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How to start an IT career

Technical jobs The attractions of a career in information technology (IT) go beyond high pay. Potential recruits are also drawn to the promise of job satisfaction, flexibility, and challenge. In a world economy plagued by relatively high unemployment, negative or low growth in some occupations, and a general sense of uncertainty, IT is one of the few employment sectors that is vibrantly alive and growing.

Leading IT industry association CompTIA reported in 2014 that IT employment growth was highest in web development, information security analysis, systems analysis, software applications development, and systems software development. High demand for skilled workers in these areas — particularly in information security — is expected to continue.

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Story of Success - Jack Dorsey

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Jack Dorsey is an American businessman best known as the founder of the social networking site Twitter.

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Born in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 19, 1976, Jack Dorsey became involved in web development as a college student, founding the Twitter social networking site in 2006. Since that time, Dorsey has served as CEO, chairman of the board, and executive chairman of Twitter. He also launched the successful online payment platform Square in 2010.

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Superclass: 14 of the world’s best living programmers

When developers discuss who the world’s top programmer is, these names tend to come up a lot. It seems like there are lots of programmers out there these days, and lots of really good programmers. But which ones are the very best?

Even though, there’s no way to really say who the best living programmer is, that hasn’t stopped developers from frequently kicking the topic around. ITworld has solicited input and scoured coder discussion forums to see if there was any consensus and, as it turned out, a handful of names did frequently get mentioned in these discussions. Based on that input, here are 14 people commonly cited as the world’s best living programmer.

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IBM’s 5 in 5: In the Future, Computers Will Learn

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This year, IBM researchers are exploring the idea that everything will learn – driven by a new era of cognitive systems where machines will learn, reason and engage with us in a more natural and personalized way. These innovations are beginning to emerge enabled by cloud computing, big data analytics and learning technologies all coming together.

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer doles out his top five management tips

Steve BallmerWhile there are some who would argue that outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer isn't someone to whom others should be listening for management advice, I disagree.

I'm not saying Ballmer didn't make mistakes during the last 13 years he occupied the Microsoft CEO hotseat. (Nor would Ballmer himself make that claim.) But I'd also say there's a reason the Microsoft board wasn't encouraging him to abandon the CEO post until fairly recently. Microsoft still makes money, and a lot of it.

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Programming pioneer Grace Hopper honoured with Google doodle

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Google's latest doodle celebrates the life of Grace Hopper, one of the great pioneers of the computer age who is widely credited as being the "mother" of the Cobol computer language.

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Codecademy: Hour of Code app teaches programming skills to iPhone owners

iPhone appFrom Candy Crush Saga to Instagram, developing mobile applications has never been more potentially lucrative. But how about learning to code on a smartphone?

That's the goal of Codecademy: Hour of Code, an iPhone app released this week by the founders of US education startup Codecademy, whose website teaches people to code in languages including JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Python and Ruby.

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DUOS at a reasonable price!

Samsung C3322 DUOSIf looking for a cell phone you do not have in your plans to record a real blockbusters or surf the Internet using the touch screen with a huge diagonal, and in the same time you do not want to deprive yourself of quality and reliable device with all the necessary functions, the mobile phone Samsung C3322 DUOS is exactly what you are looking for!

Two SIM cards - one phone!

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Business types review

businessLet's review the main types of business organisation in the private sector.

In the private sector, there are sole traders, partnerships, private companies, public companies, and franchise organisations.

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