IT Careers

While we love technology as much as the next guy, most of us are in the field because we need to put food on the table. This section takes a look at issues related to an IT professional's career or those interested in getting into information technology.




DBAs always have a lot on their plate, and it can be easy to overlook things now and then, but these mistakes have the potential to cause...

5 DBA Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs


Maintaining an organization's IT infrastructure is a big job, and the people entrusted to manage it need more than just basic IT skills....

5 IT Infrastructure Skills That Are Often Overlooked


Those just starting out in the field of networking may be unsure of what is most important for them to focus on. Here we examine some of...

6 Computer Networking Basics to Know


Technical writing is a field essential to IT, in that it must clearly and accurately document and explain complicated concepts to others....

The Work of a Technical Writer


Data scientists have long been required for properly interpreting big data, but now citizen data scientists - with a background in business...

The Role of Citizen Data Scientists in the Big Data World


Joining professional organizations can help broaden your horizons, as well as your technical knowledge and social circle. Here we examine...

Professional Organizations for IT Engineers


The role of chief data officer is often misunderstood, but its growing importance is making it a more prominent position, with many...

Chief Data Officer: The Next Hot Tech Job?


The 10x developer - a developer who's ten times as productive as average developers - is somewhat of a mythological figure in the world of...

The Work of Ten Pros: 10x Developers - Are They Real?


Communication may not be the main focus for IT professionals, but that doesn't mean it isn't essential for them. Proper communication can...

The Importance of Communication Skills for Technical Professionals


Your IT skills can take you places -- literally! The right IT skills (along with the right personal skills) have the potential to land you...

IT Skills: Your Passport to Adventure


Chief Technology Officers occupy a unique position in modern business. Keep up with the latest technology trends by following these CTOs on...

Chief Technology Officers: Top Twitter Influencers to Follow


There is a disproportionately low number of women in IT, and the field of open source is no different. Here we examine strategies and...

Why There Aren't More Women Working in Open Source Software


VMTurbo CTO Charles Crouchman sits down with Techopedia to discuss the company, his typical workday and how he got his job.

How I Got Here: 11 Questions With VMTurbo CTO Charles Crouchman


The IT job market can be competitive, and when hunting for a new job, being financially secure can make a world of difference.

4 Financial Issues Tech Professionals Should Consider Before Changing Jobs


Data science is best learned by doing, but a good foundation of statistics and machine learning matters too. Check out some top resources...

7 Steps for Learning Data Mining and Data Science


Ask either corporate or IT professionals, there is little trust between the two departments. One researcher has some ideas on how to fix...

Is There Any Trust Between Corporate and IT Departments?


The security of businesses and their customers is under scrutiny, meaning a greater need for security professionals. That starts with a...

CISOs: Why Companies Need Them More Than Ever


Successful stints at two tech titans weren't enough for this Renaissance man; he’s now a successful writer and editor.

How I Got Here: 12 Questions with Writer and Software Engineer David Auerbach


Gary Warner's the guy behind the end of the infamous Koobface virus. Here he discusses his career in cybersecurity. discusses where his...