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6 IT Career Resolutions
Slideshows  |  12/19/2014  | 
Resolve to polish your skills, value, and appeal in 2015 with these tips from recruiters and senior IT executives.
Technology Training: Why We're In Hell
Commentary  |  12/19/2014  | 
Is the problem the death-by-PowerPoint training that everyone hates? Or that our enterprise apps look worse than Keith Richards with a hangover?
7 Tips: Work Fitness Into The Workday
News  |  12/16/2014  | 
Get up, stand up! The human body wasn't designed to sit for hours at a time, so sneak these moves into your workday.
IT Hiring, Budgets In 2015: 7 Telling Stats
Slideshows  |  12/16/2014  | 
30% of companies plan to expand IT staff next year, while 74% expect more demand for IT resources. How do your plans stack up?
Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
The Wrong Reason To Hire More Developers
Commentary  |  12/11/2014  | 
Leaders confuse the need to use software to advance their businesses with a mandate to have an internal core development competency.
CIO Hiring 100 IT Pros: What He Needs
Commentary  |  12/11/2014  | 
You may be surprised what tops Choice Hotels CIO's list of toughest IT skills to find.
Developers See ROI For Continuous Delivery Via Cloud
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Developers find the pay-off for DevOps and continuous delivery comes with cloud, Evans Data survey says.
The Right Training Tech For A Tech Career
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
For aspiring computer programmers, video and online collaboration provide an edge over those training in isolation.
Hour of Code: Build The Next DevOps Generation
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
This week is Hour of Code, a worldwide initiative to introduce kids to coding. We need more than one hour a year, though, and initiatives that start in kindergarten, to ensure we have enough programmers for the future.
Legal Minutia Is Killing My Productivity
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
I understand that legal matters are part of the CIO territory, but they're starting to overtake my day-to-day work.
8 STEM Websites To Excite Kids About Tech
News  |  12/9/2014  | 
Check out these cool sites for the future IT pros of the world.
Beware The Perils Of Counteroffers
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
Is finding a new job among your resolutions for 2015? Once you have an offer, you need to go -- even if your employer begs you to stay. Here's why.
10 Ways To Improve Your Personal Brand
Slideshows  |  12/9/2014  | 
Want to boost your career credibility? Consider this expert advice on strengthening a personal brand.
Tips For IT Contractors Going Full-Time
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
IT contractors looking for full-time employment face tough questions from hiring managers. Here's how to respond.
InformationWeek 2014 Enterprise Project Management Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  12/5/2014  | 
Employees involved in IT projects consider the most important indicator for success is whether it is completed on time. Meanwhile, there's room for improvement in business attitude toward IT projects, with 41% of respondents saying the efforts are sometimes beneficial, sometimes not.
Apple, Samsung Back In Court
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
Heads roll at Samsung HQ as the company appeals a $930 million judgment awarded to Apple.
6 IT Job Hunting Dos & Don'ts
Slideshows  |  12/4/2014  | 
Don't flub your job application in the still-competitive IT job market. Pay attention to these resume and interview nuances.
5 Companies That Represent IT's Best
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
Here's a look at the No. 1 company in each of the past five annual InformationWeek IT rankings. Why not yours in 2015? Apply for the InformationWeek Elite 100.
CDOs: Right For Healthcare C-Suite?
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
With the rise of data and the increasing importance of how it's handled, chief data officers have become a popular addition across industries. Healthcare organizations need CDOs just as much, say experts.
CIO Checklist: Ready For The Disrupted, Digital World?
Commentary  |  12/2/2014  | 
IT leaders can take these steps today to stay relevant. Just don't confuse "checklist" with a simple fix.
Learn More. Pay Less. Make Government Work.
Commentary  |  12/1/2014  | 
Optimize learning tools to increase employee engagement and organizational efficiency.
Employee Engagement: Let The Fakery Begin
Commentary  |  11/26/2014  | 
It's a good thing HR isn't in charge of IT employee retention. Their new "employee engagement" campaign is really "employee enragement."
5 Ways To Apply 'Agile' To Customer Relationships
Commentary  |  11/25/2014  | 
Agile development strategies improve internal productivity, but you also need to use them outside the company walls with customers.
Corporate IT's Darwinian Challenge
Commentary  |  11/25/2014  | 
IT organizations face a gradual erosion, and possible extinction, if they don't address the dangers within.
Retired CIOs: 5 Rewarding Second Acts
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
Some CIOs "retire" but then consult. These five decided to do something completely different.
Why Millennials Aren't Disrupting The Workplace
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
The millennial generation won't turn your office on its head, but it will complement the technologies already in place.
10 Holiday Party Attire Atrocities
Slideshows  |  11/21/2014  | 
Remember, this is Christmas, not Halloween, and this is a company event, not Vegas. What happens at the company party does not stay at the company party.
Finding CIO/CFO Common Ground
Commentary  |  11/20/2014  | 
Success awaits CIOs and CFOs who reach a level of competence in each other's roles.
H-1B Visa Program: 13 Notable Statistics
Slideshows  |  11/20/2014  | 
Demand for new H-1B visas is expected to considerably outpace supply in the coming year. Consider these 13 instructive figures.
H-1B Visas: What To Expect In 2015
Commentary  |  11/18/2014  | 
Demand for new H-1B visas will continue to outstrip supply -- likely by an even wider margin -- in 2015. Here's guidance for employers and employees.
IT's 10 Fastest-Growing Paychecks
Slideshows  |  11/17/2014  | 
Check out the IT roles that will see the biggest salary increases in 2015. Can you guess the top three?
For Tech Dads, Is Paternity Leave Risky?
Commentary  |  11/14/2014  | 
Tech culture prizes long hours at the office. How does that influence new fathers when it comes to family leave?
L-1 Visas: H-1B's Quiet, Powerful Cousin
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
You're probably familiar with H-1B visas and the annual cap on them. Their lesser-discussed cousin, the L-1, has no such yearly limit.
Cures For The Common Help Desk Headaches
Commentary  |  11/11/2014  | 
Hey IT support pros, here's how to shrink the ticket stack and help employees help you.
Data Breaches: 8 Tips For Board-Level Discussions
Commentary  |  11/10/2014  | 
Recent high-profile breaches put you in the board's spotlight on security. Here's how to shine.
IT Resume Revamp: Senior IT Consultant
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Senior IT consultants face unique challenges in keeping resumes concise. Here's how an expert remade one professional's resume, plus tips to polish yours.
This Week in 60 Seconds: Net Neutrality, IT Hiring
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
Our video wrap-up shares how to win net neutrality, wades into the debate over an IT talent shortage, and more.
How DevOps Is Like A Formula 1 Pit Crew
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
DevOps and pit crews both rely on speedy teamwork, but share a fine line between winning and stalling.
Dogs In The Data Center: Flexibility Gone Wild
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
When the boss grants an inch, say on pets or telecommuting, don't take a mile. Flexibility trashers make co-workers grumpy.
IT Talent Shortage: Ugly Truths
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
IT pros are starting to feel disposable. Wake up, IT leaders: Relationships like this don't survive.
What Makes A Great IT Candidate?
Commentary  |  11/5/2014  | 
For an IT job candidate, being qualified is just the beginning. Here are six traits IT hiring managers look for the most.
IT Hiring Process: 8 Survival Tips
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Navigate past early cuts in the IT hiring process and make it to the "serious candidate" stage, using this advice from recruiters.
Workday Streamlines Mobile Apps, Unveils Big Data Plans
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Workday streamlines smartphone and tablet experience, unveils plans for prescriptive-analytic "Insight" applications in 2015.
Will New Congress Move On H-1B & Tech Issues?
Commentary  |  11/4/2014  | 
High-stakes bills that directly affect the tech sector in three areas -- H-1B, digital copyright, and anti-patent-troll legislation -- are stalled in Congress. But what if the Senate changes hands?
You're Sending Too Much Email
Commentary  |  11/4/2014  | 
Myriad communications tools are available, but most of us keep falling back on email. Here's why that's a mistake.
3 Challenges To Designing A Voice Interface
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Here's advice on how to overcome these challenges, as we increasingly rely on voice to interact with connected, smart devices.
9 IT Job Hunt Tips For Beginners
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Hear directly from CIOs, CTOs, and recruiters on what it takes to stand out during an IT job search.
The IT Talent Shortage Debate
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Tech employers say good people are hard to find. Job hunters see a broken hiring process. Both sides need to shake their frustration and find new ways to connect.
Cartoon: Digital Disruptions
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Our cartoonist takes on those annoying daily disruptions we all face.
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