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.

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...

Budding role of IT communications director helps IT deliver its message

Budding role of IT communications director helps IT deliver its message

As CIOs face rising competition, they are creating a new, dedicated IT communications role to help promote the IT brand and coordinate messaging.

The No. 1 large place to work in IT: Quicken Loans

The No. 1 large place to work in IT: Quicken Loans

Abundant perks aside, IT team members are drawn in by a culture that values innovation, fosters an entrepreneurial spirit and uses technology to drive business goals.

IT careers: Security talent is red-hot

IT careers: Security talent is red-hot

Security pros are in high demand, and companies are willing to pay top dollar for the right candidates. Do you have what it takes to succeed on the infosec career track?

2015 reality check: IT hiring, spending are up -- for now

2015 reality check: IT hiring, spending are up -- for now

How is 2015 shaping up for the IT industry? Spending is on the rise and hiring is increasing, but competition for employees with in-demand skills may slow innovation.

IT hiring: 4 things you're doing wrong (and how to fix them)

IT hiring: 4 things you're doing wrong (and how to fix them)

IT organizations may be their own worst enemies when it comes to effective strategies for sourcing, screening and hiring IT talent.

IT spending reality check: 2014's mixed message

IT spending reality check: 2014's mixed message

Tech budgets and hiring are down from earlier optimistic projections, but IT's confidence is holding steady.

Millennials choose enterprise IT -- really!

Millennials choose enterprise IT -- really!

Millennials forgo startups to work in corporate IT.

IT puts millennials to work, as mentors

IT puts millennials to work, as mentors

Reverse mentoring helps seasoned IT execs get comfortable with new technologies like social media while gaining insight into what makes millennials tick.

The No. 1 small place to work in IT for 2014: Noah Consulting

The No. 1 small place to work in IT for 2014: Noah Consulting

Every employee matters at this virtual consultancy, which taps the best of technology and leadership to create a vibrant, nurturing environment.

Best Places spotlight: Johnsonville Sausage gives IT pros autonomy

Best Places spotlight: Johnsonville Sausage gives IT pros autonomy

Tech workers have carte blanche to make and act on decisions at the No. 5 midsize organization on Computerworld's 2014 Best Places to Work in IT list.

Best Places spotlight: Connectria's 'no jerks' policy draws a better IT crowd

Best Places spotlight: Connectria's 'no jerks' policy draws a better IT crowd

An 'aura of teamwork' prevails at the No. 14 small organization on Computerworld's 2014 Best Places to Work in IT list.

The 'always-on' IT culture: Get used to it

The 'always-on' IT culture: Get used to it

Thanks to factors ranging from BYOD and flexible work arrangements to the global economy, a broad range of IT roles demand around-the-clock accessibility. IT professionals say it's part of the territory and are devising strategies to...

Ambitious IT pros seek COO role

Ambitious IT pros seek COO role

With technology the cornerstone of most businesses, the lines are blurring between IT and operations -- leading some IT pros to think of COO as their title of choice.

Tech hotshots: The rise of the QA expert

Tech hotshots: The rise of the QA expert

Often considered a second-class career choice, quality assurance is gaining prominence as automated testing demands more sophisticated talent and high-profile project failures highlight its importance.

10 trends in IT spending for 2014

10 trends in IT spending for 2014

After years of maintenance-only spending, IT leaders are ready to invest. Find out which technologies -- and which IT professionals -- are pulling down the dough.

4 ideas to steal from IT upstarts

4 ideas to steal from IT upstarts

Fast-growing companies like Square and MongoDB are driving IT innovation with leaner staffs, cloud-first computing, self-service everything and CTOs rather than CIOs.

How 4 companies use mobile apps to court customers

Mobile presents a huge opportunity for companies to tighten customer relationships, but it also poses significant development challenges for IT. Here's how four companies are leveraging mobile to great success.

How to keep your new IT hires from jumping ship

With IT talent hard to find and expensive to replace, smart companies are developing IT-specific onboarding programs to attract and retain top tech employees.

IT careers: Does it pay to become a brand specialist?

Hitching your wagon to the latest 'it' technology can lead to lucrative pay and compelling job opportunities, but it's not without risk. dBase developer, anyone?

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