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  • Full-time IT hiring is gaining ground, finally

    The end of the year is sometimes seen as an ideal time to find a new job. You pick up your year-end bonus, enjoy the holiday parties, and then plot your exit for something new.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau09 Dec. 14 08:52
  • IT hiring edges up: Why? Take your pick

    Whenever IT hiring picks up, as it did last month, the default explanation from analysts is this: The economy is improving.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau08 Nov. 14 08:25
  • IT hiring rises where it counts

    Hiring at companies that are mostly users of technology is on the rise, according to Computer Economics.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau19 June 14 07:06
  • Study: Companies that go all-in with SaaS can save big

    Companies that move the bulk of their IT operations to Cloud services can end up realising significant overall cost savings, according to a study by analyst firm, Computer Economics.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus20 Feb. 14 20:31
  • 2014 outlook: Innovation agenda makes shadow IT OK

    A rise in operational spending bodes well for hiring, which remains a bright spot in the tech industry. The biggest drivers of IT spending growth are cloud computing, mobility, big data and social networking technologies.

    Written by Ann Bednarz02 Jan. 14 11:55
  • Increasingly, your IT co-worker is a contractor

    The percentage of contract workers on IT staffs reach 17% last year and 15% this year in large organizations -- the highest level of contractors to staff since the late 1990s, according to Computer Economics.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau11 Oct. 13 19:13
  • IT capital spending rises, but not for PCs

    While Windows 8 is getting blamed for dismal PC sales, upgrading laptops and desktop systems isn't a priority for business users, according to new research.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau18 June 13 21:30
  • Wall Street Beat: 2013 IT spending forecasts look upbeat

    As the economy improves and at least some of the concerns about the so-called U.S. "fiscal cliff" are resolved, desire for new mobile, analytics and storage technology will drive IT spending this year, according to market researchers and economists.

    Written by Marc Ferranti04 Jan. 13 21:43
  • Wall Street Beat: Tech rises on sales, economic news

    Tech stocks looked strong Friday morning on the back of a week of upbeat surveys on small business and online spending, positive news about enterprise hardware and hopeful reports on U.S. employment and the European debt crisis.

    Written by Marc Ferranti03 Dec. 11 04:47
  • IT slowly hiring back after layoffs

    WASHINGTON -- The IT industry shed employees last year at a much faster pace than they are now hiring them, but at least the industry is hiring.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau15 Sept. 10 20:12
  • Study finds big rise in job cuts planned at IT shops

    Forty-six percent of North American IT shops are planning to cut positions this year, up from 24 percent last year, with one-quarter planning to slash staff by 10 percent or more, according to a newly released study by Computer Economics.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus14 July 09 04:06