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  • Building an engineering team that can handle hyper-growth

    Posted April 14, 2014 - 3:12 pm

    Many people will think that handling hyperfast growth is a nice problem to have in their business. Yes and no. While it is great to have a business that is growing in revenue and customers, in these days of Software as a Service and virtualized servers, keeping up can be a challenge. It isn't always obvious how to build an infrastructure that can scale quickly.
  • Job search tips for 2014 college grads

    Posted April 14, 2014 - 2:28 pm

    If you're graduating from college as a member of the Class of 2014 and you haven't already begun your job search - or already landed a position to start after you graduate - you may be at a disadvantage.
  • An unnecessary path to tech: A Bachelor's degree

    Posted April 14, 2014 - 2:14 pm

    New York report highlight's the size of the non-degreed tech workforce in the city.
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    Red-hot IT jobs

    Posted April 11, 2014 - 2:02 pm

    Dice.com released its Tech Trends Q1 report for 2014 and while the numbers are excellent across IT as a whole, they’re especially lucrative for tech consultants.
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    Silicon Valley's 19 coolest places to work

    Posted April 10, 2014 - 9:37 am

    Silicon Valley can be a crazy place to work. Whether you want to call it crazy or creative, these days when young guns go to the office, they want shared workstations and open spaces to collaborate. Tech companies new and old are obliging them with colorful and imaginative workspaces. Check out 19 of the most impressive office spaces in the valley.
  • Leave the CIO alone

    Posted April 10, 2014 - 9:05 am

    Alternative titles like chief digital officer and chief technology officer muddy the situation and might even dilute authority.
  • The benefits of an unstructured career

    Posted April 9, 2014 - 4:25 pm

    Too often we make self-limiting assumptions about position, status and the need to rigidly follow a career path.
  • IT Salary Survey 2014: Who's hot, who's not

    Posted April 9, 2014 - 4:21 pm

    A shortage of workers with both technical and business skills has employers scrambling and (some) IT pros smiling.
  • Get a mentor, both business and technical

    Posted April 9, 2014 - 4:19 pm

    Mentors can help navigate the professional as well as the technical side of an IT career.
  • Top perks that IT professionals should ask for

    Posted April 9, 2014 - 4:18 pm

    You've been slaving away at your job since the economic downturn, taking on more work with no raise in pay and believing a light would one day appear at the end of the tunnel. According to both DICE and Robert Half Technology, that day is here.
  • Why 2014 is the year to become an independent IT contractor

    Posted April 9, 2014 - 4:12 pm

    Contracting is no longer a last resort for technology pros, but a viable career path offering both financial and professional rewards.
  • Airline hopes gamification can make its Oracle ERP users soar

    Posted April 9, 2014 - 2:19 pm

    Canadian airline WestJet believes gamification, the notion of applying elements of game design to a workplace setting, can help its employees use more effectively its Oracle J.D. Edwards ERP (enterprise resource planning) system.
  • How to be the geek they keep

    Posted April 8, 2014 - 4:50 pm

    Never underestimate the importance of getting along with people, plus other tips for getting and keeping a job you love.
  • What do IT workers want?

    Posted April 7, 2014 - 2:00 pm

    Smart employers know the score: Take-home pay still matters, but so do company culture, praise and challenging work.
  • The 'always-on' IT culture: Get used to it

    Posted April 7, 2014 - 1:55 pm

    Around-the-clock accessibility is now expected for a broad range of IT roles. Here's how to cope.
  • Top-paying industries for IT 2014

    Posted April 7, 2014 - 1:37 pm

    When it comes to IT pay, some industries fare much better than others. Find out who the winners and losers are in our 2014 Salary Survey.
  • 4 creative approaches to technical recruiting

    Posted April 7, 2014 - 11:57 am

    Expanding outreach efforts and offering unusual perks can make an employer stand out.
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    10 must-have apps for IT recruiters and hiring managers

    Posted April 7, 2014 - 10:47 am

    Finding good tech help is no small task. Take your IT recruiting and hiring practices to the next level with any of these sourcing apps.
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    IT Salary Survey, 2014: How IT pros really feel about their pay, stress, and career prospects

    Posted April 7, 2014 - 10:43 am

    Computerworld's survey of more than 3,500 IT pros shows that those with the right mix of technical skills and business savvy are in demand. Here's a look at trends in workers' job and pay satisfaction, along with their job security and stress levels.
  • What ARIA means for screen readers

    Posted April 7, 2014 - 6:30 am

    In today's accessible technology roundup: The impact of ARIA on screen reader developers, Quail could be threatened by software patents and how to choose an accessible color palette
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    I'm considering to change my career

    Posted April 6, 2014 - 7:35 am

    Hi All, I would like to change my career from PR media to IT. I have a total of 3 years experience in the Public relation. Is there any way to change in to software field? I completed bachelor degree in computer engineering. I'm very much interested to move to IT field. Thanks!
  • 7 habits of highly successful Unix admins

    Posted April 5, 2014 - 6:41 pm

    You can spend 50-60 hours a week managing your Unix servers and responding to your users' problems and still feel as if you're not getting much done or you can adopt some good work habits that will both make you more successful and prepare you for the next round of problems.
  • Be a FIRST mentor and create a future engineer

    Posted April 3, 2014 - 3:00 pm

    You can probably point to a person, event, class, or after-school program that helped you find your way into your work. How cool would it be to know that a bunch of successful scientists, engineers, or IT people will point to you as the person -- the spark -- that helped them see what they want to do?
  • SAP wants to make business users head-over-heels for HANA with new MOOC

    Posted April 3, 2014 - 12:47 pm

    SAP is hoping that a new massive online open course will help plant seeds of interest in its HANA in-memory database platform and also lead business end users to understand it better.
  • Hackathon gold: How to win a job offer in a coding competition

    Posted April 3, 2014 - 6:07 am

    Some developers say hackathons can stifle innovation and chill the vibe of camaraderie because they offer large prizes. But that doesn't have to always be the case. Here's how to parlay those coding competitions into potential job offers.
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