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Video profile: Behind the scenes at Akamai

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.

Written by Tracy Mayor19 Feb. 16 22:23

Tour the three No. 1 Best Places

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.

Written by Tracy Mayor22 June 15 23:30

Premier 100 IT Leaders: Primed for business

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.

Written by Tracy Mayor23 Feb. 15 22:42

Premier 100 IT Leader: P.B. Garrett

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.

Written by Tracy Mayor24 Feb. 14 16:02

Tips for speaking like a business strategist

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.

Written by Tracy Mayor10 Feb. 14 11:38

IT's rising stars: Next-gen leaders transform the enterprise

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.

Written by Tracy Mayor11 March 13 14:35

Premier 100 IT Leader: Judith L. Batenburg

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."

Written by Tracy Mayor25 Feb. 13 16:19

Premier 100 IT Leader: Nancy Wolk

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."

Written by Tracy Mayor25 Feb. 13 15:44

Women in IT: How deep is the bench?

Superstar women lead IT at some of the biggest global corporations, yet the path to the top isn't clear for the next generation.

Written by Tracy Mayor19 Nov. 12 11:20