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    Fatal Accident Shows Why Data Quality Matters

    Fatal Accident Shows Why Data Quality Matters
    Although you may not typically associate the two, data quality is connected to successful integration. Too often, though, integration focuses on the technical aspects of connecting two data sets and not on the more strategic value of ensuring you've also matched and integrated the business context of that data As Jim Harris, an independent consultant and data quality blogger, explained to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Better Incentives for IT Hot Shots Can Help U.S. Cyber Safety

    Better Incentives for IT Hot Shots Can Help U.S. Cyber Safety
    Two of the most critical issues facing the U.S. military right now are the need to retain its highly trained personnel, and the need to address our country’s vulnerability on the cyber warfare front. So what if we were to approach those two problems by using them to help solve each other? I can think of no better example of the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    How IT Can Help Turn Rogues into Social HEROes

    How IT Can Help Turn Rogues into Social HEROes
    What a difference a few years makes in the perception of social media and other emerging technologies that are wildly popular among consumers though not yet mainstream in many enterprises. Three years ago I wrote a post titled IT's Role In Creating Rogues, in which I said IT had a role in creating "rogue" users of technologies by not being responsive ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Are High School Dropouts Good IT Job Candidates?

    Are High School Dropouts Good IT Job Candidates?
    Never mind a college degree. Should companies be willing to hire high school dropouts as long as they have an IT certification? According to an executive at one of the nation’s top IT certification providers, they absolutely should. I spoke yesterday with Terry Erdle, senior vice president of skills certification at CompTIA, who said the IT environment is going through profound ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The IT Job Outlook

    The IT Job Outlook
    No matter which pundit or news report you read, the technology industry is always in a state of constant change. The reason for this state of flux is that business is constantly morphing and technology is now woven into business strategy and tied to growth predictions. Unless you’re selling lemonade on the roadside, it’s likely any business today, small or big, ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Career Spotlight: IT Consultant

    Career Spotlight: IT Consultant
    As the overall US unemployment rate holds steady at less than five percent in 2007, and the pool of qualified IT labor continues to shrink, those looking to hang a shingle as an independent IT contractor have some great career opportunities. Not only is there a market demand for consultants, but it’s becoming a much more popular IT career path. A ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How Many Jobs Will Be Created/Saved in Your State?

    How Many Jobs Will Be Created/Saved in Your State?
    In an effort to maintain the transparency and accountability promised during the Presidential campaign, the Obama Administration launched Recovery.gov. The site is a searchable database of how and where tax dollars are spent as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. InsideTech found the most useful part of the site is the Estimated Job Effect Flash Map of the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Job-Hopping: Career Killer or Savior?

    Job-Hopping: Career Killer or Savior?
    Job-hopping. It’s career suicide. That is, if conventional wisdom and my father are to be believed. They tell us to stay at a job for at least two years. That the longer you stay in one place, the more dependable you’ll appear. And the better your chances for success when you do look for a new job. They tell us that ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    10 Reasons to Avoid IT Office Politics

    10 Reasons to Avoid IT Office Politics
    A leading SaaS provider of HR software is putting out information that constitutes one of the gravest disservices to the corporate working environment that I’ve seen in a long time. The problem has nothing to do with its software, but rather with the kind of “advice” it’s providing visitors to its website. The SaaS provider is salary.com, and the advice in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Four Great Entry-Level Tech Jobs

    Four Great Entry-Level Tech Jobs
    Starting a career in tech doesn't have to mean endless hours in a tech support call center. If you're willing to work on a few side projects while you're in school or take a slightly less demanding tech job, we've got a few interesting entry-level career paths that you might not have though of. In general, you'll want to look at ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    In Demand Jobs in the IT Field

    In Demand Jobs in the IT Field
    If you are considering a career in Information Technology (IT), you'll soon realize that there are many occupations available and that IT careers give you the flexibility to work in many different industries. Just look around and you can see how much we rely on technology everyday. Imagine being part of this exciting, growing, and changing industry. IT remains a critical ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Are You Right for a Job in Tech?

    Are You Right for a Job in Tech?
    High salaries, new technology, and (at least relatively) strong job demand make the tech industry an attractive place to be. But how can you tell if a tech career is right for you? To get a better idea if you'll enjoy a career in tech, answer these five questions: Do you geek out on things? Let's start off with the most ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Top 7 IT Jobs of the Future

    Top 7 IT Jobs of the Future
    It’s no secret that the past couple of years have been rough for IT professionals. Companies outsourced to countries with cheaper labor, the recession forced others to slash more jobs, and even high-level IT personnel were targets. Despite these job market woes, this field’s future is not all doom and gloom, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With some perseverance ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Seven Projects CIOs Should Consider In the Next Three Years

    With 2011 predicted to be the year when the IT industry will reach nearly $3.5 trillion in revenue and show long-term growth for the next five years, Gartner, Inc. analysts have presented business and IT issues that warrant the greatest attention and demand the clearest strategies for the future. “We are increasingly living, playing and working in a digital world ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Resume Tips for a Career Change

    Resume Tips for a Career Change
    Looking for work can be difficult in the best of times…these are not the best of times. Advice about résumé writing abounds and experts offer astoundingly different opinions. How is a job seeker to know which advice to follow? The bottom line: no one way is the right way for everyone. [gate] For the job seeker, it is best to read ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    When to Target a Lower Position in IT

    When to Target a Lower Position in IT
    Does it ever make sense to take a step down the career ladder? If you can get past that nagging, inborn sense that "going lower" can only be a sign of downward career mobility, the answer is yes. Taking a lesser position can help move your career forward if the job fits into a larger long-term plan. Read on to find ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Google Example: How Bad Hiring Practices Can Slow Down a Company

    One of the annoying things I get to do is watch successful companies that should know better design in failure. I could argue that many of the problems Microsoft has faced this decade go back to bad hiring and internal job placement decisions it made last decade. I’m picking on Google today because I ran into an article written by ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How to Make Your Boss Look Good

    How to Make Your Boss Look Good
    When you’ve got a good working relationship with your boss, she can be your greatest asset. Not only can she help you succeed in your current job and prepare you for more responsibility, she can also make your work satisfying and fun. But of course this just doesn’t happen. It’s up to you to get the ball rolling in the right ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Recession-Proof IT Careers

    10 Recession-Proof IT Careers
    Companies are cutting back spending, shrinking staff sizes, and making tough layoffs at a rate that most of us have never seen before. But there's still some job growth out there. Shrinking budgets have forced IT shops to invest in money-saving technologies like VoIP and unified communications, and those investments are creating job opportunities for IT workers who are serious about ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +12
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    How to Speak Assertively at Work

    How to Speak Assertively at Work
    If you deal with daily meetings and interactions with coworkers, you know just how important it is to speak assertively. But what exactly does “assertively” mean and how do you speak your mind without coming across as rude? These are important questions, as communicating effectively — not to mention politely — is pivotal to your professional success. The last thing you ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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