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Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (June. 7th 2017) Feature

Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (June. 7th) 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.

Learn to Judge Job Opportunities Like a Pro

How do top tech recruiters place candidates in new jobs so efficiently? They’re experts at qualifying job orders. These expert recruiters search for clues in the job description to see if the manager has realistic expectations. They also evaluate the text for a sense of urgency, which can help them assess their chances of filling the order. By zeroing in on the most promising positions, recruiters can focus on jobs that will make them (and the tech pros they serve) a lot of money. But if you’re one of those tech pros who prefers to search for jobs…Read More

The Art of Maintaining Business Buy-In

For years, CIOs and their teams toiled through multiyear, multiphase initiatives, from implementing new ERP systems to overhauling data centers. Beyond the obvious technology burden, IT leaders faced another daunting challenge: maintaining buy-in from their C-suite and business-unit partners. Now, speed is becoming the most valuable currency for IT organizations (and for businesses), and CIOs have hustled to realign their organizations to rapidly deliver new capabilities. Still, many CIOs must balance the traditional ways with the new…Read More

4 Tips to Build Your Relationship With Your CIO

The cloud has fundamentally altered the role of IT in many organizations. Back in the day, tech staff led the decision-making process when it came to selecting software and systems; today, tech pros are more likely to act as consultants to the executives using cloud-based tools. That’s not only changed how tech pros approach their jobs, it’s put new pressures on CIOs. Many of the latter have begun referring to internal users as “customers.” These days, it’s less about keeping internal systems running and more about training staff on…Read More

Kotlin Climbs TIOBE’s Programming Language Rankings

June’s TIOBE Index reveals something interesting: Kotlin, a programming language that compiles to Java Virtual Machine (JVM) code as well as JavaScript source code, has broken into the top 50. (For a developer’s look at the language and how it works, check out this Dice Insights article.) The reason for Kotlin’s uptick in popularity seems pretty clear: In May, it became an official language for Android, joining C++ and Java. At this year’s edition of its annual I/O conference, Google announced that it was “excited” to work with JetBrains, which…Read More

Everyone in IT at Intuit is a Business Problem-Solver

Any CIO who has worked in an environment where there are two conversations—the business conversation and then the IT conversation—knows their company is missing out on realizing the true potential of IT. At Intuit, CIO Atticus Tysen uses shared metrics, alignment triangles, and consistent messaging to ensure that IT isthe business at the $4.7 billion software company. When I first joined IT, I wanted the organization to be order shapers, so I directed my team to have a point of view on the business and to get in there with our business…Read More

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