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Your Cube Used to Be a Lot Bigger

April 11, 2007 12:04 PM
Feeling the squeeze at your desk today? Are your elbows bumping into the file cabinet? Can you not find an iota of clear space in which to rest your coffee? Is the nearness of your cube walls making you feel a little ... claustrophobic? If it makes you feel any

IT, You've Got a Chromosome Missing

April 10, 2007 4:04 PM
While the overall U.K. work force is 50 percent women, in IT the percentage of female workers hovers at a low 15 percent, finds research released April 7 by Parity, a U.K.-based business and IT technology services organization. The report calls upon companies to do more to attract female employees

'Hi, My Name Is Mary, and I'm Speaking to You Today from Pune, India'

April 10, 2007 12:04 PM
Though it flew largely under the radar, on March 29 Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Pa., introduced a bill that would require employees at a call center who either initiate or receive telephone calls to disclose their physical location. Called the "Call Center Consumer's Right to Know Act," the bill hopes to

Smaller Indian Cities Get Outsourcing Attention

March 29, 2007 5:03 PM
By now, we've all heard of Bangladore, Delhi and Mumbai. But Ahmedabad? Kochi? Nagpur? In a report issued March 29 by global advisory firm Alsbridge, each of these Indian cities are listed among the potential locations for the next big outsourcing hot spot for major corporations worldwide. Chosen for accessibility,

Junior Salesmen, You've Been Put on Notice

March 29, 2007 4:03 PM
Junior salesmen and female workers between the ages of 26 and 35, they've got their eye on you. In a survey of workplace security sinners released March 29 by MessageLabs, IT decision makers made you their top risk. How dare they? It's all your fault. You're tech-savvy, using applications like e-mail,

Survey: Outsourcing Diminishes Demand for IT Jobs

March 29, 2007 1:03 PM
Skilled IT staff fell out of the top 10 "hot jobs" in Manpower's annual Talent Shortage survey, released March 29, due to workforce optimization. The survey also revealed that employer requirements for IT staff and administrative assistants/personal assistants in 2006 have been surpassed by other in-demand positions such as accounting and

Resumes to Be Relieved of the Squeeze

March 20, 2007 5:03 PM
When it comes time to update your resume, ever find yourself decreasing margins, font size, line spacing and a dozen other cheats to keep it down to the vaunted size: a single page? Then this is good news for you! The "one page only" rule is quickly going the way

What We've Got Here Is a Failure to Communicate

March 07, 2007 5:03 PM
Why do most IT projects fail? Poor communication, finds a Web survey released by CompTIA on March 6. Twenty-eight percent of the more than 1,000 respondents said that poor communications were the primary factor behind most project failures. "Clearly, technical skills alone are no longer enough," said John Venator, president

Passwords Still the Bane of the Help Desk's Existence

March 07, 2007 1:03 PM
What clogs the phone lines and causes the most headaches for help desk professionals? Without a doubt, they already know: forgotten passwords. Confirmation came this week in the form of an IT Headache Index released March 5 by SupportSoft, a technology problem resolution company, which found that the cause of

Only Your Boss Hates March Madness

February 28, 2007 6:02 PM
Can hardly wait the two weeks until March Madness kicks off? Your boss can. According to Websense, a San Diego based computer security company, the number of sports-related Web sites has grown 31 percent since March of last year, and the number of gambling Web sites has grown 56 percent,

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