All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘information technology’

Linux Foundation Launches Linux Certification Program

The nonprofit Linux Foundation announced a new Linux Certification Program to help systems administrators show off some credentials and get jobs based upon them. There are two certifications – one for early career admins and one for engineer-level admins. The foundation says, “Combined with increased Linux training offerings and a free ‘Introduction to Linux’ Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) introduced …

Read More

Gartner: Businesses Must Rethink Information Infrastructures For Wearables

Gartner has a new report out called “Adapt Your Information Infrastructure in the Age of Consumer-Centric Mobile Apps”. The firm predicts that most mobile apps will sync, collect, and analyze deep data about users and their social graphs by next year, but says IT leaders aren’t considering the “deep impact” this will have on their own information infrastructure. “IT leaders …

Read More

CIOs Concerned With Skills Shortage, Talent Retention

Harvey Nash recently released its 2014 CIO survey of over 3,200 chief information officers and technology leaders from across over thirty countries, with a combined tech spend of over $160 billion. It found that investment in new technology is growing at a faster rate than at any time since 2006. It also found, however, that a lack of digital skills …

Read More

Gartner Introduces Categorized IT Program Management Framework

Gartner has come up with five program types to help program managers categorize programs and plan for them accordingly. Correct categorization, it says, is key to IT program management. Analysts from the firm will discuss how to use this framework at its Program and Portfolio Management & IT Governance Summits June 2-4 in National Harbor, Maryland and June 9-10 in …

Read More

The Overwhelming Majority Of CIOs Plan On Changing Technology, Sourcing Relationships

As many as 70% of CIOs intend to change their technology and sourcing relationships in the next two to three years, according to new survey results from Gartner. A variety of reasons were cited by CIOs from around the world. Still, there is a common theme among these reasons, and it’s basically about clients’ current providers not being able to …

Read More

Microsoft Thinks The Future Of Information Technology Lies In Intelligent Technology

IT, or Information Technology, according to Webster’s is “the technology involving the development, maintenance, and the use of computer systems, software, and networks for the processing and distribution of data.” We’ve been using this term to describe computer technology since the 70s, but Microsoft wants to change that. In a blog post on Microsoft’s technet blog, the company said that …

Read More

Oracle To Acquire Acme Packet For $2.1 Billion

Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire Acme Packet, a session delivery network solutions company, for $29.25 per share in cash in a deal worth $2.1 billion. Oracle President Mark Hurd had this to say about the deal: “The proposed acquisition of Acme Packet is another important piece in Oracle’s overall strategy to deliver integrated best-in-class products that address …

Read More

Netflix Has A Lot To Say About Information Technology

Netflix had a lot to say at the recent AWS Re:invent conference. The company released its presentations on YouTube. The company takes on: embracing the cloud, its encoding transformation, architecture, Cassandra database optimization on AWS, data science with Elastic MapReduce, security, how Netflix operates clouds, and optimizing costs with AWS. This is the order in which the talks took place. …

Read More

Google Apps Vault Launched For Business Customers

Google announced the launch of information governance solution Google Apps Vault for Google Apps For Business customers, which Google says can reduce costs of litigation, regulatory investigation and compliance. It costs $5 a month, and lets businesses archive and manage Gmail and on-the-record chat messages in place, so the data doesn’t need to be duplicated in separate archives. Likewise, it …

Read More