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Global CIO: IT Project Triage (And Why Skippy Must Die)
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
Howard's rules for which projects to kill, which to preserve, and how to live to fight another day.
Down To Business: Does Business Ethics Make Business Sense?
Commentary  |  2/26/2009  | 
The best companies define and enforce employee codes of ethics, but in the end reputations rise and fall one person at a time.
Yahoo CEO Bartz Shakes Up Management
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
While Yahoo's CFO and mobile czar pack their bags, the executive's first blog indicates a new focus on improving relations with customers and advertisers.
Yahoo's Mobile Leader Leaves
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Marco Boerries' departure comes as new CEO Carol Bartz announces a reorganization of Yahoo management.
Stimulus Package Will Spur New Tech Jobs
Commentary  |  2/25/2009  | 
Compared with other job sectors, the IT labor force has been holding up relatively well during the recession. And now there's an extra boost -- the government's economic stimulus programs should fuel demand for new tech talent in several key areas.
Global CIO: CIO As Chief Cost Cutter: It's Not Enough
Commentary  |  2/25/2009  | 
When the upturn arrives, will your customers be satisfied with the capabilities your company had before it went into lockdown mode or will they be looking for growth strategies?
Jobs Not Expected At Apple Shareholders Meeting
News  |  2/23/2009  | 
Jobs' absence from the Feb. 25 meeting is likely to highlight the importance of having a succession plan in place for the iconic CEO.
Microsoft Will Not Seek Overpaid Severance
News  |  2/23/2009  | 
Some of the 1,400 employees laid off by Microsoft last month received a letter asking for the return of money paid by mistake.
Microsoft Hopes To Train 2 Million In IT By 2012
News  |  2/23/2009  | 
The company's Elevate America program will offer 1 million vouchers for online coursework that isn't currently free.
Yahoo CEO Bartz Plans Major Reorganization
News  |  2/23/2009  | 
News reports indicate that the new structure will include more centralized oversight and mergers of groups with duplicative functions.
Cox Hires Wireless Network Execs
News  |  2/20/2009  | 
The cable company will use its portion of the 700-MHz spectrum to provide mobile services like voice and programming DVRs on the go.
High-Tech Leaders Bolster Northeastern's Entrepreneurs Portal
News  |  2/20/2009  | 
Project supporters include alumni Richard Egan and Roger Marino of EMC; John Cullinane, founder of Cullinane Software; and Bob Davis, founder of Lycos.
Job Seekers Get Networking Tool, MyWorkster
News  |  2/19/2009  | 
The site also promotes mentoring, contacts with educational institutions, and other resources for information on career advancement and job opportunities.
Where Does Apple Go From Here?
News  |  2/19/2009  | 
Apple's got room for future triumphs -- but it also faces threats from a battered economy, rejuvenated competitors, and a leadership crisis precipitated by Steve Jobs' illness.
Stimulus Package Makes It Harder To Hire H-1B Workers
News  |  2/18/2009  | 
The provisions are expected to affect new hires, not existing H-1B visa holders in the United States looking to renew their visas.
Global CIO: Why Do CIOs Get No Respect?
Commentary  |  2/17/2009  | 
CIOs need to examine what they've done -- or not done -- that perpetuates the no respect mantra.
White House Solicits Public Comment On Economic Stimulus Plan
News  |  2/13/2009  | 
Less than four weeks after Inauguration Day, the White House appears to be making good on promises to post bills for public review and comment.
MySQL Exits May Open Sun Customers To Other Databases
News  |  2/12/2009  | 
Staffers still at Sun have picked up the pieces and moved on under Kaj Arno's lead.
Stimulus Bill Will Stimulate Health IT Adoption, Jobs
News  |  2/11/2009  | 
The $21 billion for health IT programs in the U.S. economic stimulus bill will create career opportunities and fuel educational programs for professionals to acquire a mix of technology and clinical expertise.
Nokia To Cut Phone Production
News  |  2/11/2009  | 
As consumer demand fades, the world's largest cell phone maker will close down multiple manufacturing sites to cut costs by about $905 million annually.
Disaster Recovery: Can California CIO Defy Odds And Fix State's IT Mess?
Commentary  |  2/11/2009  | 
Global CIO takes a look at the heavy lifting that faces California CIO Teri Takai and team as they modernize the state's IT infrastructure.
Smart Companies Still Looking For Smart IT People
Commentary  |  2/10/2009  | 
Are IT jobs defying gravity as overall U.S. employment figures continue to tank? Latest monthly employment figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and a recent IT pay trends study by research firm Foote Partners sheds some insight into what IT skills remain hot in an ice-cold jobs climate.
Global CIO: Business/IT Alignment Redux
Commentary  |  2/10/2009  | 
Don't stop aligning IT with the business -- change how you do it. Sit down with businesspeople and talk about goals and what IT projects might do to support them.
Some IT Jobs Defy Employment Downturn
News  |  2/9/2009  | 
Consulting firm says demand for some specialties increased over the past three months.
Open Source Advocates Alarmed By Mickos's Sun Exit
News  |  2/6/2009  | 
The fiscal impact may come if customers conclude that his departure means there's been a significant dilution of the MySQL brain trust at Sun.
MySQL CEO Marten Mickos Leaves As Sun Reorganizes
News  |  2/6/2009  | 
The company is combining its software infrastructure organization with its database group to form a unified open source product group.
Novell Layoffs May Exceed Original Estimates
News  |  2/5/2009  | 
Offsetting layoffs, Novell is on the hunt for companies focusing on open source software, as well as proprietary software for data centers and identity management.
RIM CEOs Reach Settlement With Regulators
News  |  2/5/2009  | 
Canadian regulators were seeking to fine the co-CEOs about $80 million for their roles in a backdating scandal that stretched back more than 10 years.
Global CIO: Business/IT Alignment 'Is Dead' -- What's Next?
Commentary  |  2/4/2009  | 
A new book offers a prescription for rethinking the role of technology and getting ready for the post-recession world.
PHP Vendor Zend Names Co-Founder As CEO
News  |  2/3/2009  | 
He replaces Harold Goldberg, who came to Zend two years ago from a post as senior marketing manager with BMC Software.
How To Find A Great IT Job In A Bad Economy
News  |  2/3/2009  | 
Job-finding tips from IT pros who were pink-slipped, but survived to work another day include aggressive networking and skills training.
NASA, Kurzweil Open Singularity University
News  |  2/3/2009  | 
The space agency is hosting a nine-week graduate studies program and three-day programs for CEOs and managers.
Economy Is Biggest Wild Card Outsourcers Face, Says Wipro Co-CEO
Commentary  |  2/3/2009  | 
If the global economy doesn't improve over the next six months, there's likely to be more industry consolidation, not only involving IT services providers, but especially among big outsourcing clients, predicts Girish Paranjpe, joint CEO of Wipro Technologies.
Exploding Cell Phone Kills Man In China
News  |  2/3/2009  | 
A faulty cell phone battery could have caused the explosion, which severed an artery in the man's neck.
Kyocera To Consolidate Handset Division
News  |  2/2/2009  | 
The company will merge its handset division with recently acquired Sanyo, leading to 360 job losses.
IBM Offers To Move Laid Off Workers To India
News  |  2/2/2009  | 
Big Blue wants to help redundant U.S. employees relocate to developing markets, according to an internal document.

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