Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer, CIO.com

Sharon Florentine is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering IT careers, women in technology and diversity, as well as software, Agile, cloud tech, data center and security topics. For the last five years, Sharon worked as a freelance writer and project manager for technology vendors such as Microsoft, Fujitsu and Juniper Networks. She has also written for ChannelPro SMB magazine, CRN and TheLadders.com among others. Previously, Sharon worked as a staff writer for eWEEK and Channel Insider.

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How 'citizen developers' are closing the skills gap

How 'citizen developers' are closing the skills gap

You don't need a computer science degree or a certificate from a coding boot camp to create apps and technology for your company. Low-code development platforms are helping to bridge the IT skills gap. .

5 innovative ways to solve unimportant problems

5 innovative ways to solve unimportant problems

How five technology startups solved some common office problems using fun, ingenious and just plain cool technology hacks.

Stop your workers from 'quitting in their seats'

Stop your workers from 'quitting in their seats'

New research shows that while your employees might be with you physically, they may have checked out mentally and emotionally.

Twitter needs to stop the harassment

Twitter needs to stop the harassment

Twitter needs to stop making excuses and start taking a stand against online harassment and abuse.

5 tips to avoid summer's plummeting productivity

5 tips to avoid summer's plummeting productivity

Summertime and the living's easy … and for many businesses that means a productivity drop. Here are five ways to beat the summer slump.

Why engineers make great IT leaders

Why engineers make great IT leaders

If you're looking to cultivate new IT leadership, consider promoting from the ranks of your engineers and developers.

How to build a strong employee referral culture

How to build a strong employee referral culture

A strong referral culture can be a competitive advantage in the talent wars. Here’s how to create a workplace that your employees will want to recommend to friends and former colleagues.

Rats! Sexism really is everywhere

Rats! Sexism really is everywhere

According to research, sexism extends all the way down to the mice and rats used in clinical trials.

Microsoft’s midlife crisis

Microsoft’s midlife crisis

Microsoft’s attempts to be cool, hip and relevant to ‘baes’ are having the exact opposite effect on the next generation of talent.

IT career roadmap: Research scientist

IT career roadmap: Research scientist

Amanda Stent's interest in music has helped advance her career as a research scientist as much as her mathematics and computer science background has.

Top 10 states for software jobs

Top 10 states for software jobs

The software industry has an enormous impact on the U.S. economy, GDP and employment nationwide. Based on data from a BSA -- The Software Alliance's survey, here are the top 10 states for software jobs.

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