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 …
IT Job Outlook Is ImprovingRead the rest of this entry »
The job outlook for IT professionals is looking up, especially for those looking to work remotely.
LinkedIn says half of the top 10 remote jobs posted on its site are for developers and software engineers. In fact, tech jobs dominate the top of the list, holding four of the five spots. The only non-tech job among the top five is for account managers.
Even among all jobs – remote, in-person, …
Why Is the Cybersecurity Gap Growing?Read the rest of this entry »
In 2016 Cisco estimated there were a million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide. Last November, (ISC)2, the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, said the world was short 4 million cybersecurity professionals.
Why has the gap widened?
Dice.com, the tech careers site, says the reasons are numerous. Two, though, stand out, Dice says in a recent post:
- “Many cybersecurity workers feel constrained by a lack of career development and training offered …
The IT Job That Troubleshoots Before There's TroubleRead the rest of this entry »
When the sick at Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital got worse despite the efforts of a team of specialists, the call went out for Dr. Gregory House.
When a new app or program fails to work the way it’s supposed to, that’s when you call in a solutions architect.
Like Dr. House, a solutions architect solves problems others can’t -- without the acerbic personality of the TV doctor.
But unlike …
Tech Writers Code In EnglishRead the rest of this entry »
There’s a tech job that pays well, is growing fast and is in such demand that it’s taking employers weeks to fill an opening.
And it typically doesn’t require knowing any language besides English.
With the number of devices and applications mushrooming and their capabilities increasing just as rapidly, explaining to users how to make everything work is the job of technical writers. “They’re vital players when the time comes …
Tech Pros with Certifications Earn MoreRead the rest of this entry »
If you’re an IT professional and want to double that raise you got (who doesn’t?) learn a new skill or earn a certification.
That’s what Global Knowledge discovered when it surveyed tech workers around the world. The training firm won’t release its 2020 IT Skills and Salary Report until later this summer, but it gave everyone a preview of some of the key findings. Among them is the financial impact …
Happy SysAdmin Appreciation Day!Read the rest of this entry »
Behind every computer network is a person or a team you may have never met, yet it’s thanks to them that every email you write is sent, every file is there when you need it and every report you print gets printed.
These are the system administrators. They’re the ones who keep the computer system running. They update the programs and make sure the virus protection is still protecting.
AI Chatbots Could Ease Demand on COVID-19 HotlinesRead the rest of this entry »
A solution to overtaxed COVID-19 hotlines could be only a chatbot away.
Researchers from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business found that when callers felt comfortable in the chatbot’s ability they considered the bot at least as good as a human.
"The primary factor driving user response to screening hotlines -- human or chatbot -- is perceptions of the agent's ability," said Alan Dennis, chair of internet systems at …
AI is Creating New Jobs, Changing OthersRead the rest of this entry »
Long before the novel coronavirus caused a tech hiring slowdown, jobs calling for machine learning or AI skills were a hot trend. The pandemic has done nothing to change that.
If anything, COVID-19 is likely to increase the demand for AI professionals, says IDC analyst Ritu Jyoti.
“Because of the pandemic, IDC believes that AI spending and employment will increase among healthcare providers, education, insurance, pharmaceutical companies and federal …