Industry http://windowsitpro.com/taxonomy/term/43401/more en 5 Things IT Pros Can Be Thankful For http://windowsitpro.com/industry/5-things-it-pros-can-be-thankful <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This week in the United States, we&rsquo;ll celebrate Thanksgiving. It&rsquo;s a time to reflect on the good things in life, and for anyone who&rsquo;s had a rough year, that reflection can be a very positive experience. The IT industry has experienced quite a bit of turmoil throughout the past few years, and 2016 was no exception. However, there are some signs that IT is finding its identity in the cloud/mobile era. Some of the recent disruptive trends are actually cause for gratitude as they will help IT pros define their roles in the future.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/5-things-it-pros-can-be-thankful" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/5-things-it-pros-can-be-thankful#comments Industry Developer IoT IT skills Network Administrator Security Systems Administrator Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:19:00 +0000 183771 at http://windowsitpro.com Reading the Crystal Ball on Tech Under Trump http://windowsitpro.com/industry/reading-crystal-ball-tech-under-trump <div class="node-body article-body">From the little we know about Trump's plans, the tech sector might be in for something of a roller ride for the next few years</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/reading-crystal-ball-tech-under-trump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/reading-crystal-ball-tech-under-trump#comments Industry Politics Politics technology Technology Trump Trump Tue, 15 Nov 2016 19:08:00 +0000 183621 at http://windowsitpro.com Image courtesy of Gage Skidmore and licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Wim Coekaerts Returns to Oracle http://windowsitpro.com/industry/wim-coekaerts-returns-oracle <div class="node-body article-body">Only eight months after leaving Oracle to serve as Microsoft's corporate vice president of enterprise open source, Wim Coekaerts returns to his Oracle home.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/wim-coekaerts-returns-oracle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/wim-coekaerts-returns-oracle#comments Industry Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:31:00 +0000 183421 at http://windowsitpro.com <p>Wim Coekaerts, via Oracle.</p> The Excuse Factory http://windowsitpro.com/industry/excuse-factory <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Does your place of employ enjoy a Success Culture?&nbsp; Or is there an overage of negative people and attitudes?&nbsp; The opposite of a Success Culture is not really an &ldquo;Unsuccess Culture&rdquo; - or a completely failing culture.&nbsp; We&rsquo;re all basically in organizations that are succeeding, moving forward through time, and achieving results with some measure of planning and control.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/excuse-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/excuse-factory#comments Industry Wed, 09 Nov 2016 15:37:00 +0000 183351 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Becomes a Card Carrying Open Source Citizen http://windowsitpro.com/industry/microsoft-becomes-card-carrying-open-source-citizen <div class="node-body article-body">All appearances are that Microsoft is no longer an outsider within the enterprise open source community, but a full-fledged citizen.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/microsoft-becomes-card-carrying-open-source-citizen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/microsoft-becomes-card-carrying-open-source-citizen#comments Industry Fri, 28 Oct 2016 19:12:00 +0000 182541 at http://windowsitpro.com At Dell EMC World, Michael Dell lays out three steps modernize IT http://windowsitpro.com/industry/dell-emc-world-michael-dell-lays-out-three-steps-modernize-it <div class="node-body article-body">At Dell's annual conference, its founder lays out his state of the industry address — and how he thinks Dell EMC factors into the transformations ahead.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/dell-emc-world-michael-dell-lays-out-three-steps-modernize-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/dell-emc-world-michael-dell-lays-out-three-steps-modernize-it#comments Industry Dell Dell Dell EMC World Dell EMC World Dell World Dell World EMC EMC Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:58:00 +0000 182161 at http://windowsitpro.com A New Way of Thinking About IT http://windowsitpro.com/industry/new-way-thinking-about-it <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It&rsquo;s not exactly news to say that technology is a big deal for business these days. &nbsp;Even with a long history of companies using computing, there has recently been a tipping point in the world becoming digital and organizations following suit. Whether they are pursuing new customers, developing new products, or extending their brand, businesses are starting to directly drive their outcomes with new technology and new approaches. This has been true for some time for large enterprises, and now companies in the SMB space need to adopt a new mindset.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/new-way-thinking-about-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/new-way-thinking-about-it#comments Industry Business Decision Maker IT Manager Management Management Network Administrator SMB SMB Systems Administrator Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:26:00 +0000 182121 at http://windowsitpro.com IT/Dev Connections: On Site with our Annual Community Driven and Expert Led Conference http://windowsitpro.com/industry/itdev-connections-site-our-annual-community-driven-and-expert-led-conference <div class="node-body gallery-body">Check out our week at IT/Dev Connections in comments from attendees on social media and pictures from throughout the week.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/itdev-connections-site-our-annual-community-driven-and-expert-led-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/itdev-connections-site-our-annual-community-driven-and-expert-led-conference#comments Industry gallery images IT Dev Connections IT/Dev Connections ITDC ITDevConnections Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:14:00 +0000 181931 at http://windowsitpro.com IT/Dev Connections: IT pros share their tips on surviving profession's mid-life crisis http://windowsitpro.com/industry/itdev-connections-it-pros-share-their-tips-surviving-professions-mid-life-crisis <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For many IT professionals, particularly those that got their start in the 90s or early 2000s, career challenges can feel somewhat existential.</p> <p><q>It has traditionally been perceived as a profession for the young,</q> admitted Orin Thomas, who <a href="http://www.itdevconnections.com/dc16/Public/SessionDetails.aspx?FromPage=Sessions.aspx&amp;SessionID=1016045&amp;SessionDateID=1000992">moderated a panel on the subject at IT/Dev Connections</a>. <q>Now that I&#39;m older, am I in danger of becoming obsolete?</q></p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/itdev-connections-it-pros-share-their-tips-surviving-professions-mid-life-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/itdev-connections-it-pros-share-their-tips-surviving-professions-mid-life-crisis#comments Industry Career Career IT/Dev Connections IT/Dev Connections Professionals Professionals Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:45:00 +0000 181921 at http://windowsitpro.com Rich Hay Why You Should Worry About Rare-Earth Availability http://windowsitpro.com/industry/why-you-should-worry-about-rare-earth-availability <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium;">In fact, you shouldn&#39;t. Yes, rare earths are important--arguably irreplaceable--it might already be too late to arrange for many of the supplies computing will need over the next decade, and IT is rife with supply vulnerabilities specifically to rare earths.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.technologyreview.com/s/535381/what-happened-to-the-rare-earths-crisis/" target="_blank">You almost certainly have bigger problems to worry about, though</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/why-you-should-worry-about-rare-earth-availability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/why-you-should-worry-about-rare-earth-availability#comments Industry Industry Industry manufacturing manufacturing Metals Metals Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:00:00 +0000 181871 at http://windowsitpro.com