Overall IT spending is forecast to decline slightly this year compared to IT spending in 2015, according to Gartner. Currency fluctuations primarily account for the anticipated dip, as well as lingering reservations about the global economy in general. In addition, the smartphone market is approaching saturation, Gartner reports, while a slowdown in China’s growth is eroding spending... Read More »
Four percent of Americans, or 13 million people, have been targeted by ransomware, malicious software that blocks access to a computer or computer system until the victim pays a sum of money. Ransomware caused $350 million in damage last year, "living up to its reputation as the most significant menace targeting Internet users and organizations to date,"
With IT emerging as an increasingly essential part of strategic planning within organizations, many companies are planning to expand tech department staffing, according to a recent survey from Robert Half Technology. The resulting "IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report"... Read More »
CIOs and IT decision-makers said they face increasing challenges to recruit qualified tech talent for open positions, according to a recent survey from Randstad Technologies. The resulting "Information Technology Workplace Trends Guide" report reveals that it's taking nearly three months to fill... Read More »
This decade has seen the rise of a more open, collaborative workplace—along with a wealth of both personal and company-provided tech tools to enable employees to thrive in these spaces. That said, many organizations still struggle to ensure that both their space and tech support best contribute to positive productivity, according to a recent survey from Oxford Economics and... Read More »
The vast majority of professionals are content at work—and relatively few plan to seek opportunities with a new employer over the next year, according to a recent survey from the American Psychological Association. The resulting "2016 Work and Well-Being Survey" report... Read More »
A significant share of CIOs say today's tech pros need to improve upon their communications interactions and other soft skills, according to a recent survey from Robert... Read More »
The majority of employees today work on global virtual teams, according to a recent survey from RW³ CultureWizard. In fact, the accompanying "2016 Trends in Global Virtual Teams" report reveals that a notable share of professionals work on multiple global, virtual teams at once. And, as the... Read More »