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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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‘Public Cloud Doesn’t Fix Stupid,’ Datalink’s Chief Architect Warns

09 Jan, 2017

While public cloud can be less expensive for some workloads, it can be more expensive for others; without a thoughtful, strategic approach, it can destroy value rather than create it.

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Whistleblower Advises IT Pros on How to Handle Corporate Malfeasance

05 Jan, 2017

Michael G. Winston has become something of a folk hero in the recession’s aftermath, never shying away from speaking out on corporate malfeasance. The author speaks about how to proceed.

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‘Security Operations Center’ Approach Is Fail-Safe Against Cyberattacks, CEO Says

03 Jan, 2017

A key line of defense will take the form of “security operations centers,” or SOCs. And with SMBs expected to be targeted more aggressively by the bad guys, making the SOC approach affordable is going to be essential.

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CEO Makes Case for SelectHub’s Ability to Prevent ‘Shadow IT’

29 Dec, 2016

Enabling all of the stakeholders in a technology project to have a voice, and dramatically streamlining the procurement process, SelectHub helps to eliminate the drivers of the shadow IT problem.

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Algorithms Pale to Holistic, Human-Centric Recruiting Approach, Tech CEO Says

27 Dec, 2016

Aaron Elder, co-founder and CEO of Crelate Talent, sees his startup as focusing not just on the technology, but on the human dimension of hiring.

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Lesson for CIOs from Trump Campaign’s Software Strategy: Tap More Data

21 Dec, 2016

Michael Fauscette, chief research officer at G2 Crowd, has looked extensively at the software the Trump campaign used, and how its software strategy might have helped Trump win the presidential election.

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More Collaboration Needed in Vendor Selection Process, Tech CEO Argues

19 Dec, 2016

Venkat Devraj, SelectHub CEO, argues that the issue isn’t that one CRM package is good, and another is bad. At issue is the need for the organization to look at technology purchases more holistically, and in a way that’s much more collaborative.

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Why You Need to Add Updating the Employee Handbook to Your 2017 To-Do List

16 Dec, 2016

Rob Wilson, president of Employco USA, makes a compelling argument on the importance of the executive team, including the CIO, taking the time to ensure that the employee handbook is everything it needs to be.

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