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Use LinkedIn a lot? Read its new privacy policy — carefully.

At the very least, it’s a reminder that social media embarrassments are forever.

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Users' orders: Make it easier to build hybrid clouds

At its spring conference next week, the Open Networking User Group will focus on enterprises extending their infrastructure to create hybrid clouds, a process the group says is too hard and too time-consuming.

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CW@50: A look at life on the job in IT through cartoons

Unforgiving boom-and-bust cycles, skills that go stale overnight, outsourcing: IT careers aren't all signing bonuses, Ping-Pong tables and beanbag chairs. Here’s a look at life on the job in IT through the years, from the pen of...

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Mingis on Tech: How IT can prep for robots and avoid big cloud gotchas

The one constant in tech is change. Here's how IT can get ready for the robotics revolution at work -- and avoid messing up a move to the cloud.

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Trump to order wholesale H-1B reform

Its centerpiece is the replacement of the H-1B lottery with a system that distributes visas on the basis of wages, skills and education.

Think of it as 'bonding through shared pain'

This pilot fish is getting a start in IT as a student worker, but fish is also the one who's training the boss -- who uses some carefully chosen hardware to improve the learning experience.

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The strange new world of hiring and employee tracking

Cloud-based HR systems can bring more analytics, databases and tools to users for improving hiring processes and retaining employees.

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H-1B visa demand slips; analysts see Trump effect

The U.S. government received 199,000 H-1B visa petitions for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year -- 37,000 less than last year's record level.

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Tech firms crowd into San Francisco, but it’s still no Silicon Valley

Overcrowding in Silicon Valley and the need to pursue millennials who like life in the big city are pushing tech firms to move north.

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Flashback to the earliest days of desktop computing, when the high school where this pilot fish is a student gets its first-ever computer -- and an object lesson in attention to detail.

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With robots on the job, it won't be IT as usual

With more companies welcoming robots into the workforce, IT managers need to start prepping for the changes coming their way.

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IT Resume Makeover: Transitioning from IT pro to IT leader

Making the move from IT professional to IT leader takes a different set of skills. The same type of pivot is necessary with how you approach your resume.

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Buffooning yourself: Are you jargoning and acronyming your audience to death?

Those are two of the ways we misuse language and undermine our own credibility.

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Labor Department accuses Google of underpaying women

The U.S. Department of Labor says Google discriminates against female employees in pay at a level that's even worse than the tech industry as a whole, The Guardian reported on Friday.

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10 cities where IT pros aren’t paid what they’re worth

Though tech careers are lucrative, research from Paysa shows many organizations struggle to keep up with market rates for tech skills. Here are the 10 cities where tech talent is most likely to be underpaid.

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This year's H-1B cap is quickly reached -- and exceeded

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service said Friday that the H-1B cap for FY 2018 has already been reached. Visa applications became available only on Monday.

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U.S. seeks curbs on use of entry-level H-1B programmers

The U.S. government is taking action that will likely increase the visa denial rates of H-1B programmers hired for entry-level jobs.

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H-1B employers face stricter rules

This week the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Labor each posted information about how to file a complaint against suspected H-1B abuse.

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Hiding in plain sight: 4 places to find cybersecurity talent in your own organization

Organizations are missing opportunities to cultivate inside talent who may lack experience but already know the business and have the fundamental skills to succeed in cybersecurity.

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Trump's H-1B reform may go the way of healthcare

U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) plan to re-introduce new versions of old bills that raise the visa cap.

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