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What to Expect From Millennials in the Workplace

If you decide to hire and train Millennial IT employees, you should be aware of some of the unique challenges involved in managing members of this generation. Millennials are generally defined as those born between 1982 and 2004. One of the biggest mistakes many organizations and CIOs make when hiring Millennial IT employees is not recognizing how different their attitudes toward their jobs... Read More »

Why Securing Privileged Accounts Is a Must

A new study reveals security gaps in how organizations manage and secure their privileged account passwords and network access. “The 2016 State of Privileged Account Management Report” by Thycotic, a provider of privileged account management (PAM), and Cybersecurity Ventures, a research and market intelligence firm. The survey includes responses from 500 IT security professionals... Read More »

Why Good Workers Leave Bad Managers

Many employees do not feel super engaged at work, according to a recent survey from Appirio. The resulting report, titled “The Human Touch for Tech Talent: Employee Retention Could Be as Simple as ‘Thank You,’ ” sheds light on how bad bosses fall short in... Read More »

How to Lose a Good Job Candidate

Do you ever wonder why promising IT job candidates lose interest in joining your department after you've interviewed them? Maybe it's because you've unintentionally given them "the silent treatment," i.e., you waited too long to either give them a status update or make a hiring decision after the... Read More »

How Better Soft Skills Equal Better Pay

A significant share of CIOs say today's tech pros need to improve upon their communications interactions and other soft skills, according to a recent survey from Robert... Read More »

Why IT Departments Lack Diversity Programs

The majority of IT departments and their organizations are doing relatively little to increase workforce diversity, according to a recent survey from... Read More »

IT Spending Expected to Drop in 2016

Overall IT spending is forecast to decline slightly this year compared to IT spending in 2015, according to Gartner. Currency fluctuations primarily account for the anticipated dip, as well as lingering reservations about the global economy in general. In addition, the smartphone market is approaching saturation, Gartner reports, while a slowdown in China’s growth is eroding spending... Read More »

How Ransomware Victimizes Millions

Four percent of Americans, or 13 million people, have been targeted by ransomware, malicious software that blocks access to a computer or computer system until the victim pays a sum of money. Ransomware caused $350 million in damage last year, "living up to its reputation as the most significant menace targeting Internet users and organizations to date," Read More »

Do IT Teams Do Enough to Prevent Problems?

The majority of IT managers' departments are operating in a chaotic state when it comes to IT service delivery, according to a recent survey from TeamQuest and Kelton. The resulting "Read More »

Where Are All the Qualified IT Workers?

With IT emerging as an increasingly essential part of strategic planning within organizations, many companies are planning to expand tech department staffing, according to a recent survey from Robert Half Technology. The resulting "IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report"... Read More »

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