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.

Gender pronouns: Small changes have big impact on workplace inclusion

Sprint calls on open source analytics to prevent cyberfraud

Sprint calls on open source analytics to prevent cyberfraud

Sprint’s open source Elastic Stack analytics implementation helped the mobile device and network provider reduce mobile phone fraud by 90 percent.

Looking to upskill IT staff? An LMS may be key

Looking to upskill IT staff? An LMS may be key

Learning management systems (LMS) are moving out of the academic realm and finding a niche within enterprise IT departments to improve skills acquisition and boost engagement.

How Monsanto leverages startups to catalyze transformation

How Monsanto leverages startups to catalyze transformation

Monsanto’s Partnership Platform encourages external and internal collaboration to drive innovation and accelerate digital transformation across the company.

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day 2018: Closing the pay gap a struggle

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day 2018: Closing the pay gap a struggle

Equal Pay Day 2018 was observed back in April — for white women. Black women, however, have to work until August to make what a white man would earn.

Are open-office plans sexist?

Are open-office plans sexist?

A study from U.K. researchers shows how open-office plans can be subtly — and overtly — sexist.

ArenaNet developers fired after being targeted for sexist abuse

ArenaNet developers fired after being targeted for sexist abuse

Appeasing misogynists on the internet doesn’t placate them or diffuse instances of harassment and abuse — it only makes them worse.

The do’s and don’ts of negotiating a raise

The do’s and don’ts of negotiating a raise

Successfully negotiating a raise is as much art as science. Here’s what to do and what to avoid.

8 agile certifications to take your career to the next level

8 agile certifications to take your career to the next level

The agile methodology has changed the face of software development and project management, and increased demand for professionals with agile knowledge and experience. Here are eight agile-focused certifications to benchmark your...

Carhartt’s digital transformation puts the customer first

Carhartt’s digital transformation puts the customer first

Workwear retailer Carhartt launched its digital transformation by making its ecommerce platform more accessible, reliable, and customer-centric.

Are workplaces actually changing as a result of #MeToo?

Are workplaces actually changing as a result of #MeToo?

Companies aren’t doing enough to address the revelations from #MeToo, according to a new Harvard Business Review survey.

Top 12 project management certifications for 2018

Top 12 project management certifications for 2018

No matter what your IT role, a project management certification can add depth, breadth and value to your role. Here are the top project management certifications, their requirements and cost.

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