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Here are the Buffalo, NY Top IT News Stories of the Week (Feb. 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. We provide IT Recruiting and IT Staffing for businesses in the Buffalo area.

Why Banks Need Privileged Access Management to Secure Their Systems

U.S. banks already must satisfy numerous regulatory requirements around the privacy and security of customers’ data, and that is only bound to increase when the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation takes effect May 25. These regulations are in place for good reasons. Banks are the guardians of their customers’ sensitive financial data, and they are the institutions that stand between their customers and cybercriminals who want to steal that data to make a profit. A key element of any bank’s strategy to protect customer data…Read More

Industries With the Best Salary for Tech Pros

While many employers are offering tech professionals more perks to balance out relatively stagnant pay (according to the most recent Dice Salary Survey), there are still some industries that are paying out salaries well above average. Which ones tend to offer the most cash? This year’s edition of the Salary Survey saw the number of industries with salaries comfortably in the six-figure range double from two to four. Several others are approaching that number, and only one of the top five has seen average salary levels dip. As you can see…Read More

Don’t Let Crappy Software Drive Your Employees Away

Millennials are the largest generation currently in the U.S. workforce, and will make up 35 percent of the global workforce by 2020. So, if you’re not considering the professional needs of this generation of digital natives, who are used to intuitive, seamless technology that can help enhance their productivity, you’re putting your organization’s future at risk. Millennials’ threshold for poor user experience is exceedingly low, and technology that is cumbersome and frustrating often drives highly-skilled millennials away from jobs — and entire…Read More

Salary Survey: You Should Ask to Work Remotely

Working from home can be amazing, but surprisingly few tech pros actually take advantage of that perk when offered by their company. The latest Dice Salary Survey tells us the supply and demand of working remotely is out of whack, but fixable. Over 60 percent of tech pros say they would prefer to work remotely half the time or more. However, only 22 percent are afforded the opportunity to do so. Most (22 percent) say they’d like to work from home (or a coffee shop, or wherever you want to grab a seat) full-time, and 20 percent…Read More

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