News & Commentary
Content tagged with Team Building & Staffing posted in March 2009
H-1B Visa Applications Expected To Slow
News  |  3/31/2009  | 
Experts believe the weak economy will lead fewer companies to apply for H-1B visas this year, but that the 85,000 visa cap eventually will be filled.
Google Lets Go Of 200 Marketers
News  |  3/26/2009  | 
The company says it's offering outplacement support and severance pay.
IBM Layoffs Include Wide Ranging U.S. Job Cuts
News  |  3/26/2009  | 
Internal documents show Big Blue is eliminating more than a thousand positions in its Global Business Services unit alone.
New York Library Looks To BI Software For Help
News  |  3/25/2009  | 
The massive library system, facing a $23 million budget cut, hopes business intelligence software will help it make the right decisions about staffing and hours.
Global CIO: Will Your Talent Pool Fix You Or Ruin You When Growth Returns?
Commentary  |  3/25/2009  | 
Plan now for staffing needs when the economy ramps up. Look to retraining, mentoring, and career development to keep valuable staff engaged and skill sets polished.
Yahoo Names Chief Marketing Officer
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
Elisa Steele has held positions at NetApp, Sun, and AT&T.
Wozniak Joins DeepDyve Advisory Board
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
The Apple co-founder will offer advice on technology trends and user experience to the search engine company.
Tech Pros Show Flickers Of Optimism
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
Of those software developers surveyed, 62% think the U.S. government's economic stimulus programs will have a positive impact.
Obama's Latest March Madness Pick: Health IT Czar
Commentary  |  3/23/2009  | 
Though the Obama administration still has lots of key positions to fill--including naming a federal chief technology officer-- one critical appointment was made last week that will help fill in many of the important details related to Obama's nearly $20 billion health IT stimulus program.
Sony Ericsson's U.S. Head Leaves
News  |  3/23/2009  | 
The move comes as the cell phone manufacturer is facing dramatically decreased phone shipments as U.S. customers gravitate to the iPhone 3G and BlackBerrys.
Cisco To Buy Flip Camera Maker For $590 Million
News  |  3/19/2009  | 
Pure Digital's CEO will become general manager of Cisco's consumer business group in the deal.
Charles Simonyi Prepares For Second Trip To Space
News  |  3/19/2009  | 
Former Microsoft programmer is scheduled to return to the International Space Station as a civilian; will conduct scientific and medical experiments.
More U.S. Students Majoring In Computer Science
News  |  3/17/2009  | 
The increase represents a significant turnaround from a multiyear trend of American students shying away from computer-related degrees.
Sony Ericsson Names Ronald Louks As CTO
News  |  3/12/2009  | 
The chief technology officer may look at entertainment and high-end features to help Sony Ericsson weather the struggling economy.
Telecommuting Could Save Billions, Authors Say
News  |  3/12/2009  | 
Fewer than 6 million Americans work regularly from home and another 33 million could, and would like to, a new study finds.
MIT's Barbara Liskov Wins Turing Award
News  |  3/11/2009  | 
The second woman ever to win the "Nobel Prize of computing" is turning her focus toward the security of online storage.
Clearwire Names William Morrow As CEO
News  |  3/10/2009  | 
Co-founder Benjamin Wolff will continue with Clearwire as co-chairman, sharing that position with Craig McCaw.
Help Wanted: CIOs Need Not Apply?
Commentary  |  3/10/2009  | 
The recession is turning out to be a career-booster for some folks within IT management ranks, but a dream-buster for a lot of CIOs looking for new jobs.
Global CIO: The $200-Million-A-Day Man: Our New Federal CIO
Commentary  |  3/9/2009  | 
With his staggering federal IT budget, Vivek Kundra needs to address these six crucial questions.
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra Outlines Priorities
News  |  3/5/2009  | 
Fresh from his appointment by President Obama, Kundra stressed the need to lower costs and increase accountability as he wrestles to streamline the $71-billion in annual federal IT spending.
Job Seekers Targeted By Identity Thieves
News  |  3/4/2009  | 
Fake job ads are up 345% over the past three years, according to one U.K. financial security association.
Microsoft Tells Senator It's Laying Off American And Non-American Workers
Commentary  |  3/4/2009  | 
When Microsoft announced plans in January to lay off 5,000 workers over 18 months, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, fired off a letter questioning Microsoft about who the company was planning to cut. Grassley wanted to know whether Microsoft -- which has been lobbying Congress for years to raise the cap on H-1B visas -- would cut foreign workers before Americans. Grassley finally got a reply from Microsoft ye
Global CIO: Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Has Declared War -- Are You Enlisting?
Commentary  |  3/4/2009  | 
It comes down to whether you believe that Salesforce could reduce some costs for you and deliver every single bit of functionality and value that Oracle or Microsoft or SAP could.
Linux Institute Launches Security Certification Exam
News  |  3/3/2009  | 
Many large IT shops gravitate toward open source strategies and want solid security for those products.
Obama Officially Picks Genachowski To Chair FCC
News  |  3/3/2009  | 
Julius Genachowski has held key posts in government and business, and he's known President Obama since their college days.
Google Offers Free Analytics Course
News  |  3/3/2009  | 
The search giant's online Web analytics course prepares users to take the company's Google Analytics Individual Qualification certification test.
Who Got H-1B Visa Petitions Approved In 2008? Look At The List
News  |  3/3/2009  | 
There's been a shift in the top 10 companies that submitted applications last year as companies scramble to fill the U.S. government's 85,000 randomly selected petitions.
SocialText Joins Corporate Twitter Trend
News  |  3/3/2009  | 
Yammer,, Socialcast, and Socialtext Signals are part of a wave of companies offering private microblogging services for businesses.
Hiring For IT Jobs Holds Up
News  |  3/3/2009  | 
A new jobs survey finds network administration specialists -- typically of WANs and LANs -- are in high demand, followed closely by Windows administration experts.

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