CIO or CTO? Does it Matter?Read the rest of this entry »
What’s the difference between a CTO and a CIO?
“Good question,” admits ZDNet. Where once the Chief Information Officer was universally acknowledged as the most senior IT executive, now, says the tech site, it “depends very much on the type of business you're talking about.”
Where a business has only a CIO or a Chief Technical Officer, it's an easy call - that’s the top IT executive. The duties …
World’s Most Popular Software Hacked in 5 MinutesRead the rest of this entry »
Here’s news guaranteed to keep a CTO up at night: Chinese hackers successfully launched new exploits against some of the most widely used programs in the world.
And it took them 5 minutes or less to do it.
Fortunately, the successful hackers were part of the 15 teams competing in this year’s Tianfu Cup — China's largest and most prestigious hacking competition. Using new, never before seen exploits, they were …
COVID Caused IT Spending to Surge to $15 Billion a WeekRead the rest of this entry »
When COVID-19 began closing businesses and shops, companies worldwide upped their spending on technology so much that within the first three months of the pandemic they’d already spent all of their 2020 budget increase. This extra $15 billion a week is among the biggest increase in tech spending in history.
Most of those billions was spent updating systems to accommodate remote working and improving network security. A wise decision as …
CTO Hiring Is In ‘High Gear’Read the rest of this entry »
CIO.com magazine says hiring of executive level tech leaders is “back in high gear.”
The pandemic brought a halt to most CIO and CTO hiring as companies scrambled to meet the needs of employees who began working remotely – many for the first time – in mid-March when all but essential businesses were shuttered.
At the same time, those holding those top IT jobs were hesitant to make a move. …
Businesses are Seeing the Value of BlockchainRead the rest of this entry »
The bloom began falling off the blockchain rose a few years ago, as companies conflated the technology with the cryptocurrency frenzy. In a handful of sectors, however, companies continued to explore how blockchain could benefit them.
Now organizations in sectors well beyond the pioneers in finance are investing in blockchain to protect data, decentralize processes and facilitate asset and data transfer.
“It’s an appealing model for many sectors, promising transparency …
Employers Are Paying Premiums for These IT SkillsRead the rest of this entry »
Earning an IT certification is always worth the effort. They add luster to a resume and improve job prospects with employers who pay a premium to those with the right credentials.
Foote Partners tracks IT pay and the premiums paid for 1101 tech skills. In its recently issued report, the firm found that when premiums are paid, they average 9.6% of base pay.
Many of those premiums go to those …
Interest Growing for Remote IT JobsRead the rest of this entry »
The COVID business slowdown is having a profound impact on the hiring environment for IT professionals.
Employers are finding it easier to hire the kind of tech talent that just a year ago wouldn’t even open their emails.
Job board Indeed says that since the beginning of the COVID shutdown, interest in tech jobs – as measured by the number of clicks each received -- is on the rise. At …
Worried Tech Workers Are Thinking About RelocatingRead the rest of this entry »
The pandemic shutdown has made relocating an easier decision for IT professionals living in the increasingly more expensive tech hubs of the nation.
With 61% of tech employees now working fully remotely because of COVID-19, a survey by .Tech Domains found the
vast majority of tech talent living within 30 miles of large tech centers are thinking of moving. Some already have.
“As Covid-19 accelerates remote work environments for the …
To Tech Pros Everywhere: We Are Grateful!Read the rest of this entry »
You’re reading this because all over the world IT professionals are at work keeping the internet’s vast array of routers, servers, switches and other equipment functioning.
Unless you work for a telecom or one of the organizations that plays a role in keeping the internet operating, chances are you’ll never meet these network engineers and system administrators.
But you know the guy or gal who fixes your computer problems when …
Get Ready for the Cybersecurity GamesRead the rest of this entry »
What’s the No. 1 ranked college in the National Cyber League?
Hint: It’s not a school you’ve likely heard of unless you live in California or you’ve competed in the NCL competition.
It’s Chico State, officially, California State University – Chico. For three semesters – the last two consecutive -- the university in the far northern part of the state has come in at the top of the Cyber Power …