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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. We provide IT Recruiting and IT Staffing for businesses in the Buffalo area.

The 7 Most In-Demand Tech Jobs for 2018 — and How to Hire For Them

As companies scramble to adapt to the modern workforce, they’re doing whatever they can to attract top tech talent. For some that may mean getting a head start in filling next year’s most in-demand roles, which range from data-focused to security-related positions, according to Robert Half Technology’s 2018 IT salary report. The survey also reveals the average salaries for each role based off experience. While Robert Half Technology acknowledges a lot will impact a company’s starting salary, including competition, location, corporate culture…Read More

Are All STEM Degrees Worth the Time and Money?

Is a STEM degree worth getting? For years, researchers and technology leaders have argued that the answer to that question is an emphatic “yes.” Not only is increased STEM education a stated goal of the U.S. Department of Education, but many of tech’s largest companies are pouring considerable money and resources into educational programs for math and science. But a new data analysis highlighted by The New York Times suggests that not all STEM degrees are created equal. Edward Lazowska, a professor of computer science…Read More

Commvault GO 2017: Google and Commvault Team Up on Cloud Storage, Data Protection

For enterprises that want to move more data to the cloud but are worried about how they can do so securely, Commvault and Google have a response: trust us. The two companies announced a partnership for Commvault to work with the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and want to make it easier for organizations to “lift and shift” applications and workloads to the cloud. The teaming, announced on Tuesday at the Commvault GO 2017 conference at the National Harbor near Washington, D.C., will help companies that want move large…Read More

Export Your IT People Into the Business

As technology becomes as critical to businesses as oxygen, CIOs are looking for ways to change their IT operating model. The fundamental question facing most CIOs: How do we create a structure that distributes technology leadership, development, delivery and support across the enterprise? Mark Sims, CIO and vice president of business transformation at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, has an answer. When he became CIO of the $3 billion lawn care and gardening products company in 2014, he inherited an IT organization that had a fairly…Read More

10 Mistakes End Users Make That Drive Security Managers Crazy

There’s so much news about major hacks from nation-states such as Russia, North Korea, Iran, and various criminal gangs in Eastern Europe. But what’s less understood is that an important percentage of breaches stem from insiders. Forrester Research found that nearly 40% of all data breaches are caused by insiders. And of those insider breaches, 26% are caused by abuse or malicious intent by insiders, and 56% are caused by inadvertent misuse or sheer accidents by employees. “Data is too often mishandled by employees,” says…Read More

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