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At first glance, it’s easy to look at project management as second- fiddle to operations management. Project Managers focus on the efficiency of a single project. An Operations Manager focuses on the efficiency of the entire organization. Further muddling the issue is how many business schools teach project management. In most schools, its only a… Read more »

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Even those at the top of their game are looking for ways to get better. Keeping your skillset sharp as a programmer, whether you are currently coding all day or are looking to get back into the game after having a lapse, takes practice and some time investment. What are the best ways that you… Read more »

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With a new year comes new changes in the world of big data. While it’s impossible to say with complete certainty what this year will hold, the trends in IT and big data that have started years earlier and began steamrolling in 2014 will shape much of what is likely to occur in 2015. Here… Read more »

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When it comes to recruitment, most companies focus on attracting high-performing talent. A business is only as strong as its employees, so it’s imperative to seek out the best and the brightest in the industry and make them an offer they can’t refuse. And, in the tech field, that can be tough. The hiring game… Read more »

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You’re an IT professional on the prowl for a new career. As you scour the web for job postings, you confidently check off each skill you’ve mastered, each position that you’re more than qualified for. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel! But the days pass, and you still haven’t heard from a recruiter. What… Read more »

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Anyone who knows their way around a computer can tell you that most hacker movies tend to err on the side of silly when it comes down to the technical side of things, but that doesn’t stop them from being entertaining. Hollywood seems to be fascinated with the hacker trope, often elevating characters with a… Read more »

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Back in 2011, WHATWG announced that they were doing away with numbered versions of the HTML spec after seeing that they had a long way to go before HTML5 was complete. Instead, they switched to a living document model that “defines the technology as it evolves.” Well, the Spec Formerly Known as HTML5 is finally… Read more »

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The media constantly reports stories concerning data breaches for some of the biggest entities in retail in the U.S. We have no control over the passwords set up by industry insiders to protect confidential consumer data. However, we can protect ourselves by monitoring our personal accounts and utilizing strong passwords. SplashData recently released the Worst… Read more »

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The advantages of server virtualization have been responsible for a substantial shift to virtual server deployments. These benefits range from cost savings to the flexibility and agility offered by public and private cloud architectures. Virtualization technologies are becoming an essential element of modern data centers for both large and small businesses. While the move toward… Read more »