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Here are the Buffalo, NY Top IT News Stories of the Week (Jan. 6th) 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.

Buffalo Startups: Five Companies to Watch in 2017

After another year of growth in Buffalo’s startup community, with signs of maturation at seemingly every corner. A collection of startups are looking like genuine hits, from Athenex to Sentient Science to ACV Auctions. Following is Business First’s annual listing of companies to watch in 2017, chosen unscientifically among various startups with big decisions, growth milestones and financing events ahead of them. Circuit Clinical: The company has already launched a network of research-minded doctors in Western New York…Read More

New GOP H-1B Bill Appears to Fall Short of Trump’s Goal

In the first week of the new Congress, U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is attempting to win support for a controversial H-1B reform bill. The bill, introduced Wednesday, is called the “Protect and Grow American Jobs Act” (HR 170) and co-sponsored by Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.). It is aimed at tightening, but not closing, a loophole in the visa law that has benefitted large H-1B-using firms. Issa introduced this bipartisan bill last July. It faced some criticism and stalled in committee. The big difference this year is the impending…Read More

Donald Trump Offers Cybersecurity Warning: ‘No Computer is Safe’

Donald Trump showed off his IT security credentials at a New Year’s Eve party, suggesting that the best way to keep secrets from hackers is a huge air gap. “No computer is safe,” he told journalists gathered at his Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida, a warning many computer security professionals would probably endorse. Trump also shared his advice on managing data security risks. Forget switching to TLS or quantum key exchange: “If you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier,” he said, according..Read More

Infosys, Wipro Leaders Warn of Challenging Times for Indian IT

The leaders of two of India’s largest technology services companies, Infosys Ltd. and Wipro Ltd., have warned employees that their industry faced a grave threat from rising political and economic conflict around the world. Employees need to innovate and bring out their best to survive, Infosys Chief Executive Officer Vishal Sikka said in a year-end note to staff. In a separate memo, Wipro Chairman Azim Premji identified recent political and social developments as a huge risk to a globalized industry like IT services, though he didn’t mention specific issues. Read More

10 Biggest Recruiting and Hiring Trends of 2016

For IT recruiters, 2016 was a challenging year. With unemployment in the industry hovering near historic lows, an increased focus on passive recruiting, and on finding and retaining diverse talent, recruiters had to stretch the limits of their ingenuity to find the elite talent their clients needed. Recruiters have always grappled with an evolving job market, and IT recruiters, in particular, have to stay attuned to the latest-and-greatest technology, skills and experience and follow workplace management trends and issues to keep up…Read More

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