Selling to SMBs

"The pessimist," observed Winston Churchill, "sees difficulty in every opportunity -- the optimist, opportunity in every difficulty."It's a saying information and communications (ICT) vendors, especially those focused on the small and mid-sized businesses

Published on: May 15th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Top IT skills that could get you more money in a recession

IT professionals with expertise in PHP, Java/J2EE, unified communications and Microsoft SQL server technologies should see pay for their skills increase, according to Foote Partners' latest research into IT skills pay. Related stories:Nine

Published on: April 22nd, 2009 Meridith Levinson

“Serious” video games liven up learning for Canadians

If you only thought of video games purely as fun, or a pastime, think again. There's a resurgence of interest in edutainment – use of interactive activities or games to make learning more

Published on: February 5th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Online training offers big benefits to Canadian companies, students

Many Canadian businesses are opting for online training as a way to equip employees with necessary skills, while cutting back on travel costs.With economic challenges forcing firms here to adopt new cost-cutting strategies,

Published on: January 8th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Seven great techniques that will help you get promoted

Uncertain economic conditions have led many employers to focus on making the most of their existing IT staffs. Consequently, skilled IT professionals may find ample opportunities to take on new challenges and advance

Published on: October 23rd, 2008 Katherine Spencer Lee

Many certifications can supercharge your IT security career

The strands that weave together to form the fabric of a satisfying career are often rich and varied. This is especially true in security, which - despite its ancient roots - is, in

Published on: July 25th, 2008 Lauren Gibbons Paul

Six hot IT jobs that will keep you employed in an uncertain economy

Looking to find one of the hottest IT job tracks in today's downward spiraling economy? If you want to stay employed in IT amid the economic uncertainty, look for jobs in software design

Published on: July 22nd, 2008 Todd R. Weiss

How to move your IT career ahead – your questions answered

Vidya S. ByannaEveryone says project management is a key skill in IT. If I have no project management experience, how do I begin to pick up some basic skills? (I don't want to

Published on: June 17th, 2008 Jamie Eckle

Talking things out with the boss

Dale Christian, CIO for Avanade Inc. in Seattle, is this month's guest Premier 100 IT Leader, answering questions about communicating with the boss, making the most of a degree in infosec and regrets

Published on: June 13th, 2008 Dale Christian

Secrets of great mentors – and how you can emulate them

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: June 5th, 2008 Kim Nash

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

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

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

Focus on “quality” dominates IT jobs market

Q&A with David WeldonThe Aberdeen Group analyst discusses the ins and outs of getting hired.What are you seeing with respect to IT hiring practices? If there's an overriding theme in 2008, it's the

Published on: April 23rd, 2008 Computerworld Staff