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How to Get a Job at Google, Part 2 (or anywhere else)

Thomas Friedman NY Times MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — HOW’S my kid going to get a job? There are few questions I hear more often than that one. In February, I interviewed Laszlo Bock, who is in charge of all hiring at Google — about 100 new hires a week — to try to understand what an employer like Google was looking …

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From Information to Innovation: The New CIO in an Internet of Everything World

Lance Perry  Cisco A successful CIO must now be a broker for change, constantly evolving to keep pace with an IoE world. They must line up the right people, processes, and things, and understand the foundation required to be able adapt and adjust quickly. Getting in front of IoE and understanding the technologies that are accelerating its path will help …

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Are Internships Really Worth It?

By: Nicklas Prieto  DocStoc …….the true value of an internship is measured by the career it leads to. And all interns, regardless of pay, are 70% more likely to land a full-time job out of college than non-interns. In fact, in 2012, companies with internship programs offered 56.5% of their interns full-time positions. Broken down further, 41% of unpaid interns and 63% …

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3 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to Office 2013

In this blog, we’re going to share 3 reasons on why you should upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013. Click here to learn about some of the neat features offered in Office 2013: cloud compatibility, rich media features, and PDF to Word doc capabilities.

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The Evolving Role of the IT Organization

By Michael Vizard  – CIO Insight While most IT organizations aspire to play a strategic role when it comes to consulting with the business, there may come a day when that is its only primary function. A new survey of 1,300 senior IT leaders conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of CA Technologies makes it clear that the role of the IT …

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Five Questions That Can Help Secure Big Data

By Richard Chew   Baseline What’s the best way to ensure security and governance in a world where the impact of big data is not yet fully understood? Begin by asking the right questions. READ MORE

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CIOs Predict IT Spending to Increase

By Dan Muse Mobile apps and tablets are the areas identified most frequently for investment, according to CIO Research’s poll of IT executives. However, analytics, cloud and enterprise security spending aren’t far behind. More than half of CIOs (53 percent) say they plan increases to their overall IT budget in 2014, according to’s most recent Tech Poll. The survey …

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Migrating Files from Windows XP to Windows 7 or 8

One of the frustrations for Windows XP users who have decided to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8 is that they cannot perform a true upgrade. Upgrading replaces the Windows system files with the newer operating system files while preserving user data, settings and applications. In order to save your data, you would need to copy those files to an …

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The Three Attitudes of a Disciplined IT Department

By Charles Araujo  |  CIO Insight To be trusted, IT organizations should focus on the customer experience, communicate proactively and effectively, and choose adaptability over rigor. Attitude #1: Focus on the customer experience. The first attitude is to remember that the purpose of all of this discipline is to deliver a more positive customer experience. Any rigor that doesn’t either improve the customer …

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Publish a Slideshow as a Video to YouTube

In this blog, we’re going to take a look at saving a PowerPoint slideshow as a video and publishing it to a video-based website like YouTube. Click here for step by step directions on how to turn a PowerPoint slideshow into a video and post it to YouTube.

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