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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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.

What companies really want when hiring a CIO

What companies really want when hiring a CIO

Specific technology skills are great, but the best CIOs are proven leaders, excellent managers and master communicators.

8 top-paying process and project management skills

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.

Should you let IT teams choose their own collaboration tools?

Should you let IT teams choose their own collaboration tools?

CIOs should give IT departments the freedom to choose the collaboration tools that work best for them — without losing sight of security and compliance.

Why liberal arts degrees are valuable in tech

Why liberal arts degrees are valuable in tech

Think you need a STEM degree to succeed in technology? Think again.

What is compensation planning? A guide to retaining top talent

What is compensation planning? A guide to retaining top talent

A clear compensation strategy based on market data can help establish career paths for your most valuable employees and ensure they’re less tempted to seek a market correction from another employer.

Customize your benefits to improve IT talent retention

Customize your benefits to improve IT talent retention

Your valuable tech talent is more likely to stay if you offer benefits that match their needs — as those needs evolve.

How #MeToo and #TimesUp impact IT hiring

How #MeToo and #TimesUp impact IT hiring

In IT organizations that may already be struggling to find and retain talent, the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements add new urgency to address D&I and bust biases.

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