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IT Pros in Smaller Companies Happier, Less Stressed at Work, Survey Finds

23 Mar, 2017

According to the results of a recent survey, while IT pros in larger companies are more likely than their counterparts in smaller companies to feel they’re being paid fairly, IT pros in smaller companies are more likely than their counterparts in larger companies to be happy at work.

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Tech Advisor Provides Behind-the-Scenes Look at ‘Minority Report,’ ‘Iron Man’

20 Mar, 2017

John Underkoffler explains how his movie work informs Oblong's modern user interfaces and how large enterprises are using the technology.

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Exit Interview Key to Help Prevent Data Loss, CEO Says

15 Mar, 2017

Ron Faith, president and CEO of Datacastle, a data security and backup technology provider in Seattle, is such an ardent believer in exit interviews that he personally conducts every one of them at his own company.

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Designer of UI Technology in ‘Minority Report’ Describes Underlying Significance

13 Mar, 2017

John Underkoffler of Oblong Industries delivered one of the most discussed Ted Talks. He now discusses spatial operating environments and when we'll start seeing them everywhere.

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How to Prevent All That Panic from Your Company’s Road Warriors

09 Mar, 2017

Jason Kaul, helpdesk supervisor at StarTech, a connectivity hardware supplier, shares five tips on helping alleviate tech panic for traveling staff.

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Low-Code Development Helps IT Tame Enterprise Software

07 Mar, 2017

A survey of IT and business leaders found that 80 percent have had to change their daily operations to accommodate the way their enterprise software works. That is a major problem.

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Majority of Security Operations Centers Lack Requisite Maturity, HPE Study Finds

02 Mar, 2017

A large majority of security operations centers, or SOCs, have not attained the requisite level of maturity to enable them to adequately protect their organizations against cyberattacks.

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Memo to CIOs: Employees Don’t Think You’re Doing as Well as You Think You Are

27 Feb, 2017

If you’re a CIO or other IT leader, you probably think you’re doing a much better job of giving the company’s employees what they need than they think you’re doing.

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Avoiding the Mistake of Overpricing, Underpricing Yourself in IT Job Search

23 Feb, 2017

Go into your search as well-informed as you can possibly be with respect to what IT pros in your area are making, with detailed info from the Randstad 2017 Salary Guide.

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Appian CTO Makes His Low-Code Development Case

21 Feb, 2017

A number of vendors are trying to position themselves as the low-code app development platform of choice. Appian is one leader.

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Cloud Adoption a ‘Runaway Train’ That’s Putting Jobs at Risk, CEO Says

17 Feb, 2017

Dave Link, founder and CEO of ScienceLogic, says IT professionals' jobs are at risk and they need to take action.

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Seven Tips for Staying Employable in the ‘Smart Machine Age’

13 Feb, 2017

Ed Hess and Katherine Ludwig argue that adapting and staying employable in what they call the “Smart Machine Age” requires a willingness to learn new skills and to embrace certain behaviors.

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What It’s Like to Be a ‘Citizen Developer’

09 Feb, 2017

Roger Benedict has no IT background, but the owner and president of Ruggs Benedict Carpet One Floor & Home built the apps to run his business with FileMaker, Apple's database and app development platform. He explains how and why.

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CIOs Need to Provide a Single Platform, Not an Edict, to Eradicate Shadow IT

07 Feb, 2017

CIOs, to deal with shadow IT, have to provide business units with the means to do what they need to do without having to resort to sourcing technology on their own.

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How Citrix’s First CSO Addressed Internal IT Security Issues

01 Feb, 2017

Stan Black, Citrix's first CSO, says he implemented a more consistent and uniform approach to how every function at Citrix consistently protects the business.

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Days of ‘Demonizing’ Shadow IT Are Behind Us, CIO Says

25 Jan, 2017

Despite all the negative headlines associated with the shadow IT phenomenon, it really isn’t a problem, as long as the right relationships are in place.

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Best, Worst Metro Areas for STEM Pros Change Dramatically in Two Years

23 Jan, 2017

The 2017 findings are based on 17 factors that include job openings for STEM graduates per capita, share of the work force in STEM professions, projected demand for STEM jobs by 2020, annual median wage for STEM workers.

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Citrix CSO: Treating IT Security Symptoms Is the Problem, Not the Solution

19 Jan, 2017

Stan Black, chief security officer at Citrix Systems, says companies need to be focused on data analytics, machine learning, and an understanding of individuals’ roles.

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IT Leaders Need to Be Business Leaders First, CIO Says

17 Jan, 2017

The key to making an impact as an IT leader is to come to the table as a business leader who happens to be running the technology team, rather than purely as a technologist waiting to receive requirements to fulfill.

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‘Citizen Developers’ Emerge as IT Fails to Keep Pace with Demand for Applications

11 Jan, 2017

“Citizen developers,” line-of-business employees with little or no expertise in traditional software development, are helping to relieve IT of the burden of application development.

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