How to Sync Business Goals with IT Strategy

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Technology used to be a utility function of business, but it has rapidly become a driver of business goals. Now, more than ever before, it is crucial for tech leaders to build relationships with executive leadership so that IT strategy can align with business goals. If your IT department is on the outside looking in,… Read more »

What You Need to Know about GDPR

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018. The regulation aims to strengthen the data rights of EU residents, increases fines for misusing customer data and makes it easier for people to uncover what data companies collect on them and to prevent such collection if they so choose.  Since GDPR… Read more »

Look for Test Automation Engineers That are System Thinkers

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When it comes to hiring test automation engineers, do you know what to look for? Test automation skills are important, but just because a candidate possesses those skills, does not necessarily mean they are fully qualified for the role. The truth is, automation engineers must have a breadth of knowledge from general testing through development… Read more »

Tech Egos: When to Use Them and When to Put Them Aside

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Ego is a small word with weighty connotations. In some cases, we think of ego as simply healthy self-esteem and self-confidence. In most cases, however, the term “ego” is used to describe self-esteem and self-confidence that has gone too far. The truth is, ego can be healthy – especially for tech leaders. After all, ego… Read more »

Anticipate These 4 IT Project Challenges This Summer

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Summer is upon us, and with the warm season comes summer vacations and “lazy, hazy” days. If only tech teams had such luxuries. Projects don’t stop just because the mercury rises, and now is the time to get ahead of challenges that plague many IT teams, so you are prepared to meet your goals. Project… Read more »

How to Prepare for the Crucial Second Interview

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Making it to the second round of a job interview is worthy of celebration. It means all your hard work paid off, and you’re still in the running for a great position. However, after you pat yourself on the back, it’s time to refocus and prepare so you can knock round two out of the… Read more »

Basic Skills You’re Probably Forgetting to Add to Your Tech Resume

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The tech field is all about what’s new and exciting. It’s important to keep your resume updated with your most recent skills, but it’s also important to include some “basic” skills that every employer is looking for.  You may assume that a hiring manager knows your such skills, but your resume is all about painting… Read more »

Has Agile Reached its Peak?

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Dave Thomas, one of the developers who helped develop the Agile software development methodology, made waves when he declared that Agile is officially dead. His declaration sent shockwaves through the development community, leaving many to speculate whether Agile has officially reached its peak. The Agile Death Rattle According to Thomas, Agile “became a marketing term,… Read more »

How to Prepare Your IT Professionals for Security Threats

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With the number of security threats seemingly rising on a daily basis, most companies want to feel as though they are prepared to protect their systems at all times. Often, this means relying on IT professionals to secure critical systems and networks, and also staying on top of the evolving nature of the security landscape…. Read more »

Which Tech Positions are Managers Looking for This Year?

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According to a recent survey by TechRepublic, 50% of CIOs are planning to expand their workforce in 2018. They will be seeking out professionals at all levels and with a variety of skills, but these are some of the most popular openings you’ll find in the coming year. Support Desk Technicians Companies can’t remain competitive… Read more »