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There's the polite way, and there's the Army way

This IT pilot fish is an Army contractor who has been sent to the Netherlands to upgrade an application system, and then teach sysadmins about it -- and some of them don't hesitate to heckle her.

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Planning is key to project management success

We’ve all heard the old adage ‘measure twice, cut once.’ While it might be a cliché, in the project management world it takes on a critical meaning: Choosing to rush through or ignore the project planning process can be a formula for...

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10 highest-paying IT security jobs

High-profile security breaches, data loss and the need for companies to safeguard themselves against attacks is driving salaries for IT security specialists through the roof. Here are the 10 highest-paying security roles.

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5 hot trends in software development hiring

Hiring trends change as fast as technology, and it's important to keep your skills up to date. Here are 5 of the fastest growing trends in the tech industry -- and the software you need to know.

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Saying yes to no college

From students to corporations, many are questioning the future relevance that higher education degrees will bring to job opportunities and earning potential. For those young people who are choosing not to go to college, what impact...

Career Watch: Where the gender pay gap is narrowest

Two IT-related careers make the list of 25 occupations where the pay gap between men and women is narrowest.

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IT salaries 2015: Cash is back!

Companies that desperately need hot IT skills are ratcheting up salaries and bonuses to lure talented tech workers. Here's how to grab your fair share.

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IT careers: Security talent is red-hot

Security pros are in high demand, and companies are willing to pay top dollar for the right candidates. Do you have what it takes to succeed on the infosec career track?

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Top soft and technical skills that will get you hired

When employers have several similar qualified candidates, the right mix of soft and technical skills can make the difference. Here's what companies look for in that next great hire.

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LinkedIn buys training site Lynda.com, enters professional development market

LinkedIn is acquiring online learning company lynda.com for $1.5 billion in cash and stock, the social networking site announced Thursday.

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2015 reality check: IT hiring, spending are up -- for now

How is 2015 shaping up for the IT industry? Spending is on the rise and hiring is increasing, but competition for employees with in-demand skills may slow innovation.

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Do you have what it takes to be a project manager?

Do you ever wonder if project management is the right career choice for you? It is multifaceted and rewarding, but it is also a demanding job. Here are eight things to consider to help you decide if you’re cut out to be a project...

How to get certified in VMware virtual networking

Virtual networking is sweeping the IT industry. Here are the top certifications and training for becoming an expert in SDN.

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Shortage of IT security pros worsens

Companies are struggling to hire security pros, which means job options are plentiful for veteran candidates. Cisco estimates a million unfilled security jobs worldwide.

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IT certification hot list 2015

Certifications abound in the IT industry, but they are not all equal. To help you find the ones that will result in the most financial gain, twice a year we look at which certifications are poised for the biggest growth.

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Stakes rise in the 25-year-old H-1B battle

The H-1B visa turns 25 this year, and while it has seen many ups and downs, what hasn't changed is the fury IT workers feel after being displaced by people who hold H-1Bs. Two recent cases illustrate the problem.

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Future-proof your IT career: 8 tech areas that will still be hot in 2020

It’s prudent for IT pros to cultivate skills that are in high demand. Even better are skills that will stay in demand. Here are eight key technology areas that show no signs of falling out of favor.

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Black Girls Code founder looks to expand skills outreach, challenges CIOs to help the cause

In 2011, computer scientist Kimberly Bryant founded Black Girls Code, a chapter-based nonprofit that has taught programming to more than 3,000 young women across the country.

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IT careers: How to switch industries and survive

Some tech leaders swear that the perspective they bring to a new industry is invaluable, but others say it’s an idea whose time has come and gone.

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