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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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Hiring the most talented employees in the world of technology is one thing, but actually retaining their services remains a difficult proposition in today’s economy. Considering the costs of the hiring process – time, training, and other resources – your company needs to bend over backwards to ensure your best workers stay happy and engaged…. Read more »

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One of the most notable technology trends of the past few years continues to be the growth of cloud-based business services. Organizations of all sizes increasingly leverage a variety of options for accessing applications, server platforms, and even data analytics from companies specializing in these offerings. This allows the firm to leverage the benefits of… Read more »

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IT departments have found themselves facing a staffing crisis: There’s a talent shortage, and it’s only going to get worse. College graduates and new candidates simply aren’t entering the IT job market at the rate that new positions open up. However, despite these challenges, innovative IT firms and departments are finding ways to solve staffing… Read more »

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In the course of your IT career, you’ve likely come across problems that have totally stumped you. As a leader, you don’t have the luxury of simply telling your staff that you don’t know how to solve the problem. Not only can this make it difficult for them to become proactive problem solvers in the… Read more »

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Diversity has long been a problem in the tech industry, but leaders like Apple and Intel are taking strides to close the gap. By creating more opportunities for women and minorities, these industry giants are working to solve the talent shortage in tech and include more unique experiences in skillsets in their workforce. Here are… Read more »

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Make the switch to software or web development without the four year computer science degree or student debt. Coding bootcamps can get your skills up to speed at a fraction of the cost, and help you land a career with their impressively high placement rate. Are your ready to make the change? Then take on… Read more »

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You’ve just started your interview process, and you think you may have found the right person for the job. However, even if a candidate has all of the technical skills you’re looking for, they still might wind up being a bad hire. This can result in wasted time and money, not to mention a potential… Read more »

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Anyone who works in IT knows that little tasks can build up fast. From bugs to improvements to new features, your ticket queue will quickly become overwhelming if you don’t practice delegation. However, the process of delegating can often be more complicated than it seems. For instance, you may have a hard time deciding which… Read more »

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“As-a-Service” technology is changing the way we do business — and the ways we protect ourselves from outside threats. Traditionally, there have been on-site infrastructures that allow IT specialists to configure and monitor firewalls and other security protocols to protect a company’s data. But as we move towards cloud-based tech, the way we approach security… Read more »