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Shine a spotlight on shadow IT and prosper

Don’t fear shadow IT -- exploit it and prosper

Business colleagues with a technical itch can be effective allies if you foster a sane, productive strategy around DIY IT


Only a moon shot can fix government IT

Instead of lurching from crisis to crisis, it’s time to euthanize our geriatric federal IT and start over

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Memo to Carly Fiorina: HP is shifting more work offshore

HP plans to reduce its workforce in high-cost locations to 40 percent of overall employment

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Bimodal IT: A two-pronged approach to delivering innovation and maintenance

One group is tasked with keep-the-lights-on functions, the other on business-advancing tasks. Is this new setup the answer to IT’s dual responsibilities?

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12 bad habits that slow IT to a crawl

Bottlenecks always seem born of the best intentions, but they must be rooted out -- and broken

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How to ensure that your company stays on high ground this hurricane season

Whether you're bracing yourself for another hurricane season or already preparing for what's predicted to be a brutal winter, how can you make sure that Mother Nature doesn't slow down your business?

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3 lessons for IT from Amazon Web Services

AWS's developer-focused approach is one lesson enterprises should glean from the cloud leader

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Adopt and perish: The CIO's cloud dilemma

Resistance to the cloud is an easy way to get fired, but succeeding with the cloud may eliminate the justification for a CIO

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Crash Course: How analytics and the Internet of things raise the stakes for IT

This in-depth story, available for download as a PDF, examines the business implications of IoT-generated big data and analytics

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Cloud providers fail to give IT the data it needs

IT is unhappy with the lack of useful information from providers, so third-party tools are stepping in -- at a cost


Speaking modern code to your dev team

CIOs must learn new approaches to talking with their development teams in order to foster greater success.

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The programmer's guide to breaking into management

The transition from command line to line-of-command requires a new mind-set -- and a thick skin

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3 ways to screw up a cloud deployment

If you want a cloud deployment that actually works, avoid these three mistakes

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The pros and cons of going cloud-native

The cloud's scalability, efficiency, and performance are alluring, but the lock-in price can be too high

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Cloud and devops shops, avoid the overautomation trap

Automation is good in many cases -- but not all. Too many enterprises don't make that assessment

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Microsoft is hurting small-business Azure adoption

It's too confusing and expensive to adopt Azure, but Microsoft could easily remove that barrier if it wanted

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3 key facts to help sell the cloud in your company

When the ROI argument is not enough, cite these three cloud advantages to convince skeptics

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Hedge your bets with a hybrid cloud -- at your own risk

Picking an approach simply because it provides you with options down the road is always the wrong plan

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