Seattle Forced to Shut Off City’s Data Center

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Electrical problems force the city to shut off the servers used by the city’s citizens for conveniences like online bill paying. continue…

Consultant Sogeti USA to Hire 250 Tech Pros in 23 Cities

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Technical consultant Sogeti USA plans to hire around 250 IT pros in 23 cities by the end of 2012. As part of a planned expansion, it’s already brought aboard 400 so far in 2012. The jobs will be across its seven practice areas: advisory services, application development, business information management, engineering, infrastructure management, cloud and security, mobile and testing services. The Capgemini subsidiary, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, provides technical consulting services to medium and large businesses as well as public-sector… continue…

Enterprise Rules, But Microsoft’s Doubling Down on Consumers

Despite taking its first loss since it became a public company, analysts note that Microsoft’s enterprise business is going gangbusters. Its Server and Tools unit, which sells server versions of Windows, Azure cloud services and other enterprise software, finished the fiscal year with $18.7 billion in revenue, compared with $18.4 billion for Windows. Windows was more profitable, though, bringing in $11.5 billion compared to S&T’s $7.4 billion. Microsoft’s Business Division, which sells Microsoft Office, posted $24 billion in revenue, adding $15.8… continue…

Microsoft’s Interns Say Redmond is Cool Again

Microsoft’s 1,500 interns can’t all be wrong. The rap on Redmond is that it’s a lumbering, aging, bureaucratic dinosaur being nibbled up by newer and nimbler tech companies. Is that fair? No, say the interns. They says Microsoft’s resurgent and ready to compete with all comers — including Facebook and Google. “Microsoft feels cool again,” 22-year-old Gbenga Badipe, an electrical engineering student at Rice University, told Reuters. “Microsoft products touch almost every area of technology, and everything they do is… continue…

Jobs in Seattle and Denver; Job Training in Kansas City [DiceTV]

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F5 hires in Seattle… So does TriZetto Group in Denver…and groups in Kansas City are looking for local IT professionals to take advantage of new training programs… All on this week’s DiceTV Job Minute.

WildTangent Needs Engineers in Seattle

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WildTangent has opened a new office in downtown Seattle, where it plans to hire up to 25 people in the coming months for its PC and Android game platforms, and a “super secret” project. The new office is part of an ongoing buildup of tech companies in downtown Seattle, home to offices for Zynga, Facebook, Google and Talbeau Software, among others. Like game distributor WildTangent, they’re finding it necessary to be in the middle of the city in order to… continue…

Seattle’s F5 Network Hiring; R&D’s a Focus

Seattle’s F5 Networks has been expanding at home and in its global offices. The company recently added 190 employees, including 60 from the acquisition of Israeli load-management startup Traffix Systems.  CEO John McAdam says the company is emphasizing research and development and sales in its hiring right now. R&D jobs are mainly in Seattle, Spokane and San Jose, Calif.  In terms of hiring in Seattle: It’s really hard, but we try hard. We’ve been successful in the last few quarters.… continue…

Sony to Close Game Maker Zipper; THQ Plans Layoffs

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Sony’s Zipper Interactive and THQ units Vigil Games and Relic Entertainment have run into the wall of a changing game market. The results aren’t pretty. After an 18-year run, Sony is shuttering Zipper, known for its bestselling SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs franchise, which has sold over 12 million units. It’s unclear whether any of the company’s 80 employees will be transferred to other Sony units. The company says Zipper titles MAG, SOCOM 4 and Unit 13 — including its new Daily… continue…

Facebook Expands Its Office in Seattle

Facebook’s Seattle office has moved to a new space to accommodate its 90 engineers and allow for more hires. The company opened the office in 2010 in order to broaden its resource pool beyond Silicon Valley.  Ari Steinberg, the company’s Seattle site director, says the company’s engineering community and proximity to California were the region’s biggest attractions. “This office is here because of the endless resolve and hard work of more people than I can even name,” he says in… continue…

Job Moves at Apple, IBM and

Christina - March 15, 2012
Apple plans 3,600 new jobs in Austin…IBM “re-balances” through layoffs… and grows so fast, it doesn’t have time to build new offices.