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Apr 21, 2017
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Unsubsidized wind and solar now the cheapest source for new electric power

The cost of installing solar and wind power last year dropped more dramatically than ever before, making renewables less expensive to deploy than any other energy source. Read More ▶

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Developer lifts Windows 7’s update blockade with unsanctioned patch
Trump to order wholesale H-1B reform
Microsoft begins denying updates to some Windows 7 users
Five pitfalls to avoid when migrating to the cloud
Microgrids: Energy independence (and money saved) for companies
1,175 hotels listed in payment card breach of Holiday Inn parent company
H-1B visa demand slips; analysts see Trump effect
Microsoft confirms it’s patched most of the NSA’s Windows exploits
The strange new world of hiring and employee tracking
Video/Webcast: Dell EMC & Intel®

Data Lake: Harnessing the Power of Unstructured Data

Gain control over the flood of unstructured data. In this webcast, you’ll hear how a Data Lake efficiently consolidates all your unstructured data within a single data fabric. Read More ▶

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Developer lifts Windows 7’s update blockade with unsanctioned patch

An anonymous developer created the patch, which negates Microsoft’s barring of security updates from Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs equipped with the very newest processors. Read More ▶

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Trump to order wholesale H-1B reform

Its centerpiece is the replacement of the H-1B lottery with a system that distributes visas on the basis of wages, skills and education. Read More ▶

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Microsoft begins denying updates to some Windows 7 users

Microsoft has begun blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs equipped with the very newest processors from receiving security updates, making good on a policy it announced last year. Read More ▶

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Five pitfalls to avoid when migrating to the cloud

These stumbles and losses could cause business execs to back off from a bigger cloud migration. It also could cause execs to lose faith in their IT leaders. Read More ▶

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Microgrids: Energy independence (and money saved) for companies

Rising costs and an aging infrastructure are pushing companies, military bases and schools to consider energy microgrids to keep the lights on, save money and reduce greenhouse gases. Read More ▶

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1,175 hotels listed in payment card breach of Holiday Inn parent company

InterContinental Hotels Group reported 1,175 IHG-branded hotels were involved in a payment card breach; the investigation is not complete, but so far 1,174 franchise hotels in the U.S. are known to have had malware accessing payment data from cards used at the front desks. Read More ▶

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H-1B visa demand slips; analysts see Trump effect

The U.S. government received 199,000 H-1B visa petitions for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year — 37,000 less than last year’s record level. Read More ▶

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Microsoft confirms it’s patched most of the NSA’s Windows exploits

Microsoft said it’s patched most of the Windows vulnerabilities purportedly exploited by the NSA using tools leaked last week. Read More ▶

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The strange new world of hiring and employee tracking

Cloud-based HR systems can bring more analytics, databases and tools to users for improving hiring processes and retaining employees. Read More ▶

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IDC & Dell EMC present Digital Transformation: Analytics and The Essential Data Lake

Smart devices, connected sensors and an insatiable need for data-driven insight has changed our world. Companies must out-innovate, out-think and out-pace competition to meet the demands of Digital Transformation. But most organizations were not born in the “Digital Age”. Read More ▶

Computerworld’s 2017 Data+ Editors’ Choice Awards: A Call for Case Studies

Computerworld is seeking case studies that illustrate intriguing ways data analytics is being used everywhere from research to commerce. Do you have an interesting case study on mining data for analysis, prediction and/or boosting the bottom line? A select group of the most innovative and fascinating case studies will be showcased in September. Case studies are due May 4. Submit a case study here ▶

IT Salary Survey 2017: Tech pay holds tight (for now)

The 2017 IT Salary Survey results are in! Our annual survey shows steady pay increases — but with predictions for IT spending and hiring all over the map, salaries could be in for a wild ride. You’ll find our special report in the April issue of Computerworld’s Digital Magazine, which also includes News Analysis, Opinion, Shark Tank, Security Manager’s Journal, the Grill and Shark Tank — all free for download with registration. View the magazine here ▶

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