Rich Hein

Senior Managing Editor

Rich Hein is senior managing editor and writer for CIO.com. He has worked in technology publishing since 2000. Most recently, Rich was Digital Web/SEO Specialist for the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, serving as the liaison between the organization's marketing and IT departments. Previously, he was a Managing Editor at Internet.com/Quinstreet, where he ran several sites (including Developer.com and CodeGuru.com) during his 12-year tenure there.

How to lead when working through layoffs

How to lead when working through layoffs

As an IT manager, one of your many jobs is to keep your team productive and its morale high through a layoff process. That, of course, is no easy task, so we asked tech leaders and career experts what you can do to ease fears and keep...

IT certifications that deliver higher pay

IT certifications that deliver higher pay

Certifications abound in the IT industry, but they are not all equal. To help you find the ones that will result in the most financial gain, twice a year we look at which certifications are poised for the biggest growth.

10 best tech jobs in America

10 best tech jobs in America

Find out which tech jobs offer the most job satisfaction, average salaries and growth opportunity, according to data from Glassdoor.

7 iOS apps for developers on the go

7 iOS apps for developers on the go

Today’s developers need to be mobile to be efficient because problems don’t go away when you’re out of the office. This list of iOS apps promises to keep you connected and able to handle tasks regardless of where and when they come...

8 key IT hiring trends to watch for in 2015

8 key IT hiring trends to watch for in 2015

Which technology skills will be in the biggest demand in 2015? CIO.com talked to Foote Partners to find out what IT leaders need to be on the lookout for in the months ahead.

11 things to consider before going to work for a startup

11 things to consider before going to work for a startup

Tech startups are unlike other workplaces you have encountered. They sound exciting and glamorous —and perhaps some of them are —but if you haven’t worked for one before and you’re considering giving it a go, there are some things to...

16 of the hottest IT skills for 2015

16 of the hottest IT skills for 2015

2015 will bring new opportunities for professional growth and development, not to mention more money. But what specific skills will add the most value for your career advancement in the new year.

9 reasons good employees leave -- and how you can prevent it

9 reasons good employees leave -- and how you can prevent it

The average tenure for IT workers is less than 3.8 years, according to Payscale. And while you’ll never eliminate employee turnover, these strategies can help you motivate and ultimately retain your best talent.

Why you need to build career paths for nonmanagers

Why you need to build career paths for nonmanagers

In competitive markets, such as technology and IT, organizations that don't create career paths for both management and nonmanagement roles risk losing some of their top talent.

8 free online courses to grow your tech skills

8 free online courses to grow your tech skills

The cost of learning just got cheaper. CIO.com tracked down these eight free ways to grow your technology skill set.

10 professional-development tips for programmers

10 professional-development tips for programmers

Professional-Development Tips for DevelopersImage by ThinkStockGreat developers are the rock stars of the tech world: They are always in demand, they get the best perks and they work with innovative companies of all sizes. However,...

How to Make Yourself a Better Manager

How to Make Yourself a Better Manager

Management theories change as fast as the technology you work with. However, the end goal is always the same: to meet the needs of the business by motivating and inspiring your teams to create the best possible outcomes.

10 Tips to Ensure Your IT Career Longevity

10 Tips to Ensure Your IT Career Longevity

Enjoying a long career doesn't happen by accident. It takes planning and effort. Use these tips to get your head in the game and keep your eye on the future.

7 Free Online Collaboration and Project Management Tools

7 Free Online Collaboration and Project Management Tools

Get the most out of your team and your budget by taking advantage of these free collaboration and project management tools.

How to Ensure a Smooth IT Reorganization

How to Ensure a Smooth IT Reorganization

If you spend enough time in the upper tiers of technology leadership, you will eventually reach a point where you need an IT department reorganization. Here are the key things to consider before you set the wheels of change in motion....

2014's Hottest IT Certification

2014's Hottest IT Certification

In the world of technology, the certifications and skills that organizations need to keep pace is constantly shifting. To help you find the most valuable certifications to advance your tech career, CIO.com spoke with David Foote,...

2014's Starting Salaries for College Tech Majors

2014's Starting Salaries for College Tech Majors

As summer is winding down and colleges and university are about to kick it into high gear, it's time again for us to look at how college technology majors stack up in regards to starting salaries.

13 Android Tools for Web Developers

13 Android Tools for Web Developers

Android mobile devices, while not typically thought of as places where development work gets done, can offer surprisingly useful apps to help developers get the job done, anywhere.

The Top 11 Cities for Technology Careers

The Top 11 Cities for Technology Careers

Is your particular skill-set saturated in your current location? Are you thinking about taking your tech talents to a new locale, possibly one with more IT career opportunities? If so, here are some cities you may want to consider...

The Best Cities for Tech Startups

The Best Cities for Tech Startups

Are you searching for the best city to build your tech startup into a global super power? Or maybe you've dreamed of working for a startup with the obligatory catered lunches, ping pong tables, yoga rooms, and other perks these...

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