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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.
Gen Xers: More Millennial Than Millennials
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
Gen Xers see the worst part of themselves in Millennials, and that is creating terrible myths about them.
8 Ways IoT Will Change IT Forever
Slideshows  |  3/3/2015  | 
Where the money goes, so go the jobs. Find out which areas of IT we think could face a skills gap in an IoT world.
Interop Radio: An End-User Look at Network Performance
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
Join us at 3 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 3, for Interop Radio: An End-User Look at Network Performance.
7 Dirty IT Words: Don't Say These In The C-Suite
Slideshows  |  2/26/2015  | 
Want to win over the bosses? Wipe these words and phrases from your IT vocabulary.
Conspire Brings Analytics To Social Networking
Commentary  |  2/26/2015  | 
Conspire offers networking that allows users to apply analytics to their job searches or any other social endeavor.
Video: Millennial Stereotypes, Bank Hacks & Drone Deliveries
Commentary  |  2/20/2015  | 
This Week In 60 Seconds looks at unfair perceptions of Millennial Generation workers, billion-dollar bank heists, and why we want drones to make deliveries.
IBM: Stereotypes Of Millennials Are Wrong
News  |  2/19/2015  | 
When it comes to career goals, collaboration, and leadership styles, Millennials have a lot in common with Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, according to new IBM research.
IT Career Success Takes Ditching Your Silo Mindset
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
There are four IT career silos that good IT leaders must help knock down.
15 Hot Skill Sets For IT Pros In 2015
Slideshows  |  2/17/2015  | 
How do your IT skills stack up against the ones with the greatest market demand? Here's what our experts have to say.
5 Workplace 'Time-Wasters': Worth The Time?
Slideshows  |  2/11/2015  | 
Studies show that activities long considered by managers to be time-wasters at work may actually boost your productivity. How many of these are part of your workday?
How To Nurture Millennial Tech Leaders
Commentary  |  2/11/2015  | 
Start with understanding what's different about this generation, and what won't ever change.
10 Hot Cities For IT Pros In 2015
Slideshows  |  2/11/2015  | 
Sure, Silicon Valley is a hotspot for tech workers. But it's far from the only one, according to top tech recruiters. See if your town makes the list.
5 Top Sources Of Job Frustration For Your IT Team
Commentary  |  2/11/2015  | 
Money's not the only problem. Fix these points of frustration, or watch good people head out the door.
Tinder For Tech Jobs: 5 Apps Better Than LinkedIn
Slideshows  |  2/10/2015  | 
These five innovative job search apps take advantage of dating-site functionality to help you find your next job while easing the pain of potential rejection.
Data Scientist: STEM Boys Club Open To Women
News  |  2/10/2015  | 
Data scientist Laurie Skelly says STEM is still largely a boyís club, but thatís changing.
Interop Radio: Make An IT Presentation That's Actually GOOD!
Commentary  |  2/9/2015  | 
This week's live broadcast of Interop Radio finds out what it takes to make a great presentation from Betsy Weber, the chief evangelist for TechSmith.
Code Schools: Right Path For Professional Programmers?
Commentary  |  2/9/2015  | 
For students and CIOs alike, the question is whether code schools offer a ticket into the high-tech world.
Apple, Tesla Tussle Over Talent
News  |  2/6/2015  | 
Tesla Motors looks to Apple for new employees as the cars of the future begin to resemble computers.
Silicon Valley Expands Unevenly
News  |  2/5/2015  | 
Income inequality grows even in Silicon Valley, but there's no bubble ahead.
IT Stereotypes: Time To Change
Commentary  |  2/4/2015  | 
Stereotypes abound in business, especially around IT. Hereís how IT pros can correct misperceptions about a culture of insular control freaks.
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