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Content tagged with Team Building & Staffing posted in August 2008
Your Views On Education: It's Everyone's Business
Commentary  |  8/28/2008  | 
Judging by the thoughtful e-mail I received, the responsibility for transforming teaching methods, academic curriculums, and delivery tools falls to us as a society, not just to the education establishment.
Alcatel-Lucent Considers Former Exec Mike Quigley For CEO Post
News  |  8/28/2008  | 
The company has been looking for a new chief executive ever since chief executive Patricia Russo and chairman Serge Tchuruk resigned their posts last month.
Disney Exec Wins Award Named For 'Last Lecture' Author Pausch
News  |  8/26/2008  | 
Ed Catmull is the first winner of the award, which will be given annually by Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center.
Any Extra Change Jingling In Your Pocket Lately?
Commentary  |  8/26/2008  | 
Tech salaries inched up recently after slumping earlier this year, according to a new wage report from an IT services and staffing firm. Could this the beginning of an upward trend or just a blip?
National Tech Medal Winners Include eBay, OS Creator, And Net Engineer
News  |  8/26/2008  | 
The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is the nation's highest honor for technological achievement.
Embarq To Trim 4% Of Workforce
News  |  8/25/2008  | 
The former Sprint landline operator will confront its declining customer base by dropping 1,000 company and contract positions.
Orville Wright, Former MCI Exec And AT&T Challenger Remembered
News  |  8/22/2008  | 
Wright was also the driving force behind MCI's e-mail service -- MCI Mail -- which was popular in the 1990s.
Motorola's Jha Shuffles Management, Unveils Multimedia Phones
News  |  8/21/2008  | 
John Cipolla will replace Rob Shaddock, who had been named to head consumer products in April and who is now leaving the company.
Intel Offers $100,000 Prizes For Innovative Ideas
News  |  8/19/2008  | 
In his Intel Developer Forum keynote, Intel chairman Craig Barrett stressed the importance of investing in technology to improve lives of people in developing nations.
CompTIA, OnForce Team For Membership Benefits, Training
News  |  8/18/2008  | 
The agreement allows contract professionals, who make up OnForce's community of more than 12,000 people, to earn several certifications.
Social Networking Site Hi5 Nearly Doubles Monthly Visitors
News  |  8/15/2008  | 
The site adds executive positions as it marks a 79% increase in monthly visitors, ranking the site ahead of its competitors for its speed of growth worldwide.
CIOs Uncensored: Graduate School For CIO Aspirants
Commentary  |  8/14/2008  | 
Columbia's mentoring program lets business technology executives pass on the tribal wisdom.
Ex-Apple General Counsel Settles Backdating Charges With SEC
News  |  8/14/2008  | 
The complaint accused Heinen of fraudulently backdating two large options grants to Apple senior executives, including CEO Steve Jobs.
Microsoft's Cambridge Campus Plan Hits Legal Snag
News  |  8/14/2008  | 
InterSystems, a longtime occupant in the building at One Memorial Drive in the shadow of MIT, maintains that it, and not Microsoft, has rights to a coveted space.
Big Challenges In Small IT Shops
Commentary  |  8/13/2008  | 
You think you've got problems stretching your multimillion (or multibillion) dollar IT budget? How hard do you think it is to stretch a multi-thousand-dollar IT budget? That's what many IT leaders in smaller organizations are faced with. At InformationWeek, we write a lot about issues faced by CIOs at large companies. But IT managers in small- and medium-sized businesses face huge challenges, too.
Lenovo Provides Grant To Train New Tech Workers
News  |  8/13/2008  | 
The money will go to CompTIA's Creating Futures program, which offers tech training to military veterans, dislocated workers, at-risk youth, and people with disabilities.
Online Job Board Uses Web 2.0 Features To Link Employers, Job Seekers
News  |  8/12/2008  | 
Jobfox Intros identifies high-match job seekers and moves them to the top of the resumé stack.
Qwest, Unions Seek Pact As National Political Conventions Loom
News  |  8/11/2008  | 
Around 93% of the Communications Workers of America membership voted to authorize a strike, strengthening the union's negotiating hand.
Verizon, Unions Reach Agreement On Three-Year Contract
News  |  8/11/2008  | 
The deal provides 11% pay raises over a three-year period to some 65,000 members of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
IT And Media Cut 13,000 Jobs In July
News  |  8/8/2008  | 
It was the biggest one-month decline in more than year, as publishing houses and tech firms implemented cutbacks driven by declining ad revenues, industry consolidation, and offshoring.
Apple Cheats Tech Workers On Overtime Pay, Lawsuit Claims
News  |  8/5/2008  | 
The attorneys pressing the suit are seeking to include all of Apple's California IT workers, including those who are dispatched to Apple retail stores.
Deutsche Post Talks About Decision To Drop HP Outsourcing Deal
News  |  8/4/2008  | 
An IT manager at Deutsche Post, which runs delivery company DHL, explains why the company decided to not go through with a multi-billion dollar IT outsourcing contract.
Motorola Names New Mobile Phone Chief
News  |  8/4/2008  | 
The company turns to former Qualcomm chief operating officer Sanjay Jha to head up its ailing handset division.
Hollywood Webmasters Dish On Celebrity Web Sites
News  |  8/4/2008  | 
Webmasters to celebrities Jeff Bridges, Ben Stein, Harry Shearer, and Lord of The Rings star Ian McKellen reveal that heading off -- or squashing -- tabloid rumors is just as important as SEO, compelling content, and server uptime.
Deutsche Post Kills Huge HP Outsourcing Deal
News  |  8/1/2008  | 
The parent company of DHL decided not to proceed with the multibillion-dollar deal after determining the expected cost savings weren't there, InformationWeek has learned.
Expiration Of R&D Tax Credit May Have Cost More Than 83,000 Jobs
News  |  8/1/2008  | 
A trade group says inaction by Congress has cost American jobs and harmed innovative companies by reducing R&D activity.

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