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Beach reads for techies 2017

Looking for a great book to read this summer? Ten IT pros share their current reading lists and their all-time favorite books for technologists.

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Highest paying tech skills and certifications in 2017: there are some surprises

The second in a two-part series highlighting the fastest growing and highest paying certified and non-certified tech skills in the latest IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index.

Free and cheap ways to learn about IT security

Free and cheap ways to learn about IT security

From recovering deleted files to setting up an intrusion detection system, these seven projects give you hands-on experience with an array of security tasks.

Fastest growing tech skills and certifications in 2017: 30 and 30

Cash market value of these certified and noncertified tech skills have increased the most so far in 2017.

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IT staffing: When to retrain, when to hire fresh

Staffing new projects is no picnic these days -- skilled help is in short supply, but retraining takes time and money, and doesn’t always work. Here’s how to decide which path to take.

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Is a coding boot camp right for you?

Coding boot camps are popping up everywhere as demand for programmers grows. But with high tuition costs and a lack of proven oversight, are they worth it? 

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Do IT certifications still matter?

IT certifications are a hot topic. But are they necessary?

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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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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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IT Resume Makeover: Find focus by building a theme

The longer your career, the more difficult it can be to pull out the right details to create a focused resume. Finding a common theme that runs through your experience can help guide the process.

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IT Salary Survey 2017: Highlights

Key findings from Computerworld's survey of nearly 2,800 IT professionals, including salary trends, hot skills, job satisfaction, career outlook, biggest concerns and more.

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4 high-growth tech fields with top pay

Salaries are rising for most IT jobs, but four specialties in particular stand out. Fortunately, these areas represent an enormous breadth of opportunities for IT professionals looking to advance their careers and boost their...

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How the internet of things is disrupting tech staffing: Part 2

Tech labor and skills acquisition challenges are interfering with businesses eager to capitalize on IoT's many benefits. Here's what to know if you're going to come out a winner.

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How microcertifications work for IT job seekers and employers

Microcertifications are gaining popularity as a way for IT job seekers to quickly and affordably prove their skills, and organizations are coming around to the idea.

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What the top 5 metro areas pay for hot IT jobs

Live in or around one of the five largest metro areas in the U.S.? Here’s what you can expect to make in three of the hottest IT roles around.

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Lifelong learning is no longer optional

Organizations need to encourage employees to continue acquiring new skills throughout their careers.

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How the internet of things is disrupting tech staffing: Part 1

IoT introduces enormous "people" challenges that are testing even the best employers. To succeed, these are non-negotiable workforce disruptions that must be conquered.

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