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  • A simple cure for the cybersecurity skills shortage

    An approach that has worked for centuries in all sorts of industries is just as applicable to the security field.

  • Michael Kirven: Why 2014 is the year to become an independent IT contractor

    There's never been a better time to explore opportunities as a technology contractor. The potential payoffs can benefit both workers and companies.

  • Loren Larsen: 4 creative approaches to technical recruiting

    With low single-digit unemployment for IT workers and a scarcity of qualified candidates, it's critical for employers to become more effective in their recruiting efforts. Here are four fresh approaches.

  • Paul Glen: The benefits of an unstructured career

    Too often we make self-limiting assumptions about position, status and the need to rigidly follow a career path.

  • Career advice: Learn from your mistakes

    Premier 100 IT Leader Doris Peek also answers questions on the value of education and of learning about the business.

  • Paul Glen: Motivating the mercenaries

    To get your projects done, you'll need to motivate your people to perform, no matter where their loyalties lie.

  • Career advice: Moving into Internet security

    Premier 100 IT Leader Stuart Kippelman also answers questions on career growth.

  • IT makeover: Creating an 'attraction strategy'

    When the CEO asks the CIO to find a way to attract the business units to the IT function, with the ultimate goal of increasing revenue, the CIO realizes his staff is going to need some new skills.

  • Career advice: What separates leaders from managers?

    I'm a good manager and have been told so repeatedly in performance reviews. What more do I need to become a leader? This is a great question. Let's explore the differences between a manager and a leader.

  • Career advice: Do IT pros need to know about business?

    Premier 100 IT Leader Juan Perez also answers questions on getting more funding for training and the pros and cons of being an IT specialist.

  • Paul Glen: Congratulations, you're your own skills manager

    This year's Computerworld reader survey on careers topics indicates that we in IT have turned a corner. And, overall, the new direction is good. With nearly two-thirds of the respondents reporting that they paid for training out of their own pockets, we see that IT has accepted, at least to some degree, the new nature of employment relationships.

  • Thornton A. May: IT for the whole brain and the whole organization

    What will really turn IT careers upside down in 2014 is integrating value-creating IT behaviors into every nook and cranny of the enterprise. It sounds simple until one remembers that the history of our industry and profession is one of separation.

  • Career advice: Initiating change from below

    Premier 100 IT Leader Randall Gaboriault also answers questions on the skills needed in QA and the wisdom of getting a doctorate.

  • Career advice: Where to focus? Data, data, data

    Premier 100 IT Leader Richard Maranville also answers questions on career management.

  • Paul Glen: How can you wield influence if you don't know what it is?

    Many IT leaders seem to have difficulty separating the concepts of power and influence, thinking of the latter as a softer form of power.

  • Jonny Evans: Technology is sexist

    The number of women working in technology is far below the percentage in the workforce at large, and enrollment numbers suggest that improvement isn't imminent.

  • Career advice: Moving to the public sector

    Premier 100 IT Leader Robert Krestakos also answers questions on certifications and acting on suspicions.

  • For geeks, avoiding blame is a silent career killer

    There's a silent killer attacking the careers of technical people. It runs rampant through organizations, destroying the future job prospects of even the most talented geeks. They end up sidelined, passed over for promotions or laid off. Sadly, this killer can lead us to engage in some self-destructive, dysfunctional behaviors.

  • To make IT 'agile,' devops is not enough

    Devops aims to heal the often bitter divide between developers and operations, but delivering more and better solutions faster demands an enterprise-wide commitment

  • Career advice: Fiftysomething and looking for a job

    Premier 100 IT Leader Catherine Bessant also answers questions on pursuing a master's degree and getting buy-in from the business.

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