OS showdown – Snow Leopard beats Windows 7 hands down

Last week's release of Windows 7 had Microsoft Corp. executives from CEO Steve Ballmer on down confident that this version of Windows is everything Vista wasn't. The launch of Windows 7 followed the

Published on: November 3rd, 2009 Michael DeAgonia

Many women in IT pushed to brink of burnout

Though IT remains largely a male-dominated realm in the United States, women are now believed to constitute 15 per cent to 25 per cent of technical professionals -- though women's ranks in management

Published on: August 24th, 2009 Ellen Messmer

How to handle personal questions during a job interview

As laid-off executives flood the labor pool, some employers are seizing the opportunity to "upgrade" their management teams, say executive recruiters. In this job market, employers realize they might be able to recruit

Published on: June 29th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

How to connect with IT folk even without buying them beer

As a marketing professional, have you ever wondered why your search engine optimization (SEO) project isn't taking off?Perhaps you're failing to relay to IT what you actually want to happen.And you aren't alone.Today

Published on: June 16th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Mild-mannered developers turn DJs by night

House music rises from massive speakers and fills the dark, crowded club with its pulsing, trance-like beat. Beams of colored light wash across the throngs on the dance floor, tinting the dancers' ecstatic,

Published on: June 5th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Rigid thinking making career changes “difficult” for IT professionals

Are you an ISTJ? That's Myers-Briggs-speak for Introverted Sensing Thinking and Judging. The ISTJ personality refers to individuals who like timelines and closure, who are goal- and deadline-oriented.They enjoy collecting and analyzing data,

Published on: May 14th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

How to dress for a job interview – tips from CIOs

IT professionals aren't known for their fashion sense, they of the uninspired polo shirt and khaki persuasion. When they do dress up, they tend toward the brown suit à la Dwight Schrute. Who

Published on: January 5th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Plan IT right and you will succeed – Part 2

Read Part 1 of this story: click here. We ask them: What are you measured on? What affects your business? We're getting more two-way communication going. Contrary to popular belief, a CIO doesn't

Published on: October 14th, 2008 Stephanie Overby

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

How to draw out the best in smart employees

It's a management axiom that the smarter the employees are, the harder they are to manage. Employees with a high degree of left-brain intelligence, which is common among IT professionals, can be demanding,

Published on: May 21st, 2008 Mary Brandel

IT workers aplenty – but true talent “lacking”

It's something that has intrigued me for years. I can't remember the last time I spoke with an IT executive who didn't list recruiting and retaining workers as one of his top five

Published on: February 5th, 2008 Don Tennant

Today’s hot IT skills and five tips for acquiring them

The Web 2.0 phenomenon and developments in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) space will trigger a demand for a new set of IT skills.Technology headhunters and industry insiders say IT professionals should be

Published on: January 31st, 2008 Nestor Arellano

The road to hiring IT professionals gets longer:

“If you had said to me in 2001, ‘I've got a C++ developer,' the guy could have walked on water and he'd have been struggling to get a job because all the development

Published on: March 23rd, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Diplomacy, tact, business smarts are skills it professionals need

It's no secret the IT profession is in a constant state of transformation. Continued advancements in technology, offshore outsourcing, national and regional market trends and a host of other factors contribute to the

Published on: December 7th, 2006 Igor Abramovitch