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Companies are increasingly turning toward the cloud and need to hire workers who can help them get there. Here are the top 10 cloud positions in demand, some of which may surprise you.

I was suprised by some of the jobs listed as well as the salaries. I'm clearly...

Mainframe systems are still the backbone of much of today's IT infrastructure. Yet, finding IT talent to maintain these systems, and the COBOL and Fortran languages that support them, is becoming increasingly difficult. Knowledge transfer expert Steve Trautman, founder of The Steve Trautman Co., offers real-world advice on how IT leaders can cultivate the talent needed to run these crucial systems.

Thanks for the great comments TerryB.  You are spot on in that schools...

A coalition of tech groups called proposed encryption legislation "well-intentioned but ultimately unworkable," while an op-ed deemed it grounds for the dismissal of Senators Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr, the bill's sponsors.

Michelle Maisto

By Freelance Writer, 4/21/2016ReadPost a Comment

Opera's free VPN capability allows users to change their location and access websites and content that may be geographically restricted. This comes as the company has also offered ad blockers, and as users are looking for more ways to stay private online.

Nathan Eddy

By Freelance Writer, 4/21/2016ReadPost a Comment

At the Amazon Summit in Chicago, the CTO of GE Oil & Gas said his unit is exploring ways to better understand and save with the AWS platform.

Charles Babcock

By Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/21/2016ReadPost a Comment

Small devices such as iPhones and iPads can't handle big data, but they can help you gain big data skills, access cloud-based data, and leverage that cloud-based data for insights. Here are 10 iOS data-centric apps for hardcore dataphiles.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/21/2016ReadPost a Comment

The US House Energy & Commerce Committee hosted two panel discussions April 19, in the hope of advancing an open debate about government access to encrypted technologies. Representatives heard from Apple's top lawyers, as well as law enforcement.

Michelle Maisto

By Freelance Writer, 4/20/2016ReadPost a Comment

"It is easy to call on Congress to take on an issue -- but you better be prepared...

Synergy Research assessed the growth of SaaS in 2015, and found it more mature than other cloud services -- and ready for an even greater takeoff. In addition, the report showed Microsoft may be one company poised for significant growth.

Charles Babcock

By Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/20/2016ReadPost a Comment

"Microsoft has invested heavily in making many of the productivity features...

With PC sales on the decline Intel looks to cut 11% of the company's workforce -- about 12,000 positions -- and refocus on IoT businesses, as well as cloud computing and data centers.

Nathan Eddy

By Freelance Writer, 4/20/2016ReadPost a Comment

@Charlie Babcock   That is a good point about the revenue is probably...

It's tricky trying to figure out whether or not your preferred app, website, or service provider has received a federal subpoena demanding information. When a warrant canary vanished from Reddit's Transparency Report, it got folks talking. The incident holds important lessons for enterprise IT professionals trying to decipher whether or not a service provider's data is being trolled by the feds.

Joe Stanganelli

By Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 4/20/2016ReadPost a Comment

Interop is coming and it's time to get ready for the trip to Las Vegas. Here are 9 cloud services that can help make your travel to the expo or any other event less stressful and more productive.

Curtis Franklin Jr.

By Executive Editor, Technical Content, 4/20/2016ReadPost a Comment

Thanks Pablo for passing on the information regarding Hangouts.  I didn't...

Apple plans to hold the first day of its Worldwide Developers Conference at a larger venue, where the company will unveil the roadmap for its four software platforms, including iOS and Mac OS X. Could a car and more Apple Music be in the works?

Dawn Kawamoto

By Freelance Writer and Editor, 4/19/2016ReadPost a Comment

IBM embarked on its first quarter breaking out "strategic imperatives," as part of an effort to showcase businesses such as cognitive computing that the company believes will shape its future. Yet, overall IBM's revenue experienced a decline compared to last year's first quarter.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/19/2016ReadPost a Comment

IBM is not a startup, and venture capital is still borrowed money.

Two security vulnerabilities have moved Apple to end support for QuickTime for Microsoft Windows. This has also led Adobe to issue a warning to users of its software.

Nathan Eddy

By Freelance Writer, 4/19/2016ReadPost a Comment

Sculley? You mean Tim Cook, I assume. And they're telling you to uninstall...

Oracle has acquired a marketing technology company that helps organizations get a clearer, unified profile of their customers, regardless of whether the customer is using a smartphone or a PC.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/19/2016ReadPost a Comment

An Accenture study finds that online ads are unpopular with most consumers, while ad-blocking tools are making it easier than ever to tune out unwanted messaging. How are you supposed to promote your brand?

Thomas Claburn

By Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/19/2016ReadPost a Comment

So it sounds to me that at the heart of the matter is the actual interruption....

Diamanti, a startup founded by Cisco UCS veterans, has built an appliance for automated container deployments with preconfigured networking and storage. The firm is just out of stealth mode.

Charles Babcock

By Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/19/2016ReadPost a Comment

Diamanit has ventured onto difficult turf that container specialists so far...

In an effort to ramp up its vision for an electric and/or self-driving car, Apple's Project Titan is operating a secret lab in the heart of Germany's auto mecca, according to reports.

Dawn Kawamoto

By Freelance Writer and Editor, 4/18/2016ReadPost a Comment

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