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Stories by Beth Stackpole

In-house training lets Accelirate grow

Best Places to Work in IT 2019: With needed skills lacking in the labor pool, this automation company looks for candidates ready to learn.

Written by Beth Stackpole17 June 19 20:00

Plante Moran: One firm, one focus on innovation

2018 Best Places to Work in IT: Without chargebacks and other organizational constraints, IT is free to focus on innovation and creating value for the business.

Written by Beth Stackpole18 June 18 20:00

Pariveda Solutions: Everyone has a path to VP

2018 Best Places to Work in IT: A transparent expectations framework and an emphasis on continuous learning are aimed at encouraging employees to reach their fullest potential.

Written by Beth Stackpole18 June 18 20:00

Why (and when) outsourcing security makes sense

Offloading security strategy and day-to-day operations to a managed security service provider can free up IT resources. But be prepared: It’s not an entirely hands-off proposition.

Written by Beth Stackpole21 Sept. 16 20:42

How flexible should your infosec model be?

Organizations need to stay on top of a fast-shifting threat landscape by updating their security policies -- without badgering users into a state of noncompliance.

Written by Beth Stackpole21 Sept. 16 20:30

How gender differences can make your company stronger

Leading companies are applying gender intelligence practices to boost diversity in their technology ranks and to capitalize on different perspectives of men and women for competitive advantage.

Written by Beth Stackpole08 May 16 00:12

How CIOs can create the voice of IT

EMC recently experienced a minor internal data center outage that could have been a major problem. The episode, a result of a lightening strike, would typically send users pointing fingers at IT, which while quick to solve problems, was not always adept at communicating its plan.

Written by Beth Stackpole13 July 15 23:35

Budding role of IT communications director helps IT deliver its message

Like any marketing/communications professional, Glaston Ford is a master juggler who can keep a lot of balls in the air at once. Editing corporate strategy decks, pulling together email campaigns, coordinating a social presence and posting blogs to the corporate portal -- he might do any of those things and more in a day's work at <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/bestplaces/detail/1243">Applied Materials</a>.

Written by Beth Stackpole06 July 15 20:06

The No. 1 large place to work in IT: Quicken Loans

Ask Bobby Martin what he likes best about working for Quicken Loans when he's front and center at a Detroit Red Wings hockey game, and he'd be hard-pressed not to name the scores of free tickets available to any employee.

Written by Beth Stackpole22 June 15 23:37

IT careers: Security talent is red-hot

From the time he was 9, Daniel Kowalski, now 23, knew cybersecurity was going to be his thing. Captivated by the stealth work of hackers in commercials and in his favorite movie, Live Free or Die Hard, Kowalski nurtured his fascination with security from a young age, pursuing multiple IT and security certifications during high school and earning a degree in computer criminology at Florida State University.

Written by Beth Stackpole28 April 15 00:37

IT puts millennials to work - as mentors

As CIO of General Electric's Digital Energy division, Venki Rao has invested a fair amount of time identifying and developing IT talent. But four years ago, during a boot camp kicking off GE's companywide IT Leadership Program (ITLP) for college recruits, Rao quickly realized the learning opportunity had become a two-way street.

Written by Beth Stackpole20 Aug. 14 05:07