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8 Reasons IT Pros Hate The Cloud
Slideshows  |  5/25/2015  | 
We sense a simmering level of vitriol whenever we speak with IT professionals about the cloud in our daily conversations, at industry conferences, and in other settings. Here's why.
6 Characteristics Of Data-Driven Rock Stars
Slideshows  |  5/21/2015  | 
Learn what traits to look for in data-savvy movers and shakers, from data scientists and business analysts to executives, managers, and even employees.
IT Job Stress Is Down, Pride Is Up: Study
Slideshows  |  5/20/2015  | 
A survey shows IT professionals are feeling pretty good about their jobs and their prospects in a sector that has a 2.5% unemployment rate.
IT Life Radio: Be A Better Manager
Commentary  |  5/19/2015  | 
Do you wish you were a better manager? Tune in Wednesday at 3 pm ET and learn to improve a critical skill.
Comic: White Hat Hackers
Commentary  |  5/19/2015  | 
Is this the best way to hire security talent? The line between black hat and white hat is surely blurring.
5 Soft Skills Every IT Pro Needs
Slideshows  |  5/14/2015  | 
When it comes to being a great employee, an IT professional can no longer sit in isolation. It's time to develop some soft people skills to help your career. Here's what one recruiter looks for when evaluating tech talent.
Comic: What Really Drives The Business
Commentary  |  5/11/2015  | 
Data might drive your business, but what happens at nap time?
6 Job Search Apps That Restore Your Dignity
Slideshows  |  5/9/2015  | 
While some apps seek to make the job search as quick and carefree as possible, these attempt to restore dignity to a process that feels increasingly commodity-driven.
Google Pledges Diversity In Its Workforce
News  |  5/7/2015  | 
With a workforce that is 70% male and more than 60% white, Google has detailed its plan to increase diversity. The search giant is one of several Silicon Valley giants looking for a more representative employee pool.
Cloud Computing: 8 Continuing Ed Programs For IT Pros
Slideshows  |  5/6/2015  | 
Continuing education is a surefire way to increase your salary or get a new job. If your interest in IT is cloud computing, several high-profile universities offer courses in this area of technology.
IT Life Radio: You're Doing Gamification Wrong
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
If you are having trouble with gamification, or need help trying to figure out where to start, tune in to IT Life Radio on Wednesday, May 6, at 3 p.m. ET.
Technology Is A Human Endeavor
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
IT leaders share their insights on why technology doesn't mean anything without people.
H-1B Visas: 10 Numbers To Know In 2015
Slideshows  |  5/5/2015  | 
Statistics around this year's record-setting volume of new H-1B visa applications point to continuously growing demand for a supply that's unlikely to rise soon.
Nordstrom VP: Take Emotion Out Of Agile Transformation
Commentary  |  5/4/2015  | 
Mapping each step of a dev process can make the transformation more fact-based. It might look like micromanagement, but Nordstrom's Courtney Kissler calls it "honoring reality."
Boston Red Sox VP Of IT: Invest In Your Farm Team
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
Brian Shield, the vice president of IT for the Red Sox, thinks IT departments and CIOs can learn how to solve hiring problems by learning from how baseball teams recruit.
H-1B Visas Tougher To Come By In 2015
News  |  4/30/2015  | 
Demand for new H-1B visas far outpaces supply in the 2015 application cycle. Don't expect that to change in the near future.
Innovation Starts With Culture: Interop Leadership Track
Commentary  |  4/30/2015  | 
Three IT leaders talk about how they transformed their cultures and became more innovative.
Time Killers At Work: How To Avoid Them
Slideshows  |  4/29/2015  | 
Here are four ways we lose precious time at work, and alternatives that can return hours to our weeks.
AstraZeneca CIO: Insourcing Can Drive An IT Transformation
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
On its road to becoming "twice as good at half the cost," AstraZeneca has prioritized insourcing IT and focusing on customers.
9 Top-Paying Tech Firms: Glassdoor
Slideshows  |  4/28/2015  | 
The tech sector dominates Glassdoor's list of the top 15 highest-paying companies in the US.
Comic: HR Analytics
Commentary  |  4/27/2015  | 
Predictive analytics is great, but when it comes to HR, maybe spending more time on people will make it less necessary.
BetterWorks CEO: Treat Feedback Like A Fitbit
Commentary  |  4/23/2015  | 
We love feedback, but our enterprises do it all wrong. The CEO of BetterWorks wants employers to treat feedback more like a Fitbit.
IT Hiring Outlook Is Upbeat, Study Finds
News  |  4/22/2015  | 
A first-quarter 2015 "reality check" survey by IT staffing firm TEKsystems finds that IT leaders are bullish on hiring this year.
IT Life Radio: An Alternative To University IT Programs
Commentary  |  4/22/2015  | 
Tune in Wednesday, April 22, at 3 p.m. ET to hear Ashu Desai talk about Make School, an alternative to University computer science programs.
10 Trailblazing Companies For Women In IT
Slideshows  |  4/21/2015  | 
On the following pages, we'll take you beyond the tech sector to highlight companies across all industries that provide strong, supportive, and flexible work environments for female employees.
10 IT Hiring Trends Confounding Private, Public-Sector CIOs
Slideshows  |  4/20/2015  | 
State government CIOs have some of the same hiring problems as their private-business counterparts. Here are 10 of the biggest trends in IT hiring and what executives can do to get the best talent.
5 Salary Enhancing Moves For Tech Workers
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Some steps, like being honest about your preferences, might take some getting used to.
Why The Maker Movement Matters To Your Business
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Chris Anderson has found success in what's known as the Maker movement, and he's sure that encouraging the freedom to tinker at work will deliver rewards for any company.
Cloud Certifications To Boost Your IT Skills
Slideshows  |  4/15/2015  | 
Cloud computing has been one of the fastest-growing IT trends for the last several years. If you're an IT pro looking to move up the ladder or make more money, check out our list of certifications than can set you on your path.
10 Astonishing Email Habits
Slideshows  |  4/14/2015  | 
The world's biggest study into our email habits reveals some strange behaviors we might want to consider breaking.
Google Image Search Results Amplify Sexism, Study Finds
Commentary  |  4/14/2015  | 
Gender bias is made worse by public sources of data, such as image search engines and stock photos.
H-1B Visa Applications Exceeded 230,000 This Year
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Overall, the USCIS received 233,000 H-1B visa applications this year. The agency will grant 65,000 of them. However, several groups noted that the lack of H-1B visas is limiting the potential for greater global competitiveness in the US.
LinkedIn's Lynda.com Deal: Hiring Firms, Job Seekers Benefit
News  |  4/10/2015  | 
LinkedIn's plans to acquire an online learning site give it an advantage in a burgeoning e-learning market.
Will H-1B Visas Kill Jobs Or Ensure Survival Of The Fittest?
Commentary  |  4/6/2015  | 
As the debate over H-1Bs looks like it's starting again, it's worth thinking about what the pros and cons of the system are, and what the influx of workers from overseas really means for the US tech economy.
4 Video Games Every Office Should Play Together
Slideshows  |  4/3/2015  | 
Video games are more than just fun and games. Learn how the right games can create a more collaborative, loyal and effective staff.
6 Steps To Survive A DevOps Transformation
Commentary  |  4/1/2015  | 
From measurable goals to targeting quick wins and sharing lessons learned, here are the steps that can lead to DevOps success.
10 Apple Acquisitions: What Do They Mean?
Slideshows  |  4/1/2015  | 
Apple has a habit of buying tech companies. Let's look at its most recent acquisitions and in what ways each might enhance the company's future.
Big Data Certifications: Finding The One That Works For You
Slideshows  |  3/30/2015  | 
We canít tell you which big data certification programs to choose -- that depends on a number of variables in your personal IT career goals and work situation. What we can do is provide you with a selected list of the vendor certifications available.
Google, Amazon, Apple Dominate Most Desirable Companies List
Commentary  |  3/24/2015  | 
It's no surprise that Apple, Amazon, and Google dominate a list of companies people would go to work for if they could. However, does this mean workers really want to leave?
Steve Jobs Bio Gets Praise From Tim Cook, Apple Execs
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
The latest bio about the life and times of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs is drawing praise from Tim Cook and others at Apple, even though the company did not cooperate with the authors.
Our New Service: Speed Networking For CIOs
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
We're improving the odds that you'll meet peers who are dealing with the same problems you face.
Top Jobs For STEM: Big Data, IT Product Management
Slideshows  |  3/23/2015  | 
Today's skills development in these fields could mean tomorrow's payday, according to a recent report.
Layoffs Breed Long-Term Employee Distrust, Study Finds
News  |  3/20/2015  | 
Being laid off causes long-term trust issues even when the employee gets hired by another company. The world-wide financial crisis of just a few years ago makes this a global crisis.
10 Sweet Job Perks In Tech
Slideshows  |  3/15/2015  | 
Free snacks are yesterday's news. Now tech companies offer $10,000 office decoration budgets and helicopter rides. Here's a look at what Google, Pinterest, Airbnb, Facebook, and others offer employees.
Tim Cook Offered Liver To Steve Jobs, Bio Reveals
News  |  3/15/2015  | 
A new biography on Steve Jobs reveals that the former Apple CEO rejected Tim Cook's offer of a life-saving gift, namely his liver.
'Wave 2' Wireless Deployments Power Education In Houston
Commentary  |  3/12/2015  | 
In Houston, "Wave 2" wireless networking deployments are helping one community college revamp how students and faculty view education, especially with video.
Millennials Redefine Business Tech Buying Decisions
News  |  3/11/2015  | 
Whether they're working solo or with a team, Millennials are holding more power over business technology buying decisions, according to IBM. How will it affect your business?
Google: IoT Can Help The Disabled
Commentary  |  3/10/2015  | 
At Mobile World Congress, the head of Google's accessibility engineering team explained how the Internet of Things can help those with disabilities.
IT Jobs Are Hot, Raises Not So Much
Commentary  |  3/10/2015  | 
IT job growth has been trending ahead of the national average, and remained hot for several months in a row. So, where are all our salary increases?
White House TechHire Initiative: Calling All Coders
Commentary  |  3/9/2015  | 
The White House TechHire Initiative looks to local code schools as models for tech skills development.
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