IT Workers Saw Big Pay Bumps Last YearRead the rest of this entry »
Seven in ten IT professionals got raises last year, pushing the average base for non-managers to $83,500 and to $146,000 for those in senior positions.
The average percentage increase for non-managers, according to the 2020 IDG Insider Pro and Computerworld IT Salary Survey was 4.7%. Managers at all levels average between 4.2% and 4.3%.
Tech professionals with certain specialized skills saw increases in the double-digits. The report said security professionals ...
Tech Team Leadership Takes More Than CodingRead the rest of this entry »
You've just been tapped to lead a development team on a new project. It's a sign of the company's confidence in you and the opportunity you've been wanting for a while.
Now that you're back at a workstation, reality is setting in. What do you need to get your team on board and rowing together?
In a word, it's leadership. And that has far less to do with your coding ...
Here's How to Turn IT Missteps Into SuccessRead the rest of this entry »
Whether you're the CIO of a Fortune 500 company, or an IT manager at a small firm, all technology projects eventually land on your desk.
The bigger the project, the more of an opportunity to shine. Alas, no IT project comes fraught free. As CIO.com puts it, "No great accomplishment in technology has come without a few false starts." There are, however, steps you can take to reduce the ...
Affective Computing Is Making AI More HumanRead the rest of this entry »
One of the leading trends in IT that not even many technologists know much about is "affective computing." It's adding EQ to AI's IQ,
The idea of computers that can engage and effect human emotions is as old as the first sci fi robots. A more modern example are video games that immerse players in environments designed to trigger a variety of emotions.
Today's affective computing seeks to recognize human ...
IT Jobs Top 'Emerging' Jobs ListRead the rest of this entry »
Nurse, software developer, physical therapist, cybersecurity specialist and truck drivers are perennially among the most in-demand jobs, meaning employers struggle to fill these openings. And there's every indication these jobs will continue to be hard to fill.
But what about the new jobs being created and existing ones that are seeing growing demand? LinkedIn recently released its third annual list of the top 15 emerging jobs ranked by how fast ...
The Secret to a Well Paid Flex Job? STEM and HealthcareRead the rest of this entry »
FlexJobs has come out with a list of a dozen jobs that offer flexible work options like remote work, flexible and part-time scheduling or freelancing. Sounds good? Here's the icing: 10 out the 12 pay well above the national average.
Ready to go job hunting? There's a catch: You need a degree and professional training to snag one of the big money jobs. And we're not at all convinced just ...
The Myth of the Million Dollar Data ScientistsRead the rest of this entry »
By any measure, data scientists earn a good living. Glassdoor puts their average pay at $120,495. The average bonus or additional comp averages $11,742.
But at hedge funds, those numbers don't even come close to what exceptionally skilled data scientists can earn.
Speaking at a conference last spring, an industry recruiting specialist said it's possible for a PhD data professional to earn a million dollar payday. Few do, he admitted. ...
IBM Says Its Apple Users Are More Productive and Stay LongerRead the rest of this entry »
Can an Apple computer make you a better worker? Surprisingly yes, says IBM
Last week at the Jamf Nation User Conference, a meeting of Apple IT administrators, IBM's CIO presented the findings of a somewhat unusual study of the performance of Apple and Windows users in the company. As reported on Computerworld, CIO Fletcher Previn said Mac users are more likely to exceed performance expectations and stay with IBM longer ...
Most In-Demand Programming LanguagesRead the rest of this entry »
Python is the programming language most in demand by employers, according to an analysis of job listings by IEEE.
Close behind, says the professional association for tech workers, are Java and C. The three received IEEE scores of 96 or better. The next closest language was C++ scoring 85.7.
IEEE Spectrum, the online magazine of the organization, analyzed 11 metrics from 8 sources to come up with a variety ...
Celebrate IT Pro Day By TrainingRead the rest of this entry »
Today, for IT Pro Day you could order in pizza and sandwiches to recognize the work they do. Or you could really go all out to celebrate hosting lunch and committing to give your team the time they need -- and a survey says they want -- to freshen up their skills and learn new ones.
A survey commissioned by IT management software provider SolarWinds specifically for IT Professionals Day ...