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5 questions software engineers should ask in an interview

While interviewers ask the majority of the questions in an interview, candidates are usually given the opportunity to make inquiries as well. Here’s what you should ask. In-person interviews can be an intimidating experience, but are necessary for the hiring process. One of the biggest mistakes a candidate can make is coming into an interview […]

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Increasing storage densities require aggressive software management to maintain performance

Denser QLC NAND offers a limited number of write cycles compared to TLC and MLC NAND, while SMR drives offer increased densities for platter hard drives. One of the perennial problems of computing is the need for more data storage. The amount of business and personal data generated is massive, and continues to grow—cloud services […]

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How does the CVE scoring system work?

Have you ever wondered how vulnerabilities are scored? Here’s a simplified explanation for an overly complex system. Image: Jack Wallen Once a month, you hear me talk about CVE references in the Android Security Bulletin overviews. But what is CVE? CVE stands for Common Vulnerability and Exposures and is scored using the CVSS (Common Vulnerability […]

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How to win at digital: 3 things successful companies do

Successful digital transformation requires businesses make investments in the right areas, according to Boston Consulting Group. Companies that invest in upskilling employees and IT initiatives tend to be more digitally mature than companies that spend less on these areas, according to Boston Consulting Group’s How Digital Champions Invest report, released Thursday.  More for CXOs The […]

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AI created 3x as many jobs as it killed last year

Nearly half of businesses already use some form of artificial intelligence, according to ZipRecruiter. Despite fears and projections that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will lead to massive layoffs, the future is not quite so dire, according to ZipRecruiter’s The Future of Work Report, released Thursday.  In 2018, AI created about three times as […]

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Will mobile devices replace passwords?

Mobile devices could provide a more secure, user-friendly mode of account authentication, according to an IDG and MobileIron report. More about cybersecurity Nearly half of enterprise help desk tickets are password reset requests resulting from users getting locked out of their accounts via the multifactor authentication process, according to an IDG report released on Thursday. […]

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Google plots future of Go, the programming language used in tech’s best-paid jobs

The Go team at Google describe how the team is working towards meeting its original ambitions for the language. Google has mapped out its next steps in realizing its ambitions for the Go programming language. More about Innovation Go was highlighted as the programming language associated with the highest-paid roles in the Dice 2019 Tech […]

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How organizations face risks by relying too much on cloud vendors for security

Many enterprises are too dependent on cloud vendors to secure their critical online data rather than adopting security as a shared responsibility, according to a survey from CyberArk. More organizations are moving their critical applications, customer data, and development work to public cloud environments. One reason for hopping onto the cloud is to offshore some […]

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Tech Pro Research is now TechRepublic Premium

TechRepublic has relaunched Tech Pro Research as TechRepublic Premium, making it easier for you to access our ready-made policies, templates, and tools. We’re excited to announce that Tech Pro Research, a joint venture between ZDNet and TechRepublic, is becoming TechRepublic Premium. If you’re an existing Tech Pro Research subscriber, we’re making it even easier for […]

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TechRepublic Premium editorial calendar: IT policies, checklists, toolkits, and research for download

TechRepublic Premium content helps you solve your toughest IT issues and jumpstart your career or next project. TechRepublic Premium, previously Tech Pro Research, offers a rich selection of content from tech experts, industry analysts, and real-world IT professionals. Within our library of exclusive content, you’ll find original research reports, customizable policies and templates, ready-made lunch-and-learn […]