Michele Crockett

Michele Crockett is former editorial strategy director of Penton Media's IT and developer publications, including Dev Pro, Windows IT Pro, SharePoint Pro, SQL Server Pro, and Connected Planet.

Articles by Michele Crockett
Embracing the Next Platform Change
IT pros can help their companies make smart choices in cloud computing, virtualization, database, and mobile development platforms by setting aside their fears and embracing new skill sets.
Break Through Barriers to SharePoint Success
Want to drive better business processes for your company? Check out these resources to break through the barriers in your SharePoint implementation.
More Bumps in the IT Job Recovery Road
The economy is recovering, but slowly, and not without lasting repercussions for IT.
Securing Your Position in the Cloud
Your company’s shift to cloud computing could signal the start of a new career that leverages your current skill set.
5 Ways to Master Your 2011 Budget
IT pros can be heroes by ensuring that 2011 expenditures drive business goals.
Support the Business: Secure Your Job
Jeff Sears, senior IT systems administrator at a Colorado-based manufacturing firm, tells how the company fosters synergy between the IT organization and the business leaders.
Getting Smart About Cloud Computing 1
Cloud-based services might be the best solution for your company—or not. Weigh the cost and benefits, consider the security implications, and determine which version of the cloud services promise fits your company’s needs.
Survey Confirms Past Year Hard on IT Budgets 1
Although IT organizations made drastic budget cuts in the past year, cloud computing and virtualization are likely to re-loosen the purse strings.
Still Crazy Useful to IT Pros After All These Years
In this 15th anniversary issue, a look at the 1st, 5th, and 10th issues of Windows IT Pro gives perspective on persistent themes in the evolution of Microsoft technologies.
Real Data for IT Pros and Developers
Richard Campbell, consultant to IT and developer departments, discusses Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, which includes new tools that help IT organizations and developer teams produce efficient business applications.
Economic Recovery Brings Battle for Positions
As the IT market rebounds, IT pros who understand technology’s role in driving business will edge out competitors.
IT Departments Poised to Wield Their Power
: IT pros have helped companies hold the line on spending during the recession. But as the economy improves, IT organizations can now implement some strategic purchases to position companies for growth.
Exchange Upgrade Creates Domino Effect
An IT pro who is upgrading to Exchange Server 2010 shares the driving forces behind the move and discuss the ways in which the transition affects other parts of the IT organization.
Join the <i>Windows IT Pro</i> Team
Windows IT Pro has launched new initiatives that let IT pros contribute to content planning.
The Virtualization Stakes 1
Putting your money down on the right virtualization technology requires careful study of the field.
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