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This Week’s Most Popular Stories

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For your weekend reading pleasure, here are the five stories Dice users liked best this week. Fate of H-1B Reform Uncertain in the House: Despite the Senate’s passage last week of a comprehensive immigration reform bill, the debate over guest workers – specifically H-1Bs – is far from over. In large part, that’s because the House of Representatives has different ideas about immigration in general. What Interviews Say About a Company’s Culture: We hear a lot about how interviewing is… continue…

This Week’s Most Popular Stories

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For your holiday weekend reading pleasure, these are the five stories that got the most attention from Dice News users during the week.   Is the Demise of COBOL Greatly Exaggerated? Some people say COBOL is kind of like a Wall Street bank: It’s too big to fail. Mobile Demand Drives Job Growth in Atlanta: Atlanta’s metro area saw a 66 percent surge in online job postings across all industries over a three-year period, reaching 410,571 in 2012. The biggest… continue…

This Week’s Most Popular Stories

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For your reading pleasure, here are the stories most read by your fellow Dice users this week. H-1B Reform Might Bring Unintended Consequences: The Senate’s immigration reform bill would impose higher costs to obtain H-1B visas and raise the required wages of visa-holders – moves that could have an effect opposite of what the measure’s Gang of Eight authors intended. Employers and analysts say that rather than protect U.S. workers, the proposal could lead to more work being sent offshore.… continue…

Can Automation Help Outsourcers Without Hurting Jobs?

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Amid predictions that the proposed immigration reform bill will end up sending more tech operations offshore, lost is the idea that the measure will force outsourcers to find new ways to maintain their competitive advantage, including more ways to work remotely and employ automation. That led Gartner analyst Frances Karamouzis to say in a recent webinar, “We do think that innovative approaches will come around.” That’s already happening at Infosys, which in April announced a partnership with New York-based IPSoft,… continue…

The Disappearing Women of IT

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It’s no news flash that women are an endangered species in IT. While we make up 57 percent of the workforce at large, we only represent 25 percent of professional computing occupations — and that number is dropping. Where Did the Women Go? The National Center for Women & Information Technology’s statistical publication By the Numbers sounds alarm bells. In 1985, it says, women made up 37 percent of graduates with degrees in Computer Science. That’s not exactly parity, but… continue…

Immigrant-Founded Startups Surge

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As the debate over H-1Bs and immigration reform rages on, consider this: A third of the venture-backed companies that went public between 2006 and 2012 had at least one immigrant among its founders, according to a survey by the National Venture Capital Association. That’s up from 7 percent before 1980. Some of the more notable companies that went public post-2006 include Facebook (Brazilian co-founder Eduardo Saverin) and LinkedIn (French co-founder Jean-Luc Vaillant). “As Congress debates comprehensive immigration reform, understanding the… continue…

Interview: Lyla Perrodin, CIO, MRIGlobal

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Lyla Perrodin, Vice President and CIO of MRIGlobal in Kansas City, can attest to the importance of teachers and mentors in encouraging girls to take up tech careers. “I took a programming class in high school. The teacher saw I had aptitude and interest and introduced me to the IT executive at a local bank,” she recalls. “He gave me a part-time job while I was in high school, and that led me to pursue information systems in college.” Perrodin… continue…

Women in IT Face Down Stereotypes and Bias

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Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg are among the latest to join the elite group of high profile technology executives who are women. They joined such notable CEOs as HP’s Meg Whitman, Xerox’s Ursula Burns and IBM’s Ginni Rometty. But their achievements don’t come close to telling the full story. For nearly a decade, the pool of women in IT has remained roughly a quarter of the technology workforce, demonstrating little advance despite their… continue…

Women in Technology: Pain and Potential

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For nearly a decade, the pool of women in IT has remained roughly a quarter of the technology workforce, demonstrating little advance despite their comprising approximately half of the overall civilian workforce in 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And the challenges and frustrations women in IT confront at each juncture of their career paths remain unique when compared to the experiences of their male counterparts. This month, we present a special report on Women in Technology –… continue…

Schools Push for Women Computer Scientists

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By Ji Hyun Lee It used to be that some professions were thought to be just for men — picture rugged firefighters, those thoughtful doctors in pharmaceutical ads and, of course, the hyperactive geek types associated with programmers of the Mark Zuckerberg kind. Another profession in which women have been missing out on is computer science. Despite the gender stereotype that women can’t do math, many tech leaders are adamant that women computer scientists have the capacity to elevate an… continue…