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 July 2008
In the current economic climate, hiring new people is something that's put on the back burner at many organizations -- especially if there's any threat that a "reduction in headcount" might be in the cards. But, that doesn't mean no one is hiring IT people. In fact, certain talent is still hard to find and highly sought after at some organizations.
About 240 data centers will provide the EPA with power consumption information over the next year with the aim of creating possible Energy Star specifications for energy-efficient data centers.
If you're in charge of IT, who's in charge of you? It depends a lot upon what industry you're in, according to a new survey by Forrester Research, which queried CIOs about their reporting relationships.
The U.S. government grants will help researchers explore the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, cancer, autism, and other medical conditions.
Budget time is approaching at many companies. Perhaps it's already there at your company. How is the economy affecting IT spending plans at your organization?
Along with IBM and SkillProof, the State of Connecticut's data analysis technology is helping state colleges and universities refine and develop curriculum.
A scandal is brewing in Massachusetts about whether an executive at a vendor violated state conflict of interest rules by allegedly offering a state official--in this case a department CIO-- a job. What sort of rules do you or your company have about job offers from vendors?
Recession or no recession, dot-com boom or bust, bull or bear market, it doesn't seem to matter. For as long as I've been covering tech career trends (about 15 years,) employers have complained about shortages of IT professionals who have the right balance of "people skills" and tech-skills du jour. However, now there's a new skill shortage developing--a scarcity of "emotionally intelligent" IT leaders. Have you tapped into your emotional intelligence today?
The beleaguered financial services industry can be a bleak place to work these days. But not to Denis Stypulkoski, the new CIO of start-up firm Tygris Commerical Finance Group, where he says optimism and opportunity abound.
The combination will form a single secure national network for the exchange of prescription related data between physicians, pharmacies, and prescription benefit management organizations.