IT Management - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/1976 en How to avoid a HealthCare.gov fiasco in your cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/how-avoid-healthcaregov-fiasco-in-your-cloud-240696?source=rss_it_management <p>Last week, Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services Dept. and the public face of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), announced her resignation. She had been under attack by Congress and others ever since <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/e-government/the-inside-scoop-how-healthcaregov-getting-fixed-231794">the botched rollout of the federal Obamacare signup site, HealthCare.gov</a>, last fall.</p> Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture The Industry Standard E-health IT Management Enterprise Architecture Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 240696 at http://www.infoworld.com Congrats on the new job! Please disregard all the red flags http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/congrats-the-new-job-please-disregard-all-the-red-flags-240567?source=rss_it_management <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 175px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/fingers_pointed.jpg" alt="Congrats on the new job! Please disregard all the red flags" width="243" height="165" align="right" /> <br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Jutta Kuss</p></em></div> Application Development your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Web Development Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 240567 at http://www.infoworld.com Change your company culture and get onto the cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/change-your-company-culture-and-get-the-cloud-240197?source=rss_it_management <p>Technology issues don't typically stop cloud implementations. More often than not, it's the people. Office politics, unrealistic expectations, and general stupidity are the common culprits that hinder cloud computing use at many enterprises.</p> Cloud Computing IT Management Cloud Computing Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 240197 at http://www.infoworld.com Salary survey: Which IT jobs pay best, which IT jobs are iffy http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/148281/salary-survey-which-it-jobs-pay-best-which-it-jobs-are-iffy-240311?source=rss_it_management <!--paging_filter-->Computerworld's survey of more than 3,500 IT pros shows that those with the right mix of technical skills and business savvy are in demand. Here's a look at trends in workers' job and pay satisfaction, along with their job security and stress levels.<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Computerworld&#039;s survey of more than 3,500 IT pros shows that those with the right mix of technical skills and business savvy are in demand. Here&#039;s a look at trends in workers&#039; job and pay satisfaction, along with their job security and stress levels. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> computerworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/145708 </div> </div> </div> IT Management Technology Business Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 240311 at http://www.infoworld.com Wendy's makes its Oracle ERP upgrade quick and tasty http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/wendys-makes-its-oracle-erp-upgrade-quick-and-tasty-240134?source=rss_it_management <p>It's not uncommon for ERP projects to take longer and cost more money than initially planned, but neither outcome ended up being on the menu for fast-food giant Wendy's recent Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade.</p> <p>A looming end-of-support deadline for E-Business Suite 11.5.10 prompted the restaurant chain to begin the process of upgrading to version 12.1.3 late last year, according to Robin Nelson, a business analyst who worked on the project.</p> Applications Oracle IT Management ERP Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 240134 at http://www.infoworld.com One user's path to a Chromebook enterprise http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/one-users-path-chromebook-enterprise-240148?source=rss_it_management <p>Microsoft's dominance in business may be mammoth but it isn't absolute, as Tim Dickson, the director of technology at Auberge Resorts, has found.</p> <p>Dickson is leading a multi-year migration to Chromebooks and <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9245252/Review_Microsoft_Office_365_vs._Google_Apps?taxonomyId=158">Google Apps for Business</a> for the 800 internal users at the resort and hotel provider.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Google Google Apps IT Management Chrome OS Laptop PCs Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:06:26 +0000 admin 240148 at http://www.infoworld.com Order up! One fried motherboard with an extra server on the side http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/order-one-fried-motherboard-extra-server-the-side-239946?source=rss_it_management <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/oops_error_key.jpg" alt="Order up! One fried motherboard with an extra server on the side" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Gunnar Pippel</p> your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Desktop PCs Servers Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 239946 at http://www.infoworld.com What do IT workers want? http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-management/what-do-it-workers-want-239975?source=rss_it_management <p>As the economy continues to rebound and the competition for qualified IT professionals reaches new heights, employers seeking to attract or retain staffers are increasingly becoming like anxious suitors, desperate to figure out how to please their dates: "What do you want? What will make you stay? What really matters in our relationship?"</p> IT Jobs IT Management Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 admin 239975 at http://www.infoworld.com Why the 'retired' Windows XP ain't going nowhere http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/why-the-retired-windows-xp-aint-going-nowhere-239151?source=rss_it_management <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_night_hp.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Today is the day that Microsoft has fully retired Windows XP: no more <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/microsoft-sketches-out-final-windows-xp-security-updates-next-week-239833">patches or updates</a> after today, not even for security, and no more support. Consumerization of IT Microsoft Windows Windows XP IT Management Microsoft Windows Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 239151 at http://www.infoworld.com Top perks that IT professionals should ask for http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/top-perks-it-professionals-should-ask-240000?source=rss_it_management <p>You've been slaving away at your job since the economic downturn, taking on more work with no raise in pay and believing a light would one day appear at the end of the tunnel. According to both DICE and Robert Half Technology, that day is here.</p> IT Jobs IT Management IDG Insider Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 240000 at http://www.infoworld.com The 'always-on' IT culture: Get used to it http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-management/the-always-it-culture-get-used-it-239974?source=rss_it_management <p>A couple of weeks into his job as lead QT developer at software development consultancy <a href="http://www.osft.com/" target="_blank">Opensoft</a>, Louis Meadows heard a knock on his door sometime after midnight. On his doorstep was a colleague, cellphone and laptop in hand, ready to launch a Web session with the company CEO and a Japan-based technology partner to kick off the next project.</p> IT Jobs IT Management Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:22:20 +0000 admin 239974 at http://www.infoworld.com IT salary survey 2014: Who's hot, who's not http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-management/it-salary-survey-2014-whos-hot-whos-not-239973?source=rss_it_management <p>It's poaching season at <a href="http://truvenhealth.com/" target="_blank">Truven Health Analytics</a>. The Santa Barbara, Calif., company has been up to its eyeballs in new projects since the federal government's Medicaid business systems group enlisted Truven's help to improve its Web-enabled reporting systems.</p> IT Jobs IT Management Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:00:27 +0000 admin 239973 at http://www.infoworld.com Salesforce.com pins growth hopes on industries, wants to be bigger than SAP http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/salesforcecom-pins-growth-hopes-industries-wants-be-bigger-sap-239735?source=rss_it_management <p>Salesforce.com is betting that a push into industry-specific versions of its cloud-based software can help it maintain its breakneck pace of growth, and even usurp SAP as the industry's largest enterprise application vendor.</p> <p>One way to meet the latter goal is by "speaking the language of industry," said Salesforce.com President and Vice Chairman Keith Block, during a company event in Boston Wednesday.</p> Cloud Computing Networking The Industry Standard Salesforce.com Internet IT Management Private Cloud SaaS Web Services Applications Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:18:50 +0000 admin 239735 at http://www.infoworld.com 7 blowhard bosses bollix up IT http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/146691/7-blowhard-bosses-bollix-it-239604?source=rss_it_management <!--paging_filter-->As if working in tech isn't hard enough, these bosses block every avenue to success<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As if working in tech isn&#039;t hard enough, these bosses block every avenue to success </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> infoworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/146691 </div> </div> </div> IT Jobs IT Management Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 239604 at http://www.infoworld.com Don't let the Google-Amazon price war lead to the wrong cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/dont-let-the-google-amazon-price-war-lead-the-wrong-cloud-239515?source=rss_it_management <p>I'm beginning to view cloud providers as carnival barkers, standing on the sides of the strand, shouting out lower and lower prices for their services, in hopes of luring major enterprises to their tents. Of course, instead of peddling a two-headed goat, they're hawking on-demand and reserved instances.</p> <p>What's happing is that cloud providers are buying their way into the market, trying to create enterprise demand that isn't coming naturally. To do so, they're lowering prices and even deferring bills to attract both the Global 2000 and larger "small enterprises."</p> Cloud Computing Storage Google Amazon Web Services IT Management Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 239515 at http://www.infoworld.com IT and business remain apart -- and that's a good thing http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/it-and-business-remain-apart-and-thats-good-thing-239519?source=rss_it_management <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/exec_table.jpg" alt="IT and business remain apart -- and that's a good thing" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Daniel Allan</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT The Industry Standard IT Management IT Strategy Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 239519 at http://www.infoworld.com Healthcare.gov experiences maintenance outage on deadline day http://www.infoworld.com/t/e-government/healthcaregov-experiences-maintenance-outage-deadline-day-239507?source=rss_it_management <p>The U.S. government's flagship health insurance exchange website, Healthcare.gov, was temporarily shut down Monday, the deadline for people to sign up for health coverage under the new law.</p> <p>Monday's outage was intentional so that technicians could fix a software bug, a Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman said via email. Teams extended the site's regular overnight maintenance window and "brought the system online gradually to best meet consumer demand," she added.</p> The Industry Standard E-government E-health IT Management Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:21:09 +0000 admin 239507 at http://www.infoworld.com Beyond meritocracy: 6 ways IT employee performance evaluations are changing http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-management/beyond-meritocracy-6-ways-it-employee-performance-evaluations-are-changing-239502?source=rss_it_management <p>Evaluating employee performance is never easy. The tired old methods - holding an annual performance review, grading employees on a scale of 0-5 and basing pay increases only on a standard employee scorecard used for every role - are no longer effective. Instead, experts say social media, ongoing employee feedback, apps for evaluating performance for various IT roles and much more holistic efforts help go beyond basic meritocracy.</p> IT Management Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:27:01 +0000 admin 239502 at http://www.infoworld.com Why IT managers shouldn't worry about March Madness productivity losses http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-management/why-it-managers-shouldnt-worry-about-march-madness-productivity-losses-239379?source=rss_it_management <p>Your dreams of a perfect March Madness bracket may have gone bust, but the friendly competition among coworkers in office pools is likely hitting new heights as the tournament approaches the final stretch.</p> <p>CIOs and IT managers might be concerned about all the social media activity and online viewing taking place over these 19 days of college hoops mania, but the subsequent rise in employee engagement should not be overlooked.</p> IT Management Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:18:34 +0000 admin 239379 at http://www.infoworld.com Dissatisfaction with IT grows http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-management/dissatisfaction-it-grows-239207?source=rss_it_management <p>Businesses want to spend less on IT operations and infrastructure and shift resources to revenue-producing areas, according to two new studies. But businesses leaders and IT executives are also registering higher levels of dissatisfaction with IT as more demands are placed on technology.</p> <p>The reports, by the Hackett Group and McKinsey &amp; Co., both agree that business executives want IT to do more to improve the bottom line while companies spend less on infrastructure in the process.</p> IT Management Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:58:12 +0000 ccraig 239207 at http://www.infoworld.com