Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

Sharon Florentine is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering career development, IT management, training, and diversity.

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Top IT spending priorities for 2020

Top IT spending priorities for 2020

From data analytics to cybersecurity to customer experience, here’s where CIOs will direct their IT budgets this year.

6 tips for becoming a better mentor

6 tips for becoming a better mentor

Being a mentor can be a rewarding experience — not just for those you are advising. IT leaders offer insights on how to establish strong, productive mentoring relationships.

For BMC, internal IT is its own best customer

For BMC, internal IT is its own best customer

BMC’s shift to vetting its software on the front lines of its own IT department has been a game changer for improving customer experience, says CIO Scott Crowder.

Executive presence: The key to unlocking your leadership potential

Executive presence: The key to unlocking your leadership potential

Executive presence is that unique combination of qualities that sets leaders apart. It’s also a skill that anyone can develop. Here’s how to do it.

Top 13 project management certifications for 2020

Top 13 project management certifications for 2020

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

What Gen Z workers look for in an IT employer

What Gen Z workers look for in an IT employer

Gen Z is just beginning to enter the workforce en masse. Here’s what tomorrow’s IT pros and leaders are looking for in an employer today.

Top 10 technical skills that will get you hired in 2020

Top 10 technical skills that will get you hired in 2020

Landing the perfect IT job is never easy, but certain, in-demand skills can smooth the way. Here are the top IT skills employers will be looking for in 2020.

10 best tech MBA programs for 2019

10 best tech MBA programs for 2019

Looking to launch a career in IT leadership? These top-ranked tech-focused MBA programs can help vault you to the top.

At SUSE, mentoring helps shape the future for women in tech

At SUSE, mentoring helps shape the future for women in tech

Melissa Di Donato’s first priority as CEO of SUSE was to implement a mentoring program to uplift women in their tech careers.

Your personal advisory board: The secret to a great career

Your personal advisory board: The secret to a great career

A personal advisory board can advise, counsel and champion you through all stages of your IT career. Here’s how to create your own.

7 factors women look for in an IT employer — and how to address them

7 factors women look for in an IT employer — and how to address them

Trying to improve diversity in your hiring pipeline? Here’s what will make your organization attractive to women and other minorities.

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