Meridith LevinsonCIO

Former Senior Editor for

Hottest Jobs and Skills in Cloud, Mobile App Development

Want to lock in some job security in IT over the next five years? Then make sure you're poised to move into cloud computing or mobile application development.

Tech Visionaries and LSD: Turn On, Tune In, Geek Out

While some of the technology industry's brightest minds were inventing the first PCs and developing groundbreaking software, they were also feeding their heads with LSD.

It Came From Outer Space: NASA Innovations We Use on Earth

From high-tech swimsuits to baby formula and bed pillows, these every-day items have out-of-this-world origins.

IT Job Seekers: Can You Answer 12 Gotcha Questions?

There's a dozen interview questions that fluster IT job seekers at all career levels. Give a surprised or weak answer to any of them, and red flags fly. Hiring...

How to Address Defamatory Online Content

What can you do when you find content about yourself online that you think is defamation?

Obama Appoints First Federal CIO

White House release states that Vivek Kundra will use technology "to improve performance and lower the cost of government operations."

Current IT Job Losses Won't Mirror 2001 Nightmare

Some online job boards are seeing a steep decline in the number of IT jobs employers and recruiters are posting. The good news for your IT career? Executives at these job boards don't anticipate IT unemployment and job losses to be nearly as bad as 2001 and 2002.

Why Gen Y May Survive Recession Better

Experts say whippersnappers may actually be better prepared for tough times than Generation X and Boomers.

Women in IT Delay Family, Still Miss Top Jobs

One-third of technical women wait to start families in order to advance their IT careers, according to new research on mid-career technical women. Nearly 10 percent forgo having children altogether--and despite these moves, women are still struggling to win executive roles in IT.

Telecommuting is Good for Business, Study Says

A new survey reveals that telecommuting improves productivity and lowers business costs.

An Objective Way to Evaluate Project Managers

A long-time project manager for EDS outlines a sensible way to evaluate project managers' performance using objective metrics that matter most to the business.

The Hazards of Being Too Nice at Work

Too often, nice, competent people are passed up for promotions, which go instead to the prima donna or the politician.

How to Be a Top Project Manager

Want to become a star project manager? Develop these characteristics that mark the cream of the crop.

Why Your Project Management Practices Are Failing

Traditional project management practices work well for stable business environments, but they're too rigid and bureaucratic for today's rapidly changing business world. Here's how to make your IT project management practices more flexible and responsive to business needs.

Kiss IT Goodbye: Alternative Careers for Tech Workers

With IT departments laying off staff to cut costs and a grim outlook for IT job growth in 2009, now's a good time for tech workers to get out of IT. Here's a list of jobs tech workers could easily switch into. (But hold onto your hats, some may really surprise you.)