• 5 highest-paying IT jobs for every stage of your career
    5 top-paying IT jobs for every stage of your tech career
    5 top-paying IT jobs for every stage of your tech career

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    Demand for highly skilled IT workers isn't slowing down. Research and staffing firm Upp reports that the unemployment rate for IT careers is hovering under 4 percent in every U.S. state, well below unemployment rates for other industries and the overall unemployment rate.

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  • BrandPost: Which comes first: Multi-cloud management maturity or IT excellence?

    You’ve heard the popular causality problem, "Which came first: the chicken or the egg?" The dilemma comes from the fact that all chickens hatch from eggs, while all chicken eggs are laid by chickens.

    After reading the recent ESG Research Insights Paper, Multi-cloud Management Maturity, Tangible Reasons Management Excellence Is Required in a Hybrid Computing World, I recalled the chicken and the egg conundrum. The survey made me wonder, which comes first--multi-cloud management maturity or IT excellence?

    To answer that question, I took a closer look at ESG’s findings. They surveyed 600 IT decision makers (from enterprises with at least 1,000 employees) to determine their multi-cloud management maturity score. In other words, where did each organization fall in terms of how comprehensively they have implemented multi-cloud management? And once that was determined, what correlation did each organization’s maturity score have on their IT excellence?

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  • IDG Contributor Network: Unifying people and communications technology to drive better business outcomes

    I just recently attended and spoke at RingCentral’s ConnectCentral conference in San Francisco, Nov 12-14, where the key driving theme was Unite. The idea is around uniting people, technology, business and ideas in the digital workplace. During my time there speaking with customers and partners, I began to reflect on my years covering the unified communications and collaboration space. It dawned on me that while we attempted to unify communications and collaboration technology, we forgot the people, who are actually using the stuff. In fact, there is a seamless dance between the people, data, content, applications and processes. So, technology has to come down into the flow of how people work. It has to enable conversational experiences within business workflows. And indeed, that was the heart of the discussion in my session.

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  • Magellan Health goes cloud-first to modernize IT

    It didn't take long for Srini Koushik to realize he had a long road ahead of him when he joined Magellan Health as CIO and CTO in 2016. The $7.3 billion company, which doubles as a pharmacy benefits manager and provider of services for people with conditions ranging from ADHD to autism, was like many health-care organizations — long on legacy technology systems and short on innovation.

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  • The 9 new rules of IT leadership

    Few things in the world have changed more dramatically over the past 10 years than technology. But many tech leaders are still playing by old, outdated rules.

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  • BrandPost: A Software-Defined Future Separates the Brains from the Brawn

    Instead of purchasing physical items, consumers today increasingly lease, stream, and rent products and services that support and bring value to their lives. Why? Because it helps serve their needs today, while allowing for a change in preference tomorrow.

    This need for flexibility spills over into the world of business IT. It’s challenging to plan for the unknown when rigid hardware architectures limit the ability to react and adjust to changing business conditions. That’s why revolutionary enterprise solutions like edge computing, cloud, virtualization, and containers are starting to be powered by software-defined technologies. IT organizations are shying away from hardware commitments and looking for innovations that give them the flexibility to deliver products and services today, while simultaneously adjusting and planning for tomorrow.

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  • IDG Contributor Network: Healthcare technology markets: 5 predictions for 2019

    Our work with healthcare enterprises indicates that health systems are investing in specific programs such as telehealth and remote monitoring. While these initiatives gather momentum, other digital health programs are struggling to emerge from pilot deployment and also face competing priorities for discretionary budgets.

    Electronic health record (EHR) systems continue to consume a large chunk of enterprise IT budgets in health systems. Despite the growth of digital health solutions, EHR platforms, despite their well-known lack of user-friendliness, continue to be the default choice for health systems looking to improve patient engagement and caregiver enablement in the short term.

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  • 10 toxic traits of bad bosses
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    What makes a toxic boss? Sometimes, you can recognize one right away. Take the story we heard from a government procurement contractor who, like many of our correspondents, wished remain anonymous. Called into a conference room for his first one-on-one meeting with his new project manager, he tried to explain the pros and cons of the job — while she "bit off her fingernails and spit them into the air, landing on the large oak conference table."

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  • What 2019 holds for diversity and inclusion

    It’s the time of year when every journalist’s and writer’s inbox is flooded with pitches offering insight into what the next year will hold. In the diversity and inclusion area, a few common themes emerged, but the underlying thread is that most organizations will continue to emphasize greater diversity and inclusion as they engage in further conversations about making sure organizations represent the makeup of society as a whole.

    Overall, I see a sliver of hope that next year will see increased progress toward equity and equality for all.

    Workday predicts that next year, companies will make greater investments in initiatives that help recruit, retain, and advance women in the workplace, such as increasing the number of women on executive boards, forming executive cohorts to support underrepresented groups, and developing returnship, mentorship, and sponsorship programs.

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  • BrandPost: Enterprise AI: The Ongoing Quest for Insight and Foresight

    A constant in the human experience is the ongoing desire to understand the world around us at an ever-deeper level. From the ocean-going explorers of the 15th and 16th centuries to the astronauts of the 20th and 21st centuries, we are on a constant crusade to know more, and to understand life at a deeper level. It was often a matter of surviving and is certainly a key to thriving, but it is also fundamental to our inquisitive nature. Likewise, humans have long desired to know what will happen next, which further enhances our chances to survive and thrive, and to build a world in which our health and happiness are more assured. 

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