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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.

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.

Rimini Street did steal Oracle's intellectual property, judge says

A federal judge has dismissed a defamation claim against Oracle by third-party support vendor Rimini Street, saying Oracle was telling the truth when it accused the company of "massive theft" of its software.

Oracle slaps Oregon with a lawsuit over troubled Obamacare website

Oracle has sued Oregon for breach of contract, seeking more than US$20 million in fees the state is withholding for its work on Cover Oregon, a troubled insurance exchange website developed as part of President Barack Obama's health care policy overhaul.

UK public sector starting to spread the ICT spoils

Mid-sized companies are starting to outperform the leading IT suppliers to government, according to a report by analysts from TechMarketView.

IBM's 'click to buy' consulting services look beyond just IT

IBM hopes to expand its customer base and sell to executives outside of IT with a new set of consulting services that can be bought online with a credit card.

Oregon's move from Oracle-developed site to Healthcare.gov on track

Oregon's effort to transition its health insurance exchange from a problem-wracked website originally developed by Oracle to the federal Healthcare.gov platform is going according to schedule and expectations, state officials said this week.

Rimini Street keeps growing despite specter of Oracle lawsuit

Rimini Street is continuing to rapidly grow revenue for its third-party software support business despite its ongoing litigation with Oracle.

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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 Outsourcing Provider Infosys Gets Facelift With New CEO

Indian outsourcing provider Infosys is making some fundamental changes, starting with appointing a new CEO, to transform itself and regain its prominence in the offshore IT services industry. However, it will take more than a new CEO to transform the company.

Captive Offshore Centers More Cost Effective Than Outsourcing

A new study from the Everest Group reports that most global in-house offshore centers deliver more savings than offshore outsourcing.

Michael Kirven: Why 2014 is the year to become an independent IT contractor

There's never been a better time to explore opportunities as a technology contractor. The potential payoffs can benefit both workers and companies.

Red Hat Takes Customer Service to Next Level With Predictive Analytics

Red Hat's core business isn't software. It's actually customer service, and in order to take it to the next level the company turned to a domestic outsourcing provider to solve customer problems before they happen using predictive big data analytics.

10 IT Outsourcing Trends to Watch in 2014

IT outsourcing experts tell CIO.com what to expect in the year ahead. And if they're right, this could be the year customers -- and a few robots -- take greater control of the IT outsourcing space.

What's Next for India's Outsourcing Industry?

CIO.com talked to Som Mittal, departing president of India's National Association of Software and Services Companies, about immigration policy and protectionist politics in the U.S., political and economic instability at home, and what the future holds for the Indian IT services industry.

Does a Hybrid Offshore IT Outsourcing Model Make Sense for Your Company?

In theory, a hybrid offshore deal combines the best of pure outsourcing and a captive IT services center. In reality, it's more complicated -- and not for everyone.

IT purchasing: Who decides what tech to buy?

IT purchasing can be complicated and costly, and contract negotiations aren't every CIO's core strength. Enter the procurement partner.

Call Center Outsourcing Buyers Want More Than Cost Savings

As the market for contact center outsourcing has matured, buyers are increasingly looking for sophisticated support from suppliers to enhance the customer experience across multiple channels, which include mobile apps and social media.