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Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
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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.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/21/2016
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9 High Tech Cities Outside Silicon Valley To Explore
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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California's Silicon Valley is one of the world's most famous tech hubs, but there are many up-and-coming cities investing in infrastructure, transportation, and growing startup scenes. Here are nine destinations around the world for tech-savvy travelers.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/20/2016
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IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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IBM's second quarter total revenues and earnings per share declined again, but executives and analysts put their focus on the company's strategic initiatives, which showed continued growth in the most recent quarter.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/19/2016
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Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer?
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Genomic research and precision medicine are on the leading edge of cancer research and treatment, but the huge size of the data sets and the complexity of sharing those data sets among researchers thwarts progress. Here's one project that is aiming to remove those obstacles.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/19/2016
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How To Hire Analytical Workers: 10 Traits To Seek
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Companies competing on data need the right skill sets and mindsets in place to succeed over the long term. While more individuals are analyzing data as part of their jobs, their ability to do so varies greatly, even among peers. We've identified 10 key traits of an analytical mind, and explain what to look for in your next hire and what skills to cultivate in your own career.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 7/19/2016
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Why It's Time To Dump Your Old-School Hiring Practices 
Nathan Hughes, Cofounder, Detroit Labs
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Detroit Labs needed to find a new way of hiring employees. The agency, which focuses on full-service mobile, wearable, and internet hardware, needed candidates who could demonstrate their abilities to think as well as act. The company's co-founder, Nathan Hughes, tells us how old-school hiring practices were completely rewritten, what the new hiring model looks like, and how your organization can follow suit.
By Nathan Hughes Cofounder, Detroit Labs, 7/18/2016
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10 Strange Job Interview Questions Big Tech Companies Ask
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Tech companies are notorious for asking bizarre interview questions. Here are 10 such head-scratchers that candidates were asked during job interviews at Google, Apple, Microsoft, and other major tech firms.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/18/2016
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11 Programming Languages For DevOps Success
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
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DevOps uses languages for software development and languages for deployment automation. If you want to be successful with either side of DevOps, these languages will help.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/17/2016
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Data Science Skills Gap, Pokémon Go Maps: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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The data and analytics skills gap is an obstacle to achieving digital transformation, according to a Gartner survey; Microsoft is looking to fill that skills gap with a new online degree program; and Pokémon Go's creator shares the secrets behind how the game's maps were created.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/17/2016
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Microsoft Launches Online Data Science Degree Program
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Microsoft is addressing the shortage of workers with data science skills with a new professional degree program offered online. The company said the data science degree will serve as a pilot for future offerings.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/15/2016
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Robot Job Stealers: 3 Industries At Risk
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
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When it comes to industries and occupations that face the greatest chance of having robots replace humans as workers, a recent McKinsey & Co. report provides some insight. Is your job on the line?
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/14/2016
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IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/14/2016
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Ransomware: How Should IT Respond?
InformationWeek Staff,
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How should IT respond to increased ransomware attacks? John Pironti, President of IP Architects, spoke with Senior Editor Sara Peters at this year's Interop about the issues.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/14/2016
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Facebook CIO Likes Microsoft Office 365
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Facebook and Microsoft have inked a deal to migrate the social media giant's 13,000 employees to Office 365. Facebook will continue to use its own collaborative tools instead of Skype for Business and Yammer.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/13/2016
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Gartner: Brexit Will Hurt IT Spending Worldwide
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Gartner's updated IT spending forecast for 2016 is slightly improved, but the research firm warned that it doesn't account for the recent UK vote to leave the European Union. The Brexit vote will dampen IT spending worldwide.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/7/2016
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12 Ways To Cultivate A Data-Savvy Workforce
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Organizations aspiring to become data-driven need to take a close look at their HR practices. If your company's hiring and retention standards aren't keeping up with the times, you may be losing valuable job candidates and employees. To minimize the pitfalls of building a data-savvy workforce, consider these tips.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 7/7/2016
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IBM Rolls Out New Job-Cutting Plan In The Netherlands
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
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According to a leaked company memo, IBM is imposing involuntary job cuts in the Netherlands for the first time. Does the move serve as a template for Big Blue to impose forced layoffs in regions where local labor laws have made it difficult to impose mandatory cuts?
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/6/2016
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IT Skills Gap Hurts Enterprise Security: Survey
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
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A survey of IT executives, managers, and practitioners finds the biggest challenges in infosec are around skills, not technology.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/6/2016
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Data Generation Gap: Younger IT Workers Believe The Hype
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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There's a growing generation gap when it comes the promise of revenues from data-driven projects. Where younger workers see the future, older workers may only see another cycle of tech hype.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/4/2016
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From Tech Support to CEO: Why Niche Matters More Than Gender
Sarah Lahav, CEO, SysAid Technologies
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Sarah Lahav, CEO of SysAid Technologies, took the first steps on her path toward leadership as a member of the Israeli Defense Forces. Here, she shares her experiences rising through the ranks in tech, and offers advice about cornering your niche and treating it like the most important job you will ever have.
By Sarah Lahav CEO, SysAid Technologies, 7/4/2016
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