Open-source experts descended on Boston last week for the annual Red Hat Summit. They were not disappointed as the company provided insights on several topics including: Open source development, emerging cloud trends and cloud security. What most drew your interest at the Red Hat Summit?
Answer Question | June 18, 2013 12:55 PM
Cloud Security, Open source, Red Hat
Songbird isn’t available for Windows 8 yet. Are there any other open source options for Windows 8?
Answer Question | June 12, 2013 3:00 AM
Open source applications, OpenSource, Windows 8
After news broke of the U.S. National Security Agencies (NSA) access to information from a large segment of Internet traffic (social media and domestic companies), discussions about national security and online privacy issues have reached a new high. What do you think of the NSA programs that monitor Internet activity and phone records? Is it [...]
Answer Question | June 18, 2013 7:57 PM
cybersecurity, NSA, Privacy rights, Security
CFOs are turning to business process management (BPM) tools to ensure their departments are efficient, transparent and compliant. When it comes to acquiring BPM tools, there are two types of vendors according to Clay Richardson, senior analyst at Forrester Research. “…some vendors provide interfaces to systems of record, such as SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) [...]
Answer Question | June 18, 2013 4:19 PM
BPM, Vendor selection
I have a Bachelors degree in Banking & Finance from another country but I would like to pursue a career in IT. I don’t have any experience or certification in IT yet but I have just gotten an admission to a Master’s degree program in Applied Info Tech. My question however is that, without an [...]
Answer Question | June 10, 2013 1:40 PM
IT certification, IT industry
Hi, I have done my CCNA. I am working in a BPO and I’m looking forward to work in networking. Should I also do MSCE because I don’t have any experience or any other certification in IT? I’m a graduate in commerce.
Answer Question | June 7, 2013 9:48 PM
CCNA, IT certfication, MSCE
“Our value proposition from Cisco is to provide a platform with APIs [application programming interfaces] that [partners] can then [use to] create and customize services for our customers.” This is the message from Cisco’s technology and strategy officer Padmasree Warrior during the company’s 17th annual Cisco Partner Summit to address the company’s open platform strategy [...]
Answer Question | June 18, 2013 7:21 PM
Cisco, Open source
In a recent study by Longitude Research, CFO survey respondents noted that their top priorities over the next three years are IT Infrastructure, analytics/business intelligence and cloud computing. While both analytics and the cloud saw a sharp rise in percentage over a similar survey performed last year, from 32% to 37% and from 15% to [...]
Answer Question | June 18, 2013 3:23 PM
Business Analysts, Cloud Computing, IT Infrastructure
I own an Internet domain. We complete Property Management tasks for individual Australian Real Estate Agents at our Offshore Office in India. Indian staff remote into the desktop or local server based Property Management Software of the Australian Real Estate Agent clients & complete the tasks directly in their software. Each client is a separate [...]
Answer Question | June 3, 2013 12:22 PM
Bandwidth, Citrix XenApp, RDP, Remote access, Remote workers
Joe Chung, the managing director and co-founder of Redstar Ventures raised the following question last week while speaking at the 10th annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. “Should the CEO lead the charge on new ideas? Or, if it’s true that innovation is inversely proportional to job title, does a CEO innovation strategy of “do no [...]
Answer Question | June 10, 2013 6:52 PM
I am a student doing some research on the IT Security Consulting field. I was wondering if I could get a general break down of what the IT Security Consulting field entails and the main services that they offer to companies. Thanks!
Answer Question | May 15, 2013 2:43 PM
Consulting, industry, IT, research, Security, student
Plenty has been written on the revolutionary technology advances that make big data possible. But the real value comes when people change the way they make decisions. Is big data also the basis of the next big management revolution?
Answer Question | June 10, 2013 6:44 PM
Big Data, Management
Social and mobile tools are changing the way IT help desks provide support, making ‘old-school’ ticketing systems obsolete. Rob Young, a help desk analyst at IDC, says employees expect rapid support from IT through social communication tools. Does your IT department use various social communication tools? If so, have you seen a positive or negative [...]
Answer Question | April 22, 2013 1:57 PM
Help Desk, Social media tools
During the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012, Raymond Laracuenta, managing vice president at Gartner, told SearchCIO-Midmarket editor Wendy Schuchart that one of the biggest challenges facing SMBs is their use of technology infrastructure to drive the business. Do you agree with his statement? What are the biggest missed opportunities for SMBs?
Answer Question | April 15, 2013 2:16 PM
IT Infrastructure, SMB
During this year’s International CES conference, a familiar issue arose…booth babes. While they attract users to a company’s area and products, SearchCIO-Midmarket senior editor Wendy Schuchart says they don’t align with what women are trying to accomplish in the IT industry: To gain respect amongst their peers. What are your thoughts on ‘booth babes’?
Answer Question | April 2, 2013 12:51 PM
Booth Babes, IT industry
During IDC’s Directions conference this week, much of the discussion focused on IT’s ‘third platform’, which includes mobility, big data, cloud computing and social media. In fact, IDC reported that third-platform revenue is projected to grow at 12% each year for the next seven years while second-platform spending (PCs and Ethernet connectivity) will only grow [...]
Answer Question | March 25, 2013 1:39 PM
Big Data, Cloud Computing, It spending, social media
Is there a way to do multiple reqs at one time withing CostPoints MO subcontracts requisition screen?
Answer Question | March 14, 2013 7:41 PM
CostPoint, CostPoint 6.1
In a recent study by Wanted Analytics, 2,400 respondent companies stated that they are seeking IT candidates with cloud computing skills. With the demand for cloud access grows, this trend will only increase. Being an IT professional, would you be able to move into this field quickly if required?
Answer Question | March 25, 2013 4:00 PM
Cloud Computing, IT Job Market
With Jeep and Burger King becoming the recent victims of a hacker attack, cybersecurity has become the focus point for many enterprises and CIOs. What should CIOs do to counter the spread of cyber attacks? Can anything be done at all?
Answer Question | March 18, 2013 2:22 PM
Hello, I am posting this question on behalf of a fellow SearchUnifiedCommunications.com reader: I am currently thinking of carrying out a research on VoIP technologies as part of a Masters degree in telecommunications. I would like to know what areas of VoIP are hot right now. I’m hoping to make an informed decision for my [...]
Answer Question | March 8, 2013 3:08 PM
IT career development, IT education, IT training, Unified Communications, VoIP