Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Oct. 26th) 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.
It’s smart to invest in IT training — you can address skills gaps, inspire innovation and strengthen your department’s confidence. But you want to make sure employees get the most out of any corporate training program. Going with a third-party vendor can ensure your employees receive the best training for the price, while taking away some of the burden for the company. These seven vendors offer a variety of IT training options — in-person courses, online classes and even customizable training apps designed to engage workers. Read More
Cybercriminals think just like business leaders do, says Thomas Hansen, chief revenue officer of security vendor Carbon Black. Much like any business, they want to increase their revenue while reducing costs and risks. “Like any market, there are new fashions and trends,” Hansen said during a presentation at the CDW Executive Summit in Chicago. “What we’re seeing right now is the ransomware era.” The threat of ransomware has increased immensely in recent years. The first significant piece of ransomware, known as…Read More
There’s a major IT skills gap in the country and it’s only expected to widen. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, there will be 1 million more computing jobs than applicants by 2020. And while this poses a problem for organizations without a plan to address it (two-thirds don’t, according to a recent CompTIA report), the skills gap can also be viewed as an opportunity. For IT pros and for businesses, there’s a chance to get ahead of your competition by matching supply and demand. If you’re up for the challenge, read on to find out…Read More
Ageism in tech is a hotly debated issue. On one side, you have many older tech workers complaining that discrimination is rampant. On the other, companies insist that they hire based solely on merit—not an applicant’s age. However much ageism plays a role in tech hiring, it’s clear that job candidates are worried about it: according to a new survey from Indeed, some 43 percent of tech workers were worried about losing their job due to their age. In addition, 18 percent said that the worry was constant, and 36 percent said that they hadn’t…Read More
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