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Automation has been in factories for a long time, but the recent emergence of learning machines – so-called artificial intelligence (AI) – has opened up a whole new world for today’s companies. Machine learning is a software capability that enables a program to keep improving its performance without a human operator. In just the past… Read more »

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IT security is constantly changing, and it’s up to you, the IT professional, to make sure you stay on top of the latest trends. Here are a few developments worth keeping an eye on. A focus on the Internet of Things More and more smart devices coming to market continue to expand the so-called Internet… Read more »

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Employee motivation is largely based on trust. When employees trust one another, they have more confidence in the decisions being made around them and in their own work. A foundation of trust is particularly essential during difficult times, when doubt and indecision can creep into people’s thought processes. Below are a few ways you can… Read more »

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At some point in the past, you may have learned it’s usually best to err on the side of modesty. However, modesty isn’t the best policy when it comes to writing your resume. Hiring managers are on the lookout for samples of achievements on candidates’ resumes to help them identify achievers who go beyond their… Read more »

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When companies are able to integrate their development staff with their operations staff, they are able to create a comprehensive DevOps strategy. A DevOps strategy is designed to improve upon efficiency by better integrating two of the most important and interrelated departments within an organization. Through better familiarity with operations, developers are able to provide a better end product;… Read more »

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With regards to managing employees, there’s one thing everybody appears to agree on: You want to keep great people around. Holding your top workers isn’t simple; however, particularly when it comes to retaining top technical talent on your team. When you’re facing competition from both small, fashionable startups and deep-pocketed tech giants, convincing your engineers… Read more »

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Microsoft recently acquired LinkedIn in a deal that was valued at $26.2 billion. Despite the high ticket price, the LinkedIn acquisition is likely to yield some fantastic returns for Microsoft, which has been aggressively developing its productivity and office suites over the past few years. The LinkedIn acquisition is going to give Microsoft invaluable amounts of… Read more »

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Pretty much every interview includes a part where the person being interviewed is given a chance to ask any questions they might have about the job or the company. There are two main reasons why you should come to an interview with good questions for your interviewer. First, good questions show your interviewer you can… Read more »

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Software development is a field that is constantly changing. Whether hiring within the industry or attempting to be hired, individuals have to be knowledgeable about the ways in which the field has changed and the direction that it’s moving in. Within just the past decade, significant changes were made in the focus of software development and in… Read more »

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Technical supervisors tend to be promoted to their positions of leadership by rising up the company ranks, more so than most other professions. This is a sensible development given that company decisions today increasingly depend on the fine details of the underlying technology. Technology leaders have to line up initiatives with company needs and convey… Read more »