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.
Stories by Beth Stackpole
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.
You don't have to look far to witness the total domination of the mobile device. Whether on the commuter rail or at the soccer field, cruising the mall or navigating a bustling city street, consumers are wedded to their smartphones and tablets to conduct the business of both their personal and professional lives.
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.
First it won accolades as the next <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9214339/Apple_s_iPad_2_is_the_Holy_Grail_of_computing">killer consumer device</a>. Then it slipped into the backpacks and briefcases of <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9219149/Consumerization_of_IT_Lessons_for_enterprise_applications">white-collar information workers</a>, and in some cases it's becoming a corporate-sanctioned alternative to the laptop.
When RehabCare executives started asking IT for Apple iPads several months ago, CIO Dick Escue didn't miss a beat.
When RehabCare executives started asking IT for the Apple iPad several months back, CIO Dick Escue didn't skip a beat.
Rod Masney believes it's a key part of his management role to encourage his employees to really disengage from their high-pressure IT jobs — to take a week or two at the beach or that long-awaited European tour.
You just rolled out Microsoft Windows Vista companywide, only to find your help desk flooded with calls. Or you spent hours with the mobile sales group going over the basics of laptop and wireless security, only to discover team members still opening rogue e-mail attachments and stumbling over password protocols.