Americans are more connected than ever to the Web, social networks, mobile phones, etc. But survey numbers from a new Arbitron/Edison Research report show just how massive the popularity of these tech tools has become. What are the implications for your business?
You gotta root for the little guy. But when it comes to IT leaders at small and medium businesses, you gotta root even harder. Janco Associates found that IT executives and directors have suffered significantly over the last few years in terms of compensation. T...read more
The indicators for 2010 are stacking up for a much improved job situation for executive leaders, according to a new report by the professional networking and research group ExecuNet.
In a recent survey of 184 executive recruiters conducted in March, ExecuNet found that c...read more
The past few years have been tough on our wallets, and for some IT pros, that much-needed pay bump hasn't come. Meanwhile, plenty of IT executives have seen their value increase. Janco Associates compared mean 2010 compensation (base and total) with the same figures from 2007. Here's what they found.
IT executives are getting tons of pressure to ignite their companies' Web 2.0 presence. It's no easy task, according to Camden Consulting's Kris Girrell.
This tip sheet, from her recent article, Web 2.0: Leading the Brave New World, gives leaders the advice they need to navigate the new Web frontier.
The age of IT specialization is dead, replaced by an emphasis on skills that can translate across the enterprise. That's one of the chief findings of a recent Forrester Research survey in which 128 IT decision makers were asked about their changing staffing needs.
Having sold 300,000 iPads on the first day of availability, Apple's reach into our cultural consciousness is getting deeper. There's a reason why: Apple's sleek design results in seductive devices that speak to our inner child. For anyone who's even the slightest bit in...read more
After a comprehensive interview of 40 different federal CIOs from across numerous agencies, TechAmerica recently compiled its 20th annual report detailing the challenges and priorities among those in charge of our federal IT infrastructure.
The following seven pr...read more
While business and IT usually don't have the greatest things to say about each other, some of their perceptions aren't that far apart. Susan Cramm, author of 8 Things We Hate About IT, worked with Harvard Business Review to poll 328 business and IT leaders to l...read more
Some have predicted that Apple's iPad will revolutionize the way we work, much like other mobile devices have. Commissioned by Sybase, Zogby International conducted a survey of almost 2,500 U.S. consumers about their motivations for using a tablet like the iPad....read more
With the Obama Administration having earmarked $3.4 billion in Recovery Act funds to spur the energy industry's transition to a smart energy grid, the impetus is clearly there for utilities to start making progress on this important modernization of the nation's ...read more
When it comes to technology priorities for the year, CIOs and their teams are focusing on a widely-changing slate of tools compared with last year. Gartner's 2010 CIO Agenda study found what more than 900 CIOs list as their top tech initiatives for the year.
IT professionals looking for a little love (read: more money) may want to look at stocking up on technical certifications. But not just any certifications. Dice Learning, a search engine that helps connect technology workers with the training and certifications they...read more
Amid signs that the economy is crawling back to health, IT strategies are shifting from the cost-cutting mode of the past two years to an orientation toward innovation, according to recent Forrester Research analysis.
Forrester predicts that IT sp...read more
Web security research gurus with the Santa Clara, Calif.-based Web application security firm Cenzic uncovered their findings at RSA from data collected during the second half of 2009. Though CIOs are constantly struggling to get their development teams spinning up new busi...read more
The Google-China standoff has entered week eight, and no one's budged yet. China's still demanding that Google censor its search results there. Google's still refusing to censor them, while publicly lingering on its intentions to pull out of China if the government doesn't bac...read more
Even though many IT professionals have seen flat to declining pay rates, there are some bright spots in the IT job arena. According to Foote Partners, publishers of the esteemed quarterly IT Skills and Certification Pay Index, there has been a definite demand for SAP and enter...read more
The quarterly Foote Partners IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index examines in depth how certain skills and certification can affect the pay of IT professionals. Unsurprisingly, the index found that most skills and certifications decreased in value last year.