Sandra Gittlen

Contributing Writer

Sandra Gittlen is a freelance writer and editor in the greater Boston area. She covers a range of topics, including technology, business, healthcare, financial and lifestyle.

Platforms in the cloud take heavy lifting out of architecture tasks

Trim your application portfolio for savings

Trim your application portfolio for savings

Reducing the number of applications can save money, but be prepared for a potentially tedious inventory process -- and for users with emotional attachments.

6 colleges turning out open source talent

6 colleges turning out open source talent

Most IT departments have project roadmaps that will require open-source skills, but finding recent college grads with open source talent can be challenging.

Data lakes: A better way to analyze customer data

Data lakes: A better way to analyze customer data

Get over the idea of perfection. Data lakes are all about 'good enough' information regarding your customers that you can find patterns in, act on and, in some cases, make money from.

Open source: Career-maker, or wipeout?

Open source: Career-maker, or wipeout?

Is a career focused solely on open source sustainable? Experts predict a wave of opportunities for IT pros with all-open-source résumés — in five years or so.

SDN pioneers gain visibility, control over bandwidth

SDN pioneers gain visibility, control over bandwidth

Software-defined networks can give IT the agility and flexibility to manage today's dynamic data centers and private cloud infrastructures. Some early adopters have already jumped on board. Here's what they've learned.

Technology that predicts your next security fail

Technology that predicts your next security fail

There's both art and science to predictive analytics in a security setting, early adopters say.

Best practices for email security

Best practices for email security

6 ways to tighten up email policies and improve network security.

Cloud jumping: When it's time to switch providers

Cloud jumping: When it's time to switch providers

Best practices for successfully switching cloud providers, plus advice for avoiding traps such as vendor lock-in and more.

The hunt is on to extend battery life for mobile devices

The hunt is on to extend battery life for mobile devices

Check out 5 battery-boosting technologies being tested in research labs now.

Revamping your insider threat program

Revamping your insider threat program

Why it's important to do now, and factors to consider.

Quitting time: How to make a graceful exit

One in four U.S. tech workers is in job-hunting mode, according to IT employment research.

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