Beth Stackpole

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

IT puts millennials to work, as mentors

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.

10 trends in IT spending for 2014

After years of maintenance-only spending, IT leaders are ready to invest. Find out which technologies -- and which IT professionals -- are pulling down the dough.

4 ideas to steal from IT upstarts

4 ideas to steal from IT upstarts

Fast-growing companies like Square and MongoDB are driving IT innovation with leaner staffs, cloud-first computing, self-service everything and CTOs rather than CIOs.

How 4 companies use mobile apps to court customers

Mobile presents a huge opportunity for companies to tighten customer relationships, but it also poses significant development challenges for IT. Here's how four companies are leveraging mobile to great success.

How to keep your new IT hires from jumping ship

With IT talent hard to find and expensive to replace, smart companies are developing IT-specific onboarding programs to attract and retain top tech employees.

IT careers: Does it pay to become a brand specialist?

Hitching your wagon to the latest 'it' technology can lead to lucrative pay and compelling job opportunities, but it's not without risk. dBase developer, anyone?

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