Stories by Margaret Steen

Enterprise Careers: Database Analyst

Database analysts fulfill a crucial role in any organization and are most often responsible for maintaining and modifying a company's databases.

Career Currents

In my most recent column on many IT professionals' struggle to balance work with the rest of their lives, I printed the views of readers with children who said that when long workweeks become a prerequisite for career advancement, it has the effect of discriminating against workers with children (see "Readers say employers make it tough for them to balance work and family," http://www.infoworld.com/printlinks).

Career Currents

This week's question: Can your employer make you sign -- and can it enforce -- a noncompete agreement?

Spotlight on skills: Networking salaries

Salaries for IT professionals who work in the system administration, network administration, and network security fields continued to grow in 1998, according to a survey by the SANS Institute.

Book review: Increasing your salary

As conventional wisdom has it, the best way to increase your compensation is to get a job with a new company. However, with employers focusing on keeping their employees, it is becoming easier to significantly increase your compensation while staying at the same company.