The Secret to a Well Paid Flex Job? STEM and HealthcareRead the rest of this entry »
FlexJobs has come out with a list of a dozen jobs that offer flexible work options like remote work, flexible and part-time scheduling or freelancing. Sounds good? Here's the icing: 10 out the 12 pay well above the national average.
Ready to go job hunting? There's a catch: You need a degree and professional training to snag one of the big money jobs. And we're not at all convinced just …
The Myth of the Million Dollar Data ScientistsRead the rest of this entry »
By any measure, data scientists earn a good living. Glassdoor puts their average pay at $120,495. The average bonus or additional comp averages $11,742.
But at hedge funds, those numbers don't even come close to what exceptionally skilled data scientists can earn.
Speaking at a conference last spring, an industry recruiting specialist said it's possible for a PhD data professional to earn a million dollar payday. Few do, he admitted. …
IBM Says Its Apple Users Are More Productive and Stay LongerRead the rest of this entry »
Can an Apple computer make you a better worker? Surprisingly yes, says IBM
Last week at the Jamf Nation User Conference, a meeting of Apple IT administrators, IBM's CIO presented the findings of a somewhat unusual study of the performance of Apple and Windows users in the company. As reported on Computerworld, CIO Fletcher Previn said Mac users are more likely to exceed performance expectations and stay with IBM longer …
Most In-Demand Programming LanguagesRead the rest of this entry »
Python is the programming language most in demand by employers, according to an analysis of job listings by IEEE.
Close behind, says the professional association for tech workers, are Java and C. The three received IEEE scores of 96 or better. The next closest language was C++ scoring 85.7.
IEEE Spectrum, the online magazine of the organization, analyzed 11 metrics from 8 sources to come up with a variety …
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 …
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 non-acute …
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 …
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 rule about …
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 …