Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (July. 5th) 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.
In the technology sector, improving employee retention is a critical business priority, particularly since technology companies have one of the lowest average tenures when compared to other industries. According to Payscale’s recent employee turnover report, even tech giants like Amazon and Google have an average employee tenure of only one year and 1.1 years, respectively. In fact, Payscale reports that the employee turnover rates among Fortune 500 companies in the IT industry are highest among all the industries that they surveyed. Read More
TEKSystems surveyed IT workers for its annual IT Worker Stress Test and Work/Life Balance survey, tracking trends in IT stress levels and work-life balance since 2015. While reported instances of stress have declined since 2016, IT workers still report issues with work-life balance, including finding time to unplug on vacation and stress-related health issues. “Overall, it’s still a great time to be a tech pro. Most IT workers are experiencing lower stress levels than in the past, and they don’t feel like their jobs require them to be accessible outside of reasonable…Read More
When it comes time to negotiate a compensation package, many tech pros worry about leaving money on the table. Yet in trying to secure as high a salary as possible, many neglect to lock down the benefits and perks that can account for 31 percent or more of total compensation. But here’s a bit of good news: there may never be a better time to ask for perks. Surveys show that employers are willing to throw in lucrative benefits and create one-off deals in order to attract and retain the best tech talent. If you’re a tech pro searching for a new position…Read More
Computer systems from the Ukraine to the United States were affected last week by the Petya cyber attack. It’s similar to the recent WannaCry ransomware attack last month. The WannaCry ransomware took advantage of vulnerabilities in the older versions of Windows that allowed the infection to spread. All someone needed to do was click a malicious link and—bang!—they were infected. That is, if they hadn’t installed the patches and updates. These attacks are a reminder of why the cloud is a safer place to do your computing. The parade of attacks…Read More
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