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  • How to add depth to your IT team's bench

    The potential for losing tech talent is on the rise these days. Thanks to an uptick in IT hiring and an increase in retirements among baby boomers, your A-team employee lineup may be in danger.

    Written by Cara Garretson23 Nov. 10 06:32
  • What it takes to boost low morale

    The morale of our people is just terrible," the CTO of a government agency recently confided in me. "What can I do about it?" he asked.

    Written by Paul Glen23 Nov. 10 05:33
  • Demand for retail IT staff up 46 percent

    Demand for IT professionals within the retail sector has jumped 46 percent over the last six months, driven by sales channel upgrades, according to ReThink Recruitment.

    Written by Antony Savvas13 Nov. 10 02:09
  • Hurd says Oracle job more attractive than other offers

    Some people speculated that Mark Hurd joined Oracle to get back at his former employer, Hewlett-Packard, but on Thursday he described other reasons for taking the job.

    Written by Nancy Gohring12 Nov. 10 11:07
  • Ballmer Sells $1.3 Billion of Microsoft Stock

    Steve Ballmer has sold more than 49 million shares of Microsoft stock worth $1.3 billion in the past several days, and plans to sell a total of 75 million shares by year's end. Does he know something we don't?

    Written by Preston Gralla10 Nov. 10 09:24
  • Yahoo CIO departs

    In another high-profile departure, Michael Kirwan, formerly CIO of Yahoo, has left the company.

    Written by Nancy Gohring05 Nov. 10 10:47
  • Former SAP exec Shai Agassi anticipated Oracle lawsuit

    Former SAP executive Shai Agassi knew that Oracle might end up suing SAP over activities conducted by TomorrowNow, a now-defunct subsidiary of the German software vendor, according to deposition excerpts filed Monday by SAP in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus03 Nov. 10 04:52
  • 2010 CIO Hall of Fame inductees tout business breakthroughs

    The five accomplished executives we induct this year into the CIO Hall of Fame are leaders defined by the drive to test themselves and, in the process, push their organizations to new heights. They combine superb management with technology prowess to produce a line of sustained financial results for the public and private sectors.

    Written by Kim S. Nash02 Nov. 10 02:51
  • IT worker gets prison after stealing data for online surveys

    A former IT staffer has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for stealing sensitive information belonging to his co-workers and using the data to make money filling out online health surveys.

    Written by Robert McMillan29 Oct. 10 11:23
  • What CFOs want IT managers to know now

    You can't run a company without technology, but you can't invest in technology without the blessings of the finance department. And thanks to the long-stagnant economy, the pendulum of power between finance and IT is swinging decidedly toward the chief financial officer's door these days.

    Written by Mary K. Pratt28 Oct. 10 05:43
  • Steve Jobs vs. the world, part deux

    You'd think grown men would have better things to do than squabble like rabid squirrels fighting over a Brazil nut. But when it comes to the future of mobile computing, there is no such thing as fighting dirty. And more and more often, it all starts with Steve Jobs.

    Written by Robert X. Cringely21 Oct. 10 10:50
  • Is Ozzie's exit good or bad for Microsoft in cloud race?

    Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie's plan to retire, announced yesterday in a memo by CEO Steve Ballmer, marks the end of a five year tenure during which Ozzie helped steer the company to a cloud computing model and helped develop Windows Azure.

    Written by Shane O'Neill20 Oct. 10 05:37