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Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Feb. 15th 2017) Feature

Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Feb. 15th) 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 Resources and Business Tech Support for businesses in the Buffalo area.

5 Qualities to Look For In a Good Cloud Provider

The cloud computing market is, in three letters, H-O-T. While hosted email and file storage have been massively popular for some time now, full cloud infrastructure is also on an aggressive upward trajectory; according to a Technavio report, the global virtual desktop market will grow at a pace of 11% percent each year through 2020. While these trends are obviously good news to those of us in the cloud industry, this might actually be even better news for businesses who are moving toward a cloud model. Read More

Culture Key to Attracting and Retaining Tech Talent

For IT leaders, it’s a bit of déja vú: for the fifth straight year, the Tech Hiring and Retention Survey from executive search and technology firm Harris Allied shows that management’s top concern is finding and hiring elite tech talent. That concern edged out other pressing concerns, including “keeping the teams they have in place” and “staying competitive with regard to salary and bonuses,” according to the survey, which polled 120 IT executives in November and December of 2016. Fifty percent of the executives surveyed…Read More

Improve Your Salary by Avoiding Silicon Valley

While developers and software engineers (hopefully!) love what they do, pay is also important. Hired has taken a broad look at salary data worldwide, giving us insight into which geographies pay well and where your income may go further than expected. The first takeaway: developers and software engineers in the United States make quite a bit more than their counterparts globally. The reason is due to maturity; much of the modern technology we enjoy was born in this country, with Silicon Valley leading the way, so larger…Read More

Ponemon: Doubt Dogs IT On Security Tools, Spending

A major new survey by the Ponemon Institute has found that over two-thirds of IT managers and security managers polled found some of their organization’s existing security precautions either inadequate or out of date. Sixty-nine percent took that stance. By a slightly smaller margin, 64%, they disagree with the statement that their organization “effectively reduces the inherent risk of unmanaged data.” Likewise, 65% disagreed with a statement that their organizations were effectively managing “the inherent risk of unapproved applications.” Read More

What Is The Point of Learning C?

Take a look at the TIOBE Programming Community Index — an indicator of the popularity of programming languages — and you’ll see that Google’s Go and, to a lesser extent, Dart and Perl are trending up. The venerable C, however, is a language whose popularity is plummeting, according to the index. In a world where there is huge demand for mobile and web applications coded in higher-level languages that are easy to learn and debug and difficult to make mistakes in — at least compared to C — one might assume…Read More

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