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When your boss overloads you, blame yourself

Posted August 21, 2014 - 2:39 pm

It's part of your job to let your boss know honestly what you can and can't do.

9 inexpensive ways to get your new business noticed online

Posted August 21, 2014 - 2:19 pm

Small business owners and social media, SEO and marketing experts share their nine top tips for how new businesses can get noticed online, without having to spend a lot of money.

New browser extension warns you when articles are paid for by advertisers

Posted August 21, 2014 - 1:30 pm

You can get browser extensions to stop advertisers from tracking you, but until now there hasn't been one that can prevent you from getting suckered by hucksters on news sites.

Obama's options for tech immigration take shape

Posted August 21, 2014 - 1:25 pm

Path is clear for approval of H-1B spouse rule, other changes may come too.

How to identify soft skills in IT job candidates

Posted August 20, 2014 - 1:11 pm

IT is out of the backroom and in the front office – so it's time to hire candidates who match that new reality.

How far will businesses go to lure developers?

Posted August 20, 2014 - 11:07 am

From sign-on bonuses to long-term equity bonus incentives to perks such as paying for the lease on a new Tesla, firms are upping the ante to attract and hire elite software development talent in a tight market.

Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers

Posted August 20, 2014 - 11:02 am

Online test grants LFCS and LFCE certifications.

IT puts millennials to work - as mentors

Posted August 20, 2014 - 10:45 am

Reverse mentoring helps senior tech execs brush up on social media, mobile skills.

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
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