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Women remain severely underrepresented in IT, but there are some roles where women do dominate. “I didn’t realize how many women filled these roles until i dove into the data.” Stephanie Wernick, vice president of sales at IT recruiting and staffing firm Mondo. “And at the risk of pigeonholing and stereotyping, I believe its because of how women are socialized from our earliest days to focus on those ‘fluffy’ and ‘creative’ and ‘soft’ careers rather than the harder technical areas. That means women are primed to enter careers in marketing, communications…Read More
As more organizations expand to new locations around the world, a growing number of IT leaders are finding themselves collaborating with colleagues, staff and business partners in places with drastically different personal, work and ethics practices. For an IT professional, moving into a global management environment can be both a shock and a matchless career advancement opportunity. “IT professionals must be prepared to drive innovation in today’s globally interconnected markets,” says Sandra Smith, director of Brown University’s IT…Read More
First of all, I hate doing yearly predictions. Also, this is the time of year that every PR firm in the country asks me to read the cloud computing predictions of their clients, which are all pretty much wrong and self-serving. So, I’ve put together four cloud predictions for 2018 that you won’t see coming but that should help shape your cloud strategy for the new year. Microsoft and Oracle can afford it, and both are looking to accelerate their cloud computing cred. It does not get better in terms of SaaS dominance than Salesforce, and that cash cow…Read More
Preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam can be challenging. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), project professionals spend on average more than 35 hours preparing for the PMP exam. Even this amount of preparation is no guarantee that you will pass on the first try. Following are details about the PMP certification and why it is so valuable, as well as insights into the layout of the exam, the prerequisites, costs, and tips on how to ace the exam. The PMP certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI)…Read More
Every software development organization today seems to practice the agile software development methodology, or a version of it. Or at least they believe they do. Whether you are new to application development or learned about software development decades ago using the waterfall software development methodology, today your work is at least influenced by the agile methodology. But what exactly is agile methodology, and how should it be practiced in software development? Agile was formally launched in 2001 when 17 technologists drafted…Read More
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