Changing networks require changing skills. Learn how some IT pros are developing network programming skills to navigate the shift to software-defined networking (SDN) and respond to the increasing complexity of IT infrastructure management.
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IT leaders share their advice for getting network and infrastructure teams ready for hybrid cloud environments.
CCIE relevancy: Is Cisco's venerable network certification on top of programmability, automation trends?
The Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIE) certification is a career pinnacle for many network professionals. But not everyone thinks it's worth the investment in time and money.
If enterprises have defined their disaster recovery needs and validated vendor capabilities, DRaaS can make it easier to weather service outages
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When it comes to shutting down out-of-date, risky or unnecessary applications, James Gordon, vice president of technology and operations at Needham Bank, doesn't mess around.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.