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Users' orders: Make it easier to build hybrid clouds

At its spring conference next week, the Open Networking User Group will focus on enterprises extending their infrastructure to create hybrid clouds, a process the group says is too hard and too time-consuming.

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CW@50: A look at life on the job in IT through cartoons

Unforgiving boom-and-bust cycles, skills that go stale overnight, outsourcing: IT careers aren't all signing bonuses, Ping-Pong tables and beanbag chairs. Here’s a look at life on the job in IT through the years, from the pen of...

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Linux, PCs and Trump’s ‘Buy American’ problem

All PCs are made with components sourced globally, but vendors that assemble products in the U.S. may gain preference.

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FCC ends price caps on many business data lines

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to deregulate the providers of the business data lines connecting broadband service to many small businesses, schools, hospitals and ATM machines.

It's one thing you just can't have too many of

Flashback to the early 1980s, when this project manager pilot fish is working to help bring an aging factory into the computer age -- and he's not getting any help from a programmer who wants fish's PC.

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Mingis on Tech: How IT can prep for robots and avoid big cloud gotchas

The one constant in tech is change. Here's how IT can get ready for the robotics revolution at work -- and avoid messing up a move to the cloud.

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These grippers are giving bots a helping hand

Sake Robotics is creating the "hands" that will help robots pick things up and put them down.

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Trump to order wholesale H-1B reform

Its centerpiece is the replacement of the H-1B lottery with a system that distributes visas on the basis of wages, skills and education.

Think of it as 'bonding through shared pain'

This pilot fish is getting a start in IT as a student worker, but fish is also the one who's training the boss -- who uses some carefully chosen hardware to improve the learning experience.

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Five pitfalls to avoid when migrating to the cloud

These stumbles and losses could cause business execs to back off from a bigger cloud migration. It also could cause execs to lose faith in their IT leaders.

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The strange new world of hiring and employee tracking

Cloud-based HR systems can bring more analytics, databases and tools to users for improving hiring processes and retaining employees.

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Interview: Lucas Watson, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Intuit

Lucas Watson, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer at Intuit, discusses the complex nature of their business and how they use content marketing along with the growing importance of marketing technology in the role of the CMO.

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Interview: Mark Weiner, CMO, Versa Networks

Mark Weiner, CMO at Versa Networks, shares how he is exceeding customer expectations along with content marketing strategies and the changing role of the CMO.

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H-1B visa demand slips; analysts see Trump effect

The U.S. government received 199,000 H-1B visa petitions for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year -- 37,000 less than last year's record level.

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The human side of the data revolution

We the people are the source of most of the massive data accumulation now taking place. But are we being left out of the equation?

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, will you leave me any shoppers at all?

The interplay between store associates and in-store technology has always been a delicate balancing act. When the tech helps the associate be an all-knowing partner to the shopper, it's a great thing. But when the tech is deployed so...

Busy work, meet the buddy system

This IT consulting outfit doesn't just expect its unassigned consultants to show up for regular working hours -- their fingers had better be moving too.

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Schneider Electric's microgrid

Rising costs and an aging infrastructure are pushing companies like Schneider Electric to consider energy microgrids to keep the lights on, save money and reduce greenhouse gases.

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