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Beyond The Big 2: 10 Benefits Of Alternate IaaS Providers
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
If you're looking at infrastructure-as-a-service options, you're already aware Gartner has declared Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure as the Big 2 in the market. And, in many cases, they're all you'll need. But sometimes, your unique business requirements will make an alternate IaaS provider a better fit for your organization. Here, we outline 10 benefits to help you decide what's right for your needs.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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TransUnion's Tech Overhaul Reaps Cultural Rewards
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
In the process of transforming its brand and its technology infrastructure, TransUnion has found itself attracting top-notch IT talent normally repelled by the idea of working for a stuffy financial institution. Here's how they did it.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director,
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How Intelligent Data Analysis Can Transform IT Security: Podcast
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Welcome to the first episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice, a new podcast series featuring interviews with top IT executives, managers, and technology experts. In this episode, we speak with Stuart Clarke, chief technical officer for cybersecurity at Nuix, about the impact intelligent data analysis can have on data security.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility,
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SWIFT Ignored Lax Security In Smaller Member Banks, Say Officials
Dark Reading Staff,
Former and current SWIFT managers admit security of customer terminals was not addressed, says Reuters report.
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Cisco Laying Off Upwards Of 14,000 Workers: Report
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
The networking giant is reportedly planning to cut nearly 20% of its global workforce, as it shifts from a hardware maker to one with a greater focus on software.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor,
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Blockchain Builder Brings Protocol To CryptoCurrency Initiative
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Chain, a San Francisco blockchain company, has joined the Initiative for CryptoCurrency & Contracts. With its membership, the firm brings a blockchain protocol to the party.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud,
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13 Ways Machine Learning Can Steer You Wrong
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to your decision-making can help your business stay competitive. But a lot can go wrong along the way. Without the proper checks and balances, machine learning efforts can spiral out of control, exposing your organization to risks. Here are 13 pitfalls to avoid.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer,
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10 Ways To Doom Your Next Mobile App
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
There are many ways to mess up mobile app development. These 10 will get you to #fail the fastest.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content,
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4 Ways Company Culture Can Secure Top Tech Talent
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
University researchers examined employee reviews on IT job search site Glasssdoor to identify the corporate cultures most likely to attract top tech talent and improve bottom line results.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor,
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10 Cool Machine Learning Startups To Watch
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Machine learning is technology that trains software so developers don't have to code it by hand. The number of new companies in the category has grown exponentially over the past few years. Here are 10 machine learning startups worth a closer look.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,
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9 Enterprise Mobility Management Tools For IT Pros
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Choosing the right EMM suite requires IT organizations to understand their needs and the capabilities of the various options. These nine options were featured in Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites. They serve as a starting point to help you find the right tools for your IT needs.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility,
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10 Ways Bots Can Improve Your Business Processes
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Businesses use bots to engage with customers, online and via social media, because they're a cost-effective way to respond instantly to simple queries. As the technology improves, bots are finding their way into more use-cases where human judgment and effort were traditionally required. Are bots right for your business? Here are 10 examples to help you decide.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer,
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How Data Visualization Can Improve Your Workspace
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
JLL, a professional services and investment management company specializing in real estate, is turning to data visualization to help improve the way its clients work. The company's CIO for corporate solutions tells us the story behind the firm's new analytics platform.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,
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8 Ways To Fail At DevOps
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
There are plenty of places in the DevOps process where an organization can run aground on rocky shoals of woe. Here, we highlight eight points of DevOps failure. Hint: None of these involve technology.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content,
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9 Tips For Hiring Data Science Talent
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Data scientists are the new corporate rock stars. Companies in all industries know they need a strong bench of data science talent to have any hope of becoming the next Uber or Netflix. With more demand than supply, here's what you need to know about recruiting the best and brightest.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,
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7 Cool Data Center Innovations
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
We've identified seven key innovations being integrated into data centers to further expand capabilities -- or to provide vastly improved efficiencies in terms of energy consumption. Here's what you need to know.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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Windows 10 Provides Little Incentive For IT To Upgrade
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
An Adaptiva survey finds businesses of all sizes are slowly migrating to Windows 10, but the update isn't adding any particular degree of urgency. The survey also found that while many IT professionals like some of the features, moving to the OS isn't a priority.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer,
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3 Tips For Playing Nice With Your CMO
Matt Preschern, Executive VP & CMO, HCL Technologies
In his role as EVP and Chief Marketing Officer at HCL Technologies, Matt Preschern knew he needed to collaborate with his CIO in order to move forward a big customer engagement project. Here, he shares how they did it, and provides three steps any IT leader can use to form a productive bond with his or her company's CIO.
By Matt Preschern Executive VP & CMO, HCL Technologies,
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iPhone, iPad Sales Continue To Slow, Apple's Earnings Drop
Eric Zeman,
Despite ongoing declines in iPhone and iPad sales, Apple CEO Tim Cook says he remains hopeful, and states that the company continues to invest significantly in R&D.
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12 Types Of Data IT Can't Afford To Overlook
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Regardless of how much data your company has -- and how much your business leaders are asking for -- you're likely missing some hidden gems. Here are 12 examples of what you might be overlooking, and why it matters to IT professionals, and to your business at large.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer,
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