• Dos and don'ts for tech startups

    Posted October 23, 2013 - 1:35 pm

    When launching a new product, these common mistakes could cost startups valuable opportunities.
  • Review

    Review: Puppet 3.0 pulls more strings

    Posted October 18, 2013 - 3:55 pm

    Version 3.0 of Puppet Labs' configuration automation tool shines with speed boosts, orchestration improvements, and deeper support for Windows servers.
  • Review

    Salt keeps server automation simple

    Posted October 17, 2013 - 3:45 pm

    Salt brings simplicity, flexibility, and high scalability to Linux and Unix server infrastructure management -- it does Windows too.
  • How to get a job in healthcare IT

    Posted October 10, 2013 - 3:36 pm

    Healthcare IT practitioners offer advice on what you need to make a move.
  • Review

    Review: Ansible orchestration is a veteran Unix admin's dream

    Posted October 10, 2013 - 1:42 pm

    Ansible and AnsibleWorks AWX bring simplicity and power to Linux and Unix server automation.
  • Northeast Utilities confirms IT outsourcing plan

    Posted October 7, 2013 - 2:05 pm

    Weeks after telling IT workers it was considering outsourcing tech work, Northeast Utilities says it will cut 200 jobs.
  • SDN pioneers share their secrets

    Posted October 7, 2013 - 1:48 pm

    With the ability to create virtual networks quickly and efficiently – rather than programming network-connected hardware on an individual basis – software defined networks (SDN) appear to be the time-and-resource saving solution that overwhelmed IT managers have been looking for.
  • IT Resume Makeover: Corporate IT to IT consulting and back

    Posted October 3, 2013 - 11:48 am

    In our ongoing series, career coach and strategist Donald Burns shows technology executives how to better transition from IT consulting back to corporate IT as he works with a client who's feet are planted firmly in both worlds.
  • 10 encryption tips for the enterprise

    Posted October 1, 2013 - 2:23 pm

    Encryption done wrong can be worse than no encryption at all, since it gives you an unwarranted senses of security. Here are tips for doing encryption right.
  • Measuring social media ROI takes off for Virgin America

    Posted September 26, 2013 - 1:36 pm

    The airline, using Sprinklr and other tools, is seeking hard-dollar returns from conversations on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, among other social networks.
  • How to protect corporate data from angry ex-employees

    Posted September 23, 2013 - 4:00 pm

    The vast majority of employees who leave a company are honest, upstanding corporate citizens. But you never know when someone might leave on bad terms and then attempt to hack back into your corporate systems.
  • Review

    9 free personal clouds offer something for everyone

    Posted September 23, 2013 - 3:50 pm

    A personal cloud service lets you share photos, music and documents among all your devices easily and quickly, but the way that sharing happens depends on which cloud service you choose.
  • 5 ways devops can benefit IT

    Posted September 20, 2013 - 9:59 am

    Devops is about getting the people responsible for creating applications to work more closely with the people who maintain apps in production. The goal? Faster delivery, better quality apps.
  • 5 bad signs for Apple's iPhone 5s fingerprint scanner

    Posted September 17, 2013 - 11:48 am

    When Apple announced its new iPhone 5s last week, the fingerprint scanning technology, called Touch ID, stood out as one of the most notable additions. The benefits are easy enough to identify – iPhone users will no longer need to repeatedly type in an annoying security PIN code to unlock their phones or download apps or media from iTunes.
  • Can BYOD lift the IT support burden?

    Posted September 16, 2013 - 4:50 pm

    IT will benefit from BYOD if it has clear policies that limit its involvement in support. (Insider; registration required)
  • The best laptops, convertibles, and Ultrabooks for Windows 8

    Posted September 16, 2013 - 11:38 am

    From classic clamshell notebooks to next-gen touch hybrids, see how HP, Dell, Samsung, Lenovo, and Acer stack up.
  • Mobility in the enterprise: Who should hold the hot potato?

    Posted September 12, 2013 - 12:51 pm

    Bringing mobility to the enterprise is like wrestling with an octopus. Here's how Electronic Arts, Case Western University and Needham Bank are taming the beast.
  • IT Resume Makeover: How to showcase your strengths

    Posted September 9, 2013 - 10:52 am

    Your resume needs to be more than a description of the roles you previously held. It needs to tell the story of you. Learn what it takes to showcase the skills that will get you hired.
  • Using private clouds for all the right reasons

    Posted September 9, 2013 - 12:00 am

    Here's why some customers are adopting the technology -- and what they're doing.
  • 6 tips for finding mobile app talent

    Posted September 4, 2013 - 3:13 pm

    To understand what's hot in the IT job market today, just ask yourself a simple question: When is the last time you checked your mobile device or used the mobile Web?
  • Speech recognition: Gimmick or good enough?

    Posted August 22, 2013 - 3:40 pm

    While some consider speech recognition a gimmick, the smartphone industry continues to develop it.
  • How analytics tools measure a corporate turnaround

    Posted August 22, 2013 - 3:14 pm

    SAP's HANA database and other tools power an executive dashboard at struggling medical device maker Boston Scientific.
  • 4G: The new enterprise network

    Posted August 22, 2013 - 2:46 pm

    Why three companies chose 4G and what they're doing with it.
  • VMware CEO talks software-defined data centers, OpenStack and dueling Amazon

    Posted August 15, 2013 - 4:13 pm

    As a top executive at Intel and EMC, Pat Gelsinger helped build the data centers of today. Now, as CEO of VMware, he's promising to deliver the data centers of tomorrow. In this installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, Gelsinger spoke with Chief Content Officer John Gallant and Network World Senior Writer Brandon Butler about what he's accomplished one year into his tenure, and why the company is uniquely positioned to deliver on the vision of software-defined data centers. Gelsinger detailed the company's plans for its upcoming infrastructure-as-a-service offerings and how it will out-duel early leader Amazon in that market. He also discussed VMware's plans to simplify mobility and explained how, rather than threatening the company, OpenStack is widening VMware's market. (Oh, one other thing about OpenStack: He doesn't see it gaining traction in the enterprise.) Gelsinger also shared thoughts on VMware's competitors and discussed how he'll work with former VMware CEO Paul Maritz's new Pivotal spin off.
  • Working vacations are an IT mainstay

    Posted August 12, 2013 - 4:05 pm

    IT executives explain why they keep tabs on work email and phone messages when they're supposed to be relaxing.
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