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CIOs take on digital transformation programs in diverse areas

More CIOs are taking on initiatives aiming to improve customer experience and better enable their workforce to compete digitally.

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Tips for building a culture around 'business outcomes'

The new era of IT demands a new kind of IT professional -- one who has both the business and the technology skills to get the job done.

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How politics is impacting your company's productivity

A survey from Wakefield Research and BetterWorks suggests political discourse is starting to affect workplace productivity as a result of the 24 hour social-media news cycle. Here's what you can do about it.

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Solar power-related jobs in U.S. grew 25% in 2016

New data from The Solar Foundation’s annual job census show the number of jobs in the U.S. solar-power industry grew at historic levels in 44 states.

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4 high-growth tech fields with top pay

Salaries are rising for most IT jobs, but four specialties in particular stand out. Fortunately, these areas represent an enormous breadth of opportunities for IT professionals looking to advance their careers and boost their...

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IT Salary Survey 2017: Tech pay holds tight (for now)

Our annual survey shows moderate 3% growth in IT pay -- but salaries could be headed for a roller-coaster ride, with wildly different forecasts from experts on IT spending, hiring and compensation.

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How to motivate the modern tech worker

When it comes to attracting and retaining IT talent, money talks -- but creative perks and company culture really help employers stand out.

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Hoping for a raise in 2017? Here’s the outlook for IT pay

Your chances for getting a salary bump are pretty good, according to Computerworld's 2017 IT Salary Survey, but be aware: This year more than ever, the way forward is murky.

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7 reasons why content is still king in 2017

Content is top dog, and it's going to stay that way for a long time.

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Proliferation of digital leaders brings confusion, power struggles

Are there too many technology cooks in your C-suite? If so, you'd better get them following the same recipes and make sure they report to the CEO -- or risk business deterioration.

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County and municipal cybersecurity, Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part series on cybersecurity for county and municipal organizations. In Part 1, I define major issues and obstacles specific to municipal government. In Part 2, I will offer solutions. This article was...

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Why APIs are key to closing the IT delivery gap

As a technological revolution takes hold and turns entire industries upside down, companies of all sizes are turning to APIs to speed up.

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5 key components in getting IT projects approved

Prove that your IT project is worthwhile. Answer the questions your CEO will want to ask: what are the benefits in doing this project, and what will it do for the company?

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Acquisition signals increasing role of AI in outsourcing

Genpact’s plan to purchase Rage Frameworks represents an evolution in IT automation and business process services – moving from improving back-office functions to enabling true digital transformation.

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H-1B: A good system gone bad

The H-1B visa has worthy goals but terribly flawed implementation. It’s time to fix it.

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SDN solves a lot of network problems, but security isn't one of them

As the digital enterprise struggles to find the best security solutions to defend their ever-expanding networks, many are looking to next generation tools that offer interoperability capabilities.

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6 soft skills employers should be looking for in tech talent

LinkedIn's Jennifer Shappley shares how she sources for soft skills and what to look for in your own candidates.

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3 reasons to encourage employees to take risks

Three reasons for business leaders and managers to encourage their teams to get innovative and take more risks at work.

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