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5 ways to kickstart your infosec job search in 2016

You’re questioning your job -- the company, your responsibilities, your salary and more -- but is it time to move on?

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Why your network admins are nervous

Network pros know that SDN promises to rock their world. But those who prepare for the change will find new opportunities. Here’s how to help your staffers keep their skills ahead of the curve.

White House education plan leaves visa critics flabbergasted

Infosys, Tata, Microsoft, Google and Salesforce.com are all contributing, but some critics question the message that linking up with India's top outsourcers gives to current IT practitioners.

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Obama wants $4B for more computer science education

The United States may direct billions of dollars funding towards teaching America's youth computer science, if President Obama has his way.

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Looking to land 2016's 'hottest job'? Here's what you need to be a data scientist

Now that "data scientist" has been named this year's hottest job, it's only natural to wonder if you've got what it takes to fill it.

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10 tech giants leading the parental leave policies pack

The IT industry offers some of the U.S.'s most generous parental leave policies. Here are 10 with excellent benefits for new mothers and fathers.

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

IT workers in the U.S. are challenging their replacement by foreign visa holders. Lawsuits are on the rise. Lawmakers are being called. And yet many of those most directly affected by outsourcing aren't allowed to fully tell their...

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Mingis on Tech: Retailers embrace technology to save their bacon

Executive News Editor Ken Mingis finds out how technology is about to radically change retailing -- bye, bye big box stores? -- and asks that recent report that technology could kill 7 million jobs by 2020.

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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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VMware cuts 800 jobs as it transitions from older 'blockbuster' compute products

VMware is cutting 800 jobs as it transitions from its traditional products to newer, emerging technologies.

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Judge gives breathing room to 34,000 foreign workers

A U.S. judge is giving the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) an additional 90 days to get its act together on the Optional Practical Training program.

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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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The tech revolution could change (or erase) your job by 2020

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is under way and while it could lead to the loss of more than 7 million jobs over the next few years, it will add jobs in areas like computer science, math and engineering.

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Bloomberg champions limitless H-1B visas

As a third-party presidential candidate, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg could become a tech industry favorite.

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Put it in writing: Contractors need contracts

Written agreements are essential for IT professionals who contract independently.

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Career checkup, Part 2: How to overcome IT's top 4 communication challenges

Your career depends on overcoming these person-to-person dialogue detours as much as it does on your mastery of connection technology -- the silicon-based kind.

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Why 'data scientist' is this year's hottest job

It's notable enough that close to half of the 25 "best jobs in America" named by recruiting site Glassdoor this week are tech-related, but even more striking is the fact that "data scientist" tops the list.

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IT resume makeover: Avoid a list of job descriptions

When writing your resume, make sure you sell yourself, rather than present a long list of job responsibilities. Read how career expert Andrew Ysasi helped this month’s resume makeover candidate overcome the job description issue.

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