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Citizen Developers Help Close the Skills Gap

In today's topsy-turvy digital world, no concept goes unexplored. One of the more interesting wrinkles on the innovation front? Enterprises turning to citizen developers to spur innovation and fill key skill gaps. According to Gartner, employees outside the IT department now write 25 percent of new business apps. This community is increasingly in demand and is of growing value to enterprises as... Read More >

 
 

11 Missteps That Can Sink Your Career

There's no script for employees to follow that will guarantee career success, but there are certain rules of thumb that bode well for a rewarding, long-term career. For example, it's essential to exercise sound, business-focused judgment and earn a reputation as someone who can be trusted to deliver as promised. It's also important to convey a sense of professionalism and to treat people with... Read More >

 
 

11 Must-Have Soft Skills for Tech Professionals

In a recent feature, we presented 10 IT certifications that result in top-paying technology jobs. Earning one of these certifications, however, doesn't necessarily guarantee a lucrative, long-term career. To build on success over decades, tech employees must also develop soft skills—interpersonal qualities such as leadership and the ability to work well with others. Clearly, they're not to... Read More >

 
 

Are C-Level Execs Disparaging CISOs?

It wasn't that long ago that the CIO's place in the C-suite was questioned, and the role was marginalized by other executives who felt CIOs should just focus on software and hardware. Well, that attitude is nothing compared to the beating chief information security officers (CISOs) take in a recent survey conducted by ThreatTrack Security. The security vendor surveyed more than 200 C-level... Read More >

 
 

Job Cuts in the Tech Sector Grow at a Faster Pace

A new report shows that job cuts in technology in the first six months of 2014 are close to the total reached for all of 2013—and could surpass it by year's end. Read More >

 
 
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