How to Create a Tech Career That’s Evergreen

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Many people consider tech to be an evergreen career, but the fact is, the evolutionary nature of IT means you must be proactive in order to remain relevant. A robust skill set will mean nothing if those skills become obsolete in the market. Experts predict another recession on the horizon, which means budget cuts, layoffs… Read more »

Doing Good For The World And Your Resume: How Volunteering Can Help You Get IT Experience

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If you keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the tech industry, you likely know that employers across the country are struggling to find top tech talent. If you are a job seeker in today’s market, you have probably wondered why, then, tech job searches can languish for months at a time… Read more »

Humans and Tech Can Stop Phishing Together

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By now, nearly everyone with an email address knows to be wary of clicking links inside an email. However, nearly everyone has also clicked links inside an email.  And therein lies the draw of phishing attacks for hackers. They know that humans can be trusted to abandon common sense if they are in a hurry,… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Network is Out, Building a Community is In

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When it comes to moving your career forward, networking has been touted as the primary must-do. While networking is certainly helpful, many people struggle with the concept, feeling that the blatant pursuit of professional contacts is somewhat inauthentic. However, trying to navigate a career path without a strong sounding board or support can be a… Read more »

7 IT Certifications That Will Take Your Career to the Next Level

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As businesses continue to become more reliant on technology, tech professionals continue to see high demand – and high salaries – for their skills.  However, competition for the best jobs can be fierce and it is necessary to take steps to make yourself stand out. Certifications are a way to prove your knowledge base and… Read more »