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Boring old enterprise vendors pay interns well

Snagging an internship at Amazon, Apple, Facebook or Google is certainly reason for celebration, but interns can also fare pretty darn well at enterprise-oriented vendors such as Juniper Networks, VMware and Salesforce.com.

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Microsoft Research boss headed back to academia

Columbia University has announced that Jeannette Wing, who has led Microsoft Research since the start of 2013, will be circling back to the world of academia in July as director of Columbia’s Data Science Institute and professor of...

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SD-WANs: Too complicated for engineers?

When selecting a SD-WAN technology provider, make sure the partner doing the configuration and installation is experienced.

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Social media breaks more common among teens than you might think

I did wonder whether my youngest teenage son would return from a recent week-long service trip on which electronic devices were banned quivering from some sort of social media withdrawal, but he survived just fine and the salmon in...

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April 2017: The month in hacks and breaches

Hacked emergency alarms, DDoS attack down under, extortion, and garden variety data losses and privacy breaches mark the month of April.

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Making sense of cybersecurity qualifications

Organizations push for equitable and transparent credentials. Several credentialing initiatives are in the works to make cybersecurity credentials easier to understand and classify according to their value.

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Why AI careers can start with a degree in linguistics

If you are looking to land a career in the artificial intelligence field, studying linguistics is a great place to start.

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Infosys to hire 10,000 in the US as Trump focuses on local hires

Indian outsourcer Infosys is hiring 10,000 American workers over the next two years, in the wake of a review of U.S. visa rules and an emphasis on local hires by the administration of President Donald Trump.

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Is IT having an identity crisis?

The perception of IT's value and its status within an organization are in constant flux. Here's how to stay relevant.

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SMBs continue to be a target of cybercriminals

Believing that their security program is good enough means there's a good chance they’ll be breached. Here are some lessons from the bigs guys for the SMBs.

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Human weakness enabling financial cybercrime

Cybercrime costs $3 trillion worldwide. One reason, a Boston police detective told a Boston banking audience, is because they make it too easy.

MIT's WiGait uses wireless signals to step up detection of health issues

Professor Dina Katabi's endlessly inventive team at MIT's CSAIL outfit has now come up with what it says is an unobtrusive way to wirelessly detect possible health issues via changes in walking speed.

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Class of 2017 may be in for a rude awakening

New research shows a major disconnect between what recruiters and hiring managers expect from entry-level IT talent and the skills and experience new grads actually have.

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Strategy first: How to do mobile dev right

Build platforms, back-end services, native vs. web—to launch the right mobile development strategy, you must make sense of several moving parts

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Believe your employer doesn’t know about your legal problems? Think again

Companies hire a third party to scour public databases to make sure employees are not getting into legal trouble that would impact their jobs. But is it ethical? Experts explain.

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Career Watch: Be wary of IT employment contracts

An attorney warns about the gotchas in employment contracts; security jobs go begging; master's degrees in computer science pay off.

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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IT leaders say current H-1B program works

Corporate technology leaders worry that proposed H-1B visa changes will increase costs and scarcity for highly skill IT talent, according to Harvey Nash survey.

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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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