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U.S. Officials in Texas Arrest Six on Charges of H-1B Visa Fraud

March 05, 2013 |

In a move that demonstrates the determination of federal authorities in Texas to prosecute H-1B visa fraud, six top officials working for Dibon Solutions, an IT consulting company near Dallas, were arrested last week on a charge of conspiracy to commit visa fraud and 10 related wire fraud charges.

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Will Yahoo’s Telecommuting Ban Needlessly Make More Employees Sick?

March 04, 2013 |

Mayer’s decision to strip Yahoo employees of the telecommuting option comes in the midst of one of the most serious flu epidemics we’ve seen in years.

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Yahoo CEO Needs to Put All Families, Not Just Her Own, Ahead of Business

February 27, 2013 |

It’s a shame that Mayer has taken such a senseless step.

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Chinese Military’s Response to Hacking Allegations Filled with Deception, Security Firm Says

February 25, 2013 |

The Chinese “exhibited a high level of deceptive behavior in addressing the allegations” in their response.

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Big Data Startup Binds ‘Doing Good for the World’ into Its DNA

February 21, 2013 |

My conversation with SumAll CEO Dane Atkinson, and vice president of operations and analytics Korey Lee, also delved into the backstory of how a VC-backed startup managed to meld a non-profit venture into its operations, and why it was so intent on making it work.

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Former Technologist Discovers the Secret Behind the Precious Gift of Time

February 20, 2013 |

Her name is Dana Brownlee, and I sought her insights on how to obtain more of one of the most precious commodities available: the time we need to accomplish what we want to accomplish.

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Using Big Data to Fight Human Trafficking

February 19, 2013 |

If you were asked to name one endeavor that would be the very best application of Big Data technology imaginable, what would it be? How about the fight against human trafficking?

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How to Navigate the Job Interview (and the Job) as an Introvert

February 12, 2013 |

Given the preponderance of introverts in the IT profession, I found Helgoe’s insights not only illuminating for people who are attracted to IT, but too important for any to be left on the cutting-room floor.

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The Unanswered Challenge: Retraining Rather Than Displacing U.S. Tech Workers

February 11, 2013 |

IT professionals rarely seem to be satisfied with the training opportunities made available by their employers, especially when it comes to training in the technical skills they need to keep themselves in demand.

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Understanding the Corporate Mindset that Lands Indian Companies in U.S. Hot Water

February 08, 2013 |

The Indian cultural phenomenon of a lax approach to standardized processes was cited by several Indian readers who posted comments on a recent report.

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You Can Stop Faking It: It’s OK to Be an Introvert

February 07, 2013 |

The fact that you’re reading this on IT Business Edge means you’re probably in IT. And that means you’re probably an introvert. I’m here to tell you it’s time, once and for all, to recognize that that’s OK.

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Let’s Stop Paying Lip-Service to ‘Honesty Is the Best Policy’

February 05, 2013 |

Here’s an unpleasant fact: You’ve already almost certainly told a lie today, and you’ll almost certainly tell a few more before the day is over.

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Nine Tips on How to Tell Whether Your Vendor Rep Is Being Honest with You (Courtesy of Lance Armstrong)

January 29, 2013 |

Oprah Winfrey’s recent two-part interview with Armstrong provided some textbook examples of what to listen and look for in order to identify a lack of truthfulness or conviction when you’re interviewing someone.

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Lesson of Lance Armstrong Debacle for IT Leaders: Teamwork Trumps Individualism

January 28, 2013 |

There’s a lot that IT leaders can learn from the tragic downfall of cyclist Lance Armstrong, and it all circles back to the critical nature of valuing the team over the individual.

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Infosys Outsources Effort to Fill Immigration Staff Positions at Texas HR Hub

January 23, 2013 |

As the outcome of the U.S. government’s visa fraud investigation of Infosys looms, the company has enlisted the assistance of a small, India-based IT services company to find 10 immigration paralegals to beef up its immigration management operations in Plano, Texas.

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Gender Income Equality Will Be Achieved Within 20 Years, Futurist Says

January 22, 2013 |

Despite the social advances we’ve made in so many other areas in the last 50 years, the gender wage gap has been perplexingly persistent, yielding no indication that anything will ever change.

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'The Amazing Kreskin' on Privacy, Secrets and Mind-Reading Technology

January 16, 2013 |

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, several companies displayed brain-computer interface (BCI) technology, which is all about directing computer and robotic activity by means of thought as the input.

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Timid Indian Press Sucks Up to Infosys, Ignores Visa Fraud Investigation

January 14, 2013 |

Last week, Infosys held a lengthy press conference in India to discuss its financial results for its third quarter, which ended on Dec. 31.

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How Augmented Reality Will Help Close the Skills Gap

January 09, 2013 |

If you want to get a really good idea of what the future holds for the realm of training and education, take a look at that realm through a pair of augmented-reality goggles.

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Women Are Obliterating the ‘Technology-Is-for-Men’ Stereotype

January 08, 2013 |

The idea that men are more tech-savvy than women is a myth that’s debunked by research on technology adoption among women, says Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti.

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