Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Aug. 30th) 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.
Just because someone has the title of “project manager” does not mean he or she knows how to effectively manage projects, as many CIOs and other IT executives have learned the hard way. To be an effective project manager, one who can keep projects and the team on track, takes more than technical know-how. It also requires a number of non-technical skills, and it is these softer skills that often determine whether a project manager – and the project – will be a success. So how can you tell a good project manager from a bad one? Read More
Even with forty years of programming experience under my belt, the only thing I’m really certain about is that there are definitely better programmers out there than me. But I’m not giving up, and I continue to try and improve my programming skills. Here are five things I believe will help anyone become a better programmer. Some are from my own experience; others I’ve picked up from the web and my fellow programmers. We all learn in different ways. For instance, I’m not a great fan of video learning, and would much rather learn…Read More
You may think the chief responsibility of a project manager is to deliver projects on time and on budget, but you’d be wrong. As a high-level strategic body, project management professionals first and foremost help drive, guide and execute company-identified value-added goals. Project management offices (PMOs) are more likely to be well received by company executives and stakeholders as an indispensable strategic partner once they recognize their true strategic value. During last year’s Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit, the research…Read More
Thanks to compensation consultancy PayScale, we now have salary figures for a variety of cloud jobs, with ranges for roles, company size, and years of experience. So, what’s hot and what’s not? If you want to make the most money from your cloud job, the best-paid positions are: 1. enterprise IT (cloud) architect, with a median salary of $138,051, 2. senior cloud solutions architect, with a median salary of $132,092, 3. cloud solutions architect, with a median salary of $122,593, 4. IT architect, with a median salary of $120,811…Read More
It’s time to face a cold, hard fact: Your IT department is too slow. It’s the result of good intentions gone bad, but in business, intentions don’t matter. When is IT too slow? Whenever any part of the business has to wait for IT to deliver the goods, that’s when. The magic buzz phrase these days may be “time to value,” but the true guiding principle is “ahead of your competitors.” If IT keeps that from happening, you can bet your organization’s business executives have lost patience with you. Want to speed up your IT department? Read More
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