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  • CIO Decisions 2006: MBA worth the effort, but doesn't guarantee IT stardom

    Midmarket CIOs at the CIO Decisions Conference last week in Carlsbad, Calif., weigh in on the issue of whether you need an MBA to succeed in IT these days. The verdict: It's nice, but not critical for the job. Upward mobility is another matter. 

  • CIOs: MBA worth the effort, but doesn't guarantee IT stardom

    Midmarket CIOs at the CIO Decisions Conference last week in Carlsbad, Calif., weigh in on the issue of whether you need an MBA to succeed in IT these days. The verdict: It's nice, but not critical for the job. Upward mobility is another matter. 

  • Honesty holds CIO's team together during buyout

    Why honesty is the best policy: Advice from a CIO who held his team together when a billion dollar company came courting. 

  • Forget skill sets, find yourself a board to sit on

    Will you be a CIO in five years? Do you want to be? Whatever your direction, you've got to have a plan and it must include at least two things: business skills and experience serving on the board of other companies. 

  • Climbing the IT ladder: Old rules no longer apply

    Incredulous, but true: Business meetings could be good for your career. 

  • For students with 'learnability,' a future in IT via India

    Add the Indian IT powerhouse Infosys to the list of companies recruiting at American colleges this year. The fast-growing company sees a diverse workforce as its future. Some American students see a passage to India as a passport to a better job back... 

  • IT certification losing luster

    A pair of recent surveys provides evidence that employers are putting more of a premium on knowledge and experience than certification. 

  • CIOs find respect (and money) retain top workers

    As the demand for highly skilled tech workers intensifies, CIOs might be tempted to try creative tactics to keep them. But experts say a little respect (and more money) goes a long way. 

  • Lucent names new CIO

    Lucent has named a former MCI executive as its new CIO. 

  • Enterprise CIOs see brightest hiring prospects

    CIOs at large firms will be adding to their workforce--albeit gradually, according to a new report. And competition will heat up for those with skills in Windows administration, wireless network management and SQL Server management.