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  • Blowing the whistle without blowing your career

    Technology professionals are among today's most infamous whistleblowers. The list of those who have made headlines for exposing corporate or government skulduggery includes Shawn Carpenter, a network security analyst who blew the lid off a Chinese cyberespionage ring; Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning, who shared more than 250,000 classified State Department cables with WikiLeaks; and Edward Snowden, who leaked top-secret information about NSA surveillance activities.

  • Flexibility, asking questions key for recent college graduates looking to advance in IT

    When Cathy Lee started working at New York startup Faith Street last year, she quickly learned a lesson that could benefit other recent college graduates who want to advance their IT careers -- soft skills like being flexible, taking on new tasks and asking questions matter a lot.

  • For half, STEM degrees lead to other jobs

    The truth, when it comes to computer employment data, is almost always ugly.

  • What vacation? Expect to work while you're away

    In these lean times, backups aren't what they used to be; it's inevitable that IT staffers will be called to help, especially when an important issue is brewing.

  • 9 signs you should jump ship to a new job

    Poor teamwork, little experimentation, no clear career path -- your employer may be sending unmistakable signals of career stagnation. Don't miss them

  • Best Places to Work in IT: Search the archives 1994-2014

    See who's made the list the last 21 years.

  • Pirates, cheats and IT certs

    Some ne'er-do-wells steal test questions and answers, and cheaters buy that information, share answers in chat rooms, pay other people to take tests for them and bring a range of technologies and techniques into test centers to gain an edge.

  • Top-paying industries for IT 2014

    When it comes to IT pay, some industries fare much better than others. Find out who the winners and losers are in our 2014 Salary Survey.

  • How the 2014 Computerworld IT Salary Survey was conducted

    A look at the methodology used to collect data for Computerworld's 2014 IT Salary Survey.

  • IT Salary Survey 2014: Who's hot, who's not

    Salaries continue their modest rise, while demand for workers with key tech skills coupled with business acumen keeps employers scrambling to find and keep talent.

  • The 'always-on' IT culture: Get used to it

    Thanks to factors ranging from BYOD and flexible work arrangements to the global economy, a broad range of IT roles demand around-the-clock accessibility. IT professionals say it's part of the territory and are devising strategies to cope.

  • What do IT workers want?

    While traditional incentives like salary and benefits still rule, IT staffers are placing more importance on intangibles such as corporate culture, challenging work and recognition -- a trend that employers ignore at their peril.

  • The Grill: Rotary CIO Peter Markos

    Peter Markos, CIO and general manager for Rotary International, contends with challenges ranging from authenticating a constantly changing list of users who need to access Rotary's systems to enabling applications that work for a vastly diverse membership.

  • Career Watch: The rise of people architecture

    In managing human resources, people architecture is gaining popularity, says IT workforce analyst David Foote. He explains what it is and why it's on the rise.

  • Do you understand your company's personality?

    Corporate culture may matter even more to your project's success than ROI does. Here's how to work with it rather than against it.

  • Career Watch: Pay was down for CS grads last year, but IT workers find that money isn't everything

    Two surveys show that starting salaries for recent college graduates with computer science degrees has slipped, but pay might not be the most important factor for IT professionals when it comes to choosing jobs.

  • Hiring managers advise job seekers to contribute to open-source projects

    Contributing to open-source projects can give software developers an edge over other applicants in the competitive IT job market, say hiring professionals.

  • 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.

  • 6 dirty secrets of the IT industry

    IT pros blow the whistle on the less-than-white lies and dark sides of the tech business

  • Foiled! How to beat software vendors' sneaky price increases

    Between complex licenses and the cloud, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have lots of ways to hike up prices. Here's how to fight back

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