Is Your SLA DOA?

A service-level agreement (SLA) is a contract between a service provider and its internal or external customers that documents what services the provider will furnish. According to Margaret Rouse, Contributing Writer for TechTarget, “SLAs originated with network service providers, but are now widely used by telecommunication service providers and cloud computing service providers. Corporate IT…

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7 Skills Developers Should Invest In for 2016

Every minute of the work day is an opportunity for developers to “develop” their craft. During this time, they can either make the decision to expand their skill set or chose instead to remain stagnant. Sadly, many choose the latter. Determining where to invest your time and energy for growth as a developer can be…

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Microsoft launches revolutionary new app builder

Although the average consumer has jumped head-first into smartphone applications that makes his or her life easier, modern businesses have been a little hesitant toward moving into this brave new mobile world. This is a shame, as there are so many things mobile apps can do that PCs simply can’t, and it’s this push toward mobile…

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IT teams strive to do more with less

It’s one of the great paradoxical questions of modern times: how do we get more productivity out of less time, fewer resources and smaller teams? Mathematically, it doesn’t add up. But in the world of IT, this is a question management must grapple with on a regular basis. The top developers and software engineers are…

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GoTo products by Citrix find a new home

Citrix, a software company specializing in virtualization technologies, has recently announced in a post on its site that it will split its line of GoTo products into their own special company. These products, which include products like GoToMyPC that allow you to virtualize your desktop and access it anywhere, will be part of its own…

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The US Department of Commerce has a new vision for big data

  Big data represents one of the most significant trends in information technology. The growing number of mobile devices, the ever-increasing Web traffic and the digitization and automation of myriad services are some of the factors contributing the growth of big data. According to a recent IDC forecast, the big data technology and services market…

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Women are needed to fill IT vacancies

The information technology job market has remained stable for the most part, even during recent times of economic downturn. Growth in technology sectors that include big data, the Internet of Things, cloud computing, data center consolidation and cybersecurity are creating new job opportunities for aspiring IT professionals with basic computer training, as well as certified…

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Microsoft Office 2016 Quick Start Guides

Download Microsoft’s free Office 2016 Quick Start Guides! Microsoft has put together a set of handy Quick Start Guides that introduce you to the newest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. Whether you’re coming from previous versions of your favorite apps and want a quick orientation about where to find familiar basics…

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Employers demand technological literacy

Business and technology have never been as intertwined as they are right now. Current technological trends allow for efficiency levels that company leaders used to dream about. As such, more employers than ever are demanding that new hires be as technologically literate as possible. “Those without technical skills are missing out on a lot of…

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CompTIA certifications help to build careers

For IT professionals, it is important to have a diverse array of certificates – especially from vendors. But having general training outside of specific qualifications helps to cover a wider variety of bases when applying for new positions. This is where help from CompTIA can really come in handy. “CompTIA certificates are some of the most essential…

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