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Tuesday, November 02, 2010 10:11 AM

Flexible Work Breeds Loyal Workers

by Samuel Greengard The ability of humans to invent technology far exceeds our ability to use it effectively. Today's topic: telework. You'd think that with all the blather about Web 2.0, smartphones, m....

Monday, August 16, 2010 11:08 AM

Computing Curriculum Off Track

by Tim Moran Do you recall the name Steve Furber? Back in the '80s, he worked at Acorn Computers Ltd., where he was one of the designers of the the BBC Micro microcomputer and the ARM 32-bit RISC micropro....

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 10:07 AM

IT as Job-Killer

by Tim Moran If you're educated, information technology can be good for you; if you're not, look out. That's the conclusion of a recently published research paper, according to an article, "More IT mean....

Monday, June 14, 2010 16:06 PM

Seven Sins of Social Networking

by Samuel Greengard I don't profess to be the world's foremost expert on social networking. Frankly, I'm not sure there really is an expert because it seems like we're inventing the rules as we go along. ....

Monday, May 24, 2010 09:05 AM

PM Is The New IT

by Samuel Greengard Ask an IT manager what skills are most important for running an organization, and you probably will hear some variation of the following: network administration, virtualization, cloud ....

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 11:04 AM

Software Top Ten

by Tim Moran Who doesn't like a good list? From Letterman's Top Ten to sports-team standings to the Forbes 400, ordered information speaks to us all. So why not software? I give you the TIOBE Programming ....

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 11:04 AM

Urgent Versus Important

by Tim Moran I work at home. I am a home-office worker. Until March 1 of this year, I was an independent contractor working in a subterranean room--albeit a nice room; I am now employed by a well-known t....

Friday, March 12, 2010 16:03 PM

Will Your Job Become Extinct?

by Tim Moran Readers in senior IT and corporate management positions have jobs that, once upon a time, were thought to be golden. Perhaps, for some of you, they still are. If so, be thankful, for those ....

Thursday, March 04, 2010 11:03 AM

Time and Technology

BY EILEEN FERETIC It's human nature to stay with things we feel comfortable with: people, places, jobs, even old clothes. But that puts us in a box of our own making. When we cling to the comfortable, we....

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 14:01 PM

Will Your Best Employees Leave?

BY EILEEN FERETIC "The smart business owners are not taking their employees for granted right now," said Kimberly Douglas, a human resource specialist, author and president of FireFly Facilitation, an org....

Wednesday, December 02, 2009 11:12 AM

The CIO's Perfect Storm

By Eileen Feretic At the recent Interop conference in New York, I had a lively discussion with Stephen Elliott, vice president of strategy at CA (www.ca.com), about the changing role of the CIO. "The econ....

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:11 PM

A Matchmaking Service for Consultants

By Eileen Feretic "The labor market around the world is going through a monumental shift," said Jim Hazboun CEO and founder of Projjix, an online consulting marketplace (www.projjix.com). In a recent inte....

Monday, August 17, 2009 14:08 PM

What Not to Say to Your Employees

by Eileen Feretic If you want to motivate the people who work for you, the very last thing you should say is, "Be thankful you have a job." That doesn't motivate people. It makes them feel resentful and t....

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 16:07 PM

Brain Drain

By Eileen Feretic A recent article from The Washington Post reported on the various challenges facing the U.S. Census Bureau. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/22/AR20090722036....

Monday, July 20, 2009 14:07 PM

Your 15 Minutes of Fame

By Eileen Feretic Wanna be a celebrity? You could be, if Marsha Friedman, author of Celebritize Yourself, is right. Friedman claims that "becoming a celebrity is no longer just for the "A" list of movie ....