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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.
IT Salary Survey 2014: Insurance
Steal Our Slides  |  7/14/2014  | 
Insurance IT salaries are flat, but demand and compensation are highest for people with experience in social media, mobile, analytics, and cloud, according to InformationWeek's 2014 US IT Salary Survey.
UPMC Tech Dev Center Chief Discusses Digital Strategy/Disruption
UPMC Tech Dev Center Chief Discusses Digital Strategy/Disruption
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014  | 
Rebecca Kaul discusses the importance of a separate development group that isn't part of core IT operations.
9 Books IT Leaders Should Read
Commentary  |  7/9/2014  | 
Here's a mix of business books and compelling novels to help inspire new ideas this summer.
12 Tech Greats: Where Are They Now?
Slideshows  |  7/9/2014  | 
What happened to Rod Canion, Andy Grove, and their peers who shaped modern technology? Catch up on some original tech visionaries.
Retention Strategy: Treat Everyone As An Individual
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
It pays for IT leaders to leverage and cater to their people's unique talents, competencies, attitudes, and needs.
4 Steps To Build A Better Mobile Business
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
Designing a mobile app that solves real business problems requires a four-step approach. Here's how jeweler Alex and Ani did it.
Don't Set The CISO Up To Fail
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
More healthcare organizations are hiring CISOs -- a good thing. But bad management structure, insufficient resources, and poor understanding of risks often doom these newly appointed security executives.
Too Old To Earn Big In IT?
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
If you're feeling like your IT career has passed its 'sell by' date, you're not alone, according to the results of our latest flash poll.
Our Definitions Of Leadership Are Mostly Wrong
Commentary  |  7/3/2014  | 
We don't have enough strong leaders. No wonder. We can't even define the term.
Monster Tool Aggregates Your Social Posts For Job Recruiters
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
What do your public social network posts say about you? TalentBin by Monster aggregates them into a database for hiring managers -- whether you're looking for a job or not.
Hadoop Jobs: How To Outsmart Unicorn Hunters
Commentary  |  7/2/2014  | 
While some employers insist on searching for mythical perfect candidates, mere mortals can win Hadoop jobs. Search wisely and demonstrate the right blend of skills.
How To Explain Big Data To A 5th Grader
Commentary  |  7/2/2014  | 
Just how big is big data? What problems does Hadoop solve? This mom explained it in plain English using the example of an online game.
5 Ways To Build A Balanced IT Team
News  |  7/1/2014  | 
Here's how one CTO assembles and cultivates a well-balanced IT team. Consider some of his hiring and talent tactics.
Is Your IT Team Working In A Vacuum?
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
Consider these three ways to make sure IT's goals are aligned with business goals.
Data Scientist Role: How Will It Evolve?
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
As mainstream industries such as retail increasingly adopt big data initiatives, the roles of data scientists and other data professionals will change during the next few years. Here's a peek.
Finding Talent: What IT Can Learn From Baseball
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
IT organizations and pro baseball teams both need talented players. IT can take lessons from a small-market team that stays competitive in a league dominated by big payrolls.
Big Data Innovation To Hit Legacy IT
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Big data is coming to industries that have historically struggled to get started with data-driven initiatives. The best advice: Start small.
IT Salary: 10 Ways To Get A Raise
Slideshows  |  6/30/2014  | 
Do you deserve a bigger IT paycheck? Here's how to negotiate with bosses, navigate counteroffers, and avoid mistakes.
IT Salary Survey 2014: Banking
Steal Our Slides  |  6/30/2014  | 
It's been a good year for banking and financial services IT pros: Most are satisfied with their job responsibilities, compensation, and job security. Few are looking for a new job, but active job searchers want higher pay.
IT Salaries: Looking For Love
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
We asked whether you felt fairly compensated for your IT role. More than half of you said no.
Hadoop Jobs: Key Skills For Advancement
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Many people want lucrative Hadoop jobs right now. Do you have the Hadoop expertise and experience necessary to keep your career moving forward?
Lockheed Consolidates DISA Network Centers
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Defense tech firm plans to streamline DISA's global network by closing two European operations and technology centers.
Cloud ROI: 4 Critical Considerations
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
The nature of pay-as-you-go makes the cost calculation seem easy. It's not, but it is more critical than ever
After Ballmer: 8 Execs You Love To Hate
Slideshows  |  6/25/2014  | 
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer created the kind of love-hate relationship that tech users can't resist. These tech bigwigs can bring it like Ballmer.
Infirmary Health Turns To Computer-Based EHR Training
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Infirmary Health used Ancile's CBT system to train more than 1,000 hospital clinicians and staff within weeks to use their new Epic electronic health record platform.
Hadoop Jobs: 9 Ways To Get Hired
Slideshows  |  6/24/2014  | 
IT recruiters share expert advice and creative tips for landing the Hadoop job or big data gig you want.
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