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Rip and replace: When it pays to make a total systems change

A full system replacement can be costly and difficult. But for one Vermont insurance company, ditching stodgy technology opened new business opportunities

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Why companies are hiring from the Silicon Prairie

Businesses are increasingly finding IT talent in the Silicon Prairie -- outside of the traditional tech hot spots of California and New York City

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United Continental Airlines: A cautionary tale in systems integration?

The merger between United and Continental has had its problems -- and IT departments of all sizes should learn from them

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Continuous improvement starts with IT culture

How to avoid IT's three toxic characteristics and create a culture of continuous improvement

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How bad a boss is Linus Torvalds?

It depends on context. In the world of software development, he’s what passes for normal. The question is whether that situation should be allowed to continue.

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Think your IT project is a nightmare? Check these out and you'll feel better

Pro tip: You know there's a problem when all your users show up for work wearing red

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Cloud apps need governance too

The biggest hole in cloud governance today is at the application level, which is also the messiest area to govern

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Revealed: The top 10 mobile apps that companies hate

MobileIron determined the top 10 consumer apps that are most often blocked or blacklisted at companies

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The Volkswagen scandal and software engineering: Is a code of ethics needed?

Here are the steps you need to take to avoid following in Volkswagen's path of ignominy

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Despite stingy budgets, IT still finds ways to bolster business

Improved automation means less spending on keeping the lights on

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Federal IT outsourcing is alarmingly poorly managed

The U.S. government is leaving billions of dollars on the table due to poorly managed and duplicative IT outsourcing deals, according to a GAO report


Meet the man-in-the-middle of your next security crisis

That pesky, stealthy man-in-the-middle shows up everywhere from the cloud to SSL. You could be at a disadvantage if you don’t know where he’ll strike next

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6 traits of up-and-coming IT stars (with video)

What qualities put IT pros on the fast track to the top? We talk to five rising stars -- and their CIOs -- to find what sets them apart (and what you can do to make your star rise, too)

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How to diversify your IT hiring pipeline

Experts share their tips for improving diversity at every step in the process: from writing job descriptions to sourcing, recruiting, and screening candidates

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Road warriors are prime targets for hackers

Here are some steps companies and executives can take to enhance travel-related security

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LogMeIn acquires LastPass to beef up identity portfolio

LogMeIn's $125 million buy of LastPass solidifies its position in an increasingly crowded identity and access management market

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7 warnings to heed before a cloud migration

Veterans of cloud deployments offer tips about hardware, legacy systems, and staff

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SHA-1 hashing algorithm could succumb to $75K attack, researchers say

Researchers say the SHA-1 hashing algorithm, still used to sign almost one in three SSL certificates, should be urgently retired

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