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Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (May. 3rd 2017) Feature

Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (May. 3rd) 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.

Energize Your Career in IT Leadership

Leading an IT organization, or aspiring to do so, is a challenging feat. There’s no denying that keeping up with the fast pace of technological change paired with increased demands from business and finance execs creates a perfect storm of high expectations. But at the same time, the opportunities for those in IT to contribute to their companies’ success and even drive new business and revenue streams has never been greater. According to Gartner’s 2017 CIO Agenda, CIOs expect their companies’ digital revenues to grow from 16% to 37% in the next five years. Read More

Now’s Your Chance to Hack the Air Force

Ever wanted to hack a major branch of the U.S. military? Your ship has arrived, so to speak: the Department of Defense (DoD) is giving tech pros the opportunity to “hack the Air Force.” Launched in conjunction with HackerOne, which hosts bug bounties for companies and institutions, “Hack the Air Force” is reportedly a larger bug-bounty program than “Hack the Pentagon” or “Hack the Army,” the DoD’s earlier efforts. “This outside approach—drawing on the talent and expertise of our citizens and partner-nation citizens—in identifying our security vulnerabilities…Read More

Public Clouds are Calling to IT Engineers — and Their Wallets

Less than one-fifth of enterprise IT assets are in the cloud, but it looks like more are on the way. One-third of data-center professionals and IT practitioners plan to deploy workloads in the cloud in the next year, according to a survey by the Uptime Institute, an advisory group focused on improving critical infrastructure. Companies still rely mostly on their own infrastructure and multi-tenant data centers, including collocation facilities, the survey found. Sixty-five percent of IT assets are in-house, and only 13 percent in the cloud. But the move to the cloud continues. Read More

Why Online Etiquette Matters — and Why IT Leaders Should Care

It seems that not a week goes by without social media hitting a new high — or, as United Airlines might attest, a new low. Whatever your perspective, there’s no denying that social networks and online connections can shape how we work, think and interact to a dramatic degree. High-tech analyst and consultant Scott Steinberg offers guidance on how to get along in this digital world with his new book, Netiquette Essentials: New Rules for Minding Your Manners in a Digital World, which was released in February. This is Steinberg’s seventh book about business or technology. Read More

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