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IT staff development and retention


August 13, 2012  5:59 PM

Is the social media revolution about to declare a cease fire?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
consumerization, corporate culture, Facebook, Hacking, IT staff development, IT staff development and retention, IT training and certification, IT workers of the future, Recruitment tips, smartphones, social media, Staffing, technology trends, women in IT

Are you tired of chasing the social media revolution? Do you wonder how Google manages to gain such fierce employee loyalty? We are too, so we've chased answers to these questions and more in our weekly blog roundup. This week, we're looking at innovation from a government perspective, tips on how...

July 2, 2012  4:44 PM

Leap second creates havoc for cloud computing services



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Amazon, BlackBerry, CIO, cloud computing, cloud services, disaster recovery, IT staff development and retention, IT/Business Leadership, Linux, Midmarket CIO, Operating systems, Strategy for CIOs

Did the "leap second" get you down this weekend? Did the Amazon cloud computing services outage prevent you from watching old episodes of Louie on your iPad’s Netflix app? Us too. Between all of the service outages this weekend, you might have missed some prime Internet surfing time....


June 18, 2012  5:01 PM

Web censorship: Should you be alarmed?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
big data, Google, IT staff development and retention, Microsoft, mobile applications, mobile devices, Nokia, Staffing, tablet PCs, web censorship

Each week, we scour the Web looking for the choicest bits of blogs and news that midmarket CIOs will find appealing. This week, we're taking a hard look at Web censorship, the Google Nexus release and how big data is fueling smartphone apps in ways you'd never imagine. Google reports an alarming...


May 24, 2012  4:03 PM

Should CIOs read their young employees’ social network profiles?



Posted by: Sarah Blanchette
data privacy, employee perceptions, ethics, IT staff development and retention, rogue employees, social media, social media privacy, social networking, Staffing

Millennials are sometimes referred to as the "Facebook generation," and for good reason. About 75% of millennials have a


May 17, 2012  4:40 PM

Recruitment tips for finding talented Millennials



Posted by: Sarah Blanchette
IT staff development, IT staff development and retention, IT training and certification, IT workers of the future, Millennials, Recruitment tips, Staffing

Millennials (sometimes called Generation Y) are in high demand, especially in the


May 14, 2012  5:17 PM

Dude, you’re getting a hostile workplace



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO careers, CIO Careers and Staffing, Dell, IT staff development and retention, Leadership, women in IT, workplace culture

In April, Dell's summit in Copenhagen was emceed by Mads Christensen, who is apparently Denmark's version of Rush Limbaugh -- well-known for shocking audiences with bigoted, misogynistic remarks. During his banter, Christensen unleashed a flurry of comments that were decidedly hostile toward women...


May 3, 2012  4:39 PM

Practical lessons in workplace culture from Google and Facebook



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO Careers and Staffing, Evernote, Facebook, Google, IT staff development, IT staff development and retention, work/life balance, worker satisfaction, workplace culture

When it comes to retaining your IT talent, it's about more than benefits and job security -- workplace culture matters too. It's the intangible (and sometimes tangible) practical lessons in keeping your IT talent happy that make the difference. For instance, Phil Libin, CEO of


April 2, 2012  5:04 PM

Where are the successful women in business leadership?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Amazon, big data, business continuity planning, data breach, data security, Facebook, Hacking, IBM, IT staff development, IT staff development and retention, Millennials, social media, social media tools, Staffing, Steve Jobs, women in IT

Each week, we scour the Web looking for the choicest cuts of the blogosphere. This week, we're taking a look at the illusive Millennial-generation traits that lead to a quest for more "me time" while the generation's women are experiencing job burnout. Richard Branson asks why there aren't more...


February 24, 2012  10:45 AM

CIO survey shows executives satisfied with their jobs — for now



Posted by: Sarah Blanchette
CIO and IT salaries, CIO Careers and Staffing, CIO Jobs, CIO salary and careers survey, IT staff development, IT staff development and retention

Most midmarket IT executives don't see themselves job hunting anytime in the near future. According to a


December 20, 2011  9:15 AM

Responsibilities of a CIO: Long on demands, short on time



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, CIO careers, CIO Careers and Staffing, CIO Jobs, IT staff development and retention, IT training and certifications

You never know where you might gain more insight on the responsibilities of a CIO. Somewhere along the line, my job title and the websites I work on got mixed up, and as...


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