News & Commentary
Content tagged with Team Building & Staffing posted in May 2014
Pizza & Leadership: 4 Lessons
Commentary  |  5/30/2014  | 
If you want to be a good leader, treat your team members in a way that makes them want to buy you a pizza. Allow us to explain.
Agile Development: Ask The Customer
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
If we don't learn from our customers -- especially what unique value they expect -- how can we compete successfully in the market?
Google Admits Its Workforce Lacks Diversity
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Google, by publishing data about employee race and gender, signals its willingness to move toward a more balanced workforce.
Data Scientists: Stop Searching, Start Grooming
Commentary  |  5/28/2014  | 
Don't put your big-data project on hold -- members of your current staff may be the best fit for your data science team.
Internet Of Things: In Search Of An Architecture
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
The IoT vision still doesn't have a clear architecture from which to build meaningful business applications, an MIT professor says.
Why The CIO Rebirth Is Like The Wrath Of Khan
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Similar to the Star Trek baddie, CIOs are awakening to an advanced world where they have the intellect to thrive. But remember: Khan was destroyed by ego.
IT Leaders Must Assume New Role: Marketers
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Marketing isn't just the CMO's job. Getting directly involved with customer engagement is necessary for your IT career and your company's success, experts at Authority 2014 explained.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Visual Tour
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 combines laptop-worthy power with sleek industrial design. Take a closer look at the tablet and get our early hands-on impressions.
IT Talent Retention Myths: Projects Don't Rule
Commentary  |  5/22/2014  | 
InformationWeek's annual IT Salary Survey reveals surprises about how much IT pros value leading-edge tech projects, great bosses, and prestigious employers.
Insurers In Tough Battle For IT Talent
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
More than one-third of insurance IT pros are looking for new jobs, according to InformationWeek's 2014 IT Salary Survey. Social media, mobile, analytics, and cloud are in highest demand.
Wall Street IT Salary Survey: Tech Pros Look For More
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
IT salaries are on the rise in financial services, but workers are also looking for flexibility, training, and job stability.
Data Pros' Salary Showdown
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Our 2014 Salary Survey shows the typical analytics expert's salary is just keeping up with inflation, even while they're working harder on more diverse teams. What gives?
8 Financial Services IT Salary Trends
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Technology pros in banking and securities continue to see their salaries rise, but workers are looking for training, flexibility, and job security as well.
IT Certifications: 3 Ways To Judge Value
Commentary  |  5/22/2014  | 
We've debated the worth of technical certifications for decades. Here's how to determine if a program is worth your time and money.
Big Data Salaries Top BI, Data Warehousing
Commentary  |  5/22/2014  | 
Salaries for business intelligence and data warehousing pros are stagnating. But big data analytics experts and data scientists are cleaning up, surveys show.
IHG Builds Hotel App The Agile Way
Commentary  |  5/21/2014  | 
InterContinental Hotels Group's mobile app hinges on alliance between product and developer teams.
IT Salary Survey 2014: Executives
Steal Our Slides  |  5/21/2014  | 
Today's IT executives are generally optimistic about their career, with nearly all reporting that the projects they face are intellectually challenging. Most also expect bonuses, although there's room for improvement in terms of total compensation.
Federal IT Salaries Strong, But Trouble Looms
Commentary  |  5/21/2014  | 
Government IT still pays better than other industries. But after three years of belt-tightening, half of federal IT employees are looking for a new job, InformationWeek salary survey shows.
Government Hiring Practices Hamper Cybersecurity Efforts
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
Federal agencies find it difficult to hire unconventional but well-qualified talent to battle cyberattacks, experts say.
Social Business: Slow And Steady Worked For Philips
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
Social business success isn't impossible. Philips shares five best practices that helped grow its enterprise social network from 400 to 50,000 users.
IT Salaries: 8 Cold Hard Facts
Slideshows  |  5/20/2014  | 
InformationWeek's 17th annual IT Salary Survey examines the highest- and lowest-paying industries, the lucrative skills, and the best titles. How does your job stack up?
IT Salary Survey 2014: Benchmark Your Pay
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Get the complete picture on IT staff and management salaries based on our exclusive survey of 11,662 US IT pros. Is your compensation hot or not?
Name That Cartoon: My Salary Meter's Running
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
We've got the cartoon. You've got the sense of humor, so write a caption -- and win a prize.
IT Is From Mars, Marketing Is From Venus
Commentary  |  5/19/2014  | 
An insider's view of how marketing technology liaisons can help align the planets.
The $13,000 Man
Commentary  |  5/19/2014  | 
InformationWeek’s latest salary survey charts the gender gap in IT pay and other money matters.
Open Source Lessons For Feds
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
White House and agency IT leaders discuss how open source can empower government IT project teams, at FOSE conference in Washington, D.C.
Sorry, Peter Pan: Developers Can Grow Up
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
Is programming a young person's game, with developers doomed to obsolescence as they grow older? Not if an organization keeps them fresh. Try these three strategies.
Why Mobility Managers Deserve A Seat At The Table
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
It's not just a couple of VPs sharing a cellphone anymore. You need a dedicated mobility manager equipped to oversee your valuable hodgepodge of mobile devices and data.
Open-Source Vs. Commercial Software: A False Dilemma
Commentary  |  5/14/2014  | 
There's a religious war between the defenders of open-source and commercial product supporters. Ultimately, the question is really one of requirements.
6 Steps To Strengthen Your CIO Resume
Commentary  |  5/14/2014  | 
Trying to make the leap from IT director to CIO? Here's how to better sell yourself on paper.
Nurturing IT's Next Generation, Chicago-Style
Commentary  |  5/13/2014  | 
There's plenty of talk about IT talent gaps and developing the next generation of tech pros. Here's how several Chicago companies walk the walk -- locally.
When IT Pros Don't Cut The Mustard
Commentary  |  5/13/2014  | 
Before it comes to a transfer or pink slip, every IT project manager should take these steps.
Do You Work In The Technology Ghetto?
Commentary  |  5/13/2014  | 
IT professionals job hop every two or three years looking for what might be the next engineering Utopia. But they usually end up unhappy.
Big Data Fans: Don't Boil The Ocean
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Planning a big data strategy? Don't be overly ambitious and always know the problems you're trying to solve.
Money, Skills, And Hired Guns: 2014 Strategic Security Survey
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Tight budgets. A manpower crunch. More -- and more sophisticated -- threats. Are you sure you're up to this?
5 IT Job Interview Mistakes New Grads Make
News  |  5/9/2014  | 
Hiring managers expect more from newly minted IT grads than ever. Establish a GitHub presence -- and avoid other common blunders.
State Of Unified Communications 2014
Steal Our Slides  |  5/9/2014  | 
Unified communications moves into the fast lane, as more companies roll out the technology to improve employee collaboration.
Engineering Majors: You’re Hired!
News  |  5/8/2014  | 
Students graduating this year with an engineering degree are finding the job market surprisingly strong.
How Indiana Hospital Contained MERS Outbreak
News  |  5/8/2014  | 
Community Hospital used EMR, video surveillance, and real-time tracking technology to isolate the first known US case of the potentially deadly virus.
IT Jobs: Hiring Strategies For Sweet Home, Chicago
News  |  5/8/2014  | 
Chicago's not Silicon Valley or New York -- and many people like it that way. Recruiters and hiring managers in Chicago share creative strategies to attract and retain top talent.
IT Jobs: How To Hire New Grads
News  |  5/7/2014  | 
Members of the class of 2014 know what they want from their future workplace, but do you know how to sell them on your company? Recruiters share five strategies for landing this year's top tech talent.
Sorry State of IT Education: Readers Propose Fixes
Commentary  |  5/6/2014  | 
How should IT education be salvaged? In part 2 of this series, we share readers' ideas about what colleges, employers, and employees themselves must do.
3 Non-Technical Skills IT Managers Should Hire For
Commentary  |  5/2/2014  | 
IT skills are a given, but don't forget the importance of good communication, business savvy, and personality.
EBay Settles Antitrust Hiring Lawsuits
News  |  5/1/2014  | 
Department of Justice calls eBay's behavior egregious; eBay claims innocence but agrees to pay $3.75 million.
Digital Business Skills: Most Wanted List
News  |  5/1/2014  | 
UX designers, data analysts in demand as IT and marketing departments become digital business buddies.


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