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  • Gartner upbeat on Big Data jobs

    The economic picture that Gartner's head of research painted at his firm's recent Symposium/ITxpo conference was upbeat in a surprising way.

  • Q&A: What's needed to get a big data job?

    The torrents of data produced by social networks, sensors, supply chains and every imaginable device are creating thousands of new jobs, as Michael Rappa projected when he created the first master's degree program in the U.S. that's devoted to data analytics.

  • Killer resumes for techies

    If you have tech skills and experience, odds are you're going to get a call from an IT recruiter in 2012. That's because IT departments are <a href="">ramping up hiring</a> at the same time that more IT professionals are ready to leave behind employers offering flat salaries, limited flexibility and aging technology.

  • Almost half of new ICT hires not up to the job

    Enterprises across Australia and New Zealand have suffered significant financial and productivity losses as a result of almost half of their new ICT hires being not up to the job, according to a survey by recruitment firm Hudson.

  • Gender of ICT workers determines salary: Recruitment lobby group

    Gender separation across the ICT industry has had a significant impact on salaries in the sector, with women working in technical roles paid up to 28 per cent less than their male counterparts, according to research by the Information Technology and Contract Recruitment Association (ITCRA).

  • 5 reasons IT pros should be paranoid

    IT organizations have a lot on their plates, and keeping the data center humming is only part of the equation. Factor in the threats coming at IT from every direction, and you can see why IT pros have ample reason to be paranoid. The invasion of consumer devices into the workplace, the rush toward cloud computing, the constant vigilance to prevent data spills, all while managing a meager budget in an era when your career can be cut short at any time can cause even the most level-headed IT pro to start looking over his shoulder.

  • IT adds 25,000-plus jobs in 2010

    IT employment grew by 0.37%, or 14,000 jobs, in February, one of the strongest month-to-month gains since 2008, according to the TechServe Alliance, an IT services industry group that analyzes U.S. Labor Department unemployment data.