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Savage on IT: the Microsoft Nokia acquisition and other Top IT News

Author by James Savage

This week’s top IT, enterprise, and Microsoft-related news stories include a glimpse into the future of Microsoft amid big changes and tips for hiring top IT talent.

Five challenges and five advantages facing Microsoft’s new CEO. Microsoft has had a lot of ups and downs over the years, leaving Steve Ballmer’s successor with both challenges and advantages ahead (from The Seattle Times).  

Microsoft and Nokia: The Bare Facts. Over Labor Day weekend, Microsoft announced that it was buying Nokia’s mobile phone business. Here are some of the details behind the transaction (from NetworkWorld).

Microsoft: Talks with US Gov't on Surveillance Transparency Break Down. Microsoft and Google would like to publish surveillance request numbers as they move forward with their lawsuits against the US government (from

Why Surface won't be submerged by Microsoft's Nokia acquisition. Although the Surface Phone probably won’t come to fruition, the Microsoft Nokia acquisition ensures the ongoing survival of Windows Phone (from PCWorld).

Microsoft Ends Top Masters Certification Exams for IT Pros. Microsoft announced that it will retire its Masters-level certification exams by October 1, arguing that the program only reaches "a tiny proportion of the overall community (from via IDG News Service).

What to Look for When Evaluating Password Manager Software. Learn to recognize significant issues to help you distinguish one password manager product from another (from NetworkWorld).

Hire Goats, Not Outside DevOps Engineers. The DevOps movement is about collaboration among software developers and IT experts, and one author argues that these talented engineers should come from within an organization (from InformationWeek).

IT Hiring: Your Text Resume is Soooo Last Century. Want to get noticed as top IT talent? Try publishing a blog and shooting a video instead of writing a traditional resume (from ComputerWorld).

How To Attract Young Talent: 10 Tips. Young IT professionals prefer companies with a competitive edge on technology, among other things (from InformationWeek).


James Savage

James Savage is the President of Concurrency, Inc., an information technology solution company he founded 1989. Its customers are among the most successful communication, construction, financial, insurance, logistics, and manufacturing companies in the Midwest.