Critics are being quick to jump on a proposal led by Senator Orin Hatch to raise the cap on H-1B visas, with some arguing--quite effectively--that the legislation would "help destroy" the U.S. tech workforce.
This week saw the publication of two major articles on the problem of recruiting and retaining women to the IT ranks. While the gender gap in IT is certainly no secret, most of the industry focus is on STEM public education initiatives, at the expense of addressing problems many women face once they enter the field.
As IT managers work on their New Year's Resolution lists, one item that I hope will appear near the top will be training for IT workers.
It comes as no surprise to read that Institutional Shareholder Services is advising Microsoft shareholders to vote 'no' on a proposed $91M pay package for CEO Satya Nadella. After all, executive compensation is one of the most volatile topics in business. Here's why such a lofty pay proposal sends troubling messages.
Here's why Amazon doesn't care about the enterprise, and why you should.
Considering all the attention that cybersecurity gets in the mainstream and tech media, it is a wonder more money isn't being earmarked for it in 2015 budgets. But if CIOs and CISOs want more money, they need to learn how to evaluate and communicate risk. That is the language that CEOs and CFOs best understand.
Almost a third of British adults have admitted to attempting to siphon a neighbor's Wi-Fi connectivity--underscoring the importance of defending your Wi-Fi network with the appropriate hardware.
The revamped update strategy in Windows 10 may be the most overlooked feature that administrators will love.
Last week Microsoft became the latest tech giant to release its workforce diversity numbers, and the news wasn't encouraging. It is time that tech employers lead by example and make genuine efforts to recruit more women into their ranks, especially in IT. This would be a great goal to top New Year's Resolution lists for 2015.
FierceCIO is looking for examples of the very best digital transformation initiaties, and will recognize those efforts with the first annual FierceCIO Fierce15 Awards to be announced in October.