Beth Stackpole

Contributing writer

Beth Stackpole, a frequent Computerworld contributor, has reported on business and technology for more than 20 years.

IT careers: Security talent is red-hot

2015 reality check: IT hiring, spending are up -- for now

2015 reality check: IT hiring, spending are up -- for now

How is 2015 shaping up for the IT industry? Spending is on the rise and hiring is increasing, but competition for employees with in-demand skills may slow innovation.

IT hiring: 4 things you're doing wrong (and how to fix them)

IT hiring: 4 things you're doing wrong (and how to fix them)

IT organizations may be their own worst enemies when it comes to effective strategies for sourcing, screening and hiring IT talent.

IT spending reality check: 2014's mixed message

IT spending reality check: 2014's mixed message

Tech budgets and hiring are down from earlier optimistic projections, but IT's confidence is holding steady.

Millennials choose enterprise IT -- really!

Millennials choose enterprise IT -- really!

Millennials forgo startups to work in corporate IT.

IT puts millennials to work, as mentors

IT puts millennials to work, as mentors

Reverse mentoring helps seasoned IT execs get comfortable with new technologies like social media while gaining insight into what makes millennials tick.

The No. 1 small place to work in IT: Noah Consulting

The No. 1 small place to work in IT: Noah Consulting

Every employee matters at this virtual consultancy, which taps the best of technology and leadership to create a vibrant, nurturing environment.

Best Places spotlight: Johnsonville Sausage gives IT pros autonomy

Best Places spotlight: Johnsonville Sausage gives IT pros autonomy

Tech workers have carte blanche to make and act on decisions at the No. 5 midsize organization on Computerworld's 2014 Best Places to Work in IT list.

Best Places spotlight: Connectria's 'no jerks' policy draws a better IT crowd

Best Places spotlight: Connectria's 'no jerks' policy draws a better IT crowd

An 'aura of teamwork' prevails at the No. 14 small organization on Computerworld's 2014 Best Places to Work in IT list.

The 'always-on' IT culture: Get used to it

The 'always-on' IT culture: Get used to it

Thanks to factors ranging from BYOD and flexible work arrangements to the global economy, a broad range of IT roles demand around-the-clock accessibility. IT professionals say it's part of the territory and are devising strategies to...

Ambitious IT pros seek COO role

Ambitious IT pros seek COO role

With technology the cornerstone of most businesses, the lines are blurring between IT and operations -- leading some IT pros to think of COO as their title of choice.

Tech hotshots: The rise of the QA expert

Tech hotshots: The rise of the QA expert

Often considered a second-class career choice, quality assurance is gaining prominence as automated testing demands more sophisticated talent and high-profile project failures highlight its importance.

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