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4 paths to tech stardom

Posted August 20, 2014 - 8:42 am

I’ve been bouncing from technology-to-technology and application-to-application for about ten years. As a result, I’m always a worker and never the leader. How do I pick the right technology and application area to stick with and become a real expert?

Carmack 2.0: John Carmack’s son releases his first game

Posted August 20, 2014 - 6:00 am

Ryan Carmack, the 9 year-old son of the famed programmer and game designer, has released Pong-clone called Angry Face

CIOs must learn to 'dance' with other C-suite executives

Posted August 19, 2014 - 11:19 am

Technology is changing the way every department, from marketing to human resources to finance, is achieving its goals.

Simple.TV now lets you share your OTA TV recordings with remote friends

Posted August 19, 2014 - 6:13 am

Also, how Tweet-shaming saved me from cutting the cord

The most in-demand (and valuable) programming languages

Posted August 19, 2014 - 6:00 am

A new study reveals that Java developers make the most while JavaScript programmers are the most wanted

5 things CIOs and VCs can learn from each other

Posted August 18, 2014 - 10:13 am

CIOs and venture capitalists can often educate each other on how to evaluate tech trends to successfully construct deals.

Facebook Messenger is even more invasive than we thought [CARTOON]

Posted August 15, 2014 - 6:05 am

Mark Zuckerberg’s latest app takes onerous Terms of Service to a strange new level

Slack: I've seen the future, and it reminds me of the past

Posted August 15, 2014 - 6:00 am

When I was a youngster I used to toil away for days on IRC. It was my first taste of the real power of the internet. This week I imposed a movement to Slack and away from Google Hangouts as our primary interoffice communication tool and it feels like coming home.

How to motivate your IT team after a setback

Posted August 14, 2014 - 3:11 pm

Projects fail, clients move on and layoffs happen. However, you can keep your team motivated.

How to craft a social media policy

Posted August 14, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Social media policies don't need to be long documents filled with legalese. Here are four tips to get you started.

Ten signs Apple is Tim Cook’s company now

Posted August 13, 2014 - 5:56 pm

If you had any notions that Tim Cook is playing from Steve Jobs’s playbook, forget it.

CMO-to-CMO: Engage with technology

Posted August 13, 2014 - 10:19 am

Savvy marketing execs know they need to partner with the CIO to both navigate tricky technology waters and tap the power of analytics.

Former Sprint CEO's severance could top $38M

Posted August 13, 2014 - 10:08 am

Golden parachutes like the one for Dan Hesse are 'pre-nuptial agreements for execs,' says one analyst.

JavaScript is the top programming language for startups

Posted August 13, 2014 - 6:00 am

New data from AngelList shows the top technology choices that startups are making

The Two Sides of IT Job Hunting: Sales and Marketing - Part 2

Posted August 12, 2014 - 9:55 pm

My last blog discussed the “marketing” side of IT job hunting. Today’s blog discusses “sales”.

Texas, Florida, North Carolina lead IT job growth in first half of 2014, study finds

Posted August 12, 2014 - 1:16 pm

U.S. technology professionals searching for jobs may want to look in states not normally considered IT hot spots.

The best (and worst) cities for remote workers

Posted August 12, 2014 - 6:00 am

NomadList uses crowdsourced data to show which cities in the U.S. and the world are the best - and worst - for remote workers

How to generate leads from 4 top social networks

Posted August 11, 2014 - 11:06 am

The largest platforms in social media continue to make it easier for brands to generate leads.

Even crooks couldn't profit from Microsoft's Surface flop

Posted August 11, 2014 - 9:34 am

A former Microsoft finance manager was sentenced to two years in federal prison Friday after pleading guilty to an insider trading scheme that netted he and a partner more than $400,000.

Innovative effort at Fidelity Investments results in Harvard students presenting new business ideas

Posted August 8, 2014 - 5:16 pm

Fidelity Investments hosted four teams of Harvard students who demonstrated new products that Fidelity can bring to market.

Bar exam software snafu sparks multiple lawsuits

Posted August 8, 2014 - 2:50 pm

Woe be to the software vendor who aggravates the mental status of recent law school grads.

Microsoft announces digital TV tuner for Xbox One users in Europe

Posted August 8, 2014 - 6:01 am

Here's why I hope they bring it to North America, too.

Who's paying for your tech certification?

Posted August 7, 2014 - 3:52 pm

Working on the theory that career development fuels retention, many businesses are picking up the tab for certifications.

How marketing picks tech vendors (and who decides)

Posted August 6, 2014 - 9:09 pm

Taking advantage of the CMO's tech buying power, most vendors pitch marketing pros directly.

CIOs need to understand every facet of how tech impacts business

Posted August 6, 2014 - 9:03 pm

Over the next 12 months, companies will be in a pitched battle to drive revenue and improve the customer experience. A Forrester survey of business leaders flagged these two initiatives as the most important by far. In other words, competition is about to heat up.

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