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Pink slips rain down on Microsoft

As had been rumored earlier this week, Microsoft lopped off a second set of jobs Thursday, cutting 2,100 positions, as part of a restructuring plan announced two months ago to eliminate 18,000 positions, or about 14% of the company's...

9 Rules for the developer-ization of IT

CIOs who want to drive innovation and change in their organizations should focus on making the lives of developers easier so they can innovate, produce great apps and deliver valuable IP.

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How to build a great data science team

Select the mix of skills right for your data analytics business goals.

5 questions to ask before you take a tech job

IT positions don't always match up to their interview hype. Ask these questions to ensure you know what you're getting into before saying "yes" to your next job offer.

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Laid off from job, man builds tweeting toilet

Technology, like comedy, uses improvisation. Take Thomas Ruecker's project.

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How to get a job in computer security

The secret to the security profession is to develop all the computer experience you can before you even begin to think about a career in cybersecurity.

Tech giants appeal settlement rejection in Silicon Valley hiring case

Google, Apple, Adobe Systems and Intel have appealed a judge's decision to throw out a proposed settlement in Silicon Valley's employee hiring case.

Paul Glen: You can't wear the manager and developer hats at the same time

The two roles demand entirely different mindsets and work styles.

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Happy Labor Day -- Will a bot take your help desk job?

IT service desks are relying on more automation tools, even as they get more work.

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Tesla recruits hackers to boost vehicle security

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors wants security researchers to hack its vehicles. The Silicon Valley based high-tech carmaker will hire up to 30 full-time hackers whose job will be to find and close vulnerabilities in the sophisticated...

Linux Foundation to offer two new certifications for IT workers

With an eye toward deepening the global Linux talent pool, the Linux Foundation today announced that it will offer two new certifications for engineers and administrators.

Chief data officer may go the way of chief electricity officer

The U.S. Commerce Department plans to hire a chief data officer , whose job will be to make more of the department's data publicly available. Whoever takes the job will be part of an exclusive club.

2014's hottest IT certification

In the world of technology, the certifications and skills that organizations need to keep pace is constantly shifting. To help you find the most valuable certifications to advance your tech career, we spoke with David Foote, Chief...

2014's starting salaries for college tech majors

As summer is winding down and colleges and university are about to kick it into high gear, it's time again for us to look at how college technology majors stack up in regards to starting salaries.

Ballmer's exit from Microsoft's board expected, boosts Nadella

It's not surprising that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer abruptly gave up his board seat some six months after leaving the top job, and the move should help cement the regime and strategy of his successor Satya Nadella, according...

Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft's board

About six months after retiring as CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer has relinquished his seat on the company's board of directors effective immediately, citing a busy schedule and confidence in the company's current and future...

BYOD Twists and Turns Keep CIOs Off-Balance

In New York City, venerable companies give luxurious corporate cars to power brokers dressed in Armani suits driving down Wall Street. But across the country in San Francisco, you're more likely to see blue jeans-clad execs driving...

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Cisco slashing up to 6,000 jobs

Cisco Systems will cut as many as 6,000 jobs over the next 12 months, saying it needs to shift resources to growing businesses such as cloud, software and security.

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