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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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The one constant in the technology world is its continuous rate of innovation. What were commonplace roles a decade ago – the computer operator is one obvious example – are now in the dustbin of history. In their place are a whole host of newer positions; jobs your company needs to add to its staffing… Read more »

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  Nobody wants to deal with a long and arduous technology job search. These hassles become exacerbated if you are unemployed or itching to get out of a dead-end position. The sooner you can find a challenging role in a forward-looking IT company, the sooner your career gets back on an upwards path. With a… Read more »

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The emergence of the millennial generation in the IT industry has led to a host of stereotypes attempting to define common aspects of their behavior. Of course, the same practice also happens with older generations. No matter the age of the individual employee, it becomes harder to foster a positive company culture when prejudiced opinions… Read more »

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Your search for a new technology job was a long and arduous process, and now you are faced with a job offer from a company where you recently interviewed. Of course, the natural response is to quickly accept their offer, especially if you currently are unemployed or stuck in a dead-end position. On the other… 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 »

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You found the technology job of your dreams; sent the company your résumé, and they called you in for an interview. Unfortunately, despite your best intentions, you simply blew the opportunity; stumbling over answers and not really giving the organization a good impression of your capabilities. Now what? Do you ask for a second chance… Read more »

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  Keeping your staff operating efficiently is a must for the organization’s productivity and its bottom line. Unfortunately, a fine line exists between working your employees hard and them beginning to suffer the adverse effects of burnout. Being able to successfully navigate this fine line helps separate the best IT managers from those merely holding… Read more »

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  Cultivating a compelling digital strategy remains vital for any company hoping to succeed in the modern business landscape – no matter their size. This is an effort requiring a long-term vision from management; something beyond five or even ten years, which is difficult considering the rapid pace of change in the technology world. Still,… Read more »