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Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Mar. 8th 2017) Feature

Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Mar. 8th) 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 Business Tech Support for businesses in the Buffalo area.

5 Programming Languages Fading Away

Some programming languages take a long time to die. Companies and institutions are often unwilling to devote the time and resources necessary to rewrite mission-critical software in a newer language, which is why you sometimes see important systems running decades-old code. For example, there’s Ada, an object-oriented high-level language developed forty years ago that’s still used for safety-critical systems such as air-traffic control and rail transport. Nonetheless, given enough time, most languages will fade away, replaced by something…Read More

New York’s Cyber Regulations: How to Take Action & Who’s Next

In September, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released the nation’s first state-mandated cybersecurity regulations for banks and other financial institutions that reside in the state of New York. Fast forward to today, and financial firms are about to embark on a series of regulations put in place March 1 by the state Department of Financial Services, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), and the SEC, all aimed at protecting clients, consumers, and financial entities from the “ever-growing threat of cyber attacks.” Read More

How Microcertifications Work for IT job Seekers and Employers

Organizations struggling to fill high-demand tech roles — like Linux or cybersecurity, for instance — often look at certifications to benchmark a candidate’s skills and real-world experience and gauge their potential for success on the job. But for job seekers, certifications are expensive, time-consuming and often don’t accurately assess the hands-on skills needed to succeed in a role. For many IT job seekers and the organizations that would hire them, microcertifications — or microcredentials — are a faster, more affordable and more effective…Read More

IT Professionals Think Apple Devices are Easier to Manage, According to New Survey

A recent survey has found that your IT department thinks a Mac is more manageable than a PC or Chromebook. According to a survey of IT professionals, Macs and iOS devices are easier to manage when it comes to security, device configuration, software deployment, and support. Of those surveyed, 62 percent said the Mac is as easy or easier to deploy than PC, and 93 percent said it’s as easy or easier to deploy an iPhone or iPad over another device. While most IT professionals found Apple’s products easier to manage overall, that was not the case…Read More

7 Tips for Managing an IT Outsourcing Contract

IT organizations put great focus into drawing up their outsourcing contracts, but those agreements alone do not guarantee satisfactory outcomes. Attorney Brad Peterson has seen it time and time again. “Time and money are spent on drafting the contract—often a substantial amount of money. And a tremendous amount of potential value is created in that contract,” says Peterson, partner in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office and leader of its technology transactions practice. But then the engagement is handed over to a well-intentioned supplier management…Read More

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