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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, 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.
By SolarWinds Thwack Community ,
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