IT Today: Surviving Big Data Hype, Improving IT Job Market, Cisco's Chief Futurist, Deploying Software Asset Management

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IT Job Market Improving? Maybe Yes, Maybe No

Improving business confidence means fewer layoffs in the future for IT, and increasing business investments in IT jobs and infrastructure. But it’s not yet time for IT pros to celebrate.

Big Data Trends: Surviving The Hype

Survey suggests you are trailing one of the most significant disruptive technology trends we've seen in years.

Tyan’s Newest GPU Units Featured at NVIDIA’s GTC 2013

Demonstrates several new cutting edge server motherboards and barebones systems designed for high performance computing.

How to Buy and Deploy the Right Software Asset Management Tool

This Buyer's Guide discusses how to right-size your SAM solution and evaluate capable SAM candidates, as well as how to deploy your chosen SAM in an enterprise setting.

Cisco Chief Futurist: An Interview

Cisco’s Chief Technologist says unified communications is an entry point into a much, much broader conversation.

Slideshow: Buyer’s Guide - WAN Optimization Appliances

What exactly can an IT pro do to head off the coming storm of overwhelming network traffic and prevent connectivity chaos?

Getting Started with the Cloud: Google Compute Engine

Google could be the Amazon of cloud computing but it is not, at least not yet.

Moore’s Law In Pictures: An Illustrated History of the Microprocessor

Consider the orders of magnitude (and sheer manufacturing prowess) required to morph the very first 4-Bit microprocessors into the multicore powerhouses we use today.

Slideshow: Ten of the Worst Security Breaches of All Time

Enormous data breaches were much harder to accomplish in the days before networked electronic databases.

Are You Spending Too Much on Software?

Finding the right balance of licensing as much software as needed, but not more, is one of the challenges addressed by software license management.

Justifying Information Security Investments

Accurate information about risks leads to better decision-making: The more accurate the risk information, the better the decision, especially when it comes to IT security.

Sponsored: Converged Storage Reins in Big Data

Converged storage controls explosive data growth while maintaining operational efficiency and simplicity.

Four Roads to Lowering IT Management Costs

Pursue these strategic paths to free up maintenance resources and apply them in more effective areas that benefit the organization’s long-term goals.

More Ruminations on the State of Greybeard IT

IT training and certification guru Ed Tittel advises those over 55 looking for work in IT.

Software Licensing in a Virtual World

While virtualization is supposed to help simplify IT environments, there is one aspect that virtualization can complicate – licensing.

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