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Video Roundtable: File Acceleration in the Cloud
By James Maguire | Events Article Published April 10, 2014
Four experts discuss the technology and best practices of moving files quickly to and from the cloud.
15 Experts Talk About Cloud Computing (Video)
By James Maguire | Cloud Article Published April 6, 2014
Interviews with cloud computing experts reveal a wide array of approaches and attitudes.
How to Choose a Big Data Solution
By James Maguire | Events Article Published March 6, 2014
A group of industry leaders discusses the many variables involved with selecting a Big Data solution.
Working with AWS Cloud Computing: Pros and Cons
By James Maguire | Events Article Published February 10, 2014
Leading experts on Amazon's cloud platform discuss how to best work with AWS.
Cloud Computing: Roadmaps, Security, Apps and More
By James Maguire | Events Article Published December 12, 2013
Cloud computing experts discuss the role of brokers in managing cloud costs, covering topics such as migration, managing services, and hybrid clouds.
The Software Defined Data Center: Video Roundtable
By James Maguire | Events Article Published November 25, 2013
Four experts discuss the emerging technology of the software defined data center, including costs, management and adoption strategy. 
The Costs of Cloud Computing: Video Roundtable
By James Maguire | Events Article Published November 14, 2013
Four experts in the cloud computing market provide advice about understanding the costs of migrating and deploying to the cloud.
IT Salary Guide 2014
By James Maguire | Careers/Staffing Article Published November 5, 2013
IT salary levels for developers, system administrators, project managers and more. Plus: IT salary levels based on location and special skills.
Cloud Start-Ups Talk Cloud's Future: Video Roundtable
By James Maguire | Events Article Published October 30, 2013
From the unique perspective of a start-up, four new companies discuss future directions in cloud computing. 
Cloud Computing's Confusion: Pricing
By James Maguire | Cloud Article Published October 23, 2013
How much will your company spend on cloud computing? Well, that’s hard to say.
Cloud Computing Development with Azure: Video Roundtable
By James Maguire | Events Article Published October 22, 2013
In this video roundtable, three top Azure developers discuss issues involving the Azure PaaS.
SSD and Enterprise Storage: Video Roundtable
By James Maguire | Events Article Published September 18, 2013
A group of SSD vendors discuss solid state drives in the enterprise, focusing on trends and deployment practices.
Ask the IT Pro: Rackspace's Toby Owens on Cloud Migration
By James Maguire | Cloud Article Published August 29, 2013
Getting Started with Private Cloud Computing
By James Maguire | Cloud Article Published August 23, 2013
The private cloud offers numerous operational and competitive advantages, yet it’s a not a simple platform to deploy.
Open Source Cloud: Video Roundtable
By James Maguire | Events Article Published August 22, 2013
Open source is great for a lot of things, and perhaps for the cloud too, but some anxious companies still ask: Is open source cloud for us? In this Google Hangout, we discuss this technology with some of the biggest names in the open source cloud sector.
Hybrid Cloud Computing: Video Roundtable
By James Maguire | Events Article Published July 17, 2013
Three industry experts have an in-depth discussion of hybrid cloud computing, including the advantages and disadvantages of this growing format. 
Finding the Small in Big Data
By James Maguire | Events Article Published June 20, 2013
Co-authors of Big Data for Dummies discuss issues like Big Data use cases, structured vs. unstructured data and Big Data analytics.
How to Use Google+ for Business
By James Maguire | Events Article Published June 3, 2013
Expert advice on how to use Google+ to promote your business: so is it even important to use G+ for business? Or is it still too new to be worth the effort? If a business can focus on only the top one or two techniques for building its G+ traffic, what would they be?
IT Salary Guide 2013
By James Maguire | Careers/Staffing Article Published May 16, 2013
Big Data: Practical Solutions (Video)
By James Maguire | Events Article Published May 10, 2013
Leading experts on Big Data provide practical guidance to companies seeking to better leverage analytics for competitive advantage.
The Human Face of Big Data [Video]
By James Maguire | Data Center Article Published April 19, 2013
The co-author of a book about how Big Data is affecting our lives talks about trends in this emerging technology.
Citrix Application Delivery Solutions (Video)
By James Maguire | Events Article Published April 8, 2013
It’s all about application delivery solutions, as a Citrix representative talks about how the company delivers solutions all the way through the services chain, from the data center to the end user. 
Microsoft Business Intelligence (Video)
By James Maguire | Events Article Published April 8, 2013
A Microsoft senior product manager talks about business intelligence software and how his company’s BI platform fits into the overall marketplace. 
VMware's Socialcast (Video)
By James Maguire | Events Article Published April 8, 2013
VMware executive Tim Young talks about how a Facebook-style enterprise platform facilitates collaboration in the workplace.
Endpoint Virtualization (Video)
By James Maguire | Events Article Published April 8, 2013
Many enterprises wonder: Is getting starting with endpoint virtualization phenomenally expensive, or can we expect a return on investment in a reasonable period? An industry expert explains core principles.
rPath (Video)
By James Maguire | Events Article Published April 8, 2013
A B2B software vendor, rPath helps software vendors turn their programs into virtual appliances. An rPath representative talks about how the company creates a complete virtual image used in application development. 
Tata Consulting Services (Video)
By James Maguire | Events Article Published April 8, 2013
A representative with one of the world’s leading outsourcers talks about what Tata calls “the global network delivery model” of software development. 
TDi Technologies (Video)
By James Maguire | Events Article Published April 8, 2013
A representative from TDi Technologies talks about how the firm offers security at the virtualization systems level.
Amazon Web Services (Video)
By James Maguire | Events Article Published April 8, 2013
An AWS representative talks about how the web services outfit’s offering can help a business build its cloud presence.
Data Storage Trends: Dell's Travis Vigil on Interoperability, Hybrid Arrays
By James Maguire | Data Storage Article Published March 22, 2013
Dell storage executive Travis Vigil talks about hybrid storage arrays, platform interoperability, and more.
Private Cloud Roundtable: Issues and Challenges (Video)
By James Maguire | Events Article Published March 13, 2013
An expert panel provides advice about deploying a private cloud, addressing issues like security, costs, and the reasons private cloud fail.
What is Private Cloud?
By James Maguire | Cloud Article Published February 12, 2013
A private cloud can increase efficiency, decrease costs and offer more security than a public cloud. Yet private clouds offer challenges of their own.
HP's Christian Verstraete: The Value of Hybrid Cloud Computing
By James Maguire | Cloud Article Published May 19, 2012
HP's head of cloud computing talks the issues facing companies as they migrate to the cloud.
Dell Cloud Computing: Ricky Santos Interview
By James Maguire | Cloud Article Published April 30, 2012
The head of Dell Cloud Services provides advice about deploying assets to the cloud.
The 2012 IT Salary Guide
By James Maguire | Careers/Staffing Article Published October 24, 2011
The IT Salary Guide lists salaries for various IT professionals, from software developers to IT managers to systems administrators. It also lists salary increases for specialty IT skill sets.
VMware's Socialcast: Enterprise Social Networking
By James Maguire | Networks Article Published October 11, 2011
VMware executive Tim Young talks about how a Facebook-style enterprise platform facilitates collaboration in the workplace.
IDC-Datamation Cloud Computing Survey
By James Maguire | Applications Article Published June 16, 2011
Users who complete the survey can choose from among three proprietary IDC research reports.
GPS, Or Why Men STILL Won't Ask for Directions...
By James Maguire |  Article Published April 12, 2011
GPS, Or Why Men STILL Won't Ask for Directions...
How a Robotics Competition Boosted Collaboration
By James Maguire |  Article Published March 29, 2011
How a Robotics Competition Boosted Collaboration
Should You Upgrade to Windows 7?
By James Maguire |  Article Published March 28, 2011
With some companies still hesitating to upgrade to Windows 7, a look at the possible rationale for making the leap to Windows' latest OS.
I want my MTV -- and 500 Other Channels, 24/7...
By James Maguire |  Article Published March 23, 2011
I want my MTV -- and 500 Other Channels, 24/7...
Dictators, Libya, and the Unreliable Internet
By James Maguire |  Article Published March 1, 2011
Dictators, Libya, and the Unreliable Internet
Blogs, Facebook, Twitter: And the Winner Is....
By James Maguire |  Article Published February 23, 2011
Blogs, Facebook, Twitter: And the Winner Is....
How to Fail at Social Media (Hint: Never Listen)
By James Maguire |  Article Published February 15, 2011
How to Fail at Social Media (Hint: Never Listen)
The Internet Killswitch
By James Maguire |  Article Published February 1, 2011
The Internet Killswitch
IT Salary Levels: Staffers vs. Superstars
By James Maguire |  Article Published January 31, 2011
A list of IT salaries for 50 job titles illustrates the difference between average pay levels and the paychecks of those in the top 25 percent.
Earn Street Cred by Answering Questions Online
By James Maguire |  Article Published January 26, 2011
Earn Street Cred by Answering Questions Online
The BBC's 'Web Mapping': the Net is Global, Remember?
By James Maguire |  Article Published January 19, 2011
The BBC's 'Web Mapping': the Net is Global, Remember?
Web Content Stumbles: Airlines, Movie Studios
By James Maguire |  Article Published January 5, 2011
Web Content Stumbles: Airlines, Movie Studios
Cool iPad Apps: Best 104 iPad Apps
By James Maguire |  Article Published December 20, 2010
The best iPads apps for work, communicating, lifestyle and more. Includes many free iPad apps.
Donate (or Fund Your Project) via CrowdFunding
By James Maguire |  Article Published December 16, 2010
Donate (or Fund Your Project) via CrowdFunding
Managing Your Social Media Mess
By James Maguire |  Article Published December 7, 2010
Managing Your Social Media Mess
IT Salary: National Averages for 45 IT Jobs
By James Maguire |  Article Published November 30, 2010
IT salary levels for developers, IT managers, systems administrators, network engineers, help desk experts and more.
Clean up your PC with TuneUp Utilities
By James Maguire |  Article Published November 23, 2010
Clean up your PC with TuneUp Utilities
Three Presentation Apps Worth Using
By James Maguire |  Article Published November 16, 2010
Three Presentation Apps Worth Using
IT Paychecks Headed Up, Modestly
By James Maguire |  Article Published November 12, 2010
A survey of IT salary levels indicates that paychecks are getting incrementally larger.
The Dangers of (Legit-Looking) PDF Attachments
By James Maguire |  Article Published November 10, 2010
The Dangers of (Legit-Looking) PDF Attachments
Boost your Twitter Productivity with these Tools
By James Maguire |  Article Published October 27, 2010
Boost your Twitter Productivity with these Tools
The 2011 IT Salary Guide
By James Maguire |  Article Published October 26, 2010
The 2011 IT Salary Guide lists salaries for various IT professionals, from software developers to IT systems administrators. Additionally, it lists salary increases for specialty IT skill sets.
Protecting your online banking and Paypal accounts
By James Maguire |  Article Published October 20, 2010
Protecting your online banking and Paypal accounts
Are You a Screen Addict?
By James Maguire |  Article Published October 11, 2010
Are You a Screen Addict?
Are these Developer and IT Salaries Believable?
By James Maguire |  Article Published August 31, 2010
Glassdoor claims to aggregate salary data from 90,000 companies. But are the figures for real?
The Generational Divide of Google Docs
By James Maguire |  Article Published August 23, 2010
The Generational Divide of Google Docs
Michael Tejedor on Business Intelligence Software
By James Maguire |  Article Published August 4, 2010
The Microsoft senior product manager talks about business intelligence software and how his company’s BI platform fits into the overall marketplace. Video interview.
Controlling Workplace Facebook Access
By James Maguire |  Article Published August 2, 2010
Controlling Workplace Facebook Access
Help! We're Drowning in Social Media
By James Maguire |  Article Published July 21, 2010
Help! We're Drowning in Social Media
25 IT Job Sites and a Winning Formula
By James Maguire |  Article Published June 30, 2010
A strategy for using IT job sites to your best advantage in a market that remains stubbornly tough.
Use Your Smartphone for GPS
By James Maguire |  Article Published June 30, 2010
Use Your Smartphone for GPS
Can an App Replace the Dictionary?
By James Maguire |  Article Published May 27, 2010
Can an App Replace the Dictionary?
Top Netbooks Compared: the Eight Best Netbooks
By James Maguire |  Article Published May 27, 2010
With most top netbooks now offering similar specs, choosing the best netbook is a matter of selecting which features -- like keyboard design or battery life -- matter most to you.
The Price of that Tech Gear Is ... Wrong!
By James Maguire |  Article Published May 19, 2010
The Price of that Tech Gear Is ... Wrong!
The Great SEO Swindle
By James Maguire |  Article Published May 5, 2010
The Great SEO Swindle
IT Managers vs. 'Single Point of Failure'
By James Maguire |  Article Published April 30, 2010
IT Managers vs. 'Single Point of Failure'
IT Manager Salary
By James Maguire |  Article Published April 29, 2010
IT manager salary levels have seen minor erosion over the course of the economic downturn, yet IT managers continue to see healthy salary and benefits.
How Cloud Computing Security Resembles the Financial Meltdown
By James Maguire |  Article Published April 27, 2010
Just as financial organizations paid rating agencies for an investment grade credit rating (on what later turned out to be junk), cloud computing vendors pay accounting firms for a SAS 70 security rating. Should customers be worried?