Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Jun. 13th) 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 Recruiting and IT Staffing for businesses in the Buffalo area.
One of the leading causes of data breaches is internal negligence due to poor training, according to the Ponemon Institute. But when the staff is educated and instructed on the proper practices, the risk of cyberattacks or data leaks can be reduced. Infact, you can reduce your risk more this way than with just the use of modern cloud security software and best security practices. Unfortunately, most companies just try to toss technology at security problems. Even when they do an amazing job locking up their cloud-based systems, they still run a high risk because staffers are now the biggest security hole, and the only way to plug that hole is through training. Read More
A tech job posting is meant to entice. It should draw you in, get you excited, and leave you hoping you get a call. But many postings miss the mark wildly. This failure isn’t limited to tech, but tech job postings often aren’t all they can be. It’s a nuanced problem; sometimes recruiters posting the job don’t have all the necessary info, or the company posting for a position doesn’t know exactly what it’s looking for (at least, not yet). Such hand-wringing can cause one of the more annoying features (bugs, really) in job postings: buzzwords. Yes, the robust and scalable job you’re encouraged to apply for might be for machine learning, so please be prepared to show…Read More
In the past year there’s been a bit of a careers and job scare when it comes to artificial intelligence, automation, and related technologies. Big consulting firms have conducted studies about the future of jobs and whether they will be lost to artificial intelligence. The consensus is that jobs will be lost, while some jobs will be created. “The development of automation enabled by technologies including robotics and artificial intelligence brings the promise of higher productivity (and with productivity, economic growth), increased efficiencies, safety, and convenience,” said McKinsey in a study released last year. “But these technologies also raise difficult questions…Read More
Getting a high-level job at tech giants like Google and Amazon doesn’t necessarily require an engineering degree or the ability to code. Product managers (typically MBAs with analytical, financial modeling and managerial skills) are integral parts of every large tech company’s success. These product manager jobs are highly sought-after but also rather challenging, given the number of hats you’ll have to wear and the fact that you’ll be interfacing with almost every level of the organization, from developers to people in the C-suite. Actually getting a job as a product manager at Google or Amazon can also prove extremely difficult, due to the competition…Read More
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