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    Nike’s chief digital information officer exits

    Ratnakar Lavu arrived in 2019 from Kohl’s with a goal to “accelerate” the sportswear giant’s growth.

    By Cara Salpini • Feb. 22, 2023
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    Tech salary growth slowed last year as workforce discontent rose

    Companies still paid a premium for sought-after skills, as hiring in banking, biotech and consulting offset the flagging tech sector, the report found.

    By Feb. 21, 2023
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    Fidelity Investments adds 700 technologists in hiring push

    While big tech continues to trim staff, the financial services company said it plans to expand its IT footprint in the first half of 2023.

    By Feb. 17, 2023
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    Confidence gap holds back jobseekers from tech workforce

    Technology careers are still a top-five choice, but entering the field is perceived as too difficult by many, according to CompTIA data.

    By Feb. 15, 2023
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    CIOs hold onto clout as new roles enter the C-suite

    Chief officers of people, diversity and delivery are becoming more common, LinkedIn says, but the CIO remains a steady presence for tech-driven organizations.

    By Feb. 15, 2023
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    Walmart consolidates IT workforce, plans to shutter 3 tech hubs

    The retail giant will close offices in Texas, California and Oregon but hopes to relocate staff impacted by the changes.

    By Feb. 14, 2023
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    Reading between the lines of tech sector job cuts

    High demand for talent persists, despite ominous signs of downsizing.

    By Feb. 10, 2023
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    Most employees using AI tools for work aren’t telling their bosses

    More than one-third of employees are using generative AI tools to help with work-related tasks, according to Fishbowl data.

    By Ryan Golden • Feb. 10, 2023
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    Workers lack tech skills needed for today’s jobs, NSC says

    As the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics posts unexpectedly high job gains, concerns remain about finding the right workers for open positions.

    By Kathryn Moody • Feb. 8, 2023
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    January jobs report a mixed bag for tech workers

    The unemployment rate remains low, a sign laid off workers were absorbed back into the market, CompTIA said. But the number of tech occupations dropped.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    Southwest names CIO as transformation efforts unfold

    Lauren Woods, an executive with more than a decade at Southwest, takes over for CIO Kathleen Merrill, who became executive advisor.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    Global disruption prompts more innovation, not less

    Rather than responding defensively to economic precarity, companies lean on cloud, data and AI to push forward, according to Accenture research.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    3 technology lessons from Southwest’s IT failure

    Not all $1 billion tech investments are equal when it comes to paying down technical debt.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Airlines promise they’re investing in technology

    Five major carriers used recent earnings calls to respond to the recent failures in aviation technology.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    IBM experiences growing pains as hybrid cloud strategy takes shape

    Software and consulting services were the business drivers in "the first full year of the new IBM," CEO Arvind Krishna said during an earnings call.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    3 trends shaping IT compensation strategies in 2023

    Experts expect the IT talent salary ceiling to continue to rise despite tech industry layoffs and economic slowdown.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    Southwest Airlines tech ‘generally worked as designed,’ CEO says

    A perfect storm of bad weather and mass cancellations “just overwhelmed the technology and the processes,” Bob Jordan said.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    United Airlines CEO calls out tech failures in the aviation sector

    “This ought to be a wake-up call for all of us in aviation,” Steve Kirby, said during an earnings call.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    CIO role ‘elevated’ as economic uncertainty persists: report

    Security and modernization needs will push IT spending upward in 2023, according to Foundry's State of the CIO report.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    Morale support: How to lead your IT team through layoffs

    Remaining staff members are watching closely how companies treat departing workers — and will need support as they attempt to carry on.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    Cautious but confident, tech talent won’t stop job hopping

    Workforce reductions in big tech have tempered the Great Resignation, but IT workers are still testing the job market.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    Great resigners gravitated to tech in 2022 — and not just for better salaries

    Challenging work and upskilling opportunities drew job changers into the IT workforce, and most are happy in their new roles.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    Southwest Airlines commits $1B to IT upgrades

    The airline has taken immediate action to enhance its crew engagement technology, CEO Bob Jordan said.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    Gartner dials back worldwide IT spending forecast

    The shift reflects the impact of inflation on consumer spending and a strong dollar on exchange rates.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Stop planning one tech budget: IT spending strategies for 2023

    More money and new challenges greet CIOs this year as businesses lean on modernization to ride out economic uncertainty.

    By Jan. 16, 2023