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Data center 101: Choosing a load balancer

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by: Conner Forrest In the modern enterprise, the lines between business leaders and IT continue to blur. Executives are increasingly making decisions based on technology and data, and will have to play a more active role in the technological direction of their organization. As such, understanding a firm’s IT operations could help its leaders better understand…

Microsoft lays out its security plan for a mobile-first, cloud-first world

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by: Mark Kaelin In a world where everyone and everything is interconnected, enterprise data security becomes the top priority. Microsoft has a plan. Do you? Information technology, through wireless networks and the Internet of Things (IoT), enables people, enterprises, and devices of all kinds to interconnect and communicate like never before. But that instantaneous communication also…

When it comes to jobs, Generation Z may not be the ‘tech’ generation after all

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by: Conner Forrest One of the most prevalent stereotypes about young people is that they instinctively know more about technology than the generations that preceded them. Despite its agist implications, many aspects of this ring quite true. Just think about it—younger generations are exposed to tech earlier and earlier, and it is more deeply ingrained in…

Struggling to find a data scientist? Get ready for an AI that can do the job instead

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by: Nick Heath Decent data scientists are reportedly so rare that they are sometimes referred to as unicorns. However, firms struggling to source data science skills may soon be able to turn to machine learning. While deep learning and automated processing are today used to automatically tell who and what is in an image, or to…

‘Citizen developers’ are ready to fill the gaps in enterprise applications

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by: Conner Forrest As the lines continue to blur between IT and business users, the enterprise is seeing a rise in a new class of employee: the citizen developer. Research firm Gartner describes a citizen developer as “a user who creates new business applications for consumption by others using development and runtime environments sanctioned by corporate…