There might be a few organizations that know exactly how many servers they’ll require to handle their database needs for any given period of time, but for most large enterprises whose success depends upon flows of multiple terabytes of data in often unpredictable surges, this is rarely the case.Capacity planning is a guessing game, especially […]
Do more certifications lead to new jobs, promotions or a pay rise? We asked 1,172 IT professionals their thoughts and whether or not they are currently pursuing certifications and in which areas of technology?
The H-1B visa program is probably the most well-known US federal employment visas, and arguably the most controversial. Businesses say it’s too restrictive. Labor organizations complain that it displaces US workers and lowers their wages. Some politicians use it to appeal to their base with scant ability to fix the process to the benefit of […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has delivered a mixture of blessings and curses to the tech world. Some companies such as those specializing in videoconferencing turned out to be saviors, making it possible for society to function — and occasionally thrive — while working at a distance. Others, however, like dev shops that build theatrical lighting control […]
Author: Len LandaleCompanies are increasingly moving their enterprise resource planning (ERP) software suites to the public cloud. This is because the move brings two major benefits: a new layer of security to ERP installations, and a reduction in long-term hardware purchase and maintenance costs.In addition, cloud-based ERP systems can offer companies more flexibility, enabling them […]
You’re not invited to strategic meetings. When you make recommendations, business leaders seek second opinions from consultants, their peers, or the latest magazine article. Users insist they have to have their chosen brand of software because they’re sure your standardized apps won’t meet their needs. Meanwhile, your IT team complains about the requests they get, […]
When Lisa Davis joined Blue Shield of California in February 2020, she was not immediately thinking about digital transformation; she was working to move the organization’s 6,800 employees—the majority of whom had never worked remotely—to a remote work environment. But once she and her team had accomplished that feat of strength, she was ready to […]