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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IT’s security metrics and reporting problem: A communication failure

A new challenge for IT is to develop security metrics and reporting that effectively communicate the successes, failures and potential risks of a security program to business audiences in the enterprise.

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5 best and 5 worst places to work

Looking for a new IT gig in 2015? We've compiled a list of the best and worst companies in the tech industry so you know where to apply -- and who to avoid.

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Tech pros ride hot hiring streak into new year

Layoffs increase in last quarter but job seekers are still in a position of power, Dice.com says.

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Exposing the source: 16 pieces of classic software whose code is now accessible

The source code behind proprietary software doesn’t always remain hidden forever. Here are a number of examples where the code behind well-known applications has come to light

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What you can do 5 minutes a week to advance your career

Maintain contacts that can keep your career moving by reaching out to people from your past.

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How to become a business strategist

You're already an IT strategist, but the CEO needs you to help guide the business to new heights (and avoid being on the wrong end of digital disruption). This advice will put you on the right path.

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14 nightmare clients -- and how to defang them

Here’s how to identify and neutralize beastly client behavior before it gets the best of your project.

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Outsourcing contracts: Foundations for success

Your organization shouldn’t enter the process acting like a first-time buyer.

9 ways the Right Mentor Can Accelerate Your Career Advancement

Want to move your career forward more quickly? A mentor could be just what you need. Discussed in last week’s blog was the difference between a coach and a mentor. There are two types of coaches; a person who teaches you a...

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9 reasons your employees are unhappy

What's the secret to happiness in the workplace? The answer's not very surprising. Employees want to be listened to and feel that their concerns are taken seriously.

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The hidden dangers of short-term outsourcing deals

Think it's easy to get out of a short deal when you want to switch outsourcing providers? Think again. Exits from short deals can be costly, time-consuming and disruptive.

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Your IT team needs the right mix of Einsteins and Edisons

Inside this digital edition: Features on building a better IT team, connecting with customers, the embedded IT worker, sharpening vendor-management skills, and more.

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Happy belated birthday, Linus Torvalds! [CARTOON]

Middle age hasn’t stopped Linux’s creator from delivering his classic rants.

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Sharpen your vendor management skills

The changing vendor landscape means IT must forge tighter partnerships with service providers and third-party vendors. Here are the skills you should have in your back pocket.

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Cooler than cubicles: 18 new designs for the office

Sit, stand, lean, curl up – today’s commercial furniture designs let users choose how they want to work.

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New H-1B bill will 'help destroy' U.S. tech workforce

Legislation that would hike the H-1B visa cap is drawing criticism and warnings that it will lead to an increase in offshoring of tech jobs.

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Degree-free IT: Can college-skippers thrive in tech?

With college costs sky high and the IT job market red hot, some techies are skipping the sheepskin and heading straight to work. Is that a smart move or short-sighted?

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Only 8 percent of companies can track shadow IT

Most organizations don't know how dark the shadows are.

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