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Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (May. 10th 2018) Feature

Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (May. 10th) 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.

The 7 Fundamentals of IT Consultant Success

Thinking of becoming an IT consultant? That might not be a bad idea — if you’ve developed the skills and experience needed to help clients deliver successful projects.  Companies are in need of expertise in areas such as cloud computing, cyber security, big data and analytics, data center transformation, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and the internet of things (IoT) — among others. But they’re facing an ongoing shortage of talent with skills in these areas. That’s where outside consultants can help. Pay for IT contract workers is on the rise. The Dice 2018 Tech Salary report notes that hourly rates for consultants increased 4.7 percent from 2016 to 2017, while pay for IT staffers…Read More

Graphic Designer Salary Varies Depending on Where You Live

Of all the disciplines in tech, those who dedicate themselves to graphic design may be among the least-rewarded, at least in comparison to some other professionals. As with many other tech roles, skills and location can play a part in graphic designer salary. To help guide this study, we’re using the Dice Salary Calculator. We also kept it really simple: we only parsed ‘Graphic Designer’ as a job title, and limited the search to designers with five years’ experience. We also used Silicon Valley as our base reference, as it’s home to so many tech companies. Just as in our Java Developer study, we see a wide graphic designer salary range. There’s roughly a $15,000 variance between…Read More

5 Misconceptions CIOs Still Have About Agile

By now, CIOs should be aware of the many benefits of the agile methodology. But there’s a few persistent misconceptions that could be getting in the way of even greater outcomes. We asked experts to discuss the most common misconceptions they see organizations falling prey to when it comes to agile practices. Here’s what IT leaders are likely to misunderstand about effectively implementing the framework. Understanding the relationship between the agile methodology and effective talent management is an area where many CIOs struggle, says Dave West, product owner at Agile is more than just a set of processes and policies for defining workflows…Read More

Python Developers Profiled: What You Use, What You Do

A new survey of Python developers shows data analysis and web development have become the major use cases for Python, with machine learning making a strong showing. Cosponsored by JetBrains, the maker of the PyCharm IDE, and by the Python Software Foundation, the survey amassed results from some 9,500 Python developers in 150 countries. The results show that the use cases that’s long been associated with Python—scripting, automation, devops, and web scraping—are used by 32 percent to 35 percent of the developers surveyed. But a good 50 percent of them use Python as a data analysis tool—51 percent as their main job with the language, and 46 percent…Read More

5 Biggest IT Compliance Headaches and How to Address Them

“Remaining compliant with data has always been a concern for organizations, and a headache for IT,” states Doug Bordonaro, chief data evangelist at ThoughtSpot, a business intelligence and data analytics provider. “While that remains true in today’s world, the underlying drivers have changed.  “Previously, most compliance initiatives were driven by national legislation like HIPAA and SOX and rooted in security concerns around hardware and software,” he explains. “Today, however, enterprises must manage, govern and ensure compliance for the overwhelming amount of data they produce, especially in the face of global legislation like GDPR, rather than national regulations.” Read More

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