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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.
Lenovo, HTC Slash Jobs As Smartphone Market Shifts
Commentary  |  8/13/2015  | 
Facing pressure and competition in the global smartphone market, Lenovo and HTC each announced layoffs as part of different restructuring plans.
BDAS Analytics Suite Blends Big Data With HR
News  |  8/12/2015  | 
A new analytics suite from Broadbean called BDAS looks to use big data to help HR and recruiters hire the best talent for companies.
MetroHealth System Goes To Jail To Improve Continuity Of Care
Commentary  |  8/11/2015  | 
The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio was challenged to add a major facility while undergoing a radical enterprise software upgrade. Did they succeed?
Jon Stewart's Last 'Daily Show': 10 Leadership Lessons
Commentary  |  8/9/2015  | 
Jon Stewart left "The Daily Show" in a way that exemplifies the kind of leader he has been for 16 years. Here are 10 lessons that any leader can learn from his example.
IT Department Makes Hamster Wheel From iMac Boxes
Commentary  |  8/9/2015  | 
An IT department used iMac boxes to make a giant human hamster wheel and also demonstrated the value of letting your team play.
Life As A Road Warrior Will Kill You
Commentary  |  8/6/2015  | 
Making heroes out of the people who fly all over the world for business is killing them. There has to be a better way.
CEO-Worker Pay Gap Is Focus Of SEC Rule
News  |  8/6/2015  | 
CEOs at publicly traded US companies will soon have to announce how their own salary compares to median worker pay at their organizations. What will this mean for tech companies and IT professionals?
How To Refresh A Stale IT Career
Slideshows  |  8/6/2015  | 
In a recent survey, nearly three quarters of thirtysomethings said they want to scrap their current career. There are obstacles to making such a big move. Before you give it all up and become a lumberjack, consider these options for refreshing your IT career without completely walking away.
How AstraZeneca's CIO Embraced Insourcing
How AstraZeneca's CIO Embraced Insourcing
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/5/2015  | 
For years, the trend has been to outsource IT functions to a third party. However, the demands of big data, analytics, and agile development are forcing companies to rethink outsourcing. Here's how David Smoley, the CIO of pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, started insourcing IT and embracing change for the better.
IT Salaries: Not As Important As They Used To Be
Commentary  |  8/5/2015  | 
An advance peek at Greythorn Recruitment's Inside Technology Market Report 2015 shows that salary isn't the only thing motivating IT professionals to change jobs.
Why Your Office Is Freezing In The Summer
News  |  8/4/2015  | 
Why do you need a sweater in the office in the summer? Because we're cooling it based on a formula that dates back to when the Beatles were still together.
How To Get Ops-Oriented IT To Innovate
Commentary  |  8/3/2015  | 
Innovation is change, and change is hard, but there are ways to ease the necessary evil of progress.
10 IT Job Search Habits To Nail A New Gig
Slideshows  |  8/3/2015  | 
Job searching is about more than finding the magic keywords. Research shows that developing the right habits goes a long way toward achieving a successful job search.
IT Life Radio: Where Virtual Reality Falls Short
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
The latest episode of IT Life radio features the real-life inventor of Iron Man's Jarvis, who happens to bring similar innovations to the way we work.
7 Smart Ways To Leverage Social Data
Slideshows  |  7/28/2015  | 
Social media data is not just for marketing anymore. Learn how companies are using these insights in novel ways to turn that data into dollars and cents.
Interop Radio: Gen. John Michel On Leadership
Commentary  |  7/27/2015  | 
Gen. John Michel joins us for the debut of our new show, Interop Radio's Business Matters.
IT Life Radio: Job Search And Recruiting For Culture
News  |  7/14/2015  | 
Culture is the key to making the relationship between job seeker and employee work better. We'll talk to an expert on how to find the right job for the right people to make everyone more productive.
How To Mess Up Your First Days On The Job
Slideshows  |  7/13/2015  | 
Got a new gig? Congratulations. Make sure you start off on the right foot by avoiding these rookie slip-ups during your first few weeks at a new job.
IT Salaries: It's Good To Be Chief
News  |  7/10/2015  | 
IT pay is up practically across the board, according to a recent salary outlook, but the biggest bump is in the C-suite.
IT Job Search Process Takes Too Long
Commentary  |  7/9/2015  | 
The job interview process is growing longer, but we're not getting better at hiring.
CIO Certifications To Advance Your Career
Slideshows  |  7/8/2015  | 
Today's IT leaders need business skills, including management, governance, and strategy, plus tech know-how. Here are six types of certifications that can help advance your organization and your career.
IT Skills Gap: What We've Got Here Is A Failure To Communicate
Commentary  |  7/8/2015  | 
Everyone agrees there is an IT skills gap, but managers and IT pros disagree on the reasons for it.
10 Great Websites For Learning Programming
Slideshows  |  7/6/2015  | 
Whether you're preparing for a new career or experimenting with magic powers, it's worth knowing how to program.
Windows 10 Gets Close, Skype Feature Updates: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/4/2015  | 
This week Microsoft sold assets to AOL and Uber, released two Windows 10 builds, and pushed new Skype for Business features to preview.
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