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Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Mar. 29th 2017) Feature

Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Mar. 29th) 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.

What Tech Pros Really Want in a New Job

In the most recent Dice Salary Survey (PDF), some surprising trends emerged. One of the more striking is that 40 percent of tech pros see themselves changing employers in 2017. Here’s why they’re leaving, and what they want in a new job. As you might have assumed by now (or before you even clicked on this article!), most tech pros want more money. Of the 40 percent who say they’d switch jobs, 63 percent point to “higher compensation” as their main driver. The average salary of those who want a new job with more money is $77,801. Read More

6 Soft Skills Employers Should Be Looking for in Tech Talent

Forget experience and hard skills — tomorrow’s best talent will need soft skills, and it’s fact that sourcing and recruiting pros need to be prepared to address. “From our own LinkedIn research last May, we know that, of 291 hiring managers we surveyed, their employers struggle to find candidates with the right soft skills for 59 percent of their open jobs, and 58 percent said the lack of soft skills among candidates was ‘limiting their company’s productivity,'” says Jennifer Shappley, senior director of talent acquisition at LinkedIn…Read More

9 Lies Programmers Tell Themselves

Programmers have pride with good reason. No one else has the power to reach into a database and change reality. The more the world relies on computers to define how the world works, the more powerful coders become. Alas, pride goeth before the fall. The power we share is very real, but it’s far from absolute and it’s often hollow. In fact, it may always be hollow because there is no perfect piece of code. Sometimes we cross our fingers and set limits because computers make mistakes. Computers too can be fallible, which we all…Read More

Are Most Developers Interested in New Jobs?

Only a fraction of developers are actively looking for a new job, according to the latest developer survey from Stack Overflow.Some 62.1 percent of developers said they weren’t actively looking for a new job, but open to potential opportunities; another 24.8 percent weren’t interested at all in something new, while 13.1 percent described themselves as actively looking. But not all tech pros are created equal when it comes to interest in job hunting. For example, some 14.3 percent of machine-learning specialists said they were actively…Read More

Cloud Security: New Research Says IT Pros Still Skittish

What’s all the fuss about cloud security? At least two recent studies report that a significant segment of IT professionals still remain skittish about the cloud’s security – and cloud computing has been around for well more than a decade. A new study by Crowd Research Partners based on more than 1,900 responses by the Information Security Community on LinkedIn found that 33% of respondents cited general security risks as the major barrier to increased cloud adoption. Other leading barriers included the lack of qualified personnel…Read more

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