Articles By Thomas Hoffman

Nine most sought-after IT skills for 2009

RELATED STORY: Hot skills that get you ahead of the game in Canada's IT jobs marketBy almost any measure, the economy is in a bad shape.Consumer spending is down, credit markets remain weak,

Published on: January 2nd, 2009 Thomas Hoffman

Neutralizing narcissists – Dealing with controlling, manipulative bullies in the workplace

Five years ago, Jean Ritala was dating a businessman who started to demonstrate Jekyll and Hyde-like behavior. Well-spoken, charismatic and successful, he could also be manipulative and bullying, telling her that it was

Published on: August 14th, 2008 Thomas Hoffman

Businesses using Web 2.0 should embrace mass collaboration

In 2006, author and technology think-tank head Don Tapscott teamed up with Anthony D. Williams to write Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (Penguin Group), a book about the Web 2.0 economy that

Published on: April 23rd, 2008 Thomas Hoffman

How to create a successful long-term IT strategy

When Jeff Steinhorn joined Hess Corp. as CIO of its marketing and refining division in the summer of 2006, he discovered within the first two months of his tenure that the IT organization

Published on: April 8th, 2008 Thomas Hoffman

How to get employees passionate about disaster recovery

Last November, a fire broke out in one of the buildings on ISTA Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s main campus, forcing about 50 employees to move to another location on the property. After the building's sprinklers

Published on: April 2nd, 2008 Thomas Hoffman

Eight signs that yell ‘get a new job’

Short of being handed your walking papers, there are often telltale signs that it's time to look for a new job. You haven't been promoted since the Clinton administration. The most exciting assignments

Published on: December 20th, 2007 Thomas Hoffman

Teen tech camp targets future IT workers

Faced with dwindling enrollments in university computer science and IT programs, the Society for Information Management has taken a novel approach toward engaging America's youth in potential IT careers: They're partnering with public

Published on: October 11th, 2007 Thomas Hoffman