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  • News: Apple, Google, Facebook turn N.C. into data center hub

    Apple's new $1 billion dollar data center looms large on Google Earth, putting its Maiden, N.C., home on the map. From the roof to its sides, the 500,000-square-foot building is painted white to reflect the sun's heat back into space.

  • News: Facebook Facial Recognition: Why It's a Threat to Privacy

    By the end of this year, the world's population is expected to hit 7 billion. That's a huge number, but it pales in comparison to the 60 billion to 100 billion photos Facebook has reportedly stored on its servers.

  • News: OfficeTime updates desktop app with eye to iOS launch

    The OfficeTime time-management desktop app has been upgraded with more than 100 improvements--and an eye on expanding its capabilities to the iPhone and iPad.

  • News: Microsoft, Skype deal gets U.S. clearance

    Microsoft has received clearance from U.S. antitrust regulators for its proposed purchase of Internet telephony company Skype.

  • News: Valve Making F2P Game

    Valve's Doug Lombardi has confirmed that the company is going to release its own title using a free to play business model.

  • News: No. 58 Best Place to Work in IT: The Sherwin-Williams Co.

    Think of it as an IT career with a splash of color. For Denis Hart, one of the great things about working for paint manufacturer Sherwin-Williams has been the opportunity for travel that its rapidly expanding global business presents. Hart, lead analyst for the Unix server group, recently took advantage of opportunities to travel to Italy and South America to support IT projects. "Those things keep it fresh for me," he says.

  • News: No. 68 Best Place to Work in IT: Publix Super Markets Inc.

    Todd Sturdivant had worked at Publix Super Markets for a year when the CIO greeted him by name and asked about his work. He was impressed that the top IT leader would take an interest in what he was doing, considering he's just one of hundreds of IT employees.

  • News: No. 80 Best Place to Work in IT: Cummins Inc.

    For Kyle Benning, the impact of his work at global power company Cummins extends well beyond his position as an IT functional excellence champion. Benning says he sees his job as having an impact on the Columbus, Ind., company and the community. It's part of what makes Cummins a great place to work, he says. "The environment becomes more than just about your job; it's about [whether you're] making things better," he says.

  • News: SAP's HANA in-memory analytics engine now available

    SAP's HANA (high performance analytic appliance) in-memory computing engine went into general availability on Monday, giving the vendor a flashy new weapon against the likes of Oracle's Exadata data-processing machine and others in a highly competitive market.

  • News: Google Throws Its Weight Behind LibreOffice

    LibreOffice gained a fresh burst of momentum last week as the makers of productivity software not only released a new, stable update but also announced the participation of Google and other big-name sponsors in its brand-new advisory board.

  • 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.



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