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How to get a job in IT consulting

Whether it's for a global giant like Deloitte or Capgemini or a small boutique firm, working as an IT consultant is never dull. Here's how to nab a coveted position.

Written by Howard Baldwin24 Aug. 17 20:00

How to get a job in IT services

If you're expert in an industry, a technology or even just a specific application, there's probably a job waiting for you at an IT services provider.

Written by Howard Baldwin04 Oct. 16 21:30

How to get a job in IT consulting

Whether it's for a global giant like Deloitte or Capgemini or a small boutique firm, working as an IT consultant is never dull. Here's how to nab a coveted position.

Written by Howard Baldwin17 Feb. 16 22:23

​5 lessons in reducing IT complexity

There are as many ways of generating complexity as there are companies, and CIOs must have courage if they’re to succeed against it.

Written by Howard Baldwin13 Nov. 15 08:27

How to reduce IT complexity and increase agility

It's an adage as old as time (or at least as old as the invention of the personal computer): Technology is destined to cycle constantly between complexity and simplicity.

Written by Howard Baldwin05 Aug. 15 20:23

Finding critical business data -- fast

A lot of security processes failed during the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2486959/cybercrime-hacking/target-says-hackers-likely-accessed-40-million-cards.html">breach of Target's systems</a> during last year's holiday season, but one surprising revelation was that the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2488641/malware-vulnerabilities/major-companies--like-target--often-fail-to-act-on-malware-alerts.html">retailer actually did receive</a> security alerts about the malware in its system. Yet because the security team was bombarded with alerts -- estimated at hundreds per day -- it couldn't adequately prioritize them.

Written by Howard Baldwin15 Dec. 14 22:40

Should you buy enterprise applications from a startup?

The idea of buying an enterprise application from a startup company might sound like anathema to a CIO. But Chris Laping, CIO of restaurant chain <a href="http://www.redrobin.com/">Red Robin</a>, based in Greenwood Village, Colo., disagrees. He believes we're in the middle of a significant shift that favors startups -- moving from huge applications with extensive features to task-based activities, inspired by the apps running on mobile devices.

Written by Howard Baldwin02 Sept. 14 17:34

Secrets to CIO Longevity

Enterprises that keep the same CIO in place for years -- and even decades -- have a unique culture of collaboration and consistency.

Written by Howard Baldwin30 July 14 05:08

4 reasons companies say yes to open source

Open source is free and widely available, but its benefits don't stop there. Enterprises are embracing it for its agility, a quality they value above all in these times of marketplace upheaval.

Written by Howard Baldwin06 Jan. 14 12:03

IT leaders who (literally) keep the lights on

Any IT leader in the mood to complain about excessive regulation should first have a cocktail with Murat Mendi of Nobel Ilac, an Istanbul-based manufacturer of generic pharmaceuticals.

Written by Howard Baldwin07 Oct. 13 13:58

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