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Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (July 26th 2017) Feature

Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (July. 26th) 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 Old-School IT Principles That Still Rule

The more things stay the same, the more they change. That’s not exactly how the saying goes, but it is the phrase that should be engraved over every door leading to IT. It’s certainly better than “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” Not a lot has changed since our early days, when IT was EDP and programmers were the high priests of the glass house. Except for everything. Luckily, much of the fundamental wisdom of the early days of IT still applies, just in a different, modernized guise. Here are 10 old-school principles that will guide you…Read More

Coder Foundry Shows How Bootcamps Lead to Jobs

Bootcamps are often a fast-track way for both aspiring and seasoned developers to learn a new stack and programming language, which in turn can open up new opportunities for tech jobs. Eighty-five percent of graduates from an intensive bootcamp called Coder Foundry will land a job at a tech company such as Cisco or Microsoft, or a tech role at a company such as Bank of America or Discover, says founder Bobby Davis. After experiencing trouble hiring for his own startups, Davis decided that the best way to solve the problem…Read More

Majority of Security Pros Let Productivity Trump Security

Tension between the IT security department and workers’ desire to remain as productive as possible continues to thrive, according to a report released today by Bromism. The survey of 175 security professionals found that 64% of respondents admit to lowering the security bar when asked by top executives to allow workers the flexibility to remain productive. These results reveal that it’s not necessarily the IT security department that is calling the shots when it comes to protecting customer data, the network, and people’s IP, according to…Read More

HP Pledges to Invest in Tech to Enhance Education for 100 Million by 2025

Nonprofit organizations like EveryoneOn and Connecting For Good have made it their mission to close the digital divide — the gap between those who can connect to the internet and those who cannot. Online access is especially critical for students, since so much schoolwork (and homework) is now digital. While 80 percent of Americans with incomes of between $30,00 and $100,000 per year have a home broadband connection, that figure falls to just 53 percent for those making less than $30,000 annually, according to the Pew Research Center. Read More

Building Bots: What Skills Do You Need?

“May I help you?” It’s a phrase you can say without much thinking. But programming a piece of software to say it—and then act on the answer—represents a whole new world of complexity. That’s because a bot needs to understand nuance and context, filter out pauses and wayward noises (“eh,” “um”), and analyze for ultimate intent. But it’s a problem that the tech industry must solve: vocal interaction with software, as exemplified by Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, is clearly the way of the future. And more companies are turning to online bots…Read More

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