Dell's Barton George (left) speaking with a developer at a recent conference

An idiot’s guide to DevOps

“DevOps” is one of those buzzwords that nearly everyone in the tech industry feigns to understand. Few people really do. I’ve always thought it sounds like a codename for some kind of covert NSA mission.

How I learned to sell to the ‘no’ people

Despite all the inroads cloud computing has made among business users, it still hasn’t broken through the enterprise IT logjam. I see it as a cultural issue: IT organizations love control and complexity.

When to outsource IT and when to keep things in-house

For most IT executives, the question of outsourcing is not if projects will be outsourced, but which projects will be outsourced. Budget limitations prevent hiring the staff required for every project, particularly when employees are only needed on a temporary basis.

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How enterprises can tackle the bring-your-own-tablet challenge

Until recently, talk about BYOD (bring-your-own-device) policies has centered on managing the juggernaut of employee smartphones in the workplace. But with tablet sales skyrocketing, a new trend is weaving itself into workplace mobility conversations: BYOT (bring-your-own-tablet).

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Why women are leading the transformation of IT

Until just a few years ago, CIOs have largely been defined by how well they could deliver products or solutions to their core customer, the business user.