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Diverse IT Metrics
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:November 2012
pp. 2-3
The metrics used in IT are as diverse as the activities encompassed within IT, although many only tend to recognize and use metrics for the software development phases. Here, the author explores a variety of metrics and how they relate to both quality and ...
 
Are You Communicating?
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:September 2012
pp. 60-61
Nonverbal communication is critical when conveying a message; body language is just as important as your tone of voice. Learn about gestures, posture, facial expressions, and eye contact, so you carry yourself with confidence and can effectively read your ...
 
Information and Quality Assurance: An Unsolved, Perpetual Problem for Past and Future Generations
Found in: IT Professional
By Jeffrey Voas, Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:May 2008
pp. 10-13
Quality assurance is well understood in the hardware/manufacturing community but not necessarily within the software community. The meaning of Information assurance depends on who you ask; those in the computer security field interpret information assuranc...
 
Guest Editors' Introduction: Managing Cybersecurity
Found in: IT Professional
By Wesley Chou, Linda Wilbanks, Shawkang Wu
Issue Date:March 2007
pp. 9
The best plan for an IT security system is to have a plan that the entire enterprise supports, and to follow it.
 
Office Etiquette During the Holidays
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:November 2013
pp. 68-69
The holidays are upon us once again, and it's important to your career to think through your actions during this time of year. Everyone knows that you should monitor your alcohol intake so you don't do something embarrassing, but there are many other situa...
 
Changing Jobs, Part III: Starting a New Job
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:July 2013
pp. 60-61
It's the first day of your new job. How do you make a good impression? This is the last installment in a series of three articles to help you on the path to a new job.
 
Changing Jobs
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 60-61
You've decided to change jobs but aren't sure how to proceed. This is this first in a series of three articles to help you on that path. This first installment addresses the job search, application process, and interview.
 
Ethical Dilemmas in the Workplace
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:January 2013
pp. 60-61
Throughout our careers, there are times when we must consider whether a certain course of action is ethical. Often, the choice is easy—if you see money left out on someone's desk, you know you shouldn't take it. But there are also gray areas in ...
 
Watch What You're Saying
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:May 2012
pp. 60-61
Sometimes a misspoken word just momentarily embarrasses you, but in the workplace, it could affect your career path. Learn how best to react to common work problems and situations.
 
Dining like an Executive
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:March 2012
pp. 8-9
More business is being conducted over meals and at social events. How you present yourself at these meetings and events could help or hinder your career. Learn how to successfully represent yourself and your company at such events.
 
The Future of Web Apps
Found in: IT Professional
By San Murugesan,Gustavo Rossi,Linda Wilbanks,Reza Djavanshir
Issue Date:September 2011
pp. 12-14
Several trends are shaping the current and future Web and its apps, and the emerging landscape is exciting. However, we'll need to address numerous technical, developmental, operational, organizational, and societal challenges. The new discipline of Web sc...
 
Conference Attendance
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:September 2011
pp. 60-61
Everyone gets flyers and ads for conferences and seminars, but how do you know which ones will be worth your while? Furthermore, how do you obtain the necessary approval and funding, and how can you make the most of your attendance?
 
You Need a Vacation
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 60-61
<p>If you're lucky enough to be in an office that encourages taking time off, do it. Your boss understands the importance of downtime, and you and the office will be far more productive when you return than if you work constantly. But what if vacatio...
 
Performance Reviews
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:January 2011
pp. 58-60
One of the worst aspects of a manger's job is writing performance reviews. It's easy to review the top performers&#x2014;just tell them they're great and give them their well-deserved bonuses. But what about the middle performers or those who need impr...
 
Pushing IT up a Notch: Embracing Technology for the Public and Corporate Good
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:January 2009
pp. 64
The IT industry has long been a significant contributor to global warming, but green computing is a strong and growing trend that seeks to reverse that impact. First steps include some relatively simple technical andbehavioral changes that can help make ad...
 
Web Services - A View from the Top
Found in: Services Computing, IEEE International Conference on
By Frank E. Ferrante, A. W., Karen Evans, Gil Miller, Henry Schaffer, George Strawn, Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:September 2006
pp. xxviii
No summary available.
   
IT Risks [Guest editors' introduction]
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks,Rick Kuhn,Wes Chou
Issue Date:January 2014
pp. 20-21
Most IT professionals would agree that IT is good at identifying and managing risks--but is this really the case? Or has risk management become simply buzz word for us? This issue of IT Pro highlights some risk areas often overlooked. As IT professionals, ...
   
Other Duties as Assigned?
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:March 2011
pp. 10-11
<p>What's your job? Can you clearly articulate your responsibilities and&#x2014;just as important&#x2014;what isn't your responsibility? Often, areas of responsibility become blurred. Are you working on something that's your current job, or a...
 
Summer Interns: Our Responsibility
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:March 2009
pp. 64, 63
Senior managers have the opportunity to shape the future workplace by establishing clear expectations with summer interns in terms of not only work performance but also office etiquette and other
 
Green: My Favorite Color
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:November 2008
pp. 64, 63
The IT industry has long been a significant contributor to global warming, but green computing is a strong and growing trend that seeks to reverse that impact. First steps include some relatively simple technical andbehavioral changes that can help make ad...
 
When Black Hats Are Really White
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:September 2008
pp. 64, 63
In many ways a curious development, the premier venue for technical information on cybersecurity and the latest security research is the conference that brings together hackers and those whose job it is to protect systems from them. Welcome to the
 
Email Refresher: Defending against the Slow Slide toward Inefficiency
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:July 2008
pp. 64, 63
Email has become the dominant form of communication in the business world and far beyond. Yet, without conscious attention to how to use it effectively, this powerful tool can undermine efficiency and ultimately prove harmful to bottom-line needs.
 
Need to Share vs. Need to Assure
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:May 2008
pp. 64, 63
Regardless of how you define it, information assurance is critical to the success of every company. It's a key responsibility for CIOs and IT managers, as well as everyone who stores or sends data electronically. In most cases, IT managers and CIOs shouldn...
 
IT Management and Governance in Equal Parts
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:January 2008
pp. 60-61
To be most effective, companies must manage their IT resources and use them in their governance structure.
 
Passing out IT Toys
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:November 2007
pp. 62-63
We need to ask ourselves if the advantages of new technology are worth the security risks, costs, and loss of quality personal time.
 
Strategic Thinking, Practical Dreaming
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:September 2007
pp. 62-63
We need to develop a vision of the end product before we can plan how to get there.
 
The Impact of Personally Identifiable Information
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:July 2007
pp. 62-64
We all have an obligation to protect personal information. The author discusses what that can mean to us as individuals or as IT managers.
 
Cybersecurity: Welcome to My World
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:March 2007
pp. 61-64
For CIOs, managing cybersecurity means anticipating threats and a whole lot more.
 
Changing Jobs, Part II: The Transition
Found in: IT Professional
By Linda Wilbanks
Issue Date:May 2013
pp. 60-61
You've decided to change jobs&#x2014;how should you proceed? This is the second in a series of three articles to help you on the path to a new job. This installment discusses how to leave your current position. Part I is available here: http://doi.ieee...
 
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