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CIOs Face Bumpy Road to Strategic Leadership

By Dennis McCafferty  CIO Insight  It’s a critical time for CIOs and other IT decision-makers to elevate their presence as strategic influencers within their organization. However, they still find that the day-to-day oversight of tech operations, such as constantly responding to the routine fire drills, consumes too much of their time, according to a recent survey from Logicalis Group. One solution: To …

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Six Tech Trends That Will Shape IT in 2014

CIO Insight By Samuel Greengard It’s time to pull out the crystal ball and examine some of the tech trends likely to shape the enterprise in 2014. Here are six trends that CIOs should keep an eye on over the coming months: Personal Clouds Roll Into the Picture. As adoption of mobile technology soars and the consumerization of IT accelerates, workers are …

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8 Hot IT Jobs For 2014

InformationWeek What IT skills and roles will be in demand this year? Recruiters share the scoop. Sorry, IT job-hunters: If you’re hoping for surprising predictions about what 2014 has in store, you’re probably going to come away dissatisfied. That’s because it’s unlikely there will be any seismic shifts that completely upend the technology skills, roles, and titles that employers want. …

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5 Tech Products That Will Be Dead in 5 Years

By Techlicious / Micah Singleton @techliciousJan. 02, 2014  With the speed of innovation in the tech industry, we can’t know every piece of technology that will fill our everyday lives in five years, but we can predict what won’t last. As smartphones begin to render low-end cameras obsolete and Netflix continues to upend the DVD and Blu-ray market, it’s clear the technology landscape will look …

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IT career salaries infographic: Salary expectations, projects and mood

SearchCIO Emily McLaughlin, Associate Site Editor, and Rachel Lebeaux, Managing Editor Have you wondered how IT career salaries at your company stack up against the masses? Do you think the mood within your IT organization is unusually optimistic — or pessimistic? In this year’s Annual Salary and Careers Survey, TechTarget polled 1,770 IT professionals — ranging from systems administrators to …

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Bridging the Gender Gap: Encouraging Girls in STEM Starts at Home

Huffington Post – The 21st century has been defined by rapid innovation in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields — a trend showing no signs of slowing down. In 2011, women surpassed men in attaining bachelor’s and advanced degrees for the first time, according to the U.S. Census. Despite these developments, a gender gap persists in the STEM workforce …

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Girls good at math half as likely to study STEM

On Campus – Women are avoiding some of the most lucrative degrees York University (Jessica Darmanin) Young Canadian women who are good at math in high school are half as likely as young men who excel in the subject to choose math-heavy STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science) in university, according to a new analysis by Statistics Canada. …

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Good News – CPS 4th Grade Math Scores Improve

The National Assessment Governing Board Trial Urban District Assessment for 2013 and since 2011, fourth-graders in Atlanta, Chicago, the District of Columbia (DCPS), and Los Angeles posted larger score increases in mathematics than their peers in the nation. READ MORE

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Executive Interview: William R. Waas, Chairman & CEO of the Illinois Technology Foundation

Droid Report recently interviewed William Waas about his current role at ITF, the evolution of some of today’s technologies, insights on mobile and business, and the Foundation’s upcoming plans for FY 2014. READ MORE

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Gartner: 4 Disruptive Trends Changing the Future of IT

Campus Technology By Dian Schaffhauser Like volcanic activity creating new islands in the Pacific, the education sector is continually rebuilding itself through the latest disruptions in learning, instructional practices and business models. The same is happening within the IT department, as users — faculty, staff and students — bring new technologies into play. Recently, IT research firm Gartner held an online talk to share …

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