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Best Cities to Start a Tech Career 2016
July 19, 2016

A big part of getting a degree is planning where to go after graduation. Let our ranking of the 30 best cities to start a tech career help you find your target.

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Workplace Innovations You Can Thank the Tech Industry For
October 10, 2015

There are many ways the tech industry has influenced the rest of the working world. Here are a few ideas that have trickled down from Silicon Valley and are cropping up in an office near you.

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4 Important Communication Skills for Tech Career Success
September 1, 2015

When it comes to finding a job in the technology industry, skills like project collaboration and negotiation can be just as important as hard technical skills.

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4 Ways to Upgrade Your IT Career
July 29, 2015

While there's no silver bullet for advancement, the findings of our survey suggest there are a number of ways professionals can keep themselves relevant and raise their value to employers, which can help them earn long-term success.

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Online Computer Science Courses vs. Campus Courses: Experts Respond
June 26, 2015

Do online computer science courses match up to offline courses? We asked experts from University of Maryland University College and Husson University.

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Best Tech Cities to Start a Career
June 8, 2015

In this exclusive, we drew data from a wide array of sources and compiled a list of the 30 best cities for someone in tech and aspiring tech workers to call home.

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Shared Assessments' New Cert: Why Enterprise Risk Management Matters
March 30, 2015

Shared Assessments has created a new enterprise risk management certification aimed at boosting the ability to protect digital supply chains.

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8 IT Certifications for Career Changers in 2015
February 11, 2015

If you're considering a career change within the IT industry, the following information can help you narrow down which certifications are associated with the functional area you wish to join.

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5 IT Industry Pro Tips on Debugging Your Work/Life Balance
January 31, 2015

CEOs and managers share their tips on how to juggle the ever-increasing work responsibilities in the IT industry with personal life and recreation.

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10 Cyber Security Horror Stories
October 22, 2014

In the ghoulish spirit of Halloween and in celebration of October being deemed National Cyber Security Awareness Month, here is a look at 10 frightening cyber security headlines from this year.

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Cyber Security Mistakes and Avoiding Them: Expert Advice
September 23, 2014

9 cyber security experts share their perspective on the biggest data security mistakes people are making and how to help users avoid them.

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How Motion Math Brings Education to iOS Game Developers
September 12, 2014

What's keeping more students from technical fields like computer science and mathematics? Jacob Klein, CEO and co-founder of Motion Math, has a few ideas.

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3 Pro Tips to Potentially Move Past Entry-Level IT
July 21, 2014

Tech skills are always important for job advancement, but career experts recommend shoring up on networking skills and 'soft' skills that range from good communications to business acumen to move up that career ladder.

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Three Myths About Computer Security
May 26, 2014

Everyone knows that computer security is highly important. But, is what they think they know about computer security actually accurate?

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5 Benefits of IT Certification
March 17, 2014

Don't know your MCP from your CISA? Learn more about IT certifications -- and their benefits.

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8 unexpected uses for your iPad
April 12, 2012

The uses of your iPad go way beyond slinging virtual birds at virtual pigs and watching reruns on Hulu. Find other ways to impress your friends with apps that make your non-digital world come to life.

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6 ways smartphones are changing IT careers
March 9, 2012

While the computer industry has offered some of the strongest careers around, the rise in smartphone use could affect hiring trends for engineers and developers. Find out what IT pros are saying about the evolving tech job market.

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Top 5 Reasons why software professionals need social skills, too
September 8, 2011

For anything beyond simple (and easily outsourceable) programming jobs, social savvy can be a software pro's ace in the hole. Here are the top five reasons it pays to polish your people skills.

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Financial aid for online education
May 7, 2007

Many online students don't realize they might be eligible for financial aid-even working computer and IT professionals. Read on to learn more about your financial aid options and how to apply for them!

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Optimism vs. Reality: 5 Facts About Gender Diversity in Tech
November 25, 2015

Our annual survey of IT and computer science professionals revealed a positive outlook by women working in these industries, but is this optimism warranted?

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5 Tech Skills Everyone Will Have to Know
September 30, 2015

Few careers, technical or not, don't involve some kind of technology. How can a prospective student prep for that reality? We put together this list of the five tech skills everyone will need to know.

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IT Certifications to Get as an Entry-Level Pro
August 13, 2015

What do IT and computer science professionals think about technology degrees, IT certifications, and other aspects of their chosen industry? We have their answers.

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5 Ways Working on Your Phone Could Jeopardize Your Whole Company
July 15, 2015

Part of what BYOD entails is losing complete control over what technology people are using on the office network. The following five are some of the toughest issues for IT departments to deal with when it comes to BYOD.

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5 Tips For Choosing an IT Degree
June 24, 2015

Determining where to get that IT degree requires introspection, research and investigation, experts say.

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3 Tech Jobs That Are Here to Stay
June 7, 2015

New times and new technologies inevitably create job roles that never existed before. Which new technology jobs are here to stay, and how do you get one?

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The 30 Best Computer Science Schools
March 16, 2015

To help future tech pros find the best program for them, created a list of the 30 best computer science schools in the U.S.

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Is a Computer Science Degree Worth It?: Experts Respond
February 6, 2015

What's driving the growth in computer science? What should CS students do to prepare for their transition into the professional realm? We talked to two professors to get their perspective.

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Cybersecurity Blind Spots: What Aspiring Experts Need to Know
December 8, 2014

What you think of as safe browsing practices may not be the reality. We ran a survey to find out what these blind spots are and what aspiring IT security pros need to know about how to address them.

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Preventing Cyber Security Social Engineering Attacks
September 29, 2014

Internet security starts with users and continues through the enterprise security ecosystem. But for many organizations, experts say, social engineering remains a cyber security weak point.

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How Do I Know if I've Been Hacked?
September 23, 2014

Data security could be one of the most important issues to keep abreast of in coming years. With that in mind, we asked IT security specialists about how to tell if you've been hacked and how to stay secure.

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The Skills for Staying Relevant in the Future of IT
August 4, 2014

Leveraging new technologies requires business knowledge and people skills

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Careers in Big Data
July 16, 2014

We can now collect, store and analyze vast quantities of data, but what exactly is "big data," and what are some related careers on the rise?

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8 Unique Tech Job Titles and How to Make Sense of Them
April 30, 2014

Curious to learn about tech jobs with unique titles and their educational qualifications? Here are some of the most popular.

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Beware of these 5 kinds of mobile app fraud
April 18, 2012

With U.S. senators worried about Smurfberries, mobile application fraud is in the spotlight. Find out about the traps behind free apps, and the shady characters who empty virtual wallets, a dollar at a time.

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Tips on handling security incidents
March 20, 2012

Tips to prevent, prepare, and handle any level of security breaches from a 2012 perspective.

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5 Certs That Put Developers on the Fast Track
February 7, 2012

Developer certification training fortifies technical expertise and developer's resumes. Find out which developer certifications have the most mileage in today's market.

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The $100K club: Which certs could get you in?
June 22, 2011

Certifications are one of the best ways to determine an individual's skill in an IT specialty. Take a look at certs that Global Knowledge says can bring in six figures per year.

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