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Here are the Buffalo, NY Top IT News Stories of the Week (June. 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.


Here’s What Engineering/Technical Jobs Pay in the Buffalo Area

This slideshow is part of a series of local salary reports based on the latest data from the federal government for the two-county metropolitan area. Each slide reports the number of jobs within a given occupational group in Erie and Niagara counties, as well as the average annual pay for those jobs in the Buffalo area. Both figures are annual averages for 2016, as tabulated by the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The names of occupational groups, which can be long…Read More


Workers’ Earnings Grow Faster in Buffalo Than in a Majority of U.S. Markets

Income growth in the Buffalo area is outpacing a majority of the nation’s major metropolitan areas, according to new federal statistics.Average weekly earnings for private-sector workers in the two-county Buffalo market have risen 12.82 percent during the past five years. That’s the 38th-best growth rate among the nation’s 100 biggest metros.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tracks the earnings for all employees in the private sector, issuing monthly reports for more than 300 metros. Workers in the Buffalo market…Read More


Dice Report: More Tech Hiring Later in 2017?

According to Dice’s semi-annual survey, 73 percent of hiring managers say they will look to hire more tech professionals in the second half of 2017, a five-point increase since the last hiring survey conducted in November 2016 and three-point increase from the survey in June 2016. While bullish regarding hiring plans, hiring managers report the time to fill open tech positions continues to lengthen due primarily to the inability to find qualified candidates, according to 38 percent of respondents. “In the fast-moving tech industry, skills gaps…Read More


12 ‘Best Practices’ IT Should Avoid at All Costs

What makes IT organizations fail? Often, it’s the adoption of what’s described as “industry best practices” by people who ought to know better but don’t, probably because they’ve never had to do the job. From establishing internal customers to instituting charge-backs to insisting on ROI, a lot of this advice looks plausible when viewed from 50,000 feet or more. Scratch the surface, however, and you begin to find these surefire recipes for IT success are often formulas for failure. Looking to fail? Make sure everyone in IT tells everyone…Read More


Trump’s Executive Order: What It Means for US Cybersecurity

The WannaCry ransomware attack has dominated headlines recently, and with good reason – it has infected hundreds of thousands of computers in close to 100 countries, shutting down hospitals in the UK, causing problems for companies as large as FedEx, and has so far earned the attackers at least $70,000 in ransom money. It’s no surprise, then, that President Donald Trump’s Executive Order that seeks to improve cybersecurity across the federal government has flown under the radar since it was signed on May 11. The EO includes provisions…Read More


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