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STEM interest shows little gain overall, but rising for many IT jobs

While STEM activity in the workforce has shown only a slight upward trend overall in the past 15 years, a new STEM Index reveals that a number of IT-related jobs have seen great interest and are among the tops overall.

News Scan: Is the Internet of Things over-hyped?; Attention IT managers: Mainframers need your love too; More.

The top news stories for June 30, 2015.

While tech industry shares in pride celebrations, Facebook criticized by LGBT community

This past weekend, much of the tech industry was joining in the celebration of the LGBT community over the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. But Facebook found itself at the center of criticism by LGBT leaders for its continued "authentic name" policy.

News Scan: Is New York the new Silicon Valley?; CIOs on the board of directors? It's about time; More.

The top news stories for June 29, 2015.

What it will take to really attract more young women into IT

FierceCIO spoke with Monica Eaton-Cardone, CIO and founder at Global Risk Technologies, about problems that the IT field has with pereceptions on what the work is all about, who does it, and why so many young girls think this is only a man's game.

Will state CIOs lose in millennials hiring tug-of-war?

Millennial IT pros generally want a more flexible work environment, and state IT departments are genrally very inflexible in their workplace cultures. This oil and water combination will not help state CIOs lure these urgently-needed workers.

Women in STEM: A celebration of successes

Tomorrrow, June 26, is National Women in Engineering Day. We wanted to acknowledge the event, but expand our tribute to include a celebration of successful women in STEM fields overall- especially women in information technology.

Foreign trade win renews H-1B worries for critics

Opponents of the controversial H-1B visa program have been awaiting the results of immigration reform debate in Congress. In the meantime, there is new concern by critics over the push by President Obama for new secret trade agreements.

Microsoft mandates diversity training for employees

Microsoft is the latest example of a tech giant trying to undo the impact of years of neglect around diversity hiring and mentoring, and now mandates diversity training for its employees.

Sink or swim: How an empowered chief data officer can prevent the enterprise from 'drowning' in data

The more enterprises come to rely on connected devices to carry out tasks, the more data those devices will generate. Many companies choose to discard that data or just allow it to go stagnant. But tuned-in IT professionals have realized the business value self-generated big data can play in the world of digital business, and many of those impassioned individuals are storming the C-suite as chief data officers.