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  • John McKee // December 8, 2010, 3:23 AM PST

    Five tips for using the holiday party to get ahead

    It's that time of year again, and companies of all sizes are having a staff "party." People everywhere are debating whether they'll attend. In this article, John M. McKee says this decision is a no-brainer.


  • Patrick Gray // December 12, 2010, 9:15 PM PST

    How do you reinvigorate IT?

    While the economists seem to disagree about the state of the economy in the near and medium term, clearly the current "state of the union" at most IT shops is unsustainable. Wow do we start the recovery? Here are a few ideas.


  • Marc Schiller // September 13, 2010, 7:15 AM PST

    How to make your CEO a massive tech advocate, guaranteed!

    CIOs are tasked with promoting a vision and strategy for IT. But CEOs, when you can get theikr ear, aren't really interested in technology. Marc Schiller talks about what you can do to solve this dilemma.


  • Patrick Gray // September 15, 2010, 10:43 PM PST

    Project management: The lie of the "three levers"

    The three-level theory says that one can move any two of the levers (scope, timeline, or cost) and the other will move independently of the others. In this blog, Patrick Gray disputes that assumption.


  • Patrick Gray // September 9, 2010, 11:14 PM PST

    Six Sigma tools for the project manager's toolbox

    Patrick Gray pushes aside the esoteric set of terminology and traditions that make Six Sigma seem foreign and unapproachable to the layman to talk about its real value.


  • John McKee // October 26, 2010, 10:31 PM PST

    Are you "too sensitive" for your career?

    In business, being regarded as “too sensitive” may not be to your benefit. However, if you are truly a highly sensitive person, knowing you're too sensitive can help.


  • Toni Bowers // October 27, 2010, 4:25 AM PST

    Policy creation often falls on IT leadership

    With social networking policies becoming the bailiwick of IT in small to medium-sized companies, IT leaders may need some help.


  • Patrick Gray // October 28, 2010, 1:11 AM PST

    What Presidents Bush and Obama can teach IT leaders

    What lessons can we learn from the trials and tribulations of the last two American Presidents that can be applied to the CIO's office?


  • Scott Lowe // December 3, 2009, 11:53 PM PST

    Three ways to get your message read

    Communication goes well beyond the simple act of hitting the Send button. With these three tips, Scott Lowe tries to help you make sure that the other side of the communication equation - receipt and understanding - also takes place.


  • Scott Lowe // July 29, 2008, 11:32 PM PST

    The Power of Perception

    In some places, IT still has a perception problem, but this problem can be overcome to the benefit of the business.


  • Scott Lowe // March 4, 2009, 4:33 AM PST

    Doing more with more is a recipe for success

    Even in a rough economy, not all organizations are regarding IT as simply a cost center. When approached in the right way, CEOs are still willing to add resources to overstretched IT departments, particularly when the goals of that department are tightly linked with the CEO's priorities. Benny Sisko provides a positive update from a story he submitted last week.


  • Scott Lowe // June 29, 2009, 2:36 PM PST

    Out with Treos, in with iPhones

    While in Louisville, Kentucky for TechRepublic's 10th birthday, Scott Lowe mentioned to Jason Hiner that Westminster College was moving away from Windows Mobile-based Treos in favor of iPhones. He tweeted this to the world, so I thought I'd follow up with a little bit of background.


  • Scott Lowe // August 26, 2009, 3:20 PM PST

    Understanding and fixing the disconnect between vendors and the CIO

    CIOs are inundated with cold calls all the time by vendors that use annoying tactics to sell their wares. A discussion this week prompts Scott Lowe to reflect on vendor relations.


  • Scott Lowe // October 5, 2009, 9:10 AM PST

    Should a user be banned from using Reply All?

    Reply All has been the bane of many people's existence, but does that mean that people should be banned from using the capability? Scott Lowe discusses this issue.


  • Jay Rollins // September 30, 2009, 8:23 PM PST

    Grassroots approach to getting a seat at the management table

    Jay Rollins explains how showing initiative, doing leg work, and proving you add value to the company can lead to more invites to management meetings.