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  • CA Technologies CEO: Doing what the customer needs

    William McCracken took over as chief executive officer of CA Technologies close to two years ago and in that time has engineered a series of organizational changes and acquisitions aimed at improving the company's perception among buyers and broadening its reach into new areas of technology and new customer segments.

  • Fernando Gonzalez

    <strong>Fernando Gonzalez</strong>Favorite pastime: Watching my grandchildren grow. Something interesting that most people don't know about you: My love of the arts, primarily painting. I can draw very well, [but] I can't put life to what I draw. In high school, I was... a bookworm. One of my nicknames in school was "Professor." Last book you read:<a href="http://www.amazon.com/John-Adams-David-McCullough/dp/0684813637/computerworld-20">John Adams</a> by David McCullough. Role model: Victor E. Villaseor, who wrote <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Rain-Gold-V%C3%ADctor-Villase%C3%B1or/dp/038531177X/computerworld-20">Rain of Gold</a> . He writes a book every 10 years, and the fact that you can dedicate yourself to this one thing for 10 years -- that's dedication.

  • The New Metrics for CIO Success

    When I began my career as a CIO in 1997, success was defined by the basics: email delivery, network connectivity and application functionality. I personally wrote code, experimented with new operating systems and created novel analytics.

  • Ensuring project success

    Project plans sometimes go off the rails. That's always been the case, and with the perfection of the human race nowhere on the horizon, it will remain true. But we can reduce the number of projects that fail.

  • IBM Quietly Names a New CEO

    IBM Doesn't like drama -- and it proved that late last month when, without fanfare, its board of directors named 30-year company veteran Virginia Rometty to succeed Sam Palmisano as CEO.

  • Talking to the Business: Our Problems, Their Visions

    The first meeting for a project is a tense affair. There can be a lot of new things coming at you all at once. New co-workers. New technology. New processes. And, perhaps most problematic, new business partners.

  • Job Site Returns to Feds -- and Struggles

    USAjobs.gov, the federal government's central website for posting its thousands of job openings, has experienced performance problems and has been the target of complaints about search-related problems since the government took it back from Monster.com, which had run the site for years on a contract basis.

  • Feds acknowledge mistakes in USA Jobs site move

    The head of the agency that runs USAJobs.gov, the federal government employment site, apologized for the site's performance since it was taken over from Monster.com last month, but defended the decision to do so and said the site is improving.

  • Robots are taking mid-level jobs, changing the economy

    Cambridge, Massachusetts: Computers and robots will replace humans in enough jobs that they will dramatically change the economy, said industry watchers and MIT economists at a robotics symposium Monday. And, they said, the transition has already started.