Career advice for IT professionals, including job search tips, interview techniques, project management, IT-business alignment, outsourcing, and vendor management.
  • Career Watch

    Posted September 30, 2004 - 1:00 pm

    A new report of the IT job market indicates that a discrepancy exists between the growing economy and the sluggish labor market. The gap is especially pronounced in the IT industry.
  • The goods for grid

    Posted September 14, 2004 - 10:24 am

    For organizations looking to implement grid computing, recruiting people with skills in this young technology presents a signfificant challenge. In fact, companies may be better served by training an employee with a grid-ready mix of talents, including a broad IT knowledge as well as specific knowledge of service-oriented architectures and distributed computing.
  • CIOs must become leading 'change agents'

    Posted September 10, 2004 - 9:17 am

    Chief Information Officers need to position themselves as the leading change agent in their organization taking on the role of chief innovation officer.
  • ITAA sees limited IT job growth in '04

    Posted September 8, 2004 - 2:56 pm

    The number of U.S. IT jobs increased by just 2 percent between the first quarter of 2003 and the first quarter of 2004, and demand for IT workers is expected to slow during the rest of the year, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA).
  • How to get started in Linux

    Posted September 7, 2004 - 3:50 pm

    It's obviously going to help your career to know more about Linux. But how do you start the process? One tech expert offers his suggestions.
  • Linux jobs favour hands-on ahead of certification

    Posted August 24, 2004 - 9:52 am

    When it comes to hiring Linux developers and programmers organizations favor results over certification with real-world experience winning every time.
  • Linux jobs favor hands-on ahead of certification

    Posted August 20, 2004 - 9:58 am

    When it comes to hiring Linux developers and programmers organizations favor results over certification, with real-world experience winning every time.
  • Mainframes 'more gratifying than upgrading Word'

    Posted August 16, 2004 - 9:20 am

    Mainframe administration may conjure images of greying senior technology professionals, but young people in IT with an interest in critical computing should still consider a career with the platform, according to delegates at this year's Interaction IBM users forum.
  • Show some initiative!

    Posted August 12, 2004 - 3:26 pm

    Bill Homa, CIO at Hannaford Bros. Co. fills IT positions with people who have worked on the front lines. This business experience was the key in winning executive support for a proposal to equip all 120-grocery stores in the chain with wireless technology. Today, all ordering, inventory and product layout activities are performed in stores via handheld wireless devices with access to an online database of purchasing and product history.
  • says Linux jobs growing; certification rarely required

    Posted August 12, 2004 - 1:12 am

    Internet career board says that more and more employers are looking to hire Linux experts - and that they think that real-world experience, not certifications, is the best indication of expertise.
  • Seagate: Ex-employee can't work for a rival

    Posted August 9, 2004 - 9:27 am

    Hard drive maker Seagate Technology LLC is seeking a court injunction to prevent a former employee, Pete Goglia, from going to work for Western Digital Corp., saying Goglia knows too much about Seagate's hard-drive reading and writing technology to work for a competitor.
  • Your rising pay

    Posted August 8, 2004 - 8:12 am

    Job security ranks No. 1 in the items named most critical by network executives. The importance of time off has also been elevated. Also, the survey reveals that network executives command generous bonuses and inflation-beating pay raises that have bumped up total compensation to nearly $140,000.
  • Are you annoying?

    Posted August 6, 2004 - 1:16 pm

    Take care with how you communicate technical concepts to nontechnical people. It's not just how good you code, or fix a computer, but how well you communicate. It's a skill every IT person must have.
  • As economy improves, IT firms think retention

    Posted August 6, 2004 - 12:59 pm

    Companies must move now to ensure strong retention because high turnover could result in lost productivity, more recruiting expenses, and the loss of valued intellectual capital.
  • High turnover: Should you care?

    Posted July 29, 2004 - 2:46 pm

    Employers often look at turnover as only a bad thing, but the advice here is to not focus on turnover as a good thing or as a bad thing. Rather, let turnover result from the quality of your workplace.
  • High-tech employment numbers drop in second quarter

    Posted July 26, 2004 - 3:35 pm

    The number of U.S. workers employed in four IT-related occupations has dropped between the first and second quarters of 2004, according to numbers culled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • The 10 secrets of a master networker

    Posted July 21, 2004 - 10:04 pm

    We couldn't pass on this one. If you're interested in being a hard core networker, learn from a pro. While some of the advice seems over the top, you're sure to find at least one tip that can round out your networking skills.
  • A solo consultant dares to take vacation time

    Posted July 16, 2004 - 9:55 am

    Business has been good lately, yet despite the success, you may question whether you can take a vacation. Can you afford not to work? Of course you can.
  • IT staffers sign up for Linux summer camp

    Posted July 13, 2004 - 12:10 am

    More and more IT staffers in the UK are signing up for intensive Linux tech training -- and some are even paying for it themselves.
  • Red Hat promotes high-end Linux skills with new enterprise certification scheme

    Posted July 12, 2004 - 11:55 pm

    Red Hat is offering an advanced certification level, Red Hat Certified Architect, to Linux sysadmins. But some observers wonder if such certifications are really appropriate in the open source world.
  • Microsoft aims to save $1B this fiscal year

    Posted July 7, 2004 - 7:38 am

    Microsoft Corp. customers have heard the vendor profess that its software allows them to "do more with less," but now it's Microsoft employees' turn: The company is cutting back on benefits.
  • The Liberator - Unsticking yourself

    Posted June 30, 2004 - 10:58 am

    "There is no voodoo to how to get unstuck," says Keith Yamashita, one of the founders of Stone Yamashita Partners, a firm that helps companies catalyze change and spur innovation. "It's about taking actions every day in a sensible way with a little bit of creativity and invention."
  • Six tips for effective career development programs

    Posted June 24, 2004 - 4:59 pm's Executive Council shares their collective wisdom on grooming IT teams. Six easy steps for you to put in place now.
  • Security qualification makes the grade

    Posted June 24, 2004 - 2:02 pm

    IT departments looking to hire new staff will be interested to learn that one of the world
  • 100 Best Places to Work in IT

    Posted June 17, 2004 - 5:03 pm

    These companies are not refuges for IT pros in a down economy. Rather, they have been chosen as one of this year's top 100 companies. They have learned how to give workers the substance along with the frills. 17,000 IT employees at the top 100 companies contributed to this report.
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