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Hot It Titles: Hybrids in High Demand
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Hot It Titles: Hybrids in High Demand

Many hot new IT job titles are based around areas such as Big Data and business intelligence that combine technology with business strategy. Hybrid IT job titles...

Should ­niversities Offer Cobol Classes?
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Should ­niversities Offer Cobol Classes?

Billions of lines of Cobol code are still in use at large businesses and in government agencies. However, Cobol is only taught as an elective at most universities...

Health Providers Can't Find, Keep It Staff
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Health Providers Can't Find, Keep It Staff

Under pressure from federal regulators to implement electronic health systems, healthcare providers are struggling to find and keep a technology staff in what is...

Computer Science Enrollments Rise 29% in 2011-12
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Computer Science Enrollments Rise 29% in 2011-12

Enrollment in computer-related degree programs has risen for the fifth straight year, according to the Computing Research Association. The association called the...

Facebook's Sandberg Stirs Debate Among Women in It
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Facebook's Sandberg Stirs Debate Among Women in It

As a method for combating years of declining numbers for women in computer fields, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg argues that women need to be...

Computer Science Enrollments Soared Last Year, Rising 30%
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Computer Science Enrollments Soared Last Year, Rising 30%

The number of new undergraduate computing majors in U.S. computer science departments increased more than 29 percent in 2012, marking the fifth straight year of...

It Training Gets an Extreme Makeover
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It Training Gets an Extreme Makeover

IT professionals who grew up on a steady diet of bite-size online videos now consider it commonplace to learn within a video-centric training environment.

Vint Cerf: Nobody's Too Old for Tech
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Vint Cerf: Nobody's Too Old for Tech

Technologies such as smartphones and social networks are changing the way people of all ages, not just young users, communicate and manage their day-to-day lives...

If Tech Is So Important, Why Are It Wages Flat?
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If Tech Is So Important, Why Are It Wages Flat?

Despite technology's increasingly important role in the U.S. economy, IT wages remain persistently flat, with the sluggish economy getting most of the blame for...

Women in It: How Deep Is the Bench?
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Women in It: How Deep Is the Bench?

While the IT industry has had a number of female role models — most recently Marissa Mayer at Yahoo! — there is a growing concern that not enough women are making...

It Employment Will Finish Year in the Black
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It Employment Will Finish Year in the Black

Despite some concerns earlier this year, it's safe to say that IT employment will finish 2012 well in the black.

It Workers Staying Put, Cios Staying Longer
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It Workers Staying Put, Cios Staying Longer

Staff turnover in IT departments averaged 5.2% this year, which is below the average measured over the past seven years,  according to an annual report by the...

Grad Schools Add Big-Data Degrees
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Grad Schools Add Big-Data Degrees

Master's degree programs in analytics emerge amid projections of a talent shortage — and in response to lobbying by big companies.

10 Hot It Skills For 2013
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10 Hot It Skills For 2013

The demand for high-tech professionals continues to rise, as 33 percent of IT professionals in Computerworld's 2013 Forecast survey say they plan to hire more workers...

U.s. Tech Workers By the Numbers
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U.s. Tech Workers By the Numbers

Median earnings for computer and math jobs rose 2.8 percent between 2010 and 2011 to $70,594, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. This marks a larger...

Big Data Brings Big Academic Opportunities
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Big Data Brings Big Academic Opportunities

Many colleges and universities are developing advanced degree programs in analytics to manage big data.  

It Career Mapping Done Right
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It Career Mapping Done Right

The career map -- which takes all of an employee~s talents, interests and goals and matches them against opportunities within an organization -- is emerging as...

Six Job-Hunting Tricks For a Web 2.0 World
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Six Job-Hunting Tricks For a Web 2.0 World

Approximately 53% of IT workers are actively or passively searching for a new job, according to a Computerworld survey. With employers advertising fewer open positions...

Addressing Gender Imbalance in the It Industry: Kaylene O'brien
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Addressing Gender Imbalance in the It Industry: Kaylene O'brien

To address the gender imbalance in information technology, the industry needs to rid its "geeky kind of boy's job" image and better promote the diversity of IT...

Fla. ­niversity Writing New Computer Science Plan, Cites 'overwhelming' Backlash
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Fla. ­niversity Writing New Computer Science Plan, Cites 'overwhelming' Backlash

The University of Florida's recent plan to cut $1.7 million from the Computer and Information Science and Engineering department has been put on hold after students...
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