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Web-Ifying the Real World
From ICT Results

Web-Ifying the Real World

New technologies and tools developed by European researchers will apply the power of online knowledge discovery to offline, real-world situations. These researchers...

Sandia Receives National Electronics Reuse/recycling Award
From ACM News

Sandia Receives National Electronics Reuse/recycling Award

Sandia National Laboratories was one of eight winners among government agency sites competing in the Fiscal Year 2009 Electronics Reuse and Recycling Campaign....

Cloud Computing and Developing Nations
From Communications of the ACM

Cloud Computing and Developing Nations

For a growing number of organizations worldwide, cloud computing offers a quick and affordable way to tap into IT infrastructure as an Internet service. But obstacles...

Tech Sector in Hiring Drive
From ACM News

Tech Sector in Hiring Drive

The technology industry, an engine of innovation and U.S. prosperity for more than half a century, is accelerating its recovery from the recession with earnings...

New Force Behind Agency of Wonder
From ACM TechNews

New Force Behind Agency of Wonder

Under the helm of director Regina Dugan, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's roster of concerns includes cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing,...

From ACM TechNews

­ncle Sam Wants You (to Fight Hackers)

A shortfall of cybersecurity professionals is on the horizon, with Boeing's Alan Greenberg warning that the U.S. public and private sectors will collectively need...

From ACM TechNews

U.s. Steps Up Probe of Hiring in Tech

The U.S. Justice Department reportedly is investigating whether large tech companies have agreed not to recruit each other's employees in ways that violate antitrust...

From ACM TechNews

New Hiring Formula Values Math Pros

Silicon Valley technology firms are seeking employees with stronger backgrounds in statistics and machine learning, thanks to the advent of cloud computing. 

In the Search For a Hot Job Title, Enter the Ninja
From ACM News

In the Search For a Hot Job Title, Enter the Ninja

Nicole Sullivan's job used to involve promoting the latest technology, so her résumé described her as an "evangelist." But after starting her own company, she needed...

Science and Engineering Employment Reached 5.8 Million in 2008
From ACM News

Science and Engineering Employment Reached 5.8 Million in 2008

Employment in science and engineering occupations in the United States reached an estimated 5,781,000 by May 2008,  up 13.7 percent from May 2004, compared to...

From ACM TechNews

Hurdles Multiply For H-1b Seekers

U.S. government efforts to enforce H-1B visa rules could reduce the demand for the 65,000 available visas for fiscal year 2011, for which applicants could petition...

From ACM TechNews

Rising Demand For Sql, Linux Skills

ITWorldCanada.comA recent Technology Demand and Supply Q4 2009 report, produced for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, found that SQL, C#, .NET and Linux...

Grant Ensures Sustainable Future For Software
From ACM TechNews

Grant Ensures Sustainable Future For Software

The Software Sustainability Institute has been launched in the United Kingdom to help research communities in various disciplines manage their software tools beyond...

Spies Among Us?
From Communications of the ACM

Spies Among Us?

Governments' practice of electronic surveillance—and the growing use of warrantless wiretapping—has observers deeply concerned.

Robots Gear Up For Disaster Response
From Communications of the ACM

Robots Gear Up For Disaster Response

After 15 years of research, robots for search and rescue may be nearing prime time.

Data Streaming 2.0
From Communications of the ACM

Data Streaming 2.0

In today's real-time Web, data streaming applications no longer have the luxury of making multiple passes over a recorded data set.

From ACM News

Doing Business in China Getting Tougher For U.s. Companies

China's allure is stronger than ever. But a country already known for obstacles is becoming less welcoming to foreign businesses. Some American companies are reviewing...

From ACM TechNews

Law Enforcement Lobbies Hard For Icann Change

U.S. and U.K. law enforcement officials are lobbying ICANN to impose more stringent regulations on registrars for generic top-level domains.

Gender Discrimination Linked to Poor Project Management
From ACM TechNews

Gender Discrimination Linked to Poor Project Management

A new Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology report suggests that technically oriented women may face gender discrimination in their jobs at high-tech firms...

­.s. Cyber Command Prepped to Launch
From ACM News

­.s. Cyber Command Prepped to Launch

Washingon's new U.S. Cyber Command is prepped and ready but is still waiting for Senate approval of its new commander before it can open for business.
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