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A Simple Cure for the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

An approach that has worked for centuries in all sorts of industries is just as applicable to the security field Full Story »

Big Bucks Going to Universities to Solve Pressing Cybersecurity Issues

During a week in which everyone seemed to be searching for answers amid revelations of the Heartbleed bug, several universities and their partners announced new efforts to explore IT security advances.


An Unnecessary Path to Tech: A Bachelor's Degree

Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Edward Snowden all launched tech careers without four-year college degrees, and that may be true for a large percentage of techies.


Intel Brings Windows 8.1 to Schools with New Education Hybrid

Intel this week showed off a laptop-tablet hybrid with Windows 8.1 for the education market, where Chromebooks and tablets are also fighting for position.

Advice & Opinion

Career Advice: Learn From Your Mistakes

Broward Health Senior Vice President and CIO Doris Peek answers questions on the value of education and of learning about the business.

News analysis

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.


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.


Gates Sees Software Replacing People; Greenspan Calls for More H-1Bs

Bill Gates and Alan Greenspan, in separate forums, offered outlooks and prescriptions for fixing jobs and income.


Computer Science Enrollments Rocketed Last Year, Up 22%

A sneak peek at the annual Computing Research Association's (CRA) report on computer science enrollments at colleges shows that strong demand for technically-savvy workers is luring students in a big way.


Pay Was Down for Computer Science Grads Last Year, But IT Workers Find That Money Isn't Everything

Two surveys show that starting salaries for recent college graduates with computer science degrees has slipped, but pay might not be the most important factor for IT professionals when it comes to choosing jobs.


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.


U.S. School Offers First-of-a-Kind Graduate Degree in Data Center Engineering

Plenty of people have engineering degrees but not many have one specific to data centers. A university in Dallas is offering what it says will be a first-of-its-kind graduate degree in data center engineering.

News Feature

Mobile Emergency Response App Keeps College Ready for Crisis

A mobile app for smartphones and tablets delivers step-by-step procedures for responding to incidents from hurricanes to on-campus shooters, serving as Cliffs Notes for Miami-Dade College faculty and staff facing crisis situations.


IT Pros Rank University of Texas San Antonio Best School for Cybersecurity

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) tops a somewhat unexpected list of schools that are considered by security practitioners as the best in the country for cybersecurity courses and degree programs.


Survey: US Voters Willing to Pay More for Faster School Broadband

About seven in 10 voters would agree to a $4-a-year fee on their mobile phone service, a survey says