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Here are the Buffalo, NY Top IT News Stories of the Week (Nov. 14th) 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. IT Resources and Business Tech Support for businesses in the Buffalo area.

Buffalo Places as a Top 10 City for New College Graduates

It was not that long ago that the phrase “brain drain” was applicable to the Buffalo metropolitan area. But times have changed and here is another sample of why college graduates may want to consider sticking around: Buffalo is ranked as the ninth-best city in the country for new graduates. The ranking of more than 300 metropolitan areas nationwide was released by ValuePenguin, which bills itself as a free source for information and tools to help you make consumer spending decisions. The study takes into consideration three key categories…Read More

What Will Trump Do with the H-1B Visa?

President-elect Donald Trump, working with Congress, may try to make it harder and more expensive to hire H-1B workers. His intent would be to change the economics of visa usage and encourage employers to hire U.S. workers. Trump could do this by working with a bipartisan group in Congress committed to reform. But Trump also has executive power levers and could impose changes on his first day in office. He also can prod various federal agencies to launch investigations into visa use. Ron Hira, associate professor of public policy at Howard University…Read More

SpiceWorld 2016: Amid Growing Complexity, IT Pros Get Tools to Simplify Tech

Technology is not getting any simpler for IT professionals, especially those at small to medium-sized businesses. Increased adoption of virtualization and mobile devices are making IT environments more complex than ever before. Spiceworks, the online community and resource center for IT professionals, wants to make life simpler for IT pros, especially those who are in charge of managing networks and researching new products. The company used the opening keynote of the SpiceWorld 2016 IT Conferencein Austin, Texas, to…Read More

Tech Groups Push Policy Priorities for the Trump Administration

Technology trade groups are already pushing out their policy priorities for President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, even though his campaign rarely touched on IT issues. With Silicon Valley largely opposed to Trump during the campaign and his tech policy agenda paper thin, policy recommendations from tech trade groups may be an exercise in wishful thinking. Still, several tech groups congratulated Trump on his unexpected victory and expressed optimism about this presidency. One point of optimism for the tech industry…Read More

Tech Pros Thinking ‘New Job’ in 2017: Survey

More than a third of tech professionals plan on searching for a new employer in 2017, according to a new survey by Spiceworks. The survey also found that, while 61 percent of tech pros feel “appreciated” by their current employer, nearly as many (59 percent) also think they’re underpaid. Many are planning to jump to a new job to either advance their current skills or land a more competitive salary. “Many IT professionals believe they’re underpaid and their department is underfunded,” Peter Tsai, IT analyst at Spiceworks, wrote…Read More

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