Contributor

Esther Shein

Freelance Writer

Esther Shein is a freelance writer and editor specializing in technology, business and education. Her work has appeared in several online and print publications, including Inc., Computerworld, NetworkComputing, InformationWeek, BYTE, CIO, CMO.com and The Boston Globe. She has written thought leadership whitepapers, customer case studies and marketing materials in addition to news and feature articles. Prior to going freelance she was the editor-in-chief of Datamation, an online enterprise technology magazine. She was also a senior writer at eWeek (formerly PC Week) and worked at The Associated Press.

Articles by Esther Shein

Quality Managed IT Services Come to Those Who Don’t Wait

By Esther Shein

Outsourcing managed IT services provides businesses with a competitive edge and allows IT more time to prioritize mission-critical problems. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

November 13, 2017

How to Build an Effective Disaster Recovery Plan

By Esther Shein

A robust disaster recovery plan is critical to a company's ability to recover and continue operations following a crisis. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

October 23, 2017

How to Choose the Right MSSP to Manage Security Protection

By Esther Shein

As organizations turn to MSSPs for security protection, they need to evaluate if their provider is equipped to offer the best support for their needs. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

September 25, 2017

Developing an Agile IT Experience in the Enterprise

By Esther Shein

An agile IT environment requires both a cultural change and having the right technology to gain cognitive insights from your data. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

August 22, 2017

ITaaS Improves Business Processes in the Hybrid Cloud

By Esther Shein

ITaaS and hybrid cloud can help create a more agile, scalable and efficient IT architecture. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

August 7, 2017

Why Companies Should Consider a Continuous Delivery Model

By Esther Shein

Through a continuous delivery model, companies can foster agile teams and develop more reliable software that can ship at any time. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

July 28, 2017

Will Your IT Budget Benefit From External Tech Support?

By Esther Shein

If you don't have the in-house skills or the IT budget to build an internal infrastructure, your enterprise could benefit from IT support services. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

July 25, 2017

Advancing Hospitality Technology Keeps Staff Focused on Customers

By Esther Shein

Hospitality technology requires support services to manage infrastructure and provide an enhanced customer experience. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

June 28, 2017

2017 IBM Fellow Hillery Hunter Fosters Technology Innovation in Cognitive Computing

By Esther Shein

IBM Fellow Hillery Hunter is fostering technology innovation in cognitive computing infrastructure. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

June 13, 2017

IBM Adds Four Competencies to Enhance Cognitive Computing

By Esther Shein

Channel partners now have more to add to their cognitive computing arsenal with the introduction of four new competencies from IBM. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

June 1, 2017

Cognitive Search: Taking Cognitive Computing to the Next Level

By Esther Shein

Cognitive search technology is replacing keyword search as a new way of delivering highly relevant information. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

May 12, 2017

A Modern Disaster Recovery Plan for the Hybrid Cloud

By Esther Shein

Evolving business requirements and hybrid architecture require enterprises to implement a modern disaster recovery plan. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

May 10, 2017

CDOs and CIOs Must Work in Tandem for Successful AI Integration

By Esther Shein

AI integration is a business imperative when it comes to investing in new technologies over the next three to five years. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

April 26, 2017

BI Process and Enterprise Mobility: A Match Made in Heaven

By Esther Shein

Enterprise mobility experts can optimize the BI process to make workers more productive and efficient. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

April 18, 2017

Digital Technology and the CMO: Strange Bedfellows No More

By Esther Shein

For CMOs, leveraging digital technology is now an imperative to better understand customers and provide satisfying experiences. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

February 21, 2017

Dress for Success: How to Keep Up With Retail Technology Trends

By Esther Shein

To satisfy customer expectations for a convenient, seamless shopping experience, retailers need to be at the forefront of these retail technology trends. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

December 26, 2016

Mobility Management Makes Mobile Checkout Less Worrisome

By Esther Shein

Mobile checkout allows users to swipe their credit card at a restaurant table, avoid long lines at the cash register and conduct the transaction anywher Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

December 13, 2016

Smart Technology: Breakfast of Champions for Team Performance

By Esther Shein

Between the NFL, the NBA, the MLB and the NHL, it's hard to resist smart technology as it becomes more accurate to measuring team performance. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

November 22, 2016

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Data Center Growth Options

By Esther Shein

Data center growth is still on organizations' radar, as Gartner projected spending on systems will reach $75 billion this year — up 3 percent from 2015. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

November 3, 2016

Increasing Use of Digital Payment Technologies Generates New Security Concerns

By Esther Shein

As companies use digital payment technologies to pay vendors, it is critical that they employ the right security measures. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

October 17, 2016

How to Use Mobile Devices for Effective Disaster Response

By Esther Shein

Mobile devices are no longer optional for certain aspects of daily life, so it's only natural that businesses should use them for disaster response. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

October 3, 2016

IoT Security Concerns Increasing as Device Usage Spikes

By Esther Shein

Data analytics technologies may transform business productivity, but they're also spurring concerns about IoT security. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

September 5, 2016

Dealing With the Dreaded Data Caps

By Esther Shein

ISPs are notorious for implementing data caps on bandwidth usage. Data compression and QoS routers can help. Here's what companies need to know. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

August 26, 2016

Agile Teams and Solid IT Leadership are Key in a DevOps Organization

By Esther Shein

With the ability to deliver systems faster, cheaper and often of better quality, it's no wonder that momentum for DevOps and agile teams is growing. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

August 4, 2016

The Hybrid Cloud Lets Schools Maintain Data Policies While Staying Flexible

By Esther Shein

It might make sense for the education sector to implement hybrid cloud model as new data policies require their information to remain on-site. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

July 11, 2016

How Scalable Infrastructure Lets Airlines Soar to New Heights

By Esther Shein

With summer travel season in full swing, it's imperative for airlines to have scalable infrastructure and solid business continuity processes. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

June 22, 2016

IT Learning Opportunities for CIOs and Execs Over the Summer

By Esther Shein

IT learning opportunities over the summer can help CIOs and high-level IT managers hone their skills. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

June 7, 2016

Coming to a Supermarket Near You: An Interactive Digital Shopping Experience

By Esther Shein

Supermarket retailers are increasingly testing out new technologies to create a better digital shopping experience beyond their point-of-sale systems. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

June 3, 2016

Incident Response Plan: How Are You Protecting Your Organization?

By Esther Shein

A detailed incident response plan can mean the difference between business continuity and shutdown. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

April 28, 2016

The Explosion of Digital Content Mandates Effective Data Storage

By Esther Shein

Data storage is a critical aspect of media and entertainment companies of all sizes, since they archive hundreds and hundreds of pieces of content. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

April 5, 2016

New Mobile Management Options for BYOD-Driven Enterprises

By Esther Shein

With the number of mobile devices in enterprises on the rise, it has never been more important to have a thorough BYOD policy in place. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

March 7, 2016

How Automakers Can Avoid Supply Chain Disruption During Natural Disasters

By Esther Shein

Supply chain disruption due to natural disaster has become a huge concern for the automotive industry, especially in riskier countries. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

February 17, 2016

Citizen Engagement Improves With Government Mobility

By Esther Shein

Citizen engagement can only improve when federal agencies treat mobility it as a top priority. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

January 21, 2016

The CTO, the Cloud and the Campaign

By Esther Shein

CTOs are using the cloud for so many business processes. The savvy campaign CTO is learning how invaluable cloud computing is, too. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

January 13, 2016

Seasonal Workers Make Managed IT Support Services a Gift During the Holidays

By Esther Shein

For retailers, outsourcing IT support services is almost always a better alternative to hiring seasonal workers to fill in for vacationing staff. Read More

By Esther Shein
Freelance Writer

December 21, 2015