What's it like to work at this fast-growing content delivery and cloud services company? Computerworld checked out the scene at Akamai's Cambridge, Mass., headquarters.
Stories by Tracy Mayor
Competition was fierce this year to determine Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT. In a white-hot jobs market, organizations are pulling out the stops to attract and retain talented, visionary tech workers.
Organizations make it onto Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT list by excelling in training, benefits, retention and career development, among other attributes.
Mike Jennings knows a thing or two about fast-paced businesses and demanding customers. As the former senior director of IT at LinkedIn and now the head of IT at Airbnb, Jennings is used to a neo-startup environment where the speed of business is breakneck and the customer -- who is both tech-savvy and exacting -- is king.
As associate provost and chief academic technology officer at George Washington University, P.B. Garrett has a keen sense of who her customers are -- 10,000 undergraduate and 14,000 graduate students on three campuses in and around Washington, D.C., and the faculty members, administrators and staffers who support them.
You know technology cold, you understand the business, and you're ready to step up to a senior IT leadership position, but can you communicate all that to the C-suite? Here's how other CIOs got their voices heard.
The No. 11-ranked organization on our 2013 Best Places to Work in IT list invests in its workers with on-site training and mentoring programs.
Fresh challenges and evolving roles keep things lively for IT pros at the No. 96-ranked organization on our 2013 Best Places to Work in IT list.
An organizational discipline, now being applied at the Department of Veterans Affairs, aims to create enterprises that can respond dynamically to customer demands because their structure is adapted to fit their mission and goals.
Ask Armand Rabinowitz about his senior-level IT position at Hyatt Hotels, and here's what you won't hear: any talk of applications, architecture, virtualization or storage. No mention of data centers, networks or the cloud. Not once does he reference a single piece of hardware. Not once does he use the word user.
When Judith Batenburg started her job at Starz Entertainment six years ago, IT was isolated "by choice," she says. Starz's business is broadcasting -- the company provides premium movies and original programming -- not technology, and IT seemed happy to keep its head down and do its own thing. "I thought that was odd," says Batenburg, vice president of IT infrastructure and operations, "so over the course of the first few years, I worked hard to get the IT organization to see that they were there to serve a business need, not just provide email to people."
As CIO of a very large company -- Alcoa employs 61,000 people in 200-plus locations in 31 countries -- Nancy Wolk sees her primary role as advancing technology to drive what she describes as "profitability through innovation."
Superstar women lead IT at some of the biggest global corporations, yet the path to the top isn't clear for the next generation.
By all accounts, Carol J. Dow has a knack for keeping plates spinning.
Most CIOs think risk-taking is about boldly saying "yes."