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Stacy Collett

IT Salary Survey 2014: Who's hot, who's not

Salaries continue their modest rise, while demand for workers with key tech skills coupled with business acumen keeps employers scrambling to find and keep talent.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Derald Sue

A customer-service focus turns the business side into IT believers.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Stuart Kippelman

A series of project successes convinced end users that they could trust this hard-charging CIO.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Alan Pawlak

The Affordable Care Act presented an opportunity to transform a long-standing business model.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Nick Costides

With challenges and opportunities at every turn, a career in information services takes shape.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Philip Garland

A career steeped in business helps this CIO lead during a time of IT transformation.

The help desk is hot again

If you thought the traditional help desk would be outsourced, automated or altogether shut down, think again. Hiring for the help desk is hot. Insider (registration required)

The best data security offense is a good defense

After several missed security audits, the IT team at the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare jumped into action, building an ambitious security risk framework so audit reports could be prepared in a timely fashion.

Big data storage doesn't have to break the bank

The era of big data requires new storage strategies. But thanks to faster and smarter technologies, these approaches don't have to break the bank.

Forecast 2014: How to wring value from your IT budget

In Computerworld's Forecast 2014 survey, 36% of the respondents said that they expect their IT budgets to increase, and that spending on hosted services will outpace spending on hardware and software.

Data+ Awards: Constant Contact culls trends from billions of emails

Using IBM's InfoSphere BigInsights tools, Constant Contact culls insights from its massive data repositories to help small businesses improve their email marketing campaigns.

Data+ Awards: Novation helps hospitals get better deals on supplies

Armed with data from more than 2,400 healthcare providers, Novation helps hospitals ensure that they're getting the best prices on everything from latex gloves to surgical equipment, offering a mobile app that pushes alerts on changing prices to decision-makers.

Data+ Awards: Express Scripts helps drive down the cost of prescriptions

Physicians connect to Express Scripts' ExpressPath platform via mobile device or desktop to determine how much a prescription will cost before the purchase, resulting in an average savings for patients of 10% to 15% on specialty drugs and speeding up the approval process.

Best Places spotlight: Heartland Payment Systems grows autonomous, collaborative teams

IT staffers take ownership and set the technical direction for projects at the No. 84-ranked company on our 2013 Best Places to Work in IT list.

Best Places spotlight: MetroStar Systems stresses career development, training

IT workers get plenty of support for achieving their career goals at the No. 48-ranked organization on our 2013 Best Places to Work in IT list.

The No. 1 place to work in IT: Quicken Loans

IT employees enjoy the company's relaxed atmosphere and culture of innovation, but they're equally thrilled to be part of the revitalization of downtown Detroit.

Sizing up open source: Not so simple

Choosing open-source software is more complicated than picking traditional software. Is your IT department prepared to contribute code fixes to the community?

Straight talk on security gets employees to listen -- and comply

Sure, you want users to comply with security edicts, but would you phish your own employees or share your company's hack history? At least some CIOs say yes.

Companies take bold steps into desktop virtualization

Five organizations that have experienced the benefits, challenges and ROI of desktop virtualization offer tips for successful implementations. Insider (registration required)

Premier 100 IT Leader: Denise L. Stephens

This IT leader implemented Google Apps for Government, opening the gates to the use of cloud-based systems throughout the federal government.

Author Bio

Stacy Collett Stacy Collett is a contributing writer for Computerworld, covering a variety of IT technology and management issues.