Sarah K. White

Senior Writer

Sarah White is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering IT governance, hiring & staffing, and IT jobs.

4 ways to diversify your IT hiring pipeline

20 professional organizations focused on diversity in tech

20 professional organizations focused on diversity in tech

BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities have long been grossly underrepresented in IT. These 20 professional organizations aim to help close the diversity gap in tech by empowering BIPOC and LGBTQ+ tech pros.

IT asset management (ITAM): Best practices and certs for optimizing IT assets

IT asset management (ITAM): Best practices and certs for optimizing IT assets

ITAM is a centralized approach to managing IT systems and assets. A strong ITAM strategy will help you oversee and optimize the wide range of technology at the heart of your business.

IBM returnship helps restart IT careers

IBM returnship helps restart IT careers

IBM’s Tech Re-Entry Program helps bridge the gap for adults who have taken time away from the tech industry and are interested in getting back into an IT career.

CISA certification guide: Certified Information Systems Auditor explained

CISA certification guide: Certified Information Systems Auditor explained

If you want to demonstrate your knowledge, abilities, and skills for IT auditing, the CISA certification from the ISACA is a great place to start.

What is a CMDB? A data warehouse for your IT environment

What is a CMDB? A data warehouse for your IT environment

A crucial part of the ITIL framework, a configuration management database enables an organization to manage, control, configure, and identify assets across the organization.

13 organizations that support LGBTQ+ tech workers

13 organizations that support LGBTQ+ tech workers

Offering networking, mentorship, and career development opportunities, these 13 professional orgs foster community for LGBTQ+ workers in an industry that isn’t always welcoming.

Women in IT are burned out. The pandemic is making it worse.

Women in IT are burned out. The pandemic is making it worse.

COVID has compounded the disproportional stress women face in the IT workplace, putting careers at risk, as well as nearly a decade of progress toward gender equity.

What is CMMI? A model for optimizing development processes

What is CMMI? A model for optimizing development processes

The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) helps organizations streamline process improvement, encouraging a productive, efficient culture that decreases risks in software, product, and service development.

CMMI certifications: A complete guide

CMMI certifications: A complete guide

The CMMI institute offers certifications and training courses for individuals, appraisers, and instructors, but you’ll have to start at the associate level and work your way up.

Making the leap from IT expert to IT leader

Making the leap from IT expert to IT leader

Transitioning to an IT leadership role takes new skills, self-awareness, and an eye for the business value of tech as you become a key point-person for business-IT collaboration.

Allyship: Stepping up for a more inclusive IT

Allyship: Stepping up for a more inclusive IT

IT leaders seeking to make a difference on diversity must become better allies of marginalized groups in IT, a process that requires reflection and courage in assuring issues are addressed and voices are uplifted.

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