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14 tech luminaries we lost in 2022

Remembering the IT leaders who changed the world.


Fred Brooks is gone, but his IT management lessons will live forever

The author of the classic software management book, "The Mythical Man-Month," passed away recently. To honor his memory, we should finally start applying his lessons.

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Avanade’s support for flex work fosters an efficient IT team

The culture at the No. 2 midsize company in the 2023 Best Places to Work in IT list encourages IT employees to fulfill their professional as well as personal goals.

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ChatGPT: Finally, an AI chatbot worth talking to

The newest research project from OpenAI is actually interesting — and already useful. Before long, AI like this will transform business communications.

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Apple accelerates plans to move more manufacturing out of China

In light of recent geopolitical unrest and COVID-19 lockdowns by the Chinese government, Apple appears to be ramping up plans to move more iPhone and MacBook production out of China to reduce risk. India, Taiwan and Vietnam are all...

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US Congress rolls back proposal to restrict use of Chinese chips

After business groups argued that proposed legislation to curb use of Chinese-made semiconductors would hurt national security, lawmakers amended it—but a final vote and the president's approval of the proposed National Defense...

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Stewart Butterfield announces he’s stepping down as Slack’s CEO

Less than a week after co-CEO Bret Taylor said he would be departing Salesforce, Slack’s founder has also announced his decision to leave the company.

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Instead of tech gifts, give updates and support

If you're thinking about what tech gifts you can hand out this year, take a step back and think about what's really important: hardware upgrades and tech support.

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As reshoring brings chipmakers back to the US, Apple looks to jump on board

Apple may soon get about a third of its processors from a soon-to-open TSMC chip plant in Arizona — a sign that "Made in America" could once again the a slogan for the semiconductor industry. But Taiwan and China will still lead the...

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Amazon layoffs now expected to mount to 20,000, including top managers

Layoffs are expected in multiple locations and departments including IT, and will affect all levels of employees, according to sources.

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So, you were laid off? Don’t panic

Getting laid off isn't a mark of shame. It could be the start of an entirely new career path.

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IBM, Maersk scuttle blockchain-based TradeLens supply chain platform

IBM and Maersk are closing TradeLens by the first quarter next year, after the blockchain-based supply chain service failed to attract enough users to be commercially viable.

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Changes to Google's employee appraisal system stir layoff fears

While Google maintains that the Google Reviews and Development (GRAD) system was put in place to help employee development, a report claiming to have details on how employees are to be appraised has sparked forecasts of broad layoffs...

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HP to cut up to 6,000 staff in plan to mitigate PC market softness

Posting an 11.2% decline in quarterly revenue as the PC market continues to experience a downturn, HP said it would cut staff, joining other manufacturers that are resorting to job cuts to navigate the financial challenges this year.

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Demand for IT pros remains high even as layoffs continue

Even as tens of thousand of workers are being let go in a spate of highly publicized layoffs, IT professionals are still in demand — particularly in some key fields.

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Tech layoffs in 2022: A timeline

As global economic turbulence deepens, technology companies are looking to weather the storm by reducing headcount.

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Zoom sales growth slows as online business slumps in post-pandemic era

As organizations continue to push for the return of in-person work, Zoom’s earnings show the company has challenges in the post-pandemic business landscape, even as enterprise sales stay steady.

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Nvidia nudges Omniverse closer to connected digital twins — and full automation

If Nvidia has its way, the Omniverse may one day be robotically repaired using AI.

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Asana to lay off 9% of its workforce to improve operating costs

The company’s restructuring plan comes amid widespread layoffs by technology companies including Meta, Microsoft, Amazon, Salesforce, Oracle and Zendesk.

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