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Bio: Fred O'Connor is a copy editor at IDG News Service.
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- Fred O'Connor wrote As health care digitizes, consumer technologies will have greatest impact, says panelThe health care industry has long been a laggard in adopting technology, but that will soon change as the challenge of aligning doctors, insurance companies and patients is figured out.
3 days 12 hours ago
- A collaboration platform that was initially developed to help professional sports teams share video on tablets is now trying to score with businesses.
6 days 11 hours ago
- Fred O'Connor wrote Texas, Florida, North Carolina lead IT job growth in first half of 2014, study findsU.S. technology professionals searching for jobs may want to look in states not normally considered IT hot spots.
5 weeks 5 days ago
- Fred O'Connor wrote Flexibility, asking questions key for recent college graduates looking to advance in ITWhen 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.
7 weeks 5 days ago
- Software developers may find more employers using customized bonuses to attract and retain them as the job market for their skills stays competitive, according to a salary survey from IT job site Dice.
9 weeks 5 days ago
- When Katie Smith interned with Capital One, she expected to spend the summer fetching beverages for her manager -- instead, she started on a career path that led to a full-time IT job at the banking and financial services company.
12 weeks 2 days ago
- Free snacks and on-site video games may help companies attract skilled IT workers, but speeding up the hiring cycle is also important. Drawn-out employee searches frustrate IT managers and prompt good candidates to accept jobs elsewhere.
15 weeks 2 days ago
- Fred O'Connor wrote IoT, cloud computing, nation-state threats redefining enterprise security, panelists sayA printer that connects to the Web may pose as great a risk to enterprise security as an OS vulnerability, but yet companies worry about the latter and too often ignore the former, said a CTO during a discussion at MIT.
17 weeks 3 days ago
- The 3D imaging software that helps Airbus to design planes and Advanced Micro Devices to test processor designs may also aid cardiologists in treating heart disease and reducing health care costs.
17 weeks 5 days ago
- Fred O'Connor wrote For entry-level tech jobs, hiring managers care about passion for IT more than a diplomaClass of 2014 college graduates looking for their first IT jobs take note: your passion for and experience with technology may prove more helpful in your employment search than your diplomas.
18 weeks 4 days ago
- Baby boomers adopt tablets, wearable devices and other technologies just as energetically as younger users, according to participants at the Booming Tech forum, which focused on technology use of that generation.
19 weeks 3 days ago
- The next innovation in health care may come from Silicon Valley.
20 weeks 3 days ago
- The Linux Foundation will offer a Linux development course on edX, the massive open online course (MOOC) platform developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The move is part of an edX effort, announced Thursday, to expand its course offerings to include content from nonacademic institutions. All edX content previously came from the nonprofit's 32 member schools, which include the University of California, Berkeley; Dartmouth College and McGill University.
28 weeks 4 days ago
- Joining an open-source community isn't required to land a development job, but it could help.
31 weeks 5 days ago
- Employers may need to open up their wallets to retain their IT staffers in 2014, according to a salary survey from IT career website Dice.com.
33 weeks 2 days ago
- Online course participants are more likely to browse lesson material than stick around to earn a completion certificate, according to a report examining enrollment and usage data from edX, an online learning platform jointly launched by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the fall of 2012.
34 weeks 3 days ago
- Expertise in Web development, mobile development and large-scale data analysis will be much sought-after by IT hiring managers this year.
36 weeks 2 days ago
- Tyler Kresch isn't turning to graduate school to help him change his job from tech sales to running a startup; instead he's taking massive open online courses (MOOCs) to learn the IT skills necessary for that career move.
40 weeks 6 days ago
- Health care providers are just beginning to figure out how big data, mobile platforms and integrated software can deliver better care at lower costs, according to speakers at The Economist's Health Care Forum in Boston.
44 weeks 4 days ago
- IT workers who want to work part time may see an uptick in lucrative part-time consulting positions.
1 year 4 weeks ago
- Fred O'Connor wrote Tech-savvy college hires bring integration, communication challenges to IT workplacesCollege graduates receiving their diplomas this year were teenagers when the first iPhone debuted and Facebook allowed anyone to create a profile. As this tech-saturated generation enters the IT workforce their familiarity with technology -- especially consumer products -- can lead to communication and work style clashes with more seasoned employees who may not share a passion for digital life.
1 year 15 weeks ago
- Economic woes have pushed companies of all sizes to shake up data center hiring, development and other processes to better align IT and business operations.
1 year 19 weeks ago
- Financial concerns in the wake of the recession are causing companies to better align IT and business and this shift is changing what is expected from technology workers, say executives and staffing professionals. Business acumen is now on par with possessing stellar technical skills, with in-demand employees those who can contribute more than code to the company.
1 year 21 weeks ago
- Nearly a decade after research firms predicted major cost savings and clinical benefits from the use of health-IT, adoption rates among U.S. medical providers remain sluggish, with the industry slow to embrace the big-data movement.
1 year 24 weeks ago
- IT hiring in 2013 will focus on jobs involving cloud computing, mobile technology and business intelligence, said staffing professionals.
1 year 36 weeks ago
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