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As technology plays a larger role in almost every business function, and the variety of systems continues to expand, IT professionals are no longer relegated to silos and the basement offices of yore. Now, they take active roles in larger teams, sometimes outside of the IT department, and often perform multiple functions. Tech pro culture… Read more »

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When people think of the tech industry, their minds often focus on Silicon Valley. But, in a recent Forbes survey, Atlanta actually came in third in a list of five cities expected to become technology hotbeds, and the industry is gaining a strong foothold in the city. With that in mind, here’s a look at… Read more »

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In today’s business world, principal data architects are often well compensated for their skills. Usually, they have to be subject matter experts and also possess the ability to lead a team of data architects and certain other specialties, like software developers. Additionally, they are generally responsible for handling multiple projects simultaneously, at times using innovative… Read more »

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According to IDC, the number of remote workers will grow to 105 million by 2020. As more companies embrace mobile workforces, a unique paradigm shift is being created. Remote employees often have different needs and desires when compared to staff members in the office, and creating a culture that supports them is a must if… Read more »

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In today’s business world, one of the biggest challenges companies face involves the recruitment and retention of top tech talent. With demand far exceeding the available supply, businesses are having to reevaluate certain parts of their hiring processes as well as closely examine the compensation they offer. Attracting the best and brightest IT professionals isn’t… Read more »

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Let’s face facts: everyone gets a little anxious at work from time to time. But, if the sensation isn’t fleeting, it can be hard to deal with the pressure associated with stressful tech projects. Chronic anxiety about work can affect your ability to concentrate and leave you worrying about tasks and deadlines 24/7. When left… Read more »

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Typically, when people hear the word “hacking,” they tend to focus on the negative connotations surrounding the concept. But, with the risk of high-profile criminal hacking incidents, the demand for ethical (or “white hat”) hackers is actually increasing. Here’s what you need to know. The Hiring of Ethical Hackers Even with new headlines appearing on… Read more »

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With its range of well-established and startup companies, Atlanta has become one of the top tech cities in the country, and the number of available positions continues to rise. But not every job in the larger IT field receives the same number of applications as others, and those with fewer applicants may indicate which skills… Read more »

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Tech pros have numerous options that can help them advance their career. Traditional methods, like gaining experience and furthering one’s education, are always on the table, but IT workers can also benefit from a range or certifications that demonstrate their competency in specific areas. Typically, it’s hard to decide with certificate options are right for… Read more »

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Slack has become a favorite communication platform among start-ups and smaller companies. However, they have yet to pull in many larger scale clients. Currently, Slack is working to raise another $500 million in funding, and that could signal big changes ahead. Their current valuation is also strong, showing just how popular the solution is throughout… Read more »