Articles By Thomas Hoffman

Union Pacific Railroad replaces mainframe with SOA

Union Pacific Railroad replaces mainframe with SOA

At the heart of Union Pacific Corp.'s railroad operations is an IBM mainframe-based transportation control system that's been chugging along...

December 21st, 2009 Thomas Hoffman
IT skills for the midmarket

IT skills for the midmarket

John Baschab, senior vice-president of management services at technology services provider Technisource, discusses the types of IT skills being sought...

December 1st, 2008 Thomas Hoffman
Career Strategies Part 6

Career Strategies Part 6

It's not easy for IT professionals to make a wholesale switch to a different technical discipline to reap the benefits...

November 18th, 2008 Thomas Hoffman
Career Strategies Part 4 – Switching industries

Career Strategies Part 4 – Switching industries

As a programmer at Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, Mark Rathwell spends most of his time working with a...

November 16th, 2008 Thomas Hoffman
Career strategies Part 2 — How to bump up your bonus

Career strategies Part 2 — How to bump up your bonus

As companies continue to slash costs, bonuses are also getting whacked -- and not just on Wall Street. According to...

November 12th, 2008 Thomas Hoffman
Female IT pros still haven’t closed wage gap

Female IT pros still haven’t closed wage gap

Women still don't earn as much as men in the IT industry, according to Computerworld's annual Salary Survey.At the highest...

June 19th, 2008 Thomas Hoffman
Rethinking project management

Rethinking project management

When Jeff Steinhorn joined global energy firm Hess Corp. as CIO of its marketing and refining division in the summer...

May 31st, 2008 Thomas Hoffman
IT recruitment tips

IT recruitment tips

New tools such as social networks are changing the face of IT talent management. But some time-tested techniques continue to...

February 29th, 2008 Thomas Hoffman
The eight hottest IT skills for 2008

The eight hottest IT skills for 2008

No one is mistaking the current IT jobs market for the one that sizzled during the dot-com days and inflated...

January 3rd, 2008 Thomas Hoffman
Eight IT skills almost guaranteed to land you a job

Eight IT skills almost guaranteed to land you a job

Employment and salary prospects for IT workers this year may not match the levels during the dot-com boom, but demand...

January 1st, 2008 Thomas Hoffman