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.

10 things to know about Cisco's certification overhaul

Are new Cisco certs too much? Network pros react

Are new Cisco certs too much? Network pros react

Major changes to Cisco's certification program emphasize network programming, automation.

Is hybrid cloud certification right for you?

Is hybrid cloud certification right for you?

Hybrid cloud training can help enterprise IT professionals who are trying to optimize private and public cloud resources.

Enterprises tap edge computing for IoT analytics

Enterprises tap edge computing for IoT analytics

IoT deployments are fueling investments in edge computing infrastructure, including edge gateways and hyperconverged infrastructure.

Real-world backup woes and how to fix them

Real-world backup woes and how to fix them

How four enterprises solved problems with their backup and restore processes

How network pros acquire skills for SDN, programmable networks

How network pros acquire skills for SDN, programmable networks

Changing networks require changing skills. Learn how some IT pros are developing network programming skills to navigate the shift to software-defined networking (SDN) and respond to the increasing complexity of IT infrastructure...

How to staff the hybrid cloud

How to staff the hybrid cloud

IT leaders share their advice for getting network and infrastructure teams ready for hybrid cloud environments.

Is Cisco's CCIE certificate relevant anymore?

Is Cisco's CCIE certificate relevant anymore?

The Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIE) certification is a career pinnacle for many network professionals. But not everyone thinks it's worth the investment in time and money.

Disaster recovery as a service: Options grow to fit needs

Disaster recovery as a service: Options grow to fit needs

If enterprises have defined their disaster-recovery needs and validated vendor capabilities, DRaaS can make it easier to weather service outages.

How to boost collaboration between network and security teams

How to boost collaboration between network and security teams

IT executives differ on whether network and security pros should work on separate or integrated teams, but they agree collaboration is key.

SD-WAN: The inside scoop from real-world deployments

SD-WAN: The inside scoop from real-world deployments

Enterprise network pros share SD-WAN best practices and lessons learned.

Cloud vs. on-premises: Finding the right balance

Cloud vs. on-premises: Finding the right balance

For some IT shops, security is the gating factor for which apps go into the cloud. Others are all-in for the cloud, and still others don't want much to do with it at all.

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