Being too nice at work is not a virtue

If you're a nice person, you probably think that being nice works to your advantage in the office. After all, how could it be any other way? Genuinely nice people are well liked.

Published on: September 23rd, 2008 Meridith Levinson

Charting a CIO’s path to the top

As business priorities change and evolve, so do enterprise expectations of the CIO and IT organization. According to the 2008 Gartner Survey of CIOs, enterprises expect to invest proportionally more in distinctive technology

Published on: September 17th, 2008 Andrew Rowsell-Jones

Microsoft’s virtualization strategy focuses on management application

A non-sequitur commercial campaign starring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld isn't the only thing Microsoft is launching these days – the Redmond-based software giant is also unleashing a trifecta of virtualization software tools

Published on: September 9th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Test your tech news IQ

Everyone has their limits, as this week's quiz amply demonstrates. The past week saw Comcast place caps on how much bandwidth its subscribers could use. Microsoft tried to halt the slide in Xbox

Published on: September 9th, 2008 Dan Tynan

Telecommuting test – six questions to see if your office is ready

Telecommuting is back on workers' radars in a big way these days, thanks to gas prices that are a whopping 30% higher this summer than last.Wannabe telecommuters are lining up outside their bosses'

Published on: August 22nd, 2008 Tam Harbert

How to foster accountability in the workplace

"How do I make my people more accountable?"As a management consultant, I get this question all the time. In fact, I'd have to say that in general, making people more accountable is one

Published on: August 12th, 2008 Paul Glen

SF cyber attack a wake up call for Canadian IT managers

A cyber attack that virtually hijacked the controls of more than 60 per cent of San Francisco's municipal network should serve as a wake up call for IT managers in Canadian government jurisdictions,

Published on: July 17th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Tips on how to motivate developers

In many ways, managing a developer is just like managing any other employee. Developers want managers who'll help them solve business and technical problems, who'll protect them from unnecessary office politics and who

Published on: June 26th, 2008 Esther Schindler

How IT helps you create smart and successful products

New product development is an imperative for enterprises of every stripe, and because it is of critical importance, it provides an opportunity for CIOs to show that they are business leaders and for

Published on: March 11th, 2008 Andrew Rowsell-Jones

One of the hottest jobs in IT and how to acquire the skills for it

Job description: In IT circles, the Applications Architect title has become overused in the past five years and a lack of consensus has set in regarding its definition. "It's a very nice sounding

Published on: March 3rd, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Employees have “too much access” to information resources, IT pros believe

Two separate security surveys this week on network access control reach similar conclusions: Employees have immoderate access rights, and management should face up to the challenge of reining in out-of-control access without sacrificing

Published on: February 7th, 2008 Ellen Messmer

Don’t be a CHUMP

Job descriptions for CIOs vary widely. Some companies recognize that day-to-day IT activities often make it difficult to undertake long-term planning.They create a corporate CIO position for someone whose sole purpose will be

Published on: November 17th, 2007 Bart Perkins