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Trouble Finding Qualified Techies? Retrain the Ones You've Got

IT hiring managers struggling to fill skill gaps may be overlooking a natural source of talent: their existing employees who can be strategically trained in hard-to-find skill sets. As the complexity of in-demand technical skills increases, the size of the available applicant pool shrinks...
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4-Phase Approach for Taking Over Large, Messy IT Systems

Everyone loves building shiny, new systems using the latest technologies and especially the most modern DevOps tools. But that's not the reality for lots of operations teams, especially those running larger systems with millions of users and old, complex infrastructure. It's even worse for teams...
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How to Give IT Project Estimates—And When Not to Estimate at All

Everyone wants to know how long a project will take. Here’s how to provide managers with a prediction that’s both accurate and imprecise, using cycle time and counting stories, along with advice on when to avoid estimation altogether. Estimation is work, too. Many teams account for estimation in...
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8 Unusual IT Interview Questions and Approaches: CIOs Share

We asked IT and business leaders to share their tips for bringing out these and other key  qualities during interviews. Read on for their unique and interesting interview questions and strategies – and what the responses help them discern about candidates. And if you’re a job seeker: Learn and get...
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The Forgotten Secret to DevOps Success: Measurement

The enterprise DevOps market is shaping up to be one of the fastest growing markets in technology. According to Gartner it reached $2.3 Billion in 2015, up 21% over 2014. As companies invest more in digital transformation to stay relevant, the need to build their own software to drive growth is...
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Operationalizing Cybersecurity

Operationalizing, or implementing, cybersecurity is an ongoing effort that continually evolves and grows.  Just like organizations can’t achieve safety; they cannot achieve cybersecurity.  Therefore, having a well-defined organizational cybersecurity strategy is essential in keeping organizational...
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How To Move Into a Cloud Career from Traditional IT

There is a great deal of interest from those with traditional IT skills—such as enterprise architects, developers, and networking engineers—to steer themselves into a cloud computing career that will not only provide job protection, but pay better as well. However, the path to cloud computing...
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Cyber Security Comes Down to Culture, Say Dutch Security Experts

IT security can no longer be seen as just a technical matter. People, education and management matter too, but culture is the overarching and binding element, says security executive at Dutch bank. IT is pervasive and for modern life seemingly inescapable. But on closer inspection, IT is quite...
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What Is IT Culture? Today's Leaders Need to Know

"Culture" is a pretty ambiguous word. Sure, reams of social science research explore exactly what exactly "culture" is, but to the average Joe and Josephine the word really means something different than it does to academics. In most scenarios, "culture" seems to map more closely to something like...
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DevNet Create 2017

DevNet Create is a developer conference bringing together a community of application developers, infrastructure and DevOps engineers, and IT Pros who want to define and build modern applications built on a programmable infrastructure. DevNet Create 2017 is sponsored by Cisco DevNet.  Learn more
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