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Here are the Buffalo, NY Top IT News Stories of the Week (Jan. 20th) 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.

Trump Turns to H-1B Advocates for Advice

In his campaign for president, Donald Trump tapped into the viral anger over H-1B use. The outsourcing of high-skill jobs is a “tremendous threat,” he said. Disney workers who trained visa-holding replacements spoke at some of his rallies. But soon after the election, President-elect Trump assembled a 16-member team of CEO-level executives to advise him on job creation, including many from firms that send jobs overseas and have advocated for an H-1B cap increase. Trump’s appointments included one of the pioneers of offshore outsourcing…Read More

Employees Play Key Role in Cyber Safety

The email controversy that followed Hillary Clinton for much of the presidential campaign provided some valuable lessons for companies facing the constant threat of cyber and data breaches. Employers need clear, written policies on cyber security relating to the use of company email, servers and confidential business. And the policies must be followed to optimize these safety measures, said Kevin Burke, a partner and litigator at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman. He said he is fascinated by everything going on in this realm, including the results…Read More

Will Trump’s Policies Increase IT Employment?

Estimates for IT employment growth this year range from flat to gangbuster. But the actual 2017 outcome will depend on the economy and the still-uncertain policies of President-elect Donald Trump. Trump has talked about actions such as tariffs to keep some firms from relocating operations to Mexico or other countries. But analysts don’t know how deep or broad the tariffs might be and what their hiring impact would be. The Trump administration also intends to set some restrictions on H-1B use, but there’s no consensus about how visa…Read More

Worried Your Job Will Be Automated? It’ll Probably Take Decades, If Ever

Automation will touch a wide variety of jobs in the coming years, but few professions will see full high-tech replacement of individual labor, according to a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute, the business and economics research arm of global consulting firm McKinsey & Co. The report contends that full automation threatens only about 5 percent of occupations globally. However, a large range of activities have the potential for partial automation, transforming how we work at a pace the institute estimates will take hold over decades. Read More

The War for Cybersecurity Talent Hits the Hill

Many analysts and business leaders believe there is a severe need for qualified cybersecurity professionals in the U.S., something that has caught the eye of at least one key congressman. U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) on Wednesday said more needs to be done to address the cybersecurity labor shortage. “I agree 110% that we need to strengthen the workforce” of cybersecurity professionals, McCaul said during a meeting with reporters at the National Press Club. McCaul was referring not only…Read More

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