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  • New England security group shares threat intelligence, strives to bolster region as cybersecurity mecca

    The Advanced Cyber Security Center is a three year old organization with a bold mission to "bring together industry, university, and government organizations to address the most advanced cyber threats" and drive cybersecurity R&D in the New England region. Network World editor in Chief John Dix attended their most recent meeting in Boston and later tracked down ACSC Executive Director Charlie Benway and ACSC Board Chair William Guenther (CEO and Founder of Mass Insight) for a deep dive on the organization's goals.

  • Google employees say it's the best big company to work for

    Google employees love their jobs more so than workers at any other big company in the United States, according to the 2014 Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards rankings.

  • Google tops Glassdoor's best places to work; F5 outranks Facebook, Qualcomm, Apple

    Google is No. 1 among employees, according to Glassdoor's seventh annual Employees' Choice Awards.

  • Bean counting for IT&C contractors

    If you’re an IT contractor who works on fixed-price jobs to industry, you’re probably busy enough. But being a contractor often demands skills that extend beyond the technical aspects of the job — for example, billing.

  • Father of Video Games Ralph Baer dead at 92

    Long before the Xbox came the Brown Box, a creation that defense contractor engineer Ralph Baer and colleagues built in the late 1960s that would become known as the first real video game system. The video game industry this week mourns Baer, a German-born American who has passed away at the age of 92.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook among 8 finalists for Time's Person of the Year

    Apple CEO Tim Cook, who dazzled the industry with new iPhones and iPads and showed strength by becoming the first Fortune 500 CEO to publicly announce he is gay, has made Time magazine's short list for Person of the Year for 2014.

  • Full-time IT hiring is gaining ground, finally

    The end of the year is sometimes seen as an ideal time to find a new job. You pick up your year-end bonus, enjoy the holiday parties, and then plot your exit for something new.

  • Australian Computer Society finds new CEO from internal ranks

    ACS chief operations officer Andrew Johnson has been promoted to CEO, two months after former CEO Alan Patterson resigned.

  • Xero, Oneflare unveil new support for startup scene

    Two Australian tech companies have injected money into the local startup scene.

  • How to get the most out of your IT talent

    As the spotlight on cost reduction has dimmed, IT has picked up plenty of new directives: to deliver business agility, drive innovation, and increase its value to the business, to name a few. Yet at the same time, IT remains responsible for all the tactical and operational activities it has always performed, such as keeping systems running, delivering new capabilities, and securing intellectual property and corporate data.

  • Sydney Startup Weekend doubles attendance in one year

    This year's Startup Weekend, held November 22-23, attracted its largest crowd of Sydney entrepreneurs Sydney yet, according to organiser Thai Huynh.

  • RMIT University builds virtual networking labs for students

    Melbourne's RMIT University has worked with HP to build virtual networking labs to help students learn about software-defined networking.

  • Seeking dev talent, Atlassian kicks off national hiring tour

    Atlassian last night kicked off the software developer's first 'pop-up' hiring tour, seeking to give potential employees a chance to learn more about the company.

  • Australian startup snapshot: Reffind

    Reffind is a Sydney-based B2B startup that will next year launch a mobile app to help businesses find new employees through referrals.

  • KPMG to grow startups with Artesian partnership

    An alliance between KPMG and Artesian Venture Partners aims to connect corporates with Australian startups.

  • Vic election: ACS calls for govt advisory board to boost digital economy

    As Victoria prepares to head to the polls on 29 November, the Australian Computer Society (ACS) has called for the establishment of a 'Digital Ministerial Advisory Council' to promote digital economy initiatives in the state.

  • NEC Australia to hire 110 staff in Wollongong

    NEC Australia is set to hire 110 staff to man its corporate office at the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) innovation campus.

  • Air Force veteran to IT: ‘Live your dreams'

    Retired Air Force Major Brian Shul isn't an IT expert, but his story of survival and recovery captivated the IT audience at a national management conference.

  • How automation could take your skills -- and your job

    Nicholas Carr's essay IT Doesn't Matter in the Harvard Business Review in 2003, and the later book, argued that IT is shifting to a service delivery model comparable to electric utilities. It produced debate and defensiveness among IT managers over the possibility that they were sliding to irrelevancy. It's a debate that has yet to be settled. But what is clear is that Carr has a talent for raising timely questions, and he has done so again in his latest work The Glass Cage, Automation and Us (W.W. Norton & Co.)

  • IT hiring edges up: Why? Take your pick

    Whenever IT hiring picks up, as it did last month, the default explanation from analysts is this: The economy is improving.

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