Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

Sharon Florentine is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering IT careers, women in technology and diversity and inclusion. Before she joined CIO in 2013, Sharon worked as a freelance writer and project manager for technology vendors and media companies such as UBM, 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.

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Everything you need to know about Generation Z

Everything you need to know about Generation Z

The newest generation of workers is getting ready to walk through your doors and get to work. Here’s what makes them tick.

Alphabet dismisses action on diversity and inclusion

Alphabet dismisses action on diversity and inclusion

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, rejected proposals from shareholders that may have helped address the company’s longstanding issues with diversity and inclusion.

Top IT spending priorities for 2018

Top IT spending priorities for 2018

From customer experience to digital transformation, here’s where IT leaders are directing their technology spend this year.

Class of 2018: This year’s grads not seen as a skills gap solution

Class of 2018: This year’s grads not seen as a skills gap solution

The class of 2018 is ready to enter the workforce, but many will do so without IT and tech skills employers need. Here’s how companies can help.

How tech companies are recognizing Pride month

How tech companies are recognizing Pride month

June is LGBTQ+ Pride month, and tech companies are eager to show their support.

10 most difficult IT jobs for employers to fill

10 most difficult IT jobs for employers to fill

From cybersecurity pros to DevOps engineers, the 2018 State of the CIO report reveals which IT roles are most difficult to fill.

Is Snap the next Uber?

Is Snap the next Uber?

Silicon Valley’s toxic culture rears its ugly head once again – this time at Snap.

What the Supreme Court ruling on arbitration means for #MeToo

What the Supreme Court ruling on arbitration means for #MeToo

The Supreme Court dealt a blow to private sector employees’ ability to band together to fight labor violations, including sexual harassment.

What companies really want when hiring a CIO

What companies really want when hiring a CIO

Specific technology skills are great, but the best CIOs are proven leaders, excellent managers and master communicators.

8 top-paying process and project management skills

8 top-paying process and project management skills

From CMMI to Scrum, certain process and project management skills command a premium. Here are the eight that pay the best.

Amazon’s board adopts shareholder-backed diversity proposal

Amazon’s board adopts shareholder-backed diversity proposal

After taking flak for voting against a shareholder proposal to improve the diversity of Amazon’s board, the tech giant reverses course.

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