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Scott Zulpo is facing stiff competition. He’s adding a senior project manager, a network analyst and a help desk worker to his 55-member IT staff at BCU, a Vernon Hills, Ill.-based credit union where he is vice president of IT. He plans to add even more people in 2017 to keep up with an increasing demand for tech-driven innovations. “The challenge is twofold — first finding talent, and then determining if that talent has the skills, experience and personality to thrive in the position,” says Zulpo, who’s mindful that “the cost and impact of not hiring an ‘A’ player is huge.” Read More
Congratulations — you’ve got an offer for an executive level role! Whether it’s your first foray into upper management or you’ve been a C-suite stalwart for years, negotiating a compensation package can be nerve-wracking. And while the mechanics of the negotiation might be similar whether you’re an entry-level worker or a C-level executive, there are specific components of executive compensation that could throw you for a loop if you’re not careful, says Howard Seidel, senior partner, Essex Partners. “In a lot of cases, executives can have a lot more leverage…Read More
One word sums up this year in enterprise tech: clarity. We learned that the emerging ecosystem of containers, microservices, cloud scalability, devops, application monitoring, and streaming analyticsis not a fad. It’s the future, already powering Silicon Valley’s and Seattle’s most advanced tech companies. Throw in machine learning and IoT and you have a comprehensive framework for the next phase of enterprise IT, with continuous improvement as its founding principle. At the same time, we became more aware…Read More
At the end of each year, many of us attempt to turn the technology we no longer need into cash. You could be cleaning out the drawers or closets to which you banished old gadgets. Perhaps you treated yourself to a Surface Studio or MacBook Pro and need some extra money to pay for that pricey new computer. Whatever your reason, selling used tech is much easier today than in the past. You used to have to make multiple decisions just to create a new eBay listing. Now the process of listing an item for sale, or getting a quote, often takes only a few minutes…Read More
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