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.

When diversity training backfires

When diversity training backfires

Tech’s diversity problem can’t be solved with diversity training alone. The culture at the company must also change.

Krzanich’s resignation the right move, but a loss for Intel’s diversity efforts

Krzanich’s resignation the right move, but a loss for Intel’s diversity efforts

Brian Krzanich was one of the loudest advocates for increasing diversity in tech. Will Intel’s efforts continue now that he’s gone?

The most valuable cloud computing certifications today

The most valuable cloud computing certifications today

Looking for an edge in today’s IT job marketplace? Benchmark your cloud computing knowledge and skills with one or more of these highly regarded cloud computing certifications.

Workday transforms risk management into strategic advantage

Workday transforms risk management into strategic advantage

Workday's home-grown risk management tool offers a strategic boost by facilitating communication between security teams and business leadership.

6 ways your interview process is broken — and how to fix it

6 ways your interview process is broken — and how to fix it

Is your interview process turning candidates off? Here’s what you can do to ensure top talent will remain engaged during recruitment — and sign your job offers

Tech industry should stand up and speak out against injustice

Tech industry should stand up and speak out against injustice

Technology workers have incredible power to shape the way companies and governments operate.

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.

10 top-paying cloud skills

10 top-paying cloud skills

From containers to PaaS to IaaS, cloud skills still command a premium. Here are the 10 that pay the best.

Resume gaps don’t define candidates, skills do

Resume gaps don’t define candidates, skills do

It’s already hard finding skilled people to fill positions. So, don’t let a candidate’s career gap prevent you from hiring them. Look at their skills — you will likely find great talent.

5 misconceptions CIOs still have about agile

5 misconceptions CIOs still have about agile

Agile has made great headway in the enterprise, but common misconceptions prevent organizations from making the most of the methodology.

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