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IT, Dev Boot Camps Help Kick-Start Careers
News  |  9/23/2016  | 
IT pros and developers looking for new opportunities and new grads looking for an advantage in getting that first IT job are exploring new education options -- IT and technology education boot camps. In this InformationWeek Expert Voice podcast, we spoke with a provider of these intensive sessions about what they are and why they are becoming popular now.
InformationWeek 2016 Salary Survey: 10 Best-Paying IT Jobs
Slideshows  |  9/23/2016  | 
Median base annual salary for IT workers was flat this year, according to the results of the InformationWeek 2016 US IT Salary Survey. Still, certain roles -- including architect, project leader, and security specialist -- are commanding much higher median salaries than other roles. See if you're in one of the 10 best-paying IT staff positions -- and how your total compensation stacks up.
Secrets Of Successful CIOs: An Interview With Martha Heller
Commentary  |  9/16/2016  | 
In this episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice podcast we talk with Martha Heller, president of Heller Search Associates, about her new book "Be the Business" and about what that idea means for CIOs.
The State Of Data Engineers
News  |  9/15/2016  | 
Demand for data engineers is on the rise in enterprise, particularly in those organizations that aspire to be the next Uber or Airbnb. Here's a look at this quickly growing job category within IT.
7 Dev Team Secrets IT Managers Need To Know
Slideshows  |  9/15/2016  | 
In the age of DevOps, it's not unusual for a non-development IT manager to be charged with overseeing the dev team. This can be shock for both sides. But with the right attitude -- and these seven tips -- you can make sure that your move to managing developers is successful.
7 Ways IT Pros Can Boost Data Analytics Skills
Slideshows  |  9/13/2016  | 
Whether you are an IT pro looking to add data analytics and data science skills to your repertoire, or you are looking to make a career change from IT to the data analytics field, here are seven tips that can give you a head start.
5 Ways IT Leaders Can Lure Top Tech Talent
Slideshows  |  9/9/2016  | 
Attracting top tech talent can be a challenge, especially at a time when competition is fierce for a limited supply of qualified applicants. Here are five tactics that can be effective.
What Does It Take To Be A Real IT Leader?
Commentary  |  9/8/2016  | 
Elliot Luber is a visiting assistant professor of business, management, and leadership at SUNY Empire State College's School for Graduate Studies. Here, he shares his views on what it means to achieve true leadership in IT by balancing the transformational and the transactional.
3 Tips For Successful IT Talent Retention
News  |  9/7/2016  | 
Recruiting and hiring new IT employees is expensive and time consuming. Once you've gone through all that effort and cost, do you really want to see your top talent walk out the door? If not, you'll want to review the tactics CIOs use most often to attract and retain talent.
11 Tech Skills In Short Supply Now
Slideshows  |  9/7/2016  | 
In the ever-evolving world of IT, do you have what it takes to stay relevant, or are you headed toward extinction? Here's a look at the top 11 tech skills IT leaders say are demand today.
9 Ways IT Can Ruin Its Relationship With The Business
Slideshows  |  9/6/2016  | 
Aligning IT and business units sounds fantastic in theory. But when the rubber meets the road, IT leaders face unique challenges as they strive to engage and collaborate with business-side colleagues. InformationWeek surveyed 100 IT leaders about their biggest mistakes. Here's what they revealed about the ever-evolving relationship between business and IT.
Why I Banned Non-Compete Clauses From Our Hiring Practices
Commentary  |  9/2/2016  | 
Like so many tech company founders, Jordan Cram, CEO of Enstoa, thought including non-compete clauses in employee contracts was a way to protect his company. Here, he tells us what led him to reconsider the conventional wisdom and do away with non-compete clauses altogether, and how his company has benefited as a result.
Do IT Certifications Really Matter?
News  |  9/1/2016  | 
Technical certifications can advance careers and lead to better pay, but they're not a golden ticket to success.
Are IT Professionals Too Good At Math?
Commentary  |  9/1/2016  | 
Elliot Luber is a visiting assistant professor of Business, Management and Leadership at SUNY Empire State College's School for Graduate Studies. Here, he shares his guidance on how to leave the comfort zone of "Math Land" and apply your skills to solving real business challenges.
3 Characteristics Every Chief Data Officer Needs
News  |  9/1/2016  | 
Companies have been bringing chief data officers (CDOs) on board at a rapid rate. Interestingly, most of those tapped to fill the high-profile position did not rise through the ranks of IT. If you are eyeing a career path toward a CDO post, here are the traits you need to succeed.
Flexible Work Schedules: Key To Boosting Millennials' Productivity
News  |  8/31/2016  | 
The cultural mindset of millennial workers and the ability to connect to the web from nearly anywhere are driving workplace flexibility demands, according to a new report.
IT Salary Outlook 2017: Starting Pay On The Rise
News  |  8/31/2016  | 
Starting salaries for IT professionals are expected to rise an average of 3.8% in 2017 compared with 2016. Find out which IT jobs are projected to see the greatest salary increases next year.
How To Retain Top IT Talent
News  |  8/31/2016  | 
If your organization can't move beyond traditional work hours, it may have trouble keeping valuable tech employees happy. Here's what IT leaders need to know.
Fulton Works Founder: Making The Switch From Music To IT
Commentary  |  8/30/2016  | 
A computer science degree isn't the only path into software development. Brent Sanders used his musicianship to bring programming skills and team leadership to a development group. Here, he tells InformationWeek about his journey from trombone player to software company founder.
6 Reasons Hackathons Are Good For IT
Slideshows  |  8/30/2016  | 
Inviting developers to solve technical challenges can open organizations up to new ways of doing things. Here are 6 IT benefits of hosting a hackathon.
4 Ways Chief Data Officers Can Win Stakeholder Support
News  |  8/29/2016  | 
The role of a chief data officer increasingly makes its way into companies across the globe. But even as their ranks grow, CDOs often face resistance from colleagues who may feel threatened by data results. Here are four tips on how to become a more effective CDO.
Managing Gen Z: A Primer For IT Managers
Slideshows  |  8/28/2016  | 
Having grown up amid crises and technologically accelerated change, the second-wave of Millennials -- or Gen Z -- that's entering the workforce has different expectations and needs than people who came before them. Here are some tips on how IT managers can support and direct this new generation of workers.
5 IT Talent, Staffing Fails To Avoid 
Slideshows  |  8/26/2016  | 
When InformationWeek surveyed 100 IT leaders about their greatest mistakes, talent and staffing were among the many issues we heard about. Here, we focus on five of the biggest mistakes made in this category—and offer some advice on how you can learn from the pain of your peers.
5 Traits Effective IT Leaders Need
Slideshows  |  8/25/2016  | 
When you consider outstanding tech leaders such as Bill Gates, the late Steve Jobs, and Jeff Bezos, five of their traits standout above others. Here's a look at ways to cultivate these characteristics to further your career.
IT Hiring: How Interns Can Give Companies An Edge
News  |  8/24/2016  | 
A college internship program could give a company an advantage in the intense competition for hiring tech talent.
8 Steps To Building A Successful Cyber-Security Career
Slideshows  |  8/23/2016  | 
Information security professionals are in high demand, but entering the field can be tricky. Follow these tips to build a successful cyber-security career.
3 Steps To Getting Your IT Job Posting Noticed
News  |  8/22/2016  | 
With demand for tech workers running high, here are three ways hiring managers can get their IT job listings to stand out, according to technology recruiter Robert Half Technology.
10 Ways To Win At DevOps: What IT Pros Need To Know
Slideshows  |  8/21/2016  | 
DevOps can lead to greater developer productivity, higher operational efficiency, and improved user experience. But the journey toward DevOps is not easy. Here are 10 ideas to get you started on the right path.
TransUnion's Tech Overhaul Reaps Cultural Rewards
Commentary  |  8/19/2016  | 
In the process of transforming its brand and its technology infrastructure, TransUnion has found itself attracting top-notch IT talent normally repelled by the idea of working for a stuffy financial institution. Here's how they did it.
Silicon Forest Provides Fertile Ground For Startups
Slideshows  |  8/19/2016  | 
Oregon's startups are increasingly garnering attention from venture capitalists and support from government agencies. Here's a look at a few.
What It Means To Be A Data Scientist
News  |  8/18/2016  | 
How do data scientists spend their time? What tools do they use? What degrees do they have? Check out our handy infographic to find out.
Cisco Cuts 5,500 Workers, Shifts Focus To Software, Services
News  |  8/18/2016  | 
Networking giant Cisco confirmed during its latest quarterly report that the company will cut approximately 7% of its worldwide workforce in a restructuring move designed to accelerate its transition to a software and subscription business.
Cisco Laying Off Upwards Of 14,000 Workers: Report
News  |  8/17/2016  | 
The networking giant is reportedly planning to cut nearly 20% of its global workforce, as it shifts from a hardware maker to one with a greater focus on software.
Front-End Developers: What It Takes To Remain Relevant
News  |  8/17/2016  | 
Front-end developers are facing an evolving role, where their traditional bag of skills are becoming more diverse. Here's how they can stay competitive.
5 Steps That Can Shorten The IT Hiring Process
News  |  8/16/2016  | 
IT hiring managers who take too long to extend a job offer may suffer from the snooze-you-lose syndrome -- specifically losing a candidate's interest within a week of the interview if an offer is not made, according to survey results. However, there are five practical steps IT managers can follow to streamline the process.
4 Ways Company Culture Can Secure Top Tech Talent
News  |  8/15/2016  | 
University researchers examined employee reviews on IT job search site Glasssdoor to identify the corporate cultures most likely to attract top tech talent and improve bottom line results.
Machine Learning Startups Snapped Up: Big Data Roundup
News  |  8/14/2016  | 
Apple, Intel, Palantir, and HPE were among the tech giants acquiring data analytics and machine learning companies. Here's your Big Data Roundup for the week ending August 14, 2016.
Intel's Workforce Diversity Efforts Hampered By Layoffs
News  |  8/13/2016  | 
Despite progress in some areas of its diversity efforts, Intel encountered a slight decline in the number of under-represented minorities working for the company. The main cause is the company's own efforts to restructure, which triggered a large number of layoffs earlier this year.
Palantir Acquires Data Visualization Specialist Silk
News  |  8/12/2016  | 
Analytics software and consulting provider Palantir has acquired Silk, a data visualization startup. Silk's platform will continue to operate unsupported as the company's team will join Palantir.
Secrets To Building Better Products: Fail Fast, Hire Full-Stack Engineers
Secrets To Building Better Products: Fail Fast, Hire Full-Stack Engineers
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/11/2016  | 
James Bowling, a principal consultant with Data Center Transformation, talks with Senior Editor Sara Peters about this new type of engineer, and why failing fast is still the best way to make a better product.
9 Cloud Skills IT Pros Need Now
Slideshows  |  8/11/2016  | 
The rise of cloud computing has been a game-changer for not only businesses, but also IT pros looking to stay relevant. Here are 9 must-have skills in different aspects of cloud technologies needed to compete.
Big Data, Cloud Demand Drive IT Job Growth
News  |  8/9/2016  | 
IT job numbers grew in July, but not as fast as they did during the rest of 2016. Yet big data and cloud trends will continue to drive job growth going forward, according to CompTIA researchers.
Meg Whitman's Clinton Endorsement: What It Says About IT Pros
News  |  8/8/2016  | 
HPE CEO and Republican Meg Whitman recently announced she will vote for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, a move that disrupts the status quo -- a personality trait common among IT professionals, says one tech recruiter.
7 Cyber-Security Skills In High Demand
Slideshows  |  8/8/2016  | 
Businesses around the world report a shortage in cyber-security talent. Here are the skills IT managers should be seeking to keep their data secure.
Apple's 2016 Diversity Report: Slight Uptick In Female Hires
News  |  8/5/2016  | 
Apple released its 2016 diversity figures this week, revealing a slight increase in the number of woman tech workers it's added to its workforce mix during the past year. The company is also making efforts to increase its overall diversity.
9 Tips For Hiring Data Science Talent
Slideshows  |  8/4/2016  | 
Data scientists are the new corporate rock stars. Companies in all industries know they need a strong bench of data science talent to have any hope of becoming the next Uber or Netflix. With more demand than supply, here's what you need to know about recruiting the best and brightest.
HPE Reportedly Considers Going Private
News  |  8/2/2016  | 
Has HPE put itself or its software business up for sale? Multiple reports note that a group of private equity companies are interested in buying the software business, or taking the entire company private. What would either deal mean for IT?
3 Tips For Playing Nice With Your CMO
Commentary  |  8/1/2016  | 
In his role as EVP and Chief Marketing Officer at HCL Technologies, Matt Preschern knew he needed to collaborate with his CIO in order to move forward a big customer engagement project. Here, he shares how they did it, and provides three steps any IT leader can use to form a productive bond with his or her company's CIO.
Microsoft Cutting 2,850 More Jobs In Smartphone Business, Sales
News  |  7/29/2016  | 
The Redmond giant reveals in a regulatory filing that it's planning another round of job cuts in addition to the 1,850 cuts it announced in May.
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.
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