Beth Stackpole

Contributing writer

Beth Stackpole is a veteran reporter who has covered the intersection of business and technology issues for more than 20 years.

5 ways to attract and retain female technologists

5 ways to attract and retain female technologists

Companies are finally stepping up to increase gender diversity in their tech workforce -- not for PR reasons, but because it’s smart business. LinkedIn, Cisco, AmEx and GoDaddy share advice on how they’re making headway.

How three old-school companies became digital platform players

How three old-school companies became digital platform players

IT is a key driver when product-centric companies move to a new platform model. Here's how to make customers and supplies part of your business ecosystem.

5 disruptors to keep on your radar in 2016

5 disruptors to keep on your radar in 2016

Savvy tech execs can't afford to ignore these developments, which stand to remake the future of IT. 

Forecast 2016: 5 fast-track trends to tackle now (and one to ignore)

Forecast 2016: 5 fast-track trends to tackle now (and one to ignore)

IT will drive business change in 2016 thanks to key tech developments like cloud computing, security, the Internet of Things, analytics, and the emergence of IT as a change agent. 

IT hiring: 4 things you're doing wrong (and how to fix them)

IT hiring: 4 things you're doing wrong (and how to fix them)

IT organizations may be their own worst enemies when it comes to effective strategies for sourcing, screening and hiring IT talent.

Millennials choose enterprise IT -- really!

Millennials choose enterprise IT -- really!

Millennials forgo startups to work in corporate IT.

The 'always-on' IT culture: Get used to it

Thanks to factors ranging from BYOD and flexible work arrangements to the global economy, a broad range of IT roles demand around-the-clock accessibility. IT professionals say it's part of the territory and are devising strategies...

Ambitious IT pros seek COO role

Cynthia Hamburger spent years climbing the corporate IT ladder, including a stint as a CIO at Dun & Bradstreet, yet when she was offered the CIO post at Learning Ally, she politely declined.

4 ideas to steal from IT upstarts

Fast-growing companies like Square and MongoDB are driving IT innovation with leaner staffs, cloud-first computing, self-service everything and CTOs rather than CIOs.

How 4 companies use mobile apps to court customers

You don't have to look far to witness the total domination of the mobile device. Whether on the commuter rail or at the soccer field, cruising the mall or navigating a bustling city street, consumers are wedded to their...

How to keep your new IT hires from jumping ship

With IT talent hard to find and expensive to replace, smart companies are developing IT-specific onboarding programs to attract and retain top tech employees.

IT careers: Does it pay to become a brand specialist?

Hitching your wagon to the latest 'it' technology can lead to lucrative pay and compelling job opportunities, but it's not without risk. dBase developer, anyone?

How to keep your new IT hires from jumping ship

With IT talent hard to find and expensive to replace, savvy companies use tech-specific onboarding programs to win the hearts and minds of IT employees. Insider (registration required)

As BYOD explodes, IT managers learn to cope

Pity the poor IT manager trying to get his arms around the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement.

Tech careers: 3 ways to catch the wave

For years, Nick Brattoli had what some would consider an enviable IT job: It was steady, wide-ranging and at times, downright cushy. Working for a nonprofit mental health care organization as a Web and SharePoint specialist, Brattoli...

Bye bye, corporate phone

Once a status symbol and a perk, the subsidized corporate phone is being phased out as users demand their own devices -- and are willing to pay for the privilege.

Prioritizing tech projects: How managers make a short list of long demands

As top technology dog at Aspen Skiing Co. for the last 16 years, Paul Major has honed the art of keeping multiple balls in the air.

'Big data' prep: 5 things IT should do now

Got your "big data" plan in place? If not, you may want to think about implementing one.

'Big data' prep: 5 things IT should do now

Got your "big data" plan in place? If not, you may want to start thinking about implementing one.

The iPad takes on manufacturing

First it won accolades as the next killer consumer device. Then it slipped into the backpacks and briefcases of white-collar information workers, and in some cases it's becoming a corporate-sanctioned alternative to the laptop.

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