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Here are the Buffalo, NY Top IT News Stories of the Week (Mar. 17th) 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.

M&T’s CEO Calls for ‘Meaningful Change’ in Policies, Regulation

M&T Bank chairman and CEO Robert Wilmers is calling for “meaningful change” in policies and regulations that, he says, have outlived their effectiveness. Wilmers’ letter to shareholders, released March 9, appeals for “thoughtful reform” in the banking industry – which, the bank’s longtime leader argues, would benefit not only regional banks such as M&T, but also consumers, small businesses and communities. “With the (financial) crisis long past, the time for meaningful change – call it reform of the reforms – has arrived,” Wilmers wrote. Read More

Tech Jobs Top the List of Highest-Paying Jobs in the U.S.

Tech jobs dominated Glassdoor’s list of highest-paying positions released on Wednesday. So which tech posts pay the most? Enterprise architects, who are largely responsible for an organization’s information technology assets, make a median base salary of $112,560. Glassdoor ranked the job as the sixth-most lucrative job in the United States for 2017. Application development managers followed close behind at No. 8 on the list, pulling in a $112,045 median base salary. Research and development managers, who often design…Read More

Trump Giving H-1B Visas ‘Comprehensive Look’

Will President Trump reform H-1B visas? Even if he plans to do so, it likely won’t happen in the short term. During a March 8 press conference, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told the audience of journalists that the H-1B visa program is under review. “The President’s actions that he’s taken in terms of his executive order and other revamping of immigration policy have focused on our border security, keeping our country safe, our people safe,” Spicer told the press. “And then, obviously, whether it’s H-1B visas or the other one…Read More

More Than a Third of Tech Workers are Underpaid

IT salaries continue to rise, but many tech workers are still well above the national median income, new research from compensation and salary data solutions company Paysa shows that many tech workers are still underpaid. Paysa used machine learning and AI to examine more than five million resumes of tech and engineering professionals from their salary databaseand compared their education, experience, skills, work history and current salary to their market value for identical available roles, says Chris Bolte, CEO of Paysa. Read More

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