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Isaca Identifies Top Five Social Media Risks For Business

An ISACA white paper names the top five social media risks for businesses and recommends solutions to help address the security, customer service and corporate...

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Hiring Expected to Be Robust in Second Half of 2010

Demand for technology professionals is rising and is expected to remain strong through the end of the year. Companies continue to hire entry-level positions, but...

Robin Milner: The Elegant Pragmatist
From Communications of the ACM

Robin Milner: The Elegant Pragmatist

Remembering a rich legacy in verification, languages, and concurrency.

Mine Your Business
From Communications of the ACM

Mine Your Business

Researchers are developing new techniques to gauge employee productivity from information flow.

Beyond the Smart Grid
From Communications of the ACM

Beyond the Smart Grid

The electrical grid isn't the only utility acquiring intelligence, as water and gas meters throughout the U...

From ACM TechNews

Software Helps Researchers Find Meaning in Massive Scientific Data Sets

Researchers at Indiana University's Data to Insight Center have released XMC Cat, software that makes sorting the massive amounts of data produced by advanced scientific...

H-1b Visa Holders Earn More Than ­.s.-Born It Professionals, Study Claims
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H-1b Visa Holders Earn More Than ­.s.-Born It Professionals, Study Claims

A new University of Maryland study found that foreign-born information technology (IT) professionals with temporary skilled worker visas earn more than their U.S...

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Nsf Will Require Scientists Seeking Funding to Submit Data Management Plans

Beginning in October 2010, the National Science Foundation plans to require that all proposals for funding include a data management plan. The changes are designed...

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Improved Online Security for a Tenth of the Cost

Computer scientists in the United Kingdom are developing a system that would offer a high level of security at one-tenth the cost of existing systems using specialized...

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
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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
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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,...

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­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...

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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...

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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
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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
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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...

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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...
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