Articles By Beth Stackpole

iPad, meet forklift: tablets on the manufacturing plant floor

First it won accolades as the next killer consumer device. Then itslipped into the backpacks and briefcases of white-collar information workers, and in some cases it's becoming a corporate-sanctioned alternative to the laptop.Now

Published on: August 30th, 2011 Beth Stackpole

Funky career paths give IT leaders a competitive edge

A high school physics teacher. A hockey coach and referee. An intern at the National Science Foundation.What do these seemingly disparate positions have in common? They were all early career choices for CIOs

Published on: June 17th, 2010 Beth Stackpole

No rest for the wicked … and for late career IT workers

For as long as he could remember, Ben Richardson had big plans for an early retirement.Passionate about computers, but anxious to leave the confines of a desk job, Richardson, a technical adviser in

Published on: December 15th, 2009 Beth Stackpole

How to deal with work-related stress before it destroys you

Let's say you're a young IT manager, in your 20s, 30s or even early 40s. It's not unheard of for you to put in 10-hour workdays in front of your computer, or some

Published on: October 2nd, 2008 Beth Stackpole

Be kind, unwind – How IT pros can truly enjoy that much needed vacation

Rod Masney believes it's a key part of his management role to encourage his employees to really disengage from their in high-pressure IT jobs -- to take a week or two at the

Published on: June 16th, 2008 Beth Stackpole