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The Sorry State Of IT Education
Lawrence Garvin, Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds
Commentary
Our profession is rife with people capable of performing procedures they've been taught, but incapable of thinking through a problem. Here's what we need to do.
By Lawrence Garvin Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds, 4/18/2014
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Billion-Dollar BS Degrees
Karen Field,
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Look who's getting rich with engineering degrees, according to the Forbes list of the world's top 100 billionaires.
By Karen Field , 4/16/2014
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When IT Managers Insult
Brien Posey,
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Sometimes CIOs and IT teams get saddled with an aggressive manager who pushes all the wrong buttons. Do you know how to deal with loudmouths?
By Brien Posey , 4/15/2014
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Square Raids Amazon For Lead Engineer
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Square hires Alyssa Henry, VP of storage services for Amazon Web Services, in latest move to build staff with executives from prominent web and Silicon Valley firms.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 4/15/2014
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Inside Kayak's Search For Seasoned IT Talent
Kevin Casey,
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A few wrinkles won’t hurt job candidates at travel company Kayak, which says it's struggling to fill senior technology jobs in its US office. And H-1B visas don't entirely solve the problem.
By Kevin Casey , 4/15/2014
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So You Want To Be A CTO?
Karen Tegan Padir, CTO, Progress
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The role requires you to constantly balance technical and people skills, and to look ahead while fulfilling the here and now.
By Karen Tegan Padir CTO, Progress, 4/14/2014
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Luring The Elusive Cyber Security Pro
W. Hord Tipton,
Commentary
Struggling to find scarce IT security talent? Make sure your hiring managers understand the certifications and match candidates for skills fit -- not just credentials.
By W. Hord Tipton , 4/14/2014
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Data Scientists Want Respect & Results
Shane O'Neill,
Commentary
Analytics managers from Macy's, Ford, and Google offer tips on how to integrate and inspire data scientists.
By Shane O'Neill , 4/14/2014
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5 Job Interview Tips Via Alice In Wonderland
Mark Aiello,
Commentary
Curiouser and curiouser! Use these techniques during your next interview to win that IT or security job offer.
By Mark Aiello , 4/10/2014
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IT, Business Exec Gulf Widens, McKinsey Says
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Just as more businesses recognize IT's strategic importance, dissatisfaction with IT's effectiveness is growing, McKinsey research shows.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/9/2014
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Throw Future IT Leaders In Pool's Deep End
Charles Araujo, Founder & CEO, IT Transformation Institute
Commentary
Fewer IT pros are being thrown into leadership roles and challenged to just figure things out. That's a huge problem.
By Charles Araujo Founder & CEO, IT Transformation Institute, 4/9/2014
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Windows XP Diehards Face The Music
Kevin Casey,
News
Some Windows XP holdouts make late-breaking pushes to upgrade -- to Windows 7, not Windows 8.1.
By Kevin Casey , 4/7/2014
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CIOs: Always Be Strategizing
Paige Francis, CIO for IT, Fairfield University
Commentary
Tech leaders should constantly be connecting the dots on how software, services, and processes touch all facets of the company.
By Paige Francis CIO for IT, Fairfield University, 4/7/2014
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Will SDN Leave Network Engineers Jobless?
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
News
Software-defined networking will shake up the network engineer career path, so plan now to broaden your skills, an Interop panel of experts advised.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 4/7/2014
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Hadoop Jobs: Where To Find Them
Kevin Casey,
News
One in three IT jobs requiring Hadoop skills is based in California, but other regions should see big-data-related hiring increases in the next few years, says Dice.com.
By Kevin Casey , 4/7/2014
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5 Steps To Become A Digital Business
Shane O'Neill,
Commentary
Here's how to become the type of organization that lives in your customers' digital world.
By Shane O'Neill , 4/7/2014
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CIOs Need To Bend IT Like Beckham
Peter Waterhouse, Senior Technical Marketing Advisor, CA Technologies
Commentary
It sounds crazy, but CIOs can learn a lot from David Beckham's unique soccer and marketing skills.
By Peter Waterhouse Senior Technical Marketing Advisor, CA Technologies, 4/7/2014
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Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Resigns
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Eich, who helped found Mozilla in 1998, steps down as CEO following criticism from employees and outsiders.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/4/2014
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Enterprise Project Managers Must Get More Agile
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
News
More than half of PMOs now take a DevOps approach, according to the 2014 InformationWeek Project Management Survey. But just 10% use metrics to decide when to kill projects.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 4/4/2014
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How To Recruit Top Talent For Dull IT Projects
Avik Patel, Manager, Technology Contract Staffing, WinterWyman
Commentary
Finding top tech talent can be tough, and it's even trickier when the job is less than sexy. Here are seven tips on how to play up your company's advantages to attract the best candidates.
By Avik Patel Manager, Technology Contract Staffing, WinterWyman, 4/1/2014
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