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Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Feb. 1st 2017) Feature

Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Feb. 1st) 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.

10 IT Skills That Employers Need in 2017

Unemployment rates in the IT industry are still hovering around historic lows, and some roles — like network and security engineers and software developers — are showing unemployment rates of around 1 percent. A recent survey from Robert Half Technologyshowed that the majority of CIOs will either expand their IT teams or focus on filling out vacant roles, while the 2017 IT Forecast from TEKsystems shows that confidence is high and IT budgets are rebounding. Overall, it’s a fairly rosy outlook for IT professionals this year, especially those…Read More

CIOs List the Top Hiring Priorities for 2017

U.S. CIOs will focus their recruiting and hiring efforts on security and upgrading existing systems for the first half of 2017, according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trends Report, released last month. The survey polled more than 2,500 CIOs from 25 major U.S. markets who were asked to provide a six-month hiring outlook. It revealed a stable tech hiring market, though some challenges remain. Only 16 percent of U.S. CIOs surveyed plan to expand their technology teams in the first half of 2017, according to…Read More

Agile Is King, But Continuous Integration Is An Elusive Goal

When it comes to enterprise software development, agile is in, and continuous integration is deemed a worthy goal. Many organizations report that they have adopted some form of agile development. Continuous integration, on the other hand, where frequent application updates are meshed with production systems, remains a goal that’s growing in popularity but implemented by only a few. Those were some of the key responses of of 732 software professionals who participated in a recent survey, Testing Trends In 2017, conducted by the…Read More

5 Tech Battles Facing Trump

President Donald Trump may face protests from scientists and technologists like no other president before him. It’s not just the tech industry that may battle Trump. New forces are arising, some grassroots, such as and a planned massive “March for Science,” in Washington and elsewhere. The tech industry protest over the seven-country immigration ban is just a preview. Major battles also loom over other issues with consequences for tech, including climate change, air quality, support for federal research and trade policy. Here’s a look…Read More

What Happens When a Customer of IT Becomes an IT Leader

I spent most of my career as a customer of IT – running product engineering teams and often wondering why it was taking IT so long to respond to my team’s need. Now that I’m on the other side, I’ve brought that customer empathy to my approach in transforming the IT function as the CIO at Intuit. When I started at Intuit, our enterprise infrastructure had a lot of tech debt, redundant systems and complexity. IT spent much of its time maintaining existing systems, so it took a long time do anything.  As a company shifting from desktop products…Read More

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