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Charting Your It Career - Article Archives - Page 46

Will Intense Culture Come Back to Bite Zynga?

November 28, 2011 |
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ..." That Dickens quote came to mind while reading this New York Times article saying that Zynga's driven culture could lead to a post-IPO talent
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Contest Seeks to Put Digital Badges to Good Use in Job Hunt

November 25, 2011 |
"Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!" That misquoted line from the 1948 film "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" pretty much sums up my reaction to the badges from Foursquare and other sites.
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Will Developers' Role Evaporate in the Cloud?

November 24, 2011 |
James Urquhart, a longtime blogger for CNET and now writing for GigaOm, refers to cloud computing as an application-centric operations model, an exciting, more agile switch from the server-based
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Reinvention Brings Layoff Pain

November 23, 2011 |
It's been quite the month for layoff news, lending a somber tone to the holiday season for many. The latest? Nokia Siemens plans to cut 17,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2013 to better focus on
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Where Developer Productivity Metrics Fall Short

November 22, 2011 |
In a piece at InfoWorld, Neil McAllister takes on IBM's scorecard system for measuring developer productivity. Big Blue's system awards points based on the volume and quality of the work they do.
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Rising Personal Debt Torpedoes Security Clearances

November 21, 2011 |

Though the job site Clearancejobs.com reported last summer that it's taking less time these days to obtain a security clearance, personal debt is sinking that ship for a lot of people. It creates a

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Data Science Marries Analytics, Business

November 18, 2011 |
As companies amass an ever-greater volume of data, the IT and business data analysts appear headed for a collision similar to Reese's peanut butter and chocolate. But will it be the real, sweet deal?
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Jobs Report Foresees Bright Future for IT Careers

November 17, 2011 |
Despite all the debate about the value of a college education - I say college, yes; crushing debt, no - a new report reiterates something we already knew: It's getting harder than ever to attain
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Survey: IT Pros Report Certs Led to New Jobs, Raises

November 16, 2011 |
Back in July, I wrote about a survey by the career website Information Security Leaders that found that security pros believe certifications are necessary to advance in their careers, regardless of
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Federal Framework Seeks to Define Cyber Security Roles

November 15, 2011 |
A framework for developing the cyber security work force within federal government has been released for public comment. This much-needed specialty doesn't fit into the typical government job
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Startup Pikimal Morphs Philosophy Majors into Ruby Developers

November 12, 2011 |
IBM's new CEO Virginia Rometty attributed much of her rise to taking on tasks she wasn't ready for, in essence growing into the job. Yet companies increasingly don't allow that. They want job
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Hadoop Job Market Growing Hotter

November 11, 2011 |
My colleague Loraine Lawson has been all over the rise of Hadoop for managing massive amounts of data.   Speaking at Hadoop World this week, Larry Feinsmith, managing director, office of the CIO
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Job Hunting When You Worked for a Dirty, Rotten Scoundrel

November 10, 2011 |
Staff members in the athletics department at Penn State know a thing or two about having a blight on their resumes. Even those who were in no way involved in the child sex-abuse scandal that forced
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Improving Tech Teaching, Human and Machine

November 09, 2011 |
A New York Times story delves into why so many would-be engineering and science majors bail once they get to college. Hint: David E. Goldberg, an emeritus engineering professor, refers to it as "the
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Building a Workplace That Attracts Talent

November 08, 2011 |
My colleague Ann All created a firestorm of angry comments a few years ago when she said, "Grow up, Punks" to young workers who would quit a job without Facebook access. But that train has left the
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How to Put an IT Buzzword on Your Resume, and Other Good Advice

November 06, 2011 |
Patrick McKenzie, in a blog post at Kalzumeus Software entitled "Don't Call Yourself a Programmer, and Other Career Advice," writes must-read advice for young engineers, something he also calls
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Dice: IT Recruiting Not Quite So Frenetic

November 04, 2011 |
The Labor Department issued a report Friday showing job growth continues to disappoint, though we know the tech employment market is much better than that of the economy overall. There was little new
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Crowdsourcing Big Data Analysis

November 03, 2011 |
FINS has a piece on the rise of temp work as companies bring in staff for specific projects and use contracts to try out workers to see if they're a good fit for the organization. That's certainly
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Mobile Development Skills: Hot, Hot, Hot!

November 02, 2011 |
Prize for the "well, duh!" headline of the day: "Hiring Demand for Mobile Skills Remains Strong."   Not a day goes by without hearing about some new mobile application. And at lunch recently, my
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As Cloud Scales Up, So Will Jobs?

November 01, 2011 |
In response to economist Paul Krugman's article in The New York Times earlier this year predicting the "hollowing out" of middle-wage jobs due to automation, writer Rajan Chandras responded at
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