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Here are the Buffalo, NY Top IT News Stories of the Week (May. 15th) 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.

IT Leaders Say Current H-1B Program Works

The majority of IT leaders are happy with the H-1B visa program as is and say that proposed changes will make it harder to fill skilled IT roles, according to survey released by IT recruiting firm Harvey Nash this week. Following the Trump administration’s executive order earlier this month calling for restructuring the temporary skilled labor program relied on most heavily by IT service providers and technology giants, Harvey Nash polled 174 U.S. IT leaders across 20 industries. Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of respondents in companies…Read More

Examining the Hottest (and Coldest) Tech Skills

Last year, Dice launched an interactive visualization, created by Simon Hughes, that broke down supply and demand for various tech roles. In this context, “supply” is the proportion of job seekers on Dice with a particular skill, while “demand” is the proportion of jobs listing that skill. We took those values and normalized them so that they sat on the same range; by dividing the demand value by the supply for a particular skill, we get a number that indicates how in-demand (or “hot”) a particular skill is. This year, we’ve updated that visualization…Read More

Is IT Having an Identity Crisis?

In 2007, Michael Spears became CIO of the National Council on Compensation Insurance. It wasn’t the usual promotion. Spears had spent two years as the NCCI’s chief data officer, and he kept that role when be became CIO. In his dual capacity, he oversees both the IT department and the data resources division, though they operate as separate entities. Over the years, he says, the CIO and CDO roles have sometimes been held by different people and sometimes by the same person. Spears has taken some ribbing for his CIO role…Read More

What Makes a Great Remote Working Employee?

When we think about working from home, it’s usually related to freelance software development. Many companies have excellent remote working cultures, though. Here’s what they’re looking for in an employee who wants to work from home. Via, several tech companies have given a bit of insight into what they look for in someone who’d rather not work in an office. Many seek the same type of candidate: a self starter who manages their time well. But others have a bit more on their lists. GitHub wants someone with excellent written…Read More

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