Cross-functional teams: The new IT imperative
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by Esther Shein
2y ago
Cross-functional teams that blend IT and business professionals are nothing new, but now they have become almost a mandate. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story ..read more
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What is a digital twin? A real-time, virtual representation
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by Thor Olavsrud
2y ago
Digital twin definition Digital twins are real-time, virtual representations of objects, processes, and systems. While digital twins can represent purely digital things, they most frequently serve as a bridge between the physical and digital domains. For example, a digital twin could provide a digital view of the operations of a factory, communications network, or the flow of packages through a logistics system. “The implementation of a digital twin is an encapsulated software object or model that mirrors a unique physical object, process, organization, person, or other abstraction,” according ..read more
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8 myths about IT veterans looking for new work
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by Paul Heltzel
2y ago
 A common misconception about tech workers of a certain vintage is that they’re caught in the past and either overqualified or unable to adapt to future technology. As with most conventional wisdom, there’s as much fiction as fact surrounding the supposed work habits and career opportunities for veteran IT pros — even those as young as 40. For seasoned professionals looking for jobs — or looking to shake up their careers — tech leaders say to take heart: Experience, soft skills, and other factors that only come from time on the job mean they’re in demand in one of the tightest j ..read more
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4 steps to alleviate the QA talent shortage
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by Anna Frazzetto
2y ago
As the broader labor market tightens, workers in the IT sector remain scarce with an unemployment rate of 2.2%.  Along with software developers and security analysts, some of the hardest to find IT workers are QA professionals. Even more scarce is the true unicorn of the IT quality assurance world: the SDET (Software Development Engineer in Test). To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story ..read more
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Ron Moskowitz: Leading IT innovation takes vision, energy
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by CIO staff
2y ago
At a time when innovation, speed, and agility are all critical to virtually every enterprise, what does it take to lead a technology organization? That’s the central question CIO contributing editor Julia King posed to Ron Moskowitz, CIO at South Coast Air Quality Management District in their conversation at the CIO 100 Symposium and Awards, where Moskowitz was inducted into CIO’s Hall of Fame. [ Learn the 6 secrets of highly innovative CIOs and how your CIO peers are defining and driving innovation today. | Get the latest leadership advice by signing up for CIO Leader newsletter. ] Over ..read more
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10 hottest IT certifications today
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by Sarah K. White
2y ago
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen businesses accelerating digital transformation strategies faster than originally planned. But the ongoing IT skills gap has complicated progress, with more than half of IT decision-makers reporting that hiring for essential IT positions is “somewhat difficult or extremely difficult,” according to the Global Knowledge 2021 IT Skills and Salary report. To bridge this gap, employers and job seekers alike are leaning on certifications, whether to train up existing staff or to provide evidence of skills in high demand. Ninety-two percent of more than 9,300 IT professi ..read more
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BrandPost: Digital Sense: Delivering cloud solutions that support business growth.
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by Brand Post
2y ago
Digital Sense is well known among private sector enterprises and government agencies throughout Queensland for its full suite of cloud solutions. The company’s products and services address everything from data sovereignty and data protection to the demand for low-latency, cloud-native applications. We spoke with Digital Sense’s Head of Sales and Commercial Jon Pannell to learn more about the company’s offerings, the demands driving Australia’s enterprises to the cloud and what it means to be VMware Cloud Verified. “Our goal is to make it easy for customers to harness the power of the cloud to ..read more
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BrandPost: Supporting Open Source Software in IT Environments
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by Brand Post
2y ago
Any misgivings enterprises may have once had about adopting open source software for critical corporate functions is long gone. Studies show that over 90% of IT leaders consider open source software “strategically important” and that more than 87% of enterprises are running applications today that are open source. Enterprises embark on open source journeys – creating data pipelines with Splunk, using MuleSoft to connect applications, orchestrating workloads using containers – because they want to take advantage of open source software’s flexibility, shareability, and portability. To read this ..read more
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BrandPost: 3 Key Insights on Activating The Digital Transformation Power of Your Business
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by Brand Post
2y ago
As organizations continue to try and navigate rapid change, they are seeking out the right methods and tools to drive that success. And the organizations who are becoming more agile and able to navigate that challenge are the ones who are activating the support of their entire business. IDG’s recent MarketPulse Survey, “Empowering Business Users for the Next Era of Digital Transformation,” investigated just how line of business employees and IT professionals see the future of digital transformation, and how to activate the entire business towards these efforts. To read this article in full, pl ..read more
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Kyndryl partners with Google to support customers in cloud
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by Peter Sayer
2y ago
Kyndryl, the IT services business that IBM spun off in early November, has formed a global strategic partnership with Google to support their joint customers in the cloud. The deal comes a month after Kyndryl struck a similar deal with Microsoft, encompassing Azure cloud hosting and support for products such as Office365 and Teams, and a smaller partnership with VMware, as well as a certification agreement with SAP. [ Stay on budget with these 6 cloud cost management tips, learn the 5 fundamentals of effective cloud management, and beware hidden cloud migration gotchas. | Get the latest cloud ..read more
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