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How to repair broken relationships with co-workers

Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:18 am

Bad relationships are bound to happen from time to time, but you can repair them with a little work. Here's what you should always, sometimes and never do.

EA rolling out "all you can play" subscription service EA Access on Xbox One

Posted July 30, 2014 - 6:04 am

$5/month or $30/month gets you discounts on new titles as well as access to a sub-set of EA's Xbox One back catalog.

Why many programmers don’t bother joining the ACM

Posted July 30, 2014 - 6:00 am

In response to a query from Vint Cerf, professional developers explain why they don’t feel a membership in the Association for Computing Machinery is worth the cost

Top leadership quality isn't what you'd expect

Posted July 29, 2014 - 3:00 pm

What's the most important quality leaders should have? Discipline? Drive? Obsession? The ability to motivate others? No, no, no and no. The answer is emotional IQ - or what's referred to in laymen's terms as empathy.

Flexibility, asking questions key for recent college graduates looking to advance in IT

Posted July 29, 2014 - 2:30 pm

When Cathy Lee started working at New York startup Faith Street last year, she quickly learned a lesson that could benefit other recent college graduates who want to advance their IT careers -- soft skills like being flexible, taking on new tasks and asking questions matter a lot.

GCC wins lifetime achievement award - and also takes heat from Linus Torvalds

Posted July 29, 2014 - 6:00 am

The venerable GNU compiler wins the ACM’s Programming Languages Software Award while simultaneously coming under fire from the Linux creator

8 important things to do when you lose your job

Posted July 28, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Help, I’m a Business Analyst and I just lost my job. My company just closed and everyone working there was just told to go home. What should I do first to get a new job?

How to select IT talent in a merger

Posted July 28, 2014 - 4:30 pm

In today's dog-merge-dog world, one of the greatest challenges is determining how to weave the IT talent from merging companies into one successful, thriving organization. Divestitures pose the same challenge: deciding who will stay and who will go.

IBM hits setback in bid to sell chip making unit

Posted July 28, 2014 - 1:58 pm

The company and the buyer, Globalfoundaries, are too far apart on price, but the deal is not dead yet.

NoSQL is a no go once again

Posted July 25, 2014 - 11:00 am

Twice now I’ve deeply investigated NoSQL for an upcoming project, and twice now I’ve come to the conclusion that it would be a bad decision.

Sony puts together $15 million package to settle 2011 Playstation data breach lawsuits

Posted July 25, 2014 - 6:07 am

In happier news, next week your PS4 will be able to play 3D Blu-rays, and why that matters.

Don’t overdo it on System Administrator Appreciation Day [CARTOON]

Posted July 25, 2014 - 6:00 am

Be sure to show your sysadmin how much you appreciate him or her today - but keep it sane

6 ways to anticipate, deliver and measure customer satisfaction

Posted July 24, 2014 - 3:33 pm

Customer experience experts share their tips on how businesses can keep customers happy and coming back for more.

Busting the top 15 SEO myths of 2014

Posted July 24, 2014 - 3:21 pm

We asked the SEO community to bring us up to date on the current state of link building, content marketing, social media and more.

Highs and lows of CEO pay

Posted July 24, 2014 - 3:19 pm

This year's proxy season has come to a close, and after digging through regulatory filings, 10 highlights stand out in our analysis of 62 tech CEOs' compensation.

9 signs it's time to update your website and how to fix it

Posted July 24, 2014 - 2:37 pm

Ecommerce, Web analytics and design experts share their tips on how to tell if your Web or ecommerce site needs fixing and how to improve it.

CIO-CMO marriage strained, but can be saved

Posted July 24, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Forced into an arranged marriage of sorts, the CIO and CMO are trying their best to make things work. Still, disagreements arise. One out of four CIOs believe CMOs lack the vision to anticipate new digital channels, while many CMOs say CIOs lack the urgency needed to respond to shifting market conditions.

For half, STEM degrees lead to other jobs

Posted July 24, 2014 - 11:47 am

The Census Bureau reports that only 26% of people with any type of four-year STEM degree are working in a STEM field. For those with a degree specifically in computer, math or statistics, the figure is 49%, nearly the same for engineering degrees. What happens to the other STEM trained workers?

Midyear jobs outlook: What to know about IT hiring, skills, benefits

Posted July 23, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Companies in hiring mode say there's a shortage of tech talent, while IT pros are upping their expectations for pay and benefits.

OwnPhones Kickstarter raising funds for custom 3D printed, wireless earbuds

Posted July 22, 2014 - 6:05 am

Those Normal 3D printed earbuds we looked at a few weeks ago have some competition, and OwnPhones are wireless (and of course, more expensive).

Why is the NoSQL choice so difficult?

Posted July 22, 2014 - 6:00 am

The last time I was evaluating NoSQL databases I ended up sticking with a relational database. I’m evaluating them again today and this time I’m pretty sure I’ll have to actually choose one. The choice is really hard for a number of reasons.

3 ways to spot a bad boss before you take the job

Posted July 21, 2014 - 9:55 pm

There are warning signs, red flags to look out for that can identify a bad boss or an untenable work environment before you accept a job.

What the robot apocalypse will mean for IT, jobs and work

Posted July 21, 2014 - 9:18 pm

Google's huge entry into robotics leaves little doubt that we'll shortly be up to our armpits in robot alternatives to people. Robots will enter all aspects of our business and personal lives. Machines, vehicles, drones, cameras, sensors, you name it.

How to judge a job candidate's personality (and why you should)

Posted July 21, 2014 - 8:46 pm

New interviewing tactics are designed to help recruiters and hiring managers uncover who candidates are -- rather than just what they can do.

Don't give your job search a summer vacation

Posted July 21, 2014 - 1:22 pm

While other candidates are working on their tans, check out these six tips to maximize your summer job search.

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