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Demand for Data Architects Keeps Rising

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“There has been an increase in demand for data architects,” says Rob Byron, a principal consultant in WinterWyman’s Boston-based IT Search Division. Data provides knowledge and power to any company that knows how to harness it, and lately organizations have been pushing not only to capture all the data they can, but to understand how to leverage that information in a way that’s meaningful to their business. Consequently, data architects have become the critical link between business and technology. “That’s… continue…

Will Cortana Help Windows Phone?

Microsoft’s long-rumored digital assistant will supposedly make its debut with Windows Phone 8.1. continue…

Staples Hiring Spree Targets Hundreds of Engineers

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Office products retailer Staples has been on a hiring spree to support its big bet on e-commerce. The company has been adding “hundreds of engineers, including many from Web-only retailers who can help the retailer to bridge gaps in creating and managing technology across stores and digital,” according to Internet Retailer. While rolling out faster, sleeker and more personalized mobile sites, the company’s also looking to “omnichannel” technology that promotes in-store shopping. In September, Staples announced plans for its Seattle… continue…

Why Isn’t IT Management Automated Yet?

Automation can effectively replace the many engineers required to manage an IT department. continue…

These Are the Traits Amazon Likes in Tech Hires

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IT job seekers complain of the hoops they have to jump through to work at Google or Microsoft. Amazon’s not much different, though it does have its own unique set of hoops. To be a manager at the online retail giant, a person must have a certain personality profile, or at least be willing to adapt, transform and become an Amazonian, says George Packer in the New Yorker. And, according to a former Amazon employee he quotes, prospective managers need… continue…

Shocker: Internet of Things Poised to Grow Bigger

Manufacturers will produce roughly 6.18 billion Internet-enabled devices this year, according to a new report. continue…

Facebook Shows Its Seriousness About Mobile Advertising

By ejecting two partners from its mobile ad-measuring program, Facebook demonstrates its desire to avoid privacy controversies. continue…

Twitter’s Rumored New Design Hints at Need for More User Data

Why would Twitter so radically change its interface? The answer, of course, is money. continue…

Microsoft Considering Android App Support for Windows: Report

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Desperate times could call for desperate measures, apparently. continue…

Cloudinary vs. Blitline: Cloud-Image Services Compared

As Web applications grow in number and capability, storing large amounts of images can quickly become a problem. continue…