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The Most Important IT Conference: A Technologist's View
Tom Hollingsworth, Commentary
In an industry inundated with events focused on a single vendor or technology, Interop stands out for its independence, breadth, and stellar speakers.
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12 Must-See Presentations At Interop Las Vegas
Network Computing Editors,
This year's Interop conference is jam-packed with learning opportunities. Here are a dozen educational sessions you won't want to miss.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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How DevOps Helps Networks Scale
Lori MacVittie, Commentary
Enterprise networks are collapsing under increased application demands. DevOps principles and practices can lighten the load.
By Lori MacVittie ,
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Networking Survival Guide: 8 Essential Rules
Leon Adato, Head Geek, SolarWinds
The enterprise network isn't getting any simpler, but following these important guidelines will help IT pros implement, maintain, and improve even the most complex networking environment.
By Leon Adato Head Geek, SolarWinds,
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Don't Be Afraid Of DevOps
Network Computing Editors, Commentary
DevOps pioneer John Willis explains why the networking industry needs to adopt DevOps, and how networking professionals can benefit in the big picture.
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Security Breaches Keep Network Teams Busy
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Network Instruments study shows that network engineers are spending more of their day responding to breaches and deploying security controls.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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SDN & The Evolution Of Network Automation
Network Computing Editors, Commentary
Jeremy Schulman explains how organizations can ease into network automation, and why this is an opportunity for networking pros to seize the reins of IT.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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4 IT Job Resume & Interview Pitfalls To Avoid
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical LeadCommentary
Don't sabotage your job search by loading up your resume with jargon, fixating on old experience, or going overboard with certifications.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead,
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Get Off My Lawn, Hipster Admins!
Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek & Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWindsCommentary
As an IT manager, there's a delicate balance between fostering realistic technology innovation and acting like an out-of-touch grouch.
By Patrick Hubbard Head Geek & Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds,
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IT Job Search: Talent Shortage Or Discrimination?
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Complaints of IT staffing shortages by hiring organizations puzzle IT pros who are looking for work. Experts cite some factors behind the disconnect.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Network Engineers: Don't Fear The Code
Lori MacVittie, Commentary
The DevOps focus on automation and coding is pushing its way into networks, making network engineers uneasy about learning new skills. But a closer look at the trend shows it's more about the scripting they already do.
By Lori MacVittie ,
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Wireless Engineer Career Resources: Break In Or Brush Up
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical LeadCommentary
Thinking of a career in WiFi? We outline some resources to break into the field or brush up on skills, if you’re a seasoned wireless LAN professional in need of a refresher.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead,
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Be My Valentine: 8 Ways IT Pros Feel the Love From End Users
Network Computing Editors,
Just in time for Valentine's Day, IT professionals share their stories of end users' expressions of gratitude. As it turns out, IT pros get a lot of love.
By SolarWinds Thwack Community ,
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STEM Careers: Tackling The Gender Gap
Liesha Lobo, Delivery Lead at Thomsons Online BenefitsCommentary
In order to get more women in STEM, schools need to step up with curriculum opportunities and IT companies need to build workforce diversity.
By Liesha Lobo Delivery Lead at Thomsons Online Benefits,
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2015 IT Jobs Outlook: IT Pros In Demand
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
CompTIA survey shows IT executives want to hire more workers this year, but will face challenges in meeting their technical hiring goals.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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8 Free Online Networking Classes
Crystal Bedell, freelance writer
If you're looking to expand your networking skills, these courses offer instruction on SDN, cloud networking, network optimization, and other topics for free. What's better than that?
By Crystal Bedell freelance writer,
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Programming Languages And The Lord Of The Rings
Network Computing Editors,
Is there one code to rule them all? Today's IT jobs demand programming skills, but it can be tough to predict the specific languages you may need. Let The Lord of the Rings be your guide.
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Beware IT's Villain: The 'Complexifier'
Azmi Jafarey, Network Computing AuthorCommentary
Individuals who focus on complicating things can derail IT projects. Here's what to watch out for and how to deflect their negative effect.
By Azmi Jafarey Network Computing Author,
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Holiday Downtime Elusive For IT Pros
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Many network managers and sysadmins will toil away during the holiday season dealing with remote access issues and other problems, an Ipswitch survey finds.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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2015's Most Ridiculous Tech Predictions
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
When you've had your fill of technology predictions for 2015, take one more moment to deride the most obvious and least noteworthy of the bunch.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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