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Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Aug. 2nd 2017) Feature

Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Aug. 2nd) 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 Signs You’re Facing Layoffs (and What to Do About It)

If you’re involved in the tech industry, you’ve probably noted how the official tech-industry unemployment rate is low—it hit 2.5 percent in the first quarter of 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A handful of specialized technology segments, including Web developers and computer systems analysts, also saw their respective unemployment rates noticeably decline year-over-year. But even during the good times, layoffs can still rip through tech firms. For example, despite strong earnings and buzz around its current…Read More

Converged Infrastructure Boosts Data Center Security via Increased Visibility

Converged infrastructure can help organizations cut costs, increase operational efficiency and free up IT staff members to focus on other technology tasks. On top of all of that, it can also improve cybersecurity. Converged infrastructure — deploying compute, networking and storage components in a single platform — helps break down silos inside a data center, and that brings increased security.  “We need to actually protect everything,” says Vito Ferrante, EMC team lead at CDW, in a CDW webinar sponsored by Dell EMC. Read More

Future Software: Only as Good as the People Who Build It

It was 1986 and as a relatively new resident of New Jersey, I looked over our auto registration renewal that had just come in the mail. Then I did a double take. The form had our name and address listed correctly, but the vehicle to be re-registered was someone else’s. I was a barely wet-behind-the-ears technology journalist but even I could see the implications. The database system sending out registration notices was malfunctioning; at least some vehicle owners were being asked to register someone else’s car. With all the information on the form…Read More

Wall Street’s Top Universities for Technology Talent

When banks want students and graduates for their technology analyst programs on Wall Street and in U.S. finance, where do they turn? Not necessarily to Silicon Valley’s favorites of Berkeley or Stanford; nor necessarily to their favorite universities for recruits for the front office. A new eFinancialCareers analysis of the top universities for technology jobs at financial services firms in the U.S. reveals some expected schools—along with some huge surprises. For the analysis, eFinancialCareers looked at more than 35,000 resumes…Read More

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