IT

Earlier this year I proposed that the good ol' predictable days of "aligning IT with the business" have come and gone, and that such an approach has become counterproductive and career-threatening. Since then, a series of factors--from the withering global economy to the relentless demands...

It’s imperative that you do your research on a company before you interview with them. Not only does being well-versed in a company’s mission and history help you tremendously when it’s time to ask the interviewer some questions, but it will also help you decide...

The calendar says we are well on our way to winter, but for many technology companies, orders are starting to bloom like flowers after a spring rain. Strong and steady improvement, economists say, would suggest that the United States is truly emerging from the Great Recession....

A scathing legislative audit released Tuesday shows Virginia's outsourcing of a massive $2 billion computer upgrade has been so troubled that core government services have been disrupted but that canceling the contract could cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars. The problems have affected...

Regulations and technical limitations pose challenges in the federal government's move to "Government 2.0," the trend of Web-enabling government data and processes, Andrew McLaughlin, deputy CTO for Internet policy, said in a speech today in Washington, D.C. Several issues come into play as the...

In its search for fugitives, the FBI has begun using facial-recognition technology on millions of motorists, comparing driver's license photos with pictures of convicts in a high-tech analysis of chin widths and nose sizes. The project in North Carolina has already helped nab at least one...

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C a Wisconsin law firm with offices in Milwaukee and Madison, has hired Paul J. Eberle to become the Chief Executive of the firm. Eberle a founder and past president and CEO of Milwaukee- based computer reseller, consultant and system's integrator Capital...

The FBI plans to migrate from its IAFIS fingerprint database to a new biometrics system that will include DNA records, 3-D facial imaging, palm prints and voice scans. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is expanding beyond its traditional fingerprint-focused collection practices to develop a new biometrics...

While the U.S. economy continues to struggle, there are pockets of strength in the IT labor market. To find the hot spots, both by specialization and by industry, we spoke with the following experts: David Van De Voort, IT workforce specialist, Mercer, Chicago, IL; Dave...

IT requirements definition approaches, tools and techniques are based on the hearsay. We ask representatives of the business to tell us what they want and need. If hearsay is inadmissible in court, then why is it admissible in IT? Hearsay evidence is not admissible...