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Cloud Technology Is Not One Size Fits All
By: CareerCast.com
The promise of the cloud is simple: You have all of your stuff — your photos, your documents, and even preferences for apps — available anywhere, anytime, from any device. You don't think about this. You just know it's up there, in that metaphorical "cloud" (really, a bunch of data centers accessible via the internet). If you want to show a friend a snapshot from 10 years ago, you've got it right there on your phone or computer. You want to retrieve a Word document? Yes, you can edit it right on your tablet. Your notes, your playlists and your ... more
Projecting Technological Changes To Society In The Next 50 Years
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Inspired by the 1964 Worlds Fair expo, which brought together leaders in science and technology to project everything from the jobs market to daily life 50 years in the future, IEEE examines how technology could shape the landscape by 2064. Eight possible advances could change how we work, communicate and live. CONTINUE READING AT IEEE.ORGmore
Teaching The Past, Building The Future
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What is the history of engineering about? The “eureka” moments of unusual men and women Groups, tribes, and gangs of creative geeks Robust, durable, and adaptive institutions All of the above Much time is spent on debating how best to approach the history of engineers and engineering. The stakes are high: Those who define the story of the past inevitably influence the present and the future. Yet telling the story of bygone engineers is difficult because the answer to the above question often says more about who gives the quiz than who takes it. READ MORE AT IEEEmore
Getting Ahead on Technological Updates in the Workplace
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Tech breakthroughs are making our lives easier — both in and out of the office. Ever-improving Apple continues to launch new versions of the iPhone. Wearable tech now employs apps to tell us what stresses us out and what makes us happy. And thanks to technology, more companies are offering telecommuting options to employees, according to a recent SHRM study. Yet, amid all these improvements, only a meager 27% of American employees have access to the latest technology in the workplace, according to Oxford Economics' Workforce 2020 report. Now that millennials, who grew up using new technology, are becoming decision-makers ... more
Tech Careers Boost Job Growth
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Tech sector job opportunities are growing quickly, and that's good news for many U.S. cities. Career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are expected to grow at a rate almost double that of all other industries by 2018, according to a U.S. Census report , “STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future.” And in terms of compensation, the report finds that “STEM workers command…26% more than their non-STEM counterparts.” Tied into these recent findings, the highest growth cities in the tech job market may surprise you, according to a report by Forbes Magazine . For ... more
Three Locations Booming With Tech Job Opportunities
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New Jersey’s technology sector has grown enough to put the state in the same league as California, Texas, Virginia and New York, according to recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data. New Jersey tech jobs that the BLS categorizes as "computer systems design and related services" have grown 5.2 percent since December. The state added 3,600 new tech jobs by through June, according to the bureau's data. The growing availability of tech positions in the state has outpaced that of several East Coast neighbors, including Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts. Read more at NJ.com . Meanwhile, tech employment in Oregon ... more
Non-Digital Skills To Enrich A Digital Career
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When it comes to using digital tools to enhance your daily life, you may be quite savvy: You possess an insider’s knowledge of acronyms, platforms and gadgets. Enter the professional world, however, and you may discover business proficiency is another layer or two of knowledge that you have yet to gain. With an increasing focus on all the digital tools that can help boost your career, sometimes the non-digital skills slip through the cracks. But if you can perfect these five non-digital skills and mindsets, you'll make yourself a more desirable team member, and may potentially land your dream job. ... more
Preparing For The New Wave In Engineering
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The fast-paced field of micro/nanofabrication is moving even more rapidly than you might think. How fast? Femtosecond fast – as in one quadrillionth of a second. That’s the time scale of the ultrafast laser systems used to measure and manipulate the molecular building blocks of today’s smaller, smarter machines. Ultrafast laser systems play multiple roles in demanding applications like MEMS/NEMS engineering, biomedicine, and battery research. The controlled, high-power femtosecond pulses of energy they produce is useful in high-precision materials processing tasks such as drilling, soldering, cutting, and ablating. And as radiation sources for spectroscopic or microscopic studies of chemical reactions, ... more
 Where The Tech Jobs Are In Europe
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altering economies and mismatches in the different regulatory environment of European countries haven’t slowed the demand for technical talent across Europe. But it has made filling available slots for engineers more challenging. In January, EngineeringUK, an independent organization that works with industry and government to promote engineering, called for more action to train and retain engineers, predicting a potential economic boost to the British economy if the demand for new engineering jobs was filled. According to the organization's report, Engineering 2015 — The State of Engineering, there is a current annual shortfall of 55,000 engineers in the United Kingdom. “Britain ... more
Small Business Hiring Grows in The Cloud
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Small businesses seem optimistic about increasing sales and hiring in 2013 and are looking to squeeze more productivity out of limited time, staffing and resources. Finding the right business tools that can grow with you but also work well with the tools you already use are essential to helping your business focus on what you do best — serving customers. Having the right tools — such as business-class email, online meetings, remote access to documents, shared calendars and shared contacts — to create, collaborate, connect and help manage day-to-day tasks can help cut costs and increase productivity. CONTINUE READING AT ... more