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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in August 2006
IT Managers Appear To Be Everywhere
Commentary  |  8/29/2006  | 
Look around your IT department. Doesn't it seem that every other person is a manager? That feeling isn't too far-fetched. The number of IT managers in recent years is way up. In mid-2006, the government classified 390,000 IT professionals in the United States as managers, up 119,000, or 44%, from mid-2001.
Panda Warns of Cybercrime
News  |  8/28/2006  | 
Eighty-eight percent of the new malware detected by PandaLabs in the second quarter of 2006 was related to cyber-crime
U.S. A Middling Fourth In Top 10 Countries For Tech Worker Value
Commentary  |  8/22/2006  | 
Here's the scenario: You're in charge of technology for a U.S. multinational, and you need to roll up 1,000 computer programmers fast to support a new business initiative. Do you choose homegrown talent, or do you outsource to some far-flung continent? Based on industry data and conversations I've had with senior tech executives, I've compiled a subjective list of the top 10 countries, from first to worst, that are the best options for fulfilling your company's IT labor requirements.
Pepsi Outsources CEO Job To India
Commentary  |  8/16/2006  | 
Among the more frequent suggestions I hear from American tech workers opposed to outsourcing is this: "Why don't they just outsource the CEO?" Well, one major U.S. multinational just did…sort of.
CSC To Cut 1,800 Domestic Jobs, Add 2,000 Offshore Workers
News  |  8/9/2006  | 
CSC also says it may close some facilities, according to a Wednesday regulatory filing by the company.
U.S. Tech Workers In Hot Demand Despite More Outsourcing
Commentary  |  8/8/2006  | 
So much for predictions that outsourcing would turn the United States into a nation of burger flippers. A new survey shows that most tech professionals are too busy working to worry about competition from low-cost labor in India. And here's the most stunning thing about all this.
Where Are The Jobs? IT Services
Commentary  |  8/8/2006  | 
IT services firms employ 1.27 million people, not even 1% of the nearly 135.4 million nonfarm workers in America. Yet the growth in IT services employment last month represented 10.4% of all new jobs in the United States.
Cognizant Sees Dramatic Growth, Outlines Exec Changes
News  |  8/3/2006  | 
Second-quarter earnings help propel the IT services company into the coveted No. 4 ranking among outsourcers.
Vericept Does 360
News  |  8/2/2006  | 
Vericept announced Vericept Desktop 360-degree, providing content visibility and control to enterprise desktops

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