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5 biggest mistakes of IT hiring managers

As IT hiring ramps up in 2014, many job market experts are predicting a tech talent shortage. And certainly among the hot skill sets a security, Big Data, .NET and Java developers, project managers, business analysts and anyone with cloud or mobile experience a you can expect to see some sort of talent war, says Matthew Ripaldi, senior vice-president at Modis, a global provider of IT staffing services.
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IT experience leads to entrepreneurship for Aussie duo

The startup culture largely rejects the traditional career path, particularly in the tech world. Many entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley launched their startups while still in college, or worked for a startup immediately after college, adopting an entrepreneurial mentality early on that allowed them to bypass the hierarchy and bureaucracy that comes with working for a large company.

Open-source tools keep Twitter up and running

To prevent disruptions and scale up its service while keeping costs down, Twitter has drastically changed its core infrastructure and has adopted some open-source tools.

AT&T and GE join up on wireless global controls for industrial machines

AT&T and GE have teamed up to connect what could be millions of future GE industrial lights, engines and other hardware with AT&T's global wireless network.

SDN: The security pros and cons of using it in your organization

SDN benefits include automating and easing network administration duties and improving application performance. But it also introduces a number of potential threat vectors into your environment. What should you know before you invest in SDN?

Ken Brill, the man who defined the data center, dies

The founder of the UpTime Institute, Kenneth G. Brill, died Tuesday. he is credited with playing an enormous role in shaping the modern data center industry.

eBay develops metric for data center performance

There's a maxim in the data center business that you can't manage what you can't measure, and eBay has come up with a new measurement for doing both.

Top tech companies plug into renewable power

Leading tech companies like Microsoft, Google and Apple are making huge inroads in the use of renewable energy for corporate facilities and data centers, but cost and delivery challenges remain.

Colt moves to ease data center power, cooling management

Colt's new data-center architecture is designed to allow operators more flexibility in managing power and cooling, without having to do extensive remodelling, the company said Monday.

How to get your IT team ready for the cloud

So you received word that cloud is now a priority for your organization. The challenge is how do you get your team cloud-ready? "The cloud is changing so rapidly there's no book you can buy to get up to speed," says Ross Lambert, software architect and development lead for electricity storage provider Demand Energy Networks.

Infrastructure Management In Depth

Whittle down application sprawl

Getting rid of old, unsecured or unused software and services is not easy. Do it correctly, though, and you can save IT time and money.

Manage app log-ons and authorizations via the cloud

Single sign-on for all apps -- both cloud-based and on-premises -- is a big reason to go this route. But cost and customization, especially for very large organizations, can be sticking points.

Why green IT is good for business

IT is uniquely positioned to drive green IT projects by identifying opportunities for operational efficiency -- and helping to build the business case.

Top open source network management tools

As networking continues to expand and diversify, encompassing a growing number of wired and wireless devices, the demand for network monitoring tools remains high. While feature-packed commercial products abound, the growing market for monitoring tools has also fueled robust offerings from the open source community.

IT on the edge: CIOs who (literally) keep the lights on

CIOs in emerging economies have to be creative to keep IT up and running -- addressing redundancy, navigating a thicket of sometimes onerous regulations, and in general doing more with less. Insider (registration required)

Computerworld Honors 2013: Measuring the sustainability of data centers worldwide

The Green Grid, the 21st Century Achievement Award winner for sustainability, continues to develop and promote the tools that organizations need to design and maintain more efficient data centers.

The whole enchilada: Integrated compute platforms steamroll across IT

Vendors are rebuilding the mainframe with converged infrastructure, collapsed kit or integrated compute platforms -- whatever you want to call it. And customers are loving it.

How to keep your network in tip-top health

Using any one of the six netword management suites in this review will help diagnose and cure network ills

Big hopes for big data, survey says

For companies drowning in data, extracting value from all this information is a major IT priority. But success depends on how well customers tackle significant organizational challenges.

Smart buildings get smarter

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's new headquarters integrates many state-of-the-art green technologies, including solar panels and wind turbines. Such IT-driven building designs are minimizing energy consumption while optimizing operations.