Sandra Gittlen

Contributing Writer

Sandra Gittlen is a freelance writer and editor in the greater Boston area. She covers a range of topics, including technology, business, healthcare, financial and lifestyle.

9 things your service provider wants you to know

10 tips for helming IT through ups and downs

10 tips for helming IT through ups and downs

Impending mergers, ultrafast growth and sharp dips all put pressure on IT leaders to make quick decisions about tech plans and priorities. Here’s how to make IT shine during times of change

Platforms in the cloud take heavy lifting out of architecture tasks

Platforms in the cloud take heavy lifting out of architecture tasks

As tech giants battle for cloud dominance, businesses looking to offload heavy-duty infrastructure tasks are reaping hefty rewards from platform-as-a-service offerings. Here’s how three IT leaders mixed and matched their powerful yet...

6 colleges turning out open source talent

6 colleges turning out open source talent

Talented open source developers will find and pursue their calling no matter what, but these six colleges aren't leaving anything up to chance

6 colleges turning out open source talent

6 colleges turning out open source talent

Most IT departments have project road maps that require open-source skills, but finding recent college grads with open source talent can be challenging

Trim your application portfolio for savings

Trim your application portfolio for savings

Reducing the number of applications can save money, but be prepared for a potentially tedious inventory process -- and for users with emotional attachments

Data lakes: A better way to analyze customer data

Data lakes: A better way to analyze customer data

Early adopters share their experiences using data lakes to find patterns in 'good enough' information

Open source: Career-maker, or wipeout?

Open source: Career-maker, or wipeout?

Is a career focused solely on open source sustainable? Experts predict a wave of opportunities for IT pros with all-open-source résumés — in five years or so

Open source: Career-maker or wipeout?

Open source: Career-maker or wipeout?

Is a career focused solely on open source sustainable? Experts predict a wave of opportunities for IT pros with all-open-source résumés -- in five years or so

SDN pioneers gain visibility, control over bandwidth

SDN pioneers gain visibility, control over bandwidth

Software-defined networks can give IT the agility and flexibility to manage today's dynamic data centers and private cloud infrastructures

Technology that predicts your next security fail

Technology that predicts your next security fail

There's both art and science to predictive analytics in a security setting, early adopters say

6 best practices for email security

6 best practices for email security

Here are some ways to tighten up your email policies and improve network security

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