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Raleigh Employers Look for Software Developers

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What’s New This Quarter It’s been a tumultuous time for Research Triangle-based employees of both Lenovo and IBM as the two companies work to forge a future that will be profitable for both. After a seventh straight quarterly sales decline, IBM expected to post about $1 billion in “workforce-rebalancing” costs during the first quarter. (A similar plan in 2013 led to some 3,300 layoffs in North America, including hundreds in North Carolina.) Lee Conrad, national coordinator for the employee organization… continue…

Why User Experience Designers Are More Valued Than Ever

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IBM will pump $100 million into consulting services designed to help improve clients’ user experience design (UX). As part of that initiative, Big Blue will open 10 “Interactive Experience” labs at locations around the world, including London, Melbourne, Mexico City, New York, Shanghai, and Tokyo. “There’s no longer any real distinction between business strategy and the design of the user experience,” Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president of IBM Global Business Services, wrote in a statement. “The last best experience… continue…

The Next Big Data Arena: Fraud Prevention

In the wake of some high-profile data breaches, tech vendors are heavily promoting anti-fraud analytics. continue…

IBM Denies Giving Client Data to NSA

In a blog posting, IBM insists that it hasn’t been involved in PRISM or other surveillance efforts. continue…

Forrester Ranks Firms’ Apache Hadoop Work

Lots of IT vendors are jumping aboard the Hadoop bandwagon. The research firm decided to rank them. continue…

IBM ‘Workforce Rebalancing’ Includes Plenty of Hiring

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Despite layoffs that could affect up to 13,000 people, IBM continues to hire at its usual rate. The company has more than 3,000 open jobs. They include nearly 600 positions in software development and support, more than 1,300 IT specialists in areas such as infrastructure, security and middleware, and 44 positions in hardware development and support. It’s looking for 63 database administrators and more than 120 people in server support and services. Big Blue said: IBM is positioning itself to… continue…

IBM Begins Layoffs in the U.S.

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IBM began a new round of domestic layoffs on Thursday, with its $1 billion “workforce rebalancing” effort expected to slash as many as 13,000 jobs worldwide. Cuts are expected to come in New York, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Vermont. The union Alliance@IBM also reports 3,300 layoffs abroad, including in Brazil, Argentina, France, and Italy. A source told CNET that the cuts include 25 percent of its hardware division — the Systems and Technology group. Big Blue is… continue…

IBM Strikes Deal With NY to Retain 3,100 Jobs

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IBM and the State of New York Monday cut a deal that would spare 3,100 workers in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas through the end of 2016, even as the company takes a $1 billion restructuring charge in the first quarter. But employees, posting comments to the IBM union site Alliance@IBM, wonder what will happen with the remaining workforce in the area, which numbers approximately 7,000. Big Blue’s workers have been buffeted by a number of layoffs throughout the… continue…

Kurzweil Talks Google’s Big Plans for Artificial Intelligence

The AI researcher (and Singularity advocate) recently sat down with The Guardian to talk about his work with the world’s largest search engine. continue…

With IBM and AT&T, Rush to ‘Internet of Things’ Intensifies

Analytics for city governments today, sensors and software in your fridge and car tomorrow? continue…