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Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook Discuss STEM Funding, Immigration Reform
News  |  7/28/2016  | 
During the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation panel in Philadelphia, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft representatives issued another call to action for increased STEM funding and for revisions to the nation's immigration policy.
10 Hiring Challenges Confronting CIOs
Slideshows  |  7/28/2016  | 
CIOs are seeing the highest level of skills shortage since the Great Recession of 2008-09 and other hiring issues, according to the 2016 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey. Find out where these challenges exist and to what extent.
Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2016  | 
Drew Lentz, a solutions architect with Frontera Consulting, says he believes that IT needs to look beyond WiFi technology and create a unique, wireless connected experience that benefits not only employees, but businesses as well. Lentz touched upon that topic and more during his conversation with Senior Editor Sara Peters.
9 High Tech Cities Outside Silicon Valley To Explore
Slideshows  |  7/20/2016  | 
California's Silicon Valley is one of the world's most famous tech hubs, but there are many up-and-coming cities investing in infrastructure, transportation, and growing startup scenes. Here are nine destinations around the world for tech-savvy travelers.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
IBM's second quarter total revenues and earnings per share declined again, but executives and analysts put their focus on the company's strategic initiatives, which showed continued growth in the most recent quarter.
Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer?
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
Genomic research and precision medicine are on the leading edge of cancer research and treatment, but the huge size of the data sets and the complexity of sharing those data sets among researchers thwarts progress. Here's one project that is aiming to remove those obstacles.
How To Hire Analytical Workers: 10 Traits To Seek
Slideshows  |  7/19/2016  | 
Companies competing on data need the right skill sets and mindsets in place to succeed over the long term. While more individuals are analyzing data as part of their jobs, their ability to do so varies greatly, even among peers. We've identified 10 key traits of an analytical mind, and explain what to look for in your next hire and what skills to cultivate in your own career.
Why It's Time To Dump Your Old-School Hiring Practices 
Commentary  |  7/18/2016  | 
Detroit Labs needed to find a new way of hiring employees. The agency, which focuses on full-service mobile, wearable, and internet hardware, needed candidates who could demonstrate their abilities to think as well as act. The company's co-founder, Nathan Hughes, tells us how old-school hiring practices were completely rewritten, what the new hiring model looks like, and how your organization can follow suit.
10 Strange Job Interview Questions Big Tech Companies Ask
Slideshows  |  7/18/2016  | 
Tech companies are notorious for asking bizarre interview questions. Here are 10 such head-scratchers that candidates were asked during job interviews at Google, Apple, Microsoft, and other major tech firms.
11 Programming Languages For DevOps Success
Slideshows  |  7/17/2016  | 
DevOps uses languages for software development and languages for deployment automation. If you want to be successful with either side of DevOps, these languages will help.
Data Science Skills Gap, Pokémon Go Maps: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/17/2016  | 
The data and analytics skills gap is an obstacle to achieving digital transformation, according to a Gartner survey; Microsoft is looking to fill that skills gap with a new online degree program; and Pokémon Go's creator shares the secrets behind how the game's maps were created.
Microsoft Launches Online Data Science Degree Program
News  |  7/15/2016  | 
Microsoft is addressing the shortage of workers with data science skills with a new professional degree program offered online. The company said the data science degree will serve as a pilot for future offerings.
Robot Job Stealers: 3 Industries At Risk
News  |  7/14/2016  | 
When it comes to industries and occupations that face the greatest chance of having robots replace humans as workers, a recent McKinsey & Co. report provides some insight. Is your job on the line?
IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
News  |  7/14/2016  | 
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
Ransomware: How Should IT Respond?
Ransomware: How Should IT Respond?
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2016  | 
How should IT respond to increased ransomware attacks? John Pironti, President of IP Architects, spoke with Senior Editor Sara Peters at this year's Interop about the issues.
Facebook CIO Likes Microsoft Office 365
News  |  7/13/2016  | 
Facebook and Microsoft have inked a deal to migrate the social media giant's 13,000 employees to Office 365. Facebook will continue to use its own collaborative tools instead of Skype for Business and Yammer.
Gartner: Brexit Will Hurt IT Spending Worldwide
News  |  7/7/2016  | 
Gartner's updated IT spending forecast for 2016 is slightly improved, but the research firm warned that it doesn't account for the recent UK vote to leave the European Union. The Brexit vote will dampen IT spending worldwide.
12 Ways To Cultivate A Data-Savvy Workforce
Slideshows  |  7/7/2016  | 
Organizations aspiring to become data-driven need to take a close look at their HR practices. If your company's hiring and retention standards aren't keeping up with the times, you may be losing valuable job candidates and employees. To minimize the pitfalls of building a data-savvy workforce, consider these tips.
IBM Rolls Out New Job-Cutting Plan In The Netherlands
News  |  7/6/2016  | 
According to a leaked company memo, IBM is imposing involuntary job cuts in the Netherlands for the first time. Does the move serve as a template for Big Blue to impose forced layoffs in regions where local labor laws have made it difficult to impose mandatory cuts?
IT Skills Gap Hurts Enterprise Security: Survey
Commentary  |  7/6/2016  | 
A survey of IT executives, managers, and practitioners finds the biggest challenges in infosec are around skills, not technology.
Data Generation Gap: Younger IT Workers Believe The Hype
News  |  7/4/2016  | 
There's a growing generation gap when it comes the promise of revenues from data-driven projects. Where younger workers see the future, older workers may only see another cycle of tech hype.
From Tech Support to CEO: Why Niche Matters More Than Gender
Commentary  |  7/4/2016  | 
Sarah Lahav, CEO of SysAid Technologies, took the first steps on her path toward leadership as a member of the Israeli Defense Forces. Here, she shares her experiences rising through the ranks in tech, and offers advice about cornering your niche and treating it like the most important job you will ever have.
10 IT Hiring Plans For Second Half Of 2016
Slideshows  |  7/4/2016  | 
While CIOs say they expect to see a slight dip in IT hiring plans for the last six months of this year, according to resent survey results, one tech recruiter says the outlook appears positive. Here's a closer look at CIO hiring plans for the remaining months of 2016, including layoffs, the most in-demand IT skills, and the hottest regions.
10 Career-Boosting Books For Your Summer Reading List
Slideshows  |  7/1/2016  | 
Take some of your free summer hours to dive into one of these books written by well-known business and IT leaders, including Bill Gates, Michael Dell, and Andrew Grove, and learn their perspectives on management and success.
Enterprises: Tear Down Your Engineering Silos
Enterprises: Tear Down Your Engineering Silos
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2016  | 
Will Murrell, a senior network engineer with UNICOM systems, knows a thing or two about silos. UNICOM develops a variety of software and other tools to work with IBM's mainframe, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. Murrell recently talked with InformationWeek senior editor Sara Peters about a new breed of engineers trying to break down corporate barriers for good.
10 Programming Languages And Tools Data Scientists Use Now
Slideshows  |  6/29/2016  | 
Looking to get started with data science but not sure how to get started? Take a look at our list of 10 programming languages and tools that are hot among data scientists and data analysts right now.
LinkedIn Ranks Best Companies At Attracting, Retaining Talent
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
Which companies are the best at attracting and retaining talent? In the US, the Top 10 are all technology companies, according to a new list of "Top Attractors" from LinkedIn, based on the careers social network site's internal research.
Solar Impulse 2 Embarks On Atlantic Crossing
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, has taken off to cross the Atlantic in four days, in one of the most hazardous legs of its trip around the world.
10 CIO Career Trends That May Surprise You
Slideshows  |  6/21/2016  | 
The CIO role is fundamentally changing as the position increasingly calls for being a combination of a technology strategist, revenue generator, and business leader. Here are 10 trends that illustrate this transformation.
9 Fun Tools For Teaching Kids To Code
Slideshows  |  6/20/2016  | 
Young people should learn to code. Young people should also have fun. Here are nine systems, programs, and websites that will help you help them do both.
Solar Impulse 2: 11 Images From Its Awe-Inspiring Journey
Slideshows  |  6/19/2016  | 
If Solar Impulse 2 successfully completes its planned journey through Europe and back to the Middle East, it will have accomplished something previously believed impossible: heavier-than-air flight fueled only by the power gleaned from the sun's rays.
Sapho Gives Enterprise Applications A Millennial-Friendly Makeover
News  |  6/16/2016  | 
Logging into and performing tasks on what can be dozens of different enterprise applications can eat up a lot of an enterprise employee's workday. A company called Sapho is looking to solve that with a "micro app" on-premises platform that delivers a unified interface of tasks to users via desktop or smartphone.
10 Most-Loved Tech CEOs
Slideshows  |  6/16/2016  | 
Glassdoor recently published its list of highest-rated CEOs. Half of the top 20 CEOs featured hail from the tech industry. Who are they, and what sets them apart?
Business Continuity Can't Rely On Twitter
Commentary  |  6/15/2016  | 
When you need to tell the IT team how to respond in an emergency, you need something more powerful than Twitter. Exactly how much more do you need?
Will Microsoft Keep LinkedIn's Commitment To Open Source?
Commentary  |  6/14/2016  | 
Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn gives the software giant a social network for professional and business users. But does the deal threaten LinkedIn's ongoing involvement and commitment to the open source community?
9 Tech Giants Embracing The Open Source Revolution
Slideshows  |  6/13/2016  | 
It was only 15 years ago that Microsoft's then-CEO likened open source software licenses to "a cancer." But today, Redmond is joining other tech giants in donating intellectual property to the hive mind of open source. Here's why it matters.
How To Attract Top Cloud Dev Talent
Commentary  |  5/31/2016  | 
Dr. Angel Diaz of IBM co-chaired and co-authored MathML, the first XML standard, in 1998. Here, he shares what he's learned about open source in the past two decades, and tells us why it's crucial for any company looking to attract and retain top dev talent in today's competitive marketplace.
Tech Jobs For Vets: Mobilizing The Movement
News  |  5/30/2016  | 
Earlier this month, Congress heard proposals to increase tech training and jobs for vets, transitioning service members, and military spouses.
Adventures In Pair Programming
Commentary  |  5/30/2016  | 
Phil Horowitz, senior software engineer at Perforce Software, shares his experiences with pair programming. Proponents of the practice say it's a good way to improve code ownership, insure continuous code review, increase productivity, and reduce distractions. Here's what the Perforce crew found out after being locked in a room with coworkers for the better part of a year.
11 Books To Help CIOs Become Better Leaders
Slideshows  |  5/27/2016  | 
CIOs are expected to be experts in tech as well as business while leading diverse and complicated intiatives and teams. But they don't have to go it alone. Here are 11 books to help CIOs -- and aspiring CIOs -- get better at many of the critical facets of their complex jobs.
Microsoft Seals Nokia's Fate, Cuts 1,850 Jobs
News  |  5/25/2016  | 
Microsoft is slashing up to 1,850 jobs, mostly in Nokia's home country of Finland, and taking on a $950 million restructuring charge as it streamlines its phone business.
10 Tips For Hiring Top Tech Grads
Slideshows  |  5/24/2016  | 
Graduation time at colleges and universities across the nation yields a fresh crop of potential IT pros. But competition is fierce for top tech talent. Here are 10 tips from a recruiting expert on how to identify rising stars and seal the deal when hiring the best in class among recent grads.
10 Best US Cities For Tech Jobs In 2016
Slideshows  |  5/22/2016  | 
Glassdoor recently released its report on the best cities for jobs in 2016 based on factors including cost of living, job satisfaction, and work-life balance. Which of these cities on its list are best for IT pros? We take a look.
Welcome To Our Digital Future
Commentary  |  5/18/2016  | 
Digital transformation is disrupting enterprise IT. David Guzman, CIO of H.D. Smith, has ideas on how to survive and succeed through the disruption.
9 Free Online Courses To Pump Up Your Big Data, Analytics Skills
Slideshows  |  5/17/2016  | 
Do you really need to go back to school and get another degree in order to establish yourself in a career as a data scientist? Maybe not. These nine free online courses can help you explore a range of topics, including Python, R, AI, machine learning, and Hadoop, before you commit to more advanced learning.
10 Must-Read Books For All Programmers
Slideshows  |  5/15/2016  | 
The road from newbie to professional developer can be long and bumpy. Here are 10 books (plus a few more) that can help guide you on the journey to success.
8 Non-Tech Skills IT Pros Need To Succeed
Slideshows  |  5/12/2016  | 
Communication and active listening don't normally come to mind when thinking of top skills for IT pros, but these "soft skills" can make a tremendous difference in building a successful career.
Top 10 Highest Paying Tech Companies
Slideshows  |  5/11/2016  | 
Looking to work for a tech company that offers a lucrative salary? Here's a cheat sheet based on Glassdoor's list of the highest paying US tech companies in 2016.
The End Of IT: More Questions, Some Answers
Commentary  |  5/9/2016  | 
Jonathan Feldman, CIO of the City of Asheville, N.C., responds to some of the many questions elicited by his earlier column "Why It's Time To Say Goodbye To IT."
Data, Analytics In Spotlight At Elite 100: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/8/2016  | 
InformationWeek unveiled its Elite 100 winners this week at its annual conference in Las Vegas. The top 5 projects this year all put the focus on data and analytics. Here's our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 8, 2016.
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