Blowing the whistle without blowing your career

Technology professionals are among today's most infamous whistleblowers. The list of those who have made headlines for exposing corporate or government skulduggery includes Shawn Carpenter, a network security analyst who blew the lid off a Chinese cyberespionage ring; Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning, who shared more than 250,000 classified State Department cables with WikiLeaks; and Edward Snowden, who leaked top-secret information about NSA surveillance activities.

By Cindy Waxer | 08 October, 2014 00:16

Tags: U.S. Department of Labor, IT careers, wikileaks, careers, IT management

Flexibility, asking questions key for recent college graduates looking to advance in IT

When Cathy Lee started working at New York startup Faith Street last year, she quickly learned a lesson that could benefit other recent college graduates who want to advance their IT careers -- soft skills like being flexible, taking on new tasks and asking questions matter a lot.

By Fred O'Connor | 30 July, 2014 04:30

Tags: netsuite, careers, IT management

Hiring managers advise job seekers to contribute to open-source projects

Contributing to open-source projects can give software developers an edge over other applicants in the competitive IT job market, say hiring professionals.

By Fred O'Connor | 11 February, 2014 15:46

Tags: open source, Black Duck Software, careers, software, IT management, Red Hat

IT pros get training on their own dime

Linda Bubbers got a tip early in her career: Become a Certified Netware Administrator and earn a transfer to a better team.

By Mary K. Pratt | 16 December, 2013 22:46

Tags: training, Modis, careers, IT management

Employers receptive to hiring IT job candidates with MOOC educations

Tyler Kresch isn't turning to graduate school to help him change his job from tech sales to running a startup; instead he's taking massive open online courses (MOOCs) to learn the IT skills necessary for that career move.

By Fred O'Connor | 09 December, 2013 23:57

Tags: harvard university, education, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, careers, industry verticals, IT management

As the digital revolution kills jobs, social unrest will rise

Gartner is forecasting some major changes in technology, especially in areas like 3D printing, machine learning and voice recognition. They are all powerful trends that will reduce the need for workers, and, as a consequence, bring social unrest, the analyst firm said.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 07 October, 2013 21:44

Tags: business issues, peripherals, Printers, Networking, careers, software, voice recognition, IT management, Gartner, personnel

What your interns can teach you

IT interns brought innovation to NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, the White House and We Energies. Here's how to get similar results from your summer crew.

The 9 most endangered species in IT

The IT job landscape is evolving quickly. Here's how to avoid IT extinction

IT careers: Do you need an executive coach?

As companies demand soft skills from their tech team, some IT pros are turning to executive coaches for guidance.

Time off to innovate: Good idea or a waste of tech talent?

Savvy IT departments that set aside time for employee creativity say they gain happier workers, more satisfied customers and sometimes even revenue.

Free and cheap ways to study for IT certifications

Studying for and taking IT certification exams can be costly. These tips can help you find inexpensive study resources and ways to get hands-on experience with the technologies you're studying.

How to manage IT contractors

Contract IT workers may walk, talk and code like staff, but in fact they're not company employees -- something managers should keep in mind. Insider (registration required)

Oracle's Hurd brims with confidence about SaaS, social and Cloud

To hear Oracle President Mark Hurd tell it, the $37.1 billion hardware and software company is well ahead of competitors on any number of fronts, from transitioning customers to SaaS and the cloud, to incorporating social technology into its products.

The Grill: Juan Montes keeps MoMA plugged in

The Museum of Modern Art's CTO, Juan Montes, talks about art, IT and making the world-class museum more participatory.

How to be an IT social media star

Social-savvy IT executives weigh in on how they use social media to connect with employees and improve company operations -- and how you can do the same.

IT job seekers face hot yet terrible market

The IT job market is either hot or lackluster, but mostly it is difficult for anyone who is seeking a job or hiring.

Tech hotshots: The rise of the IT business analyst

The hottest job in IT right now might be the least "T" of them all: business analyst.

Xerox's outsourcing one year later: layoffs

About a year ago, Xerox told some 600 employees, many of them engineers, that their jobs were being transferred to an India-based IT services firm. How has that worked out?

Overview: Is your boss an idiot?

Incompetent bosses don't know enough to know they don't know enough ... that's why the wrong people get hired and $#!+ doesn't get done.

Bye bye, corporate phone

Once a status symbol and a perk, the subsidized corporate phone is being phased out as users demand their own devices - and are willing to pay for the privilege.

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