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Athena Lecturer Award for women researchers goes to Rice prof who really gets robots moving

Lydia Kavraki, a professor of computer science and bioengineering at Rice University, has been named as the 2017-2018 Athena Lecturer by the Association for Computing Machinery in recognition her work in robotics.

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If software eats everything, are network engineers on the menu?

If you're a network engineer, don't rush out and learn a programming language. To compete in the new world of software-defined networking, it might be more important to start thinking like a programmer. That was one of the ideas that...

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Should your next big hire be a chief A.I. officer?

As companies increasingly turn to artificial intelligence to make sense of big data, communicate with customers, and find answers to vexing questions, some say it's time to think about hiring a chief A.I. officer.

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Fired IT workers to file discrimination lawsuit

Only a few civil cases have alleged national origin discrimination in offshore outsourcing, but interest in raising this issue appears to be gaining ground.

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Top techies giving 2017 college commencement speeches

With today’s push across the education landscape for more emphasis on STEM studies, it’s not surprising that top leaders and innovators in technology would be a draw as college commencement speakers. Here’s a roundup of some of the...

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5 more open source companies to watch in 2017

An exciting class of startups with a focus on enterprise IT are those built on open source foundations, in some cases commercializing and adding value to an already popular open source project.

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The hybrid evolution of IT

The digital transformation of today is a hybrid evolution of IT, and IT must drive the change to meet the business's needs.

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Surprisingly few tech insights in Steve Ballmer's USAFacts data trove

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's USAFacts project, an ambitious and sometimes overwhelming repository of data about local to state to federal U.S. government spending and outcomes that was launched on Tax Day, is surprisingly...

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FAQ: The real impact of Trump’s H-1B executive order

There may not be a will in Congress to enact much real H-1B-related change anytime soon.

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How the U.S. is educating cybersecurity talent – and what’s still missing

It’s no secret that the world is facing a shortage of cybersecurity talent. Many industry analysts agree that the underlying problem is the lack of education in cyber skills – in high schools, colleges, post grad and on the job.

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Top IT hiring trends for recent grads

Curious if your STEM degree will keep you from having to move back home after college? Check out these hiring trends to find out how you stack up against the competition.

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Why you need a systems reliability engineer

How can you make sure the software your company builds today will stand the test of time? Hire an SRE.

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Palantir to pay $1.7 million to settle racial hiring bias claim

Data analytics company Palantir will pay $1.7 million in back pay and stock options to settle charges that it routinely discriminated against Asian job applicants. In addition, it must also hire eight people from among those it...

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How CISOs find their perfect job

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is in high demand. But in a world where demand heavily outstrips supply, how do CISOs ensure they pick the right job?

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11 technologies developers should explore now

From machine learning to digital twins, opportunities abound in emerging (and converging) tech trends

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Healthcare records for sale on Dark Web

A clinic in Baltimore is just one example of a healthcare provider having its records stolen, only to find them on the Dark Web for less than one cent per record.

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6 leadership qualities to look for when hiring

The best worker isn't always the best leader and leaders aren't always where you'd expect to find them. Here are six tips to identifying and hiring leaders.

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Users' orders: Make it easier to build hybrid clouds

At its spring conference next week, the Open Networking User Group will focus on enterprises extending their infrastructure to create hybrid clouds, a process the group says is too hard and too time-consuming.

Cybersecurity skills shortage threatens the mid-market

Organizations with 100 to 999 employees remain understaffed and under-skilled in cybersecurity—and an easy mark for hackers.

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