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Here are the Buffalo, NY Top IT News Stories of the Week (Sept. 4th) as based on the story’s likes, shares, and interactions from our social media sites. The content provided is mainly for Buffalo-Based IT Professionals to help keep them informed as they continue to impact and grow Buffalo’s tech reputation. We provide IT Resources and Business Tech Support for businesses in the Buffalo area.


Need for IT workers drives double-digit growth at this Buffalo firm

Lighthouse Technology Services has built a foundation for experienced IT professionals in Buffalo to consistently rely on for quality IT jobs. Whether you are looking for a temporary or permanent job in a middle to large sized company Lighthouse has been able to find you a role that fits your preferences. Lighthouse also has a budding IT Support division that is providing different IT support services for clients. The opportunity Lighthouse sees ahead is only in the Buffalo area, as we believe Buffalo can be a great city to thrive in the IT industry. Read More


Now 160 years old, M&T Bank plans to keep calling Buffalo home

M&T Bank marked their 160th anniversary this past Tuesday, with entertainment and plenty of cake for an estimated 1,250 employees. “Buffalo will always be our home,” Wilmers said. “It has been for 160 years and it will be long into the future.” Buffalo has been fortunate to have one of the largest commercial banks in the nation. M&T has also provided plenty of stability when it comes to job security. Mr. Wilmers credited the banks longevity to his employees for their work ethic and thats why M&T employees stay with the company twice as long as the industry average. Read More


Fake resumes, jobs, lead to real guilty plea in H-1B fraud case

Raj Kosuri and Smriti Jharia pled guilty to H1-B fraud charges where they profited millions. The married couple created a visa-for-sale system involving some 900 H-1B visa petitions over a multi-year period, according to the U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. This couple falsified their resumes to deceive the immigration authorities about their prior employment history. In April the couple were indicted by a grand jury along with four others. They all face a maximum sentence of thirty years in prison. Read More


Stanford Study Will Inspire Any IT Pro Intrigued By Machine Learning

This Stanford study has found that computers are able to predict the outcome of lung cancer patients more accurately than pathologists. These trained computers are identifying slides of lung cancer patients better than doctors. This bolsters the value of machine learning for data analysis in image recognition compared to pathologists analyzing these tumors based on grade and stage. This study is quite specific to the medical profession, but provides IT professionals with a look into the future of what machine learning can do for any industry. Read More


Tech Pros Earning Big, But Managers Earning More

In 2016, almost 60% of IT practitioners in the United States will accumulate more than $100,000. This statistic is up from just 47% in 2015 by PUPPET in conjunction with DORA. This was surveyed involving 4,600 IT professionals with an estimated half of them being in the United States. These numbers are pointing to how coveted an experienced IT professional has become in the past few years. Hot areas such as cyber security are forcing companies to pay up for talented tech pros. The pressure is gaining on the these companies and these IT pros are cashing in. Read More


How to Hire an IT Pro for Your Buffalo, NY Small Business

Running your own small business is a major challenge. In order to make sure your business’s technology runs smoothly and gets you where you want to go, you may consider hiring an IT Professional. IT might take up a lot of your daily hours, but that does not mean an IT professional would also be swamped. Get an analysis from an IT Support firm to identify what the best route may be for you. You may hire an IT Support firm to fulfill your needs as a company, or you may have to hire on an IT professional part-time or full-time to address your needs. Read More


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