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How to get the job when you're overqualified

The idea of being ignored for a job because you’re overqualified may seem counterintuitive, but there are a number of reasons a company might overlook your resume for that exact reason.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

LEGAL

A California backlash rises over foreign IT worker replacements

California lawmakers have taken steps to attack the use of foreign labor to replace U.S. workers. One effort seeks to use the state's regulatory powers to prohibit utilities from shifting jobs overseas.

OUTSOURCING

A California backlash rises over foreign IT worker replacements

California lawmakers have taken steps to attack the use of foreign labor to replace U.S. workers. One effort seeks to use the state's regulatory powers to prohibit utilities from shifting jobs overseas.

PROJECT MGMT

Distribution Central brings on Unify

Distribution Central has landed an agreement to take on Unify’s range of integrated communications solutions in Australia and New Zealand.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

After Uber ruling, pressure mounts on companies to reclassify contractors

The pressure on app-based companies to reclassify their contractors as employees is picking up, with more of them getting sued this week.

CLOUD COMPUTING

'Cloud tax' jacks up Netflix bills in Chicago

The city of Chicago is enforcing a new and unprecedented tax on cloud services, possibly raising the cost of Netflix, Spotify, and other forms of streaming entertainment for residents.

DATA CENTER

Hands-on with TiVo's new buddy, Plex Media Server

There's still nothing like a TiVo. Those quirky sounds and the remote control that's shaped like a giant peanut still beat out the experience found on a lot of "smart" TVs.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Hands-on with Parrot's new MiniDrones: Ready for land, air and sea (sort of)

Look up! A new generation of drones is hitting the market. Parrot's MiniDrones are more like toys than enthusiast-caliber flying machines, but they're small enough to hold with one hand, and more affordable than heftier drone models.

INDUSTRIES

Apple Music launches to take on startups like Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and Rdio

Stockholm success story Spotify has 75 million customers and counting but will Apple stop it in its tracks?

INTERNET

Turning off Connect makes Apple Music better

Connect is the part of Apple Music where you'll supposedly enjoy a close, personal relationship with the artists and bands you care about. But just artists, not your friends--unlike Spotify and Rdio, you can't build a list of your friends, see what they're listening to and enjoying, subscribe to each other's handmade playlists, or collaborate on a shared playlist, say, for an upcoming road trip or party.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Dimension Data equips Tour de France with Big Data analytics and digital delivery platform

ICT services and solutions provider, Dimension Data, will equip the upcoming Tour de France with Big Data analytics and a digital delivery platform.

NETWORKING

Vandals sever another Internet backbone cable in California

It's the 11th incident of fiber cutting in a year.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

How to use PPAs to install bleeding-edge software in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Linux users install most of their software directly from a centralized package repository managed by their Linux distribution of choice. This is a convenient, one-stop shop place to get your software--but what if the repository doesn't have the program you need, or you want a newer version? For Ubuntu and Linux Mint users, that's where personal package archives come in.

SECURITY

Beware, VPN users: You may not be as safe as you think you are

It’s become common practice to use virtual private networks for extra privacy and security in this era of mass surveillance, but a study published this week suggests such networks may not be as safe as they’re commonly made out to be.

STORAGE

More than 28 billion gigabytes of storage shipped last quarter

Worldwide data storage hardware sales saw a boon in the first quarter of this year, with a 41.4 percent leap over the same quarter in 2014.

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BLOGS

A trusted partner

The primary focus for SAS is to build strong and long-lasting relationships with its customers; and its key strategy is proactive and consistent engagement across all customer touch points.

What ICT professionals want

When asking ICT professionals what they’re looking for in their next role, the answer may just surprise.

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