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Data-center training, recruitment changes needed to avoid staff shortages

Data-center managers need to raise the profile of available job roles and rethink hiring tactics, say executives from Google Data Centers and Compass Datacenters.

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Report: IT employment improves in January

IT job losses driven by COVID-19 stabilized as hiring trends rebounded.

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The data-center workforce needs skills in cloud, analytics, and programming

Distributed cloud is changing how data-center infrastructure is designed and managed. As staffing requirements grow globally, organizations are looking for IT pros with skills that include cloud management, data analytics, network...

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The future of work: Coming sooner than you think

What will your worklife be like years from now? Today's work-from-home world has given us a glimpse of the future, as these five articles from CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, and Network World illustrate.

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Data-center staffing shortage to spike in coming years

With data-center recruitment issues projected to increase, researchers from Uptime Institute are concerned the bar is set too high for applicants.

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Hot network certifications: Multi-skill certs to dominate 2021

As organizations shifted to home-based work, certifying bodies saw the biggest increase in entry-level networking certifications. But in 2021, more advanced, cross-certifications that combine skills will rank among the most...

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IT workforce suffering under COVID-19, waiting on herd immunity for rebound

Middle-management IT salaries take a hit, bonuses and raises ‘all but eliminated’ by COVID-19, an IT-management consultancy report says.

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Network training 2021: Businesses grow their own IT expertise to meet new challenges

With COVID-19 and a rising need for SASE, SD-WAN and cloud skills, businesses increasingly rely on in-house training to provide hands-on experience.

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Getting grounded in AWS cloud skills

With some AWS certifications, IT pros can expect cloud-related jobs that pay $130,000+, analysts say.

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Take part in the 2021 IT Salary Survey

Whether you’re scouting out a new job or looking to fill a key IT role, access to salary data is an important tool. Help us help you by taking our 10-minute IT Salary Survey.

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Gartner: COVID-era infrastructure trends you should know about

A remote IT workforce, distributed cloud services, and core modernization efforts are driving changes in enterprise infrastructure and operations teams.

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IT leaders grapple with the new normal

Five articles examine the challenges faced by leaders across all segments of IT – and the solutions that have made a difference.

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Still not dead: The mainframe hangs on, sustained by Linux and hybrid cloud

The mainframe-Linux alliance turns 20 this month and is proving to be more vital than ever, primarily in the form of Big Iron-based Red Hat OpenShift.

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VMware certifications, virtualization skills get a boost from pandemic

Demand for virtualization skills rises as pandemic pushes more enterprise functions to cloud. IT pros are cashing in with or without certs, for now.

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IT employment takes a hit but overall remains healthy

July saw a loss of 134,000 IT jobs, but net IT employment is still up by more than 203,000 positions since the outbreak of COVID-19.

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Google, Facebook, SpaceX battle to connect remote workers

The coronavirus crisis is driving employees out of the cities and into remote areas where bandwidth is low or nonexistent. Google, Facebook, SpaceX and others all have a dog in this fight.

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How to manage contracts in a multi-cloud environment

One management challenge of a multi-cloud environment is how to handle all the contracts that come with using multiple providers and services.

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14 IT certifications that will survive and thrive in the pandemic

These tech certifications not only have high value now, but employers will continue to value them as the coronavirus continues.

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IT skills to master for a better post-pandemic job

Network pros can be learning new skills during the pandemic to support shifting IT priorities.

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The keys to a successful remote work strategy

Getting remote work right is tough. But with a mission-driven approach and effective technology, a productive remote work strategy can really pay off.

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