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Top 10 cities for tech workers

A high salary can mean nothing if you're living in a city with a high cost of living, like San Francisco or Boston. But in these 10 cities that are experiencing job growth, you can find a decent salary with a low cost of living.

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At HP, baby boomers allege age discrimination

Four former Hewlett Packard Enterprise employees, all of them over 50, allege in a lawsuit that the firm pushed older workers out so it could hire more younger employees.

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Troubled versus toxic teams

It can be hard to tell the difference in the midst of day-to-day activities, but it’s important to know the level of your team’s dysfunction.

Think of it as getting laid off in slow motion

It's not long after Y2k, and the big company where this IT pilot fish works has just been swallowed by an even larger competitor. How long will it take for the developers to be on the street?

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How to get your network and security teams working together

Your network and security teams may have different goals and objectives, but as networks grow more complex, it’s time to get these two teams on the same page to help avoid miscommunication around security threats.

Free course: Responding to cybersecurity incidents

Training provider Logical Operations, in partnership with IDG Enterprise, offers a free online course to get you up to speed on how to respond to cybersecurity incidents.

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New law in Mass. attempts to raise IT pay for women

A new law in Massachusetts that goes into effect in 2018 aims to shrink or eliminate the pay gap between women and men in the workplace.

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5 tips to train like an Olympian for your next job interview

Trying to land a new job? Take a cue from Olympic athletes: Apply some hard work, preparation and dedication and you're sure to land that dream role.

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Video: The real story behind the H-1B visa program

The vast majority of people who work in IT did everything right. This is the story of how the H-1B visa program punished some of them anyway.

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Opinion: How the H-1B visa affects American workers

Computerworld national correspondent Patrick Thibodeau has covered the controversial H-1B guest-worker visa for many years. It's a complicated topic, but to understand it, you need to know just one thing: its effect on American IT...

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Median IT wage is $10K higher for men than women

The wage gap is perhaps is the most disquieting finding in a study of 2014 data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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$39 for 54 Hours of Training with the Linux Essentials Bundle - Deal Alert

These 5 courses will take you from newbie to Linux pro. Complete with two classes designed for Linux beginners, the Linux Essentials Bundle is the first step to a system administrator career, or to making a lateral move to your IT...

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The last throes of the financial printing typesetter

Pronounced all but dead since the advent of SEC self-filing software solutions, their proprietary skill sets suitable only to an industry in decline, financial typesetters still working are bucking the odds. But for how much longer?

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Top 10 states for software jobs

The software industry has an enormous impact on the U.S. economy, GDP and employment nationwide. Based on data from a BSA - The Software Alliance's survey, here are the top 10 states for software jobs.

Why we love users, hard hat edition

Consultant pilot fish gets a gig working on the servers at this steel mill and, as usual, the job doesn't end with what the job description says -- but neither do the benefits.

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IT employment dips in July, but tech sector sees a gain

IT employment in industries such as finance, retail, healthcare and others, broadly declined last month by 88,000 jobs, or 1.9%.

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Mingis on Tech: The future of H-1Bs and the fate of IT

There's talk this year on the campaign trail about revising the H-1B visa program, but will any changes actually occur? And if so, will it even matter for an IT industry in flux?

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Mingis on Tech: The future of H-1Bs and the fate of IT

Although the controversial H-1B visa program has gotten some attention on the campaign trail this year, larger issues facing the IT industry are being ignored.

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