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Top 125 Vendors To Watch
InformationWeek Staff,
InformationWeek and its sister publications Dark Reading and Network Computing have teamed up to bring you a roundup of the hottest vendors in cloud, data management, DevOps, infrastructure, and security. The 125 vendors you'll find here range from established players making strides in their markets to newcomers setting the stage for the future.
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25 Cloud Vendors Worth Watching
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Cloud services are firmly established in the fabric of IT staff operations as necessary and growing ingredients of enterprise computing. No matter your business model or industry vertical, chances are that you've already made strides into the cloud and are looking at additional resources. With that in mind, we offer a roundup of 25 options to consider in your cloud ecosystem -- including cloud services for public, private, and hybrid options, as well as management and monitoring tools.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud,
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InformationWeek 2016 Salary Survey: 10 Best-Paying IT Jobs
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
Median base annual salary for IT workers was flat this year, according to the results of the InformationWeek 2016 US IT Salary Survey. Still, certain roles -- including architect, project leader, and security specialist -- are commanding much higher median salaries than other roles. See if you're in one of the 10 best-paying IT staff positions -- and how your total compensation stacks up.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director,
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3 Ways CIOs Can Take The Pain Out Of Digitization
Andrew Horne, IT Practice Leader, CEB
When Andrew Horne, IT practice leader at consulting firm CEB, talks with IT professionals about digitization, the term itself is often greeted with eye rolling. But it's a buzzword business leaders are excited about. Horne shares his insights on how CIOs and other IT leaders can help define it in concrete terms -- and move the business forward in the process.
By Andrew Horne IT Practice Leader, CEB,
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How FinTech Disruptors Are Rewriting The Rules
Jim Nash,
Blockchain, smart contracts, and predictive analytics are among the financial service technologies reshaping the ways transactions are conducted and customers are served. With a rash of startups threatening to disrupt legacy operations, organizations of all sizes are turning to the latest technologies to improve their offerings.
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Do You Really Have Big Data, Or Just Too Much Data?
Brian Lee, Practice Leader, CEB
Brian Lee, a practice leader in CEB’s compliance and legal practice, keeps a keen eye on the information overload happening at enterprises. Here he provides insight into the dangers of collecting data for its own sake, and offers six questions IT professionals can start asking to create a sensible data retention strategy.
By Brian Lee Practice Leader, CEB,
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What Does It Take To Be A Real IT Leader?
Elliot Luber, Assistant Professor of Business Management & Leadership, SUNY
Elliot Luber is a visiting assistant professor of business, management, and leadership at SUNY Empire State College's School for Graduate Studies. Here, he shares his views on what it means to achieve true leadership in IT by balancing the transformational and the transactional.
By Elliot Luber Assistant Professor of Business Management & Leadership, SUNY,
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3 Tips For Successful IT Talent Retention
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
Recruiting and hiring new IT employees is expensive and time consuming. Once you've gone through all that effort and cost, do you really want to see your top talent walk out the door? If not, you'll want to review the tactics CIOs use most often to attract and retain talent.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor,
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9 Ways IT Can Ruin Its Relationship With The Business
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
Aligning IT and business units sounds fantastic in theory. But when the rubber meets the road, IT leaders face unique challenges as they strive to engage and collaborate with business-side colleagues. InformationWeek surveyed 100 IT leaders about their biggest mistakes. Here's what they revealed about the ever-evolving relationship between business and IT.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director,
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Why I Banned Non-Compete Clauses From Our Hiring Practices
Jordan Cram, CEO, Enstoa
Like so many tech company founders, Jordan Cram, CEO of Enstoa, thought including non-compete clauses in employee contracts was a way to protect his company. Here, he tells us what led him to reconsider the conventional wisdom and do away with non-compete clauses altogether, and how his company has benefited as a result.
By Jordan Cram CEO, Enstoa,
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Are IT Professionals Too Good At Math?
Elliot Luber, Assistant Professor of Business Management & Leadership, SUNY
Elliot Luber is a visiting assistant professor of Business, Management and Leadership at SUNY Empire State College's School for Graduate Studies. Here, he shares his guidance on how to leave the comfort zone of "Math Land" and apply your skills to solving real business challenges.
By Elliot Luber Assistant Professor of Business Management & Leadership, SUNY,
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IT Salary Outlook 2017: Starting Pay On The Rise
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
Starting salaries for IT professionals are expected to rise an average of 3.8% in 2017 compared with 2016. Find out which IT jobs are projected to see the greatest salary increases next year.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor,
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Analytics-Driven Innovation: Where Does IT Fit?
Sharad Sachdev, Managing Director, Accenture Analytics, Innovation Lead
Sharad Sachdev, managing director and innovation lead at Accenture Analytics, tells us how to encourage an analytics-driven culture of innovation, and how you, as an IT professional, can make the most of the tools at your disposal.
By Sharad Sachdev Managing Director, Accenture Analytics, Innovation Lead,
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Baton Rouge Flood Map: Using IT Know-How In Emergency Situations
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
The Department of Information Services in Baton Rouge used geographic information systems and data from 911 calls, search-and-rescue efforts, and more to create a map visualization of the impact of recent floods in the region. The story is a prime example of how IT professionals can put their knowledge to work in emergency situations.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,
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11 Ways IT Professionals Can Make Sense of IoT Data
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
IoT devices are entering the workplace in all shapes and sizes, from workers wearing smartwatches to industrial sensors such as soil monitors. The data pouring in may be so overwhelming it's unclear what should be done with it, why, and what the risks might be. Here are a few ways to navigate the maze.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer,
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5 IT Talent, Staffing Fails To Avoid 
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
When InformationWeek surveyed 100 IT leaders about their greatest mistakes, talent and staffing were among the many issues we heard about. Here, we focus on five of the biggest mistakes made in this category—and offer some advice on how you can learn from the pain of your peers.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director,
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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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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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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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