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This Could Be the Most Important Factor in Your Success

Posted In Looking in Tech
Communication Skills
You may think your success will be driven primarily by your technical skills, but in today’s world that’s not always the case. That’s been the experience of Brandon Gaylor, an IT systems analyst for a large manufacturing company and 10-year veteran of the industry. For the past three years, Brandon’s spent much of his time building Web applications using C# and ASP.NET MVC. He dabbles in JavaScript, HTML and jQuery, as well. He’s been at his current employer for eight… continue…

Business Unit Coders Are No Threat to IT

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Business App
An increasing number of corporate workers are taking it upon themselves to develop business technology solutions without the participation of IT. While that could sound like a threat to professional developers, it’s probably not: Forrester Research notes there’s a dearth of development talent out there, and that most of the applications being built by these “citizen developers” address some kind of problem that’s been backlogged by the technology department. “Most of the software built by ‘citizen developers’ addresses requests on… continue…

Why Infrastructure Companies Aren’t Cool Anymore

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The illustration says it best, saving at least a thousand words. It shows a middle-aged khaki-clad engineer talking with a hoodie and jeans 20-something colleague. “When will you make something that matters?” asks the elder. “When will you make something cool?” responds the youth. That sums up what The New York Times Magazine calls “Silicon Valley’s Youth Problem,” in which infrastructure companies can’t attract the best talent because young people want to be where the cool – and the money… continue…

Protect and Secure BYOD Environments with End-to-end Management

The right approach to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) can protect your network at every step. continue…

The Good New Days of Cloud Security

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The cloud could have some great things going for it with respect to security concerns. continue…

Here’s Why IT Shouldn’t Write Off Windows 8

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Back in October I speculated that the enterprise will have to support Windows 8 whether it wants to or not. If anything, the plain old consumerization of IT will force technology departments to integrate it into employee preferences with corporate solutions. At the time, there wasn’t a clear consensus on the what value Windows 8 would add to the enterprise and no one had yet seen the Microsoft Surface Pro, but now things are a lot different. Many of us… continue…

BI Predictions and Trends for 2013

Trends in Big Data and analytics that could dominate the next year. continue…

Alteryx, IBM, ClickFox Highlight Need for Data Management Tools

Can’t find a data scientist? IT vendors have begun embedding tools into their software offerings that automate data management. continue…

Strategies for Creating Tomorrow’s Workplace, Today

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For decades, the tech industry has been burned by buying into equipment and technologies that became obsolete far too quickly. Knowing that’s a constant, how can you lessen the economic burden, and prepare for the ever changing demands, technology, and capabilities of your workforce? This was the topic du jour in a panel session titled: “Strategies for Creating Tomorrow’s Workplace, Today” at the VMworld 2012 conference in San Francisco. On the panel were: Bruce Scheer, President, Future Sight Consulting –… continue…

Can Private Cloud Adoption Cause a Public Brawl?

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More businesses are turning to private clouds for app and infrastructure needs, at the risk of affecting the relationship between business and IT departments. continue…