Cara Garretson


Women in IT: A seat at the table

Perhaps the most visible mark women have made on the IT industry of late has been in founding and leading technology companies as senior executives. The 10 female IT leaders highlighted here have pioneered a path to the C-suite.

Cubicle wars: Best and worst office setups for tech workers

Consider the modern office layout: Open floor plan, lots of common space flooded with natural light, clusters of "pods" with low partitions (or none), all designed to encourage teamwork, boost productivity and -- management hopes --...

How to add depth to your IT team's bench

The potential for losing tech talent is on the rise these days. Thanks to an uptick in IT hiring and an increase in retirements among baby boomers, your A-team employee lineup may be in danger.Rather than getting caught without star...

Cash-in on old IT equipment

Some organizations can earn a profit, or at least reduce the amount they have to pay to dispose of IT equipment, by allowing providers of IT disposal services to sell the assets they take away.Sharon Dorsey, senior director of...

Recycling IT assets is serious business

Information technology departments that practice asset management are learning to master the art of retiring hardware at the right time. But making the decision to retire IT gear is just the beginning; tech managers must then figure...

Succession planning for IT: Get some depth to your bench

The potential for losing tech talent is on the rise these days. Thanks to an uptick in IT hiring and an increase in retirements among baby boomers, your A-team employee lineup may be in danger.Rather than being caught without star...

Big IT shops get serious about asset disposal

IT departments that practice asset management are learning to master the art of retiring hardware at the right time. But making the decision to retire IT gear is just the beginning; tech managers also need to figure out what to do...

Cloud computing: Which IT projects are right for the cloud?

Cloud computing is poised to win the title of most popular, and populist, buzzword of 2009.It certainly is gaining traction outside of IT. In fact, the idea of cloud computing has become so popular that executives and employees who...

Help desks under siege

For corporate IT managers, the start of the new year brings hope that budgets will grow, workloads will return to normal and the worst of the recession might be over.Down in the tech department trenches, help desk professionals...

Best Time to Backup Your PC's Data

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BACKUP YOUR PC? It depends on how often you use your PC, according to security site SpamLaws.com. Tip: Occasional computer users -- those who spend five hours a week or less at their PC -- should back up...

Best Time to Change Your Password

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD? That depends on how "strong" your password is. A strong password is one that is at least 8 characters long with mixed upper- and lower-case letters, some non-letter characters, and that...

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