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14 big data certifications that will pay off

Data scientists and data analysts as well as engineers and developers with the skills to work with big data technologies are in demand and well-compensated. Want an extra edge looking for your next job? Get big data certified.

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How to pick the best project management methodology for success

Choosing the right project management methodology for the job is essential. Our guide to evaluating project management methodologies will ensure you pick the perfect fit for your next project.

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Top storage certifications for IT pros

Storage industry certifications that help demonstrate technical competency and boost qualifications for a better job.

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Hiring in the age of dispersed technology spending

The tech hiring landscape is shifting now that line-of-business units command their share of technology spending. The result is a rise in hybrid positions that combine business and IT skills — and a need for a new approach to filling...

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How to write an information security architect job description

A good information security architect straddles the business and technical worlds. Writing a solid, clear job description ensures that both sides understand the role.

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ServiceMaster goes digital to stave off Amazon.com

The home service giant has tapped digital dispatching to connect technicians with homeowners and has embraced agile as part of a broad digital transformation to deliver software faster.

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7 hot IT outsourcing trends — and 7 going cold

The days of low-cost commodity services are waning, as IT organizations seek stronger strategic partnerships with IT outsourcing providers in the era of digital transformation.

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Four ways to use open data sources to find cybersecurity candidates

Publicly available data from government and other sources can help you find the right security talent.

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How to create an effective business continuity plan

A business continuity plan outlines procedures and instructions an organization must follow in the face of disaster, whether fire, flood or cyberattack. Here's how to create one that gives your business the best chance of surviving...

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Six entry-level cybersecurity job seeker failings

More cybersecurity job openings mean more entry-level candidates are entering the market. These are the common mistakes they make when apply and interviewing for an opening.

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Interview: Sara Spivey, CMO, Bazaarvoice

Sara Spivey, Chief Marketing Officer of Bazaarvoice, discusses how Bazaarvoice uses segmentation to reach the right audience, the importance of data in delivering personalized customer experiences and why face-to-face events are still...

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Interview: Lauren Flaherty, EVP & CMO, CA Technologies

Lauren Flaherty, EVP and CMO of CA Technologies, discusses the changing role of the CMO, the importance of mapping the buyer journey, launching CA's Modern Software Factory and reaching the right tech buyers and decision-makers.

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CIOs step into strategic role as tech buying moves out of IT

Non-IT line of business leaders are increasingly taking over the technology purchasing responsibility that has traditionally belonged to CIOs, but one industry expert argues this shift represents an opportunity for CIOs.

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What IT workloads say about your true priorities

A study of IT decision makers from Spiceworks reveals that IT workers are spending too much time on maintenance, leaving little time for innovation, especially around security.

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Look beyond job boards to fill cybersecurity jobs

The cybersecurity staffing shortage is reaching crisis proportions, and companies are looking beyond the traditional channels of job boards and headhunters to find and hire new talent. Here are some of the unconventional ways...

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The most valuable cloud computing certifications today

Looking for an edge in today’s IT job marketplace? Benchmark your cloud computing knowledge and skills with one — or more — of these highly regarded cloud computing certifications.

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What’s a workforce marketplace? How work will get done in the future

Companies are moving from hierarchical models with defined job roles to labor platforms that allow opportunities for people to work on different things and in different ways.

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How new IT operating models stave off digital disruption

These CIOs have disrupted their IT departments to stay ahead of digital changes driving their respective industries. Here is how they did it.

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