Six tips on spotting your company’s IT upstarts and putting them to good use

Here's a sobering statistic: Eighty percent of enterprise IT functions are being duplicated by folks outside of the IT department, says Hank Marquis, director of ITSM (IT systems management) consulting at Enterprise Management

Published on: April 28th, 2008 Dan Tynan

Five actions that could send your career down the tube

BANG!Without warning, the rifle discharged, tearing a hole through the floorboard of the car of an Army colonel. The rifle belonged to a young lieutenant who had been invited to go hunting with

Published on: April 25th, 2008 Calvin Sun

Seven challenges for IT in the next 25 years

Gartner Inc. has identified seven technologies that will "completely transform" business over the next 25 years, including parallel programming, wireless power sources for mobile devices, automated speech translation, and computing interfaces that detect

Published on: April 11th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

Keys to building a better IT security team

Good help is hard to find, and in the world of IT security, there's little question that finding the right people to defend your operations and corporate reputation is a cornerstone to achieving

Published on: March 25th, 2008 Matt Hines

Remote work options and other strategies to hang on to valuable staff

Staff retention has been the concern of HR in the past, but a new multi-disciplinary approach is being driven by the vital contribution the CIO can make towards employee satisfaction.Enabling flexible and remote

Published on: March 18th, 2008 Tracey Caldwell

Canadian IT companies need to bone up on business ethics according to analysts

Cultivating a corporate code of conduct can help a business thrive but a considerable number of Canadian IT firms are failing to promote business ethics within their organization, according to industry experts.By developing

Published on: March 6th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Google searches for way to improve business decisions with an internal prediction market

Prediction markets are known to forecast the outcome of elections more accurately than polls. Now Google is using an internal prediction market to improve business decisions and learn how employees exchange information. Basically

Published on: March 6th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

Cobol career opportunities galore, but skilled coders hard to find

Last summer, Michael Vu, a 40-year-old independent IT consultant, found himself in a wholly unexpected place midway through his career.He'd signed a three-week contract to help a major U.S. retailer with an enterprise

Published on: February 22nd, 2008 Tam Harbert

Microsoft’s Yahoo acquisition bid likely to turn ugly

Microsoft plans to intensify its pursuit of Yahoo this week when it authorizes a proxy fight to oust Yahoo's board, meaning the 19-day old acquisition attempt will soon turn a darker shade of

Published on: February 20th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Lucrative IT careers off the beaten path

Think you want to be a CIO or CTO? Think again.What you might really want is to be a chief delivery officer or chief process officer.Software developers eager to advance should consider looking

Published on: February 20th, 2008 Julia King

PayPal beefs up security with $169M Fraud Sciences buy

EBay's online payments division, PayPal, will pay US$169 million for an Israeli security company specializing in detecting online fraud, the companies said Monday. The deal should close within 30 days.Fraud Sciences, a private

Published on: January 29th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

How may a big company act as small businesses?

IT Bad Boy Nicholas Carr, whose book "IT Doesn't Matter" enraged big company technology folks to no end a few years ago, is back again. This time, he says the IT department is

Published on: January 28th, 2008 James E. Gaskin

How to protect your IT job if a recession hits

With global stock markets in flux and the U.S. economy either in the midst of a recession or teetering on the edge, there are steps you can take that may help protect your

Published on: January 25th, 2008 Todd R. Weiss

Microsoft unveils its virtualization arsenal

Microsoft has laid out plans to become a bigger force in the market for virtualization software, stepping up its assault on established leaders such as VMware. The plans announced Monday include the acquisition

Published on: January 22nd, 2008 James Niccolai