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Plenty of people have engineering degrees but not many have one specific to data centers. A university in Dallas is offering what it says will be a first-of-its-kind graduate degree in data center engineering.
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) tops a somewhat unexpected list of schools that are considered by security practitioners as the best in the country for cybersecurity courses and degree programs.
Tech companies like Intel and Google are offering courses in meditation to help their workers handle stress, become more innovative and find work/life balance.
The arrival of Obamacare on Tuesday may make it easier for some employees to quit their full-time jobs to launch tech start-ups, work as a freelance consultant or pursue some other solo career path.
Google will team with the online-learning consortium backed by Harvard, MIT, Stanford and others to build a new site that can be used to host courses online.
Microsoft plans to retire its Masters level certification exams by Oct. 1 this year, generating strong protests on blogs and community forums from IT professionals.
SDN (software-defined networking) promises some real benefits for people who use networks, but to the engineers who manage them, it may represent the end of an era.
Google needs help. More specifically, the Internet giant is looking for people who are experts on basically anything to lead some of the first sessions for its soon-to-launch Helpouts video calling program.
IBM is hoping to help create the next generation of "big data" specialists through a series of partnerships with universities around the world, as well as influence the curriculum.
A survey of nearly 1,200 SAP professionals in the U.S. has produced some interesting details about what they are paid, where they work, how many of them use visas, and what their job expectations are.
When the CEO asks the CIO to find a way to attract the business units to the IT function, with the ultimate goal of increasing revenue, the CIO realizes his staff is going to need some new skills.
The energy industry is complex and growing, but also needs to be more modern and efficient. From analytics to networking to mobility, the IT opportunities abound.
Premier 100 IT Leader Mujib Lodhi also answers questions on keeping abreast of technology and the value of certifications.
Premier 100 IT Leader Juan Perez also answers questions on getting more funding for training and the pros and cons of being an IT specialist.
Premier 100 IT Leader Randall Gaboriault also answers questions on the skills needed in QA and the wisdom of getting a doctorate.
Taking a massive open online course in a technical topic can help IT workers advance their careers -- but only if they can show hiring managers how they've used the tech skills they learned online.
While it may not seem logical, the holiday season is the perfect time to focus on your job search. Networking opportunities abound and there's less competition with other job candidates.
IT pros may have shied away from financial services during the industry's recent upheavals, but it now represents a vibrant employment segment for those who understand its adherence to security, compliance and reliability.
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