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IBM Watson, Heart Association Take On Cardio Health
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
IBM, the American Heart Association, and Welltok have teamed to deliver a workplace health solution. Without preventative strategies, by 2030 cardiovascular diseases may cost companies $106 billion in lost productivity alone.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 2/5/2016
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10 Quirky Tech Job Interview Questions That May Stump You
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Apple, Google, and other tech giants are notorious for grilling candidates with tough questions. How would you fare in one of their job interviews? Here are 10 quirky questions tech companies asked applicants in the hot seat.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 2/4/2016
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Intel's Diversity Report: Some Progress, More Work Ahead
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Intel has set ambitious goals to increase diversity within its US workforce. A new report shows that the chipmaker has made progress since announcing its five-year, $300 million plan. But there's more to be done in the years ahead.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/3/2016
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Email Etiquette: 5 Ways To Write Better Corporate Email
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
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It's easier than ever to send a corporate email -- and that's a huge problem. Misleading and meandering messages often clog corporate inboxes and lead to poor communication among colleagues. Here's a look at five common email mistakes and ways to fix them.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 2/3/2016
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Yahoo To Lay Off 15% Of Workforce, Hints At Sale Of Assets
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Yahoo said it plans to cut 15% of its workforce and hinted at selling its non-strategic assets. Another strong indication that change is afoot is the resignation of a high-profile board member -- the second one in the past two months.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 2/3/2016
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Computer Science For All: Obama Unveils Initiative For US Students
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Computer science is no longer an optional skill, says President Barack Obama. The new Computer Science for All initiative represents an extension of ongoing efforts by the White House to improve the availability of, and access to, K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/2/2016
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10 Signs You're Not Cut Out To Work At A Startup
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Working at a startup can sound alluring -- building a business from scratch, sharing a passion with a tight team to create the next big thing, and potentially reaping millions of dollars with a successful IPO. But not everyone is cut out for startup culture -- are you?
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 2/2/2016
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The Cybersecurity Talent You Seek May Be In-House
Rutrell Yasin, Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau
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IT staff in many cases are already performing security-related work -- with proper training, they could be converted to the security team.
By Rutrell Yasin Business Technology Writer, Tech Writers Bureau, 2/1/2016
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10 Tools To Keep Your Agile Dev Projects On Track
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
News
Agile development is standard development in many companies. The right tools for managing the agile process can make the difference between success and struggle for your team. Here are our 10 picks to keep you on track.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 1/31/2016
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6 Hot Programming Languages To Add To Your Tool Kit
Esther Schindler, Writer and Translator
News
Are you looking to tune up your software development or DevOps career with up-and-coming languages? Are you a hiring manager hoping to round out the tool set of your in-house team? Here are six languages to consider adding to your repertoire.
By Esther Schindler Writer and Translator, 1/27/2016
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Ban The Box: What It Means For Your IT Hiring Practices
Paul Korzeniowski,
News
A movement known as Ban The Box aims to have questions about criminal convictions removed from employment applications. The effort has led to regulations in 19 states and more than 100 cities and counties. Here's what you need to know.
By Paul Korzeniowski , 1/25/2016
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10 Best Tech Jobs For 2016
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Tech companies' perks and benefits have long been the envy of a number of industries, but what about the actual work itself? It turns out that tech jobs accounted for nearly half of Glassdoor's "25 Best Jobs in America" report. You may be surprised by the tech jobs that made the list.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 1/21/2016
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Apple Inches Toward Workforce Diversity
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Apple released figures on the diversity of its workforce. While the company has upped its resources and efforts to increase diversity, figures reflect minuscule gains.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 1/20/2016
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CIOs Must Drive Technology Change For Business: IDC Study
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
How do CIOs view their role within their organizations? Are they the chief innovation officers that they should be? A new study by IDC looks at how these executives see themselves and how others within their organizations view them.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 1/19/2016
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8 Cheat Sheet Sites To Ace Tech Job Interviews
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Technical interviews can be grueling and filled with potential pitfalls. But you can up your chances of nailing them and landing that dream IT job with the right preparation. Here are 8 sites that offer sneak peeks at technical job interview questions at companies including Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 1/19/2016
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CIOs Detail Hiring Plans For First Half Of 2016
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
A recent survey delves into the IT positions that CIOs say are in demand for the first half of the year, and finds the major cities that are most likely to win with these expansion plans.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 1/13/2016
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Big Data Moves From Hype To Reality, CompTIA Finds
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
Organizations are moving past the hype and into actual value when it comes to big data and analytics implementation, according to a new survey by CompTIA. But challenges remain, including a skills gap and the struggle to wrangle the growing quantity of data generated.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 1/12/2016
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Avnet CIO: Put Business At The Center Of IT
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
As an IT and electronics distributor, Avnet is in a unique position to view the trends driving the technology industry. It's also in the position of implementing those trends itself, including cloud computing and customer self-service. Here's how CIO Steve Phillips aligns IT with business at Avnet.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/11/2016
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Apple Acquires Feelings, Microsoft R Update, 2016 Predictions: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Apple is getting emotional. The company has acquired a startup that claims its facial recognition software can read your feelings. Meanwhile, Microsoft gets ready to update its R strategy, vendors offer their 2016 big data predictions, and more. Here's our big data roundup for the week ending January 10, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/10/2016
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Apple's Tim Cook Earned $10.3 Million In 2015
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Apple CEO Tim Cook netted a little over $10 million in 2015, according to new filings with the SEC. However, other top executives at the company earned more than double that in yearly compensation.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/7/2016
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