Monday, February 25, 2013

5 career mistakes that cause the most regret

5 career mistakes that cause the most regret

Taking a job only for the money, staying in a position instead of quitting to pursue a passion and not acting on career hunches are among the top career regrets of professionals interviewed. Career regrets "should hold a privileged place in your emotional repertoire" because research shows "regret can be a powerful catalyst for change, far outweighing the short-term emotional downsides".

Thursday, February 21, 2013

List of top careers for 2013 includes several IT jobs

List of top careers for 2013 includes several IT jobs

Database administrators, Web and software developers, and system analysts represent some of the top jobs for 2013, according to a ranking of the 100 best careers published by U.S. News and World Report. Other IT professions on the list's top 25 include computer programmer and IT manager.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Communication skills trump appearance, top leaders say

Communication skills trump appearance, top leaders say

A leader's ability to look the part matters less than their ability to communicate effectively, top executives say. Some 28% of senior bosses say that communication skills predict a worker's leadership potential, but only 5% say that looking "polished and put together" is "a key factor" for future leaders.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Security will be front and center next year and beyond, IBM says

Security will be front and center next year and beyond, IBM says

Steve Robinson, IBM's vice president of worldwide development for strategy, expects enterprise IT security to be a major focus for IT leaders as well as legal and business development teams within the enterprise. Looking ahead to 2013 and beyond, IBM predicts cloud computing security will become more routine and mobile devices will overshadow laptops in terms of how secure they have become.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Piracy, IP rules aren't major agenda items for lawmakers

Piracy, IP rules aren't major agenda items for lawmakers

 Lawmakers are unlikely to do much about online piracy or protecting intellectual property because most are still stunned by the public pushback on two bills proposed in the past two years, Grant Gross writes. "That was an avalanche they've never seen," said Ed Black, CEO of the Computer and Communications Industry Association. "They're going to tiptoe in this area very carefully.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Demand for cloud services helps drive expansion of data centers

Demand for cloud services helps drive expansion of data centers

 Enterprises in financial services and health care are making greater use of cloud computing services, helping drive demand for expanding data centers in leading markets. The space for commercial data centers is growing by 9% a year on average, with Northern Virginia's data center space annually increasing by 12%, according to 451 Research. "In most areas, demand is really rising and growing faster than supply.


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