Stories by Rick Saia

9 hot IT skills for 2012

Slowly but surely, many US companies are loosening their viselike grips on IT hiring and looking to add new staffers to bolster business growth in the year ahead.

SIM effort seeks to guard IT systems from attack

The largest professional association of IT leaders wants to make sure its members are ready to act in the event of another terrorist attack like the one that destroyed all the business offices at the World Trade Center.

The Look After 'The Leap'

Tom Ashbrook, a former reporter and deputy managing editor at The Boston Globe, is a co-founder and vice chairman of Inc. in Newton, Mass. The founding of HomePortfolio, and the changes it caused in Ashbrook's life, are chronicled in his book The Leap.

E-Gov't Has Potential to Deliver on Web Promises

A stay-at-home mother of three, after surfing the Web in her spare time to compare the positions of two candidates running for governor, casts her vote by clicking her mouse, then goes back to tend to the kids.

Gartner Sees 'E-Government' Explosion

The federal government is transforming itself into an online player and will quadruple its Web-related investments over the next five years to become an "e-government," according to analysts at Gartner Group Inc.

Y2K confidence is on the rise

With a shade over six months to go, information technology professionals surveyed by Computerworld US are increasingly confident that the year 2000 problem will amount to no more than scattered technological hiccups.