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  • business technologist

    A business technologist is an IT (information technology) professional with a combination of broad general knowledge of technology along with an understanding of non-technical aspects of a business, including corporate and competitive strategies, marketing and finances. Continue Reading

  • The future of IoT is unwritten

    The internet of things has tremendous potential, affecting everything from everyday life to manufacturing to cities. However, the future of IoT is largely unwritten. Continue Reading

  • Charting the rise of container-based virtualization

    A recent Docker survey indicates that containers are growing increasingly popular, in large part due to new security tools such as Docker Security Scanning. Continue Reading

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  • Cloud and Oracle Engineered Systems push changes in IT

    Oracle's investments in the cloud and its Oracle Engineered Systems are changing the landscape of IT. IOUG President Maria Anderson talks about turning a challenge into an opportunity. Continue Reading

  • Cloud computing employment trends shift from generalists to specialists

    Preparing to enter the cloud computing job market is tough, especially with DevOps, serverless computing and other trends. The SearchCloudComputing Advisory Board points you in the right direction. Continue Reading

  • Stand-alone servers are alone no more

    Hyper-converged infrastructure has shaken up the server market, and stand-alone servers are certainly on "Treacherous Ground." The stand-alone server has been replaced by integrated appliances faster than it took you to read this sentence. And recent trends show that more bundling and integration is the future of data center hardware.

    But life isn't always difficult for IT pros, as these pre-validated appliances reduce time to deployment and offer a one-throat-to-choke support paradigm. But their jobs aren't exactly peachy. Hyper-converged infrastructure sets a new standard for speed and agility. In the age of self-service clouds, being a GUI-based admin responding to one-off user requests is no longer enough.

    The data center is changing. Don't wake up and realize you spent the time and effort to refresh your hardware -- but not your skills.

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