<![CDATA[]]> http://www.itworld.com/business-shift/feed en Why Python might just be all you need http://www.itworld.com/big-data/437476/why-python-might-just-be-all-you-need A new study finds that scripting languages have a performance edge in completing everyday tasks<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/big-data/437476/why-python-might-just-be-all-you-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/big-data/437476/why-python-might-just-be-all-you-need#comments Big Data Career Development Enterprise Software On-demand Software Open Source Software News c C# data F# Go Haskell java programming programming languages python research Ruby software study Switzerland Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 437476 at http://www.itworld.com How to bill clients when your product is your time? http://www.itworld.com/business/437528/how-bill-clients-when-your-product-your-time When your time is your product it’s a subtle art to manage your hours. Your clients, especially those whose income is generated by a physical product or service, will have very different expectations of what is considered billable work. It’s important to be clear about the terms of your engagement upfront to avoid any potential problem later on but there is one caveat that is tough to avoid - the sales process.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/business/437528/how-bill-clients-when-your-product-your-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/business/437528/how-bill-clients-when-your-product-your-time#comments Business Business Intelligence Career Development IT Management Offbeat Small Business Question Business TAP Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 mombrea 437528 at http://www.itworld.com Finding the Right City to Live and Work Can Enhance Your Career http://www.itworld.com/career/437513/finding-right-city-live-and-work-can-enhance-your-career I had the pleasure of speaking with Fred Shilmover, the CEO of InsightSquared, an impressive cloud-based company based in Cambridge, MA specializing in cloud-based business analytics.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/437513/finding-right-city-live-and-work-can-enhance-your-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/437513/finding-right-city-live-and-work-can-enhance-your-career#comments Career itcareers Tip Boston Startups career advice IT advice IT career advice IT jobs Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:42:44 +0000 Eric Bloom 437513 at http://www.itworld.com Using social media in your IT job search: The dos and don'ts http://www.itworld.com/career/437468/dos-and-donts-using-social-media-your-job-search Lots of IT professionals participate on discussion forums that pertain to specific slices of the technology field, from Hadoop to Android development. What they might not realize is that while there, they are also elevating their presence in the recruiting community.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/437468/dos-and-donts-using-social-media-your-job-search" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/437468/dos-and-donts-using-social-media-your-job-search#comments Career IT Management News insider Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:41:24 +0000 IDGNS staff 437468 at http://www.itworld.com Hailing a space taxi might be easier said than done [CARTOON] http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/436971/hailing-space-taxi-might-be-easier-said-done-cartoon Expect NASA’s new method for getting astronauts into space to hit the occasional snag<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/436971/hailing-space-taxi-might-be-easier-said-done-cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/436971/hailing-space-taxi-might-be-easier-said-done-cartoon#comments Business Government Hardware Mobile & Wireless Science News Boeing cab cartoon cloud comic computers cyberculture Dragon Elon Musk humor Internet jokes Mobile NASA news security social media space SpaceX taxi technology web Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 436971 at http://www.itworld.com 9 digital marketing strategies to woo baby boomers http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436634/9-digital-marketing-strategies-woo-baby-boomers Baby boomers wield a lot of buying power, but they are not easily persuaded.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436634/9-digital-marketing-strategies-woo-baby-boomers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436634/9-digital-marketing-strategies-woo-baby-boomers#comments Business IT Management Opinion Marketing Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:32:23 +0000 IDGNS staff 436634 at http://www.itworld.com Tech workers are lagging behind in coffee consumption http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/436669/tech-workers-are-lagging-behind-coffee-consumption Journalists, nurses and plumbers are among those who drink more coffee than people in technology<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/436669/tech-workers-are-lagging-behind-coffee-consumption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/436669/tech-workers-are-lagging-behind-coffee-consumption#comments Business Cloud Computing Development Enterprise Software Internet Open Source Software News career CareerBuilder Coffee data Dunkin Donuts National Coffee Day Pressat survey uk United Kingdom United States US Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 436669 at http://www.itworld.com IT Resume Makeover: How (and when) to break the rules http://www.itworld.com/career/436728/it-resume-makeover-how-and-when-break-rules The ironclad rule of resume writing is to highlight your career in reverse chronological order -- all the time, every time, right? Wrong.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/436728/it-resume-makeover-how-and-when-break-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/436728/it-resume-makeover-how-and-when-break-rules#comments Career IT Management News insider Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:24:39 +0000 IDGNS staff 436728 at http://www.itworld.com Amazon deal doesn't stop Twitch.tv from adding Chromecast support http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436506/amazon-deal-doesnt-stop-twitchtv-adding-chromecast-support Also, Disney, iHeartRadio and DramaFever get Chromecast support.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436506/amazon-deal-doesnt-stop-twitchtv-adding-chromecast-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436506/amazon-deal-doesnt-stop-twitchtv-adding-chromecast-support#comments Business Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:04:00 +0000 pasmith 436506 at http://www.itworld.com 3 keys to open source success http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/436472/3-keys-open-source-success A new study of GitHub data reveals characteristics of successful open source projects<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/436472/3-keys-open-source-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/436472/3-keys-open-source-success#comments Big Data Business Cloud Computing Development Internet Open Source Software News GitHub open source programming research software development Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 436472 at http://www.itworld.com Google RSS death creates $1.3M business http://www.itworld.com/internet/435979/google-rss-death-creates-13m-business Google&#039;s decision last year to kill Google Reader, its RSS feed and Web-based service, allowed a tiny rival to grow into a company with revenue of at least $1.3 million a year.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/internet/435979/google-rss-death-creates-13m-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/internet/435979/google-rss-death-creates-13m-business#comments Business Internet News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:28:36 +0000 IDGNS staff 435979 at http://www.itworld.com The many faces of the Microsoft Minecraft acquisition http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436324/many-faces-microsoft-minecraft-acquisition Microsoft couldn&#039;t be happier with its new role as steward of Minecraft, but having the founder jumping ship could cast a shadow on the deal<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436324/many-faces-microsoft-minecraft-acquisition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436324/many-faces-microsoft-minecraft-acquisition#comments Business Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:03:00 +0000 pasmith 436324 at http://www.itworld.com Why Java and C++ developers should sleep well at night http://www.itworld.com/big-data/436286/why-java-and-c-developers-should-sleep-well-night The latest rankings of programming languages show a landscape that’s increasingly fragmented, but still dominated by the old guard<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/big-data/436286/why-java-and-c-developers-should-sleep-well-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/big-data/436286/why-java-and-c-developers-should-sleep-well-night#comments Big Data Career Cloud Computing Development Enterprise Software Mobile & Wireless Open Source Software News C# c++ GitHub GitHut Go Google Internet java JavaScript PHP programmin languages programming PYPL python R RedMonk Ruby software software development software programming StackExchange technology Tiobe Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 436286 at http://www.itworld.com How to build a great data science team http://www.itworld.com/435972/how-build-great-data-science-team Select the mix of skills right for your data analytics business goals.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/435972/how-build-great-data-science-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/435972/how-build-great-data-science-team#comments Big Data Career IT Management Software News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:41:14 +0000 IDGNS staff 435972 at http://www.itworld.com How to attract agile development talent http://www.itworld.com/career/436319/how-attract-agile-development-talent The agile framework for software development brings speed, flexibility and efficiency to IT-focused organizations.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/436319/how-attract-agile-development-talent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/436319/how-attract-agile-development-talent#comments Career IT Management News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:34:32 +0000 IDGNS staff 436319 at http://www.itworld.com IBM cuts pay by 10% for workers picked for training http://www.itworld.com/career/436305/ibm-cuts-pay-10-workers-picked-training IBM has initiated a new training program that will cut the pay of participating employees by 10%.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/436305/ibm-cuts-pay-10-workers-picked-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/436305/ibm-cuts-pay-10-workers-picked-training#comments Career IT Management News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:02:51 +0000 IDGNS staff 436305 at http://www.itworld.com College students learning COBOL make more money http://www.itworld.com/career/436261/college-students-learning-cobol-make-more-money Yes, you read the title of this column correctly. College students who take COBOL as an elective course as part of their college studies were hired at a higher starting salary than their peers.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/436261/college-students-learning-cobol-make-more-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/436261/college-students-learning-cobol-make-more-money#comments Career itcareers Tip career advice cobol IT careeer advice IT job tips IT jobs Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:32:15 +0000 Eric Bloom 436261 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436239/microsoft-buys-minecraft-maker-mojang-25-billion Microsoft has agreed to buy Mojang, the Swedish developer of the Minecraft PC and console game, for $2.5 billion, the companies announced Monday.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436239/microsoft-buys-minecraft-maker-mojang-25-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/436239/microsoft-buys-minecraft-maker-mojang-25-billion#comments Business IT Management Personal Tech Software News Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:21:02 +0000 IDGNS staff 436239 at http://www.itworld.com Apple takes on Levi’s [CARTOON] http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/435754/apple-takes-levi-s-cartoon The new, bigger iPhones may impact your wardrobe<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/435754/apple-takes-levi-s-cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/435754/apple-takes-levi-s-cartoon#comments Business Cloud Computing Hardware Internet IT Management Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech News Apple cartoon clothes cloud comic computers cyberculture humor Internet iPhone iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus jokes Mobile news pants security social media technology Tim Cook web Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 435754 at http://www.itworld.com 9 tips for building an effective email marketing list http://www.itworld.com/internet/435698/9-tips-building-effective-email-marketing-list Email marketing experts share their top tips on how to get people to give you their email addresses and optimize your email marketing list.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/internet/435698/9-tips-building-effective-email-marketing-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/internet/435698/9-tips-building-effective-email-marketing-list#comments Business Internet Opinion Marketing Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:01:30 +0000 IDGNS staff 435698 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft details Xbox One October update features http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/435596/microsoft-details-xbox-one-october-update-features Also, analyst says Xbox One sales were up in August, but about that launch in Japan...<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/435596/microsoft-details-xbox-one-october-update-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/435596/microsoft-details-xbox-one-october-update-features#comments Business Offbeat Personal Tech News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:02:00 +0000 pasmith 435596 at http://www.itworld.com Need to hire programmers? Offer good coffee http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/435388/need-hire-programmers-offer-good-coffee In the competition for developer talent, offering a good cup of joe could give your company an edge<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/435388/need-hire-programmers-offer-good-coffee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/435388/need-hire-programmers-offer-good-coffee#comments Business Career Cloud Computing Development Internet IT Management Mobile & Wireless Open Source Software News career Coffee data human resources programmers research software software engineers Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 435388 at http://www.itworld.com Pay up for talent? Is there a security salary disconnect? http://www.itworld.com/security/435363/pay-talent-there-security-salary-disconnect Demand for security pros has never been higher, so why are salaries flat?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/435363/pay-talent-there-security-salary-disconnect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/435363/pay-talent-there-security-salary-disconnect#comments Career IT Management Security News Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:17:36 +0000 IDGNS staff 435363 at http://www.itworld.com Ways Programmers Can Move Up Professionally http://www.itworld.com/career/435275/ways-programmers-can-move-professionally I am a .NET developer working in one of the financial companies. Could you please guide me as to how to scale up my professional life and compensation?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/career/435275/ways-programmers-can-move-professionally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/career/435275/ways-programmers-can-move-professionally#comments Career itcareers Tip career advice career decisions IT career advice IT job advice IT jobs professional branding Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:33:22 +0000 Eric Bloom 435275 at http://www.itworld.com How to get a job in computer security http://www.itworld.com/security/435103/how-get-job-computer-security The secret to the security profession is to develop all the computer experience you can before you even begin to think about a career in cybersecurity.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/435103/how-get-job-computer-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/435103/how-get-job-computer-security#comments Career IT Management Security News Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:40:17 +0000 IDGNS staff 435103 at http://www.itworld.com