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Verizon warns enterprise cloud users of 48-hour shutdown

Directory-as-a-Service lets you extend Active Directory to all those items AD can't support | 15 job titles getting big salary boosts in 2015

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Verizon warns enterprise cloud users of 48-hour shutdown
Verizon is warning users of its new cloud service to brace for a two-day outage late this week. The company confirmed that its new cloud service, Verizon Cloud, will be shut down for maintenance for as long as two days starting at 1 a.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 10. Read More


Advanced Case Management Leadership Guide
A guide that examines how IBM Case Manager offers an extensible platform for enhancing capabilities and protecting investments with additional value-added ECM capabilities from IBM, as well as industry-specific case management applications and best practices from IBM Business Partners. Read Now

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Smart Companies are Migrating their Maintenance Contracts
By refocusing their strategy to maintenance contracts that are independent of OEM policies, companies can maximize their IT budget while managing their infrastructure more efficiently. Read about alternative strategies and debunk IT market myths. View now

Directory-as-a-Service lets you extend Active Directory to all those items AD can't support
Startup JumpCloud was making waves with its server management tools when it occurred to them what they really had was a cloud-based alternative to Active Directory that could address all those resources AD can't reach – like Macs, tablets, Linux servers and smartphones. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with JumpCloud CEO Rajat Bhargava to learn about the effort. Read More

15 job titles getting big salary boosts in 2015
Competition for technical talent is on the rise – and so are salaries. The average starting salary for new IT hires is expected to climb 5.7% in 2015, according to Robert Half Technology. Here are 15 positions with the biggest raise potential. Read More

Former Microsoft chief privacy officer on the cloud conspiracy
Microsoft former chief privacy adviser Caspar Bowden has said for years that he does not trust Microsoft as a company, nor does he trust its software. If a privacy expert who previously worked for Microsoft can't trust the company, should we? Read More

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Top reasons why Citrix Workspace Suite beats VMware
Business mobility is a top priority for most organizations because the benefits of supporting a mobile workforce are very clear: happy employees and greater productivity. Get the facts you need to make the best decisions about business-mobility for your organization. Learn More

Recruiting challenges spur higher salaries, better perks
Skilled job seekers are in an enviable position in the simmering tech industry, as hiring managers compete for talent, boost job offers, and improve on-the-job perks to keep existing employees from looking elsewhere. "It's really the technologists' choice right now. They can be very picky," says Jack Cullen, president of IT staffing and recruiting firm Modis. Read More

AllJoyn IoT platform reaches out to the Internet for remote control
The AllJoyn system for connecting and controlling multiple Internet of Things devices can now reach beyond a home or office. Read More

BlackBerry's IoT plans start close to home: cars, asset tracking
BlackBerry is taking the same approach with its Internet of Things platform, launched Wednesday at International CES, as it is with its handset business: Aim at its core markets. Read More


Making the Case for a Software-Defined Data Center
In this paper, we outline the need for "Software-Driven Control" - the intelligence or "control plane" that can take advantage of new software-defined capabilities. Learn More

How an acute shortage of cyber talent gave rise to 'spooks as a service'
As the list of victims of sophisticated cyber attacks expands, so does the need for high-priced talent to help investigate and recover from those attacks. The latest solution: hosted services offering access to cyber intelligence and incident response to customers who lack it. Read More

Big smartwatch push at CES anticipates Apple's entry later in 2015
At International CES this week, more than 500 vendors are showing off wearable computing gear of some flavor or other. Read More

6 IT workforce predictions for 2015
2015 promises to be a banner year for IT workers as the unemployment rate continues to plummet, salaries increase and organizations double down on retention and engagement strategies. asked experts to predict the biggest trends, technology and strategies that will make an impact on hiring and recruiting in 2015. Read More


The "Future" is now (well, in October)

15 things Back to the Future II got right (and horribly wrong).


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