Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Jan. 18th) 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.
Take a seat and prepare yourself for some shocking news: tech freelancers can pull down a sizable amount of money per hour. New data from Upwork (an online freelancing platform) suggests that tech skills such as network analysis, computer vision, Chef.io, and neural networks are worth anywhere from $140 to $200 per hour on the open market. “The more specialized you are, the more premium you’re going to command,” Rich Pearson, Upwork’s Senior VP of Marketing, told Money magazine, which wrote up the analysis. “These are pretty…Read More
I used to think those coder bootcamps were a good idea. I’d met several motivated students and got lucky with some talent. However, most of the people I met didn’t exclusively use the bootcamp but were motivated self-learners as well. I wonder if they would have done just as well without the bootcamp. I later learned how much these bootcamps charge. It seems to have risen dramatically in recent years to $13,000 to $15,000. I also learned that they operate on the same commission as corporate recruiters: 20 percent of first year’s salary. Read More
Google and Coursera are announcing a new program aimed at those ready to break into information technology (IT). The aptly named Google IT Support Professional Certificate spans 36 weeks. It features 64 hours of video, 176 assignments, and 26 interactive labs along with 31 coding assignments. Google and Coursera assume it will take roughly 10 hours per week, so you won’t have to quit your day job (yet). Over those 36 weeks, students will progress through six distinct courses ranging from fundamentals through “Defense against the Digital…Read More
Senior executives are among the favorite targets of malicious hackers and other bad actors, in part because they are more likely to hold valuable information — or have a high level of access to such data. That’s why it’s so important for organizations to make sure C-level officers and other top executives are adhering to the strictest data protection standards and are using appropriate security technologies whenever possible, including when they travel to high-risk locations. “Executives are targeted for their access and influence within…Read More
Software developers have the best jobs in the country, according to a new analysis by U.S. News & World Report. To arrive at that conclusion, the magazine utilized a handful of measures: median salary, employment rate, 10-year growth volume (i.e., “the total number of new jobs that should be created for an occupation in a 10-year span”), 10-year growth percentage, future job prospects, stress level, and work-life balance. U.S. News & World Report suggests that software developers experience an “average” stress level, along with a high…Read More
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