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Why IT Developers Choose the Freelance Life

Experts have described the freelance economy as the "new economic normal." Whether they're called contractors or hired guns, 53 million people are doing freelance work in the United States, and they account for more than one-third of the national workforce. Growth prospects look encouraging too, as 32 percent of freelancers are seeing an increase in demand for their skills, while just 15 percent... Read More >


What Successful Chief Digital Officers Do

Today's chief digital officer (CDO) must serve as an indispensable tech expert, informed customer advocate and innovation authority for the organization. Given its multifaceted value, this position is gaining an increasingly high profile in companies. The number of CDOs doubled from 2013 to 2014, and that number is expected to double again this year, according to industry research. These... Read More >


How the C-Suite & IT Differ on the Tech Talent Gap

When it comes to how extensively tech recruitment and retention problems are impeding organizational success, perspectives diverge somewhat between C-suite executives and IT professionals, according to a recent survey from Appirio. The accompanying report—"IT Talent Wars and the Gig Economy: Is the C-Suite Ready for the Future of Work?"—reveals that C-suite execs agree with their tech... Read More >


How to Succeed as an Intrapreneur in Your Company

The vast majority of U.S. employees are convinced that they possess at least some entrepreneurial qualities, and most of them said they can take advantage of these instincts at their job, according to a recent survey from the University of Phoenix School of Business. When such practices are put in play within a corporate structure, it's often referred to as "intrapreneurship." Many of today's... Read More >


Learning to Lead Like a Navy SEAL

Do you have what it takes to lead like a Navy SEAL? We're not talking about achieving the physical fitness of a SEAL. We're focusing on the characteristics of SEALs that define true leadership ability. In the book First, Fast, Fearless: How to Lead Like a Navy SEAL (McGraw-Hill Professional/available in September), author Brian "Iron Ed" Hiner conveys how the classic qualities of this elite... Read More >


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