert Brian Gracely explains why the container orchestration platform is so popular.
These tech firms get the best ratings and reviews from current and former employees.
Enterprises that want to get started with blockchain will need to be prepared to overcome significant barriers ó both organizational and technological.
Interop ITX expert Scott Lowe explains the growing demand for infrastructure generalists.
This open source container orchestration platform looks like it's on its way to becoming a de facto standard.
In a recent survey, IT managers said that they were willing to pay more for employees with these hard-to-find cloud skills.
Enterprise adoption of AI is slow today, but experts expect it to increase very rapidly. So far, tech giants are leading the charge.
Which terms do IT employers and job seekers search for most often? There are some significant disconnects between what IT pros offer and what employers want.
On-premises, infrastructure-as-a-service will coexist for quite a while with large organizations moving more workloads to the public cloud, yet operating their own data centers for years to come.
Before you decide which way to take your analytics career in 2018, take a look at this slideshow, highlighting the highest-paying job titles for data analytics professionals.
Forward-thinking enterprises are investigating innovative uses for this distributed ledger technology.
The early adopters of artificial intelligence say that it is having a positive effect on their products and processes ó as well as their workforces.
When enterprise IT teams transition to a DevOps approach, they often face difficult organizational and cultural challenges.
Interop ITX infrastructure track chair Keith Townsend talks about working his way up from the help desk.
These companies offer tools that are becoming an indispensable part of implementing a DevOps approach to IT.
Big data, artificial intelligence, augmented analytics, and more. Plenty has changed in data and analytics over the last year. Are you ready for these trends in 2018?
When you adjust for cost of living, IT workers often earn more money in smaller cities than in major technology hubs.
Executives, managers, mobile developers and people with the word "architect" in their title are at the top of the IT pay scale.
If your organization doesnít have adequate data protection measures in place, including assigning a data protection officer, you could face steep fines next May.
Is artificial intelligence the same thing as machine learning? And what is a neural network? This slideshow explains fundamental AI terminology in everyday terms.
Before taking that big step into DevOps, here are 12 core DevOps terms you'll want to understand.
People complain that virtual agents are too impersonal and can't handle complex requests.
New research from TDWI highlights the obstacles analytics projects face and suggests best practices for overcoming those challenges.
These metro areas have seen the biggest gains in software jobs over the last five years. You might be surprised by where some cities rank, and which noted tech employer missed the cut.
Most job seekers don't look for specific perks, but the things an employer offers can provide a valuable glimpse into the corporate culture.
Artificial intelligence is already taking on some tasks that were previously performed by humans ó but that doesnít necessarily mean you will soon be out of job.
Organizations that implement microservices often adopt the architectural style alongside complementary technologies, including the seven in this slideshow.
Giving test subjects direct instruction made them more likely to fall for phishing attacks and less likely to explore the advanced features of software. Mindfulness training had the opposite effect.
Retaining young workers can be challenging ó but itís also essential for organizations looking to train their next generation of leaders.
There are plenty of benefits to be gained from a move to DevOps, but here are some mistakes that you really want to avoid so you can get those benefits.
The job of CIO has changed a lot in recent years, and IT professionals will need a new set of skills to deal with those changes.
Embracing DevOps approaches can help organizations improve agility, increase revenues, lower costs, and become more competitive.
If you're looking for an IT job this year, you might want to start with these types of companies, perhaps focusing on the job types that are hot in a given sector.
A look back how companies like Google and newer players on the scene like Docker changed the IT landscape this year.