Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Mar. 1st) 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.
What kinds of jobs are technology professionals applying for? A recent analysis of the Dice database suggests that developer and engineer positions tend to attract the most applies. Large numbers of tech pros also want to become business analysts and project managers. It’s clear that Java and .NET are the big winners here, and with good reason. Java is one of the top programming languages by usage and popularity. And .NET remains integral to many corporate technology stacks. If the positions on this list share one thing in common…Read More
With IT industry unemployment hovering at around 2.8 percent (as of Q3 2016) and organizations struggling to land talent, many companies find themselves with unfilled jobs. That’s a problem not just for individual companies, but for the U.S. economy as a whole, says Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor. “Filling open jobs doesn’t just help workers. It also helps companies and the broader economy. Every job that’s open is money left on the table, in the form of lost productivity for employers and earnings in consumers’ pockets. Read More
One line in the script probably is better remembered today than the movie as a whole, even though 1967’s The Graduate made Dustin Hoffman a star while the film recorded an Oscar win and a boatload of award nominations. That scene is where Benjamin gets secret career advice from a family friend: “One word, plastics.” Of course, the better advice would have been to not mess around with Mrs. Robinson/Anne Bancroft. Plastics are old hat now. What friends have been whispering to grads for the past few years has been…Read More
Brian LeClaire exercises, in his words, “like there’s no tomorrow.” And while he does, LeClaire tracks his workout stats through Polar and FitBit workout devices, which tie back to Go365, Humana’s new health and wellness app. The more his heart rate hits, say, 60 percent of its maximum for 30 minutes, the more rewards he reaps. But this isn’t some executive perk: Go365 is one of the latest initiatives that Humana, the $54-billion healthcare insurance provider, has launched in its ongoing focus on customer experience driven by technology. Read More
Faster technology innovation and competitive pressures are taking their toll on IT. Gone are the days when IT procured and managed all of an organization’s technology. The reason: IT can’t deliver fast enough on what individual operating units need. To help keep their companies stay competitive, IT departments are evolving from centralized organizations to hub-and-spoke organizations that serve individual operating units and the enterprise simultaneously. But even then, keeping up with the latest technologies is challenging. “Things are progressing…Read More
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