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Hire for cultural fit, train for the right IT skills

Posted April 2, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Hiring for the right cultural fit can be more important than focusing on technical skills alone and can help companies improve employee retention, engagement and loyalty.

Play is a necessary part of work and creativity, but don't forget the funny

Posted April 1, 2014 - 6:17 pm

I am a fan of workplace jokes. Some of my fondest workplace memories are of teams pulling together to pull off an elaborate prank. I have forgotten many of the projects I've worked on and some of the people I've worked with. But I remember all of the pranks.

Resume Makeover: How to highlight your personal brand

Posted April 1, 2014 - 4:03 pm

Career consultant Donald Burns takes an IT auditor's resume from bland to brand in this month's IT resume makeover.

Ex-Microsoft employee pleads guilty to trade secret theft

Posted April 1, 2014 - 3:40 pm

Prosecutors will recommend three-month prison sentence for insider who allegedly shared info with French blogger.

Phil Spencer being Head of Xbox is good news for gamers

Posted April 1, 2014 - 6:23 am

Since last summer there's been a lot of churn in the Xbox Division at Microsoft. Hopefully that's behind them and the company can focus on bringing great games to the Xbox One.

For the best ROI, get your computer science degree at a state school

Posted April 1, 2014 - 6:00 am

Based on the expected annual return, computer science degrees from state universities pay off better than those from private schools

Is entrepreneurship the right career path for you?

Posted March 31, 2014 - 8:58 pm

I had the pleasure of speaking with Jean Dobey, the CEO and Founder of www.Hibe.com and Tim Morris, the firm’s VP of Marketing and Business Development. Our discussion centered around entrepreneurship as a profession and finding the right idea to start your company.

Continuous IT innovation shapes the future of financial services firm

Posted March 31, 2014 - 4:04 pm

Under CIO Victor Fetter's leadership at LPL Financial, the IT group has moved from 'working on projects' to delivering solutions that shape the business and the marketplace.

Fashion retailer adds 'tech tables' to stores

Posted March 31, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Chico's, a women's clothing retailer, is adding in-store 'tech tables' and a digital magazine to flesh out its omnichannel strategy
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Accessible technology professionals will soon be able to get certified

Posted March 31, 2014 - 6:30 am

In today's accessible technology roundup: A new group for accessible technology professionals is formed, Texas middle schoolers design an app for the blind to navigate indoor spaces and web developers are warned against relying too much on ARIA

Your brain must disconnect from the information feed to thrive

Posted March 28, 2014 - 8:33 pm

The human brain is a complicated beast. And if you want it to think creatively, you have to get out of its way. There is a great scene in Mad Men when Roger Sterling walks into Don Draper’s office and finds him doing absolutely nothing. He’s been doing nothing for a long time. But they both understand that this is how he works.

A guide to spring cleaning your social media footprint

Posted March 28, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Steps for tidying up your online appearance for the sake of your career

Amazon to reveal set-top streaming box next week?

Posted March 28, 2014 - 6:32 am

The media has been invited to an Amazon event to talk about their video business. Rumors suggest we'll see a streaming box and a new ad-supported service.

Facebook has scary plans for the Oculus Rift [CARTOON]

Posted March 28, 2014 - 6:00 am

The social media giant buys virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR and the possibilities are endless - and frightening

SDN changing the shape of networking, IT careers

Posted March 27, 2014 - 5:01 pm

Jobs are on the line as new training, certifications are required to keep pace.

Millennials rule the Valley: Enjoy it while it lasts

Posted March 27, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Gen Y wants -- and is getting -- the most sexy jobs in the Silicon Valley. But sooner or later they're going to have to face it: they're the new kind of dot-comer with the same short shelf-life.

Man refers software engineer, man gets free puppy

Posted March 27, 2014 - 6:00 am

One company’s unusual developer referral bonus program pays off for both sides

11 tips for working with IT recruiters

Posted March 26, 2014 - 12:46 pm

IT recruiters can be valuable matchmakers, connecting talented technology professionals with companies in need of their skills and experience.

14 mobile certifications that meet IT demands

Posted March 26, 2014 - 12:28 pm

Mobile technologies are increasingly important to organizations of all sizes, but how can you best prepare your workforce? Find out which of these 14 vendor-specific and vendor-neutral mobile IT certifications -- from app development to security -- are the most valuable to your employees.

14 tips for creating a paperless office

Posted March 26, 2014 - 12:23 pm

Half a century after marketers coined the term 'paperless office,' the concept largely remains a myth. Today's businesses probably can't go completely paperless, but these 14 tips will at least help them stop wasting paper and start improving productivity.

Free data science courses from Johns Hopkins, Duke, Stanford

Posted March 26, 2014 - 10:41 am

If you've thought about trying to boost your data skills, check out Coursera's catalog of free classes. In particular, Johns Hopkins is about to start a nine-class specialization in data science.

How the coder who's running for Congress open sourced his campaign

Posted March 26, 2014 - 6:00 am

Programmer Dave Cole has open-sourced his campaign website and policy stances and taken part in a Reddit AMA

Facebook's Oculus VR buy is about much more than gaming

Posted March 25, 2014 - 8:42 pm

Mark Zuckerberg has seen the future, and it's inside a virtual-reality headset.

Facebook buying Oculus VR virtual-reality company for $2 billion

Posted March 25, 2014 - 6:12 pm

Facebook has reached a surprise deal to buy Oculus VR, developer of the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset, for about US$2 billion, the social network said Tuesday.

We Day encourages youth to care about issues, empowers them to effect change

Posted March 25, 2014 - 6:08 pm

If you watch the We Day broadcast of its California event, you will see two young men who are an excellent example of how encouraging smart young geeks to take on social change has the potential to not only inspire them to do meaningful work in IT but also to change the world for everyone.
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