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.

Q&A: DisruptDC co-founder sees the need for a government/tech nexus

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.

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.

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