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The New IT Reality Demands a Participative Workforce

by Mike Rollings  |  April 22, 2013

Last week my report “Field Research Summary: The Changing IT Career” was published on This report summarizes the findings from our field research project focused on how goals, expectations...

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Bad Habits Cause IT Talent Shortage

by Mike Rollings  |  April 3, 2013

This morning I read a blog post by Nick Corcodilos “Ask The Headhunter: The Talent Shortage Myth and Why HR Should Get Out of the Hiring Business” and it seems...

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Why projects fail? Hint - It's not technical skills.

by Mike Rollings  |  March 28, 2013

A large area of concern for many Gartner clients is “How do I get a large organization to do new things, to collaborate effectively, and to improve overall delivery effectiveness?”...

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Work from home and making adult choices

by Mike Rollings  |  March 20, 2013

My friend and colleague Jack Santos sent me a link to the NYTimes story “Looking for a lesson in Google’s Perks” by James B. Stewart. Jack knows I am interested...

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“Making Pianos” or “Being an Artist”

by Mike Rollings  |  November 26, 2012

I saw a story on CBS about Wally Boot who has worked at the Steinway factory for 50 years. He was born on Steinway Street and has learned how to...

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The Nexus and IT Jobs - It's Hip to be Square

by Mike Rollings  |  November 5, 2012

Last week our “2013 Professional Effectiveness Planning Guide: Coming to Terms With the Nexus of Forces” was published on It discusses the Nexus of Forces — social, mobile, cloud...

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Career Survival Skills for Gearheads

by Mike Rollings  |  July 19, 2012

The Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) research team is fond of gearheads. You know, the technical professionals who get things done within organizations, the ones who find the answers. For...

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IT Jobs - Misplaced Value?

by Mike Rollings  |  July 16, 2012

This morning I was discussing an article from by Patrick Thibodeau with my colleague Jack Santos. The article “IT Job Seekers Face Hot Yet Terrible Market” discusses how the...

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Employers ask for Facebook passwords but not social skills

by Mike Rollings  |  April 9, 2012

Lately there has been a lot of buzz about employers asking potential employees for their Facebook passwords. I heard yet another story about this over the weekend. While I don’t...

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IT job postings ask for the wrong thing

by Mike Rollings  |  April 5, 2012

My report “Job Postings – Hiring for IT’s Past” published today on This Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) report is a wake-up call for IT organizations because it shows...

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