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.

Real-world backup woes and how to fix them

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.

9 things your service provider wants you to know

9 things your service provider wants you to know

Enterprise IT can avoid some of the pitfalls in these tricky relationships by heeding advice from the providers themselves.

10 tips for helming IT through ups and downs

10 tips for helming IT through ups and downs

Impending mergers, ultrafast growth and sharp dips all put pressure on IT leaders to make quick decisions about tech plans and priorities. Here’s how to make IT shine during times of change.

Platforms in the cloud take heavy lifting out of architecture tasks

Platforms in the cloud take heavy lifting out of architecture tasks

As tech giants battle for cloud dominance, businesses looking to offload heavy-duty infrastructure tasks are reaping hefty rewards from platform-as-a-service offerings. Here’s how three IT leaders mixed and matched their powerful yet...

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.

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