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 August 2006
Rackspace Technical Boot Camp is designed to help the company fill a skills gap for staff with Web services skills. Applicants will be paid $12 per hour to attend the 10-week program, and the best will get jobs at Rackspace.
Some 73% cited the desire for better pay as the main reason for their search, while 40% are looking for better benefits.
Adoption continues to lag along. Katrina's wreckage didn't provide the spur many expected.
The database will make it easier for researchers to track virus mutations, including strains that pass from human to human.
A job candidate's likeability and personality matter as much or more than skills when it comes to hiring and promotions, according to a new survey of senior managers.
Though it pushes federal agencies to use standards-based IT, it won't drive many reluctant doctors to adopt such software.
Call center uses voice and video over IP to connect doctors and patients with translators
The expanded curriculum addresses the expected evaporation of mainframe and related skills as baby-boomer techies retire.
By donating the code to an open-source organization, the Eclipse Open Health Foundation, IBM hopes to make it easier and less expensive for smaller practices to buy clinical applications that can interoperate.
The video and voice service allows doctors in California hospitals to quickly get translators to communicate with non-English-speaking patients.
About 51% of IT workers are earning some form of additional compensation--often a bigger base salary--because they have skills that employers are hungry for or are afraid to lose.
Salaries are rising, jobs are secure, personal finances are solid, and skills in Web services, ERP, .Net, and Java are as hot as the weather outside.
The Department of Health and Human Services relaxes long-standing fraud and anti-kickback rules to let doctors accept donated systems and services. The change could speed the move to electronic health care IT.