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 April 2008
You'd think there'd be more female tech pros peeved about earning 10% less than their male counterparts. But interestingly, our new 2008 InformationWeek salary survey of 9,653 IT pros indicates that money matters more to men, while women are most concerned about the job's challenges and responsibilities.
When was the last time you got a call from a headhunter? Have those calls cooled down lately? Think it's due to the weak economy, or do you think it's possible that you're just not that "hot" anymore?
Sony Pictures Entertainment is the first customer of data center operator 365 Main to sign up for a new reusable energy program.
Got a lot on your plate? How would you like to be the IT shop? While the common belief is that one-person IT departments are typically the stuff of start-ups and mom-and-pop businesses, that's not always the case.
Planet Eureka connects inventors with the problems they can solve.
Money is always quick and easy bait to keep valued staff from leaving. But how do you retain -- or even attract -- key talent when budgets are tight?
AllOne Mobile lets consumers securely access their personal health records through cell phones and PDAs.
WellPoint and others look to find adverse drug reactions faster through data analysis.
The OMB now identifies 489 items as "high risk" due to factors such as complexity, scope, or level of importance, down 19% from the 601 projects that were on the list in February.
The top three factors in getting the job include a good fit with the company culture; experience; and the candidate comes in with ideas and asks good questions, says Careerbuilder.com.
If your H-1B visa petition was among the 163,000 filed earlier this month, you've got about a 50/50 shot that your application was selected in the government's H-1B lottery the other day. Fifty-fifty odds look great if you're playing lotto. But they're not so hot when you're playing games with people's jobs.
WellPoint's "Safety Sentinel System" may help the FDA and drug makers identify medication safety problems much earlier by analyzing patient clinical and claims data.
Employers who paid USCIS an additional $1,000 "premium processing" fee to speed things up will be notified within 15 days, or by April 29, if their petitions were selected.
In a seven-day period, Citizenship and Immigration Services said it received nearly double the 85,000 visas that can be issued for fiscal 2009.
The cap includes 65,000 general H-1B visas and 20,000 H-1B visa exemptions for foreign-born students who received advanced degrees from U.S. schools.
Among the top 10 companies having H-1B visa petitions approved for fiscal 2007 are eight Indian firms and two U.S. companies, Microsoft and Intel.
USCIS will accept the petitions until April 7, so more companies have a chance to participate in the random lottery. But some want other reforms.