The PC upgrade cycle slows to every five to six years, Intel’s CEO says
The upgrade cycle for PCs has slowed down drastically, now extending to nearly six years, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said on Wednesday."[The] replacement cycle for the PC has extended," Krzanich said. "Four years was the average, now it has moved to about five to six years."Intel needs to ramp up its efforts and release the right innovations so people are motivated to upgrade PCs quickly and easily, Krzanich said at... Read More
Reminder: CIO Summit this Thursday, June 22nd at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Today’s CIOs must understand not only how to change our organizations’ legacy systems and how to hire and train the right IT professionals, but also how IT can support and grow the business beyond traditional expectations. Otherwise, we risk becoming obsolete.The 10th annual Minneapolis CIO Executive Summit is the only regional conference created “by CIOs, for CIOs.” Join us for valuable networking, private and candid conversations, and an unmatched —... Read More
Women in Technology – Forces for Positive Change. SynerTech Insights, Scott Mihelich
SynerTech has a goal of increasing the awareness of gender diversity issues in technology.  This is our second of several installments on this important subject.   It will mainly cover the successes of women in tech along with an overview of some of the better organizations that provide direct support to women in technology.The Problem and OpportunityGender diversity has created immeasurable benefits in  every industry that has fully embraced it.  In... Read More
How to win the war for IT talent. devs' new mantra: Zen dogs dream of small-sized bones
6 tips for hiring and nurturing great female techies
We’ve all heard the dismal news that women are underrepresented in the technology sector. While women represent 59 percent of the workforce, they only represent 26 percent of employees in technology. Over time, there has been a downward trend in the number of women with careers in technology. Even if they start out in technology, they often leave the field. The question is not should we be doing something about... Read More