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Editorial survey: IT Careers 2015

Tell us about your career plans and predictions for the future of IT in our quick survey. We'll share the results in our upcoming IT careers special report.

6 key attributes of a chief analytics officer

Organizations need leaders who can turn big data into a strategic asset, but not everyone is cut out for the job. Do you have the skills and temperament to become a CAO?

Slideshow: 6 Key Attributes of CAOs [Chief Analytics Officers]

Chief analytics officer: The ultimate big data job?

As organizations seek to not simply corral data, but apply it strategically across the business, analytics experts are making their way into the C-suite.

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IT skills that are in demand, and those that will be

IT professionals seeking certifications in the coming months may get their best return with cloud and security-related certifications. Agile-related training won’t hurt, either.

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Outgoing Commerce Department CIO pushed to shake up the federated model

When Simon Szykman was named CIO of the U.S. Department of Commerce, he inherited a federated IT organization that needed to improve its efficiency and effectiveness, so he applied his strategic vision and consensus-building skills in...

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Wary tech workers now prefer mid-size companies

Working for a startup may have lost its appeal to IT pros who, after the recent recession, prefer positions at medium-sized companies that offer a startup's innovative environment and a large company's stability.

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Growing startup scene, employer loyalty lure tech talent to Midwest

While the central part of the U.S. may lack the technology cachet of its coastal counterparts, IT professionals are attracted to the region's burgeoning startup movement, its abundance of top-tier companies, sense of employer loyalty...

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IT leaders aren't all coming from tech

As IT increasingly becomes a business strategy enabler, IT leaders are being promoted from places like the sales or marketing department.

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Two little words that destroy your credibility

We in IT have to realize that only users get to decide whether ‘it’s fixed.’

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Career advice: ‘Retired’ just looks wrong on a résumé

Premier 100 IT Leader Michael Macrie also answers questions on the merits of getting a bachelor’s degree later in life and the pros and cons of working for the government.

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Pink slips rain down on Microsoft

As had been rumored earlier this week, Microsoft lopped off a second set of jobs Thursday, cutting 2,100 positions, as part of a restructuring plan announced two months ago to eliminate 18,000 positions, or about 14% of the company's...

IBM cuts pay by 10% for workers picked for training

IBM has initiated a new training program that will result in a 10% pay cut for participating employees.

9 rules for the developer-ization of IT

CIOs who want to drive innovation and change in their organizations should focus on making the lives of developers easier so they can innovate, produce great apps and deliver valuable IP.

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How to build a great data science team

Select the mix of skills right for your data analytics business goals.

5 questions to ask before you take a tech job

IT positions don't always match up to their interview hype. Ask these questions to ensure you know what you're getting into before saying "yes" to your next job offer.

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Laid off from job, man builds tweeting toilet

Technology, like comedy, uses improvisation. Take Thomas Ruecker's project.

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How to get a job in computer security

The secret to the security profession is to develop all the computer experience you can before you even begin to think about a career in cybersecurity.

Tech giants appeal settlement rejection in Silicon Valley hiring case

Google, Apple, Adobe Systems and Intel have appealed a judge's decision to throw out a proposed settlement in Silicon Valley's employee hiring case.

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