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Wikipedia Age Challenges Scholars

For professors, publishing in elite journals is an unavoidable part of university life. The grueling process of subjecting work to the up-or-down judgment of...

ACM China Nearing Launch
From Communications of the ACM

ACM China Nearing Launch

ACM's expansion into China will support local professionals and increase Chinese involvement in ACM's international activities.

Degrees, Distance, and Dollars
From Communications of the ACM

Degrees, Distance, and Dollars

The Internet is making higher education accessible to a whole new class of students—but not necessarily at a lower cost.

Cycling Through Data
From Communications of the ACM

Cycling Through Data

Sensor-equipped bicycles are providing valuable data to cyclists, city planners, and computer scientists.

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Ready for 2020? Advice for Every Career Stage

Information technology has always been a fast-changing field. But nothing compares to the expected sea changes in the next decade that will impact the career...

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Feds Strengthen Cybersecurity Workforce Plans

Representatives from both the public and the private sector who attended a recent cybersecurity conference said that progress has been made in developing and executing...

Women Missing From Video Game Development Work Force
From ACM TechNews

Women Missing From Video Game Development Work Force

Although women are playing video games in greater numbers, few are working in the industry developing new games. About 40 percent of video and online game players...

Social Networking for Innovators
From ACM TechNews

Social Networking for Innovators

The European Union-funded Laboranova project is an initiative to create a social networking platform to facilitate collaboration between innovators. The goal is...

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Xinhua, China Mobile to Establish Internet Search Engine Joint Venture

Xinhua News Agency Thursday signed a framework agreement with China Mobile Communications Corp., the world's biggest mobile operator by subscribers, to establish...

Roadmap For the Robotic Future
From ICT Results

Roadmap For the Robotic Future

The humble robot cleaning your floor heralds a growing wave of robot helpers, from miners to surgeons. With a quarter of the world market for industrial robots,...

Wanted: Cybersecurity Pros
From ACM TechNews

Wanted: Cybersecurity Pros

Demand for a cybersecurity workforce is heavy, as U.S. federal agencies, contractors, and technology companies vie for a limited pool of qualified employees. 

Outsourcing May Lead to Failure, Professor Says
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Outsourcing May Lead to Failure, Professor Says

In tough times, many companies slash staff and turn to outsourcing, yet that may doom their products; and in good times, losing control over key components can...

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Nist Advises Securing Critical Computer Systems From Beginning to End

A new draft report from NIST discusses the challenge of maintaining information system security throughout a system's life cycle, and provides an array of practices...

Google: The Search Party Is Over
From ACM News

Google: The Search Party Is Over

Yes, the company is still growing at rates that would be the envy of the rest of the Fortune 500. But its core business is slowing, its stock is down, its Android...

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H-1b Visa ­sage Declines Sharply Due to Economy, Bureaucracy

The United States' struggling economy is a major reason why almost 40,000 H-1B visa application slots are currently unused, in addition to 9,000 slots in the Masters...

From ACM TechNews

Programming, Development Skills in Demand

Java/J2EE is the programming and development skill in most demand with more than 14,000 open job positions nationally, according to a July report from IT job board...

Celebrating the Legacy of Plato
From Communications of the ACM

Celebrating the Legacy of Plato

The PLATO@50 Conference marked the semicentennial of the computer system that was the forerunner of today's social media and interactive education.

Making Sense of Real-Time Behavior
From Communications of the ACM

Making Sense of Real-Time Behavior

Data captured by sensors worn on the human body and analyzed in near real-time could transform our understanding of human behavior, health, and society.

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It Employment Jumps For First Time Since 2008

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' quarterly current population survey report shows that IT employment rose an estimated 5 percent during the second quarter,...

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Java Supplants IT Security as Most Sought-After Tech Skill Set, Survey Finds

Java/J2EE has become the most difficult skill set and position to fill, according to a new Dice.com survey. Java development has supplanted IT security and virtualization...
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