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Here are the Buffalo, NY Top IT News Stories of the Week (May. 2nd) 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.

Two Weeks After Hack, ECMC Continues IT Systems Restoration

Erie County Medical Center is beginning its third week with limited IT systems after a sophisticated computer virus prompted a complete shutdown April 9. Hospital officials have confirmed the campus is making significant progress on restoration throughout the Buffalo trauma hospital, having initially focused on critical care areas. By Monday, email for most staffers was live as workers keyed in new passwords and downloaded apps on handheld smartphones, through archived information was still limited. “One thing we’ve learned along…Read More

H-1B Reform May Become Tech Battle of the Year

Whatever the outcome of the federal government’s H-1B visa review, chances are good that some group won’t like it. President Trump’s latest executive order tasks the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Labor, and State with reviewing current H-1B policy in order to eliminate fraud and abuse. Before signing the order at an April 18 event in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Trump said that the visas “should be given to the most skilled and highest paid applicants, and they should never be used to replace Americans.” Many tech…Read More

Cyber Infrastructure: Too Big to Fail, and Failing

Even the good news is bad news. While Joshua Corman didn’t use that exact line in his opening keynote at SOURCE Boston this week, that was a pervasive, and sobering, theme. Corman, a founder of I am The Cavalry and director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative for the Atlantic Council, said he was there to tell some “uncomfortable truths” about the state of cybersecurity – among them that, “the critical infrastructure of our space is too big to fail, and it’s failing.” He said the current statistics are depressing enough – that the database…Read More

FAQ: The Real Impact of Trump’s H-1B Executive Order

President Donald Trump is calling for “a long-overdue reform of H-1B visas.” But what changes does he want, and can he get Congress to agree? Here’s a look at some some of the key questions around Trump’s visa reform effort and his “Hire American, Buy American” executive order. What’s the most important thing that Trump wants to accomplish? In issuing his executive order, Trump called the “totally random” H-1B lottery “wrong.” He wants the visas distributed to “the most-skilled and highest-paid” applicants. He wants to end “abuse.” Read More

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