Esther Shein

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Esther Shein is a journalist with extensive experience writing and editing for both print and the web with a focus on business and technology as well as education and general interest features.

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Global IT challenges: Privacy, standardization, transformation top the list

Global IT challenges: Privacy, standardization, transformation top the list

In days gone by, global tech rollouts used to give IT practitioners the jitters because of scale and complexity. These days, new challenges are keeping IT leaders up at night.

Macs dent the enterprise, but not by much

Macs dent the enterprise, but not by much

PCs are still the preferred platform in many organizations, for cost and integration issues, but Macs have carved out a strong niche.

Cloud, virtualization take toll on data centers

Cloud, virtualization take toll on data centers

More and more businesses are opting out of the data-center game, choosing instead to go with cloud or colocation. Find out why outsourcing may or may not be right for your organization, along with advice on how best to manage the...

Growing into an IT project management job

Growing into an IT project management job

Many people find it's a good match for skills they already have. Formal training usually comes later, if at all.

Modernizing enterprise apps for the mobile world

Modernizing enterprise apps for the mobile world

Today's workers expect to be able to use their mobile devices to do their jobs, and companies are obliging, offering extensions to enterprise applications with interfaces that adapt to smaller screen sizes, thanks to responsive...

Decisions, decisions: Choices abound as data center architecture options expand

Decisions, decisions: Choices abound as data center architecture options expand

Cloud, colocation, modular, outsourcing, virtualization and more efficient servers are all vying for your attention as you modernize your infrastructure. Sorting through all the options isn't easy, but here's how some IT managers are...

What vacation? Expect to work while you're away

In these lean times, backups aren't what they used to be; it's inevitable that IT staffers will be called to help, especially when an important issue is brewing.

Adaptive learning creates more effective training

Long espoused in educational circles, intelligent software that tailors training to the individual learner is catching on in corporations.

Businesses adopting robots for new tasks

Thanks to better sensors and other tech advances, robots are being used for new applications, including quality control.

Translating enterprise apps to mobile: Three companies' journeys

Some companies are going whole-hog with mobile apps, including for some core line-of-business functions.

Data center fabrics promise flatter, simpler networks

Early adopters say revamping a data center's switching gear is worth the time and effort required; benefits include killer bandwidth and more flexibility.

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