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Big data, big pay: 10 data jobs with climbing salaries

By Ann Bednarz NetworkWorld The corporate appetite for big data is translating into rising salaries for IT pros. In its 2014 Salary Guide, Robert Half Technology (RHT) identifies 10 IT jobs in the data/data administration field. The highest paying is data warehouse manager, with starting salaries ranging from $115,250 to $154,250. The biggest raise goes to business intelligence analysts, who can expect a …

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Cyber attacks up 32% in 2013

Reuters5:57 a.m. CST, March 5, 2014  Crashing websites and overwhelming data centres, a new generation of cyber attacks is costing millions and straining the structure of the Internet. While some attackers are diehard activists, criminal gangs or nation states looking for a covert way to hit enemies, others are just teenage hackers looking for kicks.Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have …

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Can early computer science education boost number of women in tech?

By Mike Cassidy   Mercury News Columnist Even as women have made big strides in once-male-dominated professions such as law and medicine, they’ve been left far behind when it comes to computer science, a lucrative discipline that is the primary driver of the 21st century economy. At Stanford, only 23.5 percent of computer science degrees last year were awarded to women. …

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CompTIA Seeks Volunteers for ‘Engagement Platform’ for IT Gender Equity

By Joshua Bolkan Campus Technology CompTIA, a nonprofit association for the information technology industry, is seeking volunteers to help build and deploy an evangelism platform in an effort to raise interest in IT careers among women and girls. READ MORE

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8 Mobile Competencies IT Will Need by 2016

  David Nagel – Campus Technology Within the next two years, IT organizations will need to master a slew of mobile-related skills — many of them new or unfamiliar. They’ll also need to have on hand the tools to execute and support increasingly important mobile technologies. READ MORE

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15 Non-Certified IT Skills Growing in Demand

Rich Hein, CIO, The Hottest Non-Certified IT Skills for Growth in 2014 Architects, mobile developers and IT pros who are proficient in several flavors of big data and analytics are the top dogs in this look at the non-certified IT skills poised for growth in 2014. Last week, Foote Partners released its Q1 quarterly report, the IT Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report. …

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WOMEN FLEEING SCIENCE, TECH FIELDS

Nextgov – The talent pipeline of female workers in science, engineering and technology fields is on the rise, yet many women – faced with hostile work environments, extreme work pressures and isolation – are fleeing these in-demand fields in droves. That’s according to “Athena 2.0,” a new report by the Center for Talent Innovation, which surveyed women in science, engineering and technology …

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Top 10 States for IT Jobs

Go Illinois! We are ranked number 4!! READ MORE

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12 predictions for the future of programming

By Peter Wayner | InfoWorld  We gaze into our coding crystal ball to find the sure bets and intriguing developments developers should target in the next five years.To help you prepare for — or at least start contemplating — a future that’s screaming across the sky faster than we can see, we’ve compiled a dozen predictions about how the next five years of programming …

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Welcome to the era of radical innovation

Computerworld – Moore’s Law created a stable era for technology, and now that era is nearing its end. But it may be a blessing to say goodbye to a rule that has driven the semiconductor industry since the 1960s. Imagine if farmers could go year to year knowing in advance the amount of rainfall they would get. They could plant crops …

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