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  • Top perks that IT professionals should ask for
    You've been slaving away at your job since the economic downturn, taking on more work with no raise in pay and believing a light would one day appear at the end of the tunnel. According to both DICE and Robert Half Technology, that day is here.
  • Quitting time: How to make a graceful exit
    One in four U.S. tech workers is in job-hunting mode, according to IT employment research.
  • Computer science enrollments rocketed last year, up 22%
    A sneak peek at the annual Computing Research Association's (CRA) report on computer science enrollments at colleges shows that strong demand for technically-savvy workers is luring students in a big way.
  • Patch Tuesday: Microsoft to address IE problems
    Microsoft is issuing five security bulletins this month, two of them critical and affecting all versions of Internet Explorer as well as all versions of Windows from XP to 8/8.1.
  • Who's hiring? Marketing lures more tech pros
    The hiring scene is changing for tech pros. Marketing departments are bolstering their technical ranks to help with big data, cloud, SEO, and mobile development initiatives.
  • Oracle introduces Mobile Security Suite for Android and iOS
    After acquiring mobile application management company Bitzer Mobile late last year, Oracle today announced that it has taken Bitzer's basic "container" technology for Apple ioS and Google Android and linked it to identity management.
  • Free tools for Windows Server admins
    There are endless software tools and utilities out there to help you in managing your network. Here are some of the best free ones. They can help you with deploying, maintaining, troubleshooting, and upgrading Window Servers, your domain, and aid with other miscellaneous network tasks.
  • A10 Networks files IPO intent for up to $100 million
    A10 Networks, the California-based manufacturer of application delivery controllers, filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday night for a $100 million initial public offering, capping an apparent resurgence in the company's fortunes – and joining its rivals on the stock exchange.
  • 5 biggest mistakes of IT hiring managers
    As IT hiring ramps up in 2014, many job market experts are predicting a tech talent shortage. And certainly among the hot skill sets – security, Big Data, .NET and Java developers, project managers, business analysts and anyone with cloud or mobile experience – you can expect to see some sort of talent war, says Matthew Ripaldi, senior vice-president at Modis, a global provider of IT staffing services.
  • Sleight of hand? Behind Riverbed's Gartner Magic Quadrant leadership claim
    Network management vendor Riverbed Technologies proudly proclaimed that it had been rated a "leader" in Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant report for the application performance monitoring category for the third time in a row in early January – despite the fact that the latest report is the first in which the company technically appears at all.
  • 12 toughest U.S. cities for tech recruiting
    San Francisco isn't the toughest place to hire tech pros these days. The talent crunch is worse in New York City than in the renowned tech stronghold on the West Coast, according to IT staffing specialist Dice.com. Recruiting challenges are also hitting other U.S. cities, including Chicago, Detroit, Boston and Tampa.
  • Hospital exec explains decision to lease hardware
    Last fall, after mulling the buy-vs.-lease question, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, based in Hartford, Conn., determined that leasing computers would save it 10% based on a three-year timetable.
  • Court strikes down net neutrality: What's next?
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission and its allies have several options, with most of them difficult, after a U.S. appeals court struck down most of the agency's 2010 net neutrality rules.
  • Appeals court strikes down FCC's net neutrality rules
    A U.S. appeals court has struck down the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.
  • Google boosts patents in 2013 but IBM still dominates
    IBM retained its patent crown in 2013, snaring more U.S. patents than any other company for the 21st year in a row. But the big news is Google, which quickened its patent pace and climbed to No. 11 in the rankings.
  • IT job growth slows
    The tech industry is often touted as a bright spot on an otherwise lackluster hiring scene, but one firm's analysis of recent employment data finds it's not as vibrant as it has been.
  • How to keep your Millennials happy
    The much-anticipated wave of Millennials is upon us, with their addiction to social media, their attachment to consumer devices and their merging of work and personal lives.
  • When Boomers say bye-bye
    A lousy economy led many Baby Boomers to put off retiring, but companies shouldn't count on such delays to anchor their IT workforce planning initiatives. Now's the time to plan for the retirement of key talent -- and the legacy systems they built -- before those pros leave the workforce.
  • CIOs and CMOs: Power couple or strange bedfellows?
    Marketing departments are shifting significant amounts of their own budgets toward IT-related products and services, independent of what the IT department spends, to the extent that Gartner predicts that by 2017 chief marketing officers (CMO) will spend more money on IT than chief information officers (CIO).
  • Bah humbug. IT pros expect to work over holiday break
    This year, 46% of IT pros will be on-call over the holidays to troubleshoot network, security and application problems, according to net management vendor Ipswitch.
  • 2014 outlook: Innovation agenda makes shadow IT OK
    A rise in operational spending bodes well for hiring, which remains a bright spot in the tech industry. The biggest drivers of IT spending growth are cloud computing, mobility, big data and social networking technologies.
  • University of Florida gets 100Gbps link to Internet2, upgrades campus research net to 200Gbps
    The University of Florida is just putting the wraps on a remarkable year of IT upgrades. The school, which has a 2,000-acre campus and more than 900 buildings, installed a new supercomputer in a new data center, installed a 100Gbps link to Inernet2, and upgraded its Campus Research Network from 20G to 200Gbps while adding support for Software Defined Networking (SDN). Network World Editor in Chief John Dix got the lowdown on all of the developments from Erik Deumens, director of research computing.
  • IT budgets, headcount set to grow in 2014: study
    Companies are still concerned about the economy, but that hasn’t stopped them from funneling more of their revenue to the IT department, according to the latest survey data from the Society for Information Management (SIM).
  • Many IT leaders' top concerns don't jibe with organizations' priorities
    Top IT pros have plenty to be thankful for these days: rising budgets, salaries and job tenures among them. But when it comes to IT management and spending priorities, these IT leaders often don't see eye to eye with their organizations.
  • IT experience leads to entrepreneurship for Aussie duo
    The startup culture largely rejects the traditional career path, particularly in the tech world. Many entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley launched their startups while still in college, or worked for a startup immediately after college, adopting an entrepreneurial mentality early on that allowed them to bypass the hierarchy and bureaucracy that comes with working for a large company.
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