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 2009
Experts believe the weak economy will lead fewer companies to apply for H-1B visas this year, but that the 85,000 visa cap eventually will be filled.
Plan now for staffing needs when the economy ramps up. Look to retraining, mentoring, and career development to keep valuable staff engaged and skill sets polished.
Of those software developers surveyed, 62% think the U.S. government's economic stimulus programs will have a positive impact.
Though the Obama administration still has lots of key positions to fill--including naming a federal chief technology officer-- one critical appointment was made last week that will help fill in many of the important details related to Obama's nearly $20 billion health IT stimulus program.
The next phase of recent vaccination trials in remote "malaria belt" African countries is using cutting-edge networking and monitoring technology.
The increase represents a significant turnaround from a multiyear trend of American students shying away from computer-related degrees.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act makes $2 billion available immediately to help health care providers implement e-health records and to fund research into the use of health systems.
The recession is turning out to be a career-booster for some folks within IT management ranks, but a dream-buster for a lot of CIOs looking for new jobs.
When Microsoft announced plans in January to lay off 5,000 workers over 18 months, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, fired off a letter questioning Microsoft about who the company was planning to cut. Grassley wanted to know whether Microsoft -- which has been lobbying Congress for years to raise the cap on H-1B visas -- would cut foreign workers before Americans. Grassley finally got a reply from Microsoft ye
There's been a shift in the top 10 companies that submitted applications last year as companies scramble to fill the U.S. government's 85,000 randomly selected petitions.