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  • News: No. 90 Best Place to Work in IT: Wheels Inc.

    Employees at Wheels, an automobile fleet leasing company in Des Plaines, Ill., are encouraged to be proactive in seeking out training, certification programs, and even undergraduate or graduate degree programs to further their career development. And for the most part, it's a free ride, courtesy of the company.

  • News: No. 23 Best Place to Work in IT: Medtronic Inc.

    Medtronic may be the word's largest medical technology company, but it's a business with a heart. Zeeshan Tariq, director of global IT program and project management, joined Medtronic after moving from Silicon Valley to Minnesota in 1999. He planned on staying for two years but says he "fell in love with the company. [Medtronic] is an organization where people truly are connected with the mission" of contributing to human welfare.

  • News: No. 13 Best Place to Work in IT: Sempra Energy

    Technology has gained a new prominence at Sempra Energy in San Diego. IT is now being recognized by the business as a partner, says Reed Roadman, infrastructure technology manager and a 10-year veteran at the company. No longer considered simply the keeper of back-end payroll accounting systems, Sempra's IT department is playing a key role as the utility industry moves toward smart-grid digital technology and the use of renewable energy resources. "We are on the forefront of technology for the first time, as opposed to trailers," Roadman says.

  • News: NSA wants bulletproof smartphone, tablet security

    The National Security Agency, America's high-tech spy agency which also plays a key role in approving hardware and software for use by the Department of Defense, wants to be able to outfit military personnel with commercial smartphones and tablets -- but based on a NSA security design.

  • News: Apple calms concerns over volume Lion upgrades

    Apple has spelled out how education and corporate customers can upgrade Macs to Lion next month.

  • News: No. 52 Best Place to Work in IT: Quintiles Transnational

    IT employees at biopharmaceutical services firm Quintiles Transnational use and develop a wide array of leading-edge technologies that power the world's largest clinical research organization and are speeding new medicines and treatments to the market.

  • News: No. 78 Best Place to Work in IT: Hess Corp.

    If jet-setting around the world to take on IT projects in Kuala Lumpur, London, Jakarta, New York and Houston sounds intriguing, then global energy company Hess would rank high on your list as one of the best places to work in IT. IT employees at the Manhattan-based company routinely work on projects with colleagues on six continents.

  • News: No. 1 Place To Work in IT: USAA

    In February, Michael Lonigro, an IT technical manager at USAA, received a record-breaking performance bonus equal to 18.8% of his annual salary. So did every other USAA employee, thanks to the San Antonio-based financial services company's stellar 2009 performance. The big payout came less than 90 days after USAA staffers received their regular holiday bonuses, which have been awarded to every worker every year since 1930 and equalled two weeks' base pay.

  • News: No. 37 Best Place to Work in IT: Grant Thornton LLP

    The mantra among IT staffers at Grant Thornton is "work hard, play hard." Whether it's a Nerf gun battle on one of the floors at its IT headquarters in Chicago, or "Cake Wars," where divisions try to outdo one another with elaborately decorated cakes after quarterly meetings, the nearly 200 IT employees foster an energetic and supportive work environment.

  • News: Four Reasons Facebook Needs an iPad App

    There is mounting speculation that a Facebook app for the iPad is imminent. Despite Mark Zuckerberg's assertion that the "iPad isn't mobile", the demand for a Facebook app, and the success of alternative Facebook apps for the iPad suggest that there is a need.

  • News: FCC to attack phone cramming charges

    The U.S. FCC will look at ways to attack illegal phone charges, the agency's chairman says.

  • News: Bitcoin: From Success To Flop In Record Time?

    Bitcoin (BTC) owners got a shock on Sunday when the digital currency's value suddenly plummeted from more than $17 to just pennies on a popular Bitcoin exchange.

  • News: IDC: High-performance computing poses challenges for SMBs

    Cloud computing could help boost the use of high-performance computing (HPC) among small and medium-size businesses, but there are hurdles that have to be overcome before that can happen, IDC said on Monday during a presentation at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany.

  • News: o. 96 Best Place to Work in IT: Penn National Insurance

    Technology drives business value in many companies, but at Penn National Insurance, technology is the key component in growing the business. The Harrisburg, Pa.-based insurer also prefers to build most of its systems in-house and buy components only when necessary, which makes techies salivate.

  • News: Revenge of the Ugly: 'Beautiful People' Dating Site Hacked

    Online dating has no shortage of superficiality. But there's superficial, and then there's BeautifulPeople.com -- a dating site where users rate the physical attractiveness of applicants and if the consensus is "ugly," the user isn't granted access.

  • News: Google Street View blocked in Bangalore

    Google's Street View has got off to a bad start in Bangalore, with the city police objecting to the collection of data by Google's cars.

  • News: CIO Resume Makeover: Before-and-After Editions

    James Jordan had been trying to fund his own healthcare technology company with the profits from his independent IT consulting business for 15 months when he concluded that the embattled healthcare industry was just not ready for his software product and that it was time to start a job search.

  • News: Identity theft begins in the home

    The quality of printing and design software available to the consumer is now so high that criminals are using the technology to start up their own document forging businesses, a parliamentary joint committee on Law Enforcement has heard.

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: The crux of the matter

    It's been a couple of weeks since our last iPad-case roundup—you can blame WWDC and its slew of announcements for that—but we're back! This installment of our hebdomadal case roundup includes a covering that turns your magical tablet into a veritable laptop, another that can be used to mount it just about anywhere, and one that adds battery time to a device already known for its legendary power independence.

  • News: Social Networking: It's Not Just for Facebook Anymore

    Social networking gets a lot of attention, but the vast majority of that attention is focused on a small handful of very large social networks. Facebook and Twitter are great tools, but what if you could harness the power of social networking and bring it to your own site?



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