IT Leadership

IT leadership and management news, analysis, research, how-to, opinion, and video.

Ultimate Software

The No. 1 midsize place to work in IT: Ultimate Software

This company’s “people-first” culture offers IT employees challenging assignments and family-friendly policies.

Computerworld Digital Edition, June-July 2017 [cover]

Read Computerworld's June/July digital magazine!

Our 24th annual Best Places to Work in IT report highlights top organizations across the country that offer technology pros bountiful benefits, challenging projects, opportunities for growth. See who made the list!

Hands, nurturing and supporting people icons

About the Premier 100 Technology Leaders Awards

Computerworld's Premier 100 Technology Leaders Awards honor individuals who have had a positive impact on their organization through technology.

Computerworld Research

Computerworld conducts occasional surveys of its readership on issues affecting enterprise IT users. Read a description of each survey project along with key dates and links to past reports.

exit sign

IT careers: Should you leave?

Ask yourself a couple of key questions before quitting the job you have.

Not the kind of job security we were looking for

Linux admin pilot fish at a manufacturer discovers he has been "volunteered" to deal with an open-way-too-long trouble ticket for a Linux workstation. But wait -- wasn't this supposed to be outsourced?

it healthcare conferences 2017 primary

Healthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloud

Charles Podesta, CIO at UC Irvine Health, says competition for resources at healthcare organizations has stymied IT investments. But he sees that changing.

career success

3 steps to better IT career management

While every career involves a bit of luck and serendipity, they can and should be managed.

Free and cheap ways to learn about IT security

Free and cheap ways to learn about IT security

From recovering deleted files to setting up an intrusion detection system, these seven projects give you hands-on experience with an array of security tasks.

Why we love online calendars (and our bosses)

IT pilot fish gets an email one morning from his boss: Can we reschedule our biweekly half-hour one-on-one meeting. Sure, says fish, and makes the change in Outlook. What could go wrong with that?

globe

What happens to IT when global firms retreat

The IT organizations of underperforming globally integrated businesses face significant challenges.

butterfly with gears above flower transformation

5 myths about digital transformation

You've heard what digital transformation is. How about what it isn't? Experts bust through myths about digitizing business operations and explain why IT can't do it alone.

Going postal, IT style

It's the 1980s, and when this company's IT department needs to get a copy of customer data to diagnose problems, the obvious solition is floppy disks -- at least until their mailman gets involved.

Fastest growing tech skills and certifications in 2017: 30 and 30

Cash market value of these certified and noncertified tech skills have increased the most so far in 2017.

hiring touchscreen faces personnel people finger hand

IT staffing: When to retrain, when to hire fresh

Staffing new projects is no picnic these days -- skilled help is in short supply, but retraining takes time and money, and doesn’t always work. Here’s how to decide which path to take.

self checkout

Self-checkout: What shoppers want to do is rarely what they end up doing

One of the first things retail executives learn is that shopper surveys are horrible indicators of what shoppers will do in stores.

Old is the new New

This pilot fish's team is replacing the company's oldest PCs with newer models -- and, naturally, there's always one manager who insists he NEEDS a new machine.

martha bird

Meet ADP's 'business anthropologist,' putting human thought behind chatbots

Martha Bird's specialty is designing technologies that work for people, creating conversational user interfaces and chatbots that can serve different professional audiences across different geographies and different cultures.

customer care ts

The rules of engagement for customer-obsessed organizations

Today, customer engagement has shifted. Customers don’t just take what they get; they arrive with an expectation that a brand knows what they want before they even do.

'It's easier than Linux, so what's the problem?'

Sysadmin pilot fish is working for a big defense contractor, and when it comes to Unix and Linux, he's got decades of experience. Then, without warning, he gets a very, um, SPECIAL assignment.

Load More