IT Management

Career advice for IT managers, including job search tips, interview techniques, project management, IT-business alignment, outsourcing, and vendor management

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Branding Attracts Better IT Talent

4 ways building a better brand attracts better IT talent

Want to attract top tech talent? Focusing on employee engagement will bolster your positive brand image and result in a higher caliber of potential candidates.

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Decisions, decisions: How IT managers are sorting through today's data center architecture options

Cloud, colocation, modular, outsourcing, virtualization and more efficient servers are all vying for your attention as you modernize your infrastructure. Sorting through all the options isn't easy, but here's how some IT managers are...

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Are personality assessments effective hiring tools?

Businesses often use personality assessments to gauge a candidate's degree of cultural fit. Here's what these tests really tell employers.

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In Silicon Valley, do the jerks always win?

We’ve seen a lot of bad-boy behavior out of Silicon Valley, but investors and customers just might say enough already.

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5 lessons to help security pros craft a New Year’s resolution

2014 taught us a lot of hard lessons about data breaches, privacy and corporate security. As SANS' Dr. Eric Cole points out, there are a number of valuable take aways that security leaders can reflect on to make 2015 a better year.

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Holiday blues: 49% of network managers, sysadmins expect to work the holidays

Nearly half of IT pros will be working or on-call over the holidays to troubleshoot network, security and app problems, according to net management vendor Ipswitch.

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2014 IT outsourcing in review: Grading our predictions

Last year, we predicted that smart machines would radically alter outsourcing, insourcing would increase and cloud computing would come down to earth. Now it's time to grade those and the rest of our predictions.

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Today’s CIO better know what’s in a name

More than ever, CIOs need to be out among the people – we’re talking marketing, HR, finance, sales. Of course, meeting these business colleagues can backfire if you can’t remember their names. Here are some pointers to help you master...

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10 IT roles to target when poaching talent

IT organizations struggling to find high-quality talent are using a brazen approach to hiring -- poaching workers from within the walls of their biggest competitors. If you're brave enough to try this hire-to-hurt strategy, here are...

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ITworld cartoons 2014: The year in geek humor (so far)

Each week, ITworld's Phil Johnson pokes fun at the tech world's top news and newsmakers

How to use LinkedIn’s new profile features

LinkedIn wants you to think beyond your resume or next job by encouraging you to edit and freshen up your profile on a more consistent basis.

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16 of the hottest IT skills for 2015

2015 will bring new opportunities for professional growth and development, not to mention more money. But these specific skills will add the most value for your career advancement in the new year.

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9 data breaches that cost someone their job

Notable breach-related job losses in 2014.

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6 IT workforce predictions for 2015

2015 promises to be a banner year for IT workers. Experts weigh in on the biggest trends, technology and strategies that will make an impact on hiring and recruiting in 2015.

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Buzzwords and jargon just aren’t revolutionary anymore

As tech cultures collide with mainstream culture, tech buzzwords have led to serious consequences. Techno jargon is partially to blame for the demise of a 100-year-old magazine as well as general confusion in the C-suite.

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9 reasons good employees leave -- and how you can prevent it

The average tenure for IT workers is less than 3.8 years, according to Payscale. And while you’ll never eliminate employee turnover, these strategies can help you motivate and ultimately retain your best talent.

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The biggest challenges faced by CIOs/CISOs heading into 2015

Experts weigh in on the most important items in the security sandbox next year.

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The workplace will never be a democracy

People in IT keep saying that they want democracy at work. But when you probe that idea, it completely falls apart.

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