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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.
CIO Values: Paul Valle, CIO, Papa Gino's Pizzeria
Features  |  8/27/2008
"Be open to change. Be engaged in the business every day. Don't work in isolation from the management team. Understand the value the organization provides to customers."
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.
Who Will Be Your Next CIO: An Insider Or An Outsider?
Features  |  8/14/2008
Internal candidates are insular and inexperienced, external ones are overburdened with expectations and don't know the ropes. What's the best way to replace a CIO? Two words: Think ahead.
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.
CIO Values: Vercie Lark, CIO, Embarq
Features  |  8/13/2008
"Investing more time developing my business or financial skills would have enabled me to communicate more effectively with senior executives early in my career."
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.
CIO Values: Nelson Lin, VP Of IT Services and CIO, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
Features  |  8/7/2008
"Be a thought leader; ensure that you and your team add value everyday; build trust relationships with the people you work with; focus on continuous improvement; and listen to your team and the feedback of others."
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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