Here are the Buffalo, NY Top IT News Stories of the Week (Aug. 22nd) 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 Recruiting and IT Staffing for businesses in the Buffalo area.
Unusual job titles aren’t new in the IT world. Before the Twitter ninja and social media rockstar, before the webmaster was hired to conjure up HTML sorcery, there was the software evangelist, an IT job title that merged the worlds of sales and religion. In the early ’80s an Apple executive coined the term for an Apple marketer who would praise the first Macintosh to potential developers and customers. Since then, as firms have looked to boost innovation, cut costs, or improve security, new IT job titles have been forged to catch attention…Read More
Diversity within tech firms is very much in the news right now, thanks to the controversy at Google over a certain employee memo. Much of the debate over tech diversity centers on two things: the percentage of employees who hail from underrepresented groups, and the compensation those groups receive. With all that in mind, a new study from Redfin (which normally focuses on real estate) found something unsurprising: at tech firms with a higher proportion of women executives, the gender pay gap shrunk by roughly…Read More
There is a great deal of interest from those with traditional IT skills—such as enterprise architects, developers, and networking engineers—to steer themselves into a cloud computing career that will not only provide job protection, but pay better as well. However, the path to cloud computing riches is not that clear for most. The good news: There is a path for many IT pros into the cloud. This article shows you how to map a path to those jobs from your current state if you are an enterprise architect, database admin, application developer…Read More
The IT security market is often painted as a non-stop growth curve with no end in sight. But many analysts who have studied market trends say despite recent increases in spending and hiring, the market paradoxically is being slowed by a shortage of resources. In some cases, upper management is putting a cap on spending and hiring. In the recently published 2017 Black Hat Attendee Survey, most security professionals say they are increasing hiring and spending. Yet, some 71% of security professionals do not feel they have enough…Read More
Isaac Asimov once said, “I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.” That quote has stuck with me to this day. There’s no doubt that computers and computing have changed our lives. Without them, we would be slaves to processes and paper. I was reminded of Asimov’s quote when I saw the results of a recent poll done by Comvault of 100 IT leaders. More than two thirds said that they were worried about keeping up to date with the latest products and iterations across the major cloud providers. In other words, they fear missing out. Read More
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