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  • How the 2015 Computerworld IT Salary Survey was conducted

    The 29th annual Computerworld IT Salary Survey was administered via the Internet. Both Computerworld digital magazine subscribers and visitors to Computerworld.com were included in the survey.

  • IT careers: Security talent is red-hot

    From the time he was 9, Daniel Kowalski, now 23, knew cybersecurity was going to be his thing. Captivated by the stealth work of hackers in commercials and in his favorite movie, Live Free or Die Hard, Kowalski nurtured his fascination with security from a young age, pursuing multiple IT and security certifications during high school and earning a degree in computer criminology at Florida State University.

  • In hot jobs market, IT workers call the shots

    Like many of his colleagues, MIS director Bill Jones is in the market for IT talent. Jones, who runs the IT department for the city of Port St. Lucie, Fla., needs two developers to fill new positions created to build and maintain a permitting app, plus someone for another new position tasked with installing and maintaining a telephone system.

  • IT salaries 2015: Cash is back!

    When it comes to getting a raise, some might say Chad Lorenc hit the jackpot. The senior infrastructure security architect scored a 30% pay increase this year, thanks in part to some fortunate events.

  • 7 ways to save money with hybrid cloud backup

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • Microsoft answers Windows device share slump with freemium strategy

    Microsoft's strategic shift to creating apps and services for rival operating systems was born from the hard realization that Windows' share of the total device market was in the middle of a three-year slump, according to new forecasts Thursday by research firm Gartner.

  • 10 security startups to watch in 2015

    A wealth of young security companies is trying to capitalize on businesses moving toward security platforms that help them respond more quickly when they suffer successful cyber attacks in hopes of limiting the damage they do.

  • 10 young security companies to watch in 2015

    A wealth of young security companies is trying to capitalize on businesses moving toward security platforms that help them respond more quickly when they suffer successful cyberattacks in hopes of limiting the damage they do.

  • How the 2015 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders were chosen

    Each year, Computerworld accepts nominations from across the industry -- from vendors, IT users, public relations and marketing professionals, Computerworld readers and past Premier 100 IT Leaders honorees. Eligible nominees include CIOs, CTOs, senior vice presidents, vice presidents, IT directors and managers from a cross-section of user and vendor companies and their IT divisions, including but not limited to professionals in network management, database management, Web management, help desk operations, application development, project management, contract management and procurement.

  • Premier 100 IT Leaders: Primed for business

    Mike Jennings knows a thing or two about fast-paced businesses and demanding customers. As the former senior director of IT at LinkedIn and now the head of IT at Airbnb, Jennings is used to a neo-startup environment where the speed of business is breakneck and the customer -- who is both tech-savvy and exacting -- is king.

  • Which mobile data provider is best? (And will you make a switch?)

    What do you use a smartphone for most? For its data, of course. So we set out for the second year in a row to find out which mobile service provider gives you the most comprehensive and reliable data network coverage, the fastest upload and download speeds, and overall, the most bang for the buck.

  • Debunking SSD Myths

      By now everyone is aware of the performance leap offered by solid-state drives (SSDs) compared to hard disk drives (HDDs), but some SSD myths persist. It's time to separate fact from fiction.

  • Premier 100 Alumni, 2000 - 2015

    Our Premier 100 IT Leaders Awards honor individuals who have had a positive impact on their organization through technology. Honored individuals manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams with interesting challenges, envision innovative solutions to business problems and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders issue, published each year, highlights the accomplishments of the honorees.

  • 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.

  • 2015 IT Data Center Infrastructure Convergence Predictions

    IT infrastructure is constantly riding the often-tumultuous waves of consolidation and separation. A typical example would be the eras of mainframe, open systems, and PC computing. No surprise there. For the past three to five years, server virtualization has been a catalyst for data center consolidation, (even though for the most part, IT has mapped server virtualization initiatives to existing IT infrastructure choices, or dare I say legacy infrastructure).

  • 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.

  • IT pro's revitalization guide 2015

    For seasoned and new IT leaders alike, the new year is a good excuse to pause and take stock of your professional and personal progress in our always interesting, always chaotic industry.

  • Computerworld's holiday gift guide 2014

    Overwhelmed by another hectic holiday season? Not to worry: We're here to help, with great technology gift suggestions for a range of budgets and tastes.

  • Cisco: See No EVO, Hear No EVO, Speak New Partnerships

    It hasn't been lost on the IT vendor community and IT professionals that Cisco is absent from the VMware EVO:RAIL partner program. With all of the powerhouses participating in the program, you'd think that Cisco would jump right into the mix. Considering Cisco's growth in the server market and the fact that it doesn't currently have its own storage play, this opportunity appears to be ideal for Cisco.

  • Microsoft's alt-OS strategy strikes loyalists as class warfare

    Long-time Windows users may feel like second-class citizens as Microsoft continues to push its products and services onto alternate platforms, but the problem will clear up next year, analysts predicted today.