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DevOps Can't Happen Without Education
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
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The emergence of DevOps practices means IT pros must expand their skills and the companies they work for must help foster that learning.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 8/16/2017
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Does Your Breach Incident Response Plan Have Holes?
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
The likelihood of a company suffering a breach is worse than most believe. Here's a checklist for building out a plan to deal with a breach.
By Xuyen Bowles, Sentek Cyber , 8/16/2017
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A Telecommuting Tradeoff: Less Collaboration
Patrick Thibodeau, Freelance Reporter
News
Some companies believe that collaboration in today's agile workplace suffers when employees are full-time telecommuters.
By Patrick Thibodeau Freelance Reporter, 8/15/2017
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Innovation Relies on Humanizing the IT Organization
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Commentary
IT organizations are quick to talk about hardware failures, software failures, and outages, but so often the cause of IT failures can be pinned on people.
By Brian Amaro, Senior Solutions Architect, ScienceLogic , 8/11/2017
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How to Build Resilient Work Teams
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
Commentary
It takes internal "grit" to cope with business and technology changes. Lynn Christensen of Workday shares some advice on building resilience.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 8/10/2017
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An IT Revolution Approaches
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
For all of the talk about IT playing a key role in innovation, those maintenance tasks that "keep the train running" don't leave much time for innovation.
By Tim Hebert, Chief Client Officer, Carousel Industries , 8/10/2017
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The 10 'Perks' IT Workers Want Most
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
Most job seekers don't look for specific perks, but the things an employer offers can provide a valuable glimpse into the corporate culture.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 8/8/2017
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Pay Down Tech Debt While Investing in a Digital Future
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
The journey to digital transformation isn't just a technology initiative, it's about remaking the business.
By John Crosthwait, Global Technology Consulting Lead, Accenture , 8/8/2017
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Think AI, Clouds, Football, and Structure
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Commentary
One of the challenges to innovation and adoption of emerging technologies is our reliance on classifying everything and everyone.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 8/3/2017
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Are You Digital Enough to Be in Your Business’ Future?
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Commentary
Today’s business challenges require diverse teams with new competencies, including the ability to collaborate effectively across organizational borders.
By Peter Linder, Ericsson North America , 8/2/2017
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5 Things to Know About IT Candidates
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
If you're having trouble finding and keeping IT personnel, you're not alone. One problem might be that you don't understand what they want, as a new Manpower study suggests.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 8/2/2017
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10 Influential AI and Machine Learning Experts to Follow on Twitter
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
AI, machine learning, natural language processing, and other advanced analytics technologies make up the leading-edge of how organizations are gaining value from big data. Here's a collection of some of the most influential and rising stars on Twitter when it comes to AI and machine learning.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/31/2017
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Pressure to Digitize Pushes Enterprises to Transform
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Commentary
Enterprises in traditional industries, from manufacturing to logistics and retail, are scrambling to update their offerings to better support emerging technologies.
By Praful Saklani, founder and CEO, Pramata , 7/28/2017
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4 Signs Your IT Strategy is Off Track
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
Whether the cause is immature technology, outdated processes and skills, or a shift in corporate mindset, IT projects can go wrong at midstream.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 7/28/2017
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MillerCoors’ $100-Million IT Lawsuit Warning
Patrick Thibodeau, Freelance Reporter
News
There are lessons to be learned by CIOs planning outsourcing projects in the dueling lawsuits involving MillerCoors and HCL.
By Patrick Thibodeau Freelance Reporter, 7/27/2017
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The Rise and Fall of Ruby on Rails
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Commentary
Once the rising star of web development, Ruby on Rails has fallen into a secondary role in the corporate world.
By Kristoffer Frisch-Ekenes, Bootcamp Leader at Coding Dojo , 7/24/2017
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Setting the Table for DevOps Team Structure
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk
Commentary
Building a DevOps team is about people, organization, even tables, chairs and office space.
By Andi Mann Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, 7/21/2017
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HR Use of Social Media Grows, But Is the Data Reliable?
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
More hiring managers and HR pros are using social media to make decisions about candidates, but how wise is it? Could the use of social media for hiring be dangerous in its own way?
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 7/21/2017
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Three Big Data Developments No One is Talking About
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Commentary
What you will be discussing about big data in a year will be very different from today's conversations.
By Nick Elprin and Philip Levinson , 7/18/2017
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10 Things IT Pros Should Consider (or Dread) Before the Job Hunt
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
Think you've seen changes in your IT group over the years? Well there have been just as many changes in the job market. Here's some advice to help you find that next great job.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 7/17/2017
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