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Photos: The women who created the technology industry

By Lyndsey Gilpin TechRepublic The original computer scientists The first computer programmers and most celebrated mathematicians throughout history were women. In honor of Women’s History Month, here are the oft-forgotten, influential tech pioneers. In this photo from 1946, two of the first programmers, Esther Gerston and Gloria Gordon work with the ENIAC computer.  READ MORE

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Big data, big pay: 10 data jobs with climbing salaries

By Ann Bednarz NetworkWorld The corporate appetite for big data is translating into rising salaries for IT pros. In its 2014 Salary Guide, Robert Half Technology (RHT) identifies 10 IT jobs in the data/data administration field. The highest paying is data warehouse manager, with starting salaries ranging from $115,250 to $154,250. The biggest raise goes to business intelligence analysts, who can expect a …

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Cyber attacks up 32% in 2013

Reuters5:57 a.m. CST, March 5, 2014  Crashing websites and overwhelming data centres, a new generation of cyber attacks is costing millions and straining the structure of the Internet. While some attackers are diehard activists, criminal gangs or nation states looking for a covert way to hit enemies, others are just teenage hackers looking for kicks.Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have …

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Comcast turning Chicago homes into public Wi-Fi hot spots

By Robert Channick Chicago Tribune Comcast customers looking for a Wi-Fi hot spot might want to try their neighbor’s yard. The cable and Internet provider has begun to turn hundreds of thousands of Chicago-area homes into virtual coffee shops, using existing Comcast equipment to build out its publicly accessible wireless network. The neighborhood hot spots initiative, rolling out during the next several …

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Can early computer science education boost number of women in tech?

By Mike Cassidy   Mercury News Columnist Even as women have made big strides in once-male-dominated professions such as law and medicine, they’ve been left far behind when it comes to computer science, a lucrative discipline that is the primary driver of the 21st century economy. At Stanford, only 23.5 percent of computer science degrees last year were awarded to women. …

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Video Editing Tools in PowerPoint

In this blog, we’re going to take a look at video editing tools in Microsoft PowerPoint, more specifically, how to trim a video.  Click here to learn step by step how to turn a 5 minute video into a 1 minute video.

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CompTIA Seeks Volunteers for ‘Engagement Platform’ for IT Gender Equity

By Joshua Bolkan Campus Technology CompTIA, a nonprofit association for the information technology industry, is seeking volunteers to help build and deploy an evangelism platform in an effort to raise interest in IT careers among women and girls. READ MORE

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8 Mobile Competencies IT Will Need by 2016

  David Nagel – Campus Technology Within the next two years, IT organizations will need to master a slew of mobile-related skills — many of them new or unfamiliar. They’ll also need to have on hand the tools to execute and support increasingly important mobile technologies. READ MORE

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15 Non-Certified IT Skills Growing in Demand

Rich Hein, CIO, The Hottest Non-Certified IT Skills for Growth in 2014 Architects, mobile developers and IT pros who are proficient in several flavors of big data and analytics are the top dogs in this look at the non-certified IT skills poised for growth in 2014. Last week, Foote Partners released its Q1 quarterly report, the IT Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report. …

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Smart Tags and Guides in Word 2013

In this blog, we’re going to take a look at some new tools in Microsoft Word 2013 that make it easier and more intuitive to position a graphic object (a picture or piece of clip art) relative to the text in a document: Smart Tags and Guides. Click here to learn more about each of these tools that help you …

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