• IT resume makeover: Before and after editions

    Posted September 19, 2011 - 3:16 pm

    Second in the series of's resume makeovers, certified professional resume writer Jennifer Hay revamps the IT resume of Don Bernal, a data warehousing and business intelligence professional who's been out of the IT industry for four years. Here's an inside look at how Hay addresses the gap in Bernal's employment history and at the before-and-after versions of his resume.
  • Android: An expert guide

    Posted September 14, 2011 - 7:04 pm

    Google’s Android platform in a short time has become a force to be reckoned with in the smartphone world, and its success raises all sorts of questions for IT professionals.
  • Wanted: BI stars

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 11:57 am

    Many businesses are looking to train or hire BI specialists who will be able to cull valuable insights from vast amounts of data. But some are finding that recruiting people with the right mix of IT and business skills is difficult, as is training in-house staffers to take on the role of BI specialist.
  • Why big data is a big deal

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    Like 'the cloud,' the concept of 'big data' is the subject of a lot of hype and means different things to different people. Here's what it really means, who's really doing it, and what it could mean for the future of data mining.
  • How the Cloud Can Turn Toxic

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 12:51 pm

    Technology attorney Matthew Karlyn tells CIOs how to avoid poisonous cloud contracts
  • IT looks for new tools to exploit 'big data'

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 12:31 pm

    Companies want to mine terabytes of user- and machine-generated data to glean details about their customers
  • How smartphones impair decision-making

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 12:20 pm

    You can't use a smartphone for everything
  • Avoid downtime with Storage vMotion

    Posted August 30, 2011 - 4:52 pm

    Storage vMotion is often derided as an unnecessary feature you'll never need -- don't believe that for a second
  • Free high availability: Create a XenServer virtualization cluster

    Posted August 29, 2011 - 1:12 pm

    With the free Citrix XenServer virtualization platform, it's easy to create a highly available virtual server cluster; here's how
  • Mobile management: The expert guide

    Posted August 29, 2011 - 12:28 pm

    iPhones, BlackBerrys, Androids -- learn how to secure whatever smartphones your employees have (and iPads, too)
  • Why you should stage a data-loss fire drill

    Posted August 29, 2011 - 12:13 pm

    Today's businesses breathe data like air. Have you really thought about what would happen if the lights went out and your data went away?
  • The greatest IT stories never told

    Posted August 25, 2011 - 6:15 pm

    Two real-life IT misadventures defy belief -- and offer food for thought on how the whole mess might have been avoided
  • What the converged data center really means

    Posted August 25, 2011 - 4:41 pm

    A big step in the relentless march toward data center efficiency, network convergence will shake up traditional IT roles
  • Beyond virtualization in the private cloud

    Posted August 23, 2011 - 1:49 pm

    More than automation combined with virtualization, the private cloud can tap into enormous efficiencies in network and storage layers
  • Gaming and the enterprise: Managing the risks

    Posted August 22, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    Game mechanics can help change the behavior of both employees and customers in beneficial ways. Just make sure to manage the risks effectively.
  • What place does ethics have in the tech industry?

    Posted August 22, 2011 - 1:01 pm

    Microsoft's pending deal to have Bing power English-language search for the Chinese search engine Baidu puts Microsoft in a cozy relationship with Chinese government censors. Is this simply the right thing to do for stockholders, or an immoral commercial arrangement that violates universal human rights?
  • Cloud security fears are overblown, says U.S. CIO

    Posted August 22, 2011 - 12:00 pm

    Kundra contends that security concerns are exaggerated in part to discourage competition.
  • 5 legal gotchas in the cloud

    Posted August 10, 2011 - 3:30 pm

    Don't sign a cloud computing contract until you consider five areas that are fraught with risk in the cloud. The red flags include not only data security and privacy, but also e-discovery, search warrants and jurisdictional issues.
  • Government agencies make move to desktop virtualization

    Posted August 9, 2011 - 12:06 pm

    These government agencies are reaping the early benefits of moving to desktop virtualization.
  • Top Tech Vendors Renew Cloud Push

    Posted August 8, 2011 - 2:30 pm

    As the market for cloud services grows, big enterprise IT vendors are moving swiftly to develop cloud offerings that can attract the attention of large enterprises that have so far been slow to embrace the technology.
  • Facebook reveals its data center secrets

    Posted August 4, 2011 - 4:45 pm

    Facebook is sharing some of the secrets that help make the custom-built servers and power systems in its Prineville, Ore., data center among the most efficient in the world.
  • Virtualization leaps to applications, mobile devices and databases

    Posted August 4, 2011 - 4:34 pm

    How the technology is making the jump from the server realm into the application, mobile and database worlds.
  • Setting the pace for growth with innovative IT

    Posted August 2, 2011 - 1:14 pm

    The 2011 CIO 100 winners show how IT can become an integral and powerful force for executing strategies for business growth.
  • Is nearshoring the new IT outsourcing?

    Posted August 1, 2011 - 12:29 pm

    Offshore IT outsourcing has over-promised and under-delivered, but now some businesses are beginning to evaluate alternatives
  • Microsoft patching: Still painful after all these years

    Posted July 31, 2011 - 10:05 pm

    The spring of 2011 has seen some of the largest Microsoft Patch Tuesdays ever. In April, Microsoft tied its all-time record with 17 updates that fixed 64 vulnerabilities. In June, the company issued another biggie, with 16 updates that fixed 34 vulnerabilities.

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