What is XaaS? A way to inject agility into your digital business

What is XaaS? Cloud computing has gone mainstream, with most enterprises adopting  infrastructure as a service (IaaS), software as a service (SaaS) or platform as a service (PaaS) as part of their IT portfolios. But cloud services have also broadened to include offerings such as desktop as a service (DaaS), storage as a service (STaaS), containers as a service (CaaS) and more. Enter the everything as a service (XaaS) era,…

September 25, 2018
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CIO resumes: 6 best practices and 4 strong examples

Conflicting advice on how to write a strong resume abounds — and when you’re targeting a CIO position, there’s even more to consider. At the executive level, a well-crafted career story is essential. This requires a honed ability to highlight and emphasize your experience, accomplishments and achievements. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) Source: http://www.cio.com

September 25, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: IT outsourcing agreements: 3 details many negotiations forget

It is not hard to come across a blog or article that covers the “must haves” or “gotchas” in an IT outsourcing agreement and, for the most part, there are some good takeaways from them.  When looking to structure an IT outsourcing relationship with a chosen provider and seeing the issues that come up throughout that endeavor, it is important to raise three areas that don’t get as much coverage…

September 24, 2018
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BrandPost: A No-Nonsense Guide to Deploying Containerized Apps

If you’re in the early stages of container adoption, you’re probably asking yourself questions such as: How do I know what my virtual private servers are up to? How do I decide which container system to use, and, once I’ve done that, how do I distribute it to an unknown number of servers running at unknown IP addresses? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a guidebook? We thought so. Our…

September 24, 2018
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BrandPost: Gnanavelkandan Kathirvel, Director Member Technical Staff, AT&T, Board of Directors at OpenStack, TSC Chair of Akraino Edge Stack

As cloud services continue to evolve, they are moving to the network edge. This architectural shift can help reduce latency, increase reliability and even reduce costs. Gnanavelkandan Kathirvel of AT&T gave us some of his thoughts on the technological and business benefits of edge computing, and how working with cutting edge open source projects like Akraino Edge Stack, a Linux Foundation project, can drive this architectural shift even further. How…

September 24, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: What’s your digital business model?

The CIOs that I talk to regularly say they believe technology is not the biggest obstacle to crossing the digital chasm. They believe the limiters to success come down to culture, resources, and analog thinking on the part of business leaders. They stress that CEOs need to understand that someone is out there trying to eat their lunch and that their inaction can lead to business obsolescence. Clearly, disruption is…

September 24, 2018
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Your guide to top tech conferences 2018-2019

IBM InterConnect, Code/Media, SXSW, Google Next, Microsoft WPC, Adobe Summit…conferences you may have only dreamed of attending! So many technology conferences, so little time (or money). Maybe you’re looking to stay on top of emerging trends in your industry, or get a read on what your customers are excited about. Perhaps you’re actively networking for customers, vendors or even a new job. Or you might simply be looking to mingle…

September 24, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: The hottest skills for tech contractors

Today, contract workers make up almost 36 percent of the U.S. workforce, according to a recent study of the independent workforce. Hiring contract workers is becoming so common these independent workers will likely outnumber non-freelancers in the U.S. by 2027, if current projections remain accurate.  Given the continuing rise in the number of available contract workers, it’s no surprise the tech industry is looking to utilize this talent group as…

September 24, 2018
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BrandPost: How Do Today’s App Developers Compile, Test, and Deploy?

Intro Continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) is the next logical step in the evolution of software development, packaging, and deployment. It utilizes automation to deploy software changes faster, safer, and more frequently than ever before. Next generation toolkits are now available to implement CI/CD methodology. What’s the earliest build tool you remember using? Tools such as GNU Make, Scons,  and Autoconf date back to the 1990s and beyond. They give many…

September 24, 2018
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Monsanto: Driving digital leadership to elevate the business (and feed the world)

The following interview was conducted prior to Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto. Jim Swanson is now senior vice president/CIO and head of digital transformation at Bayer Crop Science. There are great CIOs out there who, by changing the way their businesses relate to data, technology and the IT org, are strengthening their companies, boosting the bottom line, and even disrupting their industries. And a very few of those IT leaders are…

September 24, 2018
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