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Google workers hold sit-in to protest retaliation

In November 2018, Google workers walked out to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment allegations. Now, many say the company has retaliated, and they had no choice but to hold a sit-in.

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NetSuite refines focus on SMBs facing growth challenges

Cloud technology and the increasing pace of globalization allow small and medium-size businesses to scale up faster than ever, but also puts them in a bind. How do they take advantage of opportunities to grow when they have limited...

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Gender pay gap shrinks, but there’s still a lot of work to do

Computer programmers saw the greatest pay gap reduction, but look beyond that, and you see how inequality for women exists in different ways.

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D&I tech market grows as diversity and inclusion become a business priority

There’s been a flurry of activity in the diversity and inclusion (D&I) technology space as the tech industry uses its strengths to address discrimination and lack of representation.

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Oracle the latest to face pay discrimination lawsuit

Oracle allegedly withheld $400 million in wages from racially underrepresented workers and women, according to a U.S. Department of Labor complaint filed last week.

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Gartner: Cloud, enterprise software to drive global IT spending increase

Spending on enterprise software, particularly cloud services and applications, is expected to grow faster than any other category of IT this year, fueling an overall increase in global spending on technology.

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More sexist controversy at CES 2019

CES has included “sex tech” in its show for years – why, then, was Lora DiCarlo’s invitation to the show revoked and their product’s award rescinded?

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New organization aims to accelerate progress of women in leadership

Progress toward equal representation of women in corporate leadership roles has been slow, especially in Silicon Valley. But Lead Up for Women plans to change that in 2019.

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How to address gender-based training gaps in the workplace

To get more women in leadership roles, organizations must overcome awareness and accessibility gaps in their learning and development programs.

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5 highest-paying IT jobs for every stage of your career

Whether you are entry-level, mid-level or executive-level, CIO.com has you covered as we identify the highest-paying IT roles for every stage of IT careers.

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The best things about being a woman in tech

Rebook Digital Marketing took a positive look at the results of Ivanti’s recent Women in Tech survey and identified seven of the best things about being a woman in this industry.

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Google employee walkout results in forced arbitration policy change

Google employees worldwide walked out to protest how the company handled sexual misconduct claims against executives. In response, Google ended forced arbitration for some cases.

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Why women leave tech

A new report from Indeed.com reveals why women leave the technology industry, including lack of career growth, poor management, and slow salary growth.

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SAP’s big Qualtrics buy: It’s all about your customers

SAP’s $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics may help put customer experience on the CIO’s agenda.

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Some good news about diversity in tech, for a change

Intel achieves its diversity and inclusion goal two years ahead of schedule – but that’s just the beginning.

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Tableau talks up natural language interface for creating visualizations

BI vendor seeks to simplify and automate data analysis as part of a growing trend toward injecting AI capabilities into BI tools.

Making sense of IBM-Red Hat in the multi-cloud era

IBM’s bid to buy Red Hat will see it integrating rivals’ cloud infrastructures, luring new clients to the cloud, and potentially kicking off an industry-wide series of cloud mergers.

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Oracle puts AI center stage at OpenWorld

Oracle is injecting machine learning into its offerings to improve payment processing, expense accounting, and hiring — and has launched subscription management services for its customers’ customers.

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Amazon’s biased AI recruiting tool gets scrapped

Amazon scraps its AI recruiting tool upon realizing it discriminated against women. No one is surprised.

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Privacy Shield review: Prepare for the worst

The transatlantic data transfer agreement is under review this week.

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