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.
Stories by Rick Saia
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.
Tom Ashbrook, a former reporter and deputy managing editor at The Boston Globe, is a co-founder and vice chairman of HomePortfolio.com Inc. in Newton, Mass. The founding of HomePortfolio, and the changes it caused in Ashbrook's life, are chronicled in his book The Leap.
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.
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.
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.
They don't want legislation or regulation. Still, those who think Washington should help corporate America solve its year 2000 problem say it can and should do more.