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Employee Engagement: Let The Fakery Begin
Commentary  |  11/26/2014  | 
It's a good thing HR isn't in charge of IT employee retention. Their new "employee engagement" campaign is really "employee enragement."
5 Ways To Apply 'Agile' To Customer Relationships
Commentary  |  11/25/2014  | 
Agile development strategies improve internal productivity, but you also need to use them outside the company walls with customers.
Corporate IT's Darwinian Challenge
Commentary  |  11/25/2014  | 
IT organizations face a gradual erosion, and possible extinction, if they don't address the dangers within.
Retired CIOs: 5 Rewarding Second Acts
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Some CIOs "retire" but then consult. These five decided to do something completely different.
Why Millennials Aren't Disrupting The Workplace
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
The millennial generation won't turn your office on its head, but it will complement the technologies already in place.
10 Holiday Party Attire Atrocities
Slideshows  |  11/21/2014  | 
Remember, this is Christmas, not Halloween, and this is a company event, not Vegas. What happens at the company party does not stay at the company party.
Finding CIO/CFO Common Ground
Commentary  |  11/20/2014  | 
Success awaits CIOs and CFOs who reach a level of competence in each other's roles.
H-1B Visa Program: 13 Notable Statistics
Slideshows  |  11/20/2014  | 
Demand for new H-1B visas is expected to considerably outpace supply in the coming year. Consider these 13 instructive figures.
H-1B Visas: What To Expect In 2015
Commentary  |  11/18/2014  | 
Demand for new H-1B visas will continue to outstrip supply -- likely by an even wider margin -- in 2015. Here's guidance for employers and employees.
IT's 10 Fastest-Growing Paychecks
Slideshows  |  11/17/2014  | 
Check out the IT roles that will see the biggest salary increases in 2015. Can you guess the top three?
For Tech Dads, Is Paternity Leave Risky?
Commentary  |  11/14/2014  | 
Tech culture prizes long hours at the office. How does that influence new fathers when it comes to family leave?
L-1 Visas: H-1B's Quiet, Powerful Cousin
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
You're probably familiar with H-1B visas and the annual cap on them. Their lesser-discussed cousin, the L-1, has no such yearly limit.
Cures For The Common Help Desk Headaches
Commentary  |  11/11/2014  | 
Hey IT support pros, here's how to shrink the ticket stack and help employees help you.
Data Breaches: 8 Tips For Board-Level Discussions
Commentary  |  11/10/2014  | 
Recent high-profile breaches put you in the board's spotlight on security. Here's how to shine.
IT Resume Revamp: Senior IT Consultant
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Senior IT consultants face unique challenges in keeping resumes concise. Here's how an expert remade one professional's resume, plus tips to polish yours.
This Week in 60 Seconds: Net Neutrality, IT Hiring
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
Our video wrap-up shares how to win net neutrality, wades into the debate over an IT talent shortage, and more.
How DevOps Is Like A Formula 1 Pit Crew
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
DevOps and pit crews both rely on speedy teamwork, but share a fine line between winning and stalling.
Dogs In The Data Center: Flexibility Gone Wild
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
When the boss grants an inch, say on pets or telecommuting, don't take a mile. Flexibility trashers make co-workers grumpy.
IT Talent Shortage: Ugly Truths
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
IT pros are starting to feel disposable. Wake up, IT leaders: Relationships like this don't survive.
What Makes A Great IT Candidate?
Commentary  |  11/5/2014  | 
For an IT job candidate, being qualified is just the beginning. Here are six traits IT hiring managers look for the most.
IT Hiring Process: 8 Survival Tips
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Navigate past early cuts in the IT hiring process and make it to the "serious candidate" stage, using this advice from recruiters.
Workday Streamlines Mobile Apps, Unveils Big Data Plans
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Workday streamlines smartphone and tablet experience, unveils plans for prescriptive-analytic "Insight" applications in 2015.
Will New Congress Move On H-1B & Tech Issues?
Commentary  |  11/4/2014  | 
High-stakes bills that directly affect the tech sector in three areas -- H-1B, digital copyright, and anti-patent-troll legislation -- are stalled in Congress. But what if the Senate changes hands?
You're Sending Too Much Email
Commentary  |  11/4/2014  | 
Myriad communications tools are available, but most of us keep falling back on email. Here's why that's a mistake.
3 Challenges To Designing A Voice Interface
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Here's advice on how to overcome these challenges, as we increasingly rely on voice to interact with connected, smart devices.
9 IT Job Hunt Tips For Beginners
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Hear directly from CIOs, CTOs, and recruiters on what it takes to stand out during an IT job search.
The IT Talent Shortage Debate
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Tech employers say good people are hard to find. Job hunters see a broken hiring process. Both sides need to shake their frustration and find new ways to connect.
Cartoon: Digital Disruptions
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Our cartoonist takes on those annoying daily disruptions we all face.
Big Data Software For Mainstream Users
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
Not everyone needs to be a data scientist, Red Lambda argues.
Healthcare IT: User Empathy Comes First
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
Health IT professionals need to fully understand the needs of clinicians and end-users in order to design software that truly works.
Is 1% Improvement Boring, Or A Breakthrough?
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
To tap the Internet of Things, CIOs need to bridge the gap between the culture of grinding out small wins and the Silicon Valley disrupt-or-nothing mindset.
Toromont Industries CIO: IT Job Hunt Tips For Beginners
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Mike Cuddy, CIO of Toromont Industries, shares his advice for new and recent graduates pursuing IT careers.
ConocoPhillips CIO: IT Job Hunt Tips For Beginners
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Mike Pfister, CIO of ConocoPhillips, shares his advice for new and recent graduates pursuing IT careers.
McGraw-Hill Education CIO: IT Career Tips For Beginners
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
David Wright, CIO of McGraw-Hill Education, shares his advice for new and recent graduates pursuing IT careers.
Royal Caribbean Cruises CIO: IT Career Tips For Beginners
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Bill Martin, CIO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, shares his advice for young people pursuing IT careers.
3 Essentials For Supporting High Performing Employees
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
There's no perfect model for building the perfect team, but all empowered employees need the following characteristics.
8 Scariest Comments Your Boss Can Make
Slideshows  |  10/30/2014  | 
"You're fired" is scary, but obvious. These eight terrifying phrases could blindside you.
CIO Vs. CMO: Can't We All Just Get Along?
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
PwC chief technologist Chris Curran discusses how to turn infighting between IT and marketing into a productive partnership.
IT Investments: 5 Common Mistakes
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
There are benefits to a new IT project, but the risks are higher than most investments. Here are five missteps to avoid.
IT Contracting: 5 Tips For Success
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Don't be "just" a contractor. A recruiter shares advice for becoming an indispensable asset to current -- and future -- employers.
Rackspace Bundles Collaboration, Productivity Apps
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
Cloud Office gives users single sign-in to email, Microsoft Exchange, Lync instant messaging, and SharePoint.
7 Ways To Be A Great Developer, Offsite
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Working remotely requires special discipline and unique habits. Learn them to really contribute to the project.
3 Common & Costly CIO Mistakes
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
CIOs are often undone by sticking with old systems too long and failing to market themselves. Here's how to right the ship.
Nadella Apologizes For Gender Pay Gaffe
News  |  10/10/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella draws quick criticism for his response to a question about pay gaps between male and female employees.
Geekend: How Idiots Fool Themselves & Us
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
How do know-nothing blowhards get promoted beyond their ability? By making us think they are smarter than they are.
LinkedIn Tips: How Analytics Improves Your Job Search
News  |  10/9/2014  | 
LinkedIn's "Who's Viewed Your Profile" section features new data that can improve your network, profile, and job opportunities. Here are three ways to take advantage of it.
Woz Talks Engineering Passion At Gartner Symposium
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak wants to see engineers get more respect, have more fun, and play nice.
'Why Not?': Power Phrase For Women In Tech
Commentary  |  10/7/2014  | 
Don't talk yourself out of challenges, jobs, or life experiences, female tech leaders at Interop advise IT professionals -- and a group of high school students in attendance.
Microsoft Workforce Grows More Diverse
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
Microsoft employs more women and minorities than ever, but other large tech companies still have more women in senior positions.
How IT Can Spur Digital Innovation
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
Digital initiatives are where the action is. These 3 companies show how IT can get involved before there's a breakdown or breach.
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