Banks Are Beginning to Embrace BlockchainAs banking continues its embrace of fintech, interest is fast developing in using blockchain technology. Santander InnoVentures estimated that banks could save $15-$20 billion a year by dumping their current transactional processes in favor of using blockchain.Read the rest of this entry »
Over the last few years, the technology has, to its detriment, been associated with the bitcoin currency and its sometimes unsavory uses. Though blockchain may have been developed to facilitate bitcoin transactions ...
Small Businesses Attracting Tech InterestGoogle, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech powerhouses still attract millions of hopefuls each year, but a growing number of tech professionals are at least considering smaller firms, says a report on Small Business Trends.Read the rest of this entry »
Job search giant Indeed took a look at employers with fewer than 150 workers to see what kinds of jobs candidates were clicking on. Indeed didn't say how that indicator of interest compared to all ...
How to Make Your First IT Job A SuccessA first IT job after graduating is a lot like all other first jobs regardless of the field: you'll meet new people, discover things you never learned in class, and be expected to act like a professional.Read the rest of this entry »
But there is one, "dazzlingly different" difference, as an article on the CompTIA website puts it, and that is the amount of freedom and responsibility you'll have even as an entry-level ...
Starting Pay for Class of 2017 Hits New HighThe class of 2017 is graduating into the best job market in a decade.Read the rest of this entry »
With unemployment at pre-Recession levels, and employers scrambling to fill jobs that are now staying vacant for a near-record average of almost 6 weeks, this first class of Gen Z college grads can expect an average starting salary of $49,785. That's 3% higher than last year, and, even adjusting for inflation, is almost a ...
Tech Employment, Wages Up In 2016The tech sector grew by 182,000 workers last year, a 3% increase that brought the total U.S. IT workforce to just under 7 million. Tech salaries also grew last year, reaching a median of $108,900.Read the rest of this entry »
Those are but two of the findings in the Cyberstates 2017 factbook from CompTIA, an industry trade group that counts 2,000 companies and more than 100,000 tech workers as members ...
How the Pharmaceutical Industry May Track Every PillA technology most commonly linked to the cryptocurrency payment system Bitcoin, may prove to be the key to rooting out counterfeit prescription drugs.Read the rest of this entry »
Blockchain startup Chronicled and supply chain consultant, The LinkLab, last week announced a pilot "track and trace" program for the pharmaceutical industry.
The industry is under a 2023 deadline to develop and implement an electronic, interoperable system to identify and trace prescription drugs throughout the U.S ...
What Will Work Look Like When Robots Take Over?One of LinkedIn's "Top 10 Voices in Technology" is in the midst of writing a series of blog posts about the coming revolution in robotics. It's a grim, almost alarmist view of a world in the very near future where automation will displace workers in jobs ranging from truck and taxi drivers (already happening) to doctors, accountants and middle managers.Read the rest of this entry »
Shelly Palmer's series, which began with the ...
A Woman's View of 10 Years In TechThere's plenty of cause for a woman entering the male dominated world of high tech. Locker room talk, sexual harassment, having their talent belittled and their opinions ignored are the most widely reported challenges women in tech confront.Read the rest of this entry »
If you have any doubt, just read former Uber engineer Susan Fowler's blog post, the one that set off a firestorm for the ride-sharing company, which is still blazing.
Tech Pay Goes Farther Outside Silicon ValleyWhen it comes to tech salaries, no place on earth comes close to Silicon Valley. In a survey by the IT career site Dice.com, Silicon Valley tech workers earned an average of $118,243 annually, more than 10% higher than the next highest paid tech center, the New York metro area.Read the rest of this entry »
Other surveys bear that out, including a new one from Hired.com, a tech job matching site. It ...
The Most In-Demand IT SkillsThere's almost no computer technology job in the country that isn't in demand and, to a greater or lesser degree, difficult to fill.Read the rest of this entry »
An industry group, CompTIA, says, "In the fourth quarter of 2016, U.S. employers added 337,000 IT jobs, and that number is slated to grow even more in the coming year."
But even in this hot industry sector, some jobs and skills are ...