IT staff development and retention

  • August 27, 2004 27 Aug'04

    The appeal of an SMB IT job: Being a big fish in a small pond

    It isn't easy working in technology at a smaller business. But if you have the right mix of skills, you may find it especially rewarding.

  • July 27, 2004 27 Jul'04

    10 steps to IT efficiency

    Is your IT department a little flabby? You may be just 10 steps away from a more efficient -- and effective -- IT machine.

  • July 15, 2004 15 Jul'04

    CIOs, students disagree on value of multicultural skills

    Many business students in the U.S. believe multicultural skills are their ticket to the top. But some of those already on top don't quite agree.

  • July 08, 2004 08 Jul'04

    Talk is cheap (but highly recommended) for leading IT workers

    These days IT executives are constantly asking me how to regain their workers' trust and loyalty, which was damaged during the recession. I think it may be too late for many of these people.

  • June 29, 2004 29 Jun'04

    An SMB's information security plan and the summer slump

    Much of your IT staff is likely heading out on vacation. Can your small business cope with security problems while your limited IT resources may be on the beach?

  • June 15, 2004 15 Jun'04

    CIOs cautious about hiring

    Do you believe the recovery is for real? A new study found that many CIOs still need convincing.

  • June 10, 2004 10 Jun'04

    Solve your on-site IT support needs

    The small and medium-sized business (SMB) market has become the latest focus of attention in the IT industry because of the slowdown in spending among large enterprises. According to a recent Forrester Research Inc. survey of more than 1,000 ...

  • June 09, 2004 09 Jun'04

    IT spending on the rise for SMBs

    Two studies say small and midsized businesses will spend more on technology this year, with an eye toward specific investments.

  • May 24, 2004 24 May'04

    Face-off: PowerPoint vs. PowerPoint

    PowerPoint: You either love it or you hate it. Our editors debate the virtues and pitfalls of this computer presentation tool.

  • May 17, 2004 17 May'04

    Study: Execs believe most jobs should stay onshore

    The honeymoon may not be over, but according to a recent study, IT execs are now seeing offshore outsourcing without makeup. In other words, they're seeing through the glossy sheen of cost savings and realizing what's underneath isn't always pretty.

  • May 12, 2004 12 May'04

    Meta Group offering gives IT execs 'big picture'

    Your IT staff thinks it's doing a great job, but the clients aren't impressed. Welcome to the great IT gap that separates perception from reality.

  • April 28, 2004 28 Apr'04

    Class bridges IT, business gulf

    The Society for Information Management (SIM) is taking IT pros to school in the ways of business. Shoring up these softer skills could help companies align their business and IT strategies.

  • April 21, 2004 21 Apr'04

    Universities aim for more rounded IT grads

    IT grads today have to be more well-rounded than those from five years ago. Offshore outsourcing has changed the rules, and business and tech schools are adjusting to help students "outsource-proof" themselves.

  • March 31, 2004 31 Mar'04

    Education is key to securing remote PCs

    Education is key when it comes to securing the desktops of your remote users, but there are some new products that can help protect your network.

  • March 23, 2004 23 Mar'04

    Application training pays off, research shows

    A study of 13,000 IT users appears to add hard numbers to the anecdotal evidence that giving employees formal training on new software is worth the investment.