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Top 125 Vendors To Watch

9/27/2016
InformationWeek and its sister publications Dark Reading and Network Computing have teamed up to bring you a roundup of the hottest vendors in cloud, data management, DevOps, infrastructure, and security. The 125 vendors you'll find here range from established players making strides in their markets to newcomers setting the stage for the future.

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The Rise Of SDN: What It Means For Networks Today

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.

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Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility

7/21/2016
Drew Lentz, a solutions architect with Frontera Consulting, says he believes that IT needs to look beyond WiFi technology and create a unique, wireless connected experience that benefits not only employees, but businesses as well. Lentz touched upon that topic and more during his conversation with Senior Editor Sara Peters.

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Industrial IoT: The Next 30 Years Of IT

7/7/2016
InformationWeek Executive Editor Curtis Franklin spoke with Senior Editor Sara Peters about how IoT is changing everything we know in IT, especially in the industrial enterprise. From, predictive analytics, to security, to ROI, here's why the next 30 years of IT starts with IoT.

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Enterprises: Tear Down Your Engineering Silos

6/30/2016
Will Murrell, a senior network engineer with UNICOM systems, knows a thing or two about silos. UNICOM develops a variety of software and other tools to work with IBM's mainframe, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. Murrell recently talked with InformationWeek senior editor Sara Peters about a new breed of engineers trying to break down corporate barriers for good.

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HPE Promotes Community For Women In Tech, Developers

6/23/2016
In her role as Developer Advocate and Community Architect, Lisa-Marie Namphy works toward unifying HPE's developers. At the same time, she is a champion of women, aiming to shatter the glass ceiling at a number of different tech firms. Namphy spoke with InformationWeek Senior Editor Sara Peters about her work at HPE.

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'Digital Transformation': What's So New About It?

6/2/2016
Mobility, data, the Internet Of Things, cloud computing. These are the terms that IT hears again and again. In fact, there's a term for what all these mean for business and IT: "Digital Transformation." However, what's new about it? At this year's Interop conference, Prashanth Shenoy, Cisco's senior director for enterprise networks and mobility, explained how these technologies are now mature enough to really affect business and begin the transformation that we're heard so much about.

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InformationWeek Presents 'Get To The Point'

9/17/2015
At this year's InformationWeek Conference, host Brian Gillooly (Center) moderated the popular "Get To The Point" segment, which pits two technology whizzes against one another. This year's topic was Youth Verses Experience. Joe Masters Emison, CTO of BuildFax (Left), matched wits with Toby Redshaw, (Right) former CIO of American Express, now CEO of Kevington Advisors. Topics ranged from shadow IT to how to deal with insider threats.

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Heartland CEO: Dealing Honestly With Data Breaches

9/10/2015
At this year's InformationWeek Conference in Las Vegas, Heartland CEO Robert O. Carr spoke about how his company publicly confronted a huge data breach that exposed millions of credit card records to cyber-criminals. Is honesty the best policy when it comes to security? Carr thinks it is.

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Where Data Science Meets IT

9/1/2015
See what happens when data scientist David Chudzicki of Kaggle sits down with Jackie Woods, director at UPS, to talk about the intersection of data science and IT at the InformationWeek Conference 2015.

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Modern Data Centers: How We'll Get There

8/26/2015
Chris Murphy (left), former InformationWeek editor, discusses how enterprises can future-proof their data centers. The other participants are (from left), VMWare's Bill Fathers, Boeing's Mike Stothers, and eBay's Sri Shivananda -- all attending the InformationWeek Conference 2015.

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Enterprise IT: Act Like A Software Startup

8/12/2015
In this video, Chris Murphy, formerly of InformationWeek, discusses how to create a developer-friendly enterprise IT environment with, from left, Andi Mann of CA Technologies, Mike Beltzner of Pinterest, and Andrew Zitney of Allstate.

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How AstraZeneca's CIO Embraced Insourcing

8/5/2015
For years, the trend has been to outsource IT functions to a third party. However, the demands of big data, analytics, and agile development are forcing companies to rethink outsourcing. Here's how David Smoley, the CIO of pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, started insourcing IT and embracing change for the better.

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ConocoPhillips Drills Down Into Analytics

7/28/2015
Whether the company is drilling for oil or increasing margins on the business side, ConocoPhillips is taking full advantage of predictive analytics. At the InformationWeek Conference CIO Mike Pfister and Advanced Analytics Program Manager Richard Barclay shared some real-world big data experience.

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Microsoft Office On iOS: Startup Guide

7/23/2015
Microsoft Office on mobile devices offers the flexibility to work on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents when and where needed. Here's how to install, configure, and use Microsoft Office on iPhones and iPads.

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Royal Caribbean Keeps Customers Connected At Sea

7/21/2015
Even if you are relaxing on a cruise ship hundreds of miles out at sea, you still want your WiFi. Here's how Royal Caribbean Cruises' CIO Bill Martin makes sure customers can still upload photos of their trip to social media even while vacationing in the middle of the ocean.

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The Age Of Biotechnology Has Arrived

7/14/2015
In a talk at this year's InformationWeek Conference, Adriana Karaboutis, a former Dell CIO and current executive vice president of technology and business solutions for Biogen, talked about how IT and healthcare are staring to fuse together, creating a new age of biotechnology.

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InformationWeek News Desk Debuts At Interop 2015

4/27/2015
Whether you are attending Interop in person or keeping tabs on the show from your desk at the office, the InformationWeek News Desk is a new way to keep up-to-date and find out what the biggest names in the industry think about the future of information technology.

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Cloud Certifications To Boost Your IT Skills

4/15/2015
Cloud computing has been one of the fastest-growing IT trends for the last several years. If you're an IT pro looking to move up the ladder or make more money, check out our list of certifications than can set you on your path.

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Android, iOS, Windows Phone: What's Best For BYOD?

3/12/2015
Protecting data on mobile devices is more important than ever, especially with workers using their own smartphones and tablets. For IT pros, which of the three major platforms -- iOS, Android, Windows -- provides the best option for a BYOD plan?

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InformationWeek 2014 Mobile Security Survey

12/12/2014
Securing company data on mobile devices is the top concern when it comes to mobile security. Respondents worry most about data loss due to lost or stolen devices, and less than half of respondents feel confident that data is protected.

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InformationWeek 2014 Enterprise Project Management Survey

12/5/2014
Employees involved in IT projects consider the most important indicator for success is whether it is completed on time. Meanwhile, there's room for improvement in business attitude toward IT projects, with 41% of respondents saying the efforts are sometimes beneficial, sometimes not.

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IT Salary Survey 2014: Government

9/22/2014
Federal government IT professionals saw modest bumps in compensation. But that doesn't mean all is well: 29% of staffers had fewer training opportunities, and 21% of managers had their benefits cut. Half are looking for new jobs.

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IT Salary Survey 2014

9/8/2014
IT pros are feeling optimistic again about their careers. Raises are up, and median total compensation hit $92,000 for staffers and $120,000 for managers in 2014, according to InformationWeek's annual survey.

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IT Salary Survey 2014: BI/Analytics

8/11/2014
Intelligence/analytics and data integration/warehousing professionals at the staff and managerial level are in demand, feel challenged, and are generally secure and optimistic about their careers. So why is compensation stagnant?

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IT Salary Survey 2014: Networking

7/28/2014
Data center managers make slightly more than networking professionals, with middle-aged men on the coasts faring best. Both staff and management are optimistic about their career paths.

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IT Salary Survey 2014: Insurance

7/14/2014
Insurance IT salaries are flat, but demand and compensation are highest for people with experience in social media, mobile, analytics, and cloud, according to InformationWeek's 2014 US IT Salary Survey.

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IT Salary Survey 2014: Banking

6/30/2014
It's been a good year for banking and financial services IT pros: Most are satisfied with their job responsibilities, compensation, and job security. Few are looking for a new job, but active job searchers want higher pay.

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IT Salary Survey 2014: Healthcare

6/19/2014
Health IT appears to be a good way to make a living, as nearly two-thirds of staff and managers say they're satisfied with compensation, benefits, and other aspects of their jobs.

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IT Salary Survey 2014: Security

6/2/2014
Security IT professionals are well positioned for future career growth, with many successfully competing for better benefits and higher salaries even in today's tight job market.

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IT Salary Survey 2014: Executives

5/21/2014
Today's IT executives are generally optimistic about their career, with nearly all reporting that the projects they face are intellectually challenging. Most also expect bonuses, although there's room for improvement in terms of total compensation.

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2014 State of Storage Survey

2/18/2014
If you look at vendor financials, the enterprise storage business seems stuck in neutral. But those flat revenue numbers mask a scorching pace of technical innovation, ongoing double-digit capacity growth in enterprises, and dramatic changes in how and where businesses store data.

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2014 IT Budget Survey

1/20/2014
Is the IT budget moving out of ITís control? Maybe -- 37% of respondents say the rate of outside spending is on the rise, up from 22% last year. Just 21% of CIOs retain full spending authority. What is in our control: How we respond.

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2014 Analytics, BI & Information Management Survey

1/3/2014
Enterprises want less complexity and more user-friendly, visual dashboards: Forty-six percent of respondents cite ease-of-use challenges with complex software as a significant barrier, while data visualization tools rate as the most ≠interesting leading-edge technology, with an average 3.5 rating on a 1-5 scale.

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2014 Digital Business Survey

11/19/2013
When it comes to digital strategy, size matters. We broke 510 respondents down by employee count: 326 hail from orgs with fewer than 1,000 employees, while 184 have more than 1,000. We found that 62% of smaller shops have digital strategies vs. 73% of large companies. And that's just the start of the disparities.

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IW500 Executive Survey Results

11/13/2013
Just 12% can switch between public cloud infrastructure and in-house datacenters based on ≠demand; only 26% use PaaS; 54% do predictive revenue analysis; and 30% have widely deployed mobile apps for employees.

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