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

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

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6 tips to improve your self-promotion skills

Successful self-promotion is a necessary career survival skill for any tech professional -- and it’s especially true for women in IT. Here's how to do it right.

Actually, it's easier without any surprises

Rumor mill says that the division where this IT pilot fish works is about to be hit with a big layoff -- and the details even include the date the ax will fall.

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Sen. Blumenthal demands lifting of IT 'gag' order

In a letter to Thomas May, the CEO of Eversource, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called the non-disparagement provision "an effective gag order” keeping workers from “speaking openly about their experiences, and further smacks...

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The 8 most stressful jobs in tech

Everyone's job can be stressful at times, but some jobs are more stressful than others. CareerCast polled readers to find the most stressful jobs in the tech industry.

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As noncompete agreement use expands, backlash grows

Noncompete agreements are becoming boilerplate in employment contracts, and for employees, there's nothing good about them. They create enormous uncertainty about future job options and worry about launching a new business.

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With STEM degrees, it’s not the school that matters

In terms of pay, it may not matter whether you went to a prestigious, top-tier school, middle tier or a local state university if you have a degree in science, technology, engineering or math.

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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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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.

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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...

Computerworld Podcast: Mingis on Tech

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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