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New study reveals IT's 'fastest trending' skills

Technology professionals have grown accustomed to judging the value of things by how they are "trending." With that in mind, staffing firm Dice.com has released its list of the fastest-trending skills in IT.

Microsoft earnings call confirms bright horizon in the cloud

Microsoft continues to wave its cloud computing banner high, as the firm's quarterly earnings call yesterday sounded very much like a rousing pep rally, with cloud service revenues slightly edging out analyst forecasts.

Box courts enterprises with Box Developer Edition

Box courts enterprises with the ability to easily create custom apps on its cloud platform without requiring users to have a Box account.

Bug in Wi-Fi software could open Android, Linux and BSD to wireless attacks

Denial-of-service, code injection and execution attacks potentially possible through a wireless peer-to-peer connection with a vulnerable device.

Reed Technologies CIO: What it takes to be a best place to work in IT

CIO Dave Ballai reflects on what it takes to be a consistent Best Place to Work in IT, and how even the top employers are suffering when it comes to luring IT talent in this tight labor market.

Women see hiring advantage in academic STEM tenure-track--if they make it that far

Much has been written about the gender gap in STEM-related occupations, but new research reveals a surprising reversal when it comes to who is preferred to produce or teach these science, technology, engineering and mathematics related workers--women, by far.

Windows 10 Device Guard will protect enterprises against APTs

Microsoft this week took the wraps off Device Guard, which it says will allow enterprises to lock down their desktops so that only trusted apps can run.

IT's Hottest Jobs: Mobility architect

CompTIA's Randy Gross explores the hiring demand for, and skills requirements of, mobility architecture professionals.

Microsoft courts cloud-wary enterprises with new Office 365 updates

Microsoft has unveiled new features and initiatives to improve transparency and customers' control over their content in Office 365.

Serious 'Rootpipe' flaw still alive and exploitable in OS X after patch

A serious privilege escalation bug that was supposedly fixed in Yosemite 10.10.3 update still exploitable, says security researcher.

Tech firms up lobbying ante, with Google leading the pack

Several tech giants have poured millions of dollars into lobbying efforts in the Nation's Capital and upped their game to get into good graces with lawmakers. Leading the pack in high tech is Google, which spent $5.47 million this past quarter.

Intel's Diane Bryant got where she is by learning to 'swear like a sailor'

Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's data center group, the company's second biggest revenue generator, shared how she got where she is and what she thinks will help boost the number of women in tech in the future.

Google aims to improve diversity practices

Acknowledging the firm's wanting track record on diversity, Google's head of people operations Laszlo Bock has just released a new book called Work Rules! in which he challenges the tech industry's need to better embrace diversity.

IT Class of 2015 fielding six-figure salary offers

Graduation season will start a virtual feeding frenzy for IT gradutes, with many colleges reporting six-figure starting offers for their highly prized IT majors.

IBM sees revenues fall for 12th consecutive quarter

Revenue woes continue for Big Blue, as IBM reported a 12 percent drop in the last quarter--what now makes 12 consecutive quarters of declining revenues.

Mac sales projected to be up by 8 percent, says IDC

The sales of Mac computers will outpace that of PCs, if forecasts by analyst firm IDC prove correct.