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The exception that proves the rule?


Throwback Thursday: Anything better would be too good

At her most recent performance review, this pilot fish gets a rating of 3 of a possible 5 -- "fully satisfactory." Not bad, but she wants to do better. The question: How?

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Q&A: MIT prof talks about teaching blockchain – and who's learning

Abel Sanchez is one of two instructors teaching the Applied Blockchain course at MIT, one of many universities with courses on the distributed ledger tech. While about half the students can code, others have never coded a line in...

Oh, grow up!...and down...and up...and down...

The plan is to add Wi-Fi to this factory, and to speed up the process they're trying something new this time: training an IT guy to run the scissor lift for himself

Right now, wrong future

This soon-to-graduate IT pilot fish is in serious job-search mode -- better still, he's offered a job that pays well and really sounds like fun. Why wouldn't he take it?

Let's just not talk about that, OK?

IT pilot fish is facing layoffs at the defense contractor where he works, but at least he feels better about one thing: His job didn't require a security clearance.

Balancing act

Big company starts a program to help employees improve their work/life balance, and it sounds appealing -- but it turns out to be not such a great deal after all.

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IDG CMO Perspectives: Jim Williams, VP Marketing, BlueCat

Jim Williams, VP Marketing of BlueCat, discusses how content is the new advertising in this edition of IDG CMO Perspectives. During the conversation with Rob O’Regan, global content director with IDG Communications, he also discusses...

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Blockchain craze helps push up related salaries

Blockchain developers are commanding a salary premium for their services as the distributed ledger technology has heated up in the enterprise IT marketplace over the past year, but it's also spurring job growth in related fields as...

Forget IT -- this guy obviously belongs in sales!

This IT pilot fish is team lead for an ex-mechanic with no programming aptitude, skills or training. So how long could he possibly last as a software developer?

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.

Hey, you bring YOUR tools, I'll bring mine!

Business analyst visits this company's corporate office for a week of meetings, and it turns out she and an IT infrastructure pilot fish have something in common.

Let me draw you a picture

IT manager wants a group of staff members to interview a systems administration job candidate -- and it seems he has some, um, interesting ideas about competition.

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LinkedIn: 'Blockchain developer' is the No. 1 emerging job

Echoing a number of similar reports this year, the career and professional social site says listings for blockchain developers have exploded. The reason: continued interest in cryptocurrency.

But hey, she sure interviewed well!

Contract programmer comes recommended by her employer and, after a brief technical interview by non-programmers, she's hired. How could that approach possibly go wrong?

Why we love recommendations

First-time IT manager hires a new member for his team, but he doesn't work out well -- and in light of his glowing recommendations, the manager can't figure out why.

That bus rolls both ways

This new IT boss calls an all-hands meeting so she can get to know her widely dispersed staff -- and they get an early look at her critical decision-making skills.

See, this is how reputations are made

This database group's manager is out while recovering from surgery, and the remaining pilot fish has twice the workload -- but he finds a way to keep everyone happy.

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CIO Leadership Live with Vince Kellen, CIO at University of California, San Diego | Ep 17

In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Vince Kellen, CIO, University of California at San Diego, about data science, cloud computing and the future of the online learning space.

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