How to keep up with industry salary levels

Edward Martin, deputy CIO of George Washington University is this month's Premier 100 IT Leader. He answers questions about pay equity, indispensable skills and how to become a CIO. Q - My company

Published on: June 8th, 2012 Computerworld Staff

How to quell IT turf wars

IT pros do battle every day -- with cyber attackers, stubborn hardware, buggy software, clueless users, and the endless demands of other departments within their organization. But few can compare to the conflicts

Published on: February 15th, 2011 Dan Tynan

What SMB CIOs can learn from Google’s Ben Fried

When Ben Fried left his post as IT managing director at Morgan Stanley and took over as Google's CIO in May 2008, he knew what he was getting into: supporting a user base

Published on: January 17th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

7 essential CIO leadership skills

In the new book The CIO Edge: Seven Leadership Skills You Need to Drive Results, the trio of authors argue that CIOs' leadership and people skills are the biggest determinate of their success--or

Published on: October 20th, 2010 Thomas Wailgum

The best IT security managers admit their mistakes

Ever spend time working on policies, solutions and messages only to be ignored or cast aside? Worse, after spending the time to build a solution, are people simply not responding? Last month I

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Michael Santarcangelo

Do we need to certify business savvy?

IT professionals have demonstrated a willingness to pile up IT certifications. In an increasingly competitive job market, they see them as a way to separate themselves from the pack. But no IT certification

Published on: August 6th, 2010 Randy Dufault

How to deal with presentation panic – Steve Jobs’ style

Steve Jobs had a serious and embarrassing Wi-Fi problem to deal with. It was plain to the thousands in attendance and the tons more people watching online: On Monday at WWDC, Jobs was

Published on: June 10th, 2010 Thomas Wailgum

Top 10 skills you need to succeed as a project manager

Project managers might just have the toughest job in IT, responsible as they are for ensuring that high-stakes IT projects are completed on time and on budget. According to a new report from

Published on: October 26th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

How to use mentoring to build a stronger team

Lance Wilson traces a 17-year history of mentoring in his life, as both a mentor and a mentee. From each one of those relationships, he says, he carries a treasured lesson. One of

Published on: May 5th, 2008 Kim Nash