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A California backlash rises over foreign IT worker replacements

California lawmakers are moving to attack the use of foreign labor to replace U.S. workers.

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The dirty secrets of project management revealed

Thousands of project managers are in a mad rush to push IT projects live on July 1. Why are PMs more than willing to go over budget than miss a deadline?

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5 ways to improve morale for employees managing the mainframe

According to Gallup, 70% of employees describe themselves as “disengaged” from their work. The Washington Post reports that only 13% of people actually enjoy going to work, and Forbes found that unhappy employees outnumber happy ones...

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The top 15 tech companies on the Fortune 500

We scour the F500 list to home in on the largest tech companies gracing the list.

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Obama’s trade win brings H-1B unease

President Barack Obama's successful push for authority to negotiate new trade agreements is causing concerns among those who support changes to the nation's H-1B visa program.

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Morale boosters: 5 proven ways to motivate your IT team

Disengaged teams foster a toxic and unproductive work environment. When motivation slips, here’s what you can do to get staff back on track.

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IT workers replaced by foreign labor may regain federal benefit

The White House is trying to get Congress to restore coverage for service workers, and that may, once again, make displaced IT workers eligible for benefits.

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First Look: NetBeez net management tool creates a buzz

Newcomer NetBeez is strong on network troubleshooting; needs work on long-term performance analysis, reporting.

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Review: Up close with NetBeez

Network World tester Joel Snyder offers his opinion on NetBeez, which lets you track network performance via a series of small hardware agents.

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How to structure an outsourced IT project for less risk, more leverage

Large-scale IT outsourcing deals are doomed to fail if you don’t structure the project properly. Therefore, it’s imperative that during the negotiating and contracting phase you lay the groundwork to mitigate the risks and maintain...

How engineered infrastructure can accelerate digital transformation

A look at how engineered solutions are helping transform IT.

Xirrus takes aim at headaches of ‘guest’ Wi-Fi networks

Wireless hardware vendor Xirrus is rolling out what it’s hoping is a way to simplify Wi-Fi management and make the experience less annoying – today, the company announced a new MDM suite called EasyPass.

VMware's Identity Manager offers authentication for Web, native apps

The growing popularity of cloud apps means enterprises have to rethink indentity management.

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Traction Watch: How Spredfast Handled A Growth Bump

After merging with Mass Relevance, Spredfast had to absorb 150 new employees in a single day. This is how it managed its growth.

Shocking study results: People actually think IT is doing a pretty OK job

Lame jokes about IT support have been around since businesses started using computers, flying in both directions. The results of a study released today by IT management firm Landesk, however, paint a much more peaceful picture of the...

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Mobile management on the rise, but many companies still at risk

There's a lot of confusion, disruption and even turbulence in the market for enterprise mobility management software, which is used to manage smartphones and tablets and the data and apps running on them.

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5 ways to fight mainframe malaise

An amusing analysis of employee dissatisfaction as it applies to mainframe programmers and what can be done about it. The next Jurassic Park movie and George Clooney are included as entertaining analogies.

Oracle offers software for a seamless hybrid cloud

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 5 can manage the company's databases and application servers in the cloud

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