Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

Sharon Florentine is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering IT careers, women in technology and diversity and inclusion. Before she joined CIO in 2013, Sharon worked as a freelance writer and project manager for technology vendors and media companies such as UBM, Microsoft, Fujitsu and Juniper Networks. She has also written for ChannelPro SMB magazine, CRN and TheLadders.com, among others. Previously, Sharon worked as a staff writer for eWEEK and Channel Insider.

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What is a data artist? A role for drawing IT and business together

What is a data artist? A role for drawing IT and business together

Data artists bridge the gap between business and IT by creating data visualizations that can be quickly understood by business leaders to help accelerate decision-making.

8 agile certifications to take your career to the next level

8 agile certifications to take your career to the next level

The agile methodology has changed the face of software development and project management, and increased demand for professionals with agile knowledge and experience. Here are eight agile-focused certifications to benchmark your...

Top 12 project management certifications for 2018

Top 12 project management certifications for 2018

No matter what your IT role, a project management certification can add depth, breadth and value to your role. Here are the top project management certifications, their requirements and cost.

The most valuable cloud computing certifications today

The most valuable cloud computing certifications today

Looking for an edge in today’s IT job marketplace? Benchmark your cloud computing knowledge and skills with one or more of these highly regarded cloud computing certifications.

6 ways your interview process is broken — and how to fix it

6 ways your interview process is broken — and how to fix it

Is your interview process turning candidates off? Here’s what you can do to ensure top talent will remain engaged during recruitment — and sign your job offers

Everything you need to know about Generation Z

Everything you need to know about Generation Z

The newest generation of workers is getting ready to walk through your doors and get to work. Here’s what makes them tick.

Class of 2018: This year’s grads not seen as a skills gap solution

Class of 2018: This year’s grads not seen as a skills gap solution

The class of 2018 is ready to enter the workforce, but many will do so without IT and tech skills employers need. Here’s how companies can help.

10 most difficult IT jobs for employers to fill

10 most difficult IT jobs for employers to fill

From cybersecurity pros to DevOps engineers, the 2018 State of the CIO report reveals which IT roles are most difficult to fill.

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8 top-paying process and project management skills

From CMMI to Scrum, certain process and project management skills command a premium. Here are the eight that pay the best.

10 top-paying cloud skills

10 top-paying cloud skills

From containers to PaaS to IaaS, cloud skills still command a premium. Here are the 10 that pay the best.

5 misconceptions CIOs still have about agile

5 misconceptions CIOs still have about agile

Agile has made great headway in the enterprise, but common misconceptions prevent organizations from making the most of the methodology.

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