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What is a data scientist? A key data analytics role and a lucrative career

The data scientist role varies depending on industry, but there are common skills, experience, education and training that will give you a leg up in starting your data science career.

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20 hot jobs ambitious IT pros should shoot for

4M ‘well-paying’ IT jobs over the next decade will require practitioners certified in IoT, converged infrastructure, cloud and more, IDC/Cisco study says

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8 reasons why your resume isn't getting noticed

Not getting any bites on your resume? You might be making one or more of these eight common resume mistakes.

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Software opens up new career opportunities for network professionals

Network engineers need to embrace the shift to software as a way to do their jobs better and faster. Cisco’s DevNet Create event is one way to help them get those skills.

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CIO Leadership Live with Klara Jelinkova, CIO of Rice University | Ep 7

Maryfran Johnson talks with Klara Jelinkova, Rice University’s CIO, on a range of topics, including the responsibility of senior women in IT to mentor the next generation and how the university's GDPR project was an opportunity to...

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8 essential sites for researching your next employer

Landing a job interview feels great, but how much do you know about your potential employer? Job listings often illicit more questions than provide answers. Knowing where to find inside information can mean the difference between...

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7 goals every project manager should aspire to achieve

Project managers must look beyond requirements, budgets and timelines to ensure they are executing high-impact, high-visibility projects with a direct line to the organization's overall strategic goals. Here's how to be recognized by...

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10 tips for making your self-evaluation more meaningful

Whether you think your company uses the information or not, self-evaluations are a necessary device for professional development. Here’s how to make the most of the dreaded self-evaluation process.

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7 IT salary and hiring trends for 2018

Demand for tech talent will continue to outpace supply in the year ahead, while the mix of skills necessary to remain relevant in IT will undergo a significant shift.

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10 Best Places to Work in 2018

Looking for a better workplace? Here are the 10 best companies you can work for, according to Glassdoor.

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4 tips for building your executive brand on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a key tool for establishing your brand as an executive, but is your profile having the impact you want? Here are four easy ways to strengthen your executive brand on LinkedIn.

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Cisco AI-driven services help close widening IT skills gap

Cisco announced two services that use AI to address critical issues, freeing up IT professionals to learn new skills, modernize the infrastructure and drive innovation.

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Demand for server specialists increases, but talent pool is small

Concerns about the public cloud have IT shops looking to on-premises solutions and searching for server specialists. But they’re having trouble filling the spots.

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Do you have an IT trade craft skills gap?

Who will take care of your aging or new data infrastructure?

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Do developers care about security?

They certainly do, according to Sarah Gibson, application security consultant at Veracode, who talks with CSO senior writer Fahmida Rashid about the issues around application security, and how having a collaborative security team is...

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CIO Career Coach: Be a good storyteller

Stories are the most powerful communication devices available. Tell better stories, and you’ll become a better CIO.

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4 questions new leaders should ask

Phil McKinney, president and CEO of CableLabs, Inc., offers up advice about the new set of skills required to be a successful leader.

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Life as an IT contractor

The upside of life as an IT contractor is alluring. You get to be your own boss, accept only the jobs you want, and work flexible hours. With each assignment comes the opportunity to learn new skills and gain exposure to different...

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