Beth Stackpole

Contributing Writer

Beth Stackpole is a veteran reporter who has covered the intersection of business and technology issues for more than 20 years.

6 steps to a more diverse IT workforce (with video!)

6 steps to a more diverse IT workforce (with video!)

From wordsmithing job postings to recasting interview panels, IT organizations are finding new ways to recruit more women and minorities.

The No. 1 midsize place to work in IT: Ultimate Software

The No. 1 midsize place to work in IT: Ultimate Software

This company’s “people-first” culture offers IT employees challenging assignments and family-friendly policies.

How to motivate the modern tech worker

How to motivate the modern tech worker

When it comes to attracting and retaining IT talent, money talks -- but creative perks and company culture really help employers stand out.

The IT-business gap remains

The IT-business gap remains

The 2017 State of the CIO reports finds that while IT generally still has control of the tech purse strings, business and IT leaders disagree about the CIO's role.

IT turns to employee resource groups to attract, retain tech talent

IT turns to employee resource groups to attract, retain tech talent

Employee resource groups can bolster productivity and community among tech teams -- but only if they’re done right. Autodesk, Booz Allen Hamilton, Humana and others share advice.

Tech Forecast 2017: 5 key technologies to double down on now

Tech Forecast 2017: 5 key technologies to double down on now

IT leaders plan to use these key technologies to deliver business results in 2017.

5 disruptive technologies to track in 2017

5 disruptive technologies to track in 2017

Savvy tech execs are keeping these cutting-edge developments on their radar screens.

Video pays off in the enterprise

Video pays off in the enterprise

As costs come down and the technology improves, video is finally spurring easy and effective collaboration. (Plus -- 5 tips for building video culture in your organization.)

Why (and when) outsourcing security makes sense

Why (and when) outsourcing security makes sense

Offloading security strategy and day-to-day operations to a managed security service provider can free up IT resources. But be prepared: It’s not an entirely hands-off proposition.

How flexible should your infosec model be?

How flexible should your infosec model be?

Organizations need to stay on top of a fast-shifting threat landscape by updating their security policies -- without badgering users into a state of noncompliance.

The secret to boosting women in IT? Men

The secret to boosting women in IT? Men

Male allies can open doors, broaden networks and advocate for female tech pros. Guys, ready to step up?

The No. 1 midsize place to work in IT: Credit Acceptance

The No. 1 midsize place to work in IT: Credit Acceptance

A collaborative, high-performance culture that values employees' opinions keeps technologists engaged as they move up the ranks.

Making IoT magic with analytics

Making IoT magic with analytics

Connecting devices is just the first act in an Internet of Things production. The magic happens when analytics transform data into business intelligence.

IT Salary Survey 2016: Do certifications really help?

IT Salary Survey 2016: Do certifications really help?

Earning an IT certification won’t automatically land you a job or a pay raise, but it can be valuable in the right circumstances.

5 ways to attract and retain female technologists

5 ways to attract and retain female technologists

Companies are finally stepping up to increase gender diversity in their tech workforce -- not for PR reasons, but because it’s smart business. LinkedIn, Cisco, AmEx and GoDaddy share advice on how they’re making headway.

How three old-school companies became digital platform players

How three old-school companies became digital platform players

IT is a key driver when product-centric companies move to a new platform model. Here's how to make customers and supplies part of your business ecosystem.

Forecast 2016: 5 disruptors to keep on your radar

Forecast 2016: 5 disruptors to keep on your radar

Savvy tech execs can't afford to ignore these developments, which stand to remake the future of IT. 

Forecast 2016: 5 fast-track trends to tackle now (and one to ignore)

Forecast 2016: 5 fast-track trends to tackle now (and one to ignore)

IT will drive business change in 2016 thanks to key tech developments like cloud computing, security, the Internet of Things, analytics, and the emergence of IT as a change agent. 

The holy grail of digital transformation: Improved employee efficiency

The holy grail of digital transformation: Improved employee efficiency

How three organizations delivered digital initiatives that help people close deals faster, reduce paperwork and get the most out of their workdays.

2015 reality check: IT spending, confidence on an upswing

2015 reality check: IT spending, confidence on an upswing

2015 continues to be a solid year for IT, with budgets rising, confidence growing and IT-business alignment strengthening. The pace of hiring dipped mid-year -- an indicator of the tight market for talent rather than a harbinger of a...

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