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Here are the Buffalo, NY Top IT News Stories of the Week (Mar. 7th) 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.

WNY Nonprofits Receive $12.3M in State Grants for Capital, IT Projects

Nearly three dozen nonprofits from Western New York received $12.3 million in state funding for capital improvement or technology-related projects.The funds come through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) through its competitive Nonprofit Infrastructure Capital Investment Program. Statewide, a total of $100 million in grants were awarded to 237 nonprofit agencies. Four local agencies received grants of $1 million apiece: Catholic Charities of Buffalo; Child and Family Services of Erie County; Evergreen Health Services…Read More

Will a Cyber Crisis Add to Chaos of Trump’s First 100 Days?

While plenty of controversy has surrounded President Donald Trump’s fledgling administration, it hasn’t yet faced a major crisis. But according to Forrester Research, aside from any political or military events, the new president will face a cyber crisis sometime within his first 100 days. The company made the prediction last fall, prior to the election, as part of its “Predictions 2017” brief, so it didn’t specifically focus on either Trump or Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. But it said, “the momentum of winning the election gives new presidents…Read More

Trump Says Offshoring Displaces ‘Our Best’ American Workers

President Donald Trump promised Tuesday to crack down on offshore outsourcing, which he blamed for displacing some of the best American workers. He didn’t say how he might do it and didn’t raise the H-1B visa issue, which he has previously blamed for enabling offshoring. But Trump aimed a fiery broadside at offshore outsourcing at an Oval Office ceremony concerning two bills, both aimed at encouraging more women to study and seek careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). His comments…Read More

Trump Announces Budget Cuts That May Give China Tech Leadership

The White House plans to substantially hike defense spending, but it’s going to cut other agency budgets with a big axe. It is nail-biting time for people who develop supercomputers and do other scientific work that relies on federal R&D funding. The White House said today it will increase defense spending, currently at about $600 billion, by $54 billion or 9%. But most other agencies, with the exception of “security agencies,” will see budget reductions, it said at a briefing for reporters. This means the cuts will fall heavily on agencies such as the…Read More

IT Project Success Rates Finally Improving

After years of stagnating IT project success rates and project failures, a new Pulse of the Profession report from the Project Management Institute (PMI) shows that success rates for IT projects are finally on the rise. In 2013, a survey from cloud portfolio management provider Innotas (now Innotas by Planview) revealed that 50 percent of businesses surveyed had experienced an IT project failure within the previous 12 months. Three years later, those numbers had actually increased; the 2016 Innotas annual Project and Portfolio Management Survey…Read More

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