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.

How to join the gold rush for mobile apps

As demand surges for apps to run on iOS, Android and whatever operating system will power the next wave of smart mobile devices, companies are facing a dearth of mobile development talent. For IT professionals with programming skills,...

Your next job: Mobile app developer?

As market demand surges for apps to run on iOS, Android and whatever operating system will power the next wave of smart devices, companies are facing a dearth of mobile development talent. For IT professionals with programming skills,...

How IT shops are coping with tablet mania

When RehabCare executives started asking IT for Apple iPads several months ago, CIO Dick Escue didn't miss a beat.

iPads run amok: Does your company need a tablet policy?

When RehabCare executives started asking IT for the Apple iPad several months back, CIO Dick Escue didn't skip a beat.

Grow your own CIO with in-house training

Last summer, about 30 hand-picked IT managers convened in an executive classroom for the third session of CIO University, a leadership development program for would-be CIOs. The agenda was chock-full of sessions covering best...

Grow your own CIO: How in-house training pays off

In late August, in the heat of the summer doldrums, a team of 30 or so hand-picked IT managers convened in an executive classroom for session No. 3 of CIO University, a leadership development program for would-be CIOs.

CIOs who took an alternative route to the top

A high school physics teacher. A hockey coach and referee. An intern at the National Science Foundation.

IT Careers: Retire? How about never

For as long as he could remember, Ben Richardson had had big plans for an early retirement.

IT careers: Retire? How about never?

For as long as he could remember, Ben Richardson had big plans for an early retirement.

Wikis that work: Four IT departments get it right

When you're one of just two technology managers tasked with supporting a geographically dispersed user base, any kind of self-help technology that takes the burden off IT is welcomed with open arms. That's why Ernest Kayinamura of...

IT workers: How that desk job wears your body down

Let's say you're a young IT manager, in your 20s, 30s or even early 40s. It's not unheard of for you to put in 10-hour workdays in front of your computer, or some other user's.

IT pro's vacation planner: Must you unplug to unwind?

Rod Masney believes it's a key part of his management role to encourage his employees to really disengage from their in high-pressure IT jobs -- to take a week or two at the beach or that long-awaited European tour.

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