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Away From the Desk . . . Always

Two New Zealand researchers analyze a new class of IT worker that they refer as nanobots: Nearly Autonomous, Not in the Office, doing Business in their Own Time...

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How Many It Jobs Will Obama Help Create?

With President-elect Barack Obama widely expected to sign a significant federal stimulus bill shortly after taking office in January, the IT industry is hopeful...

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Professional Development Key to Improving Math Achievement

Teachers have a greater impact than new textbooks or computers when it comes to raising math scores, according to a comprehensive research review by the Johns Hopkins...

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Ten Steps Techies Should Take to Keep Their Jobs in a Financial Meltdown

Against the backdrop of a slowing economy, there are a number of steps that corporate IT professionals can take to increase their job security. With belt-tightening...

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How to Ensure It Job Security Despite an Economic Meltdown

The declining economy could lead to slower growth in the technology sector. The current economic meltdown has many companies re-evaluating their technology budgets...

Professor's Work Erases Technological Barriers
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Professor's Work Erases Technological Barriers

University of Washington computer scientist Richard Ladner is working with people with disabilities to help them get more out of technology. Ladner has launched...

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Managers Stick with Poor Performers Rather Than Hire New Faces

According to a new survey of 200 U.S. hiring managers, nearly 70% of respondents said they would rather hold on to a poor performer rather than deal with theManagement...

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Technology Outsourcing to Chindia?

China and India, the two most populous nations in the world, are leading the world in technology-based outsourcing. With a combined total of about 2.4 billion people...

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How to Re-Skill Yourself For a Higher-Paying It Job

While IT professionals face challenges in switching to a different technical discipline to take advantage of increased demand for a hot skill, there are several...

Meet Nicole, the Virtual Personal Assistant
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Meet Nicole, the Virtual Personal Assistant

Meet "Nicole."  She's a glamorous personal assistant who can help with tasks around the office, play music, turn on the lights, tell the time, read news headlines...

For Help Finding a Job, Friends in Low Places
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For Help Finding a Job, Friends in Low Places

For members of Generation Y, the top-down approach to networking is being replaced by a bottoms-up approach that relies on peers rather than superiors for job...

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U.s. Agency Sees Robots Replacing Humans in Service Jobs By 2025

The U.S. National Intelligence Council's (NIC's) report, "Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World," outlines the military, economic, and environmental challenges...

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It Sector Adds Jobs Despite Economic Turmoil

New statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor show that the IT profession may be stronger than the rest of the job market. Although 240,000 jobs were lost nationwide...

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A Future Without Programming

Do-it-yourself applications development is on the rise as business users increasingly turn to codeless programming tools to create applications. "We also haveView...

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It Security Education Continues to Evolve

IT security and cyberforensics are two areas with a critical need for more workers, writes Purdue University professor Eugene Spafford, chair of ACM's US Public...

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What Has Driven Women Out of Computer Science?

In 1991, Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate student Ellen Spertus published the paper, "Why Are There So Few Female Computer Scientists?" Nearly 20...

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Supercomputers Break Petaflop Barrier, Transforming Science

The surpassing of petaflop speeds by a new breed of supercomputers could facilitate a profound scientific transformation by bringing simulation to the cutting edge...

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Researcher: Self-Driving Cars Could Save U.s. Auto Industry

Stanford University professor Sebastian Thrun says the U.S. auto industry's best hope for long-term survival is to take a leadership role in developing self-driving...

It Salaries Take Tiny Leaps
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It Salaries Take Tiny Leaps

Salaries for information technology (IT) professionals have essentially stalled, reveals Computerworld's 22nd annual Salary Survey. The survey, based on responses...

Education: Reprogramming College Preparatory Computer Science
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Education: Reprogramming College Preparatory Computer Science

The college preparatory computer science education curriculum must be improved, beginning with the earliest phases of the process.
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