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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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As companies demand soft skills from their tech team, some IT pros are turning to executive coaches for guidance.
Savvy IT departments that set aside time for employee creativity say they gain happier workers, more satisfied customers and sometimes even revenue.
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.
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)
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 Museum of Modern Art's CTO, Juan Montes, talks about art, IT and making the world-class museum more participatory.
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.
The IT job market is either hot or lackluster, but mostly it is difficult for anyone who is seeking a job or hiring.
The hottest job in IT right now might be the least "T" of them all: business analyst.
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?
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.
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.
Benefits based on Forrester Consulting Study “The Total Economic Impact of Converging SAP Landscapes on Vblock™ Systems”
BYOD brings flexibility and improved productivity. But it can also add inconsistent user experiences, data security challenges… even legal liabilities. How can you make sure you get all the benefits—and none of the hassles? Read this tip sheet to learn the top considerations before you BYOD.
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