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5 Technology Initiatives and Reforms IT Wants in Washington

Leaders from Microsoft, Cisco and other tech players are pressing their agenda as they meet with the White House and Congress this week. Some initiatives have been years in the making -- and will take many more years to see through -- but other reforms may not be far off. Full Story »
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Early STEM Education Will Lead to More Women in IT

A leading advocate for introducing girls to computer science argues that educators must develop required programs at the K-12 level to resolve gender imbalance in the tech sector.

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Free Data Science Courses From Johns Hopkins, Duke, Stanford

If you've thought about trying to boost your data skills, check out Coursera's catalog of free classes. In particular, Johns Hopkins is about to start a nine-class specialization in data science.

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How to Add New Job Skills Without Going Back to School

E-learning is a cost-effective, accessible way to boost your job skills without the hassles of 'traditional' degree programs.

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Are You Too Old to Land a New IT Job?

Age really is just a number. If you're keeping current on new technologies and advancement, and show a willingness to keep learning and growing, there's no reason it should be an impediment to your job search.

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Is an MBA Worthwhile or Worthless for Tech Pros?

Once seen as a valuable differentiator for career advancement, the intrinsic worth of an MBA degree is now a hotly debated subject in the enterprise.

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How TechSmith Rocks Its Internal Developer Conference

Your employees can learn a lot from each other. This exclusive inside look at an internal developer conference at screen-capture software maker TechSmith shows how the right mix of informational presentations, hands-on sessions, frank discussions and a bit of fun can take employees out of their comfort zones and motivate them to achieve greater success.

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Why You Need an IT Career Coach

Whether you're not happy where you're currently working, are out of work and need a job, or are just looking to stay ahead of the curve, working with an IT career coach can help you learn the skills necessary to stand apart from the other IT job seekers out there.

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16 Traits of Great IT Leaders

If you want to succeed as an IT leader you have to develop a set of traits that will serve you and those around you. Industry leaders and career experts share their thoughts on what behaviors make an IT leader great.

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15 Common IT Job Search Mistakes

Searching for a new IT position in a competitive market can be an uphill battle. One little mistake could cost you the opportunity. Read on to make sure you aren't making one of these commonly seen blunders in your job search.

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Hospital CIO Leads Effort To Train Veterans For IT Jobs

An innovative program at Rush University Medical Center will support returning veterans by helping them find careers in the IT field.

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Who's Training the Next Generation of Data Scientists?

A projected shortage of qualified data scientists could leave U.S. businesses unable to tap the value of big data. To help meet that demand, the University of California at Berkeley has developed a master's degree program to train new data scientists.

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How to Improve Your IT Job Prospects by Volunteering

Unemployed? Don't sit at home and wait (and hope) for an opportunity. Volunteering your IT skills is a way to keep current and show potential employers your business and technical acumen, your character and your drive.

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Test Your CRM Management and Administration IQ

Sure, there's admin certification to verify knowledge and experience, but even certified admins make errors. While these errors are easy to spot, preventing them may mean sending employees back to school.

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IT Job Search Tips for Baby Boomers

Is your extensive IT experience and your age making it harder to find a new positions? Learn how to limit the effects of age discrimination and land that interview.