News & Commentary
Content tagged with Team Building & Staffing posted in April 2008
Pay Isn't The Only Gap Between Male And Female Tech Pros
Commentary  |  4/30/2008  | 
You'd think there'd be more female tech pros peeved about earning 10% less than their male counterparts. But interestingly, our new 2008 InformationWeek salary survey of 9,653 IT pros indicates that money matters more to men, while women are most concerned about the job's challenges and responsibilities.
Hello, Would You Like A New Job?
Commentary  |  4/29/2008  | 
When was the last time you got a call from a headhunter? Have those calls cooled down lately? Think it's due to the weak economy, or do you think it's possible that you're just not that "hot" anymore?
Interop: Prof. Prahalad Says IT Matters More Than Ever
News  |  4/29/2008  | 
The business guru told an Interop audience that technology lets companies achieve greater flexibility and customization while lowering unit costs.
Life Inside The One-Man (Or Woman) IT Shop
Commentary  |  4/28/2008  | 
Got a lot on your plate? How would you like to be the IT shop? While the common belief is that one-person IT departments are typically the stuff of start-ups and mom-and-pop businesses, that's not always the case.
IBM, Cambridge Push For Increased Funding For Service Innovation
News  |  4/28/2008  | 
The report encourages universities to offer courses in service science, management, and engineering and urges governments to provide more funds for research.
'LOL' Slips Into Homework But Formal Writing Still Valued
News  |  4/25/2008  | 
Twenty-five percent of teens surveyed said they used emoticons in school writing and 38% said they used text shortcuts or abbreviations.
Think Tanks Propose National Innovation Foundation
News  |  4/24/2008  | 
Such a foundation would serve as a catalyst between industry and university researchers and seek to expand regional innovation through state governments.
Google Names Morgan Stanley Director As CIO
News  |  4/24/2008  | 
Benjamin Fried replaces Douglas Merrill, who left Google earlier this month to run EMI's digital music business.
Innovation Marketplace Helps People With Good Ideas Find Problems
News  |  4/24/2008  | 
Planet Eureka connects inventors with the problems they can solve.
Federal Spending Telework Expected To Increase
News  |  4/24/2008  | 
Telework Exchange issued a report underwritten by RIM that concluded that telework is becoming a significant factor in IT spending for the federal government.
Keeping IT Staff Happy In Tough Times
Commentary  |  4/23/2008  | 
Money is always quick and easy bait to keep valued staff from leaving. But how do you retain -- or even attract -- key talent when budgets are tight?
Interop Preview: Tech Industry Gets Ready To Rumble
News  |  4/23/2008  | 
The nation's leading business technology event, Interop, gains added breadth this year as it is co-located with Software 2008, an event aimed at software developers, users, and industry executives.
Venture Capital Slips Only Slightly As Economy Downturn Looms
News  |  4/21/2008  | 
Internet companies saw a 7% decline in venture capital investment dollars from the fourth quarter of 2007, according to the MoneyTree Report.
CIOs Uncensored: A Focus On People
Commentary  |  4/17/2008  | 
Burger King's CIO feels strongly that helping people -- IT employees and the community -- pays big dividends.
IT Managers To Hire Fewer College Grads In 2008
News  |  4/17/2008  | 
The top three factors in getting the job include a good fit with the company culture; experience; and the candidate comes in with ideas and asks good questions, says Careerbuilder.com.
Cisco Outlines Its Strategy For China, Names Leaders
News  |  4/17/2008  | 
The plan includes further commitment to providing assistance to Chinese businesses in the development of IT and business-process outsourcing within the country.
Should U.S. Scrap H-1B Visa Lottery?
Commentary  |  4/16/2008  | 
If your H-1B visa petition was among the 163,000 filed earlier this month, you've got about a 50/50 shot that your application was selected in the government's H-1B lottery the other day. Fifty-fifty odds look great if you're playing lotto. But they're not so hot when you're playing games with people's jobs.
High Tech High School Preps Students For IT Careers
News  |  4/16/2008  | 
An innovative public high school in Connecticut connects with students who yearn to learn about technology, information systems, engineering, and digital electronics.
Game Developers' Salaries Rising, Survey Finds
News  |  4/15/2008  | 
Game Developer magazine's annual survey found the average game industry salary in 2007 was $73,300, with programmers topping the pay scale.
U.S. Will Soon Notify H-1B Visa Lottery Winners
News  |  4/15/2008  | 
Employers who paid USCIS an additional $1,000 "premium processing" fee to speed things up will be notified within 15 days, or by April 29, if their petitions were selected.
Google, Salesforce Partnership Owes Legacy To Microsoft, SAP, Oracle
News  |  4/14/2008  | 
While the integration of Salesforce and Google Apps builds on work of its predecessors, it also represents a fundamental departure from most of those previous integration efforts.
U.S. Overwhelmed By H-1B Visa Requests
News  |  4/14/2008  | 
In a seven-day period, Citizenship and Immigration Services said it received nearly double the 85,000 visas that can be issued for fiscal 2009.
CIOs Uncensored: Where Should Your Next CIO Come From?
Commentary  |  4/10/2008  | 
Is it better to nurture IT management talent within, or look outside for the best possible candidate?
Summit: Linux Advances Into Enterprise, Seeks Better Fix For Bugs
News  |  4/9/2008  | 
Business users and Linux kernel developers hashed out issues like reliability, kernel patches, and bugs at the second Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in Austin, Texas.
U.S. Hits Cap On H-1B Visa Petitions For Fiscal 2009
News  |  4/8/2008  | 
The cap includes 65,000 general H-1B visas and 20,000 H-1B visa exemptions for foreign-born students who received advanced degrees from U.S. schools.
Wireless Skills Top IT Job Requirement Survey
News  |  4/8/2008  | 
Skills related to Web 2.0, Service Oriented Architecture, software-as-a-service, rich Internet applications, and AJAX are also needed in the next five years.
MIT Turns Down Record 11,842
News  |  4/4/2008  | 
A huge "echo boom" of high schoolers is pushing college acceptance rates at top-tier schools to record low levels.
U.S. Added 91,400 High-Tech Jobs Last Year
News  |  4/4/2008  | 
U.S. high-tech employment totaled 5.9 million in 2007, up 1.6% from 2006. That's a smaller increase than seen in 2006.
CIOs Uncensored: Tech-Savvy Execs Are A CIO's Best Friend
Commentary  |  4/3/2008  | 
Embrace your technically astute brothers and sisters--but set limitations.


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