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

    Posted May 30, 2001 - 3:28 pm

    Who knew a flak jacket was essential equipment for an IT manager? Executives who go abroad to manage foreign IT activities might expect to face some culture shock, but many also have to contend with gunfire, natural disasters and political strife that can threaten their systems and their lives.
  • Opportunities in B2B E-Commerce

    Posted May 28, 2001 - 12:00 am

    within the burgeoning B2B market.

    SERVICES * Career Corner: Challenging opportunities with reputable companies.
  • LearnKey's Online Expert is a Winner

    Posted May 21, 2001 - 12:00 am

    * LearnKey's expertly designed online courses are a virtual success. SERVICES * Webcast: Networking made easy!

  • The value of slack

    Posted May 15, 2001 - 12:55 pm

    Tom DeMarco spent many years trying to uncover the reason for failed software development projects. He concluded, in 'Peopleware,' his 1987 opus on project management, that the fault was not with the tools or the methods, but rather with the bureaucratic culture of modern corporations trying to wield software as a competitive weapon.
  • Certification: Career boost or expensive mistake?

    Posted May 14, 2001 - 3:59 pm

    A new survey found that few companies tie certification to hiring, promotion, or pay raises.
  • Class of 2001 faces shaky job market

    Posted May 14, 2001 - 3:24 pm

    Graduating seniors and college career counselors said IT job prospects are being dampened by the softening economy, which is leading some companies to rescind offers and to cancel their annual campus recruiting visits.
  • What IT workers think about their jobs

    Posted May 14, 2001 - 2:35 pm

    IT workers, whether they have lost a job, seen a project canceled or hold worthless stock options, remain stunned by the depth and swiftness of recent changes in the economy. They are coming to grips with the impact on their jobs and careers.
  • The politics of value

    Posted May 14, 2001 - 1:31 pm

    CTOS AND CIOS STRADDLE THE LINE between technical expert and adept corporate politician: They must move the company forward technically and adeptly communicate the value of IT to senior management.
  • Avoid buyer's remorse

    Posted May 14, 2001 - 1:12 pm

    Fail to ask the right questions of potential employers, and the job you take could turn out to be a big mistake.
  • Key communicators

    Posted May 14, 2001 - 1:09 pm

    The role of relationship manager is becoming vital for aligning business requirements with technology.
  • Dodging the layoff ax

    Posted May 14, 2001 - 12:21 pm

    With the increase in corporate belt-tightening, it's time to get your skills in line with your company's needs
  • Fire up your IT career! In two years or less.

    Posted May 14, 2001 - 12:00 pm

    Spending less time managing networks and more time managing relationships with outsourcers and upper managers? Need to bone up on nontechnical skills like negotiating and presenting? Here's a two-year study guide.
  • Major-league CIOs

    Posted May 14, 2001 - 11:12 am

    Proxy reports show that these IT execs have made it big, with salaries and bonuses that put them in the corporate elite.
  • Getting Degreed Online

    Posted May 14, 2001 - 12:00 am

    * Enjoy the benefits and conveniences of an online university. COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS * FreeTechMail.org: Can't find the newsletter you've been looking for?

  • Cisco strengthens remote VoIP options

    Posted May 11, 2001 - 5:01 pm

    Cisco last week unveiled a voice-over-IP gateway that is designed to keep remote office IP phones online even if the site's WAN link fails.
  • Nasdaq CEO knows what the rise in IT's importance means for business

    Posted May 11, 2001 - 4:24 pm

    TO GET A view of IT from the business executive's side, Executive Editor Martin LaMonica spoke to Nasdaq CEO Hardwick Simmons. A 30-year veteran of the financial industry, Simmons knows intimately how businesspeople view technology investments in the IT-intensive financial industry and what the heightened IT profile means for businesspeople.
  • The Universal Wrench

    Posted May 11, 2001 - 3:29 pm

    ""If you're anything like me, you've probably succumbed at least once to a late night infomercial offering the Universal Wrench. "It fits everything. This is the last wrench you're ever going to buy." If you too have one of those wrenches in your toolbox, then you also know that it's the last wrench you actually reach for. If you have a wrench available that is specifically designed for the job at hand, then that's the wrench that you'll reach for first. Like wrenches, we get the best results if our technology tools are tailored to the job at hand.
  • On the Hot Seat

    Posted May 11, 2001 - 3:12 pm

    If a strategic e-commerce system being developed by a systems integrator went south, would you dial a lawyer -- or a headhunter?
  • FBI Gets New Cyberdefense Leader Amid Capitol Hill Debate

    Posted May 11, 2001 - 2:51 pm

    The change in stewardship of the National Infrastructure Protection Center comes as debate begins about the future of federal cyberdefense programs.
  • IT Worker Pleads Guilty to Sabotaging Computers

    Posted May 11, 2001 - 2:40 pm

    A 32-year-old Florida man faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after he pleaded guilty to a charge of intentionally damaging protected computers at a network support center owned by Verizon Communications Inc. That's according to a plea agreement released this week by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa, Fla.
  • H-1B Applications Drop Nearly 50% in February

    Posted May 11, 2001 - 2:33 pm

    The number of applications for H-1B visas filed by U.S. companies on behalf of foreign workers dropped last month as the economy slowed down, according to figures from the INS.
  • More secrets of a virtual company CEO

    Posted May 11, 2001 - 2:25 pm

    Welcome to the virtual company. Employees and contractors collaborate across distances and stay connected using the Internet and telephone.
  • IT training tax-credit bill filed in the House

    Posted May 10, 2001 - 5:02 pm

    expenses.

  • Back to the future?

    Posted May 10, 2001 - 2:52 pm

    Novell has gone back in time almost 20 years to find its new CEO.
  • Helping business execs compete in the digital age

    Posted May 10, 2001 - 1:36 pm

    It might be a fact of life - or it might be an old wives tale: technical people and business people appear to speak different languages. Technical people (that's you) think business people have no grasp of the technical details. Business people (that's your boss) think technical people have no view of the 'big picture.'
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