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  • 6 hot emerging tech hubs for IT job seekers
    Tech salaries are on the rise across all major tech hubs, including Silicon Valley ($123,826), Seattle ($109,628) and Boston ($108,438), according to data from Dice Technology’s 2020 Tech Salary Report. But the real news is that many emerging tech hubs, with notably lower total costs of living, are doing just ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-14
  • The pandemic pivot: IT leaders innovate on the fly
    As the coronavirus forced Aspen Dental Management to shutter its offices in March, the company quickly moved to connect patients with doctors virtually.But a problem cropped up: Many patients didn't care for Aspen’s self-service telemedicine portal. "For the most part, they abandoned it, so we said this is not going ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-13
  • 7 steps to prepare IT for a second-wave COVID-19 outbreak
    While the COVID-19 outbreak is far from over, even more trouble may suddenly arrive in the not-too-distant future. Now is the time for IT leaders to begin preparing their organizations for a possible second-wave flare-up this winter.The worst may be yet to come, warns Massimiliano Albanese, an information sciences and ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-12
  • SurveyMonkey STEPs up battle for experience measurement market
    When SAP snapped up experience measurement specialist Qualtrics for $8 billion, days ahead of its planned IPO in November 2018, the eye-popping price tag suddenly raised awareness of the product category and its potential value in the enterprise.Qualtrics itself was often compared to SurveyMonkey, a business many people knew only ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-11
  • IHS Markit makes bold bet on public cloud during the pandemic
    As the coronavirus forced businesses to close in March, IHS Markit faced a difficult decision. The company, which provides data analytics services, had hoped to offload the bulk of its compute functions to the public cloud beginning in 2020, but the pandemic raised key questions.Would the tech team be able ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-11
  • The 7 most popular IT pilot projects today
    Tech spending is trending downward, with multiple studies showing IT is once again being asked to do more with less.A July report issued by research firm Gartner said worldwide IT spending in 2020 will drop 7.9 percent from last year’s figure. IDC in May predicted a 5.1 percent decline in ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-11
  • AI and machine learning: Powering the next-gen enterprise
    By now most of us understand that, in our current era, artificial intelligence (AI) and its subset machine learning (ML) have little to do with human intelligence. AI/ML is all about recognizing patterns in data and automating discrete tasks, from algorithms that flag fraudulent financial transactions to chatbots that answer ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-10
  • Finding the ideal board readiness program (and why you need one)
    “What do I need to do to become board-ready?”That was the first question Ann Joyce asked herself as she started thinking about her post-CIO life last year. Inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame in 2019, Joyce was CIO at retail brands such as Aeropostale, Ralph Lauren and, most recently, ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-10
  • How top tech companies are addressing diversity and inclusion
    Tech companies have traditionally responded to calls for diversity in the industry by releasing annual workplace statistics and restating commitments to improving equality. These efforts, however, have had little impact, as data continues to show that BIPOC workers, women and LGBTQ+ employees still face discrimination, underrepresentation and inequality in the ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-07
  • The technology aboard the Mars rover Perseverance: An inside look
    When NASA finally launched its Mars 2020 rover last week following several delays, it packed along technology bestowed with all of the good-luck symbolism in the traditional wedding rhyme – something old, something new, something borrowed, and even something blue, if you consider the launch of the powerful Atlas V ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-07
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