What makes a good company a ‘best’ place to work?

Most employees gushing over their place of work talk up the up-scale office environment, a flush benefits package, flexible work schedules, or lavish perks, from subsidized lunches to team-building exercises and off-site outings. Creating a culture that appeals to IT talent is critical today given the shortage of tech-savvy employees …

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This company has been growing for the past couple of decades by acquiring smaller companies that do similar things. In the process, it acquires a lot of solutions these companies had developed, as well as the solutions’ accompanying code. Of course, the acquiring company has been less keen on retaining …

Trump’s hostile view of Bitcoin and crypto could chill industry

President Donald Trump has weighed in on the cryptocurrency debate, saying in a series of tweets Friday that he’s not a fan of Bitcoin or blockchain-based digital money in general because it’s highly volatile and “based on thin air.” “Unregulated Crypto Assets can facilitate unlawful behavior, including drug trade and …

Download: Discover 2019’s Best Places to Work in IT

Computerworld‘s annual 100 Best Places to Work in IT list showcases the top 100 U.S. workplaces for technology professionals. Our 26th annual report ranks top organizations across the country that offer IT professionals challenging projects, robust salaries, superior benefits, flexible work/life options and unsurpassed access to training and career advancement …

At JPL, IT ‘dares mighty things’

The technology team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or JPL, a federally funded research and development center in Pasadena, Calif., is helping build the future of space exploration and answer big questions like, “Is there other life out there in the universe?” “This is where we do one-of-a-kind work, where …

Owens Corning: Small IT shop with a ‘big jobs’ approach

Fresh out of college, Liana Grecco followed in her dad’s footsteps and took a job at Owens Corning, as an entry-level customer service representative. Fast forward 34 years and Grecco has long since parlayed that customer service stint into myriad roles in the IT organization, developing core competencies in SAP, …