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Good Interview Techniques: Treat Employers Like Potential Clients

Geneva Technical Services

There is a faction among job seekers who are convinced they cannot sell their skills. Reasons vary from person to person (i.e. modesty, inexperience making the sale, etc.), but the end result hurts their job prospects. Employers need to be convinced of a candidate’s merits and good interview techniques that satisfy that criteria help them make the bulwark of their decision.

Why Businesses Using Machine Learning Are Ahead of the Curve

Geneva Technical Services

Not long ago, machine learning was only a reality in laboratory settings, think tanks, or science fiction. The idea of enterprise programs reviewing existing data to gather future insights without explicit instructions seemed grandiose. Now, it’s increasingly commonplace to see businesses using machine learning to get an analytical advantage.

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Want to Increase Employee Retention? Learn from the Best in the Business

Geneva Technical Services

There is such a thing as a healthy employee turnover. Some employees leave because their goals are better served elsewhere. Other employees need to leave because of their negativity, improper conduct, or their sluggish work ethic. However, when employee churn peaks above industry averages, the time to reassess your business culture has arrived. Fortunately, plenty of examples exist to help you when increasing employee retention strategies.

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Unplugging for the Holidays: How to Boost Employee Productivity

Geneva Technical Services

Imagine this scene: Your employees’ family and friends gather around their dinner table. Food is steaming. A savory smell wafts across the table. Almost everyone seems to be relaxed and carefree. But your employees are too distracted to enjoy that moment. Their work phone is blowing up. Notifications about project updates. Reminders of impending deadlines. Internal reports that could have waited to be sent.

Internet Explorer is Dead: Time for Legacy System Modernization

Geneva Technical Services

Microsoft has pulled the plug on their flagship web browser. As of mid-January, Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10 have been permanently retired. No more patches and no more support. Whatever the goal (shedding a persistent stigma, cutting maintenance/support costs, etc.), Microsoft will be dumping their legacy system in favor of an all new browser: Microsoft Edge. And for any business that is reluctant to embrace legacy system modernization, this significant change should be a wakeup call.

Hiring IT Security Professionals? It’s Time to Set a Bug Bounty

Geneva Technical Services

Did you ever imagine you’d be asking people to hack your website or app? It’s not so uncommon. Google and Uber do it and eliminate vulnerabilities before cybercriminals can hijack their vital products and systems. The practice, known as a bug bounty program, uses the ethical hacking community as an economical squad of mercenary cyber professionals. But what about those companies that still want the loyalty and availability of permanent staff ?

Future-Proofing Your Business with Big Data Analytics

Geneva Technical Services

How do you predict the unpredictable? The constant shift of emerging technology, market innovations, and global volatility puts stable businesses in jeopardy. Best practices lose their edge at faster rates. Often, it’s the very tool stimulating all this change that prevents companies from going under: big data analytics. Industry leaders have talked about big data for so long that it’s verged into buzzword territory.

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Not Finding Tech Talent? 4 Hiring Strategies Can Uncover Amazing Candidates

Geneva Technical Services

Want to know the definition of madness? It’s attempting to solve the same challenges over and over again using identical strategies. Hiring is no different. Finding tech talent takes more than scouring job boards and tearing apart LinkedIn in search of outstanding candidates. Often, the most competitive tech professionals come from unexpected sources and are hired by companies intrepid enough to look beyond their normal haunts.

Want to Upgrade Your Career? Try Joining Open Source Projects

Geneva Technical Services

IT professionals are more than the sum of their technical skills. Face-to-face, good interview techniques help employers see that reality. Yet the full scope of candidates’ interpersonal skills often get overlooked in a resume’s formulaic language. That is, unless job seekers provide concrete examples. We find that joining open source projects, for example, does more than pass the time: they make resumes even more persuasive to businesses.

How to Tell If Your Application User Experience Is a Nightmare

Geneva Technical Services

A bad application user experience can be a horror show. Whether customer-facing or strictly internal, an application’s first impression influences all user actions going forward. On the consumer side, 84 percent of end users will abandon a buggy application in two failed attempts to use it or fewer. Though an internal application will not usually be abandoned, it will affect productivity rates company-wide. Either way, a bad UX is bad news. So, what’s the solution?

Geneva Technical Services Renews i.c.stars Sponsorship

Geneva Technical Services

Technical Staffing and Consulting Firm Continues Support of i.c.stars Annual Events and Participates on Leadership Committees. CHICAGO, Illinois – Geneva Technical Services, LLC (GTS), a leading provider of IT staffing services and solutions in the Chicago area, announced their decision to renew their corporate sponsorship of i.c.stars.

Why IT Leads the Pack in Corporate Social Responsibility

Geneva Technical Services

The idea that businesses have a responsibility beyond investors, bottom lines, and customers’ needs is no new concept. What is different about today’s tech industry is the constant feed of data at their disposal. With instantaneous intelligence, their actions are more proactive and allow them to lead the pack with corporate social responsibility.

Using Gamification to Engage Employees and Unlock Their Potential

Geneva Technical Services

The science behind motivation is reshaping the way we engage employees. Gamification has crept into the big picture management conversation, suggesting the use of game mechanics as a way of fostering resiliency and drive in the workforce. Yet the process is a lot more than fun and games. Using gamification to engage employees takes clear strategies and an understanding of how game mechanics motivates people to take action.

How Data Analysis is Changing Healthcare IT Solutions

Geneva Technical Services

What good is a resource outside of your reach? Healthcare providers and payers everywhere face this dilemma as their data accumulates without the right means of full interpretation. In response, a new generation of analytics platforms and healthcare IT solutions are being rolled out to capitalize on untapped data. What is being done is stunning and promises to alter the healthcare industry immediately. Greater Accuracy with Life-Saving Diagnostic.

Fahrenheit IT Acquires Halo Group and Geneva Technical Services (GTS)

Geneva Technical Services

Fahrenheit IT Staffing and Consulting, a division of Global Employment Solutions and one of the nation’s fastest growing IT staffing companies, announced today its acquisition of Halo Group, a major Midwest IT staffing and consulting firm, and its affiliates Sonoma Consulting and Geneva Technical Services. With the acquisition, Fahrenheit IT will further expand into the Midwest as well as strengthen its presence in the major IT staffing markets of Dallas and Atlanta. “We’re

Geneva Technical Services Poised for Business Success in Atlanta

Geneva Technical Services

Geneva Technical Services, a leading provider of IT staffing services and solutions, is building a foundation to duplicate its Chicago market success in Atlanta, GA. With firm leadership, a steadily expanding team, and a proven business strategy, GTS Atlanta is poised to reproduce similar results for clients, candidates, and business partners throughout the region. Over the last five years, Geneva Technical Services has grown business in its Chicago office by over 300%.

What You Need to Know When Hiring for the Cloud

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Cloud computing is one of the biggest enterprise innovations in recent years. Gartner contends that businesses looking to remain relevant need to prioritize it as a front-line strategy. To prevent your business from hiring subpar talent, keep the following facts about cloud computing in mind. Cloud Computing Earns Big Bucks. Recent surveys show that cloud computing expertise can elevate a person’s wages.

"We are more successful onboarding new technology versus maturing it" - And five things CIO must do to drive digital platforms

Social, Agile and Transformation

I was speaking with a few CIOs at the SINC USA West conference in Scottsdale late last year on the state of managing digital technology in their organizations. One CIO told me, "We are more successful onboarding new technology versus maturing it." Here's the logic behind his thinking and why this is a real issue for organizations investing in digital platforms When a new technology is. cio cmo digital transformation innovation organizational change

Main Street Cybersecurity: 10 Cost Effective Strategies for confronting Ransomware

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As we usher in the new year of 2018, we are confronted with an ever-expanding network-borne threat landscape especially from ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software which is used by malicious actors to encrypt systems or data. When the ransom is paid the key is in some cases provided to unlock the data. […].

The Top Technology Trends To Watch: 2018-2020

Forrester IT

I’m excited to announce we just published our 2017 edition of Forrester’s top technology trends to watch. This report continues to be one of our most popular reports, and I’m privileged to lead it every other year.

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Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerability Fixes Have Started, But Don't Solve Everything

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Meltdown and Spectre Fixes Arrive—But Don't Solve Everything. Security

White House Staffers Can't Use Personal Smartphones Anymore, and More Security News This Week

The Investing Edge

Meltdown and Spectre, dossier drama, and more of the week's top security news. Security

Lack of cloud skills and training begin to take a toll

David Linthicum

According to a recent report by cloud and datcenter vendor Rackspace, “Nearly three quarters of IT decision-makers (71 percent) believe their organizations have lost revenue due to a lack of cloud expertise. On average, this accounts for 5 percent of total global revenue, or $258,188,279 per organization.” That’s a pretty good hunk of cheddar! This is a real issue and it’s starting to get noticed by enterprises leadership, and even by the stockholders. What is cloud computing?

Does Your Channel Run In A Silo?

Forrester IT

I have spent my entire career in the channel. With 75% of world trade flowing through indirect channels according to the World Trade Organization, I’m always interested in seeing how businesses organize, manage, and execute their partner and alliance programs.

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Managing Your Hybrid Cloud

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock Runaway cloud computing cost may be causing an information technology industry crisis. Expanding requirements, extended transition schedules and misleading marketplace hype have made “Transformation” a dirty word.

Move Big Data To The Public Cloud With An Insight PaaS

Forrester IT

In five years you’ll be using Insight PaaS for big data in the public cloud. On-premise won’t be an option. Here is why. Cloud Is The Hottest Market For Big Data Technology The shift to the cloud for big data is on.

Getting started with a career in Cyber Security and Information Security

Doctor Chaos

The Information Security Profession – Where do I Start? I am often asked by individuals to provide advice or guidance on how to get started in the field of information security.

Smartphones are dead. Long live smartphones!

Forrester IT

This week, Google announced the acquisition of key HTC assets. This will give them some of the hardware technology expertise, the design skills and the experience in smartphone retail distribution they badly need.

20-Year Predictions

Forrester IT

At a client dinner last week in Amsterdam we turned from talking digital transformation and customer experience to a more future-oriented topic: What’s going to happen in the next 20 years?

Digital Transformation Driven by ITaaS

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock When executing an effective digital transformation strategy, management is tasked with placing the right workload into the most appropriate IT environment.

5 Cybersecurity Need-to-Knows When Preventing Expensive Data Breaches

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Carol M. Evenson. Security breaches can happen to any organization. As more and more companies utilize mobile technology to access and connect with resources the threat of a security breach increases exponentially.

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What Exactly The Heck Are Prescriptive Analytics?

Forrester IT

Prescriptive analytics is about using data and analytics to improve decisions and therefore the effectiveness of actions. Isn't that what all analytics should be about?

Understanding Cloud Computing for Your Business

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Carol M. Evenson. Over the last decade, cloud computing has gone from being a buzzword to an essential component of web technology.