Sandra Gittlen

Contributing Writer

Sandra Gittlen is a freelance writer and editor in the greater Boston area. She covers a range of topics, including technology, business, healthcare, financial and lifestyle.

How network pros acquire skills for SDN, programmable networks

How to staff the hybrid cloud

How to staff the hybrid cloud

IT leaders share their advice for getting network and infrastructure teams ready for hybrid cloud environments.

Is Cisco's CCIE certificate relevant anymore?

Is Cisco's CCIE certificate relevant anymore?

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.

Disaster recovery as a service: Options grow to fit needs

Disaster recovery as a service: Options grow to fit needs

If enterprises have defined their disaster-recovery needs and validated vendor capabilities, DRaaS can make it easier to weather service outages.

SD-WAN: The inside scoop from real-world deployments

SD-WAN: The inside scoop from real-world deployments

Enterprise network pros share SD-WAN best practices and lessons learned.

Social intelligence: How to mine social media for business results

Social intelligence: How to mine social media for business results

By blending automation and expertise, a strong social intelligence strategy can transform social media data into actionable insights — and help shape your company’s products, advertising and customer experience.

Q&A: DisruptDC co-founder sees the need for a government/tech nexus

Q&A: DisruptDC co-founder sees the need for a government/tech nexus

Sarah Bonk, who spent more than 14 years at Apple, helped launch a nonprofit alliance of business leaders looking to tech for ways to improve government and elections.

Cloud vs. on-premises: Finding the right balance

Cloud vs. on-premises: Finding the right balance

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.

9 things your service provider wants you to know

9 things your service provider wants you to know

Enterprise IT can avoid some of the pitfalls in these tricky relationships by heeding advice from the providers themselves.

6 colleges turning out open source talent

6 colleges turning out open source talent

Most IT departments have project roadmaps that will require open-source skills, but finding recent college grads with open source talent can be challenging.

Technology that predicts your next security fail

Technology that predicts your next security fail

There's both art and science to predictive analytics in a security setting, early adopters say.

Revamping your insider threat program

Companies including MITRE are looking at privileged access and how to better lock it down -- without stopping employees from doing their jobs.

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