IT staff development and retention
- May 28, 2020
Women in tech still face challenges, including finding opportunities for advancement and management support. A recent panel of women in IT leadership roles discussed the challenges.
- March 04, 2020
IT events across the globe are being canceled, rescheduled or streamed in response to concerns about the possible spread of COVID-19 in public spaces and large groups.
- December 10, 2019
The IT workforce is getting younger, according to government IT workforce data. The reasons for this are subject to a debate that includes everything from age bias to a heavy reliance on foreign workers.
- June 26, 2019
In a time of rapidly evolving technology, exercising good judgment and teaching your team to make sound decisions are critical leadership traits for IT executives.
- June 07, 2019
Crafting a data strategy is hard. Use cases help. At the MIT CIO Symposium, four IT leaders share how they're forging data-driven strategies that'll pay off in the algorithmic economy.
- May 30, 2019
Who is a cloud worker? According to Google's John Solomon, CIOs are shortchanging their companies by not enabling virtually every worker today to use the cloud to do their jobs.
- November 30, 2018
Women leaders in tech are still few and far between. The industry knows it's a problem, but fixing gender inequality in the top ranks won't be easy, according to a recent panel.
- November 16, 2018
Augmented intelligence -- AI used to enhance human skills -- makes workplaces more productive, diverse, inclusive and authentic. That's one future conjured at an MIT forum on AI.
- October 31, 2018
How to be a better boss: At Tech Conference 24, leadership guru Kim Scott shared how a stern critique from Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg led to the concept of 'radical candor.'
- October 03, 2018
Fierce competition for data science talent means that CIOs need to look internally for the requisite skills. On the list: curiosity, domain expertise, emotional intelligence.
- September 26, 2018
What's the difference between human and artificial intelligence? At the Global AI conference in Boston, opening day featured tech experts parsing the power of AI and the limitations of AI.
- August 17, 2018
New findings from Deloitte show CIOs are not evolving with the times. More than half are stuck in 'trusted operator' mode, which is quickly becoming obsolete.
- August 16, 2018
The 2018 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium was all about making good on an enterprise digital transformation strategy. Explore the strategic advice, emerging technologies and big ideas from this year’s roster of CIOs, MIT faculty and experts.
- June 07, 2018
CIOs, get ready for C-suite 3.0, where corporate chiefs will have to break out of their silos to future-proof the enterprise.
- May 31, 2018
The C-suite's penchant for hiring in its own image prevents companies from creating a digital culture. Another barrier: assuming HR can find the right people.
- May 29, 2018
Creating a digital culture is essential in the age of information, but companies must not lose sight of their core values in the process. Two tech execs show how they're doing it.
- May 22, 2018
Job site Indeed.com has released a list of the most in-demand skills for today's CIOs, based on job postings. Experts I talked to said 'most in-demand' doesn't mean most valuable.
- April 23, 2018
Two tech titans investing in the AI tools that automate jobs are also sinking money into workplace mindfulness programs aimed at helping employees become better at being human.
- April 11, 2018
A report by the world's No. 1 job site, Indeed, finds there are more AI jobs than ever, but job-seeker interest is leveling out. What accounts for the dwindling enthusiasm among job hunters?
- February 05, 2018
Top-notch recruiters, organizational structures that engender trust, and attention to ethics are key to ensuring your AI team succeeds.
- December 12, 2017
Customer success managers help clients define success -- then they help them get there, according to a software vendor employee who has the title.
- December 06, 2017
- November 14, 2017
NexGenT is new to the IT boot camp field, so it's promoting itself, offering up a course that helps people prepare for IT careers. The fee? A $5 charity donation.
- September 28, 2017
The Flatiron School, a coding boot camp in New York, is lowering tuition for aspiring female technologists. The goal: to get more of them into a male-centric field.
- June 01, 2017
Data literacy is at the heart of new computing programs at two of the country's premier private research universities. The Data Mill reports.
- March 31, 2017
Alongside pitches for state-of-the-art technologies at the tech company's Las Vegas show was a call for young women in technology and distinguishing the funny from the phony.
- March 30, 2017
People need to be trained to compete in a future world of artificial intelligence, say tech chiefs Ginni Rometty and Marc Benioff.
- January 24, 2017
CompTIA is launching its first IT professional organization -- CompTIA AITP -- this spring. CompTIA has acquired AITP as part of the initiative.
- December 29, 2016
Teaching leadership skills is critical in a changing world, MIT's John Van Maanen says, but coaching Millennials comes with unique challenges.
- November 29, 2016
CIO Curt Carver is taking on the IT talent shortage with a broad array of tactics, starting with a rock-solid relationship with HR.
- November 22, 2016
Executive coach Michelle Lederman schooled the audience at SIMposium 2016 on the three leadership tenets of the relationship-driven executive.
- October 31, 2016
In the bimodal IT model, Mode 1 protects the cash cows while Mode 2 funds the projects that respond to external threats or opportunities, says Gartner researcher George Spafford.
- October 31, 2016
In part two of this report from SIMposium 2016, executive coach Susan Cramm offers a step-by-step primer on the IT empowerment model.
- October 31, 2016
Executive coach Susan Cramm urged CIOs at SIMposium 2016 to train the business to become technology proficient -- or be prepared to fail at innovation.
- October 31, 2016
Pfizer CIO Jeffrey Keisling schooled up-and-coming IT leaders at SIMposium 2016 on the career benefits of looking for trouble.
- October 25, 2016
Two veteran CIOs at the recent SIM Boston Technology Leadership Summit shed light on the inadequacy of IT talent management systems to accommodate the pace of technology change and escalating ...
- September 02, 2016
The Dropbox hack is the latest reminder that the end is near for traditional authentication methods. Also in Searchlight: VMware comes at cloud from a new direction.
- August 03, 2016
Is unlimited vacation time the new flextime for companies eager to attract and hold on to talent?
- July 07, 2016
If workers flee after the EU referendum, the U.K. capital may not remain Europe's technology hub, according to one industry observer.
- June 22, 2016
How can CIOs develop the right skills for the digital future? A panel of experts doles out CIO advice at the recent MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.
- June 14, 2016
DevOps speeds the software development process, but it is also highly disruptive. In the June issue of CIO Decisions, read about the challenges and rewards of adopting the DevOps approach.
- June 07, 2016
The Millennial generation often gets a bad rap in the workforce, but is it deserved? Executives sound off at the recent MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.
- May 27, 2016
McKinsey researcher explains how the people skills required at the start of a digital transformation effort differ from those needed to scale it. Also: useful digital metrics.
- April 15, 2016
As the former 'chief evangelist' at Apple, Guy Kawasaki has had plenty of experience selling the next new thing. Here's his take on the art of innovation.
- February 26, 2016
When making 2016 travel plans, refer to this list of face-to-face events in the United States and Canada for senior IT and business leaders.
- February 12, 2016
President Obama's new national cybersecurity plan will beef up cyberdefense, but does it do enough to close the cyber-skills gap? Also in Searchlight: The Obama family's Wi-Fi is patchy; Twitter posts lackluster earnings.
- February 05, 2016
A new report from Intel on its efforts to increase diversity at work is noteworthy for its transparency. Will it spark industry change? Also: Yahoo struggling to keep employees; wearables' upward trend.
- January 31, 2016
Annals of digital business disruption: David Foote follows the money and finds that hard-core manufacturers are coming to terms with the digital era.
- January 15, 2016
Digital business is having a profound effect on the CIO-CEO relationship. Here's how CIOs can seize the moment.
- January 15, 2016
Technology is a top-three business priority for 25% of CEOs, according to Gartner, paving the way for CIOs to play a more strategic role at their companies.
- December 31, 2015
From new technology projects to leadership strategies, eight IT leaders tell us what they're resolved to do in 2016.
- December 22, 2015
Team culture is hard to foster and difficult to maintain. CIOs Jack Wood and Paul Brady offered their tips to fellow CIOs at the recent SIM Boston Technology Leadership Summit.
- December 22, 2015
What does it take to build effective IT teams? At the recent SIM Boston Technology Leadership Summit, CIOs Jack Wood and Paul Brady offered tips on how to recruit, retrain, retain -- and entertain -- IT talent.
- August 24, 2015
Success for CIOs has little to do with technical knowledge, according to research out of Columbia University; a culture lesson from Disney; and the rise of digital humanism: The Data Mill reports.
- August 20, 2015
Don't call Informatica's Ginna Raahauge a CIO; she's a 'CIO-plus.'
- April 07, 2015
At the Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit, filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola discussed the power of gut feel and why he thinks the movie business will soon be taken over by tech moguls.
- March 13, 2015
PayPal looks to startup Paydiant to rev up its mobile strategy and catalyze innovation.
- July 18, 2014
Digital overload and extreme multitasking are doing a number on employee engagement and efficiency -- and the U.S. economy, SearchCIO senior news writer Nicole Laskowski reports. A few employees at ...
- April 08, 2014
What skills do CIOs need to develop or bring in-house to take on big data and advanced analytics? Here are some not-so-obvious candidates.
- November 15, 2013
In Searchlight: Stack ranking? Yahoo could learn from CIOs about valuing employees. Plus: IBM will share Watson, Facebook's $3 billion bid and more.
- May 10, 2013
Are you using gamification in business? In SearchCIO-Midmarket's recent tweet jam, we ran down reasons that a gamification incentive plan might fail.
- July 03, 2012
Girls Who Code seeks to give teenage girls the skills to pursue degrees in technology and join the sparse ranks of women in computer science.
- June 19, 2012
CIOs looking for allies in the IT revolution will want human resources on their side in facing the challenge of tech hiring.
- June 18, 2012
In this week's roundup of interesting items from around the Web, we present a musical key to social CRM, Google's search for love and more.
- June 13, 2012
Fearing the financial risk, many companies are missing out on IT talent by not considering hiring remote workers or paying for relocation.
- June 01, 2012
Some of our readers responded to a recent story about the perceived soft skills gap in IT suggesting the talent leaders are seeking could be all around them.
- April 28, 2012
This week's roundup of tidbits from the Web includes ways of promoting innovation, as well as talent in the workplace.
- April 17, 2012
Dan Sheehan leaves the CIO post at Dunkin' Brands for the COO position at Modell's Sporting Goods.
- March 30, 2012
Teamwork is important. Two born leaders tell CIOs why.
- March 16, 2012
Women are nearly at parity with men when it comes to bachelor's degrees in science and engineering. So, why are so few women in computer science?
- January 19, 2012
How IT shops are changing and whom CIOs need to hire are big topics in the age of cloud and mobility. Should consumer advocates be on the list?
- December 23, 2011
A bill limiting overtime pay for IT workers is one more example of politicians putting corporate interests ahead of individual workers, opponents say.
- November 04, 2011
We have been exploring how CIOs need to approach millennials in the workplace -- especially how members of that generation interact with technology. Indeed, millennials get the credit for cutting ...
- September 01, 2010
The IT service catalog is a linchpin of ITSM, but is hard to create and manage. Here an expert advises where to begin, what to avoid and why CIOs should make a catalog a priority.
- September 01, 2009
Successful ITIL project leaders are using the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle to ensure their teams stay motivated, follow the same processes and contribute innovative ideas.
- December 17, 2008
As layoffs rise, IT departments aren't being vigilant enough in disabling systems access and risk the ire of terminated employees.
- January 02, 2008
SearchCIO.com editors take a look at controversial issues facing CIOs. Read them again, if for nothing else but to whet your appetite for a good argument.
- December 13, 2007
The latest numbers from staffing firm Robert Half Technology show hiring prospects dimming slightly, though certain skills (Windows administration) are hot.
- July 25, 2006
Employee monitoring is on the rise as CIOs try to safeguard their company information and increase productivity. In his latest column, security expert Gary Miliefsky offers eight tips that every CIO should know about implementing and managing an ...
- February 09, 2006
Ethics officers can help CIOs navigate the rising tide of compliance regulations. Find out how to make your case for one.
- November 02, 2005
The key to finding the right IT consultants is to tap into multiple resources and build a cohesive team, according to one expert.
- June 08, 2005
Most IT professionals want to develop new skills, do well and be rewarded with more pay and higher-level positions. Unfortunately, IT executives often don't do enough to help employees get there.