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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 about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Career Spotlight: CIO

    True or false: As an organization's technology leader, the typical chief information officer (CIO) is immersed in the details of programming, databases and other technologies. That job description may have been true 10 to 15 years ago, but not today. With technology playing an increasingly important role in business, CIOs actually spend less time on technology specifics and significantly more time ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Career Spotlight: Systems Analyst

    What's the best way for a traveling salesperson to connect with his company's databases? How can a computer system enable all the employees, suppliers and vendors to know the status of orders? How can three different computer systems talk with each other? Related Links Want to boost your IT skills or get that degree, but think it's too expensive? Find a ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Career Spotlight: Information Architects

    Among dotcom-era job titles, information architect is notable for its staying power. But the relatively new status of this job role presents both challenges and opportunities for information-architect wannabes. After all, the work an information architect does is not as easily described as that of a coder or network engineer. The Information Architecture Institute, a professional organization formerly known as The ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Career Spotlight: Software Programmer

    The stereotypical lonely programmer coding away for hours in a cubicle is mostly just that -- a worn-out image that bears little resemblance to the current working lives of US programmers, often called software developers or software engineers. Working on teams, handling presentations and accompanying sales staff to client meetings are all part of their work. "The idea that it's a ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Career Spotlight: Web Designer

    The position of Web designer may be the glamour job of the Web-development field. Others involved in Web projects, such as information architects and programmers, hold jobs that many people just don't understand. By comparison, Web designers are involved in creating the icons, images, navigational tools and other features that give Web projects their public face. But don't be fooled: Web ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Job Snapshot: Tech Support

    PC Tech Support Specialist What they do: You need the latest version of Internet Explorer on your PC? Call tech support. Tech support specialists are responsible for the maintenance and support of a company's PCs. Tasks include troubleshooting, responding to technical problems, and performing maintenance, upgrades and configurations. Skills: Tech support specialists should have knowledge of assorted operating systems, such as ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Job Snapshot: Help Desk

    Help Desk What they do: Help-desk workers answer support questions, from the silly to the serious. They may handle questions from a company's own computer users, or they may respond to queries, via phone or email, from individuals using a product produced by the company. Skills: Help-desk staff must have a comprehensive understanding of specific systems and applications, with the ability ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Career Spotlight: Computer Support Specialist

    In the last decade, computers have become an integral part of everyday life, used for a variety of reasons at home, in the workplace, and at schools. Of course, almost every computer user encounters a problem occasionally, whether it is the disaster of a crashing hard drive or the annoyance of a forgotten password. The explosive use of computers has created ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Career Spotlight: Computer Programmer

    Career Spotlight: Computer Programmer
    If you're considering becoming a computer programmer, or just want an idea of how programmers interface with IT, the first step is to understand the job definition: Computer programmers convert project specifications and statements of problems and procedures to detailed logical flow charts for coding into computer language. They develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Career Spotlight: Contractor

    Thinking of heading into IT consulting? Then you don’t want to miss the insight and advice from Doug Berg who started two companies, techies.com, an online job board and training center for tech professionals, and also HotGigs , a company that brings consultants together with the staffing firms that recruit them and the companies that hire them. He’s worked with job ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Day In The Life: Sys Admin

    Name: Ken Assenmacher Title: Systems Admin Company: Hungtington Business Systems, NY Age: 47 Education: School of hard knocks IT industry tenure: 28 years Job Title/Description: Currently working as a network/systems admin. Describe A Typical Workday: Right now I am on a fact finding mission to consolidate services and streamline operations. Top Skills Needed For The Job: Windows administration, network analysis. Best ...
    Published over 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Build a Great Working Relationship with Your Boss

    Build a Great Working Relationship with Your Boss
    One of the worst things you can do when you start your new job is to make your supervisor look bad for hiring you. After all, your boss is key to your current on-the-job satisfaction and to your future success in the organization -- and perhaps even beyond. If there ever were a relationship for you to invest in, this is ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Get a Web Design Job

    Get a Web Design Job
    Web designers conceive, create, and manage the visual interface of Web sites and applications. In designing the front-end of Web destinations, they play a significant role in how those products interact with and are perceived by their intended audiences. But a Web designer's work doesn't stop with just visual design. Many Web designers handle the CSS coding that drives their sites, ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Get a Web Development Job

    Get a Web Development Job
    Web developers are responsible for the behind-the-scenes code and programming of Web sites and Web-based services. While the edges are often blurred in Web positions, Web developers typically have a more technical orientation than Web designers, who focus on a site’s look and feel, and information architects, who focus on sites’ organization. Web developers’ projects vary widely, ranging from bare-bones active ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Get a Computer Programming Job

    Get a Computer Programming Job
    Computer programmers write, test, and maintain software applications. Programmers also conceive, design, and test logical structures for solving problems by computer. Job titles and descriptions may vary, depending on the organization, and this group has a wide range of responsibilities and educational backgrounds. Applications programmers write programs to handle a specific job, such as a program to track inventory within an ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Get a Network Administrator Job

    Get a Network Administrator Job
    Network administrators design, test, and evaluate systems such as local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), the Internet, intranets, and other data communications systems. Systems are configured in many ways and can range from a connection between two offices in the same building to globally distributed networks, voice mail, and e-mail systems of a multinational organization. Network systems and data ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Get a Database Administrator Job

    Get a Database Administrator Job
    Database administrators work with database management systems software and determine ways to organize and store data. They identify user needs and set up new computer databases. In many cases, database administrators must integrate data from outdated systems into a new system. They also test and coordinate modifications to the system when needed, and troubleshoot problems when they occur. An organization’s database ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Get a Software Engineering Job

    Get a Software Engineering Job
    Software engineers analyze users’ needs and design, construct, test, and maintain computer applications software or systems. They also solve technical problems that arise. Software engineers can be involved in the design and development of many types of software, including software for operating systems and network distribution, and compilers, which convert programs for execution on a computer. Computer applications software engineers build ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Egypt Unrest Shows Importance of Risk Mitigation in Offshore Strategy

    Egypt Unrest Shows Importance of Risk Mitigation in Offshore Strategy
    In November when I spoke with Salil Dani, a senior research analyst for Everest Research Institute's Global Sourcing team, he told me Africa was becoming an increasingly attractive offshore option, thanks to huge advances in connectivity, a deep labor pool and costs some 30 percent lower than more mature regions like Eastern Europe. When I asked about Africa's biggest challenges, he ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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