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12 IT jobs getting biggest raises in 2014
The average salary for newly hired IT pros is expected to increase 5.6% in the coming year. Pre-sales engineers and mobile application developers are in line for the biggest raises, says staffing firm Robert Half. Read More


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Twitter tightens security against NSA snooping
Twitter has implemented new security measures that should make it much more difficult for anyone to eavesdrop on communications between its servers and users, and is calling on other Internet companies to follow its lead. Read More

10 things we learned – or didn't -- from Cisco's Insieme launch
Cisco's introduction of the Insieme Networks product line and strategy was the most anticipated networking announcement in almost two years. It represents Cisco's response to the software-defined networking trend pervading the industry, and threatening Cisco's dominance and profits. While not a watershed moment – Insieme didn't change Cisco's modus operandii, as explained below -- Insieme is nonetheless one of the most important events and product introductions in Cisco's history. Here are 10 things we learned or have yet to learn from the Insieme launch. Read More

3D printing community rallies to create $5 hand for kid
A congenital birth defect left Leon McCarthy without fingers on his left hand. A very expensive custom-designed prosthetic was out of the question, but 3D printing has allowed them to print using about $5 in materials. Read More


Consider Hybrid Approach to File-Sharing
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Microsoft sells 1 million Xbox One consoles on launch day
Microsoft says the launch of the Xbox One on Friday has been the most successful yet for its Xbox gaming console family. Read More

How IT found savings by tackling (instead of cringing at) photocopiers
Say the word 'photocopier,' and most IT leaders have visions of skilled workers wasting time undoing paper jams. But for Karl Collins, vice president of technical services and infrastructure at SavaSeniorCare, IT's newfound ownership of enterprise-wide photocopiers has yielded $739,000 annual savings and increased visibility among executives. Read More

One out of seven people use social networks, study shows
About one in seven people around the globe use a social networking site at least once a month, and that number is expected to see grow significantly over the next several years, according to eMarketer. Read More

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Apple takes first small step to return iWorks' chopped features
Apple has begun adding back features to iWork after stripping them from the Mac versions last month. Read More

How to get a job in financial IT
IT pros may have shied away from financial services during the industry's recent upheavals, but it now represents a vibrant employment segment for those who understand its adherence to security, compliance and reliability. Insider (registration required) Read More

Bitcoin gets new friends, but still a bit player
Bitcoin scored several big wins this week, including endorsements from U.S. federal officials and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, signalling its progress toward wider acceptance. Read More


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