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Here are the Buffalo, NY Top IT News Stories of the Week (Apr. 7th) 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. Lighthouse Technology Services provides IT Staffing Services and IT Recruiting for businesses in the Buffalo area.

Salary Survey: Pay Rises for Key Tech Skills

Storage and networking skills prompted pay increases for tech pros across the country, with hospitality, Internet, manufacturing, consumer products, and banking seeing the most industry-specific increases, according to the annual salary survey by Dice. Overall technology salaries in the U.S. were essentially flat year-over-year (-1 percent) at $92,081 annually (down from $93,328* in 2015), with some areas across the country and specific skills areas seeing increases. Highly-skilled technology professionals remain in the most…Read More

How Trump’s ‘Extreme Vetting’ Hurts Science and Tech

Details of President Donald Trump’s plans for “extreme vetting” of visa applicants have emerged and they are clearly demanding. Getting a visa will require people from many countries to turn over social media handles, employment history and other information. These policies are a concern for technical and academic conferences on issues such as supercomputing and artificial intelligence. These conferences often draw attendees from around the globe. The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)…Read More

These Tech Hubs Pay the Highest Salaries

Although average technology salaries in the U.S. remained essentially flat (~1 percent) year-over-year, certain skills are in especially high demand, according to the new Dice Salary Survey (PDF). Those tech professionals with backgrounds in database and networking technology, as well as a select group of programming languages, earned the biggest salary increases over the past 12 months. For tech professionals with those skills, this salary data comes as good news. However, those in the tech industry are cognizant that software…Read More

Trump’s Son-in-Law, Jared Kushner, Prepares for Cobol, Cloud, Mainframes

A new administration takes office and announces plans to modernize IT across the federal government. Sound familiar? It should. Every administration sets this goal — and now it’s President Donald Trump’s turn. The White House on Monday announced an “Office of American Innovation,” which will be tasked with “modernizing the technology of every federal department,” said Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, at his daily briefing Monday. The goal will be “identifying transformational” projects, he said. That effort will be led by Trump…Read More

Feds to Battle Cybersecurity with Analytics

For the federal government to better secure its information systems and support cybersecurity in the private sector, departments and agencies will need to dramatically improve the way they collect, analyze and share information about emerging threats, current and former government officials are cautioning. At a government IT conference convened by Akamai, a content delivery and cloud service provider, officials stressed the importance of casting a wide net for gathering information about cyberthreats, calling for the advancement…Read More

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