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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, Chief Information Officer, IpswitchCommentary
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 Chief Information Officer, Ipswitch,
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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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Video: Hacker Stocking Stuffers, Safe Online Shopping Tips
Andrew Conry Murray, Director of Content & Community, InteropCommentary
This Week In 60 Seconds celebrates the holiday season with gift ideas for the hacker in your life, tips on how to shop safely online, and predictions for smart wearables.
By Andrew Conry Murray Director of Content & Community, Interop,
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The Tech Talent Shortage Myth
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill LawNews
IT executives complain about not being able to find enough skilled workers, but they're overlooking the talent that's right around them.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law,
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2015 IT Outlook: Optimism Despite Slower Growth
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingCommentary
Survey shows confidence rising among IT executives even though they don't expect much in the way of budget or hiring increases next year.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Top Colleges For Online Computer Science Degrees
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
New guide ranks US college online programs in computer science and related fields, and provides a neat tool for looking up average IT salaries by location.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Open Source Vs. Proprietary: Time For A New Manifesto
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorNews
Philosophical debates over OpenStack vs. vCloud or OpenDaylight vs. Cisco ACI miss the point. For IT, ideological purity is neither possible nor desirable
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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Cyberspace Expands Threat Matrix
Patience Wait, Commentary
National security experts warn there is no privacy or security any more.
By Patience Wait ,
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Cyber Security Law Vs. Partisan Politics
W. Hord Tipton, Commentary
Cyber security sometimes turns up as a campaign issue, but effective legislation has stalled. It's time for a rational approach to regaining trust in our digital world.
By W. Hord Tipton ,
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Halloween Horror: 5 Help Desk Tales From The Crypt
Network Computing Editors,
Beware these scary, real-life stories from support professionals manning the IT help desk.
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SDN Education: 9 Ways To Learn
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
Wondering how to get up to speed on software-defined networking? Here are some SDN training and certification programs plus other avenues for learning.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Learning Lessons Through Security Struggles
Lawrence Garvin, Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWindsCommentary
Why do we hear of new security breaches so frequently? Make sure your organization follows these best-practices and considers these important questions to protect itself.
By Lawrence Garvin Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds,
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Building Cloud Computing Skills
Bill Kleyman, National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
To succeed in the cloud computing era, IT pros need a wide array of skills. Cloud certifications are one way to acquire these skills, but you also must learn to think like a cloud architect.
By Bill Kleyman National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies,
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This Week In 60 Seconds: Google Phones, Mobile Trading & More
Andrew Conry Murray, Director of Content & Community, InteropCommentary
Our one-minute video wrap-up looks at mobile trading, new Nexus smartphones, tablets from Google, and other hot stories.
By Andrew Conry Murray Director of Content & Community, Interop,
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Refocus The IT Budget On Growth
Alexei Porodzinsky, Software Quality Optimization, A1QACommentary
Planning next year's IT budget? Take smart steps to use IT strategically and help grow and transform your company's business.
By Alexei Porodzinsky Software Quality Optimization, A1QA,
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Contest: What Lurks In Your IT Shadows?
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefCommentary
Ever found something gross or surprising among the switches and servers? Share your story and win an Amazon gift card.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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SDN Certification: The Next Job Requirement
Dan Pitt, Commentary
IT professionals must become SDN experts to be successful in a drastically changing environment. Luckily, certification options are emerging.
By Dan Pitt ,
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