IT staff development and retention

  • September 06, 2007 06 Sep'07

    Keeping tech skills up to date stresses workers

    Researchers say IT workers are stressed out about keeping their technical skills sharp. Should they suck it up, or do you need to cut them some slack?

  • September 05, 2007 05 Sep'07

    CIOs: Technical support teams woefully understaffed

    A national poll of CIOs indicates that IT support teams are woefully understaffed, but some companies -- and those C-level execs -- are better off than others.

  • August 23, 2007 23 Aug'07

    Second Life job fairs boost IT prospects

    Except for a few glitches navigating through a virtual world, big-name companies such as Accenture and Microsoft find that Second Life is proving itself to be a worthwhile venue for finding future employees.

  • August 02, 2007 02 Aug'07

    Firms bridging the gap between IT and the law

    One analyst firm expects a growing number of companies will hire legal specialists (with some IT background) to control costs and improve processes for dealing with electronic discovery.

  • July 31, 2007 31 Jul'07

    CIOs still vie for business credibility

    A new survey reveals that CIOs want to drive strategy, but the opportunity continues to elude them.

  • July 24, 2007 24 Jul'07

    Consolidation, midmarket growth alter CIO job prospects

    Even as overall IT spending slowed, the IT job market grew at a solid pace in 2006, according to a recent Forrester Research report. The number of CIO jobs, however, may not have fared as well.

  • July 03, 2007 03 Jul'07

    BPM takes root, but still an adjustment for many

    Experts agree that business process management (BPM) is a good practice, but say it can be tough to make happen if the people within your organization are more data-focused than process-focused.

  • June 22, 2007 22 Jun'07

    Branding drives Volvo, FedEx and CIOs

    In a tough job market, CIOs have to differentiate themselves from the rest of the pack. A CIO coach recommends identity branding.

  • June 14, 2007 14 Jun'07

    Project managers top CIOs' must-have list

    Historically, project managers were a luxury most midmarket companies couldn't afford -- and thought they could do without. But now a growing number of CIOs say without a project manager, why bother?

  • June 12, 2007 12 Jun'07

    CIOs driving shorter CIO tenure

    Job tenure for midmarket CIOs is shrinking, just as the CIO's role is getting bigger. What's behind the numbers?

  • June 07, 2007 07 Jun'07

    Risk management staffing isn't always part of IT

    Staffing is a critical part of any risk management plan. And although much of the risk any company manages surrounds its IT function, the people who keep the databases humming shouldn't be the same ones who assess those threats, experts say.

  • May 29, 2007 29 May'07

    CIOs fail to show value in training, lose budgets

    Few IT organizations actually measure the value they get out of training their employees. Without proof, CIOs are at risk of losing their training budgets, as well as their employees.

  • May 16, 2007 16 May'07

    Tech skills not so important anymore, say CIOs

    New polling data shows CIOs want more project management competency from employees and better so-called soft skills.

  • May 15, 2007 15 May'07

    DoD takes cue from U.S. businesses, blocks YouTube, MySpace

    Experts say that controversy aside, the U.S. Department of Defense's decision to block social networking sites mirrors what businesses have been doing for years to protect networks.

  • May 03, 2007 03 May'07

    CIOs become teachers, shape new IT talent

    With enrollment in computer science programs down, CIOs must work with universities to make sure graduating students have the skills they need.