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3 ways to advance your IT career, and 3 ways to undermine it

This is a glass-half-empty, glass-half-full sort of blog post — featuring three suggestions for how you can get your IT career to the next level and three warning signs that your career is dead in the water. Let’s start with the good stuff, from CIO contributor Paul Heltzel, who compiled a list of 15 things […]

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In security, it’s usually the basic stuff that gets you — like passwords

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5G is coming, but the cloud is not going away (yet)

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When your cloud migration plans should move away from ‘lift and shift’

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Bridging the gap between AWS Lambda and other clouds: TriggerMesh

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Business is changing fast. Companies are looking to rapidly scale their digital efforts, drawing strength from new digital service platforms and deeper integration of enterprise processes. Leaders … [Continue Reading]

Find real business insights with a data processing pipeline approach

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Financial services are embracing multi-cloud

Multi-clouds -- environments made up of multiple public and private clouds typically used for different purposes -- may well be the cloud of choice for banks. That's according to an independent report … [Continue Reading]

Five cutting edge technologies available to SMBs through cloud-automated IT

As SaaS applications have come of age, adopting newer technologies has become easier for smaller organizations. However, the subsequent challenge of supporting these technology components remains for … [Continue Reading]

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In general, chat adoption rates are still not as strong as clients would like. Those who simply built a chat option with the expectation that users would adopt it by themselves are seeing between 7% … [Continue Reading]

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5 questions to ask before migrating Windows and SQL Server 2008 to the cloud

Most midsized companies have relied on Windows and SQL Server 2008 for the past decade to run essential business applications. Now that these long-trusted products are coming to end-of-life (EOL) … [Continue Reading]

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