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.

IT career roadmap: Technology evangelist

Working Moms Equal Pay Day (another) wake-up call

Though the pay gap in IT is small, it's still very real in every other area where women work -- and it's even worse for working mothers.

5 open source skills in high demand

5 open source skills in high demand

The open source job market is booming and companies need talent to drive their business. Here are the five most in-demand skills for open source IT professionals.

How IoT will change the job market

How IoT will change the job market

Hard skills like circuit design and security will be critical, but there are other, less tangible ways IoT will affect the demand for tech workers.

Open source job market booming

Open source job market booming

The demand for open source talent is high, according to a new report from Dice.com and The Linux Foundation.

Representation is important, even in emojis

Representation is important, even in emojis

I'm admittedly not the most tech-savvy person, but it doesn't take a tech genius to notice the lack of female representation in areas as basic as emojis. Now, though, that's about to change.

10 most in-demand Internet of Things skills

10 most in-demand Internet of Things skills

The Internet of Things is ramping up into a multi-billion dollar industry and with it goes demand for employees with IoT skills. Here we look at the skills that employers.

Focus on tech and talent to get bi-modal IT right

Focus on tech and talent to get bi-modal IT right

Today's CIO must strike a balance between digital transformation and keeping the lights on. Focusing on the right technology and the right people can help.

If managers aren't engaged, do you think workers are?

If managers aren't engaged, do you think workers are?

Engagement is linked to productivity, retention, morale and innovation. But if your managers aren't engaged, their direct reports won't be, either.

'Me'ternity leave?  Is she serious?

'Me'ternity leave? Is she serious?

CIO.com’s Sharon Florentine weighs in on the controversy surrounding 'me'ternity leave -- where childless women take the equivalent of parental leave time.

More than half of IT projects still failing

More than half of IT projects still failing

An annual survey from project management company Innotas shows that more than half of IT projects fail, three years after a similar survey showed nearly identical findings.

6 traits engineers need to succeed as IT leaders

6 traits engineers need to succeed as IT leaders

Finding managers who motivate, lead and inspire is easier said than done. Here are six tips for hiring IT leaders with successful outcomes.

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