Sarah K. White

Senior Writer

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

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.

7 IT hiring trends for 2021

7 IT hiring trends for 2021

COVID-19 sparked immediate change in the technology industry — and businesses have overhauled how they recruit, hire, and retain IT talent as a result.

What is a PEST analysis? Preparing your business for external impacts

What is a PEST analysis? Preparing your business for external impacts

Conducting a PEST analysis can help your business determine the critical and most influential political, economic, social, and technological factors that will impact your business.

12 common resume mistakes (and how to fix them)

12 common resume mistakes (and how to fix them)

Have you made any of these top resume mistakes? If so, take some time to revisit, review and update your resume before you apply for your next job.

Women IT leaders reset the CIO-CISO relationship

Women IT leaders reset the CIO-CISO relationship

AvidXchange CIO Angelic Gibson and CISO Christina Quaine are bridging the gap between IT and security by drawing on their experiences as women rising the ranks in IT.

How the WIT Mentor-Protégé program empowers women in tech

How the WIT Mentor-Protégé program empowers women in tech

Women in Technology offers program members access to women mentors in leadership roles to help advance their careers in what remain male-dominated fields.

CIO resumes: 9 best practices and 8 strong examples

CIO resumes: 9 best practices and 8 strong examples

If you’re stuck on how to write your resume for a CIO position, here are nine best practices from industry professionals — and real-world examples of winning CIO resumes.

Women in tech statistics: The hard truths of an uphill battle

Women in tech statistics: The hard truths of an uphill battle

Despite national conversations about gender diversity in tech, women are still underrepresented, underpaid and often discriminated against in the tech industry, numbers show.

What is a solutions architect? A vital role for IT-business alignment

What is a solutions architect? A vital role for IT-business alignment

Solutions architects are a vital role in any organization that wants to align its business goals and needs with IT services, products, software, and infrastructure.

ITSMF: Growing Black IT careers through leadership programs

ITSMF: Growing Black IT careers through leadership programs

For Black IT pros, it can be a hard, lonely road to the top. ITSMF is one organization connecting and advancing Black IT pros through programs that offer mentorship, training, and support.

The H-1B visa: Facts, requirements, processes

The H-1B visa: Facts, requirements, processes

The H-1B visa allows US employers to hire foreign professionals to work in the US when qualified Americans cannot be found. Here are the requirements, processes, and latest changes to this program.

What is business process analysis? A methodology for improving process

What is business process analysis? A methodology for improving process

BPA helps organizations dig into vital business and IT processes to find problems and opportunities for improvement.

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