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Stories by Sandra Gittlen
For some IT shops, security is the gating factor for which apps go into the cloud. Others are all-in for the cloud, and still others don't want much to do with it at all.
Most IT departments have project roadmaps that will require open-source skills, but finding recent college grads with open source talent can be challenging.
There's both art and science to predictive analytics in a security setting, early adopters say.
Companies including MITRE are looking at privileged access and how to better lock it down -- without stopping employees from doing their jobs.
When it comes to shutting down out-of-date, risky or unnecessary applications, James Gordon, vice president of technology and operations at Needham Bank, doesn't mess around.
When Robert Howard first took over as CIO at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga., last year, there was little doubt of his mandate.
Sophisticated marketing initiatives that rely heavily on analytics and back-end systems integration are inspiring IT and marketing pros to collaborate more closely.
Want to promote harmony between marketing and IT? Try these steps.
Big-name companies including General Electric and Best Western are maturing their social marketing programs and integrating social metrics with back-end systems.
From writing dated, irrelevant job descriptions to accepting a less-than-ideal candidate because the work is piling up, classic hiring mistakes are just waiting to trip up managers.
Adding a competitive component to enterprise software improves adoption and real-time decision-making, gamification advocates say.
While gamification - the use of game mechanics within applications - is catching hold, simulations, which mimic real-world scenarios, are still a hot market for organizations.
A year after Oregon's Multnomah County deployed an on-premises portfolio management application, the two IT staffers dedicated to it resigned. Other staff struggled to maintain the specialized server environment. Left with no other option to guarantee support of the mission-critical tool, the county leapt into the cloud.
So you received word that cloud is now a priority for your organization. The challenge is how do you get your team cloud-ready? "The cloud is changing so rapidly there's no book you can buy to get up to speed," says Ross Lambert, software architect and development lead for electricity storage provider Demand Energy Networks.