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Indiana protest over religious freedom law

Indiana law is fast having ‘definite negative impact’ on tech

Organizers of the Indy Big Data Conference on May 7 are feeling the impact of the tech industry's anger over Indiana's new "religious freedom" law and want state lawmakers to change the law.

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Indiana's law delivers real hurt to this state tech grad

Tech sector companies are far from angels on the issue of equality. But when it comes to gay and lesbian equality, this industry is vocal in its defense of it, combative and willing to challenge political leaders.

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Top enterprise IT companies where people want to work

Enterprise network and IT companies such as Microsoft, IBM and Cisco are among the most desirable places to work, according to talent marketplace Poachable. But largely consumer-focused companies, like Google, Apple and Amazon, are...

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Kleiner Perkins cleared of sex discrimination against Ellen Pao

A jury has found mostly in favor of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in a historic lawsuit accusing one of Silicon Valley's best-known venture capital firms of sex discrimination.

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White House making it easier to get an L-1 visa

The White House has released a memo intended to give clarity over how businesses may use the temporary L-1 work visa, a document derided by critics of the H-1B visa.

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4 ways to beat the big-data talent shortage

Big data will continue to be hamstrung by a lack of talent for the coming years. IDC predicts that in the U.S. there will be 181,000 deep analytics roles in 2018 and five times that many positions requiring related skills in data...

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The H-1B visa debate: Pain and the politics

This week's hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee on the H-1B visa program offered a compendium of thought, insight and friction. Here's a look at the debate from both sides.

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15 cities that are hidden gems for tech job seekers

San Francisco and New York City may offer the glam factor, but they also bring high costs of living to go with it. If you dig a little deeper, there are many lesser-known cities that offer good pay and good quality of life.

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IT workers' voices heard in the Senate, confidentially

A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today on the H-1B visa program offered up a stew of policy arguments, positioning and frustration.

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CIO's guide to recruiting IT talent

If you’ve tried to hire a data scientist, security manager or mobile developer recently, you know it's not easy. To be successful, CIOs need to make talent management a more substantial and inescapable part of their job. This special...

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Electrical engineering employment declines nearly 10%, but developers up 12%

Electrical engineering is a critical occupation that's often described as key to technological innovation, but it has been shedding workers for years.

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Do you have what it takes to be a project manager?

Do you ever wonder if project management is the right career choice for you? It is multifaceted and rewarding, but it is also a demanding job. Here are eight things to consider to help you decide if you’re cut out to be a project...

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Behind the White House’s claim of 545,000 unfilled IT jobs

The White House cited two sources for its data: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and labor analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies, which analyzes help-wanted ads.

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Tech hotshots: The rise of the chief data officer

As CIOs become overwhelmed by IT demands, chief data officers (CDO) are stepping in to serve as a centralized point of data governance and data management.

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IBM workforce declined 12% in 2014; losses tied to corporate divestitures

IBM's global workforce declined 12% last year, with most of the decrease due to corporate divestitures.

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Traction Watch: BetterWorks Is ramping up to get your ducks in a row

Goal-setting startup BetterWorks has increased its headcount nearly sevenfold in the past 12 months as it rolls out a better way for businesses to set and track goals for each employee.

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The White House’s $100M, H-1B funded tech job plan comes under fire

The White House has established a $100 million program that endorses fast-track, boot camp IT training efforts and other four-year degree alternatives. But it's drawing criticism for the underlying message it sends in the H-1B battle

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Akamai CSO takes a creative approach to finding security pros

Andy Ellis, chief security officer at Akamai, doesn't try to hire perfect candidates. Here’s why.

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