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Google Pledges $1 Million To Special Ed Via Android Pay
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
Google promises to donate $1 for every Android Pay purchase towards special needs education projects. It will donate up to $1 million this holiday season.
Microsoft Employee Diversity Numbers Fail To Impress
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
Microsoft's latest diversity report counts fewer women due to layoffs related to the restructuring of its phone business earlier this year.
8 Hot Tech Jobs Getting Big Salary Bumps In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/23/2015  | 
Engineering jobs to mobile app developer positions are expected to post some of the largest salary gains in 2016, and some tech-related creative careers are not too far behind. Here's a look at eight of those hot jobs.
Best And Worst Tech Cities For Drivers
Slideshows  |  11/20/2015  | 
Your commute, whether it's bumper-to-bumper or a breeze, can play a major role in your work-life balance. It can extend or take away hours from time with family and friends. We count down the top tech cities that have the most and least traffic congestion.
Microsoft Uses Minecraft To Teach Kids To Code
Commentary  |  11/17/2015  | 
Microsoft has teamed with to roll out a Minecraft-themed coding tutorial as part of the annual Hour of Code. The event aims to inspire broader interest in programming and help create the next generation of coders.
Data Science Skills To Boost Your Salary
Slideshows  |  11/17/2015  | 
Are you a data scientist wondering how your compensation stacks up to your peers? Or are you considering a career shift to data science? Here's a look at how much you can expect to earn.
10 Skills CIOs Need To Survive, Thrive In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/11/2015  | 
CIOs need to shift perspectives and skill sets for the business transformation underway. So, what's the profile of the successful CIO in 2016?
Is Your Company Underpaying You?
Commentary  |  11/5/2015  | 
Most of us think we're underpaid, but are we really? If our own employers armed us with the right information, we'd all be better off.
Smartphone Use Ballooning To 5 Hours A Day, Study Finds
Commentary  |  11/4/2015  | 
Average smartphone use is up to five hours per day, according to one study. What are we sacrificing to use our mobile devices that much?
Elite 100 2016: Call For Entries
Commentary  |  11/4/2015  | 
Find out how to nominate your company to the InformationWeek Elite 100 2016, and learn all about what you can look forward to if you make the final cut.
Siri, Cortana: New Driving Hazards In The Digital Age
News  |  11/3/2015  | 
If you work for an IT leader who expects you to be always-on, even during your drive times, you'll want to see what researchers have discovered about how much hands-free systems diminish your attention span behind the wheel.
Ways To Quit Sitting: 8 Unique Desk Options
Slideshows  |  11/2/2015  | 
Sitting at your desk all day can be boring, unproductive, and hazardous to your health. We have some alternatives that might help you "stand" out at work.
10 Scariest Bosses: A Survival Guide
Slideshows  |  10/30/2015  | 
We explored multiple surveys and studies about bad bosses to assemble this rogue's gallery of the most reviled types of managers. Check out our 10 scariest bosses (complete with their own Halloween costumes), and consider our advice for how to deal with them.
Comic: Horrifying Things Said In Interviews
Commentary  |  10/26/2015  | 
Sometimes you can say things in an interview that sound scarier than you intend.
Why Fixes To Tech's Diversity Problem Fail
Commentary  |  10/23/2015  | 
Encouraging children to pursue careers in technology is great, but until Silicon Valley deals with its culture problem, it won't matter.
Facebook TechPrep Emphasizes Computer Science, Programming, Diversity
News  |  10/22/2015  | 
Facebook is turning its skills at connecting people in a new direction with the launch of a TechPrep, a website designed to get kids invested in computer science, while promoting diversity.
10 Hot IT Jobs That Deliver Work-Life Balance
Slideshows  |  10/22/2015  | 
Ten IT jobs made the cut on Glassdoor's 25 Best Jobs For Work-Life Balance. In fact, the No. 1 job on the list is IT-related. If you're struggling with work-life balance in your own career, you'll want to have a look at these positions and see how your job stacks up. It might be time to polish up that resume or learn some new skills.
SIM CIO Report: IT Leadership Hits A 'Watershed Moment'
News  |  10/20/2015  | 
One-third to one-half of the current crop of CIOs will be gone in 5 to 10 years, says the lead researcher for SIM's annual IT trends survey. Do you fit the profile of the CIO of the future? What's top-of-mind for CIOs right now?
Amazon, New York Times Spar Over Work Culture Investigation
News  |  10/20/2015  | 
The feud between the New York Times and Amazon goes public as the two sides defend their positions following a blistering exposť.
10 Books To Turn IT Pros Into Business Pros
Slideshows  |  10/19/2015  | 
Nobody doubts that as an IT professional you know your field. But how much do you know about business? If the answer is "not enough," it's time to start learning. Here are 10 books to help turn IT pros into business ninjas.
Gartner: 10 Radical Changes Coming To IT
Slideshows  |  10/15/2015  | 
Gartner's Daryl Plummer paints a convincing picture of a near-term future full of robots, smart machines, machine learning, and changing mobile habits. Here's everything CIOs and IT professionals need to know to be prepared.
Secret To Successful Teams: Lead Them With Laughter
News  |  10/14/2015  | 
We all want a boss with a good sense of humor. But a new study reveals that humor at work is ineffective -- no matter how genuinely funny you may be -- if you're lousy at building and maintaining relationships with your team members.
Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating Women In Tech
Commentary  |  10/13/2015  | 
Let me tell you a very personal story about why Ada Lovelace matters, and how we can use this day to inspire girls and young women to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
How State CIOs Can Save $11 Billion
News  |  10/13/2015  | 
State government CIOs can save precious budget dollars by automating services and focusing on productivity, according to a new report released this week by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
Why IT Needs To Stop Saying No
Commentary  |  10/7/2015  | 
How do you turn your IT shop from the "Department of No" into the "Department of Yes?" You need to change your people and change how you measure them.
IT Talent Crisis? Gartner Says Get Creative
Commentary  |  10/6/2015  | 
Gartner CIO Symposium gives CIOs a hint about the talent shortage. It might not be as bad as you think if you're willing to get creative.
Imagine Retail Without Sales Associates, Gartner Asks
Commentary  |  10/5/2015  | 
A Gartner analyst uses the vision of a workplace without associates as a great jumping-off point to talk about how to integrate technology into the brick-and-mortar store of tomorrow.
15 Hottest IT Jobs for 2016
Slideshows  |  10/5/2015  | 
If you're thinking about switching jobs next year, here's a guide to the IT jobs that are poised to earn the biggest salary increases in 2016. If you're a CIO or an IT leader and you're planning on doing any IT hiring in 2016, you'll want to factor this information into your budget plans.
Telecommuting: 3 Myths Busted, 3 Benefits Revealed
News  |  10/1/2015  | 
Telecommuting is growing, but despite a plethora of research there's no clear consensus about whether or not it's successful. A large-scale review of the data reveals what we know and what we misunderstand about the benefits of telecommuting.
IBM Wants To Bring More IT To Big Data
News  |  9/30/2015  | 
With its new emphasis on cloud and analytics, IBM doesn't have time to wait around for data scientists to get their PhDs. Now Big Blue wants to train more IT pros to analyze big data.
10 IT Infrastructure Skills You Should Master
Slideshows  |  9/24/2015  | 
Infrastructure is no longer static, immovable, or inflexible -- and neither should be an IT pros skill set. Take a look at 10 of the hottest infrastructure skills that IT pros should be considering today.
IT Freelancing: 11 Signs It's Hot Now
Slideshows  |  9/23/2015  | 
Enterprise demand for specific skillsets, a war for talent, and constantly shifting tech priorities are contributing to a thriving IT freelance culture. Whether you're in the field already, considering a career shift, or responsible for hiring freelance IT talent at your organization, here's what you need to know.
Comic: Digital Natives
Commentary  |  9/22/2015  | 
Managers have to put up with a lot from digital natives, but sometimes it goes too far.
Maker Faire: 9 Projects That Will Inspire You
Slideshows  |  9/18/2015  | 
Innovation, mutual respect, and the open sharing of information are the hallmarks of the Maker Movement. Here's why a trip to your local Maker Faire might be the wake-up call your IT team needs.
InformationWeek Presents 'Get To The Point'
InformationWeek Presents 'Get To The Point'
InformationWeek Videos  |  9/17/2015  | 
At this year's InformationWeek Conference, host Brian Gillooly (Center) moderated the popular "Get To The Point" segment, which pits two technology whizzes against one another. This year's topic was Youth Verses Experience. Joe Masters Emison, CTO of BuildFax (Left), matched wits with Toby Redshaw, (Right) former CIO of American Express, now CEO of Kevington Advisors. Topics ranged from shadow IT to how to deal with insider threats.
5 Tips For Optimizing Your Break Time
News  |  9/16/2015  | 
Researchers at Baylor University have conducted what they believe is the first empirical study of how to take a break during the workday. Here's a practical guide for how to use your downtime for maximum benefit.
Heartland CEO: Dealing Honestly With Data Breaches
Heartland CEO: Dealing Honestly With Data Breaches
InformationWeek Videos  |  9/10/2015  | 
At this year's InformationWeek Conference in Las Vegas, Heartland CEO Robert O. Carr spoke about how his company publicly confronted a huge data breach that exposed millions of credit card records to cyber-criminals. Is honesty the best policy when it comes to security? Carr thinks it is.
Want More Women In IT? Drop the Geek
Commentary  |  9/9/2015  | 
Young women of high school and college age are not attracted to computer science because of old stereotypes, some true and some not.
How IT Workers Can Survive Cold And Flu Season
News  |  9/7/2015  | 
Your mother has been telling you this for years. Now that scientists agree, maybe you'll finally listen?
Lose Weight, Work Better Right At Your Desk
News  |  9/7/2015  | 
A pilot study shows people want to excercise at their desks. Really. And when they do, it turns out they lose weight and improve their ability to focus.
10 Ways To Be Happier At Work
Slideshows  |  9/7/2015  | 
Most of us aren't happy at work. Here's what we can do to change that.
10 Cities Where Your IT Pay Is Worth The Most
Slideshows  |  9/6/2015  | 
Big paychecks are nice, but in some cities they only let you keep pace with the cost of living. In honor of Labor Day, we're highlighting the US metro areas that allow you to stretch your IT paycheck the farthest.
True Digital Organizations Put People First
Commentary  |  9/3/2015  | 
Digital transformation means significant and sweeping organizational change. It is not something that will be led by IT, it is not something that a chief digital officer can do alone. It requires culture change, and lots of it.
Google: Your Searches Could Land You A Job Here
News  |  8/28/2015  | 
Google is targeting people for job offers based on their search activity. It's certainly a way to attract people with an inborn curiosity and willingness to investigate unusual things (and no fear of malware).
10 Highest Paying Computer Science Programs
Slideshows  |  8/27/2015  | 
Computer science majors from these 10 schools can expect to earn the most by the time they reach the middle of their careers, according to data from See how your salary stacks up.
Modern Data Centers: How We'll Get There
Modern Data Centers: How We'll Get There
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/26/2015  | 
Chris Murphy (left), former InformationWeek editor, discusses how enterprises can future-proof their data centers. The other participants are (from left), VMWare's Bill Fathers, Boeing's Mike Stothers, and eBay's Sri Shivananda -- all attending the InformationWeek Conference 2015.
Tesla Engineer Jumps Ship To Join Apple
News  |  8/23/2015  | 
Apple is adding another senior automotive engineer -- this time from Tesla -- to its roster of people working on the closely guarded Project Titan autonomous vehicle project.
The Middle Management Trap: Why You Aren't Happy
News  |  8/20/2015  | 
Middle managers are more stressed, according to a study, and it can lead to clinical depression.
12 Questions To Ask Before Accepting An IT Job
Slideshows  |  8/17/2015  | 
The corporate culture in which you're working is as important as the work you're being asked to do. Here are 12 questions to help you figure out what kind of workplace you'd be walking into before you accept your next job offer.
Apple, Intel Hire With Diversity In Mind
News  |  8/15/2015  | 
More women and minorities have been hired at Apple and Intel, but there is more work to be done.
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