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#WTWTrends for Wednesday: Tech Out, Building Q, Venture Atlanta, #UNCReport, TwitterFlight Trending in the Triangle
Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.
Big names, like Allscripts and DeutscheBank Global Technology, sat alongside up-and-comers like Ansible, growing companies like Dude Solutions and Bronto, and newcomers like Avalara. All of the companies were vying for talent ranging from developers to marketers, and everything in between. And hundreds of applicants showed up. What do employers want? And what are workers looking for? WRAL TechWire Insider Ann Revell offers an exclusive report with plenty of answers.
Jim Goodnight runs the world's largest privately held software company with more than $3 billion in revenues and operations from China to Latin America. Yet the billionaire founder of SAS continues to invest in jobs and in facilities at the company's Cary headquarters. On Tuesday, he unveiled the latest building - a massive structure named "Q" - and he talked about more jobs. So why build in N.C.? There are many reasons, perhaps none more than old-fashion loyalty.
Thousands of jobs were on offer Tuesday at the North Carolina Technology Association's job fair.
In a conference call to discuss IBM's earnings report that missed Wall Street expectations and triggered an 8 percent drop in Big Blue shares as well as the company's decision to pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion to take over its chip unit, chairman and CEO Ginny Rometty says she remains committed to the "reinvention" of the company. Read what she had to say in her own words.
More than 2,000 high-tech positions will be available at the "Come Tech Out" jobs fair on Tuesday morning in Raleigh. A who's who list of Triangle technology companies and others are looking to fill scores of openings across a wide range of skill sets and experience levels.
Red Hat-SAP mobile deal; Microsoft CEO earns $84M; LabCorp's new HIV test; NC falls to 3rd in biz climate; Honda Aircraft expands
In today's Bulldog wrapup of life science and technology news: Red Hat and SAP partner in the cloud; Microsoft's CEO earns $84 million pay package; LabCorp launches new HIV test; North Carolina slips in a business climate survey; and Honda Aircraft keeps growing in the Triad.
IBM is shedding workers faster than trees drop leaves. More than 7,000 in the x86 server sale to Lenovo. Thousands more in giving away - yes, literally giving away with a $1.5 billion cash bonus - by dumping its chip business. And coming next? A $600 million resource action. In other words, more layoffs. One thing is clear: As IBM reported a drop in revenue for the 10th consecutive quarter its management is doubling down on more, rapid changes.
If Cisco workers being tossed overboard by John Chambers can find solace in the pain felt by the boss - well, just remember this: What Chambers said Thursday in Chicago about the latest cuts is nearly identical to what he said when layoffs were made last year. Deja vu all over again. Crocodile tears? You decide.
NC award for Bob Ingram; CED's parties; Amazon hiring 80,000; AMD layoffs; FBI warns on phone encryption
In today's Bulldog wrapup on technology and life science news: Former GSK exec Bob Ingram to receive NC honor; the CED plans 30th anniversary parties; Amazon is hiring big time; AMD is cutting jobs; and the FBI director warns against cellphone encryption.
As part of a massive reorganization, Cisco is cutting 5 percent of its RTP-based workforce, or some 225 jobs. The networking giant disclosed the specific number of its in a notice to the state of North Carolina.
Silicon Valley's biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job. But beyond day-to-day luxuries, Facebook and Apple will now give up to $20,000 in benefits to help employees pay for infertility treatments, sperm donors and even to freeze their eggs. The move comes amid stiff competition for skilled engineers, and as many of the biggest firms try to diversify their male-dominated ranks to include and appeal to more women.
WRAL TechWire Insider columnist Joe Procopio takes his nine-year-old twin daughters to Triangle Startup Weekend: Women for some inspiration. So did it work? Are they on track to become future entrepreneurs? Insider subscribers can find out.
Access to widespread, high-speed, always-on connectivity is a necessity for business and a boon to public safety, leaders involved in the evolution of the internet said Monday at "Fiber Transforms the Triangle," a half-day conference presented by WRALTechWire at SAS.
In what is described as a surprise, the number of information technology jobs publicly advertised on a daily basis across North Carolina fell 6.1 percent last month. So reports the North Carolina Technology Association. But perhaps saddest of all is this: Job openings remain below those posted in September of 2013 and 2012. However, job demand spikes in a few categories.
Analysis: Given the economic benefits a new auto plant would bring, it seems like courting one for North Carolina is a "no-brainer." So what's the issue? The issue is the "I" word - incentives. In today's competitive economic environment, it is unlikely an auto factory will come to a state without being provided incentives.
A 10-story office building at 227 Fayetteville Street - formerly a Wachovia Bank - and touted as a new multi-million-dollar tech hub for Downtown Raleigh has its first major tenant: eTextbooks firm Vital Source.
Cisco is doing more than just laying off some 6,000 workers as part of a reorganization. the company also is switching up to 25,000 people in its routing and switching engineering group to two large work groups from individual teams, sources tell Business Insider.
The co-founders envision MindSumo becoming a sort of LinkedIn for college students and young graduates, eventually providing a critical mass of candidates so recruiters would pay for access to the database. But the bread and butter of the site is that extra level of insight into the candidates as a result of the challenges they complete, writes ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.