7 hot IT training trends — and 7 going cold

IT pros and business users frequently report that they want more opportunities to develop new skills to keep their careers from stagnating, and employers find that ongoing training can help retain experienced talent. A recent survey by LinkedIn found that nearly 70 percent of employees prefer to learn new skills at work, nearly 60 percent…

5 reasons DevOps initiatives fail

Agile software development has kicked waterfall to the curb, as CIOs have jettisoned drawn-out projects in favor of crisper application delivery. But to keep pace in the rapidly evolving digital age, many CIOs are turning to agile’s swifter cousin: DevOps, an even faster way of expediting software to market.  Those who have drunk the vendor…

What’s driving IT budgets for 2019

The majority of IT leaders expect their 2019 IT budgets to increase or remain unchanged, driven largely by the need to upgrade aging infrastructure, accelerate a shift to the cloud or improve the employee experience of what IT offers. The 2019 State of IT Budgets report from Spiceworks surveyed 780 technology leaders and executives from…

How to get more innovation from your IT outsourcer

While cost containment and performance improvements have long been primary drivers for IT services decisions, the desire for disruptive solutions is eclipsing those traditional rationales. IT leaders are seeking innovation — not only internally but from outsourcing partners — as they look to help the business become more agile and adaptive, create new products and…