Whether developing, testing, or deploying your apps in the cloud, you have to unlearn some beliefs and learn new ones to make it work
.Different approaches to giving feedback to individuals and teams about their performance in the workplace.
The explosion of the mobile app market that started on the iPhone "only scratches the surface of what's about to emerge", according to analyst house Forrester, and firms will have to think about appointing a chief mobility officer to cope.
Given that Tuesday is International Women's Day, people the world over are celebrating the achievements of women in virtually every aspect of life. More than 1700 events around the globe are planned to mark the event, in fact, including nearly 250 in the United States alone.
How long does the average CIO stay on the job? Not very long. According to a Gartner Inc. survey of 1,527 CIOs, their average tenure in 2009 was four years and four months, a figure that has changed relatively little over the past several years, according to Mark McDonald, group vice president of Gartner Executive Programs. "It's been between four years and three months and four years and nine months," he says.
A recent Computerworld article asserted that "CFOs like the pay-as-you-go economics of cloud computing." And in uncertain economic times, many companies prefer a flexible-cost structure that lets IT rapidly match capacity to business needs. But financial benefits aren't the only advantages of these setups.
Later this year, Oracle will begin requiring people interested in gaining Java and Solaris certifications to attend "hands-on" training courses, at an additional cost of thousands of dollars.
Long-time tech executive Lou D'Ambrosio has taken the helm at Sears Holdings Corp. with the goal of reversing the department store's downward financial trend and possibly boosting its online business. (Network World named D'Ambrosio one of the 50 Most Powerful People in Networking in 2006)
Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of female managers believe that there is still a glass ceiling, according to new research from the Institute of Leadership & Management (IL&M).
Editor's note: Each year, Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders awards program honors the brightest talent in the IT industry. Even through economic turmoil that for many meant budget cuts and staff downsizing, these 100 men and women continued to deliver innovative projects and measurable business value.