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      Forecast for fewer new jobs in 2016 than 2015 and 2014

      February 8th, 2016

      Forecast for fewer new jobs in 2016 than 2015 and 2014

      Hiring has slowed for the last several months, as a result Janco has just issued a forecast for the number of new IT jobs the US will see over 100,000 new IT jobs in 2016.

      IT Job Market Forecast

      Janco reported that the BLS revised it data so that only 113,000 new IT jobs were created in 2015 and 2014.  That data adjustment by the BLS magnifies the slowing in new IT job creation.

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      CIO's productivity is the key to success and compensation

      January 22nd, 2016

      CIO's productivity is the key to success and compensation

      For CIO's productivitgy the organizational structure must support the goals of the organization and be consistent with its culture and capabilities. Well-defined reporting structures are based on the IT and business direction; take into account organizational barriers; and consider the effect of combining or separating the functions that are targeted for change.

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      IT Job Descriptions

      January 8th, 2016

      IT Job Descriptions

      The Internet and IT Position Description HandiGuide has just been released.  The 2016 Edition includes 273 FULL JOB DESCRIPTIONS.  They have all been updated to meet the latest mandated requirements, BYOD support and a full set of Enterprise Resource Planning positions.  New in the 2016 edition are the following:

      • Updated job descriptions to meet compliance requirements
      • Updated Employee Termination Form to include BYOD and Personal Computer data removal
      • Added 3 job descriptions; Manager IoT; Manager Green Initiatives; and Android Programmer

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      What factors need to be considered in a disaster recovery plan

      December 16th, 2015

      What factors need to be considered in a disaster recovery plan

      Disaster Recovery TemplateJanco Associates has developed a data recovery plan template that businesses can use to build their own plan together with guidance on what needs to be included.  Janco recommends that any plan should take into account the following:

      • IT services: Which business processes are supported by which systems? What are the risks?
      • People: Who are the stakeholders, on both the business and IT side, in a given DR process?
      • Suppliers: Which external suppliers would you need to contact in the event of an IT outage? Your data recovery provider, for example.
      • Locations: Where will you work if your normal premises are rendered inaccessible?
      • Testing: How will you test the DR plan?
      • Training: What training and documentation will be provided to end users?

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      CIOs continue to spend more on security

      November 25th, 2015

      CIOs continue to spend more on security

      Security ManualCorporate spending on IT security reached a record $81 billion in 2015. This represents an 8% increase, and it’s predicted to increase another 8% in 2016. With an accelerated increase in spending on cybersecurity you would think companies are winning the battle against cybercriminals – but they’re not. Virus infections, network penetrations, and data breaches continue at alarming rates, and with greater consequence.

      One key component is Janco's Security Manual Template see http://www.e-janco.com/Security.htm.

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