Profile of Marianne Kolbasuk McGeeSenior Writer, InformationWeek
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Marianne Kolbasuk McGee is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
posted in March 2008
The government will accept H-1B visa petitions for five days instead of just two, and will probably see a record number of applications.
If your company is looking for ways to squeeze more out of IT these days (and who isn't), server virtualization is one of the moves some organizations are making to find savings. Just ask Kent Kushar, CIO at wine maker E&J Gallo.
IBM has selected the first 100 employees that will work in 12 teams being sent this year to countries such as Ghana, the Philippines, and Romania.
If you're caught violating the new federal rule, the government will throw out your duplicate petitions, withhold the visas, and keep your money.
Barack Obama and John McCain would each receive 29% of the vote if the election were held today, a CompTIA-sponsored phone survey of 600 IT workers found.
Gates urged Congress to provide more money for science and math education and research, and to raise the cap on green cards and H-1B visas for foreign talent.
A Senate committee has become impatient with promises from Homeland Security and Labor to visit reforms on visa programs for highly skilled workers.
A report says large tech companies with more than 5,000 employers added an average of five workers for every H-1B position requested; smaller companies added 7.5 workers.
Some folks predict the volume of H-1B visas petitions employers file starting April 1 will be lighter than last year. But that's not because demand is waning for foreign tech talent. Rather, companies are being more selective in the kind of talent they're seeking, given the odds aren't good they'll have their visa applications approved.
About 14% of CIOs surveyed plan to add staff in the second quarter, the same percentage as a year ago, according to the Robert Half Technology survey.
Get your engines running! It's almost time for the H-1B visa race to begin! The U.S. government starts accepting petitions on April 1 for the 85,000 visas allotted annually, and if history repeats itself, those visas will run out in a flash. So make sure all your T's are crossed and I's are dotted on those forms now.
But the CFOs surveyed by BDO Seidman are worried about currency risks and uncertain political and business climates overseas.