When Developers Work for a Scrooge
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published December 17, 2012
A mean-spirited development manager taught a veteran developer the practices to avoid when he himself became a manager.
Tags: developer, IT Jobs/Salary, programmers
Why Developers Hate Team Building
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published November 12, 2012
Software developers groan at touchy-feely team building exercises. Yet they’re missing out on valuable experiences.
Tags: developers, programming, IT Jobs/Salary
Tech Comics: "Tech Job Interview"
By Oliver Widder | Article Published October 19, 2012
Today's tech job applicants need to be ready to give the right answers.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary
How to REALLY Survive Your First Year as a Developer
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published October 15, 2012
The inside story on making it as a coder. Oh, and veterans could learn a thing or too as well.
Tags: programmer salary, developer, programmers, IT Jobs/Salary
Tech Careers: The Perils of Office Romances
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published September 17, 2012
When developers get involved with developers, what happens to the code?
Tags: programmers, IT Jobs/Salary, developers
Disastrous Developer Lunch Interviews: 10 Tips to Avoid Them
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published August 20, 2012
Software developers hoping to get hired can profit from these interview tips.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, developer
10 Women in Tech Who Give Back
By Jessica Vartabedian | Article Published August 06, 2012
Ten tech pioneers working to boost the ranks of women in the tech industry.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, Women in IT, Women in Technology
IT Pros in Demand, Though Worker Confidence Low
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 26, 2011
IT jobs are up, but IT workers don't have a lot of confidence in the economy.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary
Outsourcing Flattens as IT Economy Levels Out
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 03, 2011
After two years of modest growth, outsourcing IT functions remained flat in 2011, a new study finds.
Tags: outsourcing, IT, IT Jobs/Salary
What Does an IT Manager Do All Day?
By Elizabeth Harrin | Article Published July 06, 2011
Some tips for IT managers who want to better explain to colleagues their value to the company.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, Enterprise IT, IT manager
Mid-Year IT Hiring Update: Outlook Brightens
By John Reed | Article Published June 06, 2011
IT professionals with skills in networking, security, applications development and tech support are seeing increased job options.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary
HP Launches Executive Scorecard to Track IT
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 01, 2011
HP platform aims to take in all types of IT input to create a dashboard tracking all IT operations and then mapping it to a scorecard of key performance indicators.
Tags: IT manager, Enterprise IT, IT Jobs/Salary, HP
Keeping Up with the IT Exec Career Curve
By Pam Baker | Article Published May 13, 2011
Moving your tech career forward requires staying deeply knowledgeable about today's rapidly evolving tech trends.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, IT manager
That Developer's Salary is Bigger than Mine!
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published April 11, 2011
A developer who learned his colleagues salaries reflects on pay levels for programmers. Plus: factors to keep in mind about your salary as a developer.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, developer salary, developers
The Dumbest Ways To Interview A Developer
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published March 21, 2011
Companies seeking good developers often ask some remarkably dumb interview questions. Whats the worst question youve ever been asked?
Tags: IT job interview, programmers, developers, IT Jobs/Salary, developer salary
Developers, Please Take a Break
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 18, 2011
When you notice these things about yourself, you know you've been cranking out code just a bit too long.
Tags: developer salary, IT Jobs/Salary, developers, programmers, software
What Makes A Smart Developer? (Is it Google?)
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published February 14, 2011
Sure, young developers know how to use Google. But is looking up an answer enough for true competency?
Tags: programmers, developer salary, developers, IT Jobs/Salary, Google
VMware Debuts New Certifications and Toolkits
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 10, 2011
The virtualization vendor offers new solutions in an effort to continue to build market share.
Tags: toolkit, VMware, IT Jobs/Salary, IT certifications
Horror Stories of IT Management
By Carla Schroder | Article Published February 01, 2011
There's plenty of finger pointing about problems, but who's really at fault?
Tags: Enterprise IT, IT managers, network manager, IT Jobs/Salary, IT management job
Hiring Top IT Talent: the Reverse Interview
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published January 28, 2011
When a firm tries to hire top IT pros, it is often the company itself that is being interviewed -- yet most firms fumble the interview process.
Tags: IT management, IT hiring trends, tech job skills, developer salary, IT Jobs/Salary
How Unemployed Developers Use Open Source to Get Hired
By Matt Hartley | Article Published January 19, 2011
If youre between developer jobs, contributing to an open source project is a great way to stay visible.
Tags: developer salary, IT Jobs/Salary, Linux, open source, developers
Should Younger Developers be Paid More?
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published January 18, 2011
If younger developers know hot new technologies, does that justify a higher salary?
Tags: developer salary, IT Jobs/Salary, mobile apps, programmer salary, developers
Cloud Projects Fueling IT Hiring: Survey
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 13, 2011
Cloud computing may help expand IT staffs' ranks, a new study suggests.
Tags: cloud computing, cloud services, virtualization, IT Jobs/Salary, Microsoft
IT Jobs: Acing the Technical Interview
By Deb Shinder | Article Published January 10, 2011
Tips to improve performance in the technical portion of your job interview. Practice is essential!
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, interview
What Hiring Managers Look for in IT Professionals
By Jim Sloan | Article Published December 15, 2010
IT job applicants need technical skills, but hiring managers are looking for other qualities as well. Here are five qualities that can help you rise above the competition.
Tags: IT managers, IT Jobs/Salary, computer management, information technology, IT salary
IT Jobs: What Was Hot in Online Hiring in 2010 and What's Ahead?
By David Needle | Article Published December 08, 2010
Elance report recaps the year in IT hiring and predicts what skills will be in demand in 2011. Competitor oDesk weighs in as well.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, developer salary, IT managers, IT salary, software
Microsoft Offers Certifications for N.C. Students
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published November 16, 2010
Students in North Carolina will be able to gain IT skills and earn professional IT credentials under a program that Microsoft offers to high-schools.
Tags: Microsoft, IT Jobs/Salary, certification, IT certification
The 2011 IT Salary Guide
By James Maguire | Article Published October 26, 2010
The 2011 IT Salary Guide lists salaries for various IT professionals, from software developers to IT systems administrators. Additionally, it lists salary increases for specialty IT skill sets.
Tags: IT salary, IT Jobs Board, IT Jobs/Salary, IT jobs, salary
Budgets Inch Up as IT Copes with Emerging Trends
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 20, 2010
Cloud computing, social networking, and context aware technologies are all areas that research giant Gartner predicts will impact IT decisions.
Tags: IT, IT Jobs/Salary, spending, IT budgets, budgets
The Future of Work: Who Needs an Office?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 19, 2010
New Cisco sponsored study reports that around the world most workers dont have to be in the office to be productive.
Tags: IT manager, telecommute, networking, teleconference, IT Jobs/Salary
5 Ways Cloud Computing Will Change Business and Careers
By Jeff Vance | Article Published October 18, 2010
IT staffers need to take a hard look at their job prospects, and companies need to move faster, among other expected changes.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization cloud, Cloud network, IT Jobs/Salary, Cloud
Does Every Developer Deserve a Mental Health Day?
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published October 18, 2010
Some developers can afford a mental health day, and some cant get away with it. Whats the difference?
Tags: developer salary, developers, programmers, IT Jobs/Salary, developer
'Pre-crime' Comes to the HR Dept.
By Mike Elgan | Article Published September 29, 2010
If the social network scanning and predictive analytics software decides that youll do something that's inconsistent with company interests, you're fired. Watch those Facebook posts!
Tags: Facebook, IT Jobs/Salary, HR Management, social networking, predictive analytics
Playing Software Developer Hot Potato
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published September 12, 2010
Software developers with difficult attitudes bounce around from team to team. What happens when they land on your team?
Tags: programmers, developer salary, developers, IT Jobs/Salary, IT job
Obama Calls for R&D Tax Credit Extension
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published September 09, 2010
President touts technology agenda as a centerpiece to economic recovery, drawing plaudits from often-critical IT groups for the proposal to extend the tax credit for research and development.
Tags: IT managers, IT budget, IT Jobs/Salary, IT management, IT spending
Microsoft Expands IT Certification Program
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published September 07, 2010
With its Elevate America program, Microsoft hopes to help those getting back to work after military service or job cuts by giving away free training and certification on its software. Now, it's also asking potential partners to submit project proposals.
Tags: IT career, IT certification, certification, IT Jobs/Salary, Certifications
IT Managers: Managing Engineers vs. Managing Support Staff
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published September 01, 2010
IT managers need to manage these two groups knowing that the engineers' goal of productivity contrasts with support staff's focus on availability.
Tags: IT manager, developers, support, IT managers, IT Jobs/Salary
Are these Developer and IT Salaries Believable?
By James Maguire | Article Published August 31, 2010
Glassdoor claims to aggregate salary data from 90,000 companies. But are the figures for real?
Tags: developers, IT salary, developer salary, IT jobs, IT Jobs/Salary
IT Comes in Second Among Employers Using Social Media
By David Needle | Article Published August 18, 2010
In a new survey by CareerBuilder, over one-third of employers said they're using social media to promote their organizations. IT was high on the list, but guess which industry came in first?
Tags: social media, social networking, Twitter, Facebook, IT Jobs/Salary
Survey: Staffers Would Purloin Company IP
By Larry Barrett | Article Published August 18, 2010
A survey indicates that about half of employees would purloin enterprise data on their way to a new job.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, IP monitoring, intellectual property, IP, cyber crime
Don't Hire That Developer!
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published August 11, 2010
Whats more profitable for a developer: keeping a full-time job or working as a contractor?
Tags: developer salary, IT jobs, developers, IT Jobs/Salary, developer
Top 8 Funny IT Helpdesk Requests
By SysAid Technologies | Article Published August 03, 2010
It appears that not everyone with a PC understands how to turn their machine on and off.
Tags: help desk, IT, IT Jobs/Salary, IT salary, IT certification
IT Staffers Feeling Optimistic
By David Needle | Article Published July 23, 2010
Despite the economy's challenges, a survey indicates that IT professionals are more confident than at any time in the last three years.
Tags: IT manager, IT salary, IT Jobs/Salary, IT career, IT jobs
Do Developers Need to Brown-Nose To Advance Career?
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published July 19, 2010
Those developers who actively curry favor with management may not be popular with their colleagues. Still, is this a good strategy?
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, developer, developers, programmers, developer salary
Analysts: Google Overspending?
By - Reuters | Article Published July 16, 2010
A spending spree that includes a rapid hiring period has some analysts concerned, yet the search giant is clearly in a growth mode.
Tags: IT hiring, Google Ad Words, Google, IT Jobs/Salary, Google Apps
Survey Finds IT Firms Optimistic About the Rest of 2010
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published July 08, 2010
A majority of information technology industry firms expect revenues during the second half of 2010 to outpace the first six months of the year.
Tags: IT management, IT Jobs/Salary, IT spending, IT jobs, employment
Microsoft Debuts Tech Certifications for Students
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 08, 2010
Microsoft aims to give college students a chance to get a starter certification in technology before they enter the job market.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, Microsoft, Certifications, certification, IT certifications
How IT Managers Can Stay Employed
By Pam Baker | Article Published July 07, 2010
By making a carefully considered business case -- and not tooting your own horn for its own sake -- IT leaders can more safely hang on to their berth.
Tags: IT manager, IT job, IT managers, CIO's job, IT Jobs/Salary
Microsoft Reports Minor Job Cuts
By - Reuters | Article Published July 07, 2010
An unconfirmed source said the number is far smaller than 5,000, with the layoffs dispersed throughout the company.
Tags: developer salary, IT jobs, Microsoft, IT Jobs/Salary
Navigating Today's IT Job Market: Five Tips
By Dave Willmer | Article Published June 23, 2010
The most likely IT hires will be those who continuously sharpen their skills, build their networks and keep themselves visible to employers. Plus: the skills most in demand.
Tags: IT job interview, tech job skills, IT salary, IT job, IT Jobs/Salary
Microsoft Putting Money Where the Veterans Are
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 05, 2010
A year into its three-year initiative to help retrain returning soldiers, Microsoft is calling for veterans organizations to submit proposals as to how to best meet their vocational technology needs.
Tags: veterans, Microsoft, IT job, IT Jobs/Salary, software
IT Manager Salary
By James Maguire | Article Published April 29, 2010
IT manager salary levels have seen minor erosion over the course of the economic downturn, yet IT managers continue to see healthy salary and benefits.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, IT management salary, IT salary, IT manager, IT jobs
IT Outsourcing and the "Unemployable" US Tech Professional
By James Maguire | Article Published April 20, 2010
Does the rise of IT outsourcing threaten American tech professionals? What's perception and what's reality in this highly charged issue?
Tags: IT outsourcing, outsourcing, IT manager, IT jobs, IT Jobs/Salary
Tech Work Pays Best in Bay Area, Seattle Second
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 19, 2010
A new analysis shows tech talent can fetch higher paychecks in Northern California, but that difference may be cancelled out by elevated living expenses. So where should you choose to work?
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, Amazon, IT jobs, Silicon Valley, IT salary
Developer Layoffs Are Never Fair
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published April 12, 2010
Why are some developers laid off while others keep their job? The difference between them might be essentially nonexistent.
Tags: developer salary, IT Jobs/Salary, layoffs, IT job, programmers
Your IT Job Interview: Seven Questions to Ask
By Dave Willmer | Article Published April 08, 2010
Acing your IT job interview requires answering questions properly. But youll also want to ask some and know what to not ask.
Tags: IT job interview, IT salary, IT manager, IT jobs, IT Jobs/Salary
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published April 07, 2010
IT outsourcing continues to dramatically affect global business, as ever more IT functions are outsourced. Plus: a list of 50 top IT outsourcing providers.
Tags: outsourcing, Outsourcing Best practices, IT outsourcing, IT Jobs/Salary, outsource
CA to Lop Off 1,000 Jobs
By Larry Barrett | Article Published April 06, 2010
The software developer will lay off 1,000 workers, or roughly 8 percent of its workforce, and shutter some facilities in a cost-cutting move.
Tags: layoffs, CA, IT Jobs/Salary, cloud computing, restructurings
Five IT Professionals You Can't Afford to Lose
By Dave Willmer | Article Published April 06, 2010
Among your IT staff, here are the five types of professionals who are worth their weight in gold. Retaining these staff members is one of your top priorities.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, IT manager, IT management, IT jobs
By James Maguire | Article Published March 29, 2010
Current IT salary levels for 40 IT positions, with comparative IT salary for the previous year, including benefits as well as total salary.
Tags: IT jobs, IT Jobs/Salary, IT salary, salary
The Top 10 IT Certifications
By James Maguire | Article Published March 15, 2010
Based on a survey of 17,000 technology professionals, the list of most profitable IT certifications spans software, networking and security. Which ones offer the most career advancement?
Tags: security certification, certification, IT certifications, IT jobs, IT Jobs/Salary
Businesses Still Slow to Let Workers Telecommute
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 15, 2010
A new survey commissioned by Microsoft finds a large disparity between the attitudes of management and employees.
Tags: telecommute, IT jobs, teleconferencing, IT manager, IT Jobs/Salary
Microsoft Donates Money and Software to Train Vets
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 09, 2010
Microsoft antes up millions in cash and software to help Iraq and Afghanistan vets get reintegrated into life in the U.S., including getting trained in technology skills that may lead to jobs.
Tags: software, Microsoft, IT Jobs/Salary, IT jobs
IT Job Interview Mistakes (Major Ones)
By CIO Update Staff | Article Published March 08, 2010
When seeking your dream IT job, make sure you don't make one of the following major interview mistakes.
Tags: IT interview, IT Jobs/Salary, IT job, IT manager
IT Security Salaries on the Rise: Study
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 05, 2010
New survey shows that IT security pros have done well during the recession and will do even better, salary-wise, in 2010.
Tags: IT career, security, IT Jobs/Salary
Is Open Source Creating a 'Tidal Wave of Job Losses'?
By Paul Rubens | Article Published March 05, 2010
A major conglomeration of industry trade groups points to open source as one of the causes of tech employment malaise. Not everyone agrees, however.
Tags: open source, Linux, IT Jobs/Salary, IT career
Intel Chief Otellini Unveils $3.5B Jobs Initiative
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published February 23, 2010
Head of chip giant has harsh words for government innovation policies, pledges private-sector initiative to fund technology startups and ramp up hiring.
Tags: Otellini, economy, Intel, government, IT Jobs/Salary
Slight Increase in IT Salaries a Ray of Hope
By David Needle | Article Published February 04, 2010
Computer Economics survey shows companies are starting to renew efforts to keep key staff with modest wage increases. An industry analyst expresses surprise that wages are bouncing back so quickly.
Tags: IT career, IT budgets, IT Jobs/Salary, IT salaries, network administrators
Are There Enough Smart Developers for Google?
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published January 18, 2010
Maybe, maybe not, but either way, there is more than one for a software developer to be smart.
Tags: programmers, Google, developers, programmer salary, IT Jobs/Salary
Where Will the IT Jobs Be in 2010?
By Dave Willmer | Article Published January 11, 2010
The IT job market is still far from robust, yet Information systems security managers and network administrators are in demand, along with a number of other key IT skills.
Tags: IT certification, IT budgets, IT Jobs/Salary
Welcome to the New IT Management Newsletter
By James Maguire | Article Published January 04, 2010
The new IT Management newsletter provides one-stop coverage for senior decision makers, enabling them to leverage the collective wisdom of the 15 million members of the Internet.com community.
Tags: IT manager, IT Jobs/Salary, tech blogs, IT management, tech advice
IT Hiring Managers: Four Key Trends
By Dave Willmer | Article Published December 07, 2009
As the IT job market starts to see small rays of sunshine, IT hiring managers need to be aware of these important trends.
Tags: IT, IT Jobs/Salary, job
Are You a Blue Collar or White Collar Developer?
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published November 15, 2009
Among software developers these differences arent always discussed, yet the differences are real or are they?
Tags: software, IT Jobs/Salary, programmers, developers
IT Career Crisis Management: Five Lucrative Areas
By Steve Andriole | Article Published September 01, 2009
Five specialties within IT that are likely to remain in demand in the years ahead.
Tags: IT jobs, SOA, IT Jobs/Salary, vertical, search
Need Help Finding an IT Job? Consider a Recruiter
By Dave Willmer | Article Published August 25, 2009
IT recruiting firms have extensive networks in the business community and can help open doors to consulting projects or full-time jobs that you might not otherwise hear about.
Tags: IT jobs, IT Jobs/Salary