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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.

10 AWS configuration mistakes and how to avoid them

Five pitfalls to avoid when migrating to the cloud

These stumbles and losses could cause business execs to back off from a bigger cloud migration. It also could cause execs to lose faith in their IT leaders.

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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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The human side of the data revolution

We the people are the source of most of the massive data accumulation now taking place. But are we being left out of the equation?

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, will you leave me any shoppers at all?

The interplay between store associates and in-store technology has always been a delicate balancing act. When the tech helps the associate be an all-knowing partner to the shopper, it's a great thing. But when the tech is deployed so...

Busy work, meet the buddy system

This IT consulting outfit doesn't just expect its unassigned consultants to show up for regular working hours -- their fingers had better be moving too.

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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.

Untroductuon to UT, 1970s-style

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.

What's in a name?

IT pilot fish at this consulting outfit gets a new boss, who has a new name for consultants who aren't currently on projects -- and a new way to "improve" their morale.

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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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7 tips to strengthen online security

If you are online today, checking email, buying someone a gift, posting to Facebook, paying bills, streaming Netflix, or monitoring your sleeping baby, you need to practice these seven tips for protecting your online presence.

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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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Data centers decline as users turn to rented servers

Data centers are declining worldwide both in numbers and square footage, a surprising change given the recent boom.

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CW@50: A half-century of data storage (PDF)

A free download that explains how storage went from $1 million to 2 cents per megabyte -- and how it evolved from punch cards to data storage, the internet and smartphones.

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FCC kills plan to allow mobile phone conversations on flights

On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission killed a plan to allow mobile phone calls during commercial airline flights.

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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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Adidas figures out how to win with physical stores

Leveraging the advantages of brick-and-mortar over online seems to baffle much of retail. Adidas joins the short list of merchants that have figured it out.

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