Fred O'ConnorReporter, IDG News Service

Fred O'Connor writes about IT careers and health IT for the IDG News Service.

Study: Salaries Poised to Rise for Workers With Mobile, Cloud, UI Skills

IT workers who have experience with five popular technologies may see significant salary increases this year, according to a study from IT staffing firm...

When ERP Is Botched, CFOs Must Act

Companies long have grappled with glitches in their ERP (enterprise resource planning) system implementations -- a situation that the recent botched-rollout...

Intel Lowers Q4 Revenue Over Hard-drive Shortage

Intel warned on Monday that fourth-quarter revenue will be lower than anticipated due to a hard-drive shortage. The chip maker now anticipates quarterly revenue...

CRM Packages Look to Ease Financial Firms' Move to Salesforce

Cloud computing consulting firm GlobalOne Wednesday released the first of three CRM packages that aim to help financial services firms and banks transition to...

The CFO's Role in the Data Breach War

The disturbing rash of data breaches in recent years has demonstrated that data security -- always a huge concern of CFOs -- affects every company and its...

Study: IT's Future Lies With Cloud Computing, Security and Mobile

Cloud computing, security and the mobile space hold the most growth potential in the coming years, according to IT professionals surveyed by tech staffing firm...

Social Media, Virtual Meetings Help Firms Enter Markets and Save Capital

When cloud computing service provider Nimbula hires employees for its South Africa development office, the Mountain View, California, company turns to social...

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Survey: CFOs to Add Finance Jobs Despite US Unemployment

Despite a U.S. unemployment average that has hovered around 9 percent in recent months, a survey of CFOs indicates improved fourth-quarter hiring for accounting...

10 Questions for NetSuite CFO Ron Gill

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EHR Use by Doctors Will Foster Personal Health Record Uptake

A lack of electronic medical data from doctors, complicated setup processes and the static nature of personal health records (PHRs) have caused U.S. consumers to...

10 Questions for Quest Software CFO Scott Davidson

Corporate challenges, opportunities, and what sets Quest apart from the perspective of the finance guy.

Job Experts: Fresh Skills Key for a Return to IT

With no definitive measure of how IT hiring fared during the recession, job experts hold conflicting opinions about the residual effects on that sector.

Behind the Finance-Hiring Pickup

With the recession's accounting and finance staff reductions now potentially jeopardizing their operations, CFOs seem ready to restore some of those jobs in the...

Welcome Back, Finance Pro

The recession has altered the career track for many ambitious finance and accounting professionals. Some took more junior roles in finance after losing their old...

IT Worker Demand Remains Robust Despite Slow Economy

U.S. tech hiring for the second half of 2011 will increase as the gradually improving economy results in companies updating their IT systems after scaling back...