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posted in April 2008
CIO Values: Michael Fuqua, Senior VP, Global IS, Global Crossing
Features  |  4/30/2008
"Believe in and demonstrate IT as a business enabler and don't avoid risks."
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.
Average Info Tech Pay Drops To $103,000 For Managers, $76,000 For Staff, Our Survey Finds
Features  |  4/24/2008
Fewer people got raises the past year, though some IT jobs remain red hot, our survey of 9,600 info tech pros finds.
How Title-Skill Mismatches Can Drag Down Info Tech Pay
Features  |  4/24/2008
One leading researcher sees such mismatches for more than half of IT workers.
Info Tech Salaries Drop, Our Survey Finds. What's Holding U.S. Pay Down?
Features  |  4/24/2008
The dip in U.S. median pay is the first since the tech bubble popped. The culprits include the economy, outsourcing, and possibly even increased hiring.
Be Mindful Of IT Workers' Age Groups
Features  |  4/23/2008
Effective management techniques vary by generation.
Hiring And Motivating The Best IT Workers
Features  |  4/23/2008
A participative culture, in which IT workers make company decisions, gets the most out of your workforce.
CIO Values: Patty Morrison, Executive VP And CIO, Motorola
Features  |  4/23/2008
"Your success is dependent on the quality of your people."
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.
CIO Values: Sam Coursen, VP And CIO, Freescale Semiconductor
Features  |  4/17/2008
"Maintain a balanced focus on the efficiency of IT as a business function and its effectiveness in driving value across all other business functions."
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?
CIO Values: Tom Tabor, Senior VP And CIO, Highmark
Features  |  4/9/2008
"The need to focus on how the technology enables business value is key in any industry."
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.
Don't Let Tech-Savvy Business Execs Do An End Run Around IT
Features  |  4/3/2008
More businesspeople think they know enough technology to bypass the CIO. Tech chiefs must step up their game or get left out.
Project Management Keeps IT From Being A Victim Of Success
Features  |  4/2/2008
Top IT shops made themselves approachable, and now everyone wants a piece. Project portfolio management can help hold off the hordes while keeping your hard-won reputation intact.


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