Join the Canadian military’s geek squad and see the world

Got computer skills? Want to travel? Looking for adventure and free education too? Your best bet could be the Canadian armed forces. Just as the private sector is clamouring for IT talent, the

Published on: June 23rd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Social skills – and hygiene – can help lovelorn techies

Lookin' for love? Then shave off that scraggly beard, ditch the too-tight tee from a geeky conference last decade and leave the Teva sandals at home. That's just some of the advice from

Published on: June 9th, 2008 Carolyn Duffy Marsan

Toronto firm uses rewards program to attract and retain precious IT talent

While many Canadian companies are struggling to attract talented IT employees or to retain the ones they have – I Love Rewards, a Toronto-based developer of online corporate rewards programs, appears to have

Published on: April 24th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

10 IT skills in demand today

Technology pros looking to find new work or secure their current jobs should get schooled on wireless, Web 2.0 and virtualization while also boning up on business basics. "IT professionals with the right

Published on: April 21st, 2008 Denise Dubie

IT pros with open source expertise earn higher salaries

In what may the country's first comprehensive survey of the open source industry, the Australian Open Source Industry Census has revealed IT professionals working with free software earn more than the national average.The

Published on: February 5th, 2008 Rodney Gedda

IT salaries edge up but gender gap widens

Salaries for IT pros only edged up in 2007 from 2006, and the gender gap widened to the point where women in IT are now making 12 per cent less on average than

Published on: January 30th, 2008 Denise Dubie

Outsourcing means opportunity

The news comes down from the executive suite that the organization is outsourcing some or all of its information technology (IT) functions. Reaction to this news runs the complete spectrum from “I'm going

Published on: January 12th, 2007 Dennis Hulme

Stereotype about introverted IT professionals has basis in truth

It is clear that the expectations for information and communications technology (ICT) practitioners are shifting. When there was a significant gap between demand and supply for ICT skills, understanding the nuts and bolts

Published on: December 7th, 2006 Will Gough