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Why IT Pros Need Better Soft Skills

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 »

Top Challenges of Managing a Virtual Team

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 »

Why Hirers Use Social Media to Screen Candidates

A growing number of CIOs and other hiring managers are screening job candidates by checking out their social media pages, Read More »

Why IT Spending Will Decline in 2016

Overall IT spending is forecast to decline slightly this year compared to IT spending in 2015, according to Gartner.... Read More »

U.S. Users Targeted Most by Ransomware

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," Read More »

When Employee Expense Report Requests Go Bad

Could any task inspire more tedium than a marathon review of expense report submissions? You scroll and scroll—and scroll some more—with your eyes glazing over at the 25th request to get comped for a Big Mac value meal. Then, suddenly, something totally off-the-wall catches your attention—like an attempt to get reimbursed for a flat-screen TV. Or a new car. Or a side... Read More »

Why Small Businesses Have Big Security Concerns

Small businesses are struggling to protect their data and there is a disconnect between their anticipation of data loss and their readiness to recover from it, according to a new study. Forty-seven percent of small businesses said data loss is their greatest fear, yet their disaster recovery plans are no match for rising security threats, the report says. Carbonite, a provider of cloud and... Read More »

Nine Advantages of Open Source Software

Even though some IT leaders shy away from open-source technology, its origins are rooted in traditional IT processes. Open-source software has come a long way over the years, and the always-active open-source communities are one of the primary reasons for the tech’s success. As a result, more than half of the software acquired over the next several years will be open source, according... Read More »

Oddball Interview Questions Asked by IT Bosses

As a CIO, you've probably asked a lot of IT job candidates a lot of interview questions. But have you ever inquired as to whether a potential hire would like to be a particular kind of gerbil? Or pose a challenge that involves weighing an elephant? Believe it or not, actual tech position candidates were asked about these and... Read More »

How IT Tools Support the Contingent Workforce

With contingent, contractual and otherwise independent employees accounting for an increasingly greater share of the workforce, managers are seeking better IT solutions to help manage these professionals, according to a recent survey from SAP Fieldglass. The accompanying report, titled "Read More »

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