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At some point in your career, you’ve had a good manager and you’ve had a bad manager. Now that you’re in a similar role, you may find yourself wondering which category you fall into. Your management style can have a profound effect on your team — from inspiring them to reach their potential to undermining… Read more »

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  One truism about a career in the technology field states that your learning never really ends. Considering the rapid rate of change in the industry, IT pros need to constantly learn new skills lest they encounter difficulty when trying to find meaningful work. In short, you need to make the effort to grow as… Read more »

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  The current wave of cybercrime affecting the business world in addition to consumers requires companies to up their cybersecurity skills. Because of this cold, hard truth, information security professionals remain high in-demand throughout the industry. Finding, hiring, and retaining this vital IT talent needs to be the focus of any organization with an exposure… Read more »

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  Continuing education remains an important part of anyone’s technology career. If you let your skills stagnate, over time it becomes difficult to gain meaningful employment. Earning an IT certification offers you either a chance to learn a new ability or to show competency in something you already know. In both cases, they add some… Read more »

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  The demise of the technology outsourcing market has been predicted by many IT pundits for years. In actuality, the reverse appears to be true, as a recent study by the industry analyst group, ISG, reveals a sector now generating over $100 billion in revenue each year. While this doesn’t show the growth of other… Read more »

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  Providing meaningful feedback to your technology staff is an important part of building the right company culture and boosting your overall productivity. Employee evaluations remain a key part of ensuring your entire team understands what they are doing right and where improvements are necessary. Since evaluations take up the valuable time of the company’s… Read more »

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  Salesforce remains one of the leading Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications in the IT industry. Technology professionals experienced in the application enjoy copious job opportunities all over the country. One sign of its continued popularity is the availability of numerous certification programs for tech pros hoping to further their education and enhance their résumé…. Read more »

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  Despite the best efforts of project managers, software engineers, and network administrators, many IT projects simply don’t end successfully. Maybe the technical requirements weren’t detailed enough, or perhaps the support from management and the business stakeholders didn’t meet expectations? Understanding the ultimate reasons for any project failure is important to ensure those same mistakes… Read more »

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Artificial intelligence (AI) remains one of the fastest-growing areas in the technology world. One variant of AI – machine learning – is a vital part of the practice of data science, and other meaningful applications for its use abound. If you work in the IT industry, AI is currently a hot skill worth highlighting on… Read more »

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While keeping a handle on staffing costs remains a worthy goal for any technology manager, this doesn’t necessarily make it wise to inquire about a candidate’s salary history during an interview. What used to be a standard practice is now frowned upon by many in the industry, and some states – most notably Massachusetts –… Read more »