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HR and IT combine efforts on workforce analytics

Human resources is, by definition, all about managing people — historically considered the softer side of business. But companies are increasingly tying staffing decisions directly to specific business problems, strategies and goals, an approach popularized in part by tech companies such as Google. And to do that, they need data — lots of data. Enter workforce analytics systems. These applications ... Read More »

How about Mute 101 for everyone?

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Missed it by THAT much

It’s just about Y2k time, and this pilot fish is assigned to a college’s accounting department, where he has lots of duties — and one very taxing responsibility. “Aside from keeping their software running, one of my tasks was to transmit our annual 1099 data file to the IRS,” says fish. “At that time the IRS used a BBS-style dial-up ... Read More »

The IT-business gap remains

In light of its increasingly prominent and strategic role, IT continues to remain in control of technology budgets. One-third of the CIOs responding to’s 2017 State of the CIO survey said IT controls 71 percent or more of their organizations’ technology budgets. Nevertheless, other groups increasingly command their own technology budgets. For example, 40 percent of respondents said operations ... Read More »

Trump’s travel ban is a war on tech

President Trump’s ban on people from certain Muslim countries entering the U.S. is not just a war on the Constitution and on core American values; it’s also a war on technology. And the technology industry is fighting back. It’s a well-worn cliché to say that we’re a nation of immigrants, but one look at the tech industry shows how true ... Read More »

Well, we THOUGHT we were prepared for this

The city where this company has its headquarters is about to host a summit of leaders from the Group of Twenty nations — and that means getting to work is going to be a challenge, according to an IT pilot fish on the scene. “The week before the G20 summit, there were cops, Secret Service and FBI swarming everywhere,” fish ... Read More »

IT turns to employee resource groups to attract, retain tech talent

After eight years pursuing undergrad and graduate work, Babatunde Agboola landed his dream job last year as a research engineer in Autodesk‘s digital manufacturing group. One sticking point for the Nigerian immigrant: The position wasn’t at the software firm’s global headquarters in San Rafael, Calif., but rather at a small remote office in upstate New York. Agboola loved the work ... Read More »

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50, and proud of it

Normally, we don’t feel the need to talk about our age. But this year, we’re trumpeting the fact that Computerworld is having its golden anniversary. Welcome to Computerworld‘s 50th year of publishing! Computerworld Fifty years ago in 1967, our founder, Patrick J. McGovern, was a sharp 30-year-old entrepreneur with a photographic memory and a vision about how technology could change ... Read More »

Trump eyes an H-1B visa aimed at ‘best and brightest’

President Donald Trump is considering a new way of distributing the H-1B visa to ensure they go to the “best and brightest.” The phrase “best and the brightest” has long been used by tech industry groups to champion the H-1B program. It’s greeted with derision by critics, who say the program’s mostly entry-level workers are used to displace U.S. workers. ... Read More »

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