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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....

How to Motivate Your IT Team After a Setback

It can be difficult enough to manage and motivate your teams when things are going well, but keeping morale high and people productive is even tougher if you've suffered a setback -- a failed project, layoffs, losing a major client --...

CMO-to-CMO: Engage With Technology

You'd think marketing pros speaking to a roomful of marketers about the rocky CMO-CIO relationship would devolve into an IT-bashing session -- but you'd be wrong....

Texas, Florida, N.C. lead IT job growth in first half of 2014

U.S. technology professionals searching for jobs may want to look in states not normally considered IT hot spots....

Gosh, thanks, boss!

Pilot fish is in the weekly staff meeting with all his co-workers when the boss asks fish for the status of his current task. "I explain we have a series of related failures that we have just started investigating," says fish. "I...

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3 secrets to CIO longevity

Enterprises that keep the same CIO in place for years -- and even decades -- have a unique culture of collaboration and consistency. ...

5 long-tenured CIOs count the ways IT has changed

5 veteran CIOs take stock of the changing tech sector

Long-timers reflect on all that's evolved since they first assumed the CIO role at their companies....

10 bloodiest tech industry layoffs of 2014, so far

Microsoft leads the way, but has plenty of company on the jobs cut front....

Steve Jobs was 'central figure' in Silicon Valley hiring case, judge says

In rejecting a proposed settlement in Silicon Valley's closely watched "no hire" case, District Judge Lucy Koh said on Friday there's strong evidence that Steve Jobs was a central figure, if not "the" central figure, in the alleged...

Judge says settlement is too low in Silicon Valley hiring case

A California judge has rejected the proposed settlement in a lawsuit over no-hire agreements among top Silicon Valley companies, saying the amount being offered to compensate workers is too low....

Who's paying for your tech certification?

Businesses looking to improve employee engagement and retention are focusing on continuing education and professional development, including certifications, both to help cultivate the tech skills needed for competitive advantage and...

6 job search 'hacks' that will get you hired

These six job search 'hacks' can help you set yourself apart from other candidates and put you on the path to land your dream job. ...

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