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Steve Ballmer Resigns From Microsoft Board
News  |  8/19/2014  | 
Former Microsoft CEO -- and newly minted LA Clippers owner -- Steve Ballmer steps down from the board but will remain Microsoft's largest individual shareholder.
5 Steps To A Healthy IT Culture
Commentary  |  8/18/2014  | 
Internal politics can jeopardize the success of IT projects. Here's how to maximize morale, encourage teamwork, and foster a healthier organization.
Gamification's Failure: A Lack Of Real Life Wins
Commentary  |  8/18/2014  | 
Gamification will finally meet its promise when we can deliver a dose of the blissful productivity gamers feel, rather than just a badge.
IT Job Seekers: Resume Liars
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
IT hiring managers report catching more instances of lying than the national average, making IT the third worst industry for dishonest resumes, according to a CareerBuilder report.
Healthcare IT Hiring: No Summer Doldrums
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations outpace the overall economy in hiring.
Eating At Interop: 8 NYC Dining Options
Slideshows  |  8/12/2014  | 
Baffled by where to eat near the Javits center? You're not alone: Check out these eight walkable and delectable options for Interop NY attendees.
IT Salary Survey 2014: BI/Analytics
Steal Our Slides  |  8/11/2014  | 
Intelligence/analytics and data integration/warehousing professionals at the staff and managerial level are in demand, feel challenged, and are generally secure and optimistic about their careers. So why is compensation stagnant?
Gender Bias: Is Your IT Group Guilty?
Commentary  |  8/11/2014  | 
When it comes to gender bias, a recent InformationWeek flash poll suggests that IT groups may be slightly less discriminatory than the tech industry in general. But there's still plenty of work to be done.
IT Jobs: Which States Show Most Growth?
News  |  8/8/2014  | 
Texas leads in technology job growth in 2014, according to new hiring data, with Florida, North Carolina, Oregon, and Washington rounding out the top five.
5 Priorities For Chief Data Officers
News  |  8/8/2014  | 
IBM says 25% of Fortune 500 firms now employ CDOs, yet many don't know how to structure the role. Research reveals five imperatives.
Glassdoor Adds Benefits Info
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
How do your company's benefits stack up? Glassdoor's newest feature lets job seekers compare time off, health insurance, office perks, and more.
12 STEM Resources For Young Women
Slideshows  |  8/6/2014  | 
Trying to fuel a young woman's interest in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics? These 12 organizations actively help students pursue STEM-related careers.
CIOs Cede Digital Transformation Ground To CMOs
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
With a majority of businesses realigning technology and business this year, CIOs must step up and assume an active role, according to Altimeter Group research.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update Next Week
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
Microsoft will release a constant stream of Windows 8.1 updates, not a major "Update 2." No word on the Start menu.
Can Healthcare Execs Be Security Experts Too?
Commentary  |  8/6/2014  | 
Trying to teach healthcare professionals security technologies is a risky idea. It's far easier to teach healthcare to security experts.
LinkedIn Pays $6M For Overtime Wages Violation
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
Department of Labor investigation found LinkedIn failed to properly track pay records and compensate workers for overtime.
Introverts Can Be Great Data Analysts
Commentary  |  8/5/2014  | 
Are you an introvert in a world that favors extroverts? This dynamic creates a challenging cultural pressure for analytics professionals.
GE Capital CIO: Outsourcing Went Too Far
Commentary  |  8/5/2014  | 
GE Capital CIO Jim Fowler looks to hire more IT employees and reduce outsourcing for strategic work -- while also embracing Agile development tactics.
An IT Admin Walks Into A Bar…
Commentary  |  8/5/2014  | 
Got a good IT joke? Share it! We’re collecting IT humor in anticipation of Seth Meyers’ comedy keynote at Interop New York.
Statistics: Exciting Career For Young Professionals?
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
Professional organization campaigns to boost the image of statisticians and draw more young people into the field.
Grow Your Tech Company & Stay Cool
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
Automate everything, ditch fancy titles, and other ways a small company can scale fast without losing its soul.
4 IT Outsourcing Trends To Watch
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
How cloud is competing head-to-head with outsourcing more, and other developments to keep an eye on.
IT Careers: Open Source, Open Resume
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
Don't trash the traditional resume just yet, but developers who contribute to open source projects may find their code becomes their best career-boosting tool.
Video Interviews: 6 Mistakes To Avoid
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
Video interviews are becoming increasingly popular with hiring managers, but they can pose some unique challenges. Here's how to nail your next one.
SaaS: Still Not Simple-As-A-Service
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
Cost, data ownership, security, and other factors can complicate the SaaS decision.
Secrets To Unified Communications & Collaboration Success
Commentary  |  8/1/2014  | 
These seven usage profiles will help you trace the communications activities of workers and uncover bottlenecks and inefficiencies.
Doing Business Without Handshakes
Commentary  |  7/29/2014  | 
Handshakes make us feel comfortable in business settings -- and spread germs that make us sick. Perhaps it's time for a new custom.
Stop Recruiting, Start Connecting
Commentary  |  7/29/2014  | 
Software engineers want to talk with their fellow professionals about job opportunities, not run the HR gauntlet.
IT Salary Survey 2014: Networking
Steal Our Slides  |  7/28/2014  | 
Data center managers make slightly more than networking professionals, with middle-aged men on the coasts faring best. Both staff and management are optimistic about their career paths.
How To Be An Office Hero: 3 Myths, Busted
Commentary  |  7/28/2014  | 
You rely on a set of social assumptions to get ahead at work, but some of those assumptions don't match with science.
Bubblemania: Will We Party Like It's 1999?
Commentary  |  7/25/2014  | 
Feverish tech activity is exciting and in many ways similar to 15 years ago. We aren't at dot-bomb levels of hysteria, but there's one big problem that may threaten growth.
Healthcare Collaboration Across 3 Generations
Commentary  |  7/25/2014  | 
Patients may see 50 different hospital employees during treatment. Don't let different collaboration styles among your multigenerational staff hinder patient care.
Where The IT Jobs Aren't: Tech
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
IT jobs in the tech sector will stall while non-tech industries will drive IT job growth, impacting job geography and skills, says new report.
IT Leaders, You're The Cavemen Who Survived
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
The ability to spot an anomaly in hundreds of lines of code isn't all that different from Neanderthal man picking out the weakest wooly mammoth -- and don't let anyone tell you different.
Gender Judo: Salary Negotiation Tactics For Women
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Are good girls ambitious? Flip gender expectations on their head with these salary negotiation moves.
Agile Dev: Don't Take The Easy Way Out
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
It's easy to lose track of Scrum principles and best practices. Do these Scrum anti-patterns affect your development process?
The IPv6 Skills Crisis
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
As IPv6 adoption ramps up, there aren't nearly enough experts and trainers to fulfill the demand. Here's how to start educating yourself.
Government IT Priorities: Security Reigns, Cloud Crawls
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
Our new survey shows fed agencies focusing more on security, as they should, but they're still behind the times with cloud use, data center consolidation, and overall innovation.
Microsoft's Productivity Story: Showtime For Nadella
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
Give the Microsoft CEO credit for his articulate vision. Now comes the hard part: execution.
Why Enterprises Need To Adapt To Agile
Commentary  |  7/21/2014  | 
Today's large businesses are not too big and inflexible to be agile. Here's why.
Salary Negotiation For Women: Ask The Expert
Commentary  |  7/18/2014  | 
InformationWeek salary survey data shows the gender pay gap remains alive and well in IT. One reason: Women walk a tricky tightrope during the negotiation process.
IT Career Advice: How To Sell
Commentary  |  7/18/2014  | 
IT leaders must sell ideas and projects to be successful, but few are trained in sales. Here are some tips.
Detour On The Road To ICD-10
Commentary  |  7/18/2014  | 
How one health system is adjusting to the delayed implementation of the new ICD-10 healthcare coding standard.
Geekend: Familiar Faces Can Be Friendly (Or Dangerous)
Commentary  |  7/18/2014  | 
Studies show we pick our friends -- and employees -- based on visible and invisible similarities.
Microsoft Slicing 18,000 Jobs: More Change Ahead
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
Microsoft announces largest layoff in its history as it restructures and integrates recently acquired Nokia devices unit. CEO Satya Nadella promises sweeping organizational changes.
CIO-CMO Relationship: Plagued By Digital Pretenders
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
Digital strategies that focus only on customer engagement are shallow. But to go deeper, CIOs and CMOs must be partners.
Tech Titans: Midyear Report Card
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
Amazon, Google, and other major tech players went on a shopping spree in the first half of 2014. Here's a look at who won, who lost, and why -- along with a peek ahead.
7 Ways To Avoid Self-Service IT Pitfalls
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
Moving routine work from IT to end users can increase efficiency and save serious money. But too many projects fall flat.
9 Job Hunt Tips For Older IT Pros
Slideshows  |  7/16/2014  | 
The IT job market isn't always kind to professionals of a certain age. Use these strategies to improve your odds.
3 Cardinal Rules For Managing Your Boss
Commentary  |  7/15/2014  | 
Don't be your own worst enemy when it comes to interactions with your boss. Instead of blaming him for your problems, learn his style and adapt.
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