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Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Aug. 9th 2017) Feature

Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Aug. 9th) 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.

TIOBE: Java, C Losing Favor Among Developers

TIOBE has updated its monthly ranking of the world’s most popular programming languages; and if you take a casual glance, not much has changed. But closer inspection tells us that these rankings are ready for massive upheaval. The top five hasn’t changed from last month, or even last year. Java still reigns supreme, followed by C, C++ and C#. Python rounds out the list. Spots six through 10 also haven’t changed much, though it’s interesting to see that Ruby has risen two spots, considering other entities are ready to call it a dead language. Read More

Is Your IT Led by Digital Product Managers?

Much discussion about digital transformation centers on operational topics such as Agile, DevOps, and continuous delivery, and not without reason. You can’t successfully compete in the digital economy unless you can quickly and efficiently deliver quality code that addresses the identifiable needs of the business and its customers. But equating operational improvement with digital transformation is a like equating typing with writing. Type as fast as you want. Make zero grammatical errors, and produce page after page about…Read More

9 Warning Signs of Bad IT Architecture

Chances are someone at some point spent countless brain cycles planning your organization’s IT architecture before handing the grand plan off to someone else to build it out, and then to someone else to maintain it as your computing environment inevitably grew. And, chances also are, somewhere along the line, best intentions faded in the face of expediency, departmental politics, and general mismanagement, eroding what was once a coherent architecture management strategy into an ongoing series of independent…Read More

Steganography Use on the Rise Among Cyber Espionage, Cybercrime Groups

In a potentially worrisome trend for enterprises, threat actors have increasingly begun using the ancient technique of steganography to conceal data theft and other malicious activity on compromised systems. Steganography is a term that describes the practice of hiding secret text messages and other content inside other non-secret messages — like innocuous-looking blocks of text or images. Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab this week said they have come across at least three major cyberespionage campaigns in the past…Read More

Cloud Powers a Hybrid IT and New Digital Existence

The cloud revolution is so persistent, pervasive and performant that it is difficult to discern what changes it will drive next. Despite its ability to provision on demand, scale out as needed and store data with close to zero danger of loss, the cloud is still just in its infancy. Many more capabilities are about to become standard offerings. Here is an over-the-horizon look at what’s possibly coming next. We think we now see clearly what the cloud is. I would summarize that understanding of the cloud as a set of networked data centers capable of distributing…Read More

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