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Transform your IT Help Desk
Mary E. Shacklett, Mary E. Shacklett
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CIOs: Now is the time to upgrade the level of professional management within your help desk function. Here's how.
By Mary E. Shacklett Mary E. Shacklett, 7/9/2019
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How to Evaluate an IT Job Candidate as a Coach Would
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
Commentary
To create a winning IT team, it pays to treat job candidates like potential prospects for a sports franchise.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 7/2/2019
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CIO View: The Business Wins that Make a Big Difference.
James M. Connolly, Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing
Commentary
Three leading CIOs share how data and analytics are making a difference in their organizations.
By James M. Connolly Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing, 6/27/2019
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Diversity in IT: The Business and Moral Reasons
James M. Connolly, Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing
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Everyone talks about diversity, but progress is slow in the real world of business and IT.
By James M. Connolly Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing, 6/20/2019
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Find Your New Job in IT Today
James M. Connolly, Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing
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InformationWeek has partnered with ZipRecruiter to host a job search tool on our pages.
By James M. Connolly Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing, 5/20/2019
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Virtual Offsites: Collaboration for Distributed Teams
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
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Nothing beats an in-person offsite to foster team bonding, but with a little planning, virtual offsites can be just as engaging, interactive, and fun.
By Simon Darken and Dave Bresci, PagerDuty , 2/26/2019
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Six Tips on How to Lead a Successful Panel Discussion
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
Commentary
Your first appearance in the IT spotlight should be a shining success, not a career cremation.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 1/25/2019
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The Open Office is Dead. Now What?
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
Commentary
After years of experimenting with open office layouts, the search for places where developers can work both uniquely and collaboratively continues.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 1/8/2019
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Katrina Roberts, a CIO at American Express, Shares Hiring Strategy
Johanna Ambrosio, Tech Journalist
News
Strategies for recruiting IT talent are changing rapidly, and it's not just about challenges. There are opportunities and benefits as well.
By Johanna Ambrosio Tech Journalist, 12/4/2018
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9 Reasons Why Women Leave Tech Jobs
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek
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If you think most women quit because they just donít like working in IT or because their jobs donít offer the work-life balance or parental leave they need, think again.
By Cynthia Harvey Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek, 11/27/2018
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Decoding Programmers: How Emotions Can Change Code
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
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So, do you know which human emotions cause developers to commit more errors, or generate more code?
By Albert Ziegler, Data Scientist at Semmle , 11/15/2018
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What Special Ops Taught Me About TechOps
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
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A look at how a day of special forces-style training delivered benefits in the technology realm.
By Lucas Villeneuve, Systems Engineer at Constant Contact , 11/12/2018
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Consider Our Vets and One Younger Source as Tech Pros
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
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Veterans Day is an appropriate time to remember that the millions of US vets represent a talented tech workforce. At the same time, maybe there's a second way to help close the tech talent gap.
By Barb Darrow, Senior Director, Communications, Oracle , 11/11/2018
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To Nurture IT Talent in a Tough Market, Think Differently
Johanna Ambrosio, Tech Journalist
News
Hiring IT pros these days calls for new approaches to get closer to candidates and to make your company stand out as the best option.
By Johanna Ambrosio Tech Journalist, 11/8/2018
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What it Takes to Succeed in Tech; Lessons from an Accidental CTO
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
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To really find success in business, let curiosity lead you and never stop learning.
By Sri Shivananda, Chief Technology Officer, PayPal , 11/5/2018
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AI and the Death of 'Employment for Life'
James M. Connolly, Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing
Commentary
When AI brings about job losses and changes our careers, remember that we've been through this before, time and again.
By James M. Connolly Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing, 11/1/2018
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10 Best Places in the World for Tech Workers to Live
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek
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This ranking considers factors like mobile and broadband speed, quality of life and property affordability, as well as tech salaries, and youíll probably be surprised by which city was number one.
By Cynthia Harvey Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek, 10/31/2018
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IT Salary Survey: Women Still Earn Thousands Less Than Men
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek
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The latest Interop/InformationWeek research pointed out some troubling gender disparities, but the news isnít all bad.
By Cynthia Harvey Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek, 10/23/2018
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IT Salary Survey 2018: How Much Do IT Pros Earn?
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek
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Compare your salary to the median pay for 12 popular IT job titles, from the help desk to the C-suite.
By Cynthia Harvey Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek, 10/17/2018
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Good Tech Design is Accessible, But There's a Skills Gap
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Software designers and IT know the importance of a good user experience. However, accessibility by design isn't as pervasive as it should be. That will change as accessibility is integrated into more university programs.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 10/10/2018
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