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Texas, Florida, North Carolina lead IT job growth in first half of 2014, study finds

IT employees realize their skills are in demand and are seeking bigger salaries from potential employers

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Flexibility, asking questions key for recent college graduates looking to advance in IT

Learning doesn't stop after graduation and becomes critical to keeping IT skills fresh and staying employable

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Employers use customized bonus plans to attract developers, survey says

Customized merit plans fell out of fashion during the recession but the demand for IT talent has resurrected them

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Advice for college students seeking a tech career: Turn to internships

IT internships give students the practical tech work experience employers are seeking

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A new approach in luring top tech talent: a streamlined hiring process

Partnering with human resources can help IT managers find better qualified candidates

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IoT, cloud computing, nation-state threats redefining enterprise security, panelists say

Companies need to worry about securing hardware that's connected to the Web as well as Windows, said one speaker

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Dassault's virtual heart gives cardiologists individualized 3D models

The health care industry could learn from aerospace companies when it comes to using IT, said CEO Bernard Charl├Ęs

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For entry-level tech jobs, hiring managers care about passion for IT more than a diploma

College graduates don't need to be employed to become involved with the tech industry

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Baby boomers embrace technology as much as younger users

Older adults could especially benefit from the integration of technology into health care

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Wearable devices with health IT functions poised to disrupt medicine

The data that wearables can provide excites doctors, although the health care system isn't ready for the technology. And who pays for it, anyway?

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Linux Foundation to offer introductory Linux MOOC on edX

The online learning platform is now including material from six nonacademic institutions to meet user demand

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Hiring managers advise job seekers to contribute to open-source projects

Joining an open-source community isn't required to land a development job, but it could help

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Survey: Tech workers seek larger salaries in 2014

As demand for IT talent grows and salaries rise, companies could struggle retaining tech workers

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EdX enrollment data shows online learners are more browsers than finishers

Most people who signed up for MOOCs offered by MIT and Harvard never looked over half of the course material

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Hot IT job skills in 2014: Mobile, web development and big data

Companies are also looking for workers with more traditional skills for security and quality assurance jobs