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14 Traits Of The Best Data Scientists
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Looking for a unicorn? Get in line. Actual data scientists are in high demand, and there's not enough of them to go around. If you want to identify the right talent, consider these tips.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 9/26/2016
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IT, Dev Boot Camps Help Kick-Start Careers
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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IT pros and developers looking for new opportunities and new grads looking for an advantage in getting that first IT job are exploring new education options -- IT and technology education boot camps. In this InformationWeek Expert Voice podcast, we spoke with a provider of these intensive sessions about what they are and why they are becoming popular now.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/23/2016
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InformationWeek 2016 Salary Survey: 10 Best-Paying IT Jobs
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
News
Median base annual salary for IT workers was flat this year, according to the results of the InformationWeek 2016 US IT Salary Survey. Still, certain roles -- including architect, project leader, and security specialist -- are commanding much higher median salaries than other roles. See if you're in one of the 10 best-paying IT staff positions -- and how your total compensation stacks up.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 9/23/2016
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Secrets Of Successful CIOs: An Interview With Martha Heller
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
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In this episode of InformationWeek's Expert Voice podcast we talk with Martha Heller, president of Heller Search Associates, about her new book "Be the Business" and about what that idea means for CIOs.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 9/16/2016
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The State Of Data Engineers
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Demand for data engineers is on the rise in enterprise, particularly in those organizations that aspire to be the next Uber or Airbnb. Here's a look at this quickly growing job category within IT.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/15/2016
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7 Dev Team Secrets IT Managers Need To Know
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
News
In the age of DevOps, it's not unusual for a non-development IT manager to be charged with overseeing the dev team. This can be shock for both sides. But with the right attitude -- and these seven tips -- you can make sure that your move to managing developers is successful.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 9/15/2016
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5 Law Enforcement & Emergency Response Bodies IT Departments Should Know
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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It's smart for businesses to strengthen their relationships with law enforcement before a cyberattack takes place. Whom should they contact, and how will it help after a breach?
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 9/14/2016
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7 Ways IT Pros Can Boost Data Analytics Skills
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Whether you are an IT pro looking to add data analytics and data science skills to your repertoire, or you are looking to make a career change from IT to the data analytics field, here are seven tips that can give you a head start.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/13/2016
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5 Ways IT Leaders Can Lure Top Tech Talent
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Attracting top tech talent can be a challenge, especially at a time when competition is fierce for a limited supply of qualified applicants. Here are five tactics that can be effective.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/9/2016
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What Does It Take To Be A Real IT Leader?
Elliot Luber, Assistant Professor of Business Management & Leadership, SUNY
Commentary
Elliot Luber is a visiting assistant professor of business, management, and leadership at SUNY Empire State College's School for Graduate Studies. Here, he shares his views on what it means to achieve true leadership in IT by balancing the transformational and the transactional.
By Elliot Luber Assistant Professor of Business Management & Leadership, SUNY, 9/8/2016
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3 Tips For Successful IT Talent Retention
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Recruiting and hiring new IT employees is expensive and time consuming. Once you've gone through all that effort and cost, do you really want to see your top talent walk out the door? If not, you'll want to review the tactics CIOs use most often to attract and retain talent.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 9/7/2016
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11 Tech Skills In Short Supply Now
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
In the ever-evolving world of IT, do you have what it takes to stay relevant, or are you headed toward extinction? Here's a look at the top 11 tech skills IT leaders say are demand today.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 9/7/2016
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9 Ways IT Can Ruin Its Relationship With The Business
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
News
Aligning IT and business units sounds fantastic in theory. But when the rubber meets the road, IT leaders face unique challenges as they strive to engage and collaborate with business-side colleagues. InformationWeek surveyed 100 IT leaders about their biggest mistakes. Here's what they revealed about the ever-evolving relationship between business and IT.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 9/6/2016
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Why I Banned Non-Compete Clauses From Our Hiring Practices
Jordan Cram, CEO, Enstoa
Commentary
Like so many tech company founders, Jordan Cram, CEO of Enstoa, thought including non-compete clauses in employee contracts was a way to protect his company. Here, he tells us what led him to reconsider the conventional wisdom and do away with non-compete clauses altogether, and how his company has benefited as a result.
By Jordan Cram CEO, Enstoa, 9/2/2016
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How IT Departments Can Manage The Security Skills Shortage
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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A lack of skilled cybersecurity talent is putting organizations at risk. Which skills are in highest demand, and how can IT managers secure the right people to protect their information?
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 9/1/2016
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Do IT Certifications Really Matter?
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Technical certifications can advance careers and lead to better pay, but they're not a golden ticket to success.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/1/2016
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Are IT Professionals Too Good At Math?
Elliot Luber, Assistant Professor of Business Management & Leadership, SUNY
Commentary
Elliot Luber is a visiting assistant professor of Business, Management and Leadership at SUNY Empire State College's School for Graduate Studies. Here, he shares his guidance on how to leave the comfort zone of "Math Land" and apply your skills to solving real business challenges.
By Elliot Luber Assistant Professor of Business Management & Leadership, SUNY, 9/1/2016
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3 Characteristics Every Chief Data Officer Needs
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Companies have been bringing chief data officers (CDOs) on board at a rapid rate. Interestingly, most of those tapped to fill the high-profile position did not rise through the ranks of IT. If you are eyeing a career path toward a CDO post, here are the traits you need to succeed.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 9/1/2016
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Flexible Work Schedules: Key To Boosting Millennials' Productivity
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The cultural mindset of millennial workers and the ability to connect to the web from nearly anywhere are driving workplace flexibility demands, according to a new report.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/31/2016
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IT Salary Outlook 2017: Starting Pay On The Rise
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Starting salaries for IT professionals are expected to rise an average of 3.8% in 2017 compared with 2016. Find out which IT jobs are projected to see the greatest salary increases next year.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 8/31/2016
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