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  • White House Tells Tech Sector to Dream Big

    The Office of Science and Technology Policy looks to strengthen the tech startup sector and capture the nation's imagination as it seeks ideas from the best and the brightest.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin12 Nov. 12 17:59
  • Diversity in IT Is About Business Objectives

    Tech insiders stress the value of broadening the IT talent pool for tech startups, starting with amplifying the message that IT is universal and 'tech is in everything.'

    Written by Kenneth Corbin08 Nov. 12 16:19
  • IT Job Market Bounces Back in October

    The IT sector saw in an increase of 12,500 jobs for October, well above the 2012 average and a strong turnaround from a 1,700 job loss in September.

    Written by Rich Hein05 Nov. 12 22:22
  • IT Industry Gains 100,000 Jobs in First Half of 2012

    The latest IT job report from TechAmerica shows growth in tech industries for the first half of 2012. While the 1.7 percent increase appears modest, it equates to almost 100,000 new jobs for IT professionals.

    Written by Rich Hein26 Oct. 12 13:38
  • 12 IT outsourcing predictions for 2012

    The IT outsourcing industry in 2011 was largely marked by smaller deals, hesitant customers, profit-squeezed providers and a whole lot of talk—but not as much action—on the cloud computing front.

    Written by Stephanie Overby23 Dec. 11 06:07
  • How Intuit liberated IT to embrace mobile, social and the Cloud

    Intuit, known for personal financial products like TurboTax and Quickbooks, isn't considered a corporate IT company nor does it have any grand designs to expand beyond its consumer and small business roots into the enterprise.

    Written by John Gallant20 Dec. 11 04:32
  • Putting a lock on password management

    Paul Aldridge, CIO of <a href="http://www.genomichealth.com">Genomic Health, Inc.</a>, wanted his technology team fully focused on supporting a next-generation network for cancer research. Yet with each user requiring logins for as many as a dozen software-as-a-service (SaaS) sites, password management such as lookups and resets were chewing up their time.

    Written by Sandra Gittlen16 Dec. 11 07:18
  • IT outsourcing year in review, rating our 2011 predictions

    As the end of the year approaches, the predictions of what's to come in the next 12 months abound. Of course, those predictions are usually quickly forgotten and no one rushes to issue a scorecard for how they fared -- but that's not the case at CIO.com. This year, we're revisiting the 11 outsourcing trends we forecast for 2011 to find out which of them actually came to pass.

    Written by Stephanie Overby15 Dec. 11 03:23
  • 10 worst sales tactics of IT outsourcing companies

    IT service providers are big on talk of innovation these days—except when it comes to their own sales practices. It seems as if many vendor sales teams have been pulling from the same bag of frustrating and ineffective tricks to try to win deals since the dawn of IT outsourcing.

    Written by Stephanie Overby10 Dec. 11 05:18
  • How to tame a bad boss: 8 practical techniques

    If you're one of the many unfortunate souls who reports to a bad boss, you may think your only options are to find a new job or continue to take crap from your corporate Caligula.

    Written by Meridith Levinson08 Dec. 11 07:18
  • China's cheaper cities prime for IT outsourcers

    More than 20 cities in China offer viable IT service delivery, according to a recent report by outsourcing consulting firm Everest Group, each with its pros and cons.

    Written by Stephanie Overby08 Dec. 11 07:16
  • Is There a Lack of Innovation From Outsourcers?

    One of the biggest drivers for sending IT work overseas remains cost savings, but the ability to contribute to revenue generation has a far higher value to offshore outsourcing customers today. Yet for all their talk about contributing to customer innovation, many offshore providers still fail to deliver on that increasingly important front, says Jan Erik Aase, a sourcing and vendor management analyst with Forrester Research.

    Written by Stephanie Overby22 Nov. 11 08:23
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