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16 tips for thriving as an IT contractor

Companies continue to supplement their full-time technical ranks with temporary contractors. Here’s how to make it work.

Chipmaker AMD will cut staff by 7 percent

AMD's new chief is making her mark quickly: By the end of 2014, the chipmaker will cut worldwide headcount by about 7 percent in a restructuring plan it hopes will put it on the path to improved profits.

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Despite recent gains, the best year for tech employment remains 2001

Tech industry employment reached 6.3 million in the first half of this year, up just 1.9% from a year earlier.

Sexism is alive and well in the tech world

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has backed off from his remarks, but the bottom line is that Microsoft, along with much of the tech industry, still sees women as second-class citizens.

Tech workers now oppose settlement they reached in Silicon Valley hiring case

Tech workers have asked an appeals court not to approve a $324.5 million settlement in Silicon Valley's controversial employee hiring case, according to a document filed Tuesday.

10 top IT skills based on increased demand

On any given day, employers post approximately 80,000 jobs on Dice.com. Here are the 10 fastest-growing categories based on number of mentions compared to a year ago.

Oracle database certifications are permanent no more

Oracle is requiring database administrators to upgrade their certifications if the ones they hold are for older versions of its platform.

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Women in IT: No longer only a nice-to-have

As pressure to diversify rachets up, companies are reaching out to lure women into IT. Here’s how to go about it.

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Obama H-1B reform plan draws Grassley's ire

President Barack Obama plans to make the H-1B system "more efficient" through executive action, a move that's drawn negative reaction from Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley.

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Take part in Computerworld's 2015 IT Salary Survey!

What's your earning power? Help Computerworld editors paint a complete picture of IT compensation trends by taking our 29th annual IT Salary Survey. While you're there, enter to win one of three $500 American Express gift cheques.

Dell gets a new server chief in leadership shuffle

Ashley Gorakhpurwalla has been promoted to vice president and general manager of Dell's Server Solutions unit.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella backs off 'karma' advice to women about pay

140 characters weren't enough space for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to backpedal from comments he made at a women-in-computing conference today, so he took to his company's website.

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Millennials choose enterprise IT -- really!

Millennials forgo startups to work in corporate IT.

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Steve Wozniak: Engineering matters

Steve Wozniak's love of engineering appears to be as bright today as it was when he built Apple's first systems.

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Blowing the whistle without blowing your career

How techies can bring data mishandling and abuses to light without putting their careers in jeopardy.

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Career advice: Young and willing to move for a good job

Premier 100 IT Leader Fernando Gonzalez also answers questions on updating the job hunt and moving into project management.

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Former Infosys recruiter says he was told not to hire U.S. workers

A lawsuit alleging that outsourcing firm Infosys favored hiring Indian workers over U.S. workers now includes an account from a recruiter about the alleged practice.

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One in three jobs will be taken by software or robots by 2025

Gartner sees robots and drones replacing a third of all workers by 2025, and whether you want to believe it is entirely up to you.

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