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White House making it easier to get an L-1 visa

The White House has released a memo intended to give clarity over how businesses may use the temporary L-1 work visa, a document derided by critics of the H-1B visa.

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Ted Cruz, the presidential candidate who wants to increase the H-1B cap by 500%

It's going to be hard for the Republicans to field a presidential candidate as enthusiastic about the H-1B visa as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

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The H-1B visa debate: Pain and the politics

This week's hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee on the H-1B visa program offered a compendium of thought, insight and friction. Here's a look at the debate from both sides.

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Key considerations for offshore development on IT projects

Key considerations to keep in mind when outsourcing your application development work for IT projects.

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H-1B battle to take center stage in Senate on Tuesday

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on the H-1B visa that will bring together the temporary visa’s most outspoken critics and supporters.

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Why companies opt to insource for IT innovation

IT outsourcing customers are increasingly demanding IT innovation and will either look to providers to deliver real business outcomes or take their innovation-related business back in-house to run themselves.

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Behind the White House’s claim of 545,000 unfilled IT jobs

The White House cited two sources for its data: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and labor analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies, which analyzes help-wanted ads.

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The White House’s $100M, H-1B Funded Tech Job Plan Comes Under Fire

The White House has established a $100 million program that endorses fast-track, boot camp IT training efforts and other four-year degree alternatives. But it's drawing criticism for the underlying message it sends in the H-1B battle

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IBM plugs OpenPower servers into SoftLayer cloud

It's trying to prime the pump for Power-based cloud computing services

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Stakes Rise in the 25-Year-Old H-1B Battle

The H-1B visa turns 25 this year, and while it has seen many ups and downs during that quarter-century, what hasn't changed is the fury IT workers feel after being displaced by people who hold H-1Bs. Two recent cases illustrate the...

NTT buys Germany's biggest data center provider for $840 million

The deal will make NTT the third-largest data center operator in Europe

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Why Offshoring Your Software Development to Romania Makes Sense

A software maker and a food and recipe website turned to Romania for IT outsourcing. Here’s a look at how TechSmith and Yummly are successfully outsourcing with Gemini Solutions.

Grassley's Position on H-1B Called ‘Protectionist’

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is leading an effort to make H-1B visas available to more workers.

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So. Cal. Edison’s IT Layoffs Are ‘Heartless,’ Says Sen. Grassley

Southern California Edison IT workers replaced by H-1B contractors have become the latest Exhibit A in Congress for reformers who wanted changes to the visa program.

Deutsche Bank Signs 10-Year Private Cloud Deal With HP

German lender moves to OpenStack platform in deal worth 'billions' of dollars

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U.S. to Allow Some H-1B Worker Spouses to Work

The White House today is giving final approval to a rule change that will allow some H-1B visa workers' spouses to get jobs.

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The Top 10 U.S. Locations for Service Centers

Outside of China or India, Syracuse, N.Y., may be the top location in the U.S. to establish a service center, according to a new report.

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