IT Management

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The ultimate guide to strategic tech partners

In today’s fast-changing vendor landscape, market leaders are facing new challengers in security, data center, cloud, networking and wireless.

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Coders and librarians team up to save scientific data

A group of students, computer programmers and other volunteers gathered on a snowy night at a former mill in Dover, N.H., to participate in a nationwide data rescue effort to archive scientific data that could be lost.

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How to use data analytics to improve outcomes of project

Worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics is expected to grow to more than $187 billion by 2019 and the project management industry is projected to hit $5.81 trillion by 2020. Here is how some organizations are leveraging...

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How to get started as an IT consultant

Ready to strike out on your own? Here’s how three IT consultants landed their first clients.

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Here’s what Trump’s budget means for renewable energy

While President Trump’s budget proposal is just that – a spending plan for Congress to consider – industry experts say it could translate into big cuts for renewable energy.

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Why great chief data officers are so hard to find

CEOs and boards are seeking chief data officers who are capable of using data analytics to transform their businesses, says Heidrick & Struggles, which has identified eight CDO archetypes to help companies find these purple squirrels....

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Recruiters: Coding talent needed; degree optional

HackerRank finds that bootcamps and other alternatives to four-year degrees are now seen as viable

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Waymo fears Uber may peek at secret court docs

Alphabet's autonomous car unit Waymo is concerned about giving Uber Technologies’ internal counsel extensive access to documents it filed under seal in connection with its lawsuit alleging theft of trade secrets and patent...

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Cobol plays major role in U.S. government breaches

New research is turning on its head the idea that legacy systems -- such as Cobol and Fortran -- are more secure because hackers are unfamiliar with the technology.

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Trump budget would fund border wall, but slash science and research

President Donald Trump's federal budget outline represents a major shift in U.S. priorities by boosting defense spending while cutting science and research.

That's one way to get the contract...

IT consultant pilot fish gets an urgent phone call from the consulting firm he works for: Some higher-ups want to meet with him immediately -- and it turns out his boss's boss is making a sudden exit from the firm.

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10 steps to becoming a truly horrible IT boss

Good-bye, programming peers; hello, power to abuse at your whim

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New FCC chief's call to action could hasten 5G's arrival

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has pledged his agency will respond more quickly to new technology proposals, a move that might influence the direction of 5G development around the world.

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10 commandments for tech employers

The young workforces that characterize tech companies bring special challenges.

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Digital innovation takes flight at SFO

A conversation with the CIO of San Francisco International Airport provides great advice about how to execute innovative ideas.

Well, SOMEBODY'S unclear on the concept here...

This manufacturing plant's managers decide to go for a VPP safety rating from the federal government -- which not many plants achieve. What could go wrong with that plan?

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After rocky tenure, Mayer to leave Yahoo 'tarnished'

After nearly five rocky years as CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer will be leaving her post with something of a tarnished image.

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Pennsylvania sues IBM over troubled $110M IT upgrade

Pennsylvania is suing IBM over a never-finished $110 million IT upgrade to its unemployment compensation system. Such large-scale projects often run into trouble.

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Mayer to quit as CEO of new holding company after Yahoo sale to Verizon

Marissa Mayer will step down as CEO from the remaining holding company after Yahoo sells its operating business to Verizon Communications, according to a regulatory document.

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Feds struggle with regulating banking’s use of big data

Some highly sensitive data is going to be set loose.

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