New program could give you access to supercomputer

PRAC program gives qualifying organizations access to the new National Science Foundation-funded petascale computing system, Blue Waters.

Nonprofits emerge as most generous with IT pay hikes

It isn't often that one thinks of the non-profit sector as the place to work for attractive pay, but IT nonprofit employers doled out the largest percentage pay increase last year.

News Scan: Privileged users are greatest IT security threat; Healthcare IT is new investment gold rush; more

The top news stories for April 24, including the threats privileged users pose, investments in the healthcare IT industry, 2013 as the year of the mega breach and the IT skills shortage in the U.K.

IT service model could ease transformation terrors

CIOs are being bombarded with messages about the need for digital transformation. Research from the Hackett Group offers advice on how to do it.

Progress CTO talks Twitter, the IT skills gap and climbing the corporate ladder

Karen Tegan Padir joined Progress Software a year and a half ago in her current role as CTO. In those 18 months, trends such as mobile, the cloud and big data have quickly taken off in the IT space, and changed both the way customers adopt new technologies and the way companies provide them. 

News Scan: Data privacy and public distrust; Linux programmers in short supply; more

The top news stories for April 23, 2014.

IT study reveals depth of employees behaving badly

IT's naughty list requires reams of paper now as the vast majority of workers are now found quilty of some sort of acceptable use transgression at work.

IT embracing 'service broker' model

More than one-third of IT departments now work in a 'service broker' model to better understand and deliver on business technology needs and objectives.

Mobile device recycling: aiding the planet and your bottom line

On the eve of Earth Day 2014, CIOs can help the IT department, and the organization overall, be better environmental stewards with a mobile device recycling program. Bashar Nejwadi explains how such programs work.

Creating flexible work opportunities for your IT staff

For many IT workers, commutes are getting longer in both time and distance. Earth Day affords a perfect opportunity to explore flexible work arrangements for IT workers, says Sande Golgart.

Using mentor programs to play finders, keepers

With IT hiring on the rebound, retention and career development are especially important this year. One of the best tools to help hang onto newly-acquired IT talent is to form a mentoring program.

Wearable technology--what's right for your workplace?

Bill Bartow writes that wearable technologies are poised to take the workplace by storm, and hold promise of cost savings and increased productivity benefits for many companies.

News Scan: HPC-as-a-service; reinventing the CIO role; more

The top news stories for April 16, 2014.

Disruptive technologies creating opportunities for CIOs

Disruptive technologies are creating new opportunities for CIOs and IT to contribute in bigger ways to the success of their organizations, says a new CA Technologies report.

The mainframe turns 50--Who will power the next 5 decades?

As the mainframe marks its 50th anniversary, Michael Madden reflects on the experiences, skills and attitudes needed by the next generation of mainframers.

New big data center named for WWII code-breaker Turing

The British government has funded the creation of a new big data research center to be named after computer pioneer and WWII code-breaker Alan Turing.

News Scan: Preserving the R&D Tax Credit; NASA makes 1,000 free apps available; more

The top news stories for April 15, 2014.