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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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We're all responsible for combating fake news

In the darkness of fake news and phishing, it’s our job to shed a little light and equip employees with the skills to navigate treacherous waters.

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Why AI will both increase efficiency and create jobs

There are legitimate concerns around AI and how it will impact the job market. But the real impact will depend on how businesses leverage and implement AI tools to support employees, rather than replace them.

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Salaries for storage, networking pros continue to rise

The annual salary survey from shows tech salaries stagnating slightly, but certain in-demand skills did see increases in 2016.

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Detecting insider threats is easier than you think

Security experts weigh in on stopping the danger from your own employees. Access and security awareness training are the main themes to finding the danger that is within your own walls.

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Despite political uncertainty, employers bullish on hiring

U.S. employers are optimistic about the second quarter, despite political uncertainty, according to the most recent ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.

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Cisco targets digital business transformation with new certifications

Cisco has rolled out new certifications and training for networking professionals looking to bolster their digital networking skillsets.

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3 things CIOs need to know about tech talent

3 facts about IT staff and the way they think about compensation, job opportunities and personal development

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How IT can foster innovation from within

Corporations don't have to look outside for fresh and innovative ideas. Instead, businesses can foster intrapreneurship by encouraging better communication between IT and other departments.

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Email security appears grounded as attacks continue to take flight

With clever cybercriminals finding creative new ways to get to users, has email security lost the battle to protect.

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IT Resume Makeover: Transitioning from IT pro to IT leader

Making the move from IT professional to IT leader takes a different set of skills. The same type of pivot is necessary with how you approach your resume.

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Cloud Foundry Foundation launches developer certification

There’s a shortage of developers skilled in digital technologies. The Cloud Foundry Foundation plans to change that with its Certified Developer program.

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Study finds devices are not wiped properly

The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) found in a recent study that 40 percent of the devices that bought from secondhand markets had PII on them.


Automation rolls on. What are you doing about it?

Automation technology is driving a new wave of change, making many rote operations tasks that we’ve performed manually for decades a thing of the past.

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6 soft skills employers should be looking for in tech talent

LinkedIn's Jennifer Shappley shares how she sources for soft skills and what to look for in your own candidates.


Bitcoin rise fuels social media scams

The price of a single Bitcoin passed that of an ounce of gold for the first time this month, and scammers were quick to get in on the action with Ponzi schemes and phishing sites spread via social media.

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Build candidate personas to help you hire the right talent

Learn how using candidate personas can improve the diversity of your candidate pool when sourcing and recruiting.

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3 reasons to hire a cognitive developer in 2017

As the shift to cognitive computing accelerates, organizations need cognitive developers who can lead them through this digital transformation.

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