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Here are the Buffalo, NY Top IT News Stories of the Week (Oct. 10th) 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.

Grace Hopper Celebration 2017: Melinda Gates Pushes to Get More Women into Tech

Melinda Gates has a message for the tech world that it better get used to: The next Microsoft won’t be founded by someone like her husband. Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, noted during a keynote speech Wednesday at the 2017 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Orlando, Fla., that the technology industry has been called by some “a sea of white dudes.” Gates then showed a slide with a grid filled with her husband’s face, eliciting laughter from the crowd of about 12,000, CNET reports…Read More

3 Ways Millennials are Shaping Today’s Workplace Tech

There’s no doubt that millennials influence the way we live, work and play. According to Pew Research, the millennial population has exploded over the past few years, surpassing Baby Boomers in the US with 75.4 million millennials compared to 74.9 million boomers. Millennials are not only younger than their workplace colleagues, they’re different in the way that they work. In fact, the Internet and mobile devices might as well make up a millennial’s DNA. A recent Nielsen survey found that technology use is the most defining…Read More

Ransomware, IoT Risks and Insider Attacks Threaten Businesses the Most

Cybersecurity is never far from the headlines, whether that’s in data breaches like the one that Equifax suffered or ransomware attacks that hold files hostage. It can all seem a bit overwhelming, but there are plenty of tools and resources businesses can tap to enhance their cybersecurity defenses. This month, expect to hear a lot about them. The Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a public-private partnership, have for the past 14 years been using October to annually mark National Cyber…Read More

Cybersecurity Should Be Chess, Not Checkers

According to the US Office of Management and Budget, federal agencies reported 30,899 cybersecurity incidents to the Department of Homeland Security last year. Threats are evolving across multiple vectors as the number of potential entry points expands exponentially with the proliferation of connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT). IHS Markit predicts that the number of connected devices will increase from 15.4 billion in 2015 to 30.7 billion by 2020, and 75.4 billion by 2025. Last fall, the Mirai botnet recruited connected…Read More

Business Analyst: High Salary for a Complex Job

In simplest terms, a business analyst (sometimes abbreviated as BA) is someone who analyzes a process or organization. They assist in strategic planning, and often figure out the most optimal workflows and market approaches. That makes them valuable players for organizations of pretty much any size, from startups (which might employ one or two) to huge enterprises (which may leverage dozens or hundreds). In exchange for helping organizations through their conundrums, business analysts can expect to earn a hefty salary.  According…Read More

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