IT pro's revitalization guide 2016

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The 33 worst lines ever said by tech recruiters

Tech recruiters say the darndest things. How many of these cringeworthy pronouncements have you heard?

Impossible! Management listens -- and hires more people

A dedicated and hard-working IT team is finally rewarded for its loyalty after a new CEO acts on the results of an internal audit

Silicon Valley's 'pressure cooker': Thrive or get out

People working in Silicon Valley may cry at their desks and may be expected to respond to emails in the middle of the night, but that's the price to work for some of the most successful and innovative tech companies in the world, according to industry analysts.

By Sharon Gaudin | 18 August, 2015 23:34


MEDJACK: Hackers hijacking medical devices to create backdoors in hospital networks

After the Office of Personnel Management breach, medical data was labeled as the "<a href="">holy grail</a>" for cybercriminals intent on espionage. "Medical information can be worth 10 times as much as a credit card number," reported Reuters. And now to steal such information, hospital networks are getting pwned by malware-infected medical devices.

By Darlene Storm | 09 June, 2015 02:31

Tags: acs, intrusion, Reuters, security, Office of Personnel Management, TrapX, 21, Cybercrime & Hacking

Premier 100 IT Leader: Jay Ferro

When Jay Ferro, 46, joined the <a href="">American Cancer Society</a> as CIO three years ago, he was given a herculean task -- to transform the nonprofit's 12 independent divisions and corporate headquarters into a single entity, beginning with IT.

By Stacy Collett | 23 February, 2015 22:43

Tags: acs, CIO role, IT Leadership, IT management

IT jobs market booming in the Southwest

<strong>2015 IT Salary &amp; Jobs Regional Report: The Southwest</strong>

By Lamont Wood | 09 February, 2015 22:12

Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, IT careers, careers, IT management, Southwest

Signs that IBM may be preparing for a round of job cuts

IBM tries to keep its layoffs out of the public eye as much as possible, although it fails miserably at this. The company took the unusual step of denying that it was on the cusp of a gigantic layoff amid reports of a possible new round of job cuts that may begin this week.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 28 January, 2015 23:24

Tags: Palm, IBM, IT careers, careers, IT management

Degree-free IT: Can college-skippers thrive in tech?

Mike Samaras has worked steadily in IT for a decade, starting when he was 17 and fresh out of high school.

By Mary K. Pratt | 14 January, 2015 22:36

Tags: Microsoft, IT careers, careers, IT management, emc

Four ways for IT to connect better with customers

If you walk by an IT office these days, the only sounds you're likely to hear are the dull whir of laptop fans and the gentle hum of servers -- barely a warm body to be found. The IT staff is on the loose.

By Stacy Collett | 12 January, 2015 22:37

Tags: computerworld, IT careers, careers, IT management

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, wikileaks, IT careers, 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, software, careers, Red Hat, IT management

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: Modis, training, 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, IT management, industry verticals

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

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.

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