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Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Aug. 17th 2017) Feature

Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Aug. 17th) 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.

5 Tips for Becoming a Great Developer

Every developer wants to be at the top of their game, but how do you get there? CodeFights, which encourages developers to try and outperform each other in a digital setting, has some ideas on what makes a great developer. First, be a team player. Nobody likes the lone-wolf developer who doesn’t play nice with others. “There’s a pop culture stereotype of the brilliant but emotionally stunted programmer – someone who can pull off heroic feats of codeslinging but can’t connect with the people around them,” said the CodeFights team. Read More

Project Management: 5 Tips for Managing Your Project Budget

Budget overruns are a litmus test for project success or failure. Few companies have an unlimited budget, so the first thing project stakeholders look to in determining whether their project was a great success or a colossal failure is the bottom line. This fact fuels the pressure project leaders and their teams face with each passing day. As such, effective budget management is a primary area of focus for project managers who value their careers. Following are five strategies for maintaining control of your project budget before…Read More

Key Tips for Upgrading Your Tech Résumé

When I first started out as a software developer, I made a lot of mistakes on my résumé. Today, when I review incoming résumés as part of my job as a senior developer, I see people making many of the same mistakes. But don’t just take my word for it: I reached out to a recruiter in Chicago, Brayden Misiolek of Beacon Hill Technologies, for some additional insight into the mistakes that people make on their résumés. As a senior IT staffing consultant, he had a lot of advice (some of which came as a surprise to me). “Generally I advise…Read More

9 Cloud Certifications Worth Your Time and Money

Considering the vast number of technical certifications available today, it can become a true challenge to choose which one is right for you. You could go the traditional route and target the more common certifications such as Microsoft’s MCSE Server Infrastructure, Cisco’s CCNA Routing and Switching or CompTIA’s A+. But where’s the fun in that? Instead, now might be the right time to look at certifying in an area of IT that continues to explode. Of course, I’m referring to the cloud. While cloud technologies have been around for a while…Read More

How IT Became Business Problem Solvers at Level 3 Communications

What does “digital thinking” mean in the telecom industry? How does an IT organization in a company that delivers a complex array of products become a “product organization” itself? How do IT and business operations work together on customer experience? For Atilla Tinic, CIO of Level 3, the answers lie in removing hierarchy, sharing dashboards and getting the company to start thinking “outside-in.”  Our mantra is that in IT, we know the business as well as our business partners do. IT organizations have traditionally thought of their…Read More

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