Stories by Ann Bednarz

7 hiring trends for 2017

Hiring is a challenge for CIOs, and it won’t get much easier in the coming year, particularly for IT departments that are trying to fill key security and networking roles.

Top reasons for network downtime

New research paints a fairly bleak picture of network performance. Outages are frequent. Hours typically pass before an issue is reported and resolved. Protective measures are manual and error prone.

37% of IT pros to look for new jobs in 2017

More than half of IT pros believe they’re underpaid, yet only 24% expect a salary increase greater than 5% in 2017, and only 12% expect a promotion, according to Spiceworks’ 2017 Tech Career Outlook.

Skills deficit hampers IoT growth in 2017

IoT technology uses new network protocols, hardware and specialized software, and successful deployments will require expertise in cybersecurity, wireless networking, data science and industrial automation.

Speed to drive CIO agenda in 2017

CIOs will be under pressure to deliver new products and services at a fast pace. Tech spending will increase a modest 2.9% in 2017.