IT

Survey: IT Pros Say Automation Is Necessary for Transformation

IT leaders are embracing automation, saying that it is absolutely necessary for digital transformation. They believe in automation so much, in fact, that nearly three-quarters of them say that businesses that fail to automate will fail within 10 years.

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The Cloud and Your Company’s E-Mail

Companies everywhere are making the transition from on-premises servers to cloud-based e-mail services. This switch is an opportunity for IT leaders to tighten their security controls.

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IT’s Identity Crisis

With perceptions of IT’s value and its status within an organization in constant flux, it can be difficult for IT leaders stay relevant. See how one IT executive navigated these tricky waters wherein technology’s role in business is often contradictory.

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How to Educate the CEO About Big Data

Whenever IT has a big project to complete, it often comes with required executive approvals. However, CEOs (and other managers) are more likely to give the green light to projects they understand. Here’s how to bring them up to speed on data projects.

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Making It to the C-Suite

Getting a seat at the boardroom table isn’t the goal of every IT or technology leader, but there’s no reason you can’t make it happen if it’s your goal. C-level executives working in technology have several qualities in common—do you have them?

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IT Employment Contracts: Watch Your Step

IT employment contracts are not uncommon, and the IT industry in particular can be rife with various “gotcha” clauses in contracts. An attorney provides advice on how to successfully navigate these contracts and protect your career in the process.

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Cybersecurity Is National Security

Cybersecurity futurist Dan Geer has some rather grim predictions. Not only is cybersecurity a “paramount national security risk” but also technology is creating a changing world where interdependence is happening faster than we can manage it.

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Is the Cloud Putting IT’s Job at Risk?

A cloud trends survey from ScienceLogic shows that cloud deployment is huge … But many IT pros feel that they don’t have the necessary skills or access to the right tools to manage this trend, and it’s putting their jobs at risk.

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Managers Must Advocate for Top Talent

Managers, including IT leaders, work hard to make sure that they are acquiring and retaining top talent in order to make their teams the best that they can be. It’s important to never stop advocating; here’s how to go about it.

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Stay in the Right Cybersecurity Mindset

Too often, companies are not in the right cybersecurity mindset—but it’s a problem that can be fixed. A new report from CompTIA titled The Evolution of Security Skills calls upon on IT security professionals to form more proactive strategies.

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