Spending on cloud services is so far just a fraction of total IT spending -- roughly 3 per cent -- but the market is growing. IT pros explain what they like about their favourite cloud-based security, storage and management services.
Nick Carr rocked the tech world with his controversial essay in the May 2003 issue of the Harvard Business Review, titled "IT Doesn't Matter." Carr claimed companies were overspending on IT and that the competitive advantage to be gained by tech investments was shrinking as technology became more commoditized and accessible to everyone. On the 10-year anniversary of the article's publication, Carr talked with Network World's Ann Bednarz about what he got right, what he got wrong, and how the piece remains relevant today.
When a job offer arrives, a majority of IT pros accept it without asking for more pay, according to Dice.com. If candidates were to negotiate higher salaries, they could expect a bump in the neighborhood of 5%, the IT careers specialist estimates.
To ban or not to ban? The question comes up every year as March Madness approaches and companies fret about the potential for sluggish networks and lost productivity if employees tune in to games played during work hours.
First Yahoo, now Best Buy. In the midst of a corporate restructuring, the electronics retailer has canceled its flexible work program and expects corporate employees to put in traditional 40-hour work weeks at its headquarters in Richfield, Minn.
Employee morale will plummet, key people will quit, and efforts to enhance collaboration will backfire, critics said of CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to end telecommuting at Yahoo. But not all data comes to the same conclusions.
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