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No need to boost H-1Bs, says GOP Senate immigration head... Wait. WHAT?

What bizarre, parallel universe is this? Jeff Sessions is now the chair of the Senate subcommittee on Immigration. But he doesn't exactly see eye-to-eye with his Republican colleagues about tech-worker H-1B visas. In IT Blogwatch,...

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Tech industry may gain from Obama’s free tuition plan

Seminole State College in Sanford Fla. graduates about 70 students annually with two-year degrees in its programming and networking programs. If President Obama's free-tuition plan were in effect, enrollment could rise 25%.

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Anti-H-1B senator to head immigration panel

The Senate's two top Republican critics of temporary worker immigration, specifically the H-1B and L-1 visas, now hold the two most important immigration posts in the Senate.

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CIO's Guide to Becoming a Business Strategist

You're already an IT strategist, but the CEO needs you to help guide the business to new heights (and avoid being on the wrong end of digital disruption). These advice columns will put you on the right path.

Career advice: Asking for a raise

Premier 100 IT Leader Sashi Edupuganti also answers questions on closing up a one-man consulting shop and choosing a career direction.

Budget cuts? Welcome to the club

Budgets have been tightened at the site where this IT pilot fish works, and the effects are visible in almost every direction. So why is management suddenly interested in sponsoring employee clubs?

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5 minutes a week to advance your career

Maintain contacts that can keep your career moving by reaching out to people from your past.

Opponent of Apple, Google settlement with workers wants larger cut in new deal

Michael Devine, who helped sink an earlier settlement between tech companies and workers in a lawsuit over anti-poaching efforts, supports a new settlement proposed but wants a larger payout.

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Tech giants boost offer to $415M to settle no-poaching case

Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe have increased their offer to $415 million to settle a lawsuit that accuses them of cutting deals not to hire each other's workers.

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Sharpen your vendor management skills

The changing vendor landscape means IT must forge tighter partnerships with service providers and third-party vendors. Here are the skills you should have in your back pocket.

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New H-1B bill will 'help destroy' U.S. tech workforce

Legislation that would hike the H-1B visa cap is drawing criticism and warnings that it will lead to an increase in offshoring of tech jobs.

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Intel, Google, Apple try again to settle employee antitrust lawsuit

Intel and three other tech companies, accused of conspiring to prevent the poaching of each other's employees, have reached a new settlement with the workers.

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Degree-free IT: Can college-skippers thrive in tech?

With college costs sky high and the IT job market red hot, some techies are skipping the sheepskin and heading straight to work. Is that a smart move or short-sighted?

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5 ways to give IT recognition

IT’s work can be hidden away and therefore ignored. But it can pay to put a spotlight on it.

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15 ways to screw up a job interview

Just because companies seem to be vying for someone with your skills and capabilities doesn’t mean you can get too casual about the interview.

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4 ways for IT to connect better with customers

A look at how top IT shops model their workflow and business processes to incorporate communication and interaction between IT and its customers, and how the setup benefits the business, and IT workers' careers

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Women and the future of IT

The industry’s attitude toward women has to change, just as much as women’s attitude toward the industry and STEM education has to be revised. The key will be starting when they’re young.

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