Stories by Julekha Dash

MCSE concerns rankle IT pros

Months of confusion regarding Microsoft's position on its Windows NT 4.0 certification exam have left some IT professionals feeling uncertain about the future of their credentials.

Pink-slip party etiquette

On a warm summer evening in Manhattan, hundreds of former dot-com workers are huddled inside Hush, a dimly lit bar in the city's Chelsea district. The occasion is a pink-slip party, held here on the last Wednesday of every month for hopeful laid-off workers and recruiters from Silicon Alley.

Job Fairs Lose Their Luster

As organizations rely increasingly on the Internet to find job candidates, some attendees at the International Quality and Productivity Center's recruiting conference questioned whether job fairs are still an effective hiring channel.

ASPs Helping Companies with Hiring

Keith L. Vencel, a product manager at Sutter Health in Sacramento, Calif., is used to spending several hours each weekend sifting through about 100 résumés. Of those, a dozen might yield potential interview candidates.

$22 billion firm to outsource SAP operations

In what one analyst called a landmark deal, Tyco International, a $US22 billion manufacturing firm, has hired an application service provider to host and manage SAP applications for its subsidiaries.