Portion of tech workforce depends on training

One of the most vital aspects of technological transition in the workplace is ensuring that employees are ready to make the next step. Data-driven strategies are only so effective without a flexible staff. Tech engineers and IT managers are doing their best to educate employees about the many intricacies of cloud computing, the bring your own device (BYOD)…

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Resolve box-model woes with this simple CSS property setting

One of the most important decisions you can make in developing any new web functionality is whether to use existing third-party tools and controls, or to code more from scratch. There are a vast number of tools available (many of them open source) to develop various web features, such as date pickers, grids, CRUD interfaces,…

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Why won’t my WordPress style update?

Unlike some other CMSs or similar programs, WordPress doesn’t automatically cache your styles, so you may wonder why style changes you make don’t show up on your web page. Two obvious possible reasons could be that the browser is caching your styles (press ctrl-F5 to force the browser to refresh), or you’re using a plugin…

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Tech jobs aren’t just about software

If you’re looking for a technical job, you may think that working at a large software developer or a start-up is your only hope of finding employment. Increasingly, however, this is not the case. Organizations as diverse as retail chains and banks are looking for top tech talent to run their networks, decide how their…

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How to access a linked server’s linked server in SQL Server

In Microsoft SQL Server, you can define remote data sources as “linked servers” and access them in a query using syntax that qualifies the object (e.g., table) name according to where it resides … e.g., server.database.schema.object. However, sometimes, you may need to access a linked server’s linked server. Unfortunately, SQL Server’s query syntax doesn’t give…

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Add dynamically linked Excel data to your Word document

(97/2000/2001/2002) Many of us create numerical reports using Excel worksheets. Unfortunately, numbers don’t always speak for themselves. To make complex numerical data easier to understand, you may present your workbook’s key figures along with descriptive information and analyses in a written report, saved as a Word document. You can print your Excel data and your…

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Tech jobs may become ideal for non-traditional workers

When most people think of technology jobs, they think of people in cubicles working on code. This isn’t exactly an incorrect image – most jobs have cubicles and most people work on-site – but tech jobs offer unique opportunities. The number of a given technical worker’s responsibilities that can be handled from home is actually quite large.…

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