Celebrate IT Pro Day By TrainingRead the rest of this entry »
Today, for IT Pro Day you could order in pizza and sandwiches to recognize the work they do. Or you could really go all out to celebrate hosting lunch and committing to give your team the time they need -- and a survey says they want -- to freshen up their skills and learn new ones.
A survey commissioned by IT management software provider SolarWinds specifically for IT Professionals Day says a ...
Uninspired? Get Help From InspiroBotRead the rest of this entry »
Feeling uninspired? Lacking in creativity? There's no shortage of self-help advice to get you going again: take a walk; write out how you're feeling in longhand; meditate; do yoga; exercise; take a nap.
Or you could just turn to InspiroBot.
In seconds you'll have snapped back, attempting to deduce the meaning of such inspirations as:
- "If we can't understand the macarena, what is there left to understand?"
- "A wish ...
Security, Privacy Are Healthcare's Top IT PrioritiesRead the rest of this entry »
Just as with the national economy, technological advances, competitive market forces, the demand for new skills, and engagement, job satisfaction and worker stress are challenging the healthcare industry, forcing it to rethink practically every aspect of how it does business.
But, as the recent U.S. Leadership and Workforce Survey from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society reports, there are significant differences how organizations prioritize those issues. "Hospitals and ...
No Oversaturation Of Junior Developers Says Bootcamp PromoterRead the rest of this entry »
As the demand for software developers continues to rise and companies have loosened their hiring to accept candidates without a college degree, coding bootcamps have grown in popularity. That's give risen to speculation that in some areas, the number of newly minted coders exceeds the entry-level tech jobs available.
Not so says, Course Report, a bootcamp directory and information service.
In New York City, one of the largest and fastest ...
8/2(2+2)=?Read the rest of this entry »
Here's a simple math question that befuddled the Twitterverse last week: 8/2(2+2)=?
If you came up with 1, you did the addition first, then multiplied the result by two before finally dividing. And you are wrong.
The correct answer is 16. Why? Well, because Cornell math professor Steven Strogatz says so in The New York Times. And because of PEMDAS.
Remember PEMDAS from junior high? It's the ...
Can't Grasp Blockchain? BlocKit Can HelpRead the rest of this entry »
Even for IT professionals, blockchain is a technology that can be difficult to comprehend.
Best known as the internet infrastructure for Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies, blockchain is an independent technology that simplifies transactions among two or more parties, eliminating the need for a central repository to facilitate the process and manage the bookkeeping. Because of the way it is designed, a transaction is recorded in thousands of places simultaneously, which ...
Your Trade Show Swag Could Be a Data GrabRead the rest of this entry »
Who doesn't love trade show swag? We've scored those balls that light up and blink when bounced and pens that write in different colors. The kids loved them.
The best was a huge houseplant some vendor was giving away because they couldn't take it on the plane with them.
The most useful stuff - besides an umbrella at a rainy show in Atlanta - has always been the flash drives. The first ...
Business Smarts More Important for Blockchain JobsRead the rest of this entry »
With all the blockchain hype driving business curiosity as to how the secure ledger might be useful, companies are recruiting technologists with skills in the area. But what are those skills?
Just in time, consulting firm KPMG has come to the rescue with a report detailing some necessary skills and, fortunately, blockchain experience isn't the most important. We say fortunately only because so few IT professionals have experience in the ...
Common Language Blockchain Initiative AnnouncedRead the rest of this entry »
As blockchain technology pushes ever more rapidly into the mainstream, one of its challenges is the growing number of platforms. This week, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance announced the formation of a Token Taxonomy Initiative to "define a token in non-technical and cross-industry terms using real-world, everyday analogies so that anyone can understand them."
Nevermind what a token is (here's a simple primer if you want some basics). It's enough ...
Pay and Slow Hiring Are Top Barriers For Tech ManagersRead the rest of this entry »
When it comes to hiring tech talent, salary and a slow hiring process are the top two barriers, say tech leaders.
A survey of some 2,800 IT decision makers in 28 leading markets found just about a quarter of them agreeing their compensation isn't as good as what candidates can get from their competitors. Almost as many -- 22% -- complained that the time it takes to make an offer is ...