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Computerworld Tech Forecast 2017 - Hottest Tech Skills for 2017
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IT Resume Makeover: Presenting an executive image

Looking to land your first tech executive role? Here’s how to overhaul your resume to catch a recruiter's eye and demonstrate your qualifications.

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25 tech certifications earning the highest cash premiums right now

Is it any secret that employers value info/cybersecurity and architecture the most when it comes to paying their workers extra cash for certifications?

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10 resume do’s and don’ts for developers

Recruiters and hiring managers reveal what makes a candidate stand out -- or fall flat.

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IT career roadmap: IT project manager

Behind every successful IT project is a great project manager. Here's what a career as a PM looks like and what it takes to get there.

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Wicked Cool Shell Scripts

101 very useful scripts along with everything you need to set them up and use them -- an extremely valuable book for anyone who wants to get a lot done on their Unix systems.

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10 most difficult IT jobs for employers to fill

Burning Glass scoured more than 40,000 job posting websites over the last year to find out which tech roles are most challenging to fill.

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Security basics for the holiday season, and the year ahead

Consumers face, and willingly accept, a moderate amount of risk when they shop online or out in their local neighborhoods. This holiday season is no different, but the risk is elevated some, because criminals are looking for easy...

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Top 5 cities for workplace diversity in IT

Having a diverse workforce has been linked to greater innovation, global success and talent retention -- and those business successes can lead to higher pay for employees. Here are the five American cities that are leading the way for...

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10 tech skills that will boost your salary

Looking for a pay increase in 2017? Add one or more of these hot skills to your resume and watch your earnings soar.

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7 reasons cloud migrations fail (free online course)

This course from training provider Logical Operations will prepare your organization for a move to cloud computing. The vendor-neutral class covers common reasons cloud migrations fail — and how to manage those risks — plus offers...

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Tech skills earning the highest cash premiums -- no certification required

Some employers pay cash premiums to their tech professionals for specific hot skills and certifications. Here's a ranking of the highest paying tech skills right now at 3,000 U.S. and Canadian companies that don't require a...

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12 steps to lower your espionage risk

Corporate espionage is the domain of companies that steal information to gain competitive advantage. Here's how to take the target off your back.

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37% of IT pros to look for new jobs in 2017

More than half of IT pros believe they’re underpaid, yet only 24% expect a salary increase greater than 5% in 2017, and only 12% expect a promotion, according to Spiceworks’ 2017 Tech Career Outlook.

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10 hardest-to-find tech skills

Burning Glass scoured more than 40,000 job postings over the last year to find out what tech skills are most difficult to find.

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Review: BIO-key’s plug-in fingerprint readers for Windows 10 computers

Biometric security means that users don't have to remember those pesky passwords.

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Why senior managers are the most dangerous negligent insiders

If you really want to move the needle on data security in your organization, start at the top.

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How to ace the coding challenge

Coding interviews are nerve-wracking, even for programmers with a computer science or engineering degree. They are e even scarier if you're a self-taught programmer. But using blind coding challenges can help boost your performance...

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The latest in IT services? CIO hired guns

When interim CIOs ride into town, they might call the shots on everything from cloud migrations to app development. They’ll even deliver bad news and take the bullets.

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