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    Meet Cobol's hard core fans

    Some of the world's largest businesses say their Cobol application infrastructure, running on state-of-the-art big iron, still delivers a powerful competitive advantage. The challenge going forward will be staffing it.

  • Best Places to Work in IT: Search the archives 1994-2014

    See who's made the list the last 21 years.

  • University CIO helps boost graduation rates with analytics

    Brian A. Haugabrook, interim CIO at Valdosta State University in Georgia, deployed analytics tools that enable faculty and staff to identify students who need extra help. The effort paid off with higher graduation rates.

  • With Gundotra out, changes likely for Google+

    Now that Google's Vic Gundotra, a senior vice president and the head of Google+ is leaving the company, changes are likely afoot at the social network he championed since its inception, industry analysts said.

  • The Grill: Rotary CIO Peter Markos

    Peter Markos, CIO and general manager for Rotary International, contends with challenges ranging from authenticating a constantly changing list of users who need to access Rotary's systems to enabling applications that work for a vastly diverse membership.

  • Career Watch: The rise of people architecture

    In managing human resources, people architecture is gaining popularity, says IT workforce analyst David Foote. He explains what it is and why it's on the rise.

  • A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

    Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?

  • Do you understand your company's personality?

    Corporate culture may matter even more to your project's success than ROI does. Here's how to work with it rather than against it.

  • Career Watch: Pay was down for CS grads last year, but IT workers find that money isn't everything

    Two surveys show that starting salaries for recent college graduates with computer science degrees has slipped, but pay might not be the most important factor for IT professionals when it comes to choosing jobs.

  • CIO not the only one to blame for Target breach

    That someone had to take the fall for the massive breach at Target is neither surprising nor unexpected. The only question is whether more heads will roll in the aftermath of one the biggest data compromises in retail history.

  • Tips for speaking like a business strategist

    You know technology cold, you understand the business, and you're ready to step up to a senior IT leadership position, but can you communicate all that to the C-suite? Here's how other CIOs got their voices heard.

  • Microsoft's new CEO and his first-100-days plan

    Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, had better hit the ground running with a plan for his first three months on the job, corporate strategy and branding experts said today.

  • How Microsoft should roll out the new CEO

    Don't expect Microsoft to put its new boss -- whoever it is -- in front of reporters right off the bat, a public relations expert said today.

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    3D printing is IT's next big challenge

    If your organsation is looking into 3D printing, IT can't afford to sit on the sidelines until it starts to look real.

  • Apple is still making it hard to think differently

    Apple repeatedly bows to censorship demands in places like China.

  • Ford's Mulally 'likely' talked to Microsoft, bowed out of CEO race anyway

    Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally, who on Tuesday ended months of speculation that he was a top candidate for Microsoft's CEO opening, was almost certainly in talks with the company.

  • Planning for SDN

    Software-defined networking (SDN) is the hottest thing going today, but there is considerable confusion surrounding everything from the definition of the term to the different architectures and technologies suppliers are putting forward.

  • Career Watch: Paying lip service to work/life balance

    Personal coach Kelly Walsh says some initiatives with the 'work/life balance' label are actually counterproductive.

  • IT: Don't let the CEO wonder what you do all day

    If there's no catastrophic system failure or major software deployment to work on, CEOs might wonder what IT does all day. Here's how to make sure your contributions aren't undervalued when things go smoothly.

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    IT hiring goes multimedia

    IT job seekers embrace social media, video and graphics to enhance their resumes and set themselves apart from other job applicants.