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Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Oct. 4th 2017) Feature

Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Oct. 4th) 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.

Why the ‘Cult’ Mentality in IT Hinders Diversity

“Love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” That sounds great on the surface (or as an inspirational quote on Instagram), but there’s a slightly sinister undercurrent to this concept, and it seems especially pervasive in tech.  I like to think of it as an “obsession with obsession” —  the idea that you can only “belong” and “fit in” in technology if it’s not just your job but your hobby, your passion, your everything. This way of thinking can be extremely detrimental to anyone who’s not the stereotypical IT pro: in other words, anyone who’s not…Read More

(Video) How to Hire People for Your IT Culture

Joseph Eng, CIO at TravelClick visited us at the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX to share his experience and advice on how to identify your organization’s IT culture and hire the right people for your team. In the video above, Eng shares how to go about identifying your company’s culture, and then how to find the right new hires for your IT team. Welcome back to the InforamtionWeek news desk at InteropITX coming to you live from the MGM in Las Vegas. I am Sarah Peters and if you like what you’re seeing here…Read More

Will Automation Wipe Out Sysadmin and Datacenter Jobs?

Will automation (in conjunction with the cloud) eventually wipe out the majority of sysadmin and datacenter jobs? That seems to be a running concern among tech professionals who work with IT infrastructure. Over the past several years, the combination of cloud-based tools and increasingly efficient on-premises software has reduced the number of people necessary to run even the largest datacenters. Nor does that technological evolution show any signs of slowing: for example, Oracle announced this week that its latest automated…Read More

Surefire Ways to Impress Your Next Hiring Manager

Having a prestigious educational pedigree can certainly catch an employer’s attention, as can a stint at a famous company. But even if you didn’t attend a big-name college or work at a world-famous tech firm, there’s no need to worry—you can still impress a tech manager during the hiring process. “You don’t necessarily need a deep technical background to impress a hiring manager or CEO,” explained Refael Zikavashvili, co-founder and CEO of Pramp, a platform that allows people to practice live technical interviews. “You don’t even need…Read More

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