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Microsoft skills: What's hot and what's not?

SQL Server, Azure, SharePoint, and .Net are among the Microsoft skills most in demand

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IT job growth slows, but pay is up for specialists

According to Foote Partners, IT job growth in January 2016 was the worst in nearly a year and a half, but extra pay inched up at the end of 2015

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You went where? School rivalry bleeds into boardroom

A project lead puts in the work, does the research, and makes the case before the board, but the ultimate decision comes down to a surprising detail

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How to prepare for the IT department of the future

In the IT industry, change is the only constant. So how can IT professionals best prepare themselves for the future? Follow these steps

White House education plan leaves H-1B visa critics flabbergasted

President Obama’s $4 billion computer science initiative will get funding from India's top offshore outsourcers

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Why your network admins are nervous

Network pros know that SDN promises to rock their world. Here’s how to help your staffers keep their skills ahead of the curve

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Laid-off IT workers muzzled as H-1B debate heats up

In the office and in Congress, IT workers are fighting back -- often in silence

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The 10 best IT jobs in America

Anonymous career review and job search site Glassdoor recently released its annual Best Jobs in America list for 2016, and 10 of the top 25 roles are in IT

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Mingis on Tech: Retailers buy into IT (and is tech taking our jobs?)

In Computerworld's latest video podcast, Executive News Editor Ken Mingis shops for details about why retailers are embracing tech and asks about a report that technology will cost the global economy 7 million jobs by 2020....

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We're living in the golden age of software development

With an unprecedented choice of tools, languages, platforms, and architectural styles, developers are creating a wildly inventive, software-defined world

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Judge gives breathing room to 34,000 foreign workers

The Optional Practical Training program, criticized as a back-door H-1B visa, gets 90-day reprieve to get its act together

The printer’s possessed! Hit the panic button

A printer prank works a little too well, and a joke almost brings the office to a standstill

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Hiring a data scientist? You're doing it all wrong

Businesses and technology leaders have learned a lot about the importance of data and the need for data scientists, but do they understand what the role of a data scientist should entail?

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8 tips for recruiting cyber security talent

Finding cyber security talent isn't easy, but it's even harder if you use the same methods that work for other IT talent specialties. Here's how to get it right

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How IT staffers keep pace at fast-growing organizations

Smart management tactics and agile processes give IT staffers the strength and stamina to support mushrooming business needs

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Disney IT workers allege conspiracy in layoffs, file lawsuits

Disney IT workers laid off a year ago are accusing the company and the outsourcing firms it hired of engaging in a "conspiracy to displace U.S. workers"

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How to win the war for IT talent

The battle to hire IT pros is only going to get more brutal in 2016, and even heavyweights like Adobe and Facebook are exploring unorthodox methods for sourcing and screening

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Preparing IT for the 'gig economy'

In the next 10 years, companies will regularly tap into a vast pool of independent contractors on a pay-as-you-go basis, but CIOs need to get much more involved in setting up the secure IT connections to make it work, researchers say....

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