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  • News: How to Increase IT Staff Skills

    Scenario We are just finishing a two-year redesign of our job families, and we're now ready to look at other support structures that help lock in both technical and soft skills. I have a variety of pilot mentorship programs and am starting two summer projects to create a development activities guide and an improved onboarding program. The last piece in the puzzle is an experiential job rotation program for my 300 staff and managers. For staff, rotating to a different job for a set amount of time could let them practice new skills and get a realistic preview of what a new job would entail. For managers, job rotations would give them greater appreciation for the challenges of other parts of IT and foster more efficiency when working across teams.

  • News: Samsung files four more patent claims against Apple

    Samsung Electronics filed four additional patent claims against Apple on Friday in a German court while also going to trial over three other patents that the Korean company alleges are infringed by Apple.

  • News: EU police agency arrests 112 over online child porn

    Europe’s police force has arrested more than 100 people in a major crackdown on online child porn, but warned that the Internet is making it easier for offenders to share images.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: IPOs, M&A, chip news stir tech optimism

    Zynga's initial public offering Friday, a raft of acquisition announcements this week from IBM, Salesforce and others, and some upbeat reports on the chip and hardware sector are putting a positive spin on year-end news for the tech sector.

  • News: Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime UK preorders start

    Asus has announced preorders are now being taken for the Eee Pad Transformer Prime Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) tablet. PC World and Currys are taking orders now for the £499 Android tablet. The tablet will be onsale from 12 January. The original Transformer TF101 model won awards from several respected gadget sites and is in the running for a PC Advisor Award.

  • News: Beijing to require users on Twitter-like services to register with real names

    Beijing city authorities are requiring users of China's Twitter-like microblogging services to register with their real name identities, a move that could scare off the websites' users, according to one analyst.

  • News: Twitter stalking case dismissed by Maryland judge

    A U.S. judge in Maryland dismissed on Thursday a criminal case against a person who was charged with stalking a religious leader on Twitter, upholding "a tradition of protecting anonymous speech, particularly anonymous political or religious speech".

  • News: House committee appears headed toward approving SOPA

    The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee slowly moved toward approval of the controversial copyright enforcement bill Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), although the panel was able to debate only a handful of amendments Thursday.

  • News: Three Easy Ways to Get Better at the Hard Stuff

    Soft skills are important too-especially in hard times, when leaders must be more open and engaged

  • News: Aussie retailers to cut costs with managed print services

    After a tumultuous year for Australian retailers, the industry's national body has formed a five year managed print services partnership with Upstream Print Solutions in an effort to cut costs internally and for its members.

  • News: SOPA meets strident opposition at House hearing

    A controversial bill to prevent online piracy by rogue foreign sites appears poised to pass a House committee despite strong opposition from some lawmakers.

  • News: Top 10 Influential 2011: Apple vs. Samsung

    Two of the world's largest contenders in the consumer electronics arena, Apple and Samsung, have kept audiences all over the globe hanging on every detail in their legal battle over the infringement of a number of patents. The court case is far from over but has continued to occupy the news agenda this year, qualifying it as one of top ten stories for 2011.

  • News: New Year's Resolutions 2012

    IDG Enterprise CEO Michael Friedenberg shares his top ten resolutions for 2012.

  • News: Ausgrid spruiks smart grid consumer tools

    Ausgrid managing director, George Maltabarow, has used a speech in Sydney today to further spruik the potential of smart grid technology and agitate for a shift in regulatory incentives to favour energy demand management over capacity building.

  • News: House committee appears headed toward approving SOPA

    The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee slowly moved toward approval of the controversial copyright enforcement bill Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), although the panel was able to debate only a handful of amendments Thursday.

  • News: RIM delays new phone launch, takes a hit on tablets

    Research In Motion said it won't start selling phones with its new software platform until the "later part" of 2012 and had to take a US$485 million inventory-related charge on its PlayBook tablet as part of another poor earnings report for the struggling smartphone maker.

  • News: Salesforce.com acquires Rypple for push into cloud HR software

    Salesforce.com announced Thursday it will acquire cloud-based performance management vendor Rypple in a bid to enter the human resources software market.

  • News: New Clearwire funding won't guarantee LTE plan

    Clearwire's big payday on Tuesday, when it raised US$734 million through a stock offering and a new investment by majority owner Sprint Nextel, helped the WiMax carrier but didn't seal the deal on its planned LTE network.

  • News: Salesforce.com acquires Rypple for push into cloud HR software

    Salesforce.com announced Thursday it will acquire cloud-based performance management vendor Rypple in a bid to enter the human resources software market.

  • News: 30 events that shaped Cisco in 2011

    2011 was a tumultuously transitional year for Cisco. The company came to the realization that its strategy for growth by entering new markets spread it too thin, distracted it from core markets and impacted profits. It cost thousands of employees their jobs.



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