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Paths Traveled to the CIO Desk

October 04, 2007 12:10 PM
Nearly a year ago, eWEEK asked 13 CIOs how they got where they were that day. Did they follow a preformed career path, climbing the IT department career ladder rung for rung? Or did they rove in and out of the IT department on their road to success? We learned

The Biggest Security Risk: You

October 03, 2007 5:10 PM
It's not news that employees are often the enemy of IT security, from idly surfing questionable sites to downloading screen savers ("But it said it was safe!") to more famous cases of opening misleadingly flattering e-mails. But are they network security Public Enemy Number One? A new report says just

Microsoft's Plan: Hire from Without

October 01, 2007 6:10 PM
When a company needs to hire, they've got two places to look: inside their ranks or outside their organization. Human Resource experts will tell you that the first option is the favorable one, and not just because it may seem more convenient: hiring from within is seen as a huge

What's Your Job Doing to Keep You from Retiring?

September 28, 2007 4:09 PM
Home Depot may not be the first company people think of when they think of organizations that aggressively recruit older workers, but that's usually before they hear about its Snowbird program. Snowbirds, a term for Americans of retirement age who head south for the winter while living up north in the

Is Google Dodging H-1B Limits?

September 28, 2007 1:09 PM
Of all the reasons that Google listed when it let slip this week that it will be hiring thousands to create an European research and development team as big as the one it has in the United States, it never mentioned that hiring in the EU would allow it to

Inventor of the Web Criticizes 'Stupid' Male Geek Culture

September 24, 2007 5:09 PM
It's little news that technology is predominantly a male environment. Blame for the imbalance is typically placed on a low amount of natural interest by women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, with the actual experience of women who work in technology being a less frequently investigated possibility.

5 of 10 Richest Americans are Tech Execs

September 24, 2007 2:09 PM
Technology executives once again dominate Forbes' list of the richest Americans, with half of the top ten coming in as tech-made billionaires. While Microsoft top dog Bill Gates held down his No. 1 slot, with $59 billion and counting as he prepares to give up day-to-day involvement in his company to

The Newest Silicon Valley Hotshot is 12

September 21, 2007 4:09 PM
If you thought it was hard enough to compete with a bunch of 20-something geek brainiacs in a garage in Menlo Park, California, you probably don't want to hear about Arjun Mehta, a sixth grader who started the company PlaySpan last year in his parent's garage in Santa Clara. Yet what

Companies Resorting to E-Mailed Pink Slips

September 20, 2007 5:09 PM
As if getting laid off weren't dehumanizing enough, 10 percent of U.S. employees say that their company has used e-mail to fire or lay off employees. In the workplace equivalent of getting dumped over the phone, 17 percent said their bosses had used e-mail to avoid difficult face-to-face interactions. These were

As Traffic Gets Worse, Workers Suffer

September 19, 2007 5:09 PM
While being allowed to telecommute is a beloved perk for some employees, among most IT professionals-for whom being "on task" means being "on-site"-working remotely is not even an option. Meanwhile, as most workers in small and large metropolitan areas can attest, commutes are getting worse, not better. Traffic congestion has

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