Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Oct. 13th) 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.
IT security is of major concern to all organizations, and they’re willing to pay to get top talent. Data breaches, DDOS attacks, hacks and threats continue to dominate the headlines, so it’s no surprise that some of the most in-demand IT jobs are in the security area. And with a massive skills gap, companies are willing to pay handsomely for skilled security talent at all levels. “One area we’re still seeing huge demand for is in cybersecurity, and hiring companies are willing to pay whatever it takes for talent that can help secure data and mitigate threats while…Read More
Before you can build an IT project, you have to get funding and support from the business side of your organization. Here are five tips that can help you get your plans green-lit by the executive committee. Business IT is part of the business. That means that, in virtually every case, IT must justify significant expenses (and entire budgets) to the overall business. If you want to be effective in getting the budget you need, you’re going to have to, at some point, do something that most technology-focused people hate to do: You’re going to have to sell. Read More
If you are like most CIOs, you have an IT organization that is good at many things, but when it comes to understanding how its own work in IT drives business value, the team has room for improvement.That was the situation that Guy Brassard faced when he joined Southwire, a $4.8 billion electrical-wire, cable and cord manufacturer. The company’s management team set a strategy for growth and operational excellence, which put increased pressure on IT. Several acquisitions and transformational activities later, Brassard saw that his IT team had…Read More
Chris Savoie, director of product strategy at Workfront, has spent the past 12 years leading Agile IT teams. While the productivity improvements of Agile methodology are well documented, we rarely hear about how Agile affects IT morale. Here, Chris shares five things he learned along the way, and how his IT team benefited in the process. Agile processes are known to make IT teams more responsive, more productive, leaner, and more efficient. Those are all great benefits for the organization as a whole, but they aren’t exactly at the top of any developer’s perfect job wish list. Read More
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