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Here are the Buffalo, NY Top IT News Stories of the Week (Nov. 21st) 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 Recruiting and IT Staffing for businesses in the Buffalo area.

H-1B Visa Applications Under Tighter Review: Report

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is challenging an increasing number of H-1B applications, according to statistics from the agency. Despite this boosted scrutiny, however, the Trump administration has not yet pushed for any major reforms to the H-1B program, which many tech firms claim is a vital pipeline for tech talent. Bloomberg, which highlighted the USCIS activity in a recent article, claims that RFEs—a.k.a., “requests for evidence,” or formal challenges…Read More

Cybersecurity Staffing Shortage Tied to Cyberattacks, Data Breaches

Organizations with understaffed IT security teams face a double-whammy – not enough employees to bear the workload and a greater potential they will be hit with a cyberattack or data breach, a new survey found. The Life and Times of Cyber Security Professionals report, which surveyed 343 global infosec workers, found 22% of respondents cite their IT security team as understaffed and that the shortage of people contributed to a security event at their organization in the past two years. “The shortage is creating massive problems for businesses…Read More

10 Worries That Should Keep Every Developer Up At Night (2018 Edition)

We’re coming into the holidays and the end of the year, a natural time to think about everything that could go wrong in the new year. Here’s what I’m going to worry about in 2018, and what other developers should worry about too! If you thought that 2016 was tough and that 2017 was a wild ride, get in your bunker and wait out 2018—because it is going to make 2016 and 2017 look like the dot-com boom years! (How seriously should you take my worries? Let my worries for 2017 be your guide!) Federal Communications Commission Chairman…Read More

5 Tech Trends That Will Redefine Your Business

Artificial intelligence is slowly seeping into everything, whether its customer service bots, self-driving cars or predictive analytics. Many organizations are experimenting with AI to find out how it can be used to optimize something or solve an unusually difficult or complex problem. According to Forrester Research, 58% of enterprises are looking at AI but only 12% are using it. However, AI capabilities and use cases are evolving rapidly as researchers attempt to answer difficult questions and the balance of man and machine labor changes. Read More

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