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  • Enterprise mobile application development changes IT strategy

    IT administrators today have a big job: ensuring that end users' needs are met in an ever-changing mobile and desktop computing landscape. Part of this includes getting more involved with enterprise mobile application development. This month's cover story from editor in chief Colin Steele explores how enterprise mobile application development fits into IT's overall end-user computing strategy and what technologies are available to help fuse the two sides.

    This issue also recaps the winners of the Best of Citrix Synergy Awards from this year's conference in Orlando, Fla. Plus, columnists dig into the ways cloud influences mobility and why organizations should move from physical to virtual desktops. For a more in-depth look at one desktop virtualization approach, readers can check out Gabe Knuth's Deep Dive on Remote Desktop Session Host. Finally, IT pros share how they take advantage of social collaboration software in their enterprises.

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  • Acquiring cybersecurity insurance: Why collaboration is key

    Cybersecurity insurance is becoming more important to enterprises as threats increase. Sean Martin explains why enterprise departments need to work together to acquire it. Continue Reading

  • What will IT/OT convergence mean for enterprises? Orchestration of things

    Integrated and intelligent services are changing how organizations interact with connected data, representing a global reality: an IT/OT convergence. Continue Reading

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  • The API industry drives enterprise collaboration

    Enterprises aiming to improve their bottom line face a new API industry to help them achieve their goals. While in the past APIs were a nice thing to have, today they reach beyond technology and have become an integral business component.

    In this API industry, organizations must be sure they are targeting internal and external developers, incorporating APIs into their digital strategy and collaborating with vendors to meet business needs. In this edition of Network Evolution, we explore how the API industry is helping enterprises seek better ways to reach their audiences and fulfill business needs.

    We also examine how network infrastructure is facing its own shifting landscape. Enterprises are looking at ways to borrow the best hyperscale techniques of massive networks built by the likes of Google and Amazon to enhance their own infrastructure design. There's even a name for the smaller enterprises building effective designs on a smaller scale: Meet the new "webscaler."

    Finally, Odessa Medical Health Center is making strides toward 100% network uptime by using dark fiber services in this month's Subnet.

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  • The API economy goals should include more collaboration

    IT pros addressing business needs in the API economy must be sure they're collaborating with the right teams and building technology that attracts developers. Continue Reading

  • IT pros connect with group communication software

    An online group of industry professionals used a new app to transition from an online discussion board to a more integrated, collaborative way to network. Continue Reading

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  • The essential guide to supply chain management best practices

    In a volatile landscape, where customer expectations and supply chain complexity are growing by the day, you can't afford to bring anything but your A-game. This guide shows you how. Continue Reading

  • Future networks jettison traditional networking thinking

    Software-defined networking gets all the headlines, but there's another trend gaining traction in future networks: software-based networking. Enterprises are increasing their reliance on software -- rather than manual coding -- to automate tasks ranging from switch configuration to making it easy for a teacher to use her school's wireless network to give a presentation. In this edition of Network Evolution, we examine some of the steps organizations are taking to exploit the benefits of software-based networks. It's not just allowing IT staff to be more productive; it's saving them hundreds of thousands of dollars in future network expenses.

    Also in this issue, we take a look at shadow IT. It might have a bad reputation, but some IT departments are finding unexpected upsides when users download and run their own software on the enterprise network. In today's app-store culture, keeping shadow IT in check is increasingly difficult. This feature highlights different approaches that help IT craft enlightened shadow IT policies and explores different approaches to unsanctioned app use that take security requirements and enterprise goals into account.

    And finally, we reveal the results of TechTarget's annual IT Priorities Survey. Notably, network engineers said upgrading their existing networks was their top overall goal in 2017, with almost half of respondents saying their organizations would invest in software and systems.

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  • City Football Group moves from paper to SAP cloud-based HR software

    City Football Group last year replaced paper-based systems with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central and Performance & Goals and is using SAP Jam for collaboration on projects. Continue Reading

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