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How to Get Your Next Large IT Project Funded

Posted July 16, 2014 - 8:29 pm

I had the great pleasure of speaking with Jim Maholic, a VP in Hitachi Consulting’s Management Consulting and Industries Practice. We discussed how to identify, calculate and communicate the value of large scale IT projects, based on Jim’s book “Business Cases that Mean Business”.

Shadow IT spend rising

Posted July 16, 2014 - 12:54 pm

A new report confirms what many in the IT sector have suspected – tech spending outside the IT department of Australian companies is increasing.

France to offer programming in elementary school

Posted July 16, 2014 - 6:00 am

Beginning this fall, French primary school students will have the option of learning computer science

Employers use customized bonus plans to attract developers, survey says

Posted July 15, 2014 - 4:34 pm

Software developers may find more employers using customized bonuses to attract and retain them as the job market for their skills stays competitive, according to a salary survey from IT job site Dice.

Verizon customers lose as FiOS performance on Netflix continues to degrade

Posted July 15, 2014 - 6:02 am

When I was forced to switch from Verizon FiOS to Time Warner Cable I was annoyed, but these days I'm feeling like I dodged a bullet.

Ubuntu 14.04: Is Canonical taking on too much?

Posted July 14, 2014 - 9:32 am

The recent release of Ubuntu 14.04 Long Term Support/LTS (Trusty Tahr) proves to us once again that it doesn't matter if you're Oracle, Microsoft, or Canonical: Bringing a fleet of products into new release revision synch is tough.

The death of console gaming has been greatly exaggerated

Posted July 11, 2014 - 6:12 am

Sure for some people a tablet is all that's needed to scratch that gaming itch, but the numbers show there's still a healthy market for dedicated gaming consoles.

Crowdfunding jumps the shark [CARTOON]

Posted July 11, 2014 - 6:00 am

Will we see anything sillier than a Kickstarter campaign to make potato salad? Wait, don’t answer that

Intensive interview process ensures you hire top tech talent

Posted July 10, 2014 - 4:26 pm

While many organizations struggle to retain top talent in a tight employment market, some firms are using intensive, rigorous hiring and training practices to ensure both that their hires are the right fit and that the employee stays for the long term.

12 tips to help college grads land their first IT job

Posted July 10, 2014 - 2:36 pm

Technology and HR pros offer advice on how recent graduates can best position themselves for a tech career.

10 leadership lessons from Jeffrey Fox

Posted July 10, 2014 - 11:05 am

Do you remember when you were first assigned a leadership role? It's an exciting adventure, filled with anticipation, anxiousness, fear of the unknown and an overwhelming need to ensure you're ready to take on one of the greatest responsibilities of a career.

The top 10 paying IT jobs: IT careers can prove fruitful

Posted July 10, 2014 - 10:58 am

IT management positions have long paid quite well, but a new survey finds that a lot of other IT jobs are providing big paychecks.

Microsoft denies Xbox One dev kit comments in vaguest way possible

Posted July 10, 2014 - 6:04 am

Why are 'Microsoft Spokespeople' always so indirect with their comments?

Programmer proverbs share the wisdom that comes from coding

Posted July 10, 2014 - 6:00 am

A new GitHub repo is collecting the life lessons that one can learn from programming

Gloves come off as BlackBerry fires back at Good Technology

Posted July 9, 2014 - 1:35 pm

BlackBerry is in full defensive mode these days. Rightly so. These are troubling times for the Canadian company.

More evidence that Python is the best starter programming language

Posted July 9, 2014 - 6:00 am

A new study finds that most top universities are now using Python to introduce students to programming

Why you should invest in training your IT team

Posted July 8, 2014 - 4:05 pm

"The only thing worse than training employees and losing them is to not train them and keep them." -- Zig Ziglar

How do I Become a CIO?

Posted July 8, 2014 - 6:39 am

I’ve been in IT for about four years as an individual contributor and would like to be a CIO one day. How do I get there?

Is work-life balance a myth?

Posted July 7, 2014 - 3:47 pm

The emergence of mobility, 24/7connectivity and globalized business has made the concept of a 'work-life balance' obsolete.

Bankers beware: Technology is going to get you (and none of us will care)

Posted July 7, 2014 - 1:21 pm

Technology is about to take a big slice of the traditional banking business. Bankers have been slow to see what's coming, but they're starting to realize what's at stake.

Google buying Songza is great news for Google Music users

Posted July 4, 2014 - 6:15 am

Earlier this week we learned that Google is buying playlist-oriented streaming music service Songza. As a Google Music subscriber I couldn't be happier.

Gain insight into your time and effort with Toggl

Posted July 2, 2014 - 6:00 am

You might think that you’ve got a general idea of how you spend your time and effort at work, but tracking such things is usually more effort than it’s worth. With Toggl, they’ve reduced the friction to recording time so much that it’s barely any effort at all and you have a lot to gain.

The soldier who got an Army medal for programming

Posted July 1, 2014 - 6:00 am

One veteran shares his tale of being recognized for using his coding skills to make his military unit more efficient

Lenovo/IBM deal in danger due to politics

Posted July 1, 2014 - 1:56 am

The spy accusations between the US and China are screwing up the deal.

What (not) to wear on an IT job interview: 6 real-life examples

Posted June 30, 2014 - 9:47 am

With the help of a few brave volunteers, we examine how that dress or suit really comes across. It’s IT meets career meets fashion police -- practical and also fun.

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