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Crowdsourcing moving beyond the fringe

Depending up on how you look at it, crowdsourcing is all the rage these days -- think Wikipedia, X Prize and Kickstarter -- or at the other extreme, greatly underused.

By Bob Brown | 17 June, 2014 06:31

Tags: MIT Sloan School of Management, tech startups, crowdsourcing, IBM, Kickstarter, careers, IT management, wikipedia

Career advice: Moving to the public sector

Premier 100 IT Leader Robert Krestakos also answers questions on certifications and acting on suspicions.

By Robert Krestakos | 07 October, 2013 22:48

Tags: business issues, Steelcase, security, IT careers, careers, IT management

Are your security professionals qualified?

Many don't know what they don't know. Insider (registration required)

Security Manager's Journal: Security training on the cheap

With no budget, our manager has to devise a security awareness and training program on his own.

Thornton May: 'Future' as a verb

The organizations that will prosper in the future are those led by people who have imagined a future they want to live in.

Who owns your tweets?

Both corporations and their employees who tweet on the company's behalf must clarify the question.

Career advice: Explaining those resume gaps

Premier 100 IT Leader Bill Brown also has advice on job boredom and careers networking.

Google announces social sharing done right

The upcoming Google+ History will prepare your content for sharing, but holds it in a private space until you choose to share it. It's how social networking should work, writes columnist Mike Elgan.

Why Stuxnet Is a really bad weapon

Cyberespionage is coming of age but the problem with weapons like Stuxnet is that they will be used against us

Three diseases of C-level executives

Beware: Hubris, sycophantism and dformation professionnelle can spread from the corner office to IT.

The CIO vs. the sales end run

In my 15 years as a CIO, I've experienced a gamut of questionable sales techniques. Some favorites, so to speak, include the "end-of-quarter deal never to be repeated," which is then repeated at the end of the next quarter; the promise that "we're your partner and you always get our best price," which you suspect is being made to all of the company's hundreds of other customers; and the selling of products that don't yet exist.

Another Era is Beginning as Start-up Culture Matures

There was a time when India was known to the outside world for its ability to provide enormous labour at relatively low prices, prompting global companies to outsource their work to India. Indian companies very quickly transformed the value proposition from cost to quality with more IT companies in India having global quality certification than any country in the world. This made India the outsourcing capital of the world.

Joel Capperella: Attract talent by building the IT community at large

If you invest in the development of IT professionals outside your company, you help improve the level of talent in the entire IT ecosystem -- and, in turn, the quality of candidates who apply for your jobs, says Yoh's Joel Capperella.

John Reed: Invest in your IT talent; it's the key to retention

Businesses that cut training and development during the recession will be challenged to recruit IT professionals to help them grow as the economy improves. Robert Half Technology's John Reed offers tips for stepping up professional development efforts for IT staffers.

Your resume: Getting past the machines

If your resume can't get past the applicant tracking system, it might never be seen by human eyes.

Paul Glen: Truth and project time estimates

Geeks are devoted to Truth, with a capital T. The question 'When will it be done?' feels like a request to lie. Insider; registration required)

Seagate adds social backup to external drives

Shaw reviews Seagate's Backup Plus external storage drives, Rubbo International's D-Wings.

Encouraging women in ICT careers

They lifted their wine glasses from the cinema bar and raised them to the air. 'What elegant women,' I thought. 'The gaming development industry isn't the male-dominated, hoodie-wearing stereotype any longer.' I was waiting for the start of Indie Games: The Movie, which screened on the evening before the New Zealand Game Developers Conference in Auckland.

Career advice: Keeping up with local salaries

Premier 100 IT Leader Edward Martin also has advice on the indispensable skills and how to become a CIO.

Social media - part 3

We like our risk management, don’t we? It allows us to identify risks, and take action to mitigate them. Risk Management can and should be applied to social media usage. It makes good sense to manage the risk by having a very clear social media policy.

By Breed Lewis | 12 March, 2011 10:00

Tags: social media policy, risk management, productivity, business, social media

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