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1. Editor's Note: Is It Getting Harder To Keep Good IT People?
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- IM Networks Under Daily Attack
- Cisco Upgrades Nation's Primary Law-Enforcement Network
- Soldiers In Iraq Notified Of Possible Identity Theft
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- Microsoft Promises Better Server Integration
- Google To Build Massive Facility On NASA Property
- GE Snags Homeland Security Privacy Chief
- Motorola Exec To Congress: Improve Communications
- Firefox Momentum Slows
- IBM To Help Companies Cope With Aging Workforces
- eDonkey Converts To 'Legal' File Sharing
- IBM Offers Fast SAN
- Internet Pioneer Andreessen Joins Zend Technologies
- Microsoft's Gates, Ballmer Get Raises
- Rollyo Lets You Roll Your Own Searches
- Korean Firm Claims Most Advanced Fuel Cell
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1. Editor's Note: Is It Getting Harder To Keep Good IT People?
From what I've been hearing from some IT employers and IT workers
alike, it sounds like the tech job market has finally improved
enough that people who are interested in changing jobs (for more
money, better work environment, more challenges, etc.) actually
have more and better options to do that now.
And that means companies that want to retain key tech people
could begin finding it more difficult to hold onto them.
As the baby boomers begin retiring over the next several years,
some pundits are expecting an exodus of people who not only have
solid tech skills, but also years of industry experience and
business know-how. Is your company trying to talk any of those
people into delaying their retirement? Are you getting a little
bit nervous about who's going to fill that gap?
And what about the always-needed-IT-talent, like security pros?
Is it getting harder to keep these people lately? What other IT
talent is your company trying to keep -- or afraid of losing? And
what are you doing to keep them? Are you stuffing more money into
pay envelopes? Are you thinking about bringing back any of the
perks that had been shelved since the dot-com boom? (Whatever
happened to that air hockey game table, anyhow?)
If you're finding it tougher to retain IT talent, I'd like to
hear about it. And if you're an IT pro who's looking at greener
pastures, I'd like to hear about that, too. You can E-mail me at
MMcgee@cmp.com or go to my
blog and post your comments. In
addition, you can share your opinions further by taking our survey on this issue. Thank you for your
eDonkey Converts To 'Legal' File Sharing
The firm's CEO said that pressure from the recording industry
prompted the change, and also said that many future peer-to-peer
startups will be forced to locate outside the U.S. because of the
IBM Offers Fast SAN
The company is touting it as the industry's first "fully enabled"
4-gigabit-per-second storage-area network, with switch modules
available in 10-port or 20-port sizes.
Hard To Find Good IT Help?
Is your company experiencing a shortage of IT professionals? Is
it becoming more challenging to retain skilled IT workers? Share
your opinions on IT retention with the editors of
InformationWeek. The results of this quick survey will be used in
an upcoming feature story.
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in Boom Time for Consultants, an Optimize executive research report.
The services allow small and medium-sized businesses to secure
wireless LANs using consumer-grade wireless access points. Are
they any good?
Review: iSCSI Modular SANs Are Ready For Liftoff
iSCSI accounts for only 2% of the SAN market, but its low cost
and ease of use are positioning it for growth.
Network Computing examined four iSCSI modular SANs; its
Editor's Choice ran circles around the competition.
Linux has come a long way since the first kernel was released by
Linus Torvalds in 1991. Few businesspeople had ever heard of it,
and early adopters had to do some of the software assembly
themselves to get a full-blown operating system. Now that Linux
and other parts of the open-source stack are serving a vital role
in the IT operations of big companies, it got John Foley to
thinking about the early days of Linux.
The ePolicy Institute and St. Bernard Software have created this
business guide to provide best-practices guidelines for
developing and implementing effective workplace E-policies while
creating clean and compliant, safe and secure electronic
communications that are less likely to trigger a workplace
lawsuit, regulatory investigation, or security breach.
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