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Information Technology Workers and Stereotypes

Is the stereotype true that information technology (IT) professionals are nerds, geeks, and pocket-protector-wearing buffoons as sometimes portrayed in the media? Joe Townsend examines why these kinds of stereotypes exist and what is being done to address them.

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Information Technology Predictions for 2014

The information technology (IT) field has a plethora of people discussing predictions for the coming year. In this story, Joe Townsend explores many of those predictions. Hopefully next year, we can look back and see if they were fulfilled or completely missed.

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The Affordable Care Act Rollout Highlights IT Problems

To say information technology (IT) is taking a beating as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rollout is an understatement. Not only has it been a disaster for those seeking insurance under it, but it also has highlighted the fact that IT, while cool, is far from perfect.

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Why Do IT Professionals Succumb to Project Overload?

Joe Townsend explores why IT professionals continue to succumb to project overload. The problem is not that we take on too much; the problem lies in the fact that we don’t manage our projects very well, and these repeated failures lead to overload as we can’t deliver what we promise.

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Want to Get Ahead in Your Career in 2013? It’s Easy—Change!

Is your New Year's resolution to finally land that perfect job? You're not the only one, which means that you need to be doing more to separate yourself from your competition to truly stand out. To give you the edge, we take a look at who's hiring and what they're looking for.

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Noel Wurst
Six Habits of Indispensable IT Pros

Joe Townsend presents a list of six habits of indispensable IT pros. This list is a common-sense approach to how you can make yourself valuable to your organization. Be prepared to be a forward thinker and embrace new technologies.

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Generation Y's Upcoming Impact on IT

Much has been said about Generation Y regarding their work ethic and lack of enthusiasm for IT. Joe Townsend explains why we need Generation Y to be excited about IT in order to fill the positions left empty by retiring baby boomers.

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Joe Townsend
The Risks of Implementing BYOD

CIOs and IT directors need to know if they are putting themselves at risk when they implement "bring your own device," or BYOD. Joe Townsend considers whether or not the benefits of this business policy outweigh the risks to a company's security.

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