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Here are the Buffalo, NY Top IT News Stories of the Week (Jan. 31st) 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 Resources and Business Tech Support for businesses in the Buffalo area.

January Dice Report: Trump’s Effect on Tech Hiring

Some 77 percent of hiring professionals from a variety of industries expect no near-term change in hiring plans due to the recent U.S. presidential election, according to a new survey by DHI Group, Inc., the parent company of Dice. However, a significant percentage of hiring managers who work within the technology industry believe that specific policies of U.S. President Donald Trump will have an impact on how they hire. The survey took place from Dec. 12 – 16. Respondents worked at U.S. companies, government entities, and recruiting…Read More

Trump’s Federal Hiring Freeze Won’t Kill Government IT Hiring

If you are planning to apply for a federal IT job, President Donald Trump’s federal hiring freeze makes it harder, but not impossible, to land a position with the U.S. government. On Monday, Trump signed an executive order preventing the filling of vacant positions or creating new jobs “except when necessary to meet national or public security responsibilities,” said Trump Administration Press Secretary Sean Spicer at a briefing today. Defense agencies are big users of IT and appear to be unaffected by the freeze. Cybersecurity hiring…Read More

Data Scientist: Still the Best Job in America?

Glassdoor just published its annual list of the best jobs in America, and technology-related roles dominated the top slots. Data scientist came in first, with a job score of 4.8 (out of 5), a job satisfaction rating of 4.4 (also out of 5), and a median base salary of $110,000. DevOps engineer placed second, with an identical base salary and nearly the same job score and job satisfaction ratings. Rounding out the top three was data engineer, with a median base salary of $106,000, a 4.7 job score, and a job satisfaction rating of 4.3. (In terms of methodology…Read More

InfoWorld’s 2017 Technology of the Year Award Winners

Did you notice that Google is giving away its magic sauce? Google engineers used to merely write papers about their creations, then leave it to others to come up with the software. Now we’re fortunate to get the real goods, for datacenter orchestration or deep learning or what have you, straight from the source. Similarly, other cloud juggernauts are solving common problems and sharing the solutions through open source projects. Is it a surprise that Facebook came up with a better way to build mobile apps? Or an improved option for clients…Read More

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