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  • Premier 100 IT Leader: Jay Ferro

    When Jay Ferro, 46, joined the American Cancer Society as CIO three years ago, he was given a herculean task -- to transform the nonprofit's 12 independent divisions and corporate headquarters into a single entity, beginning with IT.

  • Awareness on the cheap

    You don't have to spend a lot of money on some information security initiatives. Take security awareness, for example. You can get huge returns with small investments.

  • IT jobs market booming in the Southwest

    2015 IT Salary & Jobs Regional Report: The Southwest

  • Signs that IBM may be preparing for a round of job cuts

    IBM tries to keep its layoffs out of the public eye as much as possible, although it fails miserably at this. The company took the unusual step of denying that it was on the cusp of a gigantic layoff amid reports of a possible new round of job cuts that may begin this week.

  • Degree-free IT: Can college-skippers thrive in tech?

    Mike Samaras has worked steadily in IT for a decade, starting when he was 17 and fresh out of high school.

  • Four ways for IT to connect better with customers

    If you walk by an IT office these days, the only sounds you're likely to hear are the dull whir of laptop fans and the gentle hum of servers -- barely a warm body to be found. The IT staff is on the loose.

  • Recruiting challenges spur higher salaries, better perks

    Skilled job seekers are in an enviable position in the simmering tech industry, as hiring managers compete for talent, boost job offers, and improve on-the-job perks to keep existing employees from looking elsewhere.

  • New Congress may move swiftly to raise H-1B cap

    When the Republicans take control of Congress in January, they may act, with bipartisan support, to raise the H-1B cap.

  • 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.