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Obama's options for tech immigration take shape

When President Barack Obama takes executive action on immigration, he's expected to give final approval to a rule allowing spouses of H-1B visa holders, now barred from working in the U.S., to get jobs.
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Obama's options for tech immigration take shape

When President Barack Obama takes executive action on immigration, he's expected to give final approval to a rule allowing spouses of H-1B visa holders, now barred from working in the U.S., to get jobs.

Ballmer's exit from Microsoft's board expected, boosts Nadella's standing, analysts say

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 to several industry observers.

Ballmer quits Microsoft board, cites NBA commitments

Ex-CEO Steve Ballmer resigned from the Microsoft board today, effective immediately.

In his own words: Best quotes of Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer's decision to step down from Microsoft's board draws to a close a 34 year-long career that took him from business manager to CEO.

MongoDB adds support option for community edition of its NoSQL database

IT shops that want professional support for MongoDB without paying for the enterprise edition of the company's increasingly popular NoSQL database now have an option from MongoDB itself.

Senator questions airlines' data privacy practices

A senior U.S. senator is asking airlines about their data privacy practices, saying he's concerned about what information the companies are collecting and sharing with third parties.

Calif. court calls for company reimbursements for BYOD phones

In what could be a decisive blow to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) mega trend, the California Court of Appeal ruled late last week that companies must reimburse employees for work-related use of personal cellphones, as described in the National Law Review.

Rimini Street downplays impact of adverse ruling in Oracle lawsuit

Rimini Street has put on a brave face following a federal judge's determination that it stole Oracle's intellectual property in the course of providing software support to its customers.

Sprint plans price cuts and eventual layoffs, new CEO tells workers

Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure addressed employees for the first time Thursday and promised price reductions as soon as next week, according to a report.

Management In Depth

Paul Glen: When your boss overloads you, blame yourself

It's part of your job to let your boss know honestly what you can and can't do. (Insider; registration required)

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 financial performance.

IT puts millennials to work - as mentors

Reverse mentoring helps seasoned IT execs get comfortable with new technologies like social media while gaining insight into what makes millennials tick.

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 shared Zipcars to their wacky digs in SoMa, or south of Market.

Your business has gone mobile -- now what?

So you've said yes to the use of personal tech. How do you make it work for and in your business?

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Patent trolls under attack, but not dead yet

The patent wars keep going and going and we keep paying and paying.

6 Things to Know About Choosing a New IT Vendor

We tend to approach new vendors based on the products they sell and choose vendors largely based on what we believe the products do. Unfortunately, this leads us to buy solutions that we often never fully deploy or that often fail to meet our expectations. What's more, we rarely conduct a causal analysis of the problems.

What's the CIO's role as marketing builds its digital empire?

The corporate landscape captured in marketing guru Larry Weber's new book, "The Digital Marketer: Ten New Skills You Must Learn to Stay Relevant and Customer-Centric," is one where the CMO might be seen as increasingly moving onto the CIO's traditional turf. Weber sat down with IDG News Service recently to talk about how that relationship can work in the successful digital enterprise.

How to Read (and Actually Understand) a Wearable Tech Privacy Policy

When was the last time you read a privacy policy? Any kind of privacy policy? Be honest.

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 -- or if personal issue are affecting a member of your team.