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On first day in office, Trump to attack visas that 'undercut the American worker'

President-elect Donald Trump on Monday sent out the strongest signal yet that the H-1B visa program is going get real scrutiny.

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University's IT outsourcing could trigger discrimination lawsuit

Is the outsourcing of IT jobs a form of discrimination? A group of laid-off IT workers at the University of California, San Francisco, may raise this very question as part of a possible lawsuit meant to fight outsourcing at the...

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Laid-off IT workers fight University of California outsourcing

Audrey Hatten-Milholin has worked at the University of California, San Francisco for 17 years. But come February, her job in the IT department as a system architect will be taken over by a worker in India. Even worse, Hatten-Milholin...

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IT workers rally against offshore labor

IT employees from University of California San Francisco rallied together to voice concerns over the university's use of offshore labor.

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Trump's election sets stage for H-1B reform

President-elect Donald Trump gave laid-off IT workers something his rival did not during the campaign: A promise to reform the H-1B visa program.

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Six ways to add cybersecurity protections to outsourcing deals

There is growing concern about how third-party IT services providers are protecting corporate data. Here are six ways IT leaders can better negotiate cybersecurity and data privacy issues.

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What will Trump do with the H-1B visa?

President-elect Donald Trump, working with Congress, may try to make it harder and more expensive to hire H-1B workers. His intent would be to change the economics of visa usage and encourage employers to hire U.S. workers.

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Trump tapped the viral anger over H-1B use

Donald Trump is the first major U.S. presidential candidate to focus on the use of the H-1B visa to displace IT workers. Hillary Clinton never mentioned the H-1B issue in this campaign, but she saw the problem.

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Grassley criticizes university over its IT offshoring

A political backlash is growing over a plan by the University of California, San Francisco, to shift IT jobs overseas.

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CEO's message a jolt to IT workers facing layoffs

The layoff affects more than 500 IT workers in the infrastructure team at Health Care Service Corp.

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Cloud services lift IT outsourcing market higher than expected

The global IT and business services industry had its strongest third quarter to date, bolstered by the record-high value in the as-a-service segment of the market.

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In three debates, H-1B visa untouched by Clinton and Trump

In three presidential debates, including the final one Wednesday night, the two candidates did not talk about the H-1B visa program. This was the last opportunity for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to compare and contrast what may...

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As one lawsuit sinks, Disney IT workers prepare a new fight

A lawsuit alleging discrimination based on national origin may be filed in the next month.

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University IT employees fighting for jobs question security

The IT employees say workers in India will have access to University of California at San Francisco medical and financial information as well as to files with research and study data.

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Despite IT layoffs, UCal academics will stay on HCL boards

The University of California says there is no conflict in the dean of engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, serving on the board of an IT services company hired to replace IT workers at the University of California at...

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University of California’s ties with HCL are complicated

The IT services contract with HCL negotiated by University of California San Francisco can be used at any of the 10 campuses in the university system. One of the university's chancellors is on the board of an HCL unit.

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Why (and when) outsourcing security makes sense

Offloading security strategy and day-to-day operations to a managed security service provider can free up IT resources. But be prepared: It’s not an entirely hands-off proposition.

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Download our report: IT Security's Looming Tipping Point

Even as security draws board-level attention, many IT professionals give their organizations’ infosec practices low marks. This special report from CIO, CSO and Computerworld reveals how to tip the balance in the right direction.

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