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3 Common & Costly CIO Mistakes
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
CIOs are often undone by sticking with old systems too long and failing to market themselves. Here's how to right the ship.
Nadella Apologizes For Gender Pay Gaffe
News  |  10/10/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella draws quick criticism for his response to a question about pay gaps between male and female employees.
Geekend: How Idiots Fool Themselves & Us
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
How do know-nothing blowhards get promoted beyond their ability? By making us think they are smarter than they are.
LinkedIn Tips: How Analytics Improves Your Job Search
News  |  10/9/2014  | 
LinkedIn's "Who's Viewed Your Profile" section features new data that can improve your network, profile, and job opportunities. Here are three ways to take advantage of it.
Woz Talks Engineering Passion At Gartner Symposium
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak wants to see engineers get more respect, have more fun, and play nice.
'Why Not?': Power Phrase For Women In Tech
Commentary  |  10/7/2014  | 
Don't talk yourself out of challenges, jobs, or life experiences, female tech leaders at Interop advise IT professionals -- and a group of high school students in attendance.
Microsoft Workforce Grows More Diverse
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
Microsoft employs more women and minorities than ever, but other large tech companies still have more women in senior positions.
How IT Can Spur Digital Innovation
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
Digital initiatives are where the action is. These 3 companies show how IT can get involved before there's a breakdown or breach.
IT Has A Reputation Problem
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
Can IT teams deliver the innovation companies need? Our IT Perception Survey reveals many doubters.
Getting Results: It's All About The Wins
Commentary  |  10/6/2014  | 
IT pros often conflate "busy" with "effective." No one cares if you worked 60 hours last week -- they care what you accomplished.
Cubicle Sins: 10 Coworkers Who Drive You Crazy
Slideshows  |  10/3/2014  | 
We've all dealt with, um, "interesting" workplace personalities, and to know them is not necessarily to love them. Check out 10 of the worst office offenders.
The New CIO: C Stands For Change
Commentary  |  10/2/2014  | 
What does the CIO role look like now, and what will it look like in the future? Experts at Interop New York share the key skills and traits that will soon separate the winners from the losers.
State Street Finds Internal Social Network Sparks Innovation
News  |  10/1/2014  | 
David Saul, chief scientist of financial services firm State Street, tells InformationWeek Leadership Summit attendees that companies must tap their employees for innovation, or they are wasting resources.
15 Surprising Facts About Indian Outsourcers
Commentary  |  9/30/2014  | 
Thinking of outsourcing with Infosys, Wipro, or Tata? Here are some points worth knowing about the IT services heavyweights.
3 Reasons CIOs Must Lose Hiring Perfection Goggles
Commentary  |  9/30/2014  | 
Got open IT job slots? Holding out for Mr. or Ms. Absolutely, Completely, Utterly Right is likely to backfire. Here's how to get real and get hiring.
Stop Doing This On LinkedIn Now
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
Watch out for these missteps that might undermine your presence on the professional networking site.
New Role Needed: Business Information Officer
Commentary  |  9/29/2014  | 
Rather than take responsibilities away from the CIO, companies should create this new position to help the CIO cement strategic relationships with other divisions.
5 Steps To Build A Strong IT Brand
Commentary  |  9/29/2014  | 
As IT departments become strategic partners providing quantifiable ROI, CIOs need to pay more attention to their brands.
DevOps Talent: Grow It Internally
Commentary  |  9/26/2014  | 
Automation and web-scale operations will flourish with home-grown DevOps talent. Hereís how to nurture your organizationís expertise.
6 DevOps Salary Negotiation Tips
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
DevOps pros, take note. Interop speaker Dustin Whittle explains how to position yourself as indispensable.
ADP CIO Pursues Passion, Lands COO Role
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
CIO Mike Capone moves to SaaS company Medidata Solutions, which provides tools to manage clinical trials.
IT Dress Code: 10 Cardinal Sins
Slideshows  |  9/24/2014  | 
You don't need to be a runway model to succeed in IT, but please stop making these office fashion faux pas. Remember, you work for an enterprise, not on the Enterprise.
4 Awful Company Retreat Ideas
Commentary  |  9/23/2014  | 
Company retreats can be done right -- but not if they involve hypnotists. Avoid these event choices.
Wearables In The Workplace: 3 Realities
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
Wearables innovation will happen first in the enterprise, but CIOs should brace themselves for security and integration challenges.
6 Habits Of Unsuccessful IT Pros
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
Watch out for these career sinkholes -- and learn how to recover if you've fallen into one.
IT Salary Survey 2014: Government
Steal Our Slides  |  9/22/2014  | 
Federal government IT professionals saw modest bumps in compensation. But that doesn't mean all is well: 29% of staffers had fewer training opportunities, and 21% of managers had their benefits cut. Half are looking for new jobs.
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 Doesnít 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?
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IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
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