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Using technology to educate our minds

Education technology is not something that is restricted to the classroom, and there are many companies blending science and design to create compelling products to train, calm, expand and enlighten our minds. Meet some of them.

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5 ways to get more out of meetings

You have probably experienced meeting-overload at some point in your careers, and the truth is that most meetings diminish productivity. Try these five steps to make your next meeting more meaningful and less time-consuming.

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7 lucrative careers for IT pros

Are you being paid what you're worth? Cloud compensation and services provider PayScale's latest IT salary survey highlights some of the highest-paying IT roles.

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LinkedIn Learning puts Lynda.com to work

LinkedIn this week integrated Lynda.com’s vast training library into its main site. The new LinkedIn Learning service is available to all premium subscribers, and the company says an enterprise-focused version is also on the way.

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CIOs must step into the digital leadership void

In this excerpt from her latest book, 'Be the Business: CIOs in the New Era of IT,' contributor and IT executive recruiter Martha Heller discusses the CIO's role in digital leadership.

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Next generation of software engineers need training, not retraining

Colleges are good at training Ph.D.s, and coding boot camps are good at retraining employed people as junior coders. We really need a third alternative to train the critical mass of skilled software engineers that the industry needs ...

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Learn how to deploy OpenStack for free

The Linux Foundation joins with edX to offer a free OpenStack course.

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Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents — a free course

Training provider Logical Operations offers a free online course on how to collect, preserve and analyze evidence from cybersecurity incidents — and prepare for the court case.

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How blind skills challenges can close the skills gap

Blind skills challenges are one way to remove both overt and unconscious bias from the technical hiring process.

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4 tips for tough conversations with your employees

Chances are if you haven't already had a difficult conversation at work, you will at some point. But these conversations don't have to be stressful. With a little effort, they can be productive and carry long-term benefits.

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15 tricky job interview questions and how to answer them

Congratulations. Your killer resume and impeccable credentials have landed you an interview. Here's how to nail it.

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The speed of ransomware: 3 seconds to encryption [Infographic]

Once you've clicked the phishing email, it's too late.

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Free and cheap ways to study for IT certifications

Use these tips for finding inexpensive study resources and getting hands-on experience.

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When it comes to IT certifications, trust but verify

New research shows that organizations need to do a better job at verifying certification credentials if they want to benefit their value.

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What’s difference between project management and change management?

Change management and project management are often thought to be the same thing. They aren’t. Here’s how they differ.

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Awareness training: How much is too much?

The goal of security awareness training is to help employees recognize and avoid security risks. The key, experts say, is to make them skeptical but not operate in a “constant state of distrust.”

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DataRobot aims to help create data science executives

New DataRobot University course is designed to teach executives how to identify opportunities to optimize their business using machine learning.

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9 biases killing your security program

Here’s a (by no means all-inclusive) list of nine such cognitive biases that security professionals should especially remain aware.

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