Cloud workers grow in importance

Online labor by independent "cloud" workers probably represents nearly US$1 billion per year in earnings in the U.S., said Elance President and CEO Fabio Rosati, who expects the federal government to consider gathering

Published on: January 3rd, 2011 Stephen Lawson

Collaboration strategies for your IT staff

Collaboration is all the rage among corporate executives these days, which means IT is kept busy providing systems, tools and procedures that turn the vague concept into a real business benefit.But what happens

Published on: September 23rd, 2010 Tam Harbert

Notorious tech myths that just refuse to die

Have you heard this story?One day, Bill Gates was standing on a street corner, watching the clouds roll by. Absentmindedly, he dropped a US$1,000 bill out of his pocket. A bystander noticed and

Published on: September 30th, 2008 John Brandon

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

Flower shop employee fired for death threat delivered through her e-mail account

An employee of 1-800-Flowers.com has been fired after an e-mailed death threat was linked to her account.The crudely worded e-mail was sent Sunday to Paul "PZ" Myers, an associate professor of biology at

Published on: July 17th, 2008 Robert McMillan

From Dilbert to Dude – how your business can score with Web 2.0

Incorporating Web 2.0 social networking concepts into enterprises offers great benefits.But it also challenges, implementers of these technologies, as spokespersons from Best Buy, Serena Software, and Oracle related Tuesday during an industry event

Published on: June 19th, 2008 Paul Krill

SAP’s SMB-push blamed for growing skills gap

Within the last year or so, there's been no shortage of announcements from SAP as to its new areas for revenue growth, such as the SMB space, and evolving product and application strategies,

Published on: June 3rd, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

How to keep good employees in a competitive hiring environment

Clients pay us to introduce them to the people who are the best at whatever it is that our clients need to have done. Not surprisingly, people who are the "best" tend to

Published on: May 14th, 2008 Michael Thompson

Why telecommuting upsets some…who don’t do it

Timothy Golden , a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor, talks about the unhappy side of telecommuting.Telecommuting is painted as a boon for workers. Is it? Research suggests teleworkersexperience a number of positive outcomes. But

Published on: May 12th, 2008 Computerworld Staff

Four ways an IT professional can get noticed – in all the right ways

Success is not easy or simple. Even in the best of times, workplaces are fraught with changing conditions, political jockeying and limited room for advancement. And these are not the best times.Yet some

Published on: May 2nd, 2008 Diann Daniel

A Gen-Y guide to communicating effectively with your boss

Like every generation, Gen Y is subject to its share of myths and stereotypes as it enters the IT workforce. Sometimes painted as privileged, technology-obsessed individuals who avoid face-to-face interaction, Millennial workers actually

Published on: April 29th, 2008 Katherine Spencer Lee

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

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