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Benchmarks, analyst reports, and other pretenses

Keep the these four facts in mind when assessing how much you should trust “independent” evaluations

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Forget the GUI: The return of the command line

Managing Windows at the scale of the cloud means going back to the command line with PowerShell and Bash

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CIO Career Coach: Rethink Shadow IT

How CIOs can shift their approach to shadow IT.

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H-1Bs were never the answer

Nontraditional sourcing and talent discovery, not H-1B visas, are the answers to solving the tech talent shortage

CFOs have discovered the big stick of cloud computing

CFOs are more likely to drive cloud adoption than CIOs are, to save money. That’s a painful political reality, but so what? It’s for the right cause

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The 3 dumbest things enterprises do in the cloud

The enterprise move to the cloud is on. Don’t let these dumb mistakes trip up your migration

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Focusing on the cheapest cloud price could cost you more

If you skip doing cost governance and cost monitoring, any savings you get upfront will evaporate over time as your actual costs grow

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Good news: CIOs have stopped fighting the cloud

Thanks to CEO and board pressure, and the promise of cost savings, fearful CIOs can no longer ignore the inevitable

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CIO Career Coach: Bringing a product management mindset to IT

In a world where software drives revenue for many organizations, blogger Martha Heller demonstrates the importance of bringing a product management mindset to IT.

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What it takes to be a security architect

While the path to security architect varies, anyone considering the role should have a passion for IT infrastructure and protecting data

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Don't fear the robots, embrace the potential

Robotic process automation is not necessarily replacing human workers, but creating more capacity and the potential for employees to focus on higher-value activities


Top tips for finding the right cybersecurity products

Security pros offer advice from the trenches of a noisy, hype-filled market

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3 questions IT must answer to stay relevant

The perception of IT's value and status within an organization are in constant flux. Here's how IT can prove its worth

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How to keep multicloud complexity under control

Using multiple cloud providers provides needed flexibility, but it also multiplies the work and risk of getting out of sync

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Why online etiquette matters -- and why IT leaders should care

High-tech analyst and author Scott Steinberg offers ideas for navigating social media networks with grace and discusses the crucial role CIOs play in promoting -- and enforcing -- good behavior online

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Microsoft’s novel approach to securing IoT

Project Sopris looks to create a set of secure layers that protect both hardware and their communications, and it can refresh a compromised device

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Serverless computing will drive out OpenStack private clouds

As public cloud services grow more compelling, OpenStack and other private cloud efforts are becoming fossils

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Embracing continuous delivery to power the programmable enterprise

Putting data at the fingertips of developers and decision makers to deliver new capabilities at a high velocity

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