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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’Thought leadership’ means never having to say you’re discriminating

In an industry where buzzwords fly, terms like ‘team player,’ ‘salesmanship,’ ‘innovative’ and ‘thought leadership’ are hardly benign. In fact, they are sometimes code words that mask bias and sexual discrimination.

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CIOs emerging as stars of the executive team

Every department, from marketing to sales to customer service to finance to human resources, is undergoing a digital facelift. Every company leader is woefully unprepared to handle technology without assist from the CIO.

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Stakes rise in the 25-year-old H-1B battle

The H-1B visa turns 25 this year, and while it has seen many ups and downs during that quarter-century, what hasn't changed is the fury IT workers feel after being displaced by people who hold H-1Bs. Two recent cases illustrate the...

NTT buys Germany's biggest data center provider for $840 million

The deal will make NTT the third-largest data center operator in Europe

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CIOs have to learn the new math of analytics

Today's data-driven business runs on the almighty algorithm. But if you're not careful, those geeky formulas can stir up legal and ethical trouble.

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How to tell if you're a micromanager (and how to stop)

Micromanagement may seem harmless, but it's sabotaging your teams, your productivity and morale from within, and stifling your business's ability to grow. Here's how to tell if you're a micromanager, and some steps you can take to...

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Why offshoring your software development to Romania makes sense

A software maker and a food and recipe website turned to Romania for IT outsourcing. Here’s a look at how TechSmith and Yummly are successfully outsourcing with Gemini Solutions.

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7 warning signs an employee has gone rogue

Trust and IT go hand in hand. Here are the red flags to watch for before you get burned.

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6 blunders to avoid when dealing with end users

How IT pros can avoid blunders when interacting with end users.

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Future-proof your IT career: 8 tech areas that will still be hot in 2020

It’s prudent for IT pros to cultivate skills that are in high demand. Even better are skills that will stay in demand. Here are eight key technology areas that show no signs of falling out of favor.

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CIOs report that spending is on the rise

IT leaders expect to see bigger technology budgets in the coming year, according to CIO’s most recent Tech Poll. However, while spending in key areas is up, CIOs aren't buying into all the buzz-worthy trends.

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CIOs reveal their worst nightmares

What keeps CIOs awake at night? Worrying about security, downtime and acquiring the right talent, according to a recent survey.

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10 best tech jobs in America

Find out which tech jobs offer the most job satisfaction, average salaries and growth opportunity, according to data from Glassdoor.

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Attention, rockstar developers: Get a talent agent

High demand, large workloads, and the changing nature of programming work have some developers seeking reps to help them land new gigs

For Technical Careers: Interpersonal communication rules the day

I often receive emails from readers asking me what technology they should learn, what certification they should attain or what type of job they should take next. A fourth question should be “How can I enhance my interpersonal...

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How Etsy makes Devops work

Online marketplace Etsy is often trotted out as a poster child for Devops. The company latched onto the concepts early and today is reaping the benefits as it scales to keep pace with rapid business growth. In this interview, Etsy VP...

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So Cal Edison's IT layoffs are abuse of H-1B program, says U.S. lawmaker

Southern California Edison's decision to replace IT workers with H-1B visas workers employed by contractors is drawing more criticism from U.S. lawmakers, the latest from U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.).

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How much salary transparency is right for your business?

Everyone talks about greater transparency and openness in business, but when it comes to making salary information transparent, each organization must decide for itself just how much to reveal.

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