Fred O'ConnorReporter, IDG News Service

Fred O'Connor writes about IT careers and health IT for The IDG News Service.

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For big raises in IT, look to mobile, security, big data

More women will enter the technology workforce in the coming years as they use IT jobs to land business positions, a report said

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Government regulation on cloud security may spur SaaS use in health care

The SaaS industry can also help increase adoption by designing products with better user interfaces

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Software developer shortage transcends international boundaries

To solve the talent crunch, more technology education is needed at the grade school level

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Post recession, tech workers prefer working at midsize companies, survey finds

An IT professional's ideal work environment is influenced by their age and financial obligations, among other factors.

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Growing startup scene, employer loyalty lure tech talent to Midwest companies

Midwest companies are opening downtown offices to combat perceptions that innovation is limited to the coasts

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As health care digitizes, consumer technologies will have greatest impact, says panel

Wearables like the Apple Watch can generate meaningful health care data only if people buy and use them, said one speaker

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NFL collaboration software looks for a win with businesses

PlayerLync technology, which helped the NFL migrate to digital playbooks, is now being applied to the enterprise

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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