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In the modern business era, where workers can stay connected to their jobs on a 24/7 basis with a smartphone or tablet, the concept of going home at 5 p.m. seems foreign. This trend is almost a tradition in the IT industry when being on-call or working weekends doing system updates happens regularly. On the… Read more »

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More technology companies now let their workers telecommute – either some of the time or their entire work week. This saves them the hassle of commuting as well as the extra costs spent for gas, car maintenance, or even using public transit. Working from home can be a challenge for some, especially being able to… Read more »

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The best managers in any industry – the technology world is no exception – are able to easily communicate with their direct reports. This includes offering the feedback – both positive and negative – that helps your staff achieve their goals and stay productive. Constructive criticism is especially important when you want your team to… Read more »

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When it comes to boosting the productivity of your technology team, the layout of your office plays an important role. In this era of DevOps and Agile, designing a workspace to foster collaboration among your staff is a smart call. Additionally, a well considered, modern office layout helps your firm recruit the top talent in… Read more »

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One of the more rewarding job roles in the technology world is the project manager. A successful PM requires a combination of technical acumen, business insight, and strong communication skills – just for starters. A diplomatic nature is another must, as handling the different personalities of both IT professionals and clients regularly comes into play…. Read more »

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The technology industry is definitely one business sector where keeping your skills up-to-date is a must. Someone may be the best Visual Basic programmer in their region, but it won’t make a difference since employers currently have little demand for Windows 95 desktop applications. In this competitive business environment, companies need to ensure their employees… Read more »

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No matter your position as a technology professional, you always need to make the effort to improve your skill set. This rule applies if you are a software engineer, a database administrator, and especially if you work as an IT manager. IT managers help to keep their team producing at a high level, which requires… Read more »

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The technology industry remains lucrative for many, no matter your specific job title or experience level. Combining good pay with the chance to work on innovative projects and the best jobs continues to attract new workers into the field. When it comes to the highest salaries and the most robust job outlooks, however, not all… Read more »

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Job interviews are stressful enough, especially when you are hoping for a position in the competitive IT industry. In addition to spending time researching the company in question, it is also important to go over your own work history so you are able to respond to questions in detail. But when the interviewer begins to… Read more »

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Maintaining a high productivity level at your office remains one of the greatest challenges for the IT manager. Being able to properly motivate a disparate collection of technology workers is one factor separating the best managers from those who merely hold the title. You need to realize the large impact your managerial style has on… Read more »