Amy Schurr

SIM study emphasizes importance of skills

Project management and business skills are critical for successful IT careers. That's the finding of a white paper from the Society for Information Management (SIM).

Safe job searching

Are you on the lookout for IT work? If so, beware of identity thieves who are seizing upon the bad economy to scam job seekers, warns the Identity Theft Resource Center. The organization offers advice for online job searching.

Cloud computing wins converts

Most IT leaders see cloud computing as viable technology that can help the bottom line, but concerns about security and control slow adoption. That's the result of a recent report from IT consulting firm Avanade.

Virtual servers drive storage consumption

Most enterprise IT organizations have dabbled in server virtualization, which requires high storage availability and performance. This part of deployment can be challenging, according to a Forrester study.

Ways to save on IT

As belt-tightening becomes a way of life, cost reduction continues to be a primary concern for many IT leaders. Some of the ways to save money on IT can also boost efficiency and productivity.

Managed services faring well in bad economy

One market faring OK in the recession is managed services. As corporate IT staffing gets squeezed, more firms will find purchase of third-party managed services a cost-effective alternative to hiring more workers. That's the finding...

Maintaining employee morale

As cutbacks abound, IT employees shoulder the burden of additional work and leaders struggle to maintain morale and employee productivity. There's no doubt it's easier to motivate employees when times are good, but OnPoint Consulting...

Outsourcing on the rise

Amidst the slowdown, some companies are outsourcing some of their IT needs as a cost-cutting strategy or a means of focusing on their core business. In fact, in 2008, about 76% of announced outsourcing contracts represented new deals....

CompTIA updates exam

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) recently updated the exam for its Network+ certification to place greater emphasis on security and wireless skills.

Annual salary survey confirms tough times

The annual Network World Salary Survey shows pay raises for IT leaders and staff will be minimal this year. The survey shows an average 2.3% salary increase for the year. With inflation hovering at around 3.9%, it’s not surprising IT...

Recruiter reveals hot jobs for 2009

CTPartners' 2009 list of hot executive jobs shows possible opportunity for IT leaders in two general categories - social networking and healthcare.

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