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5 reasons 2016 will be the year of the 'new IT'

Digital transformation is rewriting the rules of IT, and CIOs need to revamp their approaches if they want their companies to survive and thrive. Here are five predictions for what 2016 will bring under the 'new IT'

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Why we need a national IoT strategy

New report calls for a concerted effort from the government to develop a cohesive strategy to support the development and adoption of Internet of things technologies

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4 ways businesses can close the legacy tech skills gap

As older IT professionals age out of the workforce, companies need to ensure they have the right knowledge and skills to keep their legacy tech running smoothly

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IT hears the siren call of free Windows 10 upgrades

Two-thirds of polled IT pros agree that the free upgrade makes them more likely to adopt the new OS

5 ways to save money on your cloud costs

Quickly estimate the cost of your cloud environment

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5 steps to becoming an enterprise architecture ninja

Enterprise architects who have a clear view of where they fit in the EA pecking order and a roadmap for taking their practice to the next level are likely to prosper

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Some enterprise users feel neglected by Apple

If Apple wants to wins hearts and minds of enterprise customers, it can start by showing interest in them

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Bad IT: Don’t make these mistakes in your organization

Here are some real-life examples of less-than best practices -- as well as the lessons that can be learned from them

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Despite warnings, majority of firms still run some Windows Server 2003

Enterprises are still heavily dependent on Windows Server 2003 even though support is coming to an end on July 14

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IT departments may be losing their bad reputation

Respondents to a new survey see security, virtualization, and cloud architecture as vital to the business

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What will enterprise architecture look like in 5 years?

Numerous challenges face EA over the next 5 years but if it plays its cards right a seat at the top-table is assured. From the data mining gold rush to the algorithm economy, without it, executives risk playing Jenga with critical...

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5 lessons small IT shops can teach the big guys

Thanks to anything-as-a-service options, tiny IT departments can be just as strong as big ones and more nimble, too

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Global IT spending shrinks as dollar strengthens

Gartner decreases its global IT spending forecast as a strong dollar against currencies such as the Euro will affect IT buying

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What GM and HP can teach us about outsourcing software development

GM's decision to cut H-P and bring software development in house illustrates why most companies can't--and shouldn't--take IT strategy cues from GM.

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Why culture is as important as skill for outsourced agile teams

The success of agile teams, especially outsourced or embedded agile teams, depends as much on their cultural fit as the skills of individual team members

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How CIOs can earn back credibility

Business counterparts are questioning the CIO's role, purpose and credibility. Here's what CIOs must do to build their personal and departmental credibility and help advance greater company business and strategic goals

Enterprises win as cloud and on-site software vendors duke it out

The CRM market will see the biggest price declines in the next couple of years

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IT budget 2015: It's about business alignment

IT needs to focus on transforming from a cost center into a value creator for the business

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