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Good Interview Techniques: Treat Employers Like Potential Clients

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Using Gamification to Engage Employees and Unlock Their Potential

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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.

Why IT Leads the Pack in Corporate Social Responsibility

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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.

How Data Analysis is Changing Healthcare IT Solutions

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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.

Geneva Technical Services Poised for Business Success in Atlanta

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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.

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.

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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American Airlines Adopts Public Cloud Computing

Cloud Musings

Did you know that the reservations systems of the biggest carriers mostly run on a specialized IBM operating system known as Transaction Processing Facility (TPF). Designed by IBM in the 1960’s it was designed to process a large numbers of transactions quickly.

TPM Readiness Verification

Mick's IT Blog

A while back, I posted a PowerShell script that verified if the TPM was ready for BitLocker to be applied in a build. Recently, the script stopped working. I decided to decipher the code I had borrowed to make the script work.

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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.

MDT Windows Updates Build Report

Mick's IT Blog

I found it nice to be able to get a clean, filtered report on what Windows updates got installed during the build process. This allows me to inject those updates into the MDT Packages so they get injected into the image before it is laid down to speed the process up.

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Crisis Response Using Cloud Computing

Cloud Musings

Cloud computing is more than servers and storage. In a crisis situation it can actually be a lifesaver.

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36 Shades of Hybrid IT

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock Everyone has heard of the 50 Shades of Grey. But do you know the “36 Shades of Hybrid IT”? These shades are a new way of describing the 36 point solutions across a hybrid 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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Local Administrators Automated Reporting Tool

Mick's IT Blog

Back in November 2016, I posted the blog entry on reporting local administrators on machines. That script is deployed to machines via an SCCM package that reports the local administrators back to SCCM to be able to be queried into a report.

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Understanding Cloud Computing for Your Business

CTOvision

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

Windows Server 2016 – What’s New for Web Servers with IIS 10

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Windows Server 2016 includes a new version of Internet Information Server IIS – in this episode we will reveal all of the great new features and performance enhancements included so that you can understand how this may affect your deployment decisions with Windows Server 2016.

Both Sides of Enterprise Mobility

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock Enterprise mobility has become table stakes in the world of business. The ability to access current information at any time, from anywhere, on any device has really become a cliché.

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How Your Small Business Can Begin To Use Big Data

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While big data can seem like an intimidating term when you are running a small business, it can be a very useful tool to drive your business’s success. Big data, as a term, encompasses many sources of information, some of which you may already use. Big data has many benefits to offer you, from a […]. Big Data CTO News

Business Chatbots Taking Over

Cloud Musings

Chat apps characteristics make them very appealing to businesses and marketers. Prominent ones include their size, user retention, usage rates, and user demographics. In fact, the combined user base of the top four chat apps is larger than that of the top four social networks.

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10 New Information Security Roles for the Digitization Era

CEB IT

High demand and a limited pool of people with the right skills and experience make information security staffing a perennial challenge. Further complicating things is the fact that information security teams have not yet adapted to their changing role in digitizing companies.

8 Major Problems Healthcare CIOs are Facing

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The role of CIOs is increasingly changing as the business technology undergoes a major shift, making them face a difficult task of incorporating new technology while still retaining ethical standards of the healthcare industry. Below are some of the major challenges faced by CIOs in their efforts of implementing new technology. Security and Privacy While […]. Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security Health IT News CIOs healthcare