Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (May. 31st) 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 Staffing services and Business Tech Support for businesses in the Buffalo area.
Ten years ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a pronouncement that would soon become infamous: “Young people are just smarter,” he told an audience at Stanford University. Despite the outcry over his words, the fact remains that tech is often perceived as a young person’s game. Referring to tech investors, author (and “Silicon Valley” writer) Dan Lyons told Dice last year: “I think they’ve decided that the optimal return is young kids: Burn them out, get rid of them, replace them.” And yet there are pockets within the tech industry…Read More
How old is too old to work in IT? That depends on who is doing the hiring and paying the salaries of IT pros. But one thing is for certain: Widespread age discrimination has become a central issue, affecting many people working or seeking work in today’s IT industry, according to legal and career experts. “Large percentages of IT professionals see age discrimination as a serious problem, and leaders in the tech industry boast of their preference for young workers,” says Cathy Ventrell-Monsees, senior attorney advisor at the U.S. Equal…Read More
For some IT managers, the cloud is about bursting certain systems out of the enterprise data center when traffic builds up. For others, it’s a place to run really large jobs that occur only incidentally or occasionally, so the company doesn’t have a bunch servers sitting idle most of the time. To Joe Emison, CIO of Xcelligent, it’s neither of those things. It’s the only way to stay alive when software “is eating the world.” Emison didn’t spend a lot of time at Interop ITX in Las Vegas May 18 debating whether software is taking over. On the contrary…Read More
A new tool in the hiring process is proving to be a win-win for candidates and companies alike. Blind skills challenges, in which candidates’ names and email addresses are hidden, place the focus squarely on talent and accomplishments. For new grads looking to gain an extra edge in a competitive tech talent marketplace, skills challenges can be a great way to refine technical chops and show potential employers they’ve got what it takes. For organizations looking to hire, especially internships and entry-level positions, skills challenges can…Read More
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