The Hottest Job in IT Today

It’s hard to believe that the hottest job in America at one time wasblacksmith. Today, it’s data scientist, according to a growing number of sources, including job site Glassdoor. It recentlyreportedthat the annual median salary for data scientist positions is $116,840. Other studies have found that those with master’s degrees or doctorates sometimes pull down…

How Will CIOs Use Their Growing Influence?

By William Macaux and Suzanne Bates The role of the CIO has been changing over the past decade. It’s becoming a more essential part of the C-suite, and CIOs have become more critical contributors to corporate strategy and governance. On the one hand, this change is driven by new problems, such as high visibility data…

Wooing Job Candidates With Perks, Not Money

By Shravan Goli In today’s market, companies are desperate to get their hands on qualified tech candidates, oftentimes leading to an all-out bidding war. With demand high and many companies willing to pull out all stops, the question becomes: How can companies with fewer resources— or with locations outside the major tech hubs—compete for top…

Leadership Advice for New Tech Managers

By Shravan Goli For new tech managers, being in charge of your own team can seem daunting, particularly if it’s your first time to the leadership rodeo. You are no longer responsible for just your own work product; you are responsible for an entire team’s. When you’re supervising professionals with a variety of personalities and…

Business and IT Leaders Must Think Differently

One of the remarkable things about today’s smartphones and tablets is the extent to which they disintermediate and disintegrate longstanding tools and industries. We used to rely on a spate of separate devices: a camera, digital audio recorder, landline phone, video camera, DVD player, MP3 player and various remote controls. All are gone or rapidly…

From ROI to ROS: Return on Skills

By Shravan Goli Twenty years ago, I graduated from the University of Maryland with my Master’s degree in computer science. From my first days as a developer in the 1990s to my steps into management, I’ve always looked at my career as more than a series of steps up a ladder. I’ve viewed my career…

Demand for Linux Professionals is Growing

Career website Dice.com is out with its annual Linux Jobs market report and once again demand is growing. The report is sponsored by the Linux Foundation, which does of course have its own particular bias when it comes to Linux, though there are still a few surprises in it. “Based on our work with the…

How to Find and Hire Top Talent

By Taso Du Val All companies want to hire top talent. The catch: Many don’t know how. The competition to find and hire the right candidate—along with the increased globalization of today’s marketplace—makes it more and more difficult to secure top talent. The good news is that the key to finding and acquiring this talent…

Seven Ways to Undermine Employee Productivity

By Samuel Greengard Over the last decade, every aspect of business and IT has become more demanding. Here are seven of the most common ways CIOs fall short in handling career development for managers and others: Overwork everyone.Today’s always-on 24x7x365 workplace heapsenormous demandson IT departments. In addition, keeping up with a blitz of projects and…

5 Ways to Minimize the Risk of Outsourcing

by Ramesh Dorairaj, vice president of IT and product engineering services company at MindTree In an ideal world, companies that effectively leverage the global delivery model stand to gain in several areas, ranging from cost advantages to access to talent to the ability to innovate rapidly. However, outsourcing to another entity in another country where…