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Is IT Underappreciated? See The IT Workplace Issues That Made Survey Respondents Say Yes

it-workplace-issuesThere are plenty of IT workplace issues that can cause stress for professionals every day.

Juggling multiple projects at once, creating short-term solutions to fix pop-up issues, training employees who just don’t get it and feeling let down when those same employees fail to follow the rules.

Those are all IT Workplace issues that can make a professional question why they went into IT in the first place – and if they are truly making an impact on their organizations.

A survey released by Kensington in the UK detailed some of the common barriers and frustrations IT professionals deal with on a daily basis – leading many to believe their work is underappreciated.

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App Development Lessons Learned From Pokemon GO

pokemon goFour Ways to Develop a Better Mobile Application

Augmented reality and millennial nostalgia have quickly helped make Pokémon Go the most popular game in mobile history.

Released in the United States on July 6, Pokémon Go allows players to explore the real world in a quest to be the very best Pokémon trainer.

Pokémon Go has become a huge hit with more than just those who grew up with the Game Boy cartridges, trading cards and animated show. With over 25,000,000 users in the United States playing the game per day, the app has seen retention rates more than twice the mobile app industry standard.

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Hidden Features in Windows 10 You Should Be Using

windows-10-hidden-featuresAlmost a year ago, Microsoft released its latest operating system, Windows 10. Microsoft OS users have slowly been updating from 8.1 to 10 (yes, Microsoft skipped Windows 9, in case you were wondering). This update has been free for the past year, but they’re ending that offer in a week on July 29th—so update now if you haven’t already!

The last time Microsoft released a major OS update, users got a little frustrated. There were some really big changes in layout and design, which made it unfamiliar. To avoid that problem this time around, Microsoft kept all the familiar features out in the open, and some of the new changes a little more hidden so users wouldn’t get lost maneuvering the new OS.

There’s plenty of features in Windows 10 that a lot of users still don’t know about. In this article, we’ll share five of them (which are actually quite easy to access and change) so you can use Windows 10 like a pro.

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Apple’s New iOS 10 Provides More Enhancements, Better Functionality


The beta version of Apple’s iOS 10 operating system has been made available to programmers and app developers. Targeted for public release this fall the system is touted as Apple’s biggest overhaul since the launch of iOS 7.


Though some believe it is more of slight upgrade than a major redesign, it offers users many enhancements and significant improvements in functionality.


On first glance iOS 10 offers... The beta version of Apple’s iOS 10 operating system has been made available to programmers and app developers. Targeted for public release this fall the system is touted as Apple’s biggest overhaul since the launch of iOS 7. 



Though some believe it is more of slight upgrade than a major redesign, it offers users many enhancements and significant improvements in functionality.


On first glance iOS 10 offers...


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From Working on Networks to Networking: IT Networking Tips for Network Pros

IT professionals don’t always have the reputation of being extroverts.

Whether you’re generally friendly and love to chat around the water cooler or are some mystery man who begrudgingly fixes everything that breaks in the office, networking is a necessity for any professional-level employee in any industry.

As it goes, there are “six degrees of separation” connecting you to everyone else in the world. Whether you are looking for a new IT job now, are open to better opportunities down the road or are happy with your current situation and never see yourself going anywhere else, it’s always a good idea to make connections with other like-minded individuals.

IT is a unique field because technical skills and brains are always in high demand. Networking is rarely a requirement to land that perfect job. However, a little bit of conversation with other people whose day-to-day closely resembles yours can give you more of a competitive edge and provide additional emotional satisfaction.

Here are three big ways IT pros can become better networkers. 

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