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6 tips to find and retain freelance tech workers

Once you find reliable freelancers, you won't want to stop there. Follow these five tips to help build and retain a stable of freelance workers.

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US alleges systemic employment discrimination at Oracle

The U.S. government says Oracle routinely and systemically pays white men more than women and minorities and that it favors Asian candidates over others in product development and technical roles.

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Modern warfare: Death-dealing drones and ... illegal parking?

A cloud of 3D-printed drones big enough to bring down the latest U.S. stealth fighter, the F35, was just one of the combat scenarios evoked in a discussion of the future of warfare at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday...

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6 startups from CES to watch in 2017

6 innovative new companies showed off their products in the Eureka Park section of CES 2017.

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How to get fired in 2017: Have a security breach

There are many reasons why IT professionals can be fired, but six out of the top nine are related to security. Fireable offenses included failing to modernize a security program, data breaches with unknown causes, data breaches that...

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How to get beyond Finance vs. IT

IT leaders need to understand the financial policies that control the way IT buys infrastructure and systems.

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6 startups from CES to watch in 2017

The Eureka Park area at the CES trade show offered startups a chance to show what they can do. We interview six hopeful entrepreneurs about their products.

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Obamacare repeal could hurt the gig economy

If the Affordable Care Act is repealed without a replacement healthcare plan, freelance, independent or contract workers who make up the gig economy could be hit.

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What is the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act?

We all know there is a lot of waste in government. Well some politicians are trying to do something about it by enacting the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act.

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Toshiba considers spinning off its memory business

Toshiba said it is considering splitting off its memory business into a separate company but added that nothing had been finalized at this point.

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IT and the forever revolution

We live in revolutionary times, and we have to figure out what we are going to do about it.

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Tackling cybersecurity threat information sharing challenges

What are the lessons learned and recommended practices for forming new information sharing organizations? That’s where the newly formed International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI) comes in. IACI CEO Michael Echols explains.

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4 ways angel investing can be fun for CIOs

The best hobby a CIO can have is angel investing. Think about it, if you work as a CIO, you’ve probably got some great insight on what’s working, what’s not and where the market is headed. This piece explains how to get started and...

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European legislators debate robot rights for autonomous vehicles

Robots should one day have rights as "electronic persons," Members of the European Parliament recommended Thursday -- but not until the machines are all fitted with "kill" switches to shut them down in an emergency.

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Will Trump's policies increase IT employment?

The number of IT jobs shrank in 2016 compared to the year before, most analysts believe, although they differ on specifics and the reasons why. This year's IT jobs outlook varies widely.

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Now it's AT&T's term to talk jobs, investment with Trump

AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson met with President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday to talk jobs and investment but the company's multi-billion takeover of Time Warner was not on the table.

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Lessons for corporate IT from Geek Squad legal case

The life of the corporate desktop team can turn into a legal nightmare quickly if end users haven’t agreed that it’s OK for techs to search their machines, something that has come to light in a California child pornography case...

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FCC chief accuses AT&T and Verizon of violating net neutrality—but it probably doesn't matter

The FCC believes that AT&T and Verizon are probably engaging in unfair practices, but don't expect the government to do anything about it.

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