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IT Pros in Smaller Companies Happier, Less Stressed at Work, Survey Finds

23 Mar, 2017

According to the results of a recent survey, while IT pros in larger companies are more likely than their counterparts in smaller companies to feel they’re being paid fairly, IT pros in smaller companies are more likely than their counterparts in larger companies to be happy at work.

Exit Interview Key to Help Prevent Data Loss, CEO Says

15 Mar, 2017

Ron Faith, president and CEO of Datacastle, a data security and backup technology provider in Seattle, is such an ardent believer in exit interviews that he personally conducts every one of them at his own company.

Memo to CIOs: Employees Don’t Think You’re Doing as Well as You Think You Are

27 Feb, 2017

If you’re a CIO or other IT leader, you probably think you’re doing a much better job of giving the company’s employees what they need than they think you’re doing.

7 Top Skills for Security Pros

27 Feb, 2017

Executives at several top tech firms outline the skills they need now and in the near future, including IaaS and IoT security expertise. Other skills listed may surprise you.

Robotic Process Automation Takes on the Data Challenge

23 Feb, 2017

Whatever the details, RPA as a category is expanding rapidly, and possibly freeing humans for more sophisticated jobs.

Avoiding the Mistake of Overpricing, Underpricing Yourself in IT Job Search

23 Feb, 2017

Go into your search as well-informed as you can possibly be with respect to what IT pros in your area are making, with detailed info from the Randstad 2017 Salary Guide.

Addressing the Cybersecurity Career Gap

22 Feb, 2017

It seems like those interested in a career in cybersecurity should have no problems finding a job or advancing up the ladder. But problems in education, job listings and realistic expectations abound.

Appian CTO Makes His Low-Code Development Case

21 Feb, 2017

A number of vendors are trying to position themselves as the low-code app development platform of choice. Appian is one leader.

Cloud Adoption a ‘Runaway Train’ That’s Putting Jobs at Risk, CEO Says

17 Feb, 2017

Dave Link, founder and CEO of ScienceLogic, says IT professionals' jobs are at risk and they need to take action.

Seven Tips for Staying Employable in the ‘Smart Machine Age’

13 Feb, 2017

Ed Hess and Katherine Ludwig argue that adapting and staying employable in what they call the “Smart Machine Age” requires a willingness to learn new skills and to embrace certain behaviors.

Decisions, Decisions: IT in a Changing Digital Environment

08 Feb, 2017

The speed of emerging data operations will dictate that changes will be fast and furious going forward, so IT infrastructure must be flexible above all, and that includes the people who oversee it.

The Most In-Demand Security Jobs and How to Get Them

31 Jan, 2017

Security professionals are in demand right now, and entry-level security jobs generally fall into either an engineer or analyst role. Find out more about required skills and career paths.

The Deep Learning HR Service That Could Have Made Carly Fiorina President

30 Jan, 2017

Analyst Rob Enderle looks at the problem that Fiorina needed to solve, the tool he recently ran into that could have solved it, and the future of deep learning in HR.

ServiceNow Aims to Apply Machine Learning Algorithms to Workflow

23 Jan, 2017

While there’s a lot of interest in machine learning algorithms, very little of that research is being applied to improving the way people work.

Best, Worst Metro Areas for STEM Pros Change Dramatically in Two Years

23 Jan, 2017

The 2017 findings are based on 17 factors that include job openings for STEM graduates per capita, share of the work force in STEM professions, projected demand for STEM jobs by 2020, annual median wage for STEM workers.

McKinsey: Half of World’s Jobs Could Be Automated by 2055

20 Jan, 2017

News this week included big job automation numbers, huge numbers for 5G, Google's malware chase, and cellular speed checks at the airport.

IT Leaders Need to Be Business Leaders First, CIO Says

17 Jan, 2017

The key to making an impact as an IT leader is to come to the table as a business leader who happens to be running the technology team, rather than purely as a technologist waiting to receive requirements to fulfill.

‘Citizen Developers’ Emerge as IT Fails to Keep Pace with Demand for Applications

11 Jan, 2017

“Citizen developers,” line-of-business employees with little or no expertise in traditional software development, are helping to relieve IT of the burden of application development.

Algorithms Pale to Holistic, Human-Centric Recruiting Approach, Tech CEO Says

27 Dec, 2016

Aaron Elder, co-founder and CEO of Crelate Talent, sees his startup as focusing not just on the technology, but on the human dimension of hiring.

Why You Need to Add Updating the Employee Handbook to Your 2017 To-Do List

16 Dec, 2016

Rob Wilson, president of Employco USA, makes a compelling argument on the importance of the executive team, including the CIO, taking the time to ensure that the employee handbook is everything it needs to be.

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