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The embedded IT worker: Would you fit in?

The trend toward embedding IT workers within business units has been much heralded in theory, but slow to take off in practice. Those organizations that have made the move to an embedded IT workforce talk about the pros and cons.

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How TD Ameritrade's Chief Data Officer is driving change

CDO for almost three years, Derek Strauss has pushed through organizational change and launched many large-scale initiatives

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Moto G is scoring Lollipop to lead off this week's Android device updates roundup

The HTC One M8 is also getting some update love, though no Lollipop sightings yet.

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Acompli: A look at Microsoft's new mobile email tool

What the acquisition means for customers, and where some holes are.

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Review: IBM Bluemix bulks up Cloud Foundry

IBM's full-featured PaaS wows with Watson and an amazing array of services, but many are not yet ready for prime time.

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Why smart devices and wearables will be security's new headache

First it was BYOD and how to secure all of those smartphones in your organization. That's old news! Now those smart devices are communicating with smartphones, and that means they're the weakest link in your cyber kill chain.

Nordstrom's use of APM lets it identify app performance issues in minutes vs. days

The high-end retailer uses Dynatrace Application Performance Management tools in development all the way through to production.

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How to become a business strategist

You're already an IT strategist, but the CEO needs you to help guide the business to new heights (and avoid being on the wrong end of digital disruption). This advice will put you on the right path.

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Are you ready for the end of Windows Server 2003?

Microsoft is cutting off support for the popular OS in six months, so you need to start putting together a migration plan now.

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SUSE Linux 12 challenges Red Hat

It’s been more than five years since SUSE delivered a full release of its Enterprise Linux software, and a lot has happened to the company during that time.

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Outsourcing contracts: Foundations for success

Your organization shouldn’t enter the process acting like a first-time buyer.

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Power up! The hunt is on to extend battery life for mobile devices

Check out 5 battery-boosting technologies being tested in research labs now.

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Tech Insights: Enterprise apps take biggest bite out of IT budget

If you follow the money, it doesn't necessarily lead to the areas of greatest priority for IT organizations.

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Your IT team needs the right mix of Einsteins and Edisons

Inside this digital edition: Features on building a better IT team, connecting with customers, the embedded IT worker, sharpening vendor-management skills, and more.

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Sharpen your vendor management skills

The changing vendor landscape means IT must forge tighter partnerships with service providers and third-party vendors. Here are the skills you should have in your back pocket.

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Container wars

Docker's getting all the container headlines, but as we're going to see in 2015, there's a lot more to containers than just one company.

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Mirantis review: Taking the sting out of OpenStack deployments

Mirantis' wizardly discovery, configuration, deployment, and pre-flight testing tool takes you from zero to OpenStack in a matter of hours.

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The risks of a big man-made IT disaster are on the rise

IT services are but one human error away from a spectacular failure, and there's very little evidence to suggest that we've found a way to stop people from making mistakes.

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