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5 IT Talent, Staffing Fails To Avoid 
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
News
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.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 8/26/2016
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5 Traits Effective IT Leaders Need
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
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.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/25/2016
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Hidden IT Security Risk: Privileged User Access
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
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.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/29/2016
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4 Ways Chief Data Officers Can Win Stakeholder Support
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
The role of a chief data officer increasingly makes its way into companies across the globe. But even as their ranks grow, CDOs often face resistance from colleagues who may feel threatened by data results. Here are four tips on how to become a more effective CDO.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/29/2016
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Microsoft, Red Hat Look To Steal VMware Customers
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/29/2016
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Dropbox Urges Users To Change Old Passwords
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
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.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/29/2016
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Bergen County Sheriff's Office Enters Hyper-Converged Future
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
The Bergen County, NJ, sheriff's office is moving its IT infrastructure to a hyper-converged architecture. The shift has expense and management complexity on the run.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 8/29/2016
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11 Ways IT Professionals Can Make Sense of IoT Data
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
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.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 8/29/2016
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Managing Gen Z: A Primer For IT Managers
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
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.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/28/2016
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iOS 9.3.5 Fixes Massive Security Flaw: What IT Needs To Know 
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
An active threat using critical iOS zero-day vulnerabilities, which were dubbed "Trident," could allow hackers to install spyware on iPhones. IT managers should ensure employee devices are updated as soon as possible.
By Eric Zeman , 8/27/2016
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5 IT Talent, Staffing Fails To Avoid 
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
News
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.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 8/26/2016
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Why IT Departments Need Social, Digital Communication Strategies
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
With social media dominating communications outreach for businesses, IT departments need to focus on how to engage Millennial consumers.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/26/2016
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US Bank Regulators Tighten Cyber-Security Efforts Around SWIFT
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Following the theft of millions of dollars from Bangladesh Bank via the international financial messaging system SWIFT, US banking regulators have outlined steps to tighten cyber-security at the nation's banks.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/26/2016
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HP EliteBook Gets Sure View To Block 'Visual Hacking'
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Privacy screens on the HP EliteBook 1040 and HP EliteBook 840 will keep shoulder-surfers from spying on your machine.
By Eric Zeman , 8/25/2016
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Simple Networking Tools Ease IT Pains
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Forget the bells and whistles of powerful networking tools. When overseeing clients' networks, some IT pros insist that simpler is better.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/25/2016
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Big Data Management Market Expected To Grow 12.8%
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Over the next five years, IT professionals keen on managing a fire hose of data should keep their eyes on these growth drivers for big data management.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/25/2016
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5 Traits Effective IT Leaders Need
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
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.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/25/2016
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France, Germany Push For Encryption Backdoors In Apps
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The controversial proposal would require app developers to provide access to encrypted messages at the request of law enforcement.
By Eric Zeman , 8/24/2016
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Video PaaS Market Will Reach $1.7 Billion By 2020
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Video communications platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technology can help businesses and IT build real-time video applications with ease and reduced cost.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/24/2016
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IT Hiring: How Interns Can Give Companies An Edge
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
A college internship program could give a company an advantage in the intense competition for hiring tech talent.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/24/2016
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Beyond The Big 2: 10 Benefits Of Alternate IaaS Providers
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
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.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 8/24/2016
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Opera VPN For Android Targets Users, Not Enterprises
Eric Zeman,
News
Opera Software expanded the availability of its mobile VPN to Android devices, giving them the tools they need to circumvent workplace rules governing blocked sites and services.
By Eric Zeman , 8/23/2016
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