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Big Data -- the 1970s version

It's the late 1970s, and this non-techie pilot fish gets a data processing job with his state's Motor Vehicles department -- where the tech is a little out of date.


Programming is typing code, right? So type faster!

This bank's IT group gets a new director, and to the delight of one pilot fish, it turns out he started his career as a programmer. Finally, a boss who understands!

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10 tips for making your self-evaluation more meaningful

Whether you think your company uses the information or not, self-evaluations are a necessary device for professional development. Here’s how to make the most of the dreaded self-evaluation process.

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The blockchain market is hot; here's how to learn the skills for it

While most techies who add blockchain to their skillset are versed in programming languages, it’s by no means a prerequisite for learning the technology. Here’s why the blockchain market is hot and how to take advantage of the current...

The Big Lie, IT contracting edition

It's early in this programmer's IT contracting career and he's hired for a fairly short gig, but the consulting company says not to worry -- it'll take care of him.

Hey, are you getting paid to talk or to work?

This pilot fish has worked as an IT staffer and as a consultant, and he knows there can be some real disadvantages to the better-paid but less stable contracting life.

Dealing with stress in the wrokplace

Technostress is killing productivity. Culture is the cure.

Pay attention to the technology malady of our time. It's making your employees miserable — and unproductive.

No Parking Zone

City hires an IT contractor for the help desk for a few months, and it soon becomes clear that, when it comes to temp workers, HR and IT have very different priorities.

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7 IT salary and hiring trends for 2018

Demand for tech talent will continue to outpace supply in the year ahead, while the mix of skills necessary to remain relevant in IT will undergo a significant shift.

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10 Best Places to Work in 2018

Looking for a better workplace? Here are the 10 best companies you can work for, according to Glassdoor.

Gee, isn't it nice to be wanted?

This company is really happy with the work of an IT consultant who's on a project for them -- and won't let go, even though the consultant feels like he's stuck in a rut.

About Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT

Find out about Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT program, including eligibility, survey contents, deadlines and more.

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4 tips for building your executive brand on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a key tool for establishing your brand as an executive, but is your profile having the impact you want? Here are four easy ways to strengthen your executive brand on LinkedIn.

Outflanked

This IT shop has a programmer who's very good at C and C++, but has some very nasty personality quirks -- and an annoying tendency to aim them at his co-workers.

What goes around...

It's the 1980s, and this pilot fish is taking a Cobol class where the professor's anger over her messy divorce spills into her classroom -- and he's on the receiving end.

The 85 percent solution

It's a few years back, when this IT consultant pilot fish is working in the aerospace and defense industry at a company with an interesting idea for paying employees.

Well, SOMEBODY saw some improvement from this

Pilot fish is responsible for this consulting business's employee performance improvement program -- but not every problem employee is all that interested in improving.

Promises, promises

Company hires a recent college IT grad, promising he'll work with the latest and greatest technology. But once he's on board, that's not how he's spending his time.

Just one more reason we, um, love HR

IT pilot fish's former co-worker is job hunting and asks fish for a favor: Can I use you as a reference? But once the co-worker is hired, fish discovers a new problem.

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