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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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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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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More good news for IT professionals on the horizon

The ubiquity of information and communication technology has created demand for the experts who know how to construct, maintain and fix these tools. In response, the value of technology services-related jobs has significantly risen, as illustrated in a chart tweeted by Bloomberg’s chief economist, Michael McDonough, earlier this year.   Some gains over the past…

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Why should you become a programmer?

The U.S. job market is starting to look up. The Bureau of Labor Statistics stated in a press release that about 271,000 jobs were added by employers in October, which simply goes to show that America is finally recovering from its market crash. As things start to turn around, people are beginning to be more optimistic about their…

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Microsoft focuses on cybersecurity with newest acquisitions

Of all the current trends circulating the technology space, cybersecurity is undoubtedly the most urgent. Reports of new cyberattacks are unrelenting; despite businesses’ best efforts to guard the perimeter, the barbarians continue to wiggle their way into even the most guarded systems. The most recent high-profile victim was British telecom company, TalkTalk, where over 100,000 were…

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Assessing big data’s big future

One of the most rapidly growing areas in information technology is big data. Big data can be defined as massive batches of data that can be captured and analyzed to identify patterns or predict trends, and nearly every growing space in the technology world – including the Internet of Things, cloud computing, data center virtualization and…

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3 IT Certifications that will get you PAID!

3 IT Certifications that Pay Getting certified has never been so beneficial to your IT career, not just in terms of getting a job but also in making sure you get paid a salary you deserve. Certifications not only give you the skills you’ll need to succeed in the IT field, but they also allow…

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