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IT spending to grow, as companies use tech to battle expected recession

Gartner says software and services will drive growth, while data center spending will also increase, though more modestly.

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Lenovo Tech World 2022: aiming for a metaverse upgrade?

When it comes to virtual reality, most people think first about Meta's efforts. But Lenovo's take on it offers more of the reality part of the equation — just what's needed for success.

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IBM sales jump shows the mainframe is not dead, with hybrid cloud alive and well

The company's third quarter financial report reveals a strong showing for mainframes as well as hybrid infrastructure, as total quarterly revenue hits $14 billion.

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The best states in the US for tech jobs

While the states with the most tech jobs remained largely unchanged in September, many saw slippage in the number of job postings. At the same time, states usually considered outliers gained ground with the rise in remote work.

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Microsoft lays off nearly 1,000 staffers: Reports

The move to lay off employees, mostly across the Xbox and Edge divisions, comes as tech giants bear the brunt of inflation and other economic headwinds.

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Apple hits the brakes on plans to use Chinese memory chips

The move appears to be a response to tighter US export restrictions, according to a new report.

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Why sustainable tech is becoming a top initiative for execs

New data from Gartner shows sustainability is now a top-10 issue for business leaders because it can create greater efficiencies, save money, and address investor demand.

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Why are you hoarding your old smartphones?

Closed loop manufacturing means it’s time to send your iPhone back.

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Will the CHIPS Act really bring back semiconductor production and tech jobs?

Micron Technology is just the latest of a half dozen companies to announce new semiconductor fabrication plants in the US, part of a US government effort to bring chip manufacturing back to American shores. But a lack of tech talent...

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Is your company a ‘most loved' workplace? It should be

At a time when 'quiet quitting' and 'quiet firing' are all the rage, it's important to know what employees want — and act accordingly.

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Coming soon — a resume-validating blockchain network for job seekers

A foundation that includes several big-name software vendors and tech services has launched a self-sovereign identity service where workers can store verified credentials to use when applying for jobs. In turn, employers get instant...

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Micron to build largest chip factory in US history

Micron plans to build a memory chip fabrication plant in upstate New York that it said will be the size of 40 football fields and create about 50,000 jobs. It may spend up to $100B over the next 20 years on the facility.

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Tech event calendar 2022: Upcoming US shows, conferences, and IT expos

Our sortable chart offers information, dates and locations for a variety of US IT-focused events coming up over the next year.

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A tale of two companies: How Intel and Dell are creating better places to work

Two tech bigwigs with very different corporate cultures are trying to make the workplace a better place for their employees. There are lessons here for other companies.

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Google’s failure to quash EU antitrust ruling has broad implications for tech companies

Tech giants currently under investigation by the EU are unlikely to be calmed by the General Court's judgment, especially with the Digital Markets Act (DMA) set to come into force next year.

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Noteworthy tech acquisitions 2022

Global tech deals continued at a quickened pace in 2021 despite the economic drag of the pandemic, nearing $3 trillion in value before the final quarter was even calculated. Can 2022 match that for blockbuster activity?

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Extended reality — where we are, what’s missing, and the problems ahead

Whether it's virtual reality, augmented reality or the broader extended reality, things are heating up in the market. But we're not yet ready for all these realities.

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US Commerce Dept. unveils strategy for distributing CHIPS Act funds

The department’s three-pronged approach will target large investments in existing manufacturers, R&D, and new facilities.

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Blockchain, AI, and the metaverse — tools for better decision-making?

When it comes to working together, people need help — whether they're in a conference room or in the metaverse. Could technology such as blockchain and AI make a difference?

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The need to ‘work happy’

At HP's Amplify this week, I saw a video that encapsulated something all workers should take to heart: you should be happy in whatever job you do. If you're not, you're doing it wrong.

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