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Career advice for IT managers, including job search tips, interview techniques, project management, IT-business alignment, outsourcing, and vendor management.
  • The BYOD sea change has already started

    Posted March 7, 2012 - 7:50 am

    Enterprises may see cost savings as employees pay for their own devices in the brave new BYOD world, but that doesn't mean a free lunch for IT. This emerging trend only increases the pressure on IT to manage and secure devices and data.
  • Video

    Trailer Alert: New SimCity coming next year

    Posted March 7, 2012 - 12:31 am

    Remember when you set your whole simulated city on fire back in the '90s? Get ready to do it all over again next year.
  • Cloudy contracts: CFOs need to step in

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 9:12 pm

    With software-as-a-service and other types of cloud computing becoming de rigeur at many companies, CFOs should be bringing other business managers up to speed on the basics of contracting.
  • IT to power future job creation

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 8:30 pm

    Technology CEO Council study highlights the importance of new IT applications to future startups, urges policy reforms to clear the way for transformative new businesses.
  • Mosaid subsidiary sues Apple over wireless patents

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 6:15 pm

    Core Wireless Licensing has filed suit in a U.S. court against Apple, alleging infringement of eight wireless patents used in iPads and iPhones.
  • LulzSec bust a blow to Anonymous? Not so fast

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 5:58 pm

    Security experts say it's too early to tell how much damage has been done to the hacking groups that operate under the loose affiliation of Anonymous.
  • U.S. claims right to shut down any site, arrest any owner, shut down any .com domain

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 5:31 pm

    The Dept. of Justice has completely given up the idea of jurisdiction in prosecuting web sites and services. Any site visible to or usable by Americans is apparently a target for prosecutors even if the site has no U.S. presence and is perfectly legal in its own country.
  • Study: Salaries poised to rise for workers with mobile, cloud, UI skills

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 5:01 pm

    IT workers who have experience with five popular technologies may see significant salary increases this year, according to a study from IT staffing firm Bluewolf.
  • US Lawmaker opens up ACTA to online comments

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 3:48 pm

    A U.S lawmaker has posted the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) online and is asking the public to comment and make changes to the copyright enforcement treaty.
  • CIOs struggle to find IT talent

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 3:30 pm

    New survey data finds it's tougher to recruit skilled professionals in the tech field than it is in other professional areas, including accounting and finance, legal, and advertising and marketing departments.
  • Making Facebook private won't protect you

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 2:54 pm

    State agencies are forcing prospective employees to reveal their private Facebook profiles -- or face the consequences.
  • European watchdog pushes for Do Not Track protocol

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 1:37 pm

    The European Commission's working group on data protection has warned members of the online advertising industry that their current approach does not comply with Europe's ePrivacy laws.
  • White Paper

    Unified Communication Comparison Guide

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 1:20 pm

    When purchasing new Unified Communications (UC) solutions, it can be challenging to compare products as e-mail, faxing, voice, video conferencing, and other features are merged into a single product. This UC vendor comparison guide helps highlight key features of industry leaders like Avaya, ShoreTel, Cisco, Interactive Intelligence, and Mitel. These new advances in communication technologies can make UC a powerful tool for your business.
  • E-discovery in the cloud? Not so easy

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 12:08 pm

    Your company is embroiled in a lawsuit, and your general counsel has come to IT for help in conducting e-discovery on a batch of data. You easily gather some of the information from storage in your data center, but some of it is sitting in the cloud. Easy enough, you think, to get that data as well.
  • Hiring programmers

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 12:01 pm

    In our modern Web world, programmers are the building blocks of many companies. Finding the right one is critical, but difficult.
  • The essential strategy guide on the consumerization of IT

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 11:35 am

    Consumer tech is now part of most companies' technology portfolios, raising questions for both IT and management. Here's how to make it all work.
  • Google, Motorola ordered to provide Android information to Apple

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 10:46 am

    A U.S. judge has ordered Motorola Mobility and Google to turn over information to Apple on Google's acquisition in 2005 of Android, its development of the Android OS and the proposed acquisition of Motorola.
  • Healthcare industry CIOs, CSOs must improve security

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 10:39 am

    Given that stolen medical records can bring $50 apiece on the underground market, the frequency and magnitude of data breaches involving electronic health records is increasing. In an effort to help CIOs and CSOs build a better business case for enhancing security, a group of standards and security organizations have issued a new report on the financial impact of such data breaches.
  • Netcraft: Open web platforms the winners

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 10:21 am

    A new survey from Netcraft has Apache, Nginx, and Google's web servers all up, with Microsoft IIS market share dropping down, raising questions about the health of Microsoft's related offerings.
  • 'Big data' creating big career opportunities for IT pros

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 9:27 am

    New job opportunities are emerging for IT professionals in the field of "big data," the term used to describe how corporations gather vast amounts of real-time data about their customers and analyze that data to drive decision making and increase profitability.
  • Get Hadoop certified ... fast

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 9:27 am

    IT professionals are scrambling to get trained and certified in what's expected to be the hottest new high-tech skill for 2012: Hadoop.
  • Tech CFOs call IT rivalry the No. 1 worry, but risk management rises fast

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 8:44 am

    Finance chiefs with U.S. technology companies worry most about the threat of consolidation and growing competition --- and how difficult that makes it to retaining talented staffers -- according to a poll taken by BDO USA LLP. But IT-related risk management issues are closing fast, and could soon become the CFO's number-one concern.
  • Using business intelligence to create better health decisions

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 8:42 am

    With IT's leadership, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is harnessing billions of data points to improve outcomes and freeze costs
  • How CIOs can make time for social media

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 8:30 am

    How can I stay relevant in various social media channels without it taking up my whole day?
  • Offshore outsourcing can boost agility

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 8:29 am

    Labor arbitrage fades. And easy access to qualified talent and service quality may be declining. But offshore outsourcing can deliver an unexpected but welcome benefit -- increased enterprise agility, according to Duke University researchers.
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