Profile of Emily JohnsonDigital Content Editor, InformationWeek
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Emily Johnson is the digital content editor for InformationWeek. Prior to this role, Emily worked within UBM America's technology group as an associate editor on their content marketing team. Emily started her career at UBM in 2011 and spent four and a half years in content and marketing roles supporting the UBM America's IT events portfolio. Emily earned her BA in English and a minor in music from the University of California, Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter @gold_em.
Articles by Emily Johnson
When lives are on the line information can make the difference between survival and tragedy. Hereís a look at the technology organizations are using to communicate with the public and employees before, during, and after a disaster occurs.
One app development company is making it easier for other developers to build accessibility into their websites and applications.
Thereís more to elite software delivery and operational performance than just tools and the right cloud architecture.
The new report by DORA on the state of DevOps in 2018 found outsourcing to be the crutch of low software delivery performers.
Damon Edwards, founder, Rundeck Inc. says ticketing systems are expensive and wasteful. Here's his advice for IT groups that want to ditch the old queue.
There might be plenty of career opportunities for those who can bridge technology, people and processes.
Jeff Stovall, CIO for Charlotte, NC. explains the value of having more custom built software in government agencies (and enterprises in general).
Robert LaMagna-Reiter, Sr. Director, Information Security at First National Technology Solutions, shares examples of how to apply your existing IT tools to work for your cloud security strategy.
If you think youíre enlightened because youíre a DevOps shop, hereís news for you: Whether youíre ITIL or DevOps, Agile or Lean, what you call your team wonít prevent failure.
Watch out for navel gazing when it comes to your DevOps success metrics.
How indigenous communities in British Columbia, Canada built their own content platform to take the fate of their languages into their own hands.
Brigid Tabour of Ernst & Young discusses the importance of sponsorship programs to move toward gender parity.
Detroit CIO, Beth Niblock, explains the process of creating data transparency in the wake of Detroit's bankruptcy.
Peyton Maynard-Koran, senior director of worldwide infrastructure at Whole Foods, provides some questions that will help you evaluate the role of your IT organization and ensure an open and productive environment.
IT teams no longer subsist on full-time employees alone; they also include contract and freelance talent. The combination of skills helps round out an IT team. However, sometimes contingent and full-time employees donít get along.
Now that SRE has become a cool job there's been some washing of the title. Sysadmins and IT ops are being rebranded as SREs without businesses actually making any the changes to their tasks. Here's what you should expect as an SRE as well as tips for excelling in the role.
Defining KPIs can be a whole different ballpark when youíre in public sector IT. But even if youíre not, the takeaway from these stories can easily be applied to the private sector: Focus on the impact, the people -- the customers -- and success will follow.
[VIDEO] If you missed Interop ITX or would like to relive it, we have you covered. We've compiled 11 interviews with IT leaders and experts who attended and spoke at Interop ITX 2018, including keynote speakers Sam Ramji, VP Product Management, Google Cloud and Joe Barkai, Consultant, Speaker, Author and Blogger.
DisplayLink has introduced universal USB docking that fulfills the demanding requirements of hot-desking and other emerging digital workplace models.
According to Array Networksí Paul Andersen, network managers no longer need to choose between the high performance of dedicated appliances and the agility NFV offers to run network functions on commodity hardware.
InterOpticís Robert Coenen explains why the rules for optics procurement have changed dramatically -- and how IoT, 5G, and other technologies are driving increased implementation of optical connections.
If youíre in IT, stop saying youíre stressed, youíre busy, or youíre tired. To attract new talent, IT professionals need to engage their communities and speak about the possibilities, not just the deterrents.
Diversity and inclusion require problem identification and problem-solving, two skills that IT professionals are actually really great at.
What do you get when you mix a highly demanded talent pool with a talent shortage? Turnover.
When it comes to software, why choose out-of-the-box plain vanilla when thereís a rainbow of other flavors that you can choose from and swirl together?
What is it that enables some IT leaders to fly in the face of stress while others crumble? Itís called resilience, and itís a skill, not a talent.
If you thought your company culture was good or bad or a static thing within the organization, well, guess again.
Ask any CIO and they'll likely tell you one of their greatest fears is a data breach, and rightfully so. Having a plan in place for when the worst does happen and knowing there's a team of people to back you up should relieve some of the anxiety.
Despite the name, soft skills are actually really hard to master. Yet more and more, they're proving to be the attributes that give candidates an edge when looking for new roles and leadership positions.
As automation becomes a fact of life, newer roles, such as site reliability engineer, emerge. For IT pros looking for their next move, hereís a little background about the role as well as some common misunderstandings about it.
It's time to ditch the phrase no-ops. DevOps gives IT the opportunity to expand their current skill sets in new roles and become better leaders by managing cross-functional teams. No, all we see are new-ops.
What's the most pressing issue in government IT? Well, the resistance to it.
I went digging in the weeds of the current cloud pricing battlefield to understand what is going on so you don't have to. Here's what I learned matters a lot, a little, and just enough.
With the rise in attacks on stadiums, airports, and concerts, along with the increased severity of natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods, researchers at Embry-Riddle are studying how humans behave on the worst days of their lives.
As enterprises move beyond the phase of initial cloud adoption and into hybrid and multicloud environments, the complexity of managing all the moving parts begins to set in.
As organizations get ready to invest (or further invest) in AI, some recent research efforts offer insight into what the status quo is around AI in the enterprise and the barriers that could impede adoption.
IT was once viewed as a back-office function, filled with disgruntled, reserved workers, but the view of the IT role and worker is changing, and itís showing in IT job satisfaction levels.
How one organization is using a data prep tool to combat human trafficking and slavery.
Shawn Zandi, Principal Network Architect, LinkedIn shares how to build a data center architecture that can handle the huge growth that LinkedIn continues to experience.
Juliet Okafor, VP of business development at Fortress Information Security, shared why she thinks the security talent shortage is a myth.
Jayne Groll, CEO of the DevOps Institute joins us at the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX to talk about the greatest DevOps myths and explain what DevOps really is.
Interop ITX speaker Rob Hiltbrand, director of technology for The Liberty Group, shared how their IT team managed a growth from four to 19 offices with the cloud.
At the Strata Big Data Conference in New York, one of the major themes was the responsibility that data scientists have to do their best to prevent the biases and prejudices that exist in society from creeping into data and the way algorithms are built.
KBG Consulting's Kathryn Brett Goldman shares the value of building soft skills in the IT department at the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX.
Interop ITX 2017 keynoter, Susie Wee, VP and CTO of DevNet Innovations for Cisco, sat down with us at the InformationWeek News Desk to talk about the intersection of applications and infrastructure.
Joseph Eng, CIO at TravelClick visited us at the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX to share how to identify your IT culture and hire the right people for your team.
Ed Anderson, Global CIO, World Vision International sat down with Dark Reading editor, Sara Peters, at the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX to talk about their award-winning security strategy.
Companies are overly confident about their cybersecurity, and itís leaving their data (and maybe yours too), open to some major security risks.
Young people canít ignore the news. Data breaches are everywhere and theyíre beginning to realize that itís up to them to keep our personal and national information private.
While IT teams seem to face similar obstacles every year (talent shortages, tight budgets), the technology and methods they use to meet those challenges are rapidly improving and evolving.
The pressure to become a digital business is pushing IT leaders to innovate more than ever before. Discover the areas they are focusing on to create change and digitally transform.
Fannie Mae's focus on the customer led them to a DevSecOps strategy that won 1st place in the InformationWeek IT Excellence DevOps category.
Ladders for Leaders is a New York City initiative by the Office of the Mayor that aims to tackle NYC's youth employment crisis while training what they hope will be the most diverse tech workforce.
Mitre's infrastructure team used physics, EU voltage standards, and cross-team collaboration to reduce their data center costs by 20%. Jim Treadway, Chief Engineer of Infrastructure for Mitre stopped by the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX to talk the strategy that won 2nd place in the InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards infrastructure category.
At quality assurance company, ULTRA Testing, 75% of the employees have autism spectrum disorder. The companyís co-founder says that gives the business a competitive advantage, and has helped them produce better results than IT heavyweights like IBM.
Issues such as performance, payroll priorities, and a lack of expertise in data center management have healthcare institutions moving to the cloud.
Consider just a few of the reasons a CIO should join the rest of their IT team at Interop ITX, instead of staying back at the office this year.
Interop ITX (formerly known simply as Interop) has shed its old skin as a purely networking and infrastructure focused show and has implemented a community-driven approach to build an agenda that reflects the evolving IT landscape.
InformationWeek spoke with the author of our 2017 State of the Cloud report to get his take on the data and trends in cloud computing.
Is private cloud on its way out and is hybrid cloud practical? This infographic provides a snapshot of key data points from our 2017 State of the Cloud report.
Interop commits to gender diversity in tech by actively recruiting women speakers and creating a female-friendly conference.
Join Interop and International Integrated Solutions on November 13 for a free Webcast on how to take advantage of the cloudís transformative potential.
Join your peers and a stellar lineup of independent experts, IT practitioners, and tech visionaries at Interop Las Vegas.
Find out what's on the frontier of cloud applications from Bernard Golden and a lineup of cloud experts at Interop New York.
Eric Hanselmanís SDN track at Interop will help IT pros understand what they can do with SDN now to solve real problems.
Interopís Business of IT track chair Romi Mahajan has developed a host of sessions for Interop New York to help IT leaders propel their businesses and organizations forward.