Donald Sears

Top Cities for Technology Jobs in 2009

As 2010 comes to a close, industry advocates TechAmerica took a closer look at regional jobs numbers from last year based on data released by the U.S. Department of...

Hyperfocus on Deliverables Over Objectives Can Hurt Projects

Tying deliverables on a project back to the business case can be extremely challenging proposition. Supposedly, in requirements gathering and the project scope the business case would be built...

Tips for Negotiating a Raise in 2011

After a few years of the "do more with less" syndrome in IT departments (and almost every department), many tech workers are acutely aware of their value in an...

Advice on Getting Security Clearances

There are technology jobs in the Federal government, especially in areas dealing with security. In general, working for Uncle Sam on computer systems means having to obtain security clearances...

You Don’t Need a Paycheck to Be Working

As the saying goes, finding a job can be full time work, but it's not an explanation for what you have been doing with your time, contends an article...

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How CIOs Measure Themselves and Why it Matters

Over the last several years, I have asked CIOs multiple times about how they would like their performance to be measured. One answer has...

Why Cloud Means Cloud-Native

“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked.” -- Warren Buffett The most important change in computing over the past...

Top Cloud Service Providers & Companies

Cloud computing providers play a foundational role for businesses. Virtually every enterprise uses cloud computing in some manner, whether it’s to deliver key infrastructure...

The Role of Data Governance in Effective Data Management

I spoke with four industry experts about the growing challenges in data governance, spotlighting which issues need to be resolved for better data management. The...

Edge Data Fabric: What It Is, Why It Matters

To generate richer and more timely insights, enterprises are using increasing amounts of data. Expect that trend to continue. An IDC model projects that...