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  • This Horrifying Clown Is Haunting Staten Island

    03/25/2014 10:57:26 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    We at the Observer would advise skipping this story if you plan on sleeping without horrific nightmares ever again. If social media is to be believed, there is a man dressed as a clown wandering around Staten Island at night. Witnesses describe him as bald, wearing a trademark blue and yellow clown suit, holding balloons and OH MY GOD LOOK AT THIS PICTURE. The clown, which has reportedly been spotted hanging around the Grasmere and Richmond Valley train stations according to the SI Advance, has been snapped three times and uploaded to Twitter and Instagram, providing both internet buzz and...
  • [UK Govt. Minister] Maude criticises 'old style' US IT (Obamacare specifically)

    01/09/2014 5:56:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    MSN UK ^ | January 9, 2014
    <p>A government minister has risked irritating the US administration by criticising its "old style" approach to IT.</p> <p>Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude suggested US president Barack Obama should have learned from Britain when putting together the troubled Obamacare health insurance website.</p>
  • What IT skills and roles will be in demand this year (2014)? Recruiters share the scoop.

    01/07/2014 10:16:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Information Week ^ | 01/07/2014 | Kevin Casey
    Sorry, IT job-hunters: If you're hoping for surprising predictions about what 2014 has in store, you're probably going to come away dissatisfied. That's because it's unlikely there will be any seismic shifts that completely upend the technology skills, roles, and titles that employers want."There's nothing that I would say is the new 'hottest thing ever' " coming in 2014, said Jack Cullen, president of IT staffing firm Modis, in an interview.Indeed, much of what follows should sound familiar. This could be a good thing. Earth-shattering predictions have a knack for missing the mark. (Apocalypse 2012, anyone?) So the job-market calls...
  • Tech experts: Working Obamacare site should have cost at most ‘$5 million to $10 million’ [VIDEO]

    12/04/2013 11:14:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 5, 2013 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    Get ready to smash your head against a wall. On Wednesday night, Sean Hannity had two tech experts on his Fox News show to discuss the continuing problems of the Obamacare website. At the end of the interview, Hannity asked the experts how much it would have cost them to build a site similar to that both operated properly from the beginning and was built secure to protect users’ sensitive information. “I would say to build a site like this with the infrastructure, the architecture around it, you are looking at maybe $5 million to $10 million at a...
  • Obama's 'Tech Surge' Consisted of Six People

    12/03/2013 7:55:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Breitbart's The Conversation ^ | December 2, 2013 | John Sexton
    President Obama stood in the Rose Garden and promised a "tech surge" to fix In reality, the surge was a tiny influx of "about a half-dozen people." In a multi-page story on the effort to rebuild the troubled website, the NY Times reported Saturday that one of the President's fixes was actually a bit of hyperbole. The "tech surge," which the President announced during a Rose Garden speech last month, was not a wave of software engineers. It was a tiny handful of people: In fact, the surge centered on about a half-dozen people who had taken leave from...
  • Technology failures grow all too common in government projects

    12/02/2013 12:58:19 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 2, 2013 | Joseph Tanfani
    "..........Experts point out that troubled information technology projects aren't unusual in private companies either. But the government's problems, involving taxpayer money, are pervasive and add up to billions in waste. Washington will spend more than $76 billion this year on information technology. A federal report in January found that 700 projects, accounting for $12.5 billion, were in trouble. "Clearly the federal IT system is broken," said Michael Krigsman, an industry analyst who is often hired to analyze project failures. The problems seen with are not unique, he said. "There are whole strings of failed IT projects where everybody points...
  • IT Worker Throws Out Hard Drive, Loses $7.5 Million Bitcoin Fortune

    11/28/2013 1:20:17 PM PST · by zeestephen · 61 replies
    NBC News ^ | 28 November 2013 | Alexander Smith
    LONDON -- An IT worker threw out a computer hard drive without realizing it contained $7.5 million worth of the digital currency Bitcoin. The device is now buried somewhere in a vast landfill site. The hard drive is so valuable because it contains the key to 7,500 bitcoins [now worth $1,000 per coin], a currency which exists only in the digital world.
  • 10 IT Skills That Are Becoming Obsolete

    11/15/2013 7:52:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Enterprise CIO ^ | 11/11/2013 | Esther Shein
    One of the givens of working in IT is that the pace of technology changes rapidly, and so too, do the skills that are needed to stay current. Here are 10 that John Hales, a VMware instructor at Global Knowledge says are going away:1. Windows XP/2003 and earlier. Why? Mainly because the operating systems are reaching their end of life and won’t be supported/updated by Microsoft any longer. Also, new applications no longer support them.2. Silverlight. This was Microsoft’s answer to Adobe Flash and it can’t be used with the new Windows Store (metro) apps or on a Windows phone.3....
  • Million Lines of Code Pictorial, and Obamacare Has 500 Million Lines (geek alert)

    10/29/2013 9:43:03 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies ^ | October 28, 2013 | Ex-skf Blogger, Information is Beautiful
    Good luck Mr. President "fixing" the mess of Obamacare code (at the very bottom in the graphic below) by December 1, 2013. Oh I forgot. He didn't know. He didn't know this either. (What DOES he know anyway?) (What did they use? Cobol? Fortran? Basic? Stacks of punch cards?) From Information Is Beautiful:
  • The Best and the Brightest: Obama to Hire Special Teams of IT Experts to Fix

    10/22/2013 9:02:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/22/2013 | Yuval Levin
    The administration’s effort to respond to the catastrophic rollout of the federal Obamacare exchange seems at this point to consist of having special teams of IT experts from inside and outside the government — in the president’s words, “the best and the brightest” — come in and help fix the site. Even if you put aside the fact that the phrase “the best and the brightest” was popularized by the title of a David Halberstam book about how smart people can do stupid things (in that case, mismanage American foreign policy and march the nation into the Vietnam War),...
  • Canadian officials fired IT firm behind troubled Obamacare website

    10/10/2013 12:33:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-10-2013 | RICHARD POLLOCK
    Canadian provincial health officials last year fired the parent company of CGI Federal, the prime contractor for the problem-plagued Obamacare health exchange websites, the Washington Examiner has learned. CGI Federal’s parent company, Montreal-based CGI Group, was officially terminated in September 2012 by an Ontario government health agency after the firm missed three years of deadlines and failed to deliver the province’s flagship online medical registry. The online registry was supposed to be up and running by June 2011. Officials at the U.S. government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded six technology contracts worth $87 million to CGI Federal for...
  • Analysis: IT Experts Question Architecture Of Obamacare Website

    10/07/2013 9:52:17 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 24 replies ^ | 10/5/13 | Sharon Begley
    Reuters) - Days after the launch of the federal government's Obamacare website, millions of Americans looking for information on new health insurance plans were still locked out of the system even though its designers scrambled to add capacity. Government officials blame the persistent glitches on an overwhelming crush of users - 8.6 million unique visitors by Friday - trying to visit the website this week. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which oversaw development of the site, declined to make any of its IT experts available for interviews. CGI Group Inc, the Canadian contractor that built,...
  • Obamacare website can’t handle as much traffic as a website run by one guy in his pajamas

    10/05/2013 4:59:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 5, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obamacare website can’t handle as much traffic as a website run by one guy in his pajamas is run by Matt Drudge, who runs the website in his pajamas from his apartment. I’ve visited his website just about every day since the late 20th century. It runs very well. His website has gotten as many as 45 million hits per day.On the first day of the Obamacare website, it had 5 million visitors. It could not handle that amount of traffic.IT experts who had analyzed the data going to and from the Obamacare website said...
  • Shut. It. Down.

    09/28/2013 5:23:58 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 48 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 9-28-13 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    House Republicans will vote to pass a one-year delay of Obamacare in exchange for funding the government, a plan that drastically increases the chances of a government shutdown this Tuesday. The decision was announced by the GOP leadership in a closed meeting Saturday afternoon, according to sources present. Republicans will also pass a separate bill to fund U.S. troops if the government shuts down, GOP lawmakers said. The House’s funding measure will keep the government open until mid-December. Additionally, Republicans will adopt a “conscience clause” that delays until 2015 an Obamacare requirement that employers cover birth control as part of...
  • Google has reportedly switched all searches over to encrypted searches using HTTPS

    09/27/2013 3:40:06 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 37 replies ^ | 09/26/2013 | Ingela Maledevic
    After having made a big push to increase the use of encrypted searches two years back, Internet search giant Google has apparently cut off keyword data altogether, and has confirmed that it is forwarding users to Google SSL Search even if they are not signed in. In a statement made earlier this week, Google said that all its users who had logged into its service - for example, to check Gmail - would be forwarded to the Google SSL Search, if they wanted to carry out some online search. With Google's statement revealing that the company has switched all searches...
  • 'Cryptopalypse' Now: Looming Security Crisis Could Cripple Internet

    08/21/2013 8:50:45 PM PDT · by Errant · 89 replies ^ | 21 August, 2013 | Paul Wagenseil
    The Internet, and many forms of online commerce and communication that depend on it, may be on the brink of a "cryptopalypse" resulting from the collapse of decades-old methods of shared encryption. The result would be "almost total failure of trust in the Internet," said four researchers who gave a presentation at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas earlier this month. "We need to move to stronger cryptosystems that leverage more-difficult mathematical problems," the presenters said.
  • the only country I’ve ever known ….

    08/13/2013 2:14:09 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 4 replies
    THE SWORD AND THE SHIELD of HAWAI'I ^ | Aug 13th , 2013 | Sword and Shield of Hawaii
    Here we see one of the most powerful gatherings of highest level IT company owners and founders coming together in a lightly veiled advocacy of greatly increased immigration and AMNESTY for those illegals already here . They are openly using imagery of the United States Marine Corps to accomplish this goal . The is only marginally ‘legal’ or permissible under U.S.M.C. regulations and restrictions on the use of U.S.M.C. imagery . The undocumented boy featured in this clip is NOT a Marine , he has not earned the right (yet) to use these images in any way . What is...
  • Zimmerman prosecutors sued by fired IT worker

    07/17/2013 9:17:41 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/17/2013 | Allahpundit
    Zimmerman’s suing NBC, Martin’s parents are (probably) suing Zimmerman — isn’t it time that someone sued the one actor in this case whose motives were most provably malign? Maybe this is a first small step in sending Corey to join Mike Nifong in disgraced-former-prosecutor obscurity. Ben Kruidbos, Corey’s former director of information technology, was fired after testifying at a pre-trial hearing on June 6 that prosecutors failed to turn over potentially embarrassing evidence extracted from Martin’s cell phone to the defense, as required by evidence-sharing laws. “We will be filing a whistleblower action in (Florida’s Fourth Judicial District) Circuit Court,”...
  • US Visa Reforms To Help Skilled IT Professionals [Tsunami of Indians On Their Way!]

    04/22/2013 9:26:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    TimesofIndia ^ | April 22, 2013 | Ishani Duttagupta
    US Visa Reforms To Help Skilled IT Professionals Ishani Duttagupta Apr 22, 2013 Reggie Aggarwal is the founder and CEO of Cvent, an online event management company co-located out of Washington, DC and Gurgaon. With about 60 of the top engineering positions in his US operations lying vacant, Aggarwal has a problem. "We need guys with deep engineering knowledge and every tech employer, from Fortune 500 companies to small start-ups in the US, knows that there's a huge shortage of such people in America," says the Cvent founder. "Like all other tech CEOs, I know there is a huge talent...
  • US receives 50,000 packages of H-1B visa applications on first day

    04/04/2013 11:35:14 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Friday, April 5, 2013 | PTI
    Washington - The US received nearly 50,000 packages of H-1B visa applications on the very first day, a media report has said, which is reflective of the sudden surge in demand of the country's most sought after work-visas for the IT professionals. The USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services), officially, has not come out on the number of H-1B applications received by it since April 1 when it started accepting petitions for it for the fiscal 2014 beginning October 1, 2013. According to an estimate provided by FCi Federal, Virginia-based government services and technology provider, which is supplying personnel...
  • mp3 recording help needed

    03/30/2013 10:45:25 AM PDT · by Cowman · 26 replies
    self | 3-30-2013 | self
    I'm having trouble recording mp3s. My Asus laptop has 2 headphone jacks and I used to use a short cable between one of them to my microphone jack and use Magix to record internet radio while I'm at work. I recently had a virus removed that required reinstalling Windows 7. Since then one headphone jack stopped working and when I connect the one that does work to the mic jack I just get a buzz in the recording. If I connect a mic to the jack and record from that it seems to work but the recording is not as...
  • Romney: ‘It kills me’ not to be in White House

    03/03/2013 10:14:59 AM PST · by Vaquero · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/3/13 | Dylan Stableford
    Mitt Romney says it "kills" him that he's not president. But he doesn't blame Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or anything else on his loss to President Barack Obama--except his campaign's failure to connect with minority voters.
  • Great Day Shooting my Kimber!

    03/01/2013 11:11:04 PM PST · by Vendome · 25 replies
    Vanity, Uhm Cuz | 3/01/2013 | Vendome
    So I had surgery 6 months to repair a torn and wrecked Shoulder Rotator Cuff. The pain sucked before the surgery and sucked more afterward. It held me back from doing just about everything. I was tired from constantly having to shift to get comfortable and escape the pain and then there was the pain. Oh it sucked...bad. But, It's been Six Months and I've had enough of this baloney. I want to live and live it up. Went to the range today with my Sweet Baby Kimber Tac II. She had been missing me and I her but, we...
  • For Techies Only: What is the Best Programming Language to Learn in 2013?

    01/31/2013 6:50:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Site Point ^ | 01/25/2013 | By Craig Buckler
    An interesting article caught my eye at — the programming language trends review. The company analyzed more than 60,000 job vacancies during 2012 to produce a chart of the most sought-after technologies: Language Jobs PHP 12,664 Java 12,558 Objective C 8,925 SQL 5,165 Android (Java) 4,981 Ruby 3,859 JavaScript 3,742 C# 3,549 C++ 1,908 ActionScript 1,821 Python 1,649 C 1,087 ASP.NET 818 Despite developer complaints, demand for PHP and Java (server/Android) remains strong. You would also expect those jobs to require some SQL knowledge although that has a strong showing in its own right. ActionScript is a dying art...
  • Fabrication Trick Offers Fivefold Leap in Hard-Disk Capacity

    11/19/2012 7:38:08 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | November 16, 2012 | By Tom Simonite
    Current hard-drive designs are reaching their limit in data storage, but a new manufacturing technique could allow drive capacities to keep expanding. A technique that enables the nanopatterned layers that store data in hard disk drives to assemble themselves has been improved to better suit mass production, and could enable disks that store five times as much data as the largest available today. Using self-assembly instead of machines that print or etch out features has long been considered a potential solution to a looming barrier to expanding the capacity of hard-disk designs. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin...
  • Exclusive - Inside Orca: How the Romney Campaign Suppressed Its Own Vote

    11/08/2012 10:30:53 PM PST · by stillonaroll · 129 replies ^ | 11/8/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    As Republicans try to explain their Election Day losses in terms of policy, tactics, and strategy, one factor is emerging as the essential difference between the Obama and Romney campaigns on November 6: the absolute failure of Romney’s get-out-the-vote effort, which underperformed even John McCain’s lackluster 2008 turnout. One culprit appears to be “Orca,” the Romney’s massive technology effort, which failed completely. ... Likewise, Twitchy recorded widespread real-time complaints and criticisms on Twitter by Project Orca volunteers. At one point during Election Day, the system had malfunctioned so badly that desperate volunteers wondered if the program had been hacked. ......
  • My screed against 'script kiddies' and what passes for 'IT pros' these days.

    07/29/2012 3:10:27 PM PDT · by Looking4Truth · 102 replies
    My (trying to control my angry) mind. | today | Me, myself and I
    I'm not as pissed as I sound. Enjoy.
  • Big Data: Are You Ready?

    06/12/2012 4:24:05 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 11 replies
    oracle ^ | 6/12/2012 | oracle
    Big Data. Are You Ready? Big data can offer big business benefits, but are you ready to acquire, organize, access, and analyze it? Social media, digital sensors, and handheld devices all generate massive volumes of data—and a potential treasure trove of valuable information about customer behavior and business operations. However, this data has not always been readily accessible or integrated in enterprise data warehouses and business intelligence applications. Until now. Oracle offers a complete portfolio of products that enable you to acquire, organize, and analyze big data alongside traditional enterprise data for immediate business value. Join us at the Big...
  • Major Apple screw up - won't work with high end Scandinavian 4G

    03/08/2012 12:57:33 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 26 replies ^ | 03/08/2012 |
    Translation of the breaking news from one of Northern Europe's leading papers: "The new Apple surf pad is not going to work within the range and demands provided by the extremely swift Scandinavian 4G presently being launched in the Nordic Countries."
  • IT development facilitates terrorists` regeneration: Sociologist

    12/14/2011 9:50:48 AM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies
    ANTARA News ^ | 12-14-11
    Development of Information Technology (IT) is facilitating the regeneration of terrorists and thus compounding the fight against terrorism, a sociologist here said. New terrorist cells have become difficult to detect or identify because they were formed with the aid of information technology, said Najib Azca, a professor of sociology with Gadjah Mada University here on Wednesday. "Just by uploading a provocative video on the slaughter of Muslims into a web, radicals can persuade other people to join their jihad." Najib said at a national seminar themed "Violence, Radicalism and Peace Building Efforts in Indonesia." It was now becoming easier and...
  • What company gave us the 21st century?

    11/16/2011 1:59:07 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 28 replies
    11/16/2011 | WesternCulture
    Walter Isaacsson has, recently, completed a great work on Steve Jobs. My relatives will probably force me to read it (even though Isaacson was the former head of CNN, they're Conservatives and I'm a 42 year old with a will of my own) but prefer his magnificent study of Einstein as far books go. Anyhow, what do people actually understand about how and in what ways the IT sector of the economy has transformed all of our lives? Being Swedish, I wish to draw attention to what a marvelous revolution a certain poor peasant boy from the region of Värmland...
  • Tech question: FTP (File Transfer Protocol)/Filezilla, cpanel to change stuff on website

    11/15/2011 9:35:50 PM PST · by max americana · 48 replies · 1+ views
    www. ^ | NOV 15, 2011 | max
    FR is usually full of smart guys unlike liberals. Had to ask this question, anyone who owns a website probably heard on Filezilla or just heading to your host cpanel to change or update info on your site. Our IT guy is on vacation and we wanted to add some stuff (specifically images) to sub sections say, departments section A or go SECTION B. Like ESPN with basketball as 1 section to NFL to section 2. We opened up Filezilla and all we could find is folder DOCS, CGI BIN, DISTRIBUTOR and IMAGES. The actual sections are missing so we...
  • Does information technology destroy or create jobs? Debate heats up

    11/14/2011 5:04:36 PM PST · by gitmo · 74 replies
    Smart Planet ^ | October 31, 2011 | Joe McKendrick
    Is information technology destroying more jobs than it creates? That’s long been the conventional wisdom, of course. Proponents of IT, on the other hand, point to the new types of opportunities created as a result of the march of technology — from programming to analytics to technicians. However, two longtime proponents of IT as an opportunity creator — Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, both with MIT — have taken a darker view of IT’s impact on the economy. In the latest edition of MIT Technology Review, David Talbot reviewed Brynjolfsson and McAfee’s new book: Race Against The Machine: How the...
  • ‘Occupy Cleveland’ Protester Alleges She Was Raped..

    10/18/2011 2:46:21 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 72 replies ^ | today | CBScleveland
    An “Occupy Cleveland” protester tells police she was raped in her tent over the weekend.
  • Xerox CEO, an Obama appointee, may send jobs to Indian firm

    08/09/2011 8:05:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Computerworld ^ | May 23, 2011 | Patrick Thibodeau
    Xerox, whose CEO, Ursula Burns, is advising President Obama on exports, last week told its product engineering employees that it is in outsourcing talks with India-based IT services firm HCL Technologies... Burns was appointed last year as vice chairwoman of the President's Export Council, a panel of CEOs advising the Obama administration on how to increase exports, which would lead to an increase in domestic jobs... Burns is outspoken on the need to improve the pool of math and science graduates in U.S. schools. In a recent video interview on CNN, she warned that if graduation rates in these areas...
  • Kenya’s ‘Silicon Savannah’ to challenge India on IT

    07/12/2011 1:32:17 AM PDT · by spetznaz · 25 replies
    Financial Times (FT) ^ | June 6, 2011 | Katrina Manson
    When Jennifer Barassa started her business, she did not even have a computer. She thought she saw a gap in the market, set up in her sitting room and spent her first 30 shillings (35 US cents) paying someone to type a letter for her. Fifteen years later, her marketing promotion agency, Top Image, turns over more than $3m a year and employs more than 300 people in three countries, hired to promote everything from mobile phones to bank accounts to the continent’s growing consumer class. Nor does she intend to stop there: next she wants to take on multinational...
  • Silicon Savanna: Mobile Phones Transform Africa

    07/12/2011 1:32:14 AM PDT · by spetznaz · 10 replies
    TIME Magazine ^ | June 30, 2011 | Alex Perry
    The buzz at Pivot25, a conference for mobile-phone software developers and investors held this June, is all about the future of money. Ben Lyon, the 24-year-old business-development VP of Kopo Kopo, wants $250,000 to produce his app for shops to process payments made by text message. Paul Okwalinga, 28, describes his money app — called M-Shop, it allows you to buy travel tickets and takeout via mobile phone — as "not reinventing the wheel but pimping it." Kamal Budhabhatti, 35, claims Elma, the latest product from his company Craft Silicon, lets a phone do and be almost anything financial —...
  • Microsoft confirms $8.5 billion Skype purchase

    05/10/2011 11:09:01 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 26 replies ^ | 05/10/2011 | TT/The Local/pvs
    Skype, the IP telephony company founded and part-owned by Swedish entrepreneur Niklas Zennström, has been bought bought by US software giant Microsoft, the firms confirmed on Tuesday afternoon. The statement confirmed speculation over the deal to buy the firm, whose product allows users to conduct video and telephone calls over the internet. Microsoft confirmed that the deal is worth some $8.5 billion, dwarfing the $6 billion the US firm paid for online advertising firm aQuantive in 2007 and its largest acquisition since its founding in 1975. The news of the pending deal has shocked analysts who consider the price to...
  • After China comes what?

    01/11/2011 2:12:23 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 18 replies
    01/11/2011 | WesternCulture
    Why is Scandinavia rich? "- Because of oil", some would reply. It's true Norway has oil. Libiya too has. Libiya, in fact, has even more of it than Norway does. More gas too. But Libiya isn't rich like Norway is. A tour in the average Norwegian family's leisure boat and a vacation spent in their "hytte" - summer house - could probably make them Libiyans reflect upon this issue. In fact, Norway has more dollar millionaires than any other country has. Perhaps it's a matter of playing your cards well.. I personally love Germany (and Norge/Norway as well). Germans are...
  • Why IT Is Moving to the Cloud (The Driving Factors Behind Cloud Computing Adoption)

    01/06/2011 10:48:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Windows IT Pro ^ | 01/06/2011 | Jeff James
    If you’re an IT manager or senior IT executive in the evaluation phase for turning over some of your infrastructure to the cloud, you’re not alone. Cloud adoption can vary by industry and organization, but cloud computing is rapidly making inroads into most organizations. According to a recent survey of 600 senior IT and business executives by Savvis, 70 percent of IT decision makers are using or plan to use cloud computing in their own enterprises within 24 months. While concerns about security, identity, SLAs, and other topics are still on the minds of many IT pros, those concerns are...
  • U.S., Europe sign agreement to promote EHR interoperability

    12/20/2010 11:17:06 AM PST · by greatdefender · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Health Care IT News ^ | December 20, 2010 | Molly Merrill, Associate Editor
    WASHINGTON – An eHealth agreement, promoting a common approach on the interoperability of EHRs and on training the health IT workforce, was signed between Europe and the United States on Friday. Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius signed the Memorandum of Understanding in Washington. The agreement aims to boost the potential of the eHealth market for EU companies wishing to do business in the U.S. and vice-versa. "Nothing makes more of a difference to people's lives than good health," said Kroes. "I warmly welcome today's agreement. It is an excellent basis for the Commission...
  • Where the jobs are...(India)

    11/12/2010 1:40:26 PM PST · by AnotherCTFreeper · 22 replies
    Self (Vanity) | 11/12/2010 | AnotherCTFreeper
    An (I/T) H1B who works at my company is returning to India because his visa expired. When one of my peers asked him if he has a job in India yet, the H1B just waved his hand and said, “there are plenty of jobs in India; I am not worried about that.”. It is amazing how far America has fallen.
  • Inspired by Terry Jones, Man burns Quran near Ground Zero

    09/12/2010 7:58:02 PM PDT · by RC one · 43 replies
    breaking news online ^ | Sunday, 12 September 2010 13:49
    News Desk: Breaking News! In a condemnable incident, an unidentified low-profile man ripped pages out of a Quran and burnt them outside the proposed Community Center and Mosque near Ground Zero. Even though Pastor of the Florida Church Terry Jones cancelled his plan to burn the Quran due to international pressure and criticism, the unidentified zealot did not bother and set the Quran pages on fire. "If they can burn American flags, I can burn the Quran. Americans should never be afraid to give their opinion", he said. The news was first reported by the New York Daily News. Even...
  • For Techies : Software Development, C# Among Top IT Skills in Demand, Online Job Board, Dice Says

    09/11/2010 6:27:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The July 2010 Dice Report shows that software development skills in general and C# skills in particular are more in demand this year, making Dice's top 10 list of in-demand skills. In addition, Dice reports that there are more open full-time IT positions this year than last year at this time. But the numbers are still a far cry from the number of open positions in July 2008. The July 2010 Dice Report shows that software development skills in general and C# skills in particular are more in demand this year, making Dice's top 10 list of in-demand skills. In...
  • Obama to train 3000 IT workers to assist in OutSourcing & Offshoring jobs to SE Asia (Disgusting)

    08/04/2010 9:07:56 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 35 replies
    Information Week ^ | August 4, 2010 | Paul McDougall
    U.S. To Train 3,000 Offshore IT Workers $22 million, federally-backed program aims to help outsourcers in South Asia become more fluent in areas like Java programming—and the English language. By Paul McDougall, InformationWeek Aug. 3, 2010 URL: Despite President Obama's pledge to retain more hi-tech jobs in the U.S., a federal agency run by a hand-picked Obama appointee has launched a $22 million program to train workers, including 3,000 specialists in IT and related functions, in South Asia. Following their training, the tech workers will be placed with outsourcing vendors in the region that provide offshore IT and business...
  • U.S. To Train 3,000 Offshore IT Workers

    08/03/2010 10:28:27 PM PDT · by exhaustguy · 29 replies · 280+ views
    InformationWeek ^ | August 3, 2010 01:59 PM | Paul McDougall
    Despite President Obama's pledge to retain more hi-tech jobs in the U.S., a federal agency run by a hand-picked Obama appointee has launched a $22 million program to train workers, including 3,000 specialists in IT and related functions, in South Asia.
  • Same As It Ever Was (funny vid)

    07/07/2010 6:59:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    tammy bruce ^ | 7/7/10 | “Right Change”
    It gets crazier with each passing day. Today we learned that Obama has proclaimed NASA’s new foremost task is to reach out to the Muslim world and make the Muslim people feel good about their historic contribution to science. As far as actual space flight goes, it seems NASA won’t go into space anymore beyond low Earth orbit, although it may form partnerships with other nations for this purpose.
  • Sweden tops IT economy ranking (USA places 5th)

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    01/04/2010 1:17:47 AM PST · by rmlew · 11 replies · 800+ views
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    10/01/2009 5:31:33 PM PDT · by khnyny · 7 replies · 452+ views
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