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Back pay payback

This IT staffer is hoping his pay will go up after his annual performance review, but that depends on his manager actually doing the review -- and even that isn't enough.

Where THAT consultant came from

This IT consultant isn't exactly well thought of as a technical professional -- but that doesn't stand in the way of a long and varied career at a big consultancy.


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IDG CMO Perspectives: Loren Jarrett, Chief Marketing Officer, Progress

Loren Jarrett, CMO of Progress, has assembled a team of “doers” to help create the “best-next” experience for customers. In a conversation with Rob O’Regan, global content director with IDG Communications, Loren details how her team...

Self promotion

It's the early 1970s, and a new intern turns out to be extremely interested in the strategic planning model this pilot fish is writing -- on punch cards in Fortran.

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CIO Leadership Live with Dick Daniels, CIO of Kaiser Permanente | Ep 14

In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Dick Daniels, CIO of Kaiser Permanente, about the forces shaping the healthcare industry, and how the healthcare consortium is taking on the tasks of improving IT productivity and...

Useful, redefined

Intern ends up in an engineering group that's writing software for embedded systems, and his presence is not appreciated -- until they see he has a set of useful skills.

The Intern Experience

This company makes software for people movers, and it hires dozens of interns every summer from local colleges -- whether they're ready for the real world or not.

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IDG CMO Perspectives: Jim Jackson, Chief Marketing Officer, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

The role of Chief Marketing Officer has grown increasingly complex. But to Jim Jackson, CMO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the key to success is remaining focused. In a conversation with Rob O’Regan, global content director with IDG...

Why we (don't always) love the squeaky wheel

IT contractor pilot fish's project at a big company is winding down, so the company cuts him loose -- but also offers him a job doing the same thing he was doing before.

There are great interns, and OK interns, and then...

IT shop hires a summer intern who comes from a decent university and interviews well enough, but when he gets his first relatively simple assignment, it doesn't go well.

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CIO Leadership Live with Cathie Kozik, CIO at PSAV | Ep 13

In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Cathie Kozik, senior vice president and CIO at PSAV, an events space provider, about aligning tech projects to business goals, tapping into employees for innovative ideas and using...

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IDG CMO Perspectives: Gil Levonai, Chief Markerting Officer, Zerto

Gil Levonai did not follow the typical marketer’s path to his current role as CMO of Zerto. Gil has a degree in aeronautical engineering and spent his early career as a software project manager before pivoting to the marketing...

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7 steps to becoming a thought leader

Learn how to help your career, your organization and the IT community by sharing your expert knowledge with others.

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We need to talk about Steve Jobs

It's time for much deeper insights into the character of Steve Jobs

Welcome to your new career!

It's July when this IT pilot fish and a co-worker are sent to a customer's site to deal with an issue-plagued system -- but they'll be home by Christmas, right?

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Brush up on your IT skills with this comprehensive CompTIA training bundle

This bundle covers content ranging from entry-level A+ and Network+ certifications training all the way up to advanced certifications like CySA+ and CASP.

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What is a business analyst? A key role for business-IT efficiency

Business analyst help guide businesses in improving processes, products, services and software through data analysis. These agile workers straddle the line between IT and the business to help bridge the gap and improve efficiency.

...And never come back!

Database programmer retires at this conservative, family-owned company, and he goes out with a bang -- and is forever banned from the plant. Then he's needed again.

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CIO Leadership Live with Douglas Blackwell, CIO at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey | Ep 12

In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Douglas Blackwell, senior vice president and CIO at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, about digital transformation in the healthcare industry, including voice enablement...

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Agile project management: A comprehensive guide

Geared toward continuous improvement, the agile methodology can greatly increase your project’s prospects for success. Here is everything you need to know about agile project management, from certification to training to software and...

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