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In theory, a software developer's knowledge and "fluency" in a programming language should be an accurate gauge of his or her ability to perform well for a company. In practice, however, there are a host of skills and practices that can be learned only through on-the-job experience.
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 A recent California appellate court ruling could hurt efforts to implement bring-your-own-device (BYOD) to work policies nationwide, analysts agreed Tuesday.
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Telecity Group CEO Michael Tobin has quit the company after more than a decade at the helm of the data centre operator.
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Most happily employed IT pros would consider a new job opportunity -- and there are plenty more to consider these days as recruiters struggle to fill in-demand positions.
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Welcome to the new Computerworld. Before your eyes is a completely reimagined, redesigned and re-architected website. The editors are working with an entirely new suite of content-creation tools. It's a lot of change at once, but we were due. We're very excited about the results. Let's take a quick tour of what's new.
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If a company wants humans and robots to work more seamlessly together, they need to give the robots more freedom to work on their own.
Strategic Finance
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As the federal government gradually moves to an always-on, cloud-centric IT operation, senior technology officials work to ensure that agencies' security posture can keep pace.
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Twitter is useful for more than following your favorite celebrities. It's a powerful professional tool for keeping up on industry news, interacting with influencers, and marketing yourself. But when you use it this way, managing your Twitter account can feel like a full-time job--unless you have the right app, of course. Here are five iOS apps that make it a lot less work.
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Silicon Valley technology companies use underpaid black, Latino and immigrant workers as janitors, cooks and security guards, according to a study released Monday.
Accounting
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Congress has been pursuing an investigation into alleged misconduct at the IRS, and as a part of that investigation it requested emails from former IRS director Lois Lerner for the timeframe in question. The response Congress got was those emails--along with any archive or backups of those emails--have been erased and are no longer available. There are legal and compliance requirements organizations must abide by when it comes to retention of information, and the IRS apparently dropped the ball.
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Accounting software vendor, MYOB, has invested in a minority stake in point of sale (POS) start-up, Kounta.
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Wynyard Group has launched an advanced risk management and compliance software solution specifically designed to help New Zealand government departments, agencies, state-owned enterprises, Crown entities and ministerial offices comply with the New Zealand Information Security Manual (NZISM).
Operations
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In theory, a software developer's knowledge and "fluency" in a programming language should be an accurate gauge of his or her ability to perform well for a company. In practice, however, there are a host of skills and practices that can be learned only through on-the-job experience.
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 A recent California appellate court ruling could hurt efforts to implement bring-your-own-device (BYOD) to work policies nationwide, analysts agreed Tuesday.
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Telecity Group CEO Michael Tobin has quit the company after more than a decade at the helm of the data centre operator.
Technology
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Chinese authorities are claiming that Microsoft has yet to fully comply with the government's anti-monopoly investigation, and is demanding more information about its media player and Web browser distribution.
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Smartphones sold in California will soon be required to have a kill switch that lets users remotely lock them and wipe them of data in the event they are lost or stolen.
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The saga is over. Twitch, the game-focused video streaming service indeed has a new owner, as has long been rumored, and yes, the selling price was right around the $1 billion everybody was whispering about. But the earlier leaks got one oh-so-crucial detail wrong: On Monday, it was Amazon announcing a deal to buy Twitch for $970 million--not YouTube.
Human Capital
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Cisco Systems will cut as many as 6,000 jobs over the next 12 months, saying it needs to shift resources to growing businesses such as cloud, software and security.
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One of the first casualties of Microsoft's massive layoffs will be the company's Xbox Entertainment Studios, the company said, although some of its flagship entertainment offerings will remain.
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Microsoft's 14 percent staff reduction, the largest in its history and focused heavily on employees acquired from Nokia's devices and services business, has some observers thinking Satya Nadella got a bad case of Lumia-induced indigestion.