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    IT Lessons from Amazon and Google

    IT Lessons from Amazon and Google
    How much does it cost your company every time your network or your website goes down? Probably not as much as the millions per minute Amazon has on the table if it's down for any real chunk of time. Global enterprises like Google and Amazon are the overclocked gaming PCs of the IT world--very few people need a machine on that ...
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    10 Best Tech Blogs

    10 Best Tech Blogs
    It’s hard to remember a world without blogs. Originally a sort of online journal full of mundane personal updates, web logs have morphed into an extremely powerful form of communication. They were once shunned by the mainstream — now they are the mainstream. Whether it’s breaking tech news, an insider’s point of view, or irreverent humor you’re seeking, there are an ...
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    6 Bad Habits to Blame on Technology

    6 Bad Habits to Blame on Technology
    Technology pretty much runs our lives these days. From our work life to our home life, we have computers, phones, and gadgets helping us with our daily routine. But is technology taking over and shifting our societal norms? Is too much technology a bad thing? Sometimes we are so used to relying on technology to help us out, we forget how ...
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    IT Contract Work FAQ

    IT Contract Work FAQ
    Technology professionals often work contract jobs, essentially spending several months on a project with one organization and then moving on to a new assignment elsewhere. Sometimes this work arrangement is by choice; other times it's a way for techies to earn a living between full-time jobs. Even if techies learn the ins and outs of contract employment over the course of ...
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    How to Argue in IT

    How to Argue in IT
    On-the-job arguments can get intense in the IT world, but knowing how to handle them properly can be the key to efficiency and career advancement. Here are a few constructive strategies... Don't insult someone's intelligence (or assume that people are insulting yours). Geeks grow up being protective of intelligence -- often it's the main thing that we have when we're growing ...
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    13 Types of Boss and How to Impress Them

    Along with paychecks, deadlines, and overtime, bosses are one of the things you just can’t avoid in the workplace. But how to identify these strange characters and deal with them? Don’t go it alone — it’s a jungle out there. We show you how! [page] The Robot Distinguishing characteristics: An empty desk, no family pictures. What they do: All business, all ...
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    U.S. Citizen or H-1B Candidate? Recent Scandal Shows It's Not an Easy Call

    Reliant Energy in Houston is taking a lot of heat for bringing work under an outsourced IT contract back in-house, and hiring H-1B visa holders to help do the job. What’s unfortunate about the outcry is that it’s yet another needless distraction from the real issue of H-1B abuse. Computerworld’s Patrick Thibodeau reported last week that Reliant had ended an ...
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    6 Steps to Deal with Criticism

    6 Steps to Deal with Criticism
    Ever feel deflated after going through a critique with your boss? Do you feel personally assaulted when someone criticizes your work? Dealing with criticism can be difficult, but learning how to deal with it may be one of the most important skills you ever need. Being open to feedback improves communication in relationships and in the workplace. In her book How ...
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    5 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Income

    5 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Income
    Have you ever been knee-deep in financial duress, perhaps losing all of your savings and retirement funds as your employer went belly up? No one wants to get stuck in such dire straits, but it’s a valid concern, especially when news mounts about indicators of a recession. The good news is that an economic recession doesn’t have to bring despair to ...
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    Time Management: Balancing Work and Life

    Time Management: Balancing Work and Life
    Whether you know it or not, you already have a strategy for handling your life. But is it a conscious strategy? Do you feel in control of your life? Begin to take control to be the CEO of your life by learning to manage your flexstyle. I don’t really have big walls around either of them (work and family). If something ...
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    6 Communication Tips for IT Pros

    6 Communication Tips for IT Pros
    IT departments aren't usually known for their communication skills. More often, they're famous for a lack thereof. That's nobody's fault -- the intersection between tech skills and communication skills is a rare thing. But it can be an opportunity for you. Work just a little bit on becoming a better communicator, and you'll have gained a skill that can make you ...
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    Hone Those Networking Skills

    Hone Those Networking Skills
    Effective networking is an art, not a science. Put your networking plan into place today, and you will soon reap the rewards when it comes to career advancement. The trick is knowing what to do and what not to do. Networking Basics: What To Do Practice Your Handshake Yes first impressions count. Can you recall a time when you shook someone's ...
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    4 Ways To Earn Respect In That First Job

    When you’ve worked so hard to get that first job after college, the last thing you want is to screw it up. Sadly, new grads do it all the time. The problem rarely stems from lack of knowledge or poor technical skills. It often goes back to something simpler: Your persona in the workplace, particularly during your first few weeks on ...
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    10 Ways You're Annoying Your Coworkers

    Everyone has something (or someone) that annoys him or her at work. It could be faulty equipment or coworkers who don’t pull their own weight. But nobody’s complaining about you, right? Not so fast. Even though your mom, friends, or significant other may worship the ground you walk on, there could be some people you work with who are far ...
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    Five Essential Holiday ID-Theft Protection Tips

    Five Essential Holiday ID-Theft Protection Tips
    What in the world do we have to learn from Ebenezer Scrooge about protecting our identities during the busy holiday season? Plenty! Scrooge was a miserly old git who wouldn’t share anything—his coal, his wealth, his love. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future scared him into realizing that giving generously is what the holidays (and life) are all about. ...
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    The Top 10 Information Security Threats of 2010

    2010 is here and the next decade stretches before us. I am amazed that it has been a decade since all the fear and speculation of Y2K. Take a moment to review your personal technological transformation in the last 10 years. Were you using a mobile phone 10 years ago? Could you live without it today? How about how far ...
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    5 Life Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King

    5 Life Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King
    There is probably no other American figure that epitomizes the qualities of leadership and self-sacrifice in the face of overwhelming odds more than Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As we celebrate his life on the day set aside to honor him, let’s look back at some of the most important events in his life. From them, there are plenty of lessons ...
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    Social Networking and Your Job: Lessons from the "Cisco Fatty"

    Social Networking and Your Job: Lessons from the "Cisco Fatty"
    The internet is buzzing with tales of the latest web 2.0 casualty –the Cisco Fatty. The man who managed to jeopardize a new, high paying job, in 140 characters or less.    After receiving an offer from communications giant Cisco Systems, the jobseeker Twittered about it, telling his followers that although he had been offered a “fatty” paycheck, he wasn’t sure he ...
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    10 Things You Should Stop Complaining About at Work

    Work isn’t perfect, right? But if you are lucky enough to have a job right now it pays to remember that millions and millions of Americans don’t think you have a thing to complain about. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nation’s unemployment rate is hovering around 10%. Even more troubling, The New York Times reports that ...
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    Develop Leadership Skills in Any Job

    Develop Leadership Skills in Any Job
    No matter what position you hold, leadership skills are valuable for moving you through your career and into a leadership role. Smart companies and employees know it's critical to business survival to cultivate leadership skills at all levels. Get Ready for Your Future During your career, you will learn myriad leadership skills, but the following tips should give your career a ...
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