Stories by Carolyn Duffy Marsan

Can you keep your IT staff in 2012?

IT staff retention is shaping up to be one of the biggest challenges facing CIOs in 2012.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan23 Dec. 11 22:29

The CIO's lament: 20-something techies who quit after 1 year

Louis Trebino, CIO and senior vice president at the <a href="">Harry Fox Agency</a> (HFA) in New York City, is experiencing significant turnover on his Web development team.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan23 Dec. 11 22:29

Killer resumes for techies

If you have tech skills and experience, odds are you're going to get a call from an IT recruiter in 2012. That's because IT departments are <a href="">ramping up hiring</a> at the same time that more IT professionals are ready to leave behind employers offering flat salaries, limited flexibility and aging technology.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan15 Dec. 11 03:12

Comcast expands IPv6 services into four more states

Comcast continues to extend its leadership role in the adoption of next-generation Internet services with the news that it has expanded its production <a href="">IPv6</a> deployment into four more states -- Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey -- over the past six weeks.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan15 Dec. 11 02:20

2012 looking ripe for disgruntled IT pros to switch jobs

Are you underpaid, underappreciated and overworked in your IT department? Cheer up, because 2012 looks like an opportune time for IT professionals to look for new, higher-paying jobs.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan14 Dec. 11 22:35

How to get your kid into an elite computer science program

High school seniors are facing stiffer-than-ever competition when applying to the nation's top computer science programs this fall. But admissions officers and professors at elite tech schools can offer tips aimed at helping your child get accepted come spring.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan21 Nov. 11 22:31

Hottest major on campus? Computer science

The nation's best undergraduate computer science programs are bracing for a record number of applications this fall, as more high school seniors are lured by plentiful jobs, six-figure starting salaries and a hipster image fostered by the likes of <a href="">Steve Jobs</a> and <a href="">Mark Zuckerberg</a>.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan21 Nov. 11 22:31

CCIE vs. MBA vs...?

When CIOs look to add talent to their staffs right now, who should they be recruiting: employees with deep technical skills or deep business skills? That's one argument raging in corporate IT departments over the benefits of hiring staff with technical certifications such as Cisco Certified Internet Expert (CCIE) or business degrees.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan02 Nov. 11 21:33

US energy agency demos blazingly fast network

The U.S. Department of Energy will debut in November one of the fastest networks ever built: a 100Gbps Ethernet network that will enable researchers to create more complex, real-world simulations in climate change, particle physics, astronomy and other scientific fields.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan02 Nov. 11 04:43

Paycheck payoff for IT certs still declining

Wondering whether you'll get a raise or bonus if you earn another IT industry certification? Odds are you won't, according to the latest IT salary data from <a href="">Foote Partners</a>.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan28 Oct. 11 08:24

Private social networks playing Facebook role in more workplaces

From retail chains to electric utilities to manufacturers, a growing number of U.S. corporations are harnessing the power of social networks to modernize how their employees communicate with each other, business partners and customers -- making these firms more nimble in the marketplace and leaving their less Facebook-savvy rivals trailing.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan21 Oct. 11 04:36

Net monitoring tool now ships with IPv6

In another sign that network vendors are prepping for the near-term shift of service provider and enterprise networks to IPv6, Paessler AG has begun shipping a new version of its network monitoring tool that supports the next-generation Internet Protocol.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan18 Oct. 11 01:40

Cloud-based DNS outperforms in-house systems, study shows

A new vendor-sponsored study of the 1,000 biggest websites quantifies how much better third-party managed service providers are doing at operating DNS services across the Internet cloud than enterprises that run this critical network service themselves.

Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan12 Oct. 11 07:41