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Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Dec. 7th 2017) Feature

Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Dec. 7th) 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.

IT Leaders Reflect on 2017’s Most Enduring Lessons

For IT leaders engrossed in the latest implementation or training, self-reflection can sometimes seem like a luxury. Quiet introspection, however, is the impetus behind any dynamic action and is one of the key elements of effective leadership. In this year-end edition of Quick Takes, four IT leaders reflect on the most impactful lesson they learned in 2017. The lesson I learned this year is to fire myself and hire a new me every three to five years. Many of the assumptions that were derived about our environments constantly transform and thus our…Read More

What is a Scrum Master? The Agile Development Leader Defined

Implementing the agile process for software development efforts is just the beginning. To achieve the requisite collaboration between business and IT, to succeed using agile methods across multiple teams, and to truly achieve an agile culture requires a new agile mindset that is coached, learned, and adopted over time. The scrum master is a critical role in creating and maintaining the patterns of behavior that define agile development, as well as ensuring the development efforts proceed on a path to success under deadline…Read More

5 Tips for Speeding up the Hiring Process

Tech skills are in high demand — and tech candidates with the hottest skills can land multiple job offers at once. If you’re looking to fill a tech skills gap at your business, you need to make sure you work fast to extend a final offer before someone else does. But you don’t have to “compromise quality” to speed up your hiring process, says Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network. “Companies that care about culture may still conduct various rounds of interviews to determine culture fit. However, given we’re in a tight labor market, hiring…Read More

5 Things to Remember When Learning a New Skill

In tech, there’s no such thing as knowing it all. We’re always learning, which is especially difficult when you factor in the needs of family life and (often) a full-time job. Rather than quit your job and focus on school, we suggest you try a different method for those times you need to learn a new skill or language. Here are five things to keep in mind when it’s time to level-up your skills:  You have more time in your day than you might realize. It may take some careful massaging of your calendar, but chances are good you’ve actually got a few…Read More

CIOs Embrace SaaS-Based TBM to Quantify IT’s Value

CIOs have long struggled to quantify the value of IT services relative to production costs, a financial black box that sows distrust between the tech department and business divisions. As IT implements additional digital capabilities in service of the business, this disconnect is widening, inspiring more CIOs to embrace technology business management (TBM), a discipline aimed at documenting the value of IT services. “Technology business management as a discipline supports the Elite CIO by enabling a single, transparent view of technology…Read More

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