IT staff development and retention

  • April 11, 2007 11 Apr'07

    Report: Techies anxious about lack of business skills

    This month's Dice Report shows that IT professionals worry they lack the business skills to get ahead. According to some experts, the anxiety is not misplaced.

  • April 05, 2007 05 Apr'07

    IT jobs: Tapping teens to fill the gap

    In an effort to help with a looming IT labor shortage, some local SIM chapters are drumming up interest among teens to consider careers in IT. The program includes a summer camp and a few bright, shiny objects.

  • March 22, 2007 22 Mar'07

    Dow in China: IT builds pathway to Asian workforce

    Dow is training an elite workforce in China that it fully expects to rise to the uppermost ranks of the company. The starting point is an IT center in Shanghai. But does it make sense? One analyst, at least, is skeptical.

  • March 20, 2007 20 Mar'07

    Three steps to maximizing your IT staff resources

    CIOs are still expected to do more with smaller staffs. In his latest column, James Champy offers three principles for successfully utilizing your IT staff to its fullest potential.

  • March 15, 2007 15 Mar'07

    CIOs scramble for project managers

    The pressure to deliver projects on time and on budget puts project management skills atop the list of hiring priorities for many CIOs. But good project managers are hard to find.

  • March 08, 2007 08 Mar'07

    Winning the IT labor battle in the 'age of the worker'

    The retirement of the baby boomers and a decline in computer science majors means CIOs must find creative ways to attract and keep a high-quality staff.

  • February 28, 2007 28 Feb'07

    Short CIO tenures paralyze IT

    Companies with unstable CIO positions are short-sheeting not only IT, but their business objectives as well. Want long-term success? Keep your CIO.

  • February 27, 2007 27 Feb'07

    People skills outrank tech skills, researcher says

    At Gartner's Business Process Management Summit, research VP Diane Morello said tech skills will always be needed, but they'll take a back seat to relationship management.

  • February 21, 2007 21 Feb'07

    IT job rotation rare, but critical for business alignment

    Giving up good employees to other business units within an organization has likely soured more than a few managers, but experts say CIOs concerned about staffing should seriously consider formal IT job rotation programs.

  • February 15, 2007 15 Feb'07

    A booming job market means headaches for CIOs

    New research shows that IT salaries are growing at a faster rate than any time this decade. With a shrinking talent pool and expanding headcounts, CIOs are scrambling to hire new staff and to hold on to those they already have.

  • February 08, 2007 08 Feb'07

    IT shops deal with growth -- and flat budgets

    Forrester Research projects flat SMB IT budget growth this year. Since SMBs are growing, this will put pressure on IT organizations.

  • January 09, 2007 09 Jan'07

    CIOs bullish on Q1 hiring

    Experts predict that IT hiring will show solid growth in 2007 and CIOs will work especially hard to keep good workers.

  • January 03, 2007 03 Jan'07

    CIOs face global competition, more cost pressures in 2007

    Innovation, global competition and staff retention are among the priorities CIOs should focus on in 2007, according to columnist James Champy.

  • December 21, 2006 21 Dec'06

    Geezers revolt: Age discrimination tops the best CIO stories of 2006

    Of the many issues we followed this year, age discrimination hit home hardest with our CIO readers. But other stories struck a nerve, too. Revisit the issues that mattered most to you in our 2006 collection of best CIO stories.

  • December 06, 2006 06 Dec'06

    Information is king during vendor negotiations with Oracle

    GotVMail CTO David Hauser can't show you the money, but his message is clear: Don't even think about negotiating a major upgrade with a big software vendor without experts at your side.