Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

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. Before she joined CIO in 2013, 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.

Why white men must lead the push for diversity

Why you need a systems reliability engineer

Why you need a systems reliability engineer

How can you make sure the software your company builds today will stand the test of time? Hire an SRE.

How Myers-Briggs can create a stronger IT team

How Myers-Briggs can create a stronger IT team

Personality assessment tests, like Myers-Briggs, have their limitations, but they can be a powerful team-building and productivity tool.

6 leadership qualities to look for when hiring

6 leadership qualities to look for when hiring

The best worker isn't always the best leader and leaders aren't always where you'd expect to find them. Here are six tips to identifying and hiring leaders.

Microsoft's ad missed the mark but opened eyes

Microsoft's ad missed the mark but opened eyes

Microsoft's latest Women in STEM ad misses the point. Unless the point is to blame women for their own oppression.

10 best cities for women in tech

10 best cities for women in tech

New data from financial services research and advisory firm SmartAsset shows which metro areas offer the best opportunities for women in technology.

How a job candidate’s experience affects your brand

How a job candidate’s experience affects your brand

New research reveals that how candidates are treated in the job search process directly impacts how they view your company as consumers.

Salesforce and Google make news for equal pay issues

Salesforce and Google make news for equal pay issues

Last week, two of Silicon Valley’s most prominent companies made pay-equity-related news, but for very different reasons.

Salaries for storage, networking pros continue to rise

Salaries for storage, networking pros continue to rise

The annual salary survey from Dice.com shows tech salaries stagnating slightly, but certain in-demand skills did see increases in 2016.

Despite political uncertainty, employers bullish on hiring

Despite political uncertainty, employers bullish on hiring

U.S. employers are optimistic about the second quarter, despite political uncertainty, according to the most recent ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.

7 Salesforce certifications that will advance your career

7 Salesforce certifications that will advance your career

Salesforce certifications are a great way for you to prove your competencies in one of the hottest skills out there. CIO.com breaks down seven of the most valuable Salesforce certifications so you can choose which one's right for you....

Trump repeals Obama era workplace protections

Trump repeals Obama era workplace protections

The president has revoked some key workplace protections that helped women. Fair pay and safe workspaces, we hardly knew ye.

Load More