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From the category archives: Technology Careers

Learn how to land your dream career in IT, research industry trends and get our thoughts on the IT industry as a whole in our technology careers blog archives. Read all of our career posts below.

Making the Most of IT Time Management

In the traditional office environment, something is always on fire.

Not in the literal sense, but when an IT professional plans out their work day, more often than not, their initial game plan gets derailed by hectic occurrences we have learned to expect and adjust to.

IT time management is hard. You’re busy planning a hardware refresh schedule, but an employee alerts you of a virus on their machine. Later in the day, you learn from HR that a new marketing person is starting tomorrow and you need to set up their workstation. Oh, by the way, you also have to suspend access for the sales guy who just quit. Time management strategies become crucial for IT professionals, as to not lose anything in the shuffle.

 

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Gender Diversity in Tech Getting Worse

It’s no secret that the technology sector lacks gender diversity and that the gender gap in tech has been a problem for quite some time. There have never been enough women in IT, and according to a recent Op/Ed article in the LA Times, it’s becoming worse.

Take Microsoft for example. In January, the company released its own diversity stats, and they don’t paint a pretty picture about women in IT at the company. 76% of the company’s workforce is male, while only 24% are female. At the management level, 88% of Microsoft executives are male.

The good thing is women are beginning to become more interested in pursuing degrees in computer technology again thanks to society realizing this is an issue largely due to the actions of non-profit groups like Girls in Tech in raising awareness of the gender disparity. In addition, many universities have begun to encourage women to get involved in these lesser-pursued majors in recent years.

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When It Comes to your IT Guy Don’t Settle for a Jack of All Trades

Is your IT person a jack of all trades but a master of none of them?

Kevin Banks, Virtual Chief Information Officer (VCIO) with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss the mistakes business owners make by entrusting anything and everything related to technology to just one person.

Many companies make the mistake of...

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The Future of IT Jobs Looks Great. Do You Have What It Takes?

careers in information technologyCareers in information technology are growing at a faster pace than most other industries. Being a geek wasn't always glamorous, but after high school, the advantages of geekdom start to flourish. You got into a good college. You learned to grasp how things operate from a technical standpoint. In your mind, you qualify for top IT jobs and decide to enter the industry.

Great timing. The future of IT jobs is bright. In fact, 59% of information technology employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees this summer, an 8% increase from this time last year.

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So You’re the IT Guy? Juggling IT & Being the CFO

Have you been hired to serve as your company’s CFO but find you are spending 20 hours per week overseeing the firm’s technology operations?

Marc Arbesman, CIO of ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss the potential problems involved with assigning this task to a non-IT professional.

He indicated that CFOs or controllers have a history of overseeing a company’s IT since the first computer applications were accounting based software packages. However times have changed.
 

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