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Databricks Plans Spark Developers Certification Program
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
Databricks says demand for its Spark in-memory analytics platform is skyrocketing, so it's launching its first-ever certification program for professionals.
IT-Business Alignment: Enough Already
Commentary  |  9/18/2014  | 
Achieving business outcomes depends on fostering a new level of cross-departmental intimacy, not alignment.
3 Myths That Could Spoil IT's Future
Commentary  |  9/17/2014  | 
IT leaders need to overcome the myths that keep hurting IT's reputation.
What's Your CIO Legacy?
Commentary  |  9/17/2014  | 
Box CIO Ben Haines compares his experiences at two very different companies to explore the notion of a CIO legacy.
Docker Gets $40 Million: Full Steam Ahead
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Docker will use its third round of funding to double staff, including engineers and a direct sales force pointed at enterprise buyers. The company's enterprise data center momentum keeps growing.
Beware Cloud Companies Bearing Self-Service Plans
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
There's such a thing as too much convenience. Cloud service providers should take a lesson from the banking industry.
9 Signs Your Boss Hates You
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Worried the boss has a target on your back? Here are some contempt warning signals -- and what you can do about it.
LinkedIn Tips: 5 Ways To Manage Endorsements
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
LinkedIn Endorsements and Recommendations have changed very little, until now. Here's a look at the updates, plus new ways to optimize them.
How To Hire Developers Fast And Build Things
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
To have the best team of developers you must have a distributed team of developers.
Employee Fatigue: Hurting Your Business Ethics?
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
If you really want an ethical company, encourage your employees to adopt good sleep habits and give more work breaks.
The Test System That Wasn't
Commentary  |  9/12/2014  | 
Why is Grumpy IT Guy extra grumpy today? It's crazy vendor day!
Big Data Hot Job: Data Engineer
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Big data teams need data engineers as well as data scientists, says Trifacta's CTO. Here's how to distinguish between the two.
CIO Worries: Security, Talent & (Sadly) 'Alignment'
Commentary  |  9/10/2014  | 
SIM IT Trends Study also shows IT spending trending up.
CIO + CFO Doesn’t Equal Mars Vs. Venus
Commentary  |  9/9/2014  | 
From my decades of experience, CIOs and CFOs have more in common than you may think.
Aging Of America: Internet To The Rescue
Commentary  |  9/9/2014  | 
We're running out of money, not technology solutions.
Microsoft Launches Delve For Office 365
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Microsoft claims Delve, a new Office 365 product, will know which content is important to you before you do.
15 Tech Job Descriptions, Translated
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
What is that job listed on Craigslist really about? Here's a quick-and-dirty guide to help you decide whether to apply.
IT Salary Survey 2014
Steal Our Slides  |  9/8/2014  | 
IT pros are feeling optimistic again about their careers. Raises are up, and median total compensation hit $92,000 for staffers and $120,000 for managers in 2014, according to InformationWeek's annual survey.
CIO Of The Future In One Word: Fast
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
David Wright, CIO of McGraw-Hill Education, has a clear vision of IT's future. Learn from his experience and pick his brain at InformationWeek's IT Leadership Summit at Interop New York.
What Willie Nelson Taught Me This Summer
Commentary  |  9/5/2014  | 
What does it take to maintain fire and passion for your career over the decades?
5 Avoidable Roadblocks To Digital Projects
Commentary  |  9/3/2014  | 
These common roadblocks don't have to kill projects. Here's how to maneuver around them.
10 IT Job Interview Phrases To Make You Run
Slideshows  |  9/3/2014  | 
Wondering if the IT job you're interviewing for is a good fit? These 10 phrases suggest you should bolt as fast as you can.
Future Of Work: 5 Trends For CIOs
Commentary  |  9/2/2014  | 
Social business, big data, and the Millennial workforce are just some of the trends causing disruption. Here's how CIOs can stay ahead of the curve.
Gaming: Your IT Career Hunt Secret Weapon?
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
One CIO's resume says he is a level 70 paladin and priest with a focus on healing abilities. Should you list gaming experience on your resume?
IT Job Interviews 101: What Not To Wear
Slideshows  |  9/2/2014  | 
Want respect? Make a good first impression by matching your IT interview attire with the corporate culture.
CIOs In Training: 3 Factors For Success
Commentary  |  8/27/2014  | 
At Interop New York, I'll reveal some secrets about getting to -- and staying in -- the CIO's chair.
Analytics For All, No Data Scientists Needed
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
While there's a role for Ph.D.-level experts, the real power is in making advanced analysis work for mainstream -- often Excel-wielding -- business users. Here's how.
IT Needs A Dose Of Its Own Medicine
Commentary  |  8/25/2014  | 
You're all over collecting and mining information to help the business get lean and mean. Why not shine that light inward?
IT Salary Survey 2014: Application Development
Steal Our Slides  |  8/25/2014  | 
Developers' raises matched or beat inflation in 2014, and middle-aged men working at large firms on the coasts fared best. Still, software development remains a well-paying field for everyone.
4 Outsourcing Mistakes Companies Still Make
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
Control freaks, blame games, and other misguided attempts at building a better business through IT outsourcing.
Geekend: Want To Be Smarter? Draw, Sing, Teach
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
Three new studies offer advice that can help us in the workplace.
BYOD: California Ruling A Wakeup Call
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
California's Cochran v. Schwan court case casts a pall over BYOD plans, but clear corporate policies can eliminate liability concerns.
New York IT Salaries Top The Charts
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
New York City delivers the highest pay for US IT managers. Here's salary data you need as you network your way in at Interop New York.
Wanted: Cloud Brokers
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Do you know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security? Got the finesse to break through cultural resistance? Then you may have found your next career.
10 Big Data Online Courses
Slideshows  |  8/21/2014  | 
IT pros looking to add big data skills to their career toolkit can benefit from online learning opportunities, often without breaking the bank.
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.
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