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Here are the Buffalo, NY Top IT News Stories of the Week (Dec. 5th) 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.

How IT Leaders Can Prepare for 2018

As IT leaders start mapping out their strategies for 2018, what trends should be top of mind and what challenges should organizations be prepared to face in the coming year? The value proposition for digital transformation has proven itself. According to Gartner, digital leaders perform better, generating more digital revenue and having more digital processes. Digital is becoming mainstream, and as a result the role of the CIO is changing. Top-performing digital organizations report that their CIOs have business responsibilities outside of IT…Read More

What is the H-1B Visa? Requirements, Processes and FAQs

The H-1B visa program is controversial. Few people like it. Businesses say it’s too restrictive. Labor organizations complain that it displaces U.S. workers and lowers their wages. Some politicians use it to appeal to their base with scant ability to fix the process to the benefit of all. The following overview of the H-1B visa is accurate as of the publication date. Beware that the rules and internal business processes of the H-1B visa are complex. Either could be changed by legislation, executive order, or internal process reviews. For the latest rules…Read More

4 Careers Where Data Science Skills Will Help You Get Ahead

The need for data scientists is spreading across more and more industries. As companies in finance, insurance, and IT scramble to fill the role of data scientist, professionals in more traditional roles are encouraged to learn data science as well. It’s not just the looming talent gap that pushes individuals to learn data science; companies are using high salaries to woo people into the industry. According to a 2014 Burtch Works study of salaries for data scientists, those responsible for a team of one to three people earned a median salary of $140,000. Read More

How to Ensure IT Works on the Right Projects

When your company makes a major acquisition and the demand on IT increases, how do you know that you are spending your precious IT dollars on the most important projects? That’s what I asked Dave Hudson, CIO of Veritiv, the $8 billion packaging, facility solutions, print and publishing, and logistics company. Hudson says a combination of vision, goals and governance is the key. Sometimes I find there are a few incorrect assumptions in the industry about how well IT knows the business. My IT team needs to know our business as well…Read More

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