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White House to data scientists: We need you

It's been nearly two years since President Obama created the U.S. chief data scientist role, and the man currently in the job had an urgent message Thursday for attendees at Strata+Hadoop World: We need you.

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White House to bolster STEM education, close skills gap

Touting new advanced placement course, the Obama administration looks at interdisciplinary approach to improve STEM education for underrepresented students and address shortage of skilled workers.

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Why bots are poised to disrupt the enterprise

Companies are saving money and achieving better customer service by using software agents to automate core transactions. Cognitive technologies will eventually accelerate such projects.

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Customers have a love/hate relationship with IT outsourcing providers

HPE, Oracle and IBM’s outsourcing customers are much more likely to recommend them, but many other IT service providers underperform in delivering a good customer experience.

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5 ways to get more out of meetings

You have probably experienced meeting-overload at some point in your careers, and the truth is that most meetings diminish productivity. Try these five steps to make your next meeting more meaningful and less time-consuming.

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5 reasons CEOs should be involved in hiring decisions

Here are five reasons your CEO should have a say in all hiring decisions and two reasons why they should stay out of it.

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7 lucrative careers for IT pros

Are you being paid what you're worth? Cloud compensation and services provider PayScale's latest IT salary survey highlights some of the highest-paying IT roles.

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Court ruling puts future of H-1B lottery in doubt

If a summary judgment is granted within the next couple of months, the lottery could end -- the plaintiffs hope -- as early as next year.

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Mainframes 2026: What the future holds for big iron

The cloud killed the mainframe? I'm not so sure. Let's take a look at what the next decade has in store for big iron.

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Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents — a free course

Training provider Logical Operations offers a free online course on how to collect, preserve and analyze evidence from cybersecurity incidents — and prepare for the court case.

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6 tips for managing a global workforce

Telecommuting has made it easier for businesses to operate on a global scale. But for managers that means they might have employees scattered around the world, which poses unique challenges.

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How to watch the 2016 Ig Nobels

If you can't make it to the annual Ig Nobel ceremony at Harvard University on Thursday night to celebrate the most unusual and imaginative breakthroughs in science, you can follow along online instead.

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Education needs to study up on fighting ransomware

Of five major industries examined by BitSight - finance, retail, healthcare, energy/utilities, government and education – education is hit by ransomware at a much higher rate than the others.

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IT workers brace for outsourcing, layoffs at health insurer

Major health insurer Health Care Service Corporation is planning to outsource part of its information technology operation in what employees fear could lead to a major layoff in the IT department.

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4 tips for tough conversations with your employees

Chances are if you haven't already had a difficult conversation at work, you will at some point. But these conversations don't have to be stressful. With a little effort, they can be productive and carry long-term benefits.

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How blind skills challenges can close the skills gap

Blind skills challenges are one way to remove both overt and unconscious bias from the technical hiring process.

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How to answer these tricky job interview questions

Congratulations. Your killer resume and impeccable credentials have landed you an interview. Here's how to nail it.

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The speed of ransomware: 3 seconds to encryption [Infographic]

Once you've clicked the phishing email, it's too late.

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