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10 Unique Perks At Tech Companies
Slideshows  |  2/9/2016  | 
Tech companies are well represented on Glassdoor's rankings of the top beyond-the-basics perks and benefits offered to employees. See 10 of the most interesting and surprising.
Comic: Respect Your Elders
Commentary  |  2/8/2016  | 
In tech, we tend to like the new and shiny. But never forget the power of legacy systems, whether they are actual systems or just older IT pros.
BlackBerry Layoffs Leave Dark Cloud Over Handset Business
Commentary  |  2/8/2016  | 
BlackBerry cut about 200 employees this month, which prompted many to question its commitment to smartphones, BlackBerry 10 in particular.
IBM Watson, Heart Association Take On Cardio Health
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
IBM, the American Heart Association, and Welltok have teamed to deliver a workplace health solution. Without preventative strategies, by 2030 cardiovascular diseases may cost companies $106 billion in lost productivity alone.
10 Quirky Tech Job Interview Questions That May Stump You
Slideshows  |  2/4/2016  | 
Apple, Google, and other tech giants are notorious for grilling candidates with tough questions. How would you fare in one of their job interviews? Here are 10 quirky questions tech companies asked applicants in the hot seat.
Intel's Diversity Report: Some Progress, More Work Ahead
News  |  2/3/2016  | 
Intel has set ambitious goals to increase diversity within its US workforce. A new report shows that the chipmaker has made progress since announcing its five-year, $300 million plan. But there's more to be done in the years ahead.
Email Etiquette: 5 Ways To Write Better Corporate Email
Commentary  |  2/3/2016  | 
It's easier than ever to send a corporate email -- and that's a huge problem. Misleading and meandering messages often clog corporate inboxes and lead to poor communication among colleagues. Here's a look at five common email mistakes and ways to fix them.
Yahoo To Lay Off 15% Of Workforce, Hints At Sale Of Assets
News  |  2/3/2016  | 
Yahoo said it plans to cut 15% of its workforce and hinted at selling its non-strategic assets. Another strong indication that change is afoot is the resignation of a high-profile board member -- the second one in the past two months.
Computer Science For All: Obama Unveils Initiative For US Students
News  |  2/2/2016  | 
Computer science is no longer an optional skill, says President Barack Obama. The new Computer Science for All initiative represents an extension of ongoing efforts by the White House to improve the availability of, and access to, K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
10 Signs You're Not Cut Out To Work At A Startup
Slideshows  |  2/2/2016  | 
Working at a startup can sound alluring -- building a business from scratch, sharing a passion with a tight team to create the next big thing, and potentially reaping millions of dollars with a successful IPO. But not everyone is cut out for startup culture -- are you?
10 Tools To Keep Your Agile Dev Projects On Track
Slideshows  |  1/31/2016  | 
Agile development is standard development in many companies. The right tools for managing the agile process can make the difference between success and struggle for your team. Here are our 10 picks to keep you on track.
6 Hot Programming Languages To Add To Your Tool Kit
Slideshows  |  1/27/2016  | 
Are you looking to tune up your software development or DevOps career with up-and-coming languages? Are you a hiring manager hoping to round out the tool set of your in-house team? Here are six languages to consider adding to your repertoire.
Ban The Box: What It Means For Your IT Hiring Practices
News  |  1/25/2016  | 
A movement known as Ban The Box aims to have questions about criminal convictions removed from employment applications. The effort has led to regulations in 19 states and more than 100 cities and counties. Here's what you need to know.
10 Best Tech Jobs For 2016
Slideshows  |  1/21/2016  | 
Tech companies' perks and benefits have long been the envy of a number of industries, but what about the actual work itself? It turns out that tech jobs accounted for nearly half of Glassdoor's "25 Best Jobs in America" report. You may be surprised by the tech jobs that made the list.
Apple Inches Toward Workforce Diversity
News  |  1/20/2016  | 
Apple released figures on the diversity of its workforce. While the company has upped its resources and efforts to increase diversity, figures reflect minuscule gains.
CIOs Must Drive Technology Change For Business: IDC Study
News  |  1/19/2016  | 
How do CIOs view their role within their organizations? Are they the chief innovation officers that they should be? A new study by IDC looks at how these executives see themselves and how others within their organizations view them.
8 Cheat Sheet Sites To Ace Tech Job Interviews
Slideshows  |  1/19/2016  | 
Technical interviews can be grueling and filled with potential pitfalls. But you can up your chances of nailing them and landing that dream IT job with the right preparation. Here are 8 sites that offer sneak peeks at technical job interview questions at companies including Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon.
CIOs Detail Hiring Plans For First Half Of 2016
Slideshows  |  1/13/2016  | 
A recent survey delves into the IT positions that CIOs say are in demand for the first half of the year, and finds the major cities that are most likely to win with these expansion plans.
Big Data Moves From Hype To Reality, CompTIA Finds
News  |  1/12/2016  | 
Organizations are moving past the hype and into actual value when it comes to big data and analytics implementation, according to a new survey by CompTIA. But challenges remain, including a skills gap and the struggle to wrangle the growing quantity of data generated.
Avnet CIO: Put Business At The Center Of IT
News  |  1/11/2016  | 
As an IT and electronics distributor, Avnet is in a unique position to view the trends driving the technology industry. It's also in the position of implementing those trends itself, including cloud computing and customer self-service. Here's how CIO Steve Phillips aligns IT with business at Avnet.
Apple Acquires Feelings, Microsoft R Update, 2016 Predictions: Big Data Roundup
News  |  1/10/2016  | 
Apple is getting emotional. The company has acquired a startup that claims its facial recognition software can read your feelings. Meanwhile, Microsoft gets ready to update its R strategy, vendors offer their 2016 big data predictions, and more. Here's our big data roundup for the week ending January 10, 2016.
Apple's Tim Cook Earned $10.3 Million In 2015
News  |  1/7/2016  | 
Apple CEO Tim Cook netted a little over $10 million in 2015, according to new filings with the SEC. However, other top executives at the company earned more than double that in yearly compensation.
Design Thinking Is Taking Hold At IBM
Commentary  |  1/7/2016  | 
If Design Thinking succeeds at IBM, a company that for decades has typified how US big business works, large numbers of companies will likely follow suit. Is your organization one of them?
How To Hire Your Next CIO
Commentary  |  1/5/2016  | 
Business technology is in transition. Make sure your next CIO can rise to the challenge.
8 New Year's Resolutions For Enterprise Developers
Slideshows  |  1/5/2016  | 
Every year around this time, people make stupid resolutions, such as, "Drink less coffee" or "Learn Esperanto." Here's a look at 8 New Year's resolutions that might do some serious good for enterprise software developers.
Big Data Predictions For 2016
Slideshows  |  1/4/2016  | 
What's in store for big data in 2016? Expect updates in machine learning, real-time data-as-a-service, algorithm markets, Spark, and more.
10 Reasons To Snuggle Up To Python
Slideshows  |  1/3/2016  | 
Python is one of the most popular languages in education and commercial programming. Here are 10 reasons it should be the next language in your programming repertoire. For IT leaders, choosing Python as a core development language means you should easily be able to find talent that can wrap around any problem your project presents.
Top Priorities For State CIOs: 2016
Slideshows  |  12/31/2015  | 
State government CIOs face many of the same challenges that private sector IT executives do, such as updating systems for a digital world, securing those systems, and leveraging big data. Here are their top 10 priorities, according to NASCIO's annual membership poll.
10 Best Tech Companies To Work For In 2016
Slideshows  |  12/30/2015  | 
Google slipped off its perch as the No. 1 place to work on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list, unseated by an Internet travel company. Here's a look at 10 top tech companies where you may want to hang your hat in the new year.
Comic: New Year's Resolutions
Commentary  |  12/28/2015  | 
Making a resolution in the New Year to improve your career makes sense. This one, not so much.
10 New Year's Resolutions For IT Pros
Commentary  |  12/27/2015  | 
It's time again for New Year's resolutions. Here are 10 ideas for how you can live a happier life and have a better career in the coming year.
Oracle Acquires StackEngine, Couchbase Updates Server: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/27/2015  | 
This week, we've got an Oracle acquisition, an update from Couchbase, insight into how CFOs view analytics, and data-driven advice on when it's best to say "Merry Christmas" rather than "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings."
NORAD Santa Tracker Delivers On Facebook, Twitter, Mobile Apps
Commentary  |  12/24/2015  | 
InformationWeek spoke with Canadian Royal Navy Lieutenant Marco Chouinard of the NORAD Tracks Santa team to get more information on how the organization pulls off the demanding tasks of keeping up with the jolly old elf and sharing his up-to-the-minute status on social media. Here's what we learned.
Hiring, Budget Concerns Top Of Mind For IT Leaders In 2016
Slideshows  |  12/24/2015  | 
An annual survey of IT leaders, including CIOs, vice presidents, directors, and hiring managers, reveals some of the biggest trends and challenges they expect to face in 2016.
3 Reasons To Step Up Your Tech Job Hunt Over The Holidays
Commentary  |  12/22/2015  | 
Despite all the lavish parties and generous vacation time given at many tech companies this time of year, surprisingly, there are hiring managers who like to review resumes over the holidays, according to one recruiting expert.
Why It's Time To Say Goodbye To IT
Commentary  |  12/22/2015  | 
A modest proposal for eliminating IT and making something better.
Structuring Your Data Team: 9 Best Practices
Slideshows  |  12/21/2015  | 
Hire or grow from within? Structuring a data team isn't easy because there's no one way to do it right. Here's a look at some pitfalls and best practices.
Techsmith Loop: Enterprise Video Coaching
Commentary  |  12/18/2015  | 
Techsmith Loop brings video coaching to enterprise process improvement.
Does Yahoo Spinoff Plan Put CEO Marissa Mayer's Job At Risk?
Commentary  |  12/11/2015  | 
Marissa Mayer's tenure as Yahoo's CEO may have been handed a death sentence with the company's spinoff plan -- and not necessarily for the reasons that most would assume.
5 Ways To Lose Your Best IT Talent
Commentary  |  12/9/2015  | 
Knowing what drives away your best IT workers offers clues about how to retain them.
8 Apps, Gadgets To Keep IT Pros Awake On The Job
Slideshows  |  12/4/2015  | 
Working nights? Pulling long shifts? Stretched too thin during the holidays? Here's a list of apps and gadgets to make sure you don't fall asleep on the job.
Bridging The Big Data Skills Gap With Online Training
News  |  11/30/2015  | 
Big data technology vendors are helping to close the skills gap when it comes to training the next crop of data scientists. Here's what they are offering.
7 Hottest Skills For IT Freelancers
News  |  11/30/2015  | 
Freelance job posting site Upwork, lists the top 20 most requested freelance skills, 7 of which are IT skills.
Windows 10 Adoption To Soar, Workplace Diversity Fail: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/28/2015  | 
Microsoft this week yanked and restored its latest Windows 10 update, released disappointing workplace diversity numbers, and marked down products for Black Friday.
Google Pledges $1 Million To Special Ed Via Android Pay
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
Google promises to donate $1 for every Android Pay purchase towards special needs education projects. It will donate up to $1 million this holiday season.
Microsoft Employee Diversity Numbers Fail To Impress
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
Microsoft's latest diversity report counts fewer women due to layoffs related to the restructuring of its phone business earlier this year.
8 Hot Tech Jobs Getting Big Salary Bumps In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/23/2015  | 
Engineering jobs to mobile app developer positions are expected to post some of the largest salary gains in 2016, and some tech-related creative careers are not too far behind. Here's a look at eight of those hot jobs.
Best And Worst Tech Cities For Drivers
Slideshows  |  11/20/2015  | 
Your commute, whether it's bumper-to-bumper or a breeze, can play a major role in your work-life balance. It can extend or take away hours from time with family and friends. We count down the top tech cities that have the most and least traffic congestion.
Microsoft Uses Minecraft To Teach Kids To Code
Commentary  |  11/17/2015  | 
Microsoft has teamed with Code.org to roll out a Minecraft-themed coding tutorial as part of the annual Hour of Code. The event aims to inspire broader interest in programming and help create the next generation of coders.
Data Science Skills To Boost Your Salary
Slideshows  |  11/17/2015  | 
Are you a data scientist wondering how your compensation stacks up to your peers? Or are you considering a career shift to data science? Here's a look at how much you can expect to earn.
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