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Cash pay premiums for tech certifications in 2018: Highest paying, fastest growing at 3,188 employers

Average market values for 451 tech certifications rose for a second straight calendar quarter following four consecutive quarterly losses. Here is what’s driving it upward.

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8 free online course sites for growing your tech skills

The cost of learning just got cheaper. CIO.com tracked down these eight free ways to grow your technology skill set.

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The high cost of anxiety in negotiations

Follow steps to reduce anxiety and improve confidence at the negotiating table, corporate IT leaders can make the biggest impact.

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What is Six Sigma? Streamlining quality management

Six Sigma streamlines quality control in an effort to improve current processes, products or services. Here are the methodologies, roles and certifications central to this quality management methodology.

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What is Six Sigma? Streamlining quality management

Six Sigma streamlines quality control in an effort to improve current processes, products or services. Here are the methodologies, roles and certifications central to this quality management methodology.

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Career advice for the Class of 2018: Set your organization up for growth and success

Some career advice for 2018 grads thinking about mobile technology as a career path.

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How the best managers find hidden tech talent

CIOs are learning that the superstar MIT computer science grad may not be the best candidate for their software development team. Here’s what tech execs and team leaders look for in recruits.

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Onshore vs. offshore: 8 trends driving IT support back home

When it comes to IT outsourcing, more companies are reporting plans to increase spending nearer to their own shores than “offshore.” This has several implications for CIOs and IT leaders.

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Are you cooking with gas or is your top talent slowing you down?

Having too few “cooks” in your kitchen can put multi-million dollar projects at risk. Here are three techniques to make sure your best people don’t become project bottlenecks.

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CIO Leadership Live with James Rinaldi, CIO, Director for Information Technology, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Ep 11

In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with James Rinaldi, CIO at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, about opening up data silos and driving data transformation; having a seat at the table to lead change; and using technology to explore...

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10 change management courses for IT leaders

Leading change in an organization requires a balance of hard and soft skills. These 10 change management courses will help you strengthen the skillset necessary to lead organizational change.

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Why aren’t more women in computer science?

Women are equally qualified for careers in computer science and yet there is a shortage of professional talent. Learn how you can be part of the solution.

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IT projects: do we actually ever learn 'lessons learnt'?

We record 'lessons learnt' as part of the project management process, but do we actually learn from them?

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4 most in-demand cybersecurity skills

As cyber attacks continue to increase in number and escalate in complexity, companies are looking to hire hard-to-find cybersecurity experts to help secure their needs. Here’s a look at the four most in-demand cybersecurity skills for...

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What is a data scientist? A key data analytics role and a lucrative career

The data scientist role varies depending on industry, but there are common skills, experience, education and training that will give you a leg up in starting your data science career.

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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.

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Does your startup really need a CMO?

Many startups are in a mad rush to hire their CMO to take care of ‘marketing.’ Problem is twofold: First, there simply aren’t enough good CMOs around, and those that are great demand an equally fabulous remuneration package. Second,...

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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.

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