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Leave the CIO alone

Posted April 10, 2014 - 9:05 am

Alternative titles like chief digital officer and chief technology officer muddy the situation and might even dilute authority.

Facebook's declining organic reach a 'real nightmare' for marketers

Posted April 9, 2014 - 4:31 pm

Facebook can't be faulted for following the same path as other mass media channels that came before it with regards to advertising, but there are many marketers who are still hoping for something different this time around.

The benefits of an unstructured career

Posted April 9, 2014 - 4:25 pm

Too often we make self-limiting assumptions about position, status and the need to rigidly follow a career path.

IT Salary Survey 2014: Who's hot, who's not

Posted April 9, 2014 - 4:21 pm

A shortage of workers with both technical and business skills has employers scrambling and (some) IT pros smiling.

Get a mentor, both business and technical

Posted April 9, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Mentors can help navigate the professional as well as the technical side of an IT career.

Top perks that IT professionals should ask for

Posted April 9, 2014 - 4:18 pm

You've been slaving away at your job since the economic downturn, taking on more work with no raise in pay and believing a light would one day appear at the end of the tunnel. According to both DICE and Robert Half Technology, that day is here.

Why 2014 is the year to become an independent IT contractor

Posted April 9, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Contracting is no longer a last resort for technology pros, but a viable career path offering both financial and professional rewards.

Airline hopes gamification can make its Oracle ERP users soar

Posted April 9, 2014 - 2:19 pm

Canadian airline WestJet believes gamification, the notion of applying elements of game design to a workplace setting, can help its employees use more effectively its Oracle J.D. Edwards ERP (enterprise resource planning) system.

Sesame Go offers a cable-free subscription; why can't HBO Go?

Posted April 9, 2014 - 6:32 am

Game of Thrones is here but you need a cable sub to access it legitimately. But if your kids are Seasme Street fans, that you can get for a flat monthly fee without involving a cable company.

How to be the geek they keep

Posted April 8, 2014 - 4:50 pm

Never underestimate the importance of getting along with people, plus other tips for getting and keeping a job you love.

What do IT workers want?

Posted April 7, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Smart employers know the score: Take-home pay still matters, but so do company culture, praise and challenging work.

The 'always-on' IT culture: Get used to it

Posted April 7, 2014 - 1:55 pm

Around-the-clock accessibility is now expected for a broad range of IT roles. Here's how to cope.

Top-paying industries for IT 2014

Posted April 7, 2014 - 1:37 pm

When it comes to IT pay, some industries fare much better than others. Find out who the winners and losers are in our 2014 Salary Survey.

4 creative approaches to technical recruiting

Posted April 7, 2014 - 11:57 am

Expanding outreach efforts and offering unusual perks can make an employer stand out.

What ARIA means for screen readers

Posted April 7, 2014 - 6:30 am

In today's accessible technology roundup: The impact of ARIA on screen reader developers, Quail could be threatened by software patents and how to choose an accessible color palette

7 habits of highly successful Unix admins

Posted April 5, 2014 - 6:41 pm

You can spend 50-60 hours a week managing your Unix servers and responding to your users' problems and still feel as if you're not getting much done or you can adopt some good work habits that will both make you more successful and prepare you for the next round of problems.

Amazon's Dash is a Star Trek communicator for grocery shopping

Posted April 4, 2014 - 8:22 pm

A few lucky customers of the AmazonFresh grocery store will be able to order products just by speaking into the Amazon Dash, a futuristic wand that the company started offering by invitation on Friday.

Streaming devices make better doors than windows [CARTOON]

Posted April 4, 2014 - 6:30 am

Add the Amazon Fire TV to your pile of streaming media boxes

Be a FIRST mentor and create a future engineer

Posted April 3, 2014 - 3:00 pm

You can probably point to a person, event, class, or after-school program that helped you find your way into your work. How cool would it be to know that a bunch of successful scientists, engineers, or IT people will point to you as the person -- the spark -- that helped them see what they want to do?

SAP wants to make business users head-over-heels for HANA with new MOOC

Posted April 3, 2014 - 12:47 pm

SAP is hoping that a new massive online open course will help plant seeds of interest in its HANA in-memory database platform and also lead business end users to understand it better.

Hackathon gold: How to win a job offer in a coding competition

Posted April 3, 2014 - 6:07 am

Some developers say hackathons can stifle innovation and chill the vibe of camaraderie because they offer large prizes. But that doesn't have to always be the case. Here's how to parlay those coding competitions into potential job offers.

Web developers less concerned about browser-compatibility, more concerned with HTML5

Posted April 3, 2014 - 6:00 am

A new study of the questions asked on Stack Exchange reveals what issues are giving web developers headaches

Hire for cultural fit, train for the right IT skills

Posted April 2, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Hiring for the right cultural fit can be more important than focusing on technical skills alone and can help companies improve employee retention, engagement and loyalty.

Play is a necessary part of work and creativity, but don't forget the funny

Posted April 1, 2014 - 6:17 pm

I am a fan of workplace jokes. Some of my fondest workplace memories are of teams pulling together to pull off an elaborate prank. I have forgotten many of the projects I've worked on and some of the people I've worked with. But I remember all of the pranks.

Resume Makeover: How to highlight your personal brand

Posted April 1, 2014 - 4:03 pm

Career consultant Donald Burns takes an IT auditor's resume from bland to brand in this month's IT resume makeover.
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